How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask lwpat Your Own Question

lwpat
lwpat, Attorney
Category: Business Law
Satisfied Customers: 25384
Experience:  Attorney with over 35 years of business experience.
15417118
Type Your Business Law Question Here...
lwpat is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Need answers in 1 hour. please. $55 will pay. Please hurry

Customer Question



Call Center Corporation, a U.S. firm, owns property in India. The Government of India seizes the property for a proper public purpose and pays Call Center just compensation. This is




Choose one answer.




















a. dumping.
b. expropriation.
c. defalcation.
d. confiscation.




Question 2
Marks: 1




Coast-to-Coast Distribution, Inc., is a direct-mail distribution company. Like most corporations, Coast-to-Coast’s employees include its




Choose one answer.




















a. All of the above
b. Incorporators
c. Board of directors
d. Officers





Question 3
Marks: 1




Tab stores video equipment with U-Store-It, Inc., under a contract that excuses the warehouse from liability for any damage. A fire due to U-Store-It’s negligence destroys the equipment. The loss is most likely to be imposed on




Choose one answer.




















a. Neither Tab nor U-Store-It.
b. U-Store-It only.
c. Tab only.
d. Tab and U-Store-It.





Question 4
Marks: 1




Fancee Furniture Store sells household consumer goods. To create a purchase-money security interest, Fancee must




Choose one answer.




















a. Assign, to a collecting agent, a portion of its accounts receivable.
b. Extend credit for all or part of the purchase price for the goods.
c. Assign, to a collecting agent, a portion of its accounts payable.
d. Refer purchasers to a third party lender.





Question 5
Marks: 1




Riley, an engineer for Shur-2-Gro Seed Corporation, learns that the company has developed a corn hybrid to triple the output of any farm. Riley buys 20,000 shares of Shu-2-Gro stock. He tells Tess, who buys 15,000 shares. After the new hybrid is announced publicly, the price of Shur-2-Gro stock increases. Riley and Tess sell their shares for a profit. Under the law regarding insider trading (Securities Exchange Act of 1934), liability may be imposed on




Choose one answer.




















a. None of these parties.
b. Riley only.
c. Riley, Tess, and Shur-2-Gro.
d. Riley and Tess only.





Question 6
Marks: 1




Owen takes a Paisley-made pinball machine to Quality Games, Inc., for repair. Lacking certain parts, Quality ships the game to Regal Repair Company. While in Regal’s possession, the game is damaged. Quality can recover for the damage from




Choose one answer.




















a. No one.
b. Owen.
c. Regal.
d. Paisley.





Question 7
Marks: 1




Esme hires Franz to do some remodeling work in her office. The relationship between Esme and Franz is client and independent contractor. While working, Franz drops a tool on Gregor, Esme’s customer, causing an injury. Esme is




Choose one answer.




















a. Liable to Gregor because he was injured on Esme’s property.
b. Not liable to Gregor because Franz is Esme’s employee.
c. Not liable because Franz is an independent contractor.
d. Liable to Gregor unless Franz’s act is intentional.





Question 8
Marks: 1




Julie signs a check payable to the order of Kwik-Mart Stores, Inc., that does not include a date. This check is




Choose one answer.




















a. Nonnegotiable, because it is signed by Julie.
b. Negotiable.
c. Nonnegotiable, because it is payable to Kwik-Mart.
d. Nonnegotiable, because it does not include a date.





Question 9
Marks: 1




Bryan organized, and owns and operates, Bryan’s Heating and Air Conditioning Service in the simplest form of business organization. This is




Choose one answer.




















a. A franchise.
b. A limited liability company.
c. A sole proprietorship.
d. A partnership.





Question 10
Marks: 1




Jill introduces Kelly to her friends as “my associate.” Kelly purports to act as Jill’s agent in several business transactions with those friends. If Jill is liable for Kelly’s actions, it will be under




Choose one answer.




















a. the equal dignity rule.
b. the doctrine of estoppel
c. the fiduciary principle.
d. the good faith statute.





