(solution) Question 1 Fred Sanguine is a New York City produce broker. Ned

(solution) Question 1 Fred Sanguine is a New York City produce broker. Ned

Question 1 Fred Sanguine is a New York City produce broker. Ned Santini is a 19-year-old college student who works for Sanguine from 4:00 A.M. until 7:00 A.M. each weekday before he attends classes at Pace University. Fred has instructed Ned on the proper packing of produce as follows: “Look, put the bad and small cherries at the bottom. Do the same with the strawberries and blueberries. Put the best fruit on top and hide the bad stuff at the bottom. This way I get top dollar on all that I sell.” Ned is uncomfortable about the instructions, but, as he explains to his roommate, “It’s not me doing it. I’m just following orders. Besides, I need the job.” Should Ned just follow instructions? Is the manner in which the fruit is packed unethical? Would you do it? Why or why not? Is anyone really harmed by the practice? Question 2 Thomas was sent a credit card through the mail by a company that had taken his name and address from the telephone book. Because he never requested the card, Thomas left the card lying on his desk. A thief stole the card and used it to purchase merchandise in several stores in Thomas’s name. The issuer of the credit card claimed that Thomas was liable for the total amount of the purchases made by the thief. Thomas claimed he was not liable for any amount. The court decided Thomas was liable for $50. Who is correct? Why?