SU20B Introduction to Business Topic 4 Assignment: Business Ethics #Fail

I’m studying for my Business class and need an explanation.


Choose one of the documentaries below. All are freely available for online streaming via the links. Each one tells the story of a major legal and/or ethical violation(s) committed by a U.S. business or businessperson.

After you have viewed the film, answer the questions below.

  1. What laws were broken and/or what breaches of ethics occurred in this situation?
  2. Who was responsible for this violation? What motivated them?
  3. Did business laws change as a result of this situation? If not, do you think a law should be changed or created? Explain.

Type your answers in a Word document of 1-2 pages double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font.

Submit this assignment to the dropbox “Topic 4 Assignment: Business Ethics #Fails.” (You can find this dropbox by clicking the “next” arrow at the top right of your screen.) This assignment is worth 50 points and will be graded according to the scoring guide below.


Rating Scale
10-9 Work meets or exceeds criterion at a high level of competence.
8 Work reflects an understanding of criterion with minor misunderstandings/misconceptions.
7 Criterion partially met, but one or more important concepts/skills are missing or flawed.
6 Work reflects an attempt to meet criterion, but significant misunderstandings/misconceptions are apparent.
5-0 Criterion not met or work is absent.
1. Paper describes the laws that were broken and/or breaches of ethics that occurred in this situation.
2. Paper assigns responsibility for the violation, analyzing motivations of the major actors.
3. Paper explains how business law changed (or should change) as a result of this situation.
4. Paper is 1-2 pages double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point or similar font.
5. Work is free of major spelling or grammatical errors that would prevent understanding content.


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