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The Dog Bite

Michael Hogg, Karen Foust
January 1, 2016
North America
Ethics & Social Justice
9 pages
Legal liability, contract law, tort law, ethics, Growth
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River Region Animal League, a not-for-profit organization, has experienced tremendous growth during the period covered in the case. The financial resources tripled, and the number of animals rescued, treated, and placed in permanent homes had increased more than tenfold. The organization has tried to establish uniform animal care and adoption procedures during this period, but much work remains to be done. Marge Lewis, the vice-president and founder of the organization, continues to operate without concern for the procedures. This has led to the current situation in which the not-for-profit corporation may have liability to an adoptive family for damages an animal in its care caused.

Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Describe the legal liability of not-for-profit corporations.
  2. Discuss the potential legal liability of officers and members of not-for-profit corporations.
  3. Evaluate how written policy may increase the effectiveness of an organization – whether for profit or not-for-profit.
  4. Analyze the not-for-profit organization’s agreement with the public.