Cipollone V. Liggett Group (2011)

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Role and Functions of Law Since the beginning of time, there have always been rules. Rules are laws expressed in many forms from individuals to businesses. Merriam online dictionary defines law as "a binding custom or practice of community, a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority." The United States has various laws to prevent and help regulate the way business is conducted. The U.S. is also responsible for overseeing the conduct of business through legislation to protect many legal rights. Law is constantly developing; always being amended to meet the needs of society. The Founding Fathers instituted a government with three branches legislative, executive, and judicial. The government is responsible for the law, safety, security, and preservation of civil rights and order. (Melvin, 2011). In the case of Cipollone v. Liggett Group, according to Melvin (2011) Cipollone filed suit against Liggett for "violation of several New Jersey protection statues that alleged that Liggett (also other manufacturers of cigarettes) were liable for the death of their mother due to false advertising, and misrepresenting the true hazards of smoking. The function and…show more content…
Laws have been put in place for the protection and many of them are based on what society sees as right and wrong. In everything, we do there are laws set in place to protect us from people who wish to use harm whether it is physically or financially. Laws help right a wrong and give results that can sometimes make all parts whole. Some laws are meant to punish the wrong doers and give victim's justice. Not all laws are created equally or fairly, but they do bring a sense of balance. The function and roles of laws are to create a happy, healthy society for
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