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. Saying “the rule is in chapter 10 of the book” or “employment law” is not
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Andy (A) and Barry (B) have been friends since early high school age and are now roommates while attending the public, state operated State University (SU). Several times each week they go on an extended bike ride together, starting with pre-ride coffee, and a refueling of lunch at the dorm cafeteria after the ride. Other students and SU personnel often join them A&B are both avid readers, and both collect books from their favorite authors. They attend book signings, lectures, and post ride discussions often turn to chatting about their latest book findings.
A&B maintain a small Ã¢â‚¬Å“little libraryÃ¢â‚¬Â shelf at their dorm where they trade and share books with others for free. A&B have often discussed business futures in book editing, production, distribution, and sales.
A&B know that future business activities involve business and personal risks, and know they must seek the advice of an attorney before acting on their plans.
ADDITIONAL FACTS FOR THIS ASSESSMENT ONLY:
A&B wish to make a wide selection and variety of books available in their little library in their SU dorm. They encourage others to seek out all types of fiction and non-fiction books, and to donate them by placing them on the little library shelf A&B constructed in the hall of the dorm next to their room.
Another student at SU (Charlie, “C”) is quite outspoken about his political views. C seeks books about fringe theory conspiracies, self-help books that encourage violence to correct societal wrongs, cult like religious texts that embrace racial injustice and promote the necessity of gender separation and suppression, and texts that include graphic adult content. After reading these books, C contributes them to A&B’s little library for others to enjoy.