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The thirteenth edition of Business Law with UCC Applications updates many key areas of the law. As in previous editions, a great deal of care has been taken to present business law concepts in the most coherent and accessible way and to provide up-to-date coverage of business law topics that are essential to today’s students. All of the chapters for this edition have been updated, and we have continued to enhance our coverage of the important topics of cyber-commerce, international law, identity theft, trade secrets, abandoned property, eminent domain, mortgages, bankruptcy, limited liability companies (LLC), ethics, the Dodd-Frank Act, the new health care act, revised Uniform Partnership Act, the Genetic Information Nondisclosure, the War Powers Act, changes in state law regarding collective bargaining, the proposed changes in patent law, proposed changes in the court system, the War Powers Act, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Material is presented in nine sections, which include relevant case studies featuring excerpts from the court's opinion. Content has been updated to reflect the many recent changes in the legal field and color photos throughout the text help students relate the material to their own lives.
Table of Contents
Part One: Ethics, Law, and the Judicial System
Chapter 1: Ethics, Social Responsibility, and the Law
Chapter 2: Sources of the Law
Chapter 3: The Judicial Process and Cyber-Procedure
Chapter 4: Alternate Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5: Criminal Law and Cybercrimes
Chapter 6: Tort Law and Cybertorts
Case Study: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Part Two: Contract Law
Chapter 7: The Essentials of Contract Law
Chapter 8: Offer, Acceptance, and Mutual Assent
Chapter 9: Consideration and Cyber-Payments
Chapter 10: Capacity and Legality: The Final Elements
Chapter 11: Written Contracts and Cyber-Commerce
Chapter 12: Third Parties, Discharge, and Remedies
Case Study: Murray v. Accounting Center & Tax Services, Inc., et al.
Part Three: Sales and Consumer Protection
Chapter 13: Sales Contracts: Formation, Title, and Risk of Loss
Chapter 14: Sales Contracts Rights, Duties, Breach, and Warranties
Chapter 15: Product Liability and Consumer Protection
Case Study: DICenzo v. A-Best Products Company Inc.
Part Four: Negotiable Instruments and Banking
Chapter 16: The Nature of Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 17: Holders in Due Course, Defenses, and Liabilities
Chapter 18: Bank-Depositor Relationships and Cyber-Banking
Case Study: Triffin v. Dillabough and American Express
Part Five: Insurance, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy
Chapter 19: Insurance
Chapter 20: Mortgages and Security Interests
Chapter 21: Bankruptcy and Debt Adjustment
Case Study: In re: Lisa A. Block, Debtor Plaintiff v. Windham Professionals, et al., Defendants
Part Six: Agency and Employment
Chapter 22: Agency Law
Chapter 23: Employment Law
Chapter 24: Labor Law
Case Study: Griggs v. Duke Power Co.
Part Seven: Business Organization and Regulation
Chapter 25: Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships
Chapter 26: The Corporate Entity
Chapter 27: Corporate Governance
Chapter 28: Government Regulation of Corporate Business
Case Study: Gries Sports Enterprises, Inc. V. Cleveland Browns Football Co., Inc.
Part Eight: Property Law
Chapter 29: Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 30: Real Property and Landlord and Tenant Law
Chapter 31: Wills, Trusts, and Advanced Directives
Case Study: Estate of Saueressig v. Goff
Part Nine: The Legal Environment
Chapter 32: Professional Liability
Chapter 33: The Intersection of Law and Science
Chapter 34: International Law
Case Study: Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Request for Advisory Opinion), The International Court of Justice
Appendix A: U.S. Constitution
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code (Abridged)
Appendix C: United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)