Textbook(s) Melvin, S. & Katz, M. (2015) The Legal Environment of Business: A Managerial
Approach: Theory to Practice / Edition 2
The required words count for this is 1,500; you must provide at least two (2) scholarly sources.
You must provide a reference and in-text citations using proper APA Format for each source
used. You must provide at least two (2) scholarly sources. You must provide a reference and intext citations using proper APA Format for each source used. References go after each question.
All parts of questions must be answer. Please be sure that your responses are meeting the
criteria of academic writing. Please be aware of your spelling, grammar, punctuation,
references/citation, etc, should be scholarly, synthesized what you read, and created an
analysis in your own words, with reference citations to the sources you consulted, should be
carefully proof read for correct spelling, grammar, and sentence construction.
Is proximate cause met in these situations?
1. A truck driver crashes into a guardrail. During the accident, a defective steering wheel rapidly spins
around breaking the driver’s arm. The driver sues the maker of the steering mechanism. Yes (375 word
2. A tenant hurts herself falling down defective steps. The tenant sues the landlord’s insurance company,
alleging that they knew the steps were defective but insured him anyway, thus discouraging him from
fixing them. No (375 word count)
3. An employer burns down his warehouse for the insurance money. An employee is arrested and falsely
imprisoned by the police for the crime. The employee sues the employer for negligence. Yes (375 word
4. A passenger is injured an automobile accident. The passenger sues the liquor store that sold alcohol to
the driver of the car who was already visibly intoxicated. Yes (375 word counts)
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