For this assignment you will post your answers to the questions in each thread prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday at 11:59 pm. Additionally, you must respond to at least two of your classmates posts by 11:59 pm ET on Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate’s opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. For your follow-up posts this week, you may wish to visit a couple of the web sites contributed by your classmates and share your opinion of these sites with the class. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post. References must be in APA citation format. All posts must be a minimum of 250-300 words. All follow-up posts to your classmates must be a minimum of 150 words for each required post.
Read the case study on pp. 43-45 of the textbook and answer the following questions:
1. Who do you think should be known as the one who came up with the original idea for social networking? Which is more important: the idea or the execution of the idea? Please explain.
2. Given that the judge ordered a $65 million cash-stock award to the ConnectU founder, and ConnectU’s legal bill is reportedly $13 million, the ConnectU founders are in arbitration with the law firm now over the bill. Recommend an alternatived verdict and award in this case. Be sure to justify your decision.
Read the case study on pp. 82-84
3. The Supreme Court’s standard makes it harder for plaintiffs to survive motions to dismiss their claims. How can plaintiffs plead a more compelling theory?
4. How should defendants adjust their business practices based on this decision?
Forum Grading Rubric (100 Points)Synthesis of Concepts55Clear Citations using APA format10Writing Standards10 Peer Reviews (minimum of 2) – Responses posted after the current week will not be accepted25Timeliness – 10% penalty per week for late work