One case write up

One case write up, one discussion and two replies

  • Your write-up should be 1 to 2 pages, single spaced, at standard type face (12 or 14 point).
  • It should briefly (in very few sentences) lay out the basic facts of the case. These are usually generally agreed upon by the time it gets to final appeal stage; i.e., the Supreme Court of a Federal District court.
  • discussion should be 1.5pages

1.     Case write-up requirement:



1.         Your write-up should be 1 to 2 pages, single spaced, at standard type face (12 or 14 point).

2.         It should briefly (in very few sentences) lay out the basic facts of the case. These are usually generally agreed upon by the time it gets to final appeal stage; i.e., the Supreme Court of a Federal District court.

3.         What is much more important is the issue at law – the dispute about what the law means or how it should be interpreted.

4.         What was the majority of the court’s decision in the case, and – more importantly – what was the basic reasoning behind this decision?

5.         If you are asked to read a dissent in the case, what was the decision and reasoning in the minority?

6.         Do you agree or disagree with the court’s decision? Explain why.

7.         Please include your external references in the end.




2. Discussion question: one original post and two replies to other students’ posts.


Historic Financial Scam: Ivar Kreuger — Match King Hoax

Please research the above historic financial scam that connects to our laws today, present your learning to your group, learn from group members’ posts, and have conversations with others. Each original discussion post should explain: (please include 2-3 external references)

•            Who are the key players?

•            What was the financial scam or scheme?

•            What laws were violated? Or, if the scam is really old, what current laws would have been violated?

•            What was the response to the scam of government regulators? Did it lead to any changes in the law?


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Businesses taking part in transactions must comply with the federal regulations on the registration processes of securities and making disclosures. Federal laws, such as the Securities Act of 1933, provide direction on the government’s approach in regulating security transactions such as investment contracts (Class 2a 678, 2020). Companies that fail to register such transactions violate the law and are therefore liable for paying fines. In the presented case study, SEC. v. Howey Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 293, the complainant claimed that Howey was at fault for contracting land to investors and selling unregistered securities.