bul3130 critical legal thinking case study 4

Roger is a director of a major car manufacturer. This is one of the few remaining car companies yet to introduce a sport utility vehicle. Roger convinces the board to investigate forming a new division to design, build, and market a sport utility vehicle. Roger also convinces the board that the first sport utility vehicle that the division introduces should be the largest yet sold to the general public.

The board set up a committee to do some research, and this committee hired a marketing consulting firm. The committee and the consulting firm both had a few reservations about such a large vehicle, but the data showed that the market could most likely support it. After much discussion, the board of directors voted in favor of creating the new division and the huge sport utility vehicle as its first product. The vote was 9 to 6 in favor of the plan.

Shortly before this vehicle was introduced, there was a major oil supply disruption that caused the price of crude oil to nearly triple. Few purchasers were found for the huge new sport utility vehicle and the company lost considerable money.

A shareholder files suit against Roger claiming he violated his duty to the corporation by convincing the board to build and market the large SUV.

Discuss Roger’s duties as a director and any defenses he has to the lawsuit using the format found in the Example CLTCA Submission with APA Format..

Rubric

Critical Legal Thinking Case Study Rubric (4)

Critical Legal Thinking Case Study Rubric (4)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRecognize the applicable areas of law

12.5 to >11.24 pts

Excellent

Correctly states each area of applicable law

11.24 to >9.99 pts

Good

Correctly states all but one area of applicable law

9.99 to >8.74 pts

Average

Correctly states most of the areas of applicable law

8.74 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Misstates the areas of applicable law

12.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentify the key facts

25.0 to >22.49 pts

Excellent

Correctly states each element or principle of law

22.49 to >19.99 pts

Good

Correctly states most of the elements or principles of law

19.99 to >17.49 pts

Average

Correctly states some of the elements or principles of law

17.49 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Correctly states only a few of the element or principles of law

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApply the law to the facts to support an argument

25.0 to >22.49 pts

Excellent

Correctly identifies each of the key facts

22.49 to >19.99 pts

Good

Correctly identifies most of the key facts

19.99 to >17.49 pts

Average

Correctly identifies some of the key facts

17.49 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Correctly identifies only a few of the key facts

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApply the law to the facts to support a counterargument

25.0 to >22.49 pts

Excellent

States a decision that resolves the issue, supported by application of the elements or principles of law to the facts

22.49 to >19.99 pts

Good

States a decision that resolves the issue, but fails to fully support it by application of the elements or principles of law to the facts

19.99 to >17.49 pts

Average

States a decision that resolves the issue, but fails to support it by application of the elements or principles of law to the facts

17.49 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Fails to state a decision that resolves the issue

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Format; Organization; and grammar, punctuation, and spelling

12.5 to >11.24 pts

Excellent

Good, logical organization with no errors

11.24 to >9.99 pts

Good

Good, logical organization with only one or two errors

9.99 to >8.74 pts

Average

Good, logical organization with several errors

8.74 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Confusing organization, or numerous errors

12.5 pts

Total Points: 100.0

We are covering Chapters 19 and 20 of our textbook – Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for Business by Constance E. Bagley (9Ed.). We are encouraged to use any peer reviewed references.