Business & Corporate
With Unquantifiable Risks Come Great Uncertainties: Mergers and Acquisitions Endanger Pending Proposals but Due Diligence and Congressional Action May Reduce Protests
Two friends walk through the local shopping mall and notice a store advertising
a promotional lottery game with a $1 million grand prize. Feeling lucky, the pair decides to enter the raffle. They fill out a single lottery ticket with required personal information, writing “Zoe Jenkins and Sharon Berger” in the name section. A few weeks later, Zoe reads in the newspaper that she won the lottery and immediately attempts to call Sharon. Despite considerable effort, Zoe cannot reach her. Surprisingly, Zoe learns that Sharon recently fell in love while traveling abroad and never plans on returning home. Without any conceivable way of contacting Sharon, Zoe decides to accept the award for herself.
Excited about her new wealth, Zoe visits the store to receive her $1 million
prize. However, the store rescinds the award because the lottery ticket includes
both Zoe’s and Sharon’s names—the store refuses to award the winnings
to Zoe because she lost contact with Sharon.