Question 11
Marks: 1




Hal’s Hardware Store defaults on a debt to Intrastate Bank, which takes possession of the collateral securing the debt. Intrastate sells the collateral. The proceeds from the sale are applied first to




Choose one answer.




















a. Hal’s debt to Intrastate.
b. Payments Hal’s made on the debt to Intrastate.
c. Hal’s debts to other creditors.
d. Intrastate’s fees for the sale.





Question 12
Marks: 1




Rikki writes a check “pay to the order of Scholar University” drawn on Rikki’s account in Town Bank to pay her tuition. Rikki is




Choose one answer.




















a. The certifier.
b. The drawee.
c. The drawer.
d. The payee.





Question 13
Marks: 1




Pruit performs a contract with Quint to reshingle the roof on Quint’s house, but Quint does not pay. Pruit notifies Quint that Pruit will foreclose on the house and sell it to satisfy the debt. This is




Choose one answer.




















a. An artisan’s lien.
b. A judicial lien.
c. A violation of most state laws.
d. A mechanic’s lien.





Question 14
Marks: 1




John executes a will in his own handwriting, and signs it. He then takes the document to three different people, including a notary, pointing to his signature and stating that it is his. The witnesses and the notary attest to witnessing John’s signature. This document




Choose one answer.




















a. Is a valid will because John appeared before the notary and witnesses testifying that the signature on the document was his.
b. Is a valid will because the notary’s signoff removes what would otherwise be invalidity of the witnesses signatures.
c. Is not a valid will because no state recognizes a will handwritten in the testator’s own writing.
d. Is not a valid will because John did not sign in the presence of the witnesses.





Question 15
Marks: 1




Sam works for Acme Consultants, Inc. He has no written contract of employment with Acme, but the employee manual given to him when he begins his employment states an encouragement to employees that as part of their ethical responsibilities, employees are to report illegal or unethical activity of anyone in the firm. Sam witnesses illegal activity going on at work by other employees of the firm. He reports the illegal activity to the proper law enforcement authorities. Sam is then dismissed from his employment, apparently as a response to Sam’s reporting the illegal activity. All of the following statements about this situation are true, EXCEPT:




Choose one answer.




















a. Sam’s dismissal from Acme is justified under the employment at will doctrine because Sam went directly to outside authorities before reporting the illegal activity to the Human Resources Department of Acme.
b. Sam is considered a “whistleblower,” who has some degree of protection from termination by a public policy exception to employment at will.
c. Sam has a claim of wrongful termination against Acme under an implied contract exception to employment-at-will.
d. Sam may have a tort claim against Acme for bad faith due to the retaliatory firing.





Question 16
Marks: 1




General Leasing Company (GLC) buys equipment for use as inventory, borrowing $1 million from Helpful Finance Corporation for a security interest in the equipment. The next day, GLC borrows $500,000 from Interstate Bank, also for a security interest in the equipment. GLC defaults on the loans. Suppose that Helpful perfects its security interest when GLC takes possession of the equipment. In that circumstance, the party with priority to the collateral on GLC’s default would be




Choose one answer.




















a. Interstate only.
b. GLC.
c. Helpful only.
d. Helpful and Interstate, proportionately.





Question 17
Marks: 1




Clearwater Irrigation Systems, Inc. employs Daphne as an agent. During the agency, Daphne acquires new skills. After termination of the relationship, Daphne uses those skills in a new job. Daphne has breached




Choose one answer.




















a. the duty of performance.
b. the duty of notification.
c. the duty of loyalty.
d. no duty.





Question 18
Marks: 1




The term LLP refers to




Choose one answer.




















a. The establishment of a limited liability partnership.
b. A professional services firm set up as a partnership but protecting the partners from personal liability for firm debts.
c. A firm that does not exist as a tax entity separate from its owners.
d. All of the above.





Question 19
Marks: 1




1. Which of the following statements about international law is/are true, according to what we have studies in this course?


