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Please help with the questions based on the following scenarios:

Schmidt Gifts and Novelties, Inc. imports a product from a company in a developing nation. Schmidt promotes itself as a socially responsible and green organization. It provides good wages and benefits to its employees, recycle, and complies with all environmental regulations. It has never been cited by OSHA or the EEOC for its practices.

Recently, however, one non-governmental organization (NGO) has accused Schmidt of violating fair trade practices because only a small portion of the price of the imported products it sells actually benefits the women workers who manufacture the goods in the developing country where they reside. The NGO is making specific demands regarding fair trade.

An environmental NGO complains that Schmidt uses too much packaging, resulting in a waste stream and environmental impact for the consumer. The NGO wants Schmidt to reduce its packing waste by using recyclable materials or no packaging.

The media is aware of these concerns, but has not yet reported to the public. One writer has contacted the public relations department for comment, and Schmidt assumes there will be some media attention to these issues soon.

1) What specific demands were made by each stakeholder?
2 What issues must the company consider to address these concerns?
3) What are the NGOs prepared to do if their demands are not met?
4) What powers do these NGOs have?
5) What are the potential media reactions whether or not action is taken by Schmidt Gifts and Novelties, Inc.?
6) What stakeholders are affected by these demands?
7) What recommendations might be made by the stakeholders?

Internet domain names are linked to trademark issues. Technology makes it easy to copy and distribute music and movies without paying royalties. conducted on the internet raise security and privacy issues. What legal concerns are raised by these issues? Predict which of these issues will be of major concern in the future in regard to the law and practices.

Please focus on a legal issue or situation that relates to a environment or activity with a focus on the legal impact technology has on this issue. Apply the legal concepts and ethical considerations.

At a minimum this should include:
- A detailed description of the topic.
- An analytical discussion of the legal issues that are involved. This would entail examining the issue from different viewpoints.
- A discussion of ethical considerations (Remember: What is legal may not be ethical).
- A discussion of the legal impact technology has on this issue.
- A well defined and logically stated argument to support your position. This would include any suggestion or ideas for improvement in this area of law.
- Four research sources

1. Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style
2. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
3. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. That is, what is your response to the content, either positive or negative, and then defend your position. If multiple options/alternatives/positions are present and are being rejected you must also defend the reasons for rejecting an option
4. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
5. Must document all sources in APA style
6. Must include a separate reference page

Select a company that has been the subject of a product liability lawsuit in the last ten (10) years. Research the lawsuit using legal data.

1. Describe the company and the product safety issue that led to the lawsuit.
2. Discuss the legal theories used by the plaintiff to recover in this lawsuit, how the lawsuit was resolved, and why you agree with the decision in the case.
3. Describe the changes that have taken place in the company to ensure greater safety of this product or its products.
4. Discuss which regulatory agency oversees the particular industry the company is in.
5. Make recommendations to the company about avoiding future lawsuits.
6. Use at least three (3) quality legal references in this assignment.
-Analyze laws relative to product safety and liability.
-Use technology and information resources to research issues in law, ethics, and corporate governance.