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Business Law : Legal Environment, Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and International Issues

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Summary

For one on two semester undergraduate and graduate Business Law courses. This exceptionally comprehensive text, which has been praised for its writing style and accessibility offering longer edited cases with more of the actual language of the court renderings has been updated and now features new chapters to address the many recent changes in Bankruptcy Laws. There is also a new chapter on Family Law. It includes numerous business-oriented features that make the course relevant to future managers and integrates ethics and social responsibility, international, contemporary business issues, and e-commerce in every morsel of the text.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Part I Legal Environment of Business and E-Commerce
1(62)
Legal Heritage and Critical Legal Thinking
2(18)
What Is Law?
3(3)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Students Plug In to the Internet
4(2)
Landmark Law Brown v. Board of Education
6(1)
Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
6(2)
Contemporary Trend Modern Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
7(1)
History of American Law
8(1)
International Law The Civil Law System
9(1)
Sources of Law in the United States
9(3)
Contemporary Trend Department of Homeland Security
11(1)
Critical Legal Thinking
12(6)
Case 1.1 U.S. Supreme Court PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin
14(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
18(1)
Business Law Cases
18(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
19(1)
Court Systems and Jurisdiction
20(13)
State Court Systems
21(2)
Contemporary Trend Specialized Courts Hear Commercial Disputes
23(1)
Federal Court System
23(2)
U.S. Supreme Court
25(2)
Contemporary Trend ``I'll Take You to the U.S. Supreme Court!''
27(1)
Subject Matter Jurisdiction of Courts
27(1)
Personal Jurisdiction of Courts
28(3)
Case 2.1 U.S. Supreme Court Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Shute
30(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
31(1)
Business Law Cases
31(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
32(1)
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
33(13)
Pretrial Litigation Process
34(4)
Internet Law & Online Commerce E-Filings
36(1)
Business Ethics Statute of Limitations
37(1)
Dismissals and Pretrial Judgments
38(1)
Settlement Conference
39(1)
Contemporary Trend Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Lawsuit
39(1)
Trial
39(2)
Case 3.1 Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson, Products, Inc.
41(1)
Appeal
41(1)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
42(2)
International Law Japan's Legal System
43(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
44(1)
Business Law Cases
44(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
45
Constitutional Law for Business and Online Commerce
46(17)
Constitution of the United States of America
47(2)
Supremacy Clause
49(1)
Case 4.1 U.S. Supreme Court Geier v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc
49(1)
Commerce Clause
50(2)
Case 4.2 U.S. Supreme Court Reno, Attorney General of the United States v. Condon, Attorney General of South Carolina
51(1)
International Law Foreign Commerce Clause
52(1)
Bill of Rights
52(1)
Freedom of Speech
53(3)
Business Ethics Commercial Speech
54(1)
Case 4.3 U.S. Supreme Court United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc
55(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Broad Free Speech Rights Granted in Cyberspace
56(1)
Freedom of Religion
56(1)
Equal Protection Clause
57(2)
Case 4.4 U.S. Supreme Court Grutter v. Bollinger and the University of Michigan Law School
58(1)
Due Process Clause
59(1)
Privileges and Immunities Clause
59(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
60(1)
Business Law Cases
60(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
62(1)
Part II Torts, Crimes, and Internet Law
63(80)
Torts and Cyber Privacy
64(22)
Intentional Torts Against Persons
65(5)
Business Ethics Wal-Mart Loses False Imprisonment Case
66(2)
Contemporary Trend Eminem Not Liable for Slander
68(1)
Case 5.1 Roach v. Stern
69(1)
Intentional Torts Against Property
70(1)
Unintentional Torts (Negligence)
71(4)
Business Ethics Ouch! The Coffee's Too Hot!
72(1)
Case 5.2 Wilhelm v. Flores
73(1)
Case 5.3 James v. Meow Media, Inc
73(2)
Landmark Law Palsgraf v. The Long Island Railroad Company
75(1)
Special Negligence Doctrines
75(4)
Case 5.4 Matthias v. Accor Economy Lodging, Inc. and Motel 6 Operating L.P.
79(1)
Defenses Against Negligence
79(2)
Case 5.5 Lilya v. The Greater Gulf State Fair, Inc.
