Supplement | HBS Case Collection | June 1990 (Revised October 1991)

Lake Pleasant Bodies Case (B)

by Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.


Describes how the attorney resolved the dilemma he faced, the reasons for his decision, and the consequences he suffered. Displays vividly the personal toll that moral conflicts can create for professionals with role obligations.

Keywords: Decisions; Moral Sensibility; Managerial Roles; Outcome or Result; Problems and Challenges;


Badaracco, Joseph L., Jr. "Lake Pleasant Bodies Case (B)." Harvard Business School Supplement 390-216, June 1990. (Revised October 1991.)