Week 6: Assignment
In each week, the learning assignment is designed to demonstrate your competence with the
Terminal Course Objectives of the course. Prior to working on the assignment, you should read
the week’s chapters and lecture.
Clearly identify your work with your name, the date, the week number, and the assignment
name, and upload your work to the Dropbox.
The questions are designed to probe the higher levels of thinking and learning such as
analyzing, evaluating, and creating, and so there often are no correct answers. Instead of
focusing and who wins or loses the case, you should analyze, evaluate, and create alternative
solutions to the various issues presented while arguing and debating the connections between
business, law, politics, and ethics.
Terminal Course Objectives: A and G
Video Case Study: Judicial, Alternative, and E-Dispute Resolution - Arbitrators Favoring
Watch the video case study and then write a one- to two-page reflective paper (double-
spaced) on the following questions while discussing the connections between business, law,
politics, and ethics.
One: What is the difference between arbitration and litigation? What steps in the litigation
process are missing in arbitration?
Two: If the parties to arbitration instead went to court, discuss the steps that the parties would
have to take in order to go to trial.
Three: The story talked about repeat players—companies that end up in arbitration repeatedly
over time. Because arbitrators are selected by a negotiation between the two parties in the
arbitration, this story indicates they are more likely to find for these repeat players. Discuss the
ethics of this conflict of interest and what might be done to overcome the problem.