Read the case study on pp. 43-45 of the textbook and answer the following questions:
- 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.
- 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 alternative verdict and award in this case. Be sure to justify your decision.
Read the case study on pp. 82-84
- 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?
- How should defendants adjust their business practices based on this decision?
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