Just got my first assignment for business law. TWO massive research projects. The first of which doesn't even make sense.
First Research Task
A 500 word report should be produced on two different stories found in the media which
cover the interaction between the law and business/commerce. The first 500 word
report should be based on a story found in the traditional print media. The story must be
found in paper publication; not a newspaper website. The second 500 word report
should be a similar report from a solely electronic media source. That does not include
online versions of print media, such as the ‘Times Online’ or any other newspaper website.
It should be online only.
For one thing, most printed news reports ARE available online, and most online reports have been printed in the paper. I wanted to cover the Murdoch scandal, but it is available both on print and online, so that's pretty much out. This has really pissed me off because they're being so cryptic. This is only the first of the two assignments, as well, when we've had NO tuition on this subject yet. The second assignment is case law from last year, but we have to know all this businessy stuff about them. I've read up in advance, but there's no way we can know exactly what they want from us at this stage!
Bahh, business laws are boring. But if you need any kind of help, i'm here
I may help you in interpretition if you need. These are really boring subjects but it's an everyday thing for me to talk and read and work on incoterms, responsiblities of the buyer/seller, agreement clauses, commercial courts, force majeure, bill of ladding, letters of credit from banks, etc...
A simple example and a day ruiner: I sent a machine to Brazil 2 months ago. While we were loading it to the truck trailer it was quite alright. And when the logistics company loaded it to a container, they took a photograph of the product showing it's still alright and there's no problem.
Anyway the ship sailed nearly two months ago and reached to the port Rio de Janeiro, the agent told me everything's ok. Yet the buyer company sent a couple of idiots to clear the machine from the port, and while they were loading it to their own truck, i guess they used a weak chain to lift it. They told us the chain got broken and the machine crashed to the ground. We are talking about a machine with 3500 gross weight and i think it won't work anymore. And they phoned me two hours ago and asked me to find a solution.
Well, in the agreement we signed to send it with the term CFR, so it's not in my responsiblity anymore since they took it from the ship rail. Yet it has driven me mad, because now i have to send a technician and get it mended. And even if they will meet the accomodation and travel expenses, it's really hard to find a technician who can speak English or Portuguese.