Assignment: BugUSA Paper

Assignment: BugUSA Paper

Assignment: BugUSA Paper


BugUSA designs manufactures and sells electronic recording devices. BugUSA has exclusive contracts with many state and federal law enforcement agencies.

  1. Wiretime, a new company competing with BugUSA, placed an ad in a well-known industry magazine containing statements that BugUSA’s electronic recording devices were of low quality and did not work reliably. The ad ran for one month. Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain.
  1. Janet is the head of R & D at BugUSA. Wiretime’s HR director contacts Janet and asks her to come work at Wiretime. Janet states that she has a contract with BugUSA and shows the contract to Wiretime. The contract has another two years to run and states that Janet cannot work for a BugUSA competitor during the life of the contract regardless whether she is fired or leaves voluntarily. Wiretime’s HR director then offers Janet a 10% salary increase and a $5,000 signing bonus to work at Wiretime. Janet leaves BugUSA to work at Wiretime. Has WIRETIME, Inc. committed any torts? If so, explain.
  1. Wiretime has sent one of its employees, Steve, to get a job at BugUSA. Not realizing that Steve was a spy for Wiretime, Steve is hired by BugUSA and put in the R&D unit. A security guard for BugUSA, Walter, learns that Steve really works for Wiretime and takes Steve to a small soundproof room and keeps him there for six hours. During that time, Walter continues to ask Steve what information he has provided to Wiretime. Walter tells Steve that he will hurt him if he does not tell everything. Steve finally tells Walter everything that Walter wants to know. Steve is then released. Discuss any liability BUGusa, Inc., may have for Walter’s actions.
  1. The town where BugUSA’s offices are located have been experiencing a crime wave that is known to all the residents. Cars have been vandalized and some second shift employees have been robbed in the BugUSA parking lot. The receiving dock and parking lot are well lit but some lights have burned out. While waiting for the dock manager to return from lunch, a vendor was attacked and robbed and the parts being delivered were stolen. What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.
  1. Randy failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. Randy turned in front of a van owned by BugUSA and operated at the time by a BugUSA employee, Brian. The van struck Randy’s car. At the time of the accident, Brian was speeding. What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

Sally is a local police officer. While she was sitting in a van, monitoring the phone calls of a local crime boss, the BugUSA monitoring device she was using short-circuited and injured her. She was using an older model and an insulator that could have prevented the accident was not present because of production costs. New models not yet purchased by the town do have the insulator. Sally may have a successful case against BUGusa, Inc., for what torts? Explain your answer.

Assignment Policies



Please read all of the information about the assignments below:


The assignments are to be done in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman 12- point font. Each assignment should use the modified APA 6th edition format. The assignment templates are set up in this modified format. The reference page should be in the APA format for every reference. The word requirement for the assignments are specifically stated in the guidelines of the assignment. The word count is from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion paragraph. FYI.


1- There should be a cited reference for each section of a paper as there are conclusion statements in each section (to meet the grading criteria) so the conclusion should be supported by a reference as the assignments are evidence-based research, clinical papers.

2- Word Count- The word count is done from the first word of the introductory paragraph to the last word of the conclusion. The word count must be within the minimum and maximum word limit stated in the assignment instructions. A 10% – point reduction will be made in the total points for the assignment.

Week 1 and 5 assignments should have SIX studies. Week 5 assignment is a compilation of sections from the week 1, 2 & 3 assignments.

Weeks 2 and 3 need to have at least THREE studies in the form of research studies. Please make sure that you look at the instructions for the assignment as well as the grading rubric. I have also provided templates for ALL assignments. It is in your best interest to use these as it will guide you so that you do not make common formatting errors.


Please utilize the resources in the STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER if you have difficulty with APA 6th Edition format, grammar, sentence structure, punctuation or tense structure.


Always submit the assignment in the drop box for that assignment. I cannot accept any assignment as an attachment to an email sent to my college email. Attaching it to a posting to the Questions to Instructor Forum or the Individual Forum is also not accepted.

I cannot grade any assignment unless it is placed into the drop box by the student per university policy.

Turn-It-In / Lopes Write

This is to be used for the assignments for these three weeks (2, 3 & 5) and it is NOT required for Week 1. All assignments will be placed through Turn It In first and then submitted in the drop box on the course shell. No assignments will be accepted as attachments to emails as this is not the university policy.

Grading Rubric-

The rubric for each assignment is found in the upper right- hand corner of the assignment page under the Forum Tab. Compare the requirements of the rubric with your paper prior to submission into the drop box so you will receive full credit for all graded criteria of the paper.

Late Assignment-

Any assignment that is late will have 10% deducted each day it is late. This is a 5- week class. It is imperative that you ask for help if you are having difficulty with an assignment.

You need to contact me as soon as possible if an assignment will be late prior to the submission deadline.