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Business Law

Final Paper
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapters 1 through 7 and 11 through 14 of the
For your Final Paper, assume the following scenario: You are the manager of Acme Fireworks, a
fireworks retailer who sells fireworks, and produces fireworks displays with ground display
fireworks and large aerial display fireworks. The company started in the owner’s garage 2 years
ago and now has 15 employees who you manage. The company started as a sole proprietorship,
and the owner has never changed the entity. The owner has informed you that the company has
received inquiries from several large businesses wondering if the company could create several
fireworks displays on a regular basis. The owner told the inquirers that the company could fill such
display orders, and a price per display was agreed upon. It was discussed that most of the cost for
a fireworks display is for skilled labor, insurance, and the actual service of setting off the fireworks.
No other details were discussed. The owner is anticipating that new employees will need to be
hired, but he is worried that if the large orders for fireworks displays do not continue, the company
will not have the funds to pay the new employees. The owner is now considering changing the
business entity, but he does not know what entity to form or how to form it.
In your paper, the owner has asked you to do the following:
Analyze if the contracts with the businesses will be governed by common law or the Uniform
Commercial Code (UCC).
Explain why.
Analyze whether the owner formed a contract with the businesses.
Apply the five essential elements of an enforceable contract.
Explain the potential personal liability to Acme Fireworks if a spectator is injured by a stray
firework from a fireworks display.
Discuss the different employment types and relationships relevant to agency law.
Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each type specific to Acme Fireworks.
Explain why Acme Fireworks should not operate as a sole proprietorship.
Recommend a new business entity.
Provide rationale to support your recommendation.
For each task, be sure to analyze the relevant law, apply the facts to the law, and make a
The Final Paper
must be eight to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages)
and formatted according to APA Style ( as outlined in
the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word
( .
must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Student’s name
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Due date
must utilize level headings to organize the paper. See the APA Style Elements
( resource for assistance.
must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice
( and Making Your Writing Flow resources for
additional guidance.
must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to
end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions
( and Writing a Thesis Statement
( , refer to the Writing Center resources.
must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. That is, describe what your response
is to the content, either positive or negative, and defend your position. If multiple options,
alternatives, and/or positions are present and are being rejected, you must also defend the
reasons for rejecting an option.
must use at least five credible and/or scholarly sources, two of which must be from the
University of Arizona Global Campus Library, in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources
table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about
whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor.
Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and
Easy Library Research
tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research
process, and provides some library search tips.
must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing
Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper ( guide.
must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in
the Writing Center.
See the APA: Formatting Your References List ( resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric
( for the criteria that will be used to
evaluate your assignment.
Waypoint Assignment Submission
The assignments in this course will be submitted to Waypoint. Please refer to the
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1. Click on the Assignment Submission button below. The Waypoint “Student
Dashboard” will open in a new browser window.
2. Browse for your assignment.
3. Click Upload.
4. Confirm that your assignment was successfully submitted by viewing the appropriate
week’s assignment tab in Waypoint.

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