80(1)
Strict Liability
81(2)
Case 5.6 Cook v. Whitsell-Sherman
82(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
83(1)
Business Law Cases
83(2)
Issues In Business Ethics
85(1)
Strict Liability and Product Liability
86(16)
Negligence and Fault
87(2)
Case 6.1 Benedi v. McNeil-P.P.C. Incorporated
88(1)
Strict Liability
89(2)
Contemporary Trend Strict Liability
90(1)
Defect in Manufacture
91(1)
Case 6.2 Shoshone Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Dolinski
92(1)
Defect In Design
92(2)
Case 6.3 Lakin v. Senco Products, Inc
93(1)
Business Ethics Design Defect in Pool Equipment
94(1)
Failure to Warn
94(1)
Defect in Packaging
95(1)
Case 6.4 Elsroth v. Johnson & Johnson
95(1)
Defenses to Product Liability
96(3)
Business Ethics General Motors Liable for Design Defect
97(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
99(1)
Business Law Cases
99(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
100(2)
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
102(21)
Trade Secrets
103(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce The Economic Espionage Act
104(1)
Patents and Cyber Patents
104(3)
Case 7.1 U.S. Supreme Court J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc., d.b.a. Farm Advantage, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
105(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Cyber Business Plans Are Patentable
106(1)
Business Ethics Patent Infringement
107(1)
Copyrights and Software Copyrights
107(4)
Contemporary Trend Copyright Protection
108(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce The NET Act: Criminal Copyright Infringement
109(1)
Case 7.2 Newton v. Beastie Boys
109(1)
Business Ethics Copyright Infringement
110(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Encryption Technology
110(1)
Trademarks and Online Commerce
111(5)
Case 7.3 U.S. Supreme Court Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc
113(3)
The Internet
116(2)
Case 7.4 John Doe v. GTE Corporation
117(1)
Domain Names
118(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Electronic Communications Privacy Act
119(1)
International Law International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
119(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
119(1)
Business Law Cases
120(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
121(2)
Business and Online Crimes
123(20)
Definition of a Crime
124(3)
Business Ethics Martha Stewart Guilty of a Crime
127(1)
Criminal Procedure
127(3)
Case 8.1 U.S. Supreme Court Atwater v. Lago Vista, Texas
128(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Cyber Crimes
129(1)
Common Crimes
130(1)
White-Collar Crimes
131(3)
International Law Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
132(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Cyber Identity Fraud
133(1)
Contemporary Trend Money Laundering
134(1)
Corporate Criminal Liability
134(1)
Protection Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure
135(3)
Case 8.2 U.S. Supreme Court Kyllo v. United States
136(1)
Case 8.3 U.S. Supreme Court City of Indianapolis v. Edmond
137(1)
Contemporary Trend Federal Antiterrorism Act
138(1)
Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Other Protections
138(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
140(1)
Business Law Cases
140(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
141(2)
Part III Traditional and E-Commerce Contracts
143(126)
Nature of Traditional and Online Contracts
144(12)
Definition of Contract
145(2)
Contemporary Trend The Evolution of the Modern Law of Contracts
146(1)
Sources of Contract Law
147(2)
Case 9.1 City of Everett, Washington v. Mitchell
148(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Uniform Electronic Commerce Act Adopted
149(1)
Classifications of Contracts
149(4)
Case 9.2 Wrench LLC v. Taco Bell Corporation
150(3)
Equity
153(1)
Business Ethics Equity Saves Contracting Party
153(1)
International Law The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
154(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
154(1)
Business Law Cases
155(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
155(1)
Agreement
156(14)
Agreement
157(1)
Offer
157(2)
Business Ethics A Contract Is a Contract Is a Contract
158(1)
Special Offers
159(3)
Case 10.1 Mesaros v. United States
159(2)
Case 10.2 Lim v. The TV Corporation International
161(1)
Termination of Offers
162(2)
Contemporary Trend Option Contracts
164(1)
Acceptance
164(3)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Nondisclosure Agreements
167(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
167(1)
Business Law Cases
167(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
168(2)
Consideration and Equity
170(12)
Consideration
171(3)
Case 11.1 Alden v. Presley
172(1)
Case 11.2 Cooper v. Smith
173(1)
Contemporary Trend When Is Consideration Inadequate?
174(1)
Contracts Lacking Consideration
174(3)
Case 11.3 Dementas v. Estate of Tallas
175(2)
Contemporary Trend Special Business Contracts
177(1)
Settlement of Claims
177(1)
Equity: Promissory Estoppel
177(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
179(1)
Business Law Cases
179(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
180(2)
Capacity and Legality
182(16)
Minors
183(3)
Case 12.1 Jones v. Free Flight Sport Aviation, Inc.
