Law and Ethics

Case Study 1: The Terrible Tiger

First of all to give conclusions on the case, it is necessary to identify the main facts and issues described in it. It is known that Brunhilde and Joy have been performing their show with wild animals for many years and it has always been successful. Also it is known that they were quite liberal to the animals they are working with. Thus, the entertainers never used cages, they had only leashes to bring the animals out.

In the description of the case it is also stated that Brunhilde and Joy have never had the accidents with animals before except for the minor situations when the animals misbehaved or bit each other. At the same time, the fact which is causing concern is that the tiger Archibald was nervous before the performance and Joy had to discipline him several time using power.

The accident took place when Joy tripped on her high heel and fell down. I believe that the claim against the casino can be filed if it is possible to prove that the surface on which the performance took place was not appropriate and safe enough, which caused Joy’s falling down. This can be qualified as unsafe practices during the performance which lead to grave bodily injury (Bonds, S., 2009).

However, I believe that Joy does not have much chances to win the case, as the casino can have certain arguments to defense themselves. First of all, they can state that it was the entertainers who neglected the safety measures at the performance as they did not used the cages for the animals, and were wearing high heals during the performance. Also before the beginning of the performance it was visible that the tiger was edgy, as well as during the performance, which could possibly harm not only the entertainers, but also the visitors of the show. Also I believe that the casino has all necessary conditions and facilities for the performances of such kind, so with great probability it is possible to state that the casino did not neglect the rules but it was the fault of Joy.

In the case if some of the audience members would have been hurt by the tiger, the case against the casino would have changed radically, as it is the responsibility of the latter to provide the necessary safety level for the audience against the performance. So in case the tiger would have hurt somebody from the audience, the case would have been filed against the casino and the casino would have been accused of causing grave bodily injury and neglect (Department of Health, 2012).

Case Study 2: Quinn v. Mongo Corporation

In the following case the situation with Kevin Quinn, the engineer, and Mongo Project Corporation is considered. Quinn is an experience engineer and a devoted employee, as he has been working in Mongo Corporation for 30 years already. Quinn has received the offer from the corporation to participate in …
Posted by: Lorretta Mansell

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