I. The WTO (World Trade Organization) creates a free trade zone around the world.


II. The WTO is to international commerce what the Unites Nations is to international politics.




Choose one answer.




















a. I only.
b. II only.
c. Both I and II.
d. Neither I nor II.





Question 20
Marks: 1




Kelly signs an instrument in favor of Len that states it is “subject to a certain agreement between Kelly and Mona.” This instrument is




Choose one answer.




















a. nonnegotiable, because it refers to a separate agreement.
b. nonnegotiable, because Kelly and Mona are not the same person.
c. nonnegotiable, because it is made subject to a separate agreement.
d. negotiable.





Question 21
Marks: 1




Donald applies for a life insurance policy on his own life with Equity Insurance Company. The application for insurance is considered to be




Choose one answer.




















a. An offer from Donald to Equity Insurance.
b. A request for an offer from Equity Insurance to Donald.
c. A completed policy contract between Donald and Equity Insurance.
d. An acceptance of a policy from Equity Insurance to Donald.





Question 22
Marks: 1




Chita owns the land on which Downwind Farm is situated, plus the farmhouse, barn, and other structures permanently attached to the land. Chita’s brother Elvin owns everything else on the farm – implements, seed, and so on. The real property is owned by




Choose one answer.




















a. Downwind Farm.
b. Chita only.
c. Elvin only.
d. Chita and Elvin.





Question 23
Marks: 1




Thalia is an employee of Universal Insurance Company. Universal’s employee manual states that workers will be dismissed only for good cause. With respect to the employment-at-will doctrine, this is




Choose one answer.




















a. An exception based on contract theory.
b. An exception based on public policy.
c. An example of the doctrine.
d. An exception based on tort theory.





Question 24
Marks: 1




Flo-Thru Corporation is poised to issue securities that, under the Securities Act of 1933, are “exempt.” This means that the securities can be sold




Choose one answer.




















a. within any 6-month period by certain insiders.
b. without being registered.
c. on the basis of nonpublic information.
d. on the basis of a material omission or misrepresentation.





Question 25
Marks: 1




Kit, manager of Long-Term Care Company’s office in Metro City, decides to replace the office’s male employees with females. Nia, an assistant manager transferred from a different Long-Term Care office, refuses to cooperate. Kit retaliates against Nia, who quits. Within a year, the male employees also quit. Liability for Kit’s conduct most likely rests with




Choose one answer.




















a. Long-Term Care, which should have known, and Kit, who acted.
b. Long-Term Care male employees, who should have acted themselves.
c. Nia, who did not cooperate.
d. no one, because no law was violated.





Question 26
Marks: 1




Kit, manager of Long-Term Care Company’s office in Metro City, decides to replace the office’s male employees with females. Nia, an assistant manager transferred from a different Long-Term Care office, refuses to cooperate. Kit retaliates against Nia, who quits. Within a year, the male employees also quit.


Kit’s conduct is most likely a violation of




Choose one answer.




















a. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
b. the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
c. the Americans with Disabilities Act.
d. no law.





Question 27
Marks: 1




Jesse rents an apartment from Slumlords, Inc. Two months into a one-year lease, Jesse discovers a hole in the ceiling of his premises is causing a leak from the bathroom of the apartment above into his unit. Jesse notifies the landlord of the hole, which is growing larger by the day and is making use of Jesse’s own bathroom impossible. A month goes by and the landlord has not responded to Jesse’s complaint or made repairs. Jesse’s options at this point are all of the following EXCEPT:




Choose one answer.




















a. Hire repair people to make the necessary repairs and deduct the reasonable expense for these repairs from the rent.
b. Sue the landlord for damages or termination of the lease.
c. Withhold the rent due and deposit it in an escrow account until repairs are made.
d. Withhold the rent due and apply it to a security deposit on a new apartment in another building.





