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  • One Of His Novel Gibson
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    Around the late 1970's and the early 1980's a new genre of fiction was beginning to emerge. A derivative of science fiction, cyberpunk was a fresh new addition to what was primarily American literature. One of the pioneers of this new niche was William Gibson. In 1984 William Gibson's first novel was printed. Neuromancer went on to win the Nebula, Hugo and Philip K. Dick awards, all are high honors amongst science fiction novelists. It was a rare feat for one book to win all three awards. Neurom...
  • Whistle Alderson
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    Because of certain events and media scandals that have surrounded the business community a former forgotten kind of employees has regained importance they are called the whistle blowers. Their importance has reached such tremendous heights that they were named in Time magazine's 2002 Persons of the year because of their crucial involvement in the Enron case and many others that followed after that. The dictionary definition states that whistle blower as "One who reveals something covert or infor...
  • Report On Waukegan Harbor
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    6 Sep., 1996 What Really is at the Bottom of our Lakes In the article Sludge William Ashworth points out that with the success of economic growth, the cost is often the environment. This is most evident in our lakes and rivers, which have served as a dumping ground whether we realized it or not. This has caused environmental problems, health problems, and toxins we can not dispose of properly. 9 Ashworth has many different cases in which to support this article. The citizens of Waukegan, Illinoi...
  • Prosecutions For Corporate Manslaughter
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    The Law On Involuntary Manslaughter Needs Reform. In Particular, The Law On Corporate Manslaughter I Public confidence in the law and the judiciary has been seriously affected in the last few years with a number of disasters where the law of manslaughter, as it currently stands in England and Wales has failed to lead to any prosecutions. There has been the growing perception that the law dealing with corporate manslaughter is ineffective following public inquiries, which have found serious fault...
  • Punitive Damage Cases
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    May 15, 2001 Love Canal There are some important legal aspects to the Love Canal case. Many civil actions or torts were brought against Hooker / Occidental during and after the Love Canal incident. By nineteen-eighty, Occidental faced over two billion dollars in lawsuits mainly from Love Canal but also from violations in other parts of the country. Assets would be sold off and all the people would only get a little bit of money and the government would be stuck with the cleanup. This two billion...
  • Accountability Of Auditors
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    The Investor's Perspective The last few months have unearthed a huge number of accounting scams in the world and especially in USA. Although this is not a new phenomenon what has come as a rude shock to markets and investors is the scale and the blatancy involved in these recent scandals. Most of these cases belong to the erstwhile reputed and giant companies and the 'cooking' done by them has surely left the investor with a very bad taste in his mouth. What has certainly not helped is the fact ...
  • Seven Sources Of Competitive Advantage Model
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    Part 1. What commonalities were observed across the strategic situations in the six cases in the course? While the six cases appeared to be very different in terms of product offerings, competitive environment, relative market position, and product lifecycles there were a surprising number of similarities in strategic concepts that cut across all of the cases. In fact, upon careful examination of these concepts, many of them appear to be universal in nature and can be applied to many strategic s...
  • Biloniti Tasta Italia Case
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    Case: which consolidation method to choose? Read the extracted article about Ahold and discuss the main covered accounting issue. Analyze Biloniti & Tasta Italia Case. Extracted from New York Times (February 25, 2003) Ahold's Accounting Scandal Raises Questions on What's Being Cured By FLOYD NORRIS But another accounting change, which the company said was made after its auditors learned more information about its various international subsidiaries, will reduce reported sales but apparently will ...
  • Salomon V Salomon And Co Ltd Principal
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    The concept of Limited Liability for a company can be traced back to the 1897 land mark case of Salomon V Salomon and Co Ltd. In this case it was established that the actions of a company, are that of the company and not of the shareholders themselves. This is written into the Companies Act 1993 which states that "a company is a legal entity in its own right separate from its shareholders" (Legislative Extracts, School of Accountancy, 2001). This law separates the company as another individual p...
  • O'neill Vs Phillips Lord Hoffman
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    Introduction - Since 1980 an aggrieved shareholder has been able to apply to the court for an order under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 that he should be bought out of the company by the other shareholders on the ground that their conduct has unfairly prejudiced him. During the final two decades of the past century this was one of the great growth areas of company law. Almost any problem within the management of a company could be solved by a section 459 applications. However, recent cas...
  • Frivolous Cases To Trial
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    My impression of the civil trial process as part of our system of justice is negative in that it permits large companies fight and preclude small people from bringing their actions, the way it is set up, and it overloaded and is not really an effective means of stopping people from bringing frivolous cases to trial, which helps lead to justice being slower and more expensive then ever. The first reason that my impression is negative of the civil trial process as part of our system of justice is ...

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