185(1)
Contemporary Trend Special Types of Minors' Contracts
186(1)
Mentally Incompetent Persons
186(1)
Intoxicated Persons
187(1)
Legality
187(4)
Case 12.2 Flood v. Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co
189(1)
Case 12.3 Ryno v. Tyra
190(1)
Lawfulness of Special Business Contracts
191(3)
Business Ethics An Unlicensed Contractor Gets Dunked
192(1)
Case 12.4 Zivich v. Mentor Soccer Club, Inc
193(1)
Contemporary Trend Covenant Not to Compete
194(1)
Unconscionable Contracts
194(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
195(1)
Business Law Cases
195(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
197(1)
Genuineness of Assent
198(11)
Mistake
199(2)
Case 13.1 Wells Fargo Credit Corp. v. Martin
200(1)
Fraud
201(3)
Case 13.2 Wilson v. Western National Life Insurance Co.
203(1)
Undue Influence
204(1)
Duress
205(1)
Business Ethics Economic Duress
205(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
206(1)
Business Law Cases
206(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
207(2)
Writing and Formality
209(12)
Statute of Frauds
210(1)
Contracts That Must Be in Writing
211(4)
Case 14.1 Sutton v. Warner
212(2)
Business Ethics An Oral Contract Isn't Worth the Paper It's Written On
214(1)
Formality of the Writing
215(2)
International Law Chinese Chops and Japanese Hankos as Signatures
215(2)
Parol Evidence Rule
217(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
218(1)
Business Law Cases
218(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
220(1)
Third-Party Rights and Discharge
221(15)
Assignment of Rights
222(3)
Case 15.1 Accrued Financial Services, Incorporated v. Prime Retail, Incorporated
224(1)
Contemporary Trend Successive Assignments of the Same Right
225(1)
Delegation of Duties
225(1)
Third-Party Beneficiaries
226(3)
Case 15.2 Bain v. Gillispie
229(1)
Covenants and Conditions
229(2)
Discharge of Performance
231(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
233(1)
Business Law Cases
234(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
235(1)
Remedies for Breach of Traditional and Online Contracts
236(17)
Performance and Breach
237(3)
Case 16.1 Chodos v. West Publishing Company, Inc
239(1)
Monetary Damages
240(5)
Case 16.2 Parker v. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
242(1)
Case 16.3 California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. v. Sun Ship, Inc
243(2)
Rescission and Restitution
245(1)
Contemporary Trend Must a Wedding Ring Be Returned if the Engagement Is Broken Off?
245(1)
Equitable Remedies
246(1)
Torts Associated with Contracts
246(3)
Business Ethics Interference with a Contract
247(1)
Case 16.4 O'Neill v. Gallant Insurance Company
248(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
249(1)
Business Law Cases
249(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
251(2)
E-Contracts and Licensing
253(16)
The Internet and World Wide Web
254(1)
Domain Names
255(3)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Domain Name Anticybersquatting Act
256(1)
Case 17.1 E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Spider Webs Ltd
257(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Armani Outmaneuvered for Domain Name
257(1)
E-Contracts
258(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce E-Contracts Writing Requirement
258(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce E-Signatures
258(1)
E-Licensing
259(6)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Counteroffers Ineffectual Against Electronic Agents
260(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Consumers Saved from Electronic Errors
261(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Electronic Self-Help
262(1)
Case 17.2 M.A. Mortenson Company, Inc. v. Timberline Software Corporation
263(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
265(1)
Business Law Cases
265(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
266(3)
Part IV Domestic and International Sales and Lease Contracts
269(56)
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
270(14)
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
271(1)
Article 2 (Sales)
272(2)
Case 18.1 Hector v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
273(1)
Article 2A (Leases)
274(1)
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts: Offer
275(2)
Contemporary Trend UCC ``Firm Offer'' Rule
276(1)
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts: Acceptance
277(1)
Contemporary Trend UCC Permits Additional Terms
277(1)
Contemporary Trend ``Battle of the Forms''
278(1)
UCC Statute of Frauds
278(3)
Contemporary Trend UCC Written Confirmation Rule
279(2)
International Law Letters of Credit in International Trade
281(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
281(1)
Business Law Cases
282(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
283(1)
Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
284(11)
Identification and Passage of Title
285(1)
Risk of Loss: No Breach of Sales Contract
286(2)
Contemporary Trend Shipping Terms
287(1)
Risk of Loss: Conditional Sales
288(2)
Case 19.1 Prewitt v. Numismatic Funding Corp
289(1)
Risk of Loss: Breach of Sales Contract
290(1)
Risk of Loss: Lease Contracts
290(1)
Contemporary Trend Insuring Against Loss of Goods
290(1)
Sales by Nonowners
291(1)
International Law International Trade Terms
292(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
292(1)
Business Law Cases
293(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
294(1)
Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
295(17)
Seller's and Lessor's Performance
296(4)
Case 20.1 Joc Oil USA, Inc. v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc.
