Need help with LR quesiton from preptest 21!

ioannisk
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Need help with LR quesiton from preptest 21!

Postby ioannisk » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:58 pm

Section two, preptest 21, question 15.
How is it A and not B? from what I understand, it's not B because the legislature is directly effecting themselves.
But isn't the board members themselves directly effecting themselves?

it states that: Most members of a coporations board are themselves exeuctives of some corporation (implying that they are not executives of that corporation? how are they on the board if they're not in the coporation?) and can expect to benefit, which implies indirect benefit of raising the standard.


Also, for A, it says "due to successful plaintiffs," What? what does that mean?

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Re: Need help with LR quesiton from preptest 21!

Postby milkandcheerios » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:56 pm

the board members are not directly affecting themselves because they are not directly voting for their own salaries since they are not executives at the corporation in which they sit. Board members being "in a corporation" is non synonymous to being an executive in that corporation. I think you're confusing board of directors with executive officers which are not the same.

Regardless of your previous knowledge (or lack thereof) of how large corporations function, since the stimulus straight up tells you that the board members are not executives of the same company, you MUST accept that as fact.

The board members are essentially setting an industrywide standard of how highly executives should be payed and since they happen to be executives of other companies, it benefits them to set high salaries even though it is not their own.

Finally, successful plaintiffs means exactly that: plaintiffs who were successful in their medical malpractice suits. Since all physicians are vulnerable to medical malpractice suits, they would benefit from setting a low standard of damages if they were to ever get sued themselves even though their supposed to be watching out for the interests of the patient.

answer A and the stimulus both have indirect conflicts of interest.

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Re: Need help with LR quesiton from preptest 21!

Postby ioannisk » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:59 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:the board members are not directly affecting themselves because they are not directly voting for their own salaries since they are not executives at the corporation in which they sit. Board members being "in a corporation" is non synonymous to being an executive in that corporation. I think you're confusing board of directors with executive officers which are not the same.

Regardless of your previous knowledge (or lack thereof) of how large corporations function, since the stimulus straight up tells you that the board members are not executives of the same company, you MUST accept that as fact.

The board members are essentially setting an industrywide standard of how highly executives should be payed and since they happen to be executives of other companies, it benefits them to set high salaries even though it is not their own.

Finally, successful plaintiffs means exactly that: plaintiffs who were successful in their medical malpractice suits. Since all physicians are vulnerable to medical malpractice suits, they would benefit from setting a low standard of damages if they were to ever get sued themselves even though their supposed to be watching out for the interests of the patient.

answer A and the stimulus both have indirect conflicts of interest.


"since the stimulus straight up tells you that the board members are not executives of the same company, you MUST accept that as fact. "

where does it say that?




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