Question 28
Marks: 1




Rita is a surety for Stu’s loan from Total Finance Company. Rita’s right to “step into the shoes” of Total Finance, after paying Stu’s debt, and exercise any of Total Finance’s rights against Stu is the right of




Choose one answer.




















a. Contribution
b. Reimbursement
c. Redemption
d. Subrogation





Question 29
Marks: 1




Joey, in good faith and for value, gets from Kit a negotiable bearer instrument. Joey does not know that Kit stole the instrument. Joey is




Choose one answer.




















a. An HDC (holder in due course)
b. Not an HDC because Kit did not acquire the instrument for value.
c. Not an HDC because the instrument is a bearer instrument.
d. Not an HDC because Kit did not acquire the instrument in good faith.





Question 30
Marks: 1




Sedate Investment Corporation (SIC) hires Tiger, a real estate agent, to locate investment properties for SIC. Tiger learns of a warehouse available for $100,000, buys it himself, and offers to sell it to SIC for $110,000. Tiger




Choose one answer.




















a. Did nothing wrong.
b. Should have offered the property for sale to others to avoid the appearance or a conflict of interest.
c. Should have made the offer to sell through a neutral third party to avoid any conflict of interest.
d. Breached his duty of loyalty.





Question 31
Marks: 1




To acquire the ownership of a mountain cabin by adverse possession, Cody must occupy the cabin exclusively, continuously, and peaceably for a specified period of time




Choose one answer.




















a. Without the owner’s knowledge.
b. Until the owner files a suit.
c. With the state’s permission.
d. In an open hostile, and adverse manner.





Question 32
Marks: 1




Clyde issues a check payable to Discount Mart. Elle, Discount’s cashier, forges the store’s endorsement and deposits the check in her bank account. Clyde’s bank, Fab Bank, pays the check. Clyde can recover from




Choose one answer.




















a. Elle, but not the bank.
b. The bank, which can recover from Elle.
c. The bank, which cannot recover from Elle.
d. No one.





Question 33
Marks: 1




Which of the following statements about wills is/are true?


I. A will controls the disposition of all property that is considered part of the testator’s probate estate.


II. Dying without a will means that the state will dictate the disposition of property according to its intestacy laws.




Choose one answer.




















a. I only.
b. II only.
c. Both I and II.
d. Neither I nor II.





Question 34
Marks: 1




Donald completes and signs an application for life insurance, he gives the insurance agent for Equity a check as a deposit on the first year’s premium, upon which Equity’s agent gives Donald a “conditional receipt” for the premium deposit, binding the application. Donald gets hit by a bus upon leaving the agent’s office that same day, and unfortunately, dies, before Equity completes its medical underwriting of Donald’s application. Donald’s beneficiary files a claim for the policy proceeds. The most likely outcome is




Choose one answer.




















a. Donald’s beneficiary can recover the policy proceeds, less the premium deposit.
b. Donald’s beneficiary can recover the entire policy proceeds, as the policy was bound and in force, pending the completion of underwriting by Equity Insurance.
c. Donald’s beneficiary cannot recover the policy proceeds because the policy application had not yet been approved by Equity Insurance.
d. Donald’s beneficiary can recover only the deposit paid on the policy application, as the policy was not in force at the time of death.





Question 35
Marks: 1




Caine takes a check out of Able’s checkbook, fills in payment of $1000 to himself, and forges Able’s signature to the check. Able discovers the missing check, and informs his bank of this fact. The bank wants to issue a stop payment order on the check and charge Able’s account $30 for the stop payment order. Able refuses the charge. When Caine shows up at Able’s bank to cash the check, the Bank has all of the following options, EXCEPT:




Choose one answer.




















a. honor the check but be unable to debit the $1000 from Able’s account as it is responsible for knowing Able’s signature
b. dishonor the check and have Caine arrested for forgery
c. honor the check and debit Able’s account for the $30.
d. dishonor the check for no charge to Able’s account.





Question 36
Marks: 1



Vijay is a member of Watchit, LLC, a limited liability company. Vijay is liable for Watchit’s debts


Choose one answer.




















a. to the extent that the other members do not pay the debts.
b. to the extent of his investment in the firm.
c. in proportion to the total number of members.
d. to the full extent.