298(2)
Business Ethics Good Faith and Reasonableness
300(1)
Buyer's and Lessee's Performance
300(2)
Seller's and Lessor's Remedies
302(3)
Contemporary Trend Lost Volume Seller
304(1)
Buyer's and Lessee's Remedies
305(2)
Additional Performance Issues
307(2)
Business Ethics Unconscionable Contract
308(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
309(1)
Business Law Cases
310(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
311(1)
Sales and Lease Warranties
312(13)
Express Warranty
313(2)
Case 21.1 Daughtrey v. Ashe
314(1)
Implied Warranty of Merchantability
315(2)
Case 21.2 Denny v. Ford Motor Company
316(1)
Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose
317(2)
Case 21.3 Mack Massey Motors, Inc. v. Garnica
318(1)
Warranty Disclaimer
319(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Warranty Disclaimers in Software Licenses
319(1)
Magnuson--Moss Warranty Act
320(1)
Special Warranties of Title and Possession
320(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
322(1)
Business Law Cases
322(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
323(2)
Part V Negotiable Instruments and Electronic Banking
325(64)
Creation of Negotiable Instruments
326(15)
Negotiable Instruments
327(1)
Types of Negotiable Instruments
328(4)
Creating a Negotiable Instrument
332(1)
Contemporary Trend Authorized Representative's Signature
333(1)
Unconditional Promise or Order to Pay
333(2)
Contemporary Trend Payable to Order or to Bearer
334(1)
Fixed Amount of Money
335(1)
Payable On Demand or at a Definite Time
336(1)
Nonnegotiable Contract
337(1)
International Law Negotiable Instruments Payable in Foreign Currency
338(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
338(1)
Business Law Cases
338(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
340(1)
Transferability and Holder in Due Course
341(14)
Transfer by Assignment
342(1)
Transfer by Negotiation
343(1)
Indorsement
344(1)
Types of Indorsements
345(4)
Holder in Due Course (HDC)
349(1)
Requirements for HDC Status
350(3)
Contemporary Trend Shelter Principle
352(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
353(1)
Business Law Cases
353(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
354(1)
Liability, Defenses, and Discharge
355(16)
Signature Liability
356(5)
Case 24.1 Grand Island Production Credit Assn. v. Humphrey
357(4)
Forged Indorsement
361(1)
Business Ethics Imposter Rule
361(1)
Business Ethics Fictitious Payee Rule
362(1)
Warranty Liability
362(1)
Defenses
363(4)
Contemporary Trend FTC Rule Limits HDC Status
366(1)
Discharge
367(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
367(1)
Business Law Cases
367(4)
Checks, Banking, and Wire Transfers
371(18)
The Bank-Customer Relationship
372(1)
Ordinary Checks
373(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Electronic Fund Transfer Systems
374(1)
Special Types of Checks
374(3)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Bank Debit Cards
377(1)
Honoring Checks
377(2)
Contemporary Trend Federal Currency Reporting Law
379(1)
Forged Signatures and Altered Checks
379(2)
The Collection Process
381(3)
Commercial Wire Transfers
384(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
385(1)
Business Law Cases
386(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
387(2)
Part VI Credit and Bankruptcy
389(60)
Credit and Security Interests in Real Property
390(10)
Introduction to Credit
391(1)
Contemporary Trend Unsecured Credit
392(1)
Security Interest in Real Property
392(2)
Recording Statute
394(1)
Case 26.1 Bank of South Palm Beaches v. Stockton, Whatley, Davin & Company
394(1)
Foreclosure
395(2)
Material Person's Lien
397(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
398(1)
Business Law Cases
398(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
399(1)
Secured Transactions and Security Interests in Personal Property
400(16)
Security Interest in Personal Property
401(1)
Secured Transaction---Revised Article 9 of the UCC
401(2)
Creating a Security Interest
403(1)
Perfecting a Security Interest
404(3)
Case 27.1 In re Greenbelt Cooperative, Inc
405(1)
Case 27.2 In re Phillips
406(1)
Priority of Claims
407(2)
Default and Remedies
409(2)
Artisan's or Mechanic's Liens
411(1)
Surety and Guaranty Arrangements
411(2)
Case 27.3 General Motors Acceptance Corporation v. Daniels
412(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
413(1)
Business Law Cases
413(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
415(1)
