Above all this stands Ashland Locke, dying of stage four lung cancer calling the merging of Newman Enterprises and The Locke Corporation under the unified merged umbrella Newman-Locke® Company “the highlight of [my] business career.”
With highs come lows. Ashland celebrates the merger for all of 3 minutes before understandably lamenting “the business that I planned on handing down to my son.”
Questions about handing the “business” down to the son:
Locke’s business or the company?
what is the difference between questions 1 and 2 above?
Seems as Newman Enterprises was in the business of handling other people’s company’s no matter the business, be it cosmetics or media or any good or service. Maybe these matters will become clearer in coming episodes!
Last week, it was Eric who was in denial about the realities of his social dilemma.
Starting Monday, it was Ridge. When confronted with the fact that the man handling Eric’s divorce is the same man that slept with Eric’s wife, Ridge covers for Carter telling Steffy that the entire affair is Quinn’s fault. Of course it is , to Ridge. Best friend, C.O.O. of the company he is to inherit is fertile ground to do some serious rationalization of the truth, coined “denial” sometime in the 1980s.
Quinn does play fast and loose with her heart, though. One minute, in a first in her lifetime experience, she and Carter experience unison heartbeats. That was a little, uh, edgy. The next minute, after telling Carter that “just-when-I-thought-you-couldn’t-get-any-better” followed by a Carter chuckle, Quinn tells Carter that she would be heartbroken if Eric were having an affair. Understandably, as Deacon Sharp or Bill Spencer undoubtedly looked at Quinn with the look of, “what the heck? how long does it take you to get over a ‘time stopped’ profession of love? Ten minutes? You can’t even wait until your clothes back on?” Carter gives her a low-key “you can’t be serious” stare that she is not even looking at!
Carter might cut and run now before the garbage hits the fan.
Episode 208 features Bryton James as Devon, Jacob Aaron Gaines as his brother Moses and Sean Dominic as Moses and Devon’s cousin Nate.
Moses shows exception courage in admitting that though it may in some way anger especially his cousin Nate, the “most popular doctor on the internet,” that he has seen a side of medicine that makes him question his career choice of ‘college to medical school to residency with help from Nate’ to ‘I don’t have to make my mind up yet.’ Very mature, yet only Devon sees this. Devon rightly congratulates Moses on speaking up for himself in stressing that the idea of an internship is to know more about a field and whether it fits than a pre-mature commitment to a chosen field.
Today, Devon takes Moses to the music studio! If Your brother is worth 2.5 billion and owns a music studio, you have to try that too!
In episode 207, Katrina Bowden is featured as Wyatt’s girlfriend, Flo Fulton Logan. She reminds Wyatt, played by the dynamic Darin Brooks, after calling Carter “gorgeous ” 5 times in one minute (even though Carter is “totally not [her] type“) that Wyatt is “even more gorgeous.”
Carter brags to Quinn that though Eric wanted to be rid of the Quinn designed jewelry line, he “fought so hard” to get Eric to keep it. Carter rhetorically explains to Quinn, “I’m a lawyer, I’m good at building a case, your jewelry line isn’t going anywhere.” How hard did he fight? In 15 seconds by saying that killing the jewelry line would cost “tens of millions of dollars,” Eric and Ridge were right with Carter.
How many elements in the Code of Professional Conduct has Carter broken as attorney, if any? Can he represent Eric and Forrester Creations and carry on his affair with Quinn after keeping his Chief Operating Officer role and in-house counsel role while two battles, the divorce from Eric, Chief Executive Office Emeritus and the choice as to whether or not to keep a business line with the to-be-ex-wife’s part in Eric’s company while staying objective? Is the standard for attorneys that even the appearance of acting in ways that do not violate the American Bar Association’s rules as introduce below and can be found at ABA Rule 1.7 as outlined below and the link provided broken by the actions Carter is taking?
 Loyalty and independent judgment are essential elements in the lawyer’s relationship to a client. Concurrent conflicts of interest can arise from the lawyer’s responsibilities to another client, a former client or a third person or from the lawyer’s own interests. For specific Rules regarding certain concurrent conflicts of interest, see Rule 1.8. For former client conflicts of interest, see Rule 1.9. For conflicts of interest involving prospective clients, see Rule 1.18. For definitions of “informed consent” and “confirmed in writing,” see Rule 1.0(e) and (b).