Module 5: Legal Environment
Discussion: They Don't Sue Dog-Treat Companies, Do They?
General Discussion InstructionsIn order to prepare for this assignment, READ the information contained in the document “Salty Pawz Background.”
You are required to post to this discussion THREE TIMES, on THREE DIFFERENT DAYS. Please refer to the Discussion Grading Rubric for details regarding how your performance will be assessed. NOTE: Please be certain to read the entire discussion assignment since in some cases there is more than one question you need to discuss, respond to, or address. Be sure that you have answered the entire question!
Post 1: Initial PostThis posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph and a maximum of two paragraphs. Word totals for this post should be in the 100–200-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate.
ScenarioWanda is horrified when she sees a news report that some dog treats have been recalled because they have caused some dogs to get sick and even die. Wanda is very careful about her ingredients and uses only chicken, lamb, and bison that come from sustainable farms. Still, these headlines make her nervous. What if her dog treats make someone’s dog sick? What if a batch of her Chicken Cuties is somehow contaminated and a dog dies from eating them?
For DiscussionWanda comes to you for advice, not as an attorney, but as someone who knows about the legal environment in business regarding her potential liability.
- What kind of legal exposure does Wanda have, and how can she protect herself against lawsuits?
- How much responsibility do you believe companies should have for the safety of their products?
Posts 2 and 3: Respond to Classmates’ Posts
InstructionsAfter you have created your initial post, look over the discussion posts of your classmates and give at least two thoughtful responses to two different classmates (one per classmate) as outlined in the Discussion Grading Rubric.
A response posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph. Word totals for these posts should be in the 75–100-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate. The goal of your response posts is to extend discussions already taking place or pose new possibilities or opinions not previously voiced. Your goal should be to motivate the group discussion and present a creative approach to the topic.