Question 37
Marks: 1




Rusty and Sylvia are shareholders of Triad Hotel Corporation. Triad’s directors fail to declare a dividend. Rusty and Sylvia could succeed in asking a court to order the directors to meet and declare a dividend




Choose one answer.




















a. If Triad has cash reserves, even if earmarked for a different purpose.
b. Under no circumstances.
c. If Triad has sufficient earnings available to pay a dividend.
d. If withholding a dividend is an abuse of the directors’ discretion.





Question 38
Marks: 1




Superior Home Products, Inc. is a corporation. Superior’s implied powers enable it to




Choose one answer.




















a. Amend the articles of incorporation.
b. Bring a derivative suit.
c. Perform all acts reasonable appropriate and necessary to accomplish its corporate purposes.
d. Declare dividends.





Question 39
Marks: 1



General Leasing Company (GLC) buys equipment for use as inventory, borrowing $1 million from Helpful Finance Corporation for a security interest in the equipment. The next day, GLC borrows $500,000 from Interstate Bank, also for a security interest in the equipment. GLC defaults on the loans.

Suppose that two weeks after GLC takes possession of the equipment, Helpful and Interstate file financing statements, with Interstate filing first. In that circumstance, the party with priority to the equipment is




Choose one answer.




















a. Helpful and Interstate, proportionately.
b. Helpful only.
c. GLC.
d. Interstate only.




Question 40
Marks: 1



Michael, a citizen of Ireland, and Nina, a citizen of the United States, enter into a contract. When Nina breaches the contract, Michael obtains an award of damages in an Irish court. He asks a U.S. court to enforce the award. The U.S. court defers to and enforces the Irish court’s decree. This is



Choose one answer.



















a. The act of state doctrine.
b. The doctrine of sovereign immunity.
c. The principle of comity.
d. a travesty of justice.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  lwpat replied 3 years ago.
Do you still need assistance with this. It will require multiple accepts.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
no thanks. you late. and i switched off my sunbsciption.
Expert:  lwpat replied 3 years ago.
not a problem

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
< Last | Next >
  • Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises! Gary B. Edmond, OK
  • My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer. Eric Redwood City, CA
  • I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight. Michael Wichita, KS
  • PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent. Three H. Houston, TX
  • Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!! Elaine Atlanta, GA
  • It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem. Tony Apopka, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Law Pro

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1767
    20 years experience in business law - sole proprietor, partnership, and corporations
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/LA/lawpro/2012-6-25_171315_PT206740s.64x64.jpg Law Pro's Avatar

    Law Pro

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1767
    20 years experience in business law - sole proprietor, partnership, and corporations
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dkaplun/2009-05-17_173121_headshot_1_2.jpg Dimitry K., Esq.'s Avatar

    Dimitry K., Esq.

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1495
    Run my own successful business/contract law practice.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DC/DCraneEsq/2012-8-14_14436_DCrane.64x64.jpg MShore Law's Avatar

    MShore Law

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1233
    Drafted Negotiated and/or Reviewed Thousands of Commercial Agreements
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FL/FLAandNYLawyer/2012-1-27_14349_3Fotolia25855429M.64x64.jpg FiveStarLaw's Avatar

    FiveStarLaw

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    1174
    25 years of experience helping people like you.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/scottymacesq/2009-6-10_221523_small.jpg RGMacEsq's Avatar

    RGMacEsq

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    504
    Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ohioatty/2009-1-22_185545_me.jpg J.Hazelbaker's Avatar

    J.Hazelbaker

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    393
    Experienced and trained in the area of business law.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/barristerinky/2012-6-10_22423_office.64x64.jpg Barrister's Avatar

    Barrister

    Attorney

    Satisfied Customers:

    373
    14 years practicing attorney, MBA
 
 
 

Related Business Law Questions

Chat Now With A Business Lawyer
lwpat
lwpat
940 Satisfied Customers
Attorney with over 35 years of business experience.