The Corporate Veil Analysis

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The Corporate Veil
In the Law and Order episode “The Corporate Veil” the standard of morality is cheapened by the insatiable need for easy money. Many characters throughout the episode displayed that behavior in varying degrees. In addition, we also see how laws not being in place allow such activities to go on. In the episode we meet a young boy named Roberto Martinez, who two years ago had an operation for the installation of a pacemaker. Tragically Roberto dies and the police are called in for investigation. In the course of the investigation, police soon realize his death was not an accident, but a case of medical negligence. With the continuation of the investigation, police learn that the pacemaker was previously used and reported stolen by the Manhattan Medical. The investigation lead to the discovery of Jeffery Suiter who ran a business that buys new or used medical equipment for reconditioning. Mr. Suiter bought the used pacemaker that was implanted into Roberto but
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However before anyone could investigate the complaints, the cases were settled. The police learned that BioNorm tried to do the same with Roberto’s family. Rather than looking into the problem BioNorm just wanted it to go away by paying off families. But the police looked further and found that the wife of the CEO, Mrs. Clearly bought the faulty wires from an Asian Pacific Trading company, which also supplied several other businesses however this company no longer exists. The police followed up with additional question with a representative of a rival company and learn that the wires were corroded due to exposure during shipment and were unsafe for use. The police were looking for grounds to shut down BioNorm but had lack of evidence to charge the company by lifting or implementing the corporate

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