• May 8th, 2015

Corporate Responsibility

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Research the case Pelman v. McDonald’s in which it was alleged that McDonald’s was partially responsible for the health problems associated with the obesity of children who eat MacDonald’s fast food.
Write a page, APA style paper addressing the above issues while answering the following:
Should MacDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants be judged negligent for selling dangerous products, failing to warn consumers of the dangers of a high-fat diet, and deceptive advertising?
Some websites to look at regarding the McDonald’s obesity case:
• U.S. judge dismisses obesity suit vs. McDonald’s: http://money.cnn.com/2003/01/22/news/companies/mcdonalds/index.htm
• U.S. District Court Southern District of New York Opinion: http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/courtweb/pdf/D02NYSC/03-07166.PDF
• Food Fight: Obesity Raises Difficult Marketing Questions: http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1149&CFID=2756464&CFTOKEN=80757050
Provide 3-5 APA style references both inline and at the end of the paper to support your analysis. Please write in 3rd person.
Note: This is your opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the week’s theory linked to personal opinion and outside evidence. 
Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Please include citations to support your ideas.

Required Text
Hartman, L. P., and J. DesJardins. Business ethics: Decision making for personal integrity and social responsibility. 2. New York, NY: McGraw-Hll, 2011. Print.
ISBN: 9781121821040

 

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