Bankruptcy and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
416(33)
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005
417(2)
Bankruptcy Procedure
419(5)
The Bankruptcy Estate
424(2)
Contemporary Trend 2005 Act Limits the Homestead Exemption
425(1)
Preferential and Fraudulent Transfers
426(2)
Liquidation
428(7)
Case 28.1 U.S. Supreme Court Kawaauhau v. Geiger
433(1)
Contemporary Trend Discharge of Student Loans
434(1)
Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income
435(3)
Reorganization
438(5)
Contemporary Trend Small Business Bankruptcy
443(3)
Family Farmer and Family Fisherman Bankruptcy
443(3)
Business Ethics Bankruptcy Fraud
446(1)
Special Forms of Bankruptcy
446(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
446(1)
Business Law Cases
447(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
448(1)
Part VII Agency and Employment
449(68)
Agency Formation and Termination
450(12)
Agency
451(2)
Formation of an Agency
453(2)
Business Ethics Apparent Agency
454(1)
Principal's and Agent's Duties
455(2)
Termination of an Agency
457(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
460(1)
Business Law Cases
460(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
461(1)
Liability of Principals and Agents
462(15)
Agent's Duty of Loyalty to the Principal
463(1)
Contract Liability to Third Parties
464(2)
Tort Liability to Third Parties
466(4)
Case 30.1 Edgewater Motels, Inc. v. Gatzke and Walgreen Co.
467(2)
Case 30.2 Desert Cab Inc. v. Marino
469(1)
Independent Contractor
470(3)
Case 30.3 Torres v. Reardon
472(1)
Business Ethics Principal Liable for Repo Man's Tort
473(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
473(1)
Business Law Cases
473(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
475(2)
Employment and Worker Protection Laws
477(12)
Employment at Will
478(1)
Workers' Compensation
479(1)
Case 31.1 Smith v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
480(1)
Occupational Safety
480(1)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
481(1)
Business Ethics Microsoft Violates Employment Law
482(1)
Family and Medical Leave Act
482(1)
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
483(1)
Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
483(1)
Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
483(1)
Contemporary Trend Drug Testing and Polygraph Tests
483(1)
Government Programs
484(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
485(1)
Business Law Cases
485(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
487(2)
Labor Law
489(12)
Labor Law
490(1)
Organizing a Union
491(3)
Case 32.1 U.S. Supreme Court Lechmere, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board
492(1)
Case 32.2 U.S. Supreme Court National Labor Relations Board v. Exchange Parts Co.
493(1)
Collective Bargaining
494(2)
Case 32.3 U.S. Supreme Court Marquez v. Screen Actors Guild, Inc.
495(1)
Contemporary Trend State Right-to-Work Laws
496(1)
Strikes and Picketing
496(2)
Internal Union Affairs
498(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
498(1)
Business Law Cases
498(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
500(1)
Equal Opportunity in Employment
501(16)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
502(1)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
502(8)
Case 33.1 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Newark Branch v. Town of Harrison, New Jersey
504(1)
Case 33.2 Barbano v. Madison County
505(1)
Case 33.3 U.S. Supreme Court Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc
506(1)
Contemporary Trend Employer's Defense to a Charge of Sexual Harassment
507(1)
Case 33.4 U.S. Supreme Court International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
508(2)
Civil Rights Act of 1866
510(1)
Equal Pay Act
510(1)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
511(1)
Americans with Disabilities Act
511(2)
Case 33.5 U.S. Supreme Court PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin
512(1)
Affirmative Action
513(1)
State and Local Government Antidiscrimination Laws
514(1)
International Law International Reach of U.S. Antidiscrimination Laws
514(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
514(1)
Business Law Cases
515(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
516(1)
Part VIII Business Organizations and Ethics
517(158)
Entrepreneurship, Sole Proprietorships, and General Partnerships
518(17)
Entrepreneurship
519(1)
Sole Proprietorship
520(2)
Contemporary Trend d.b.a---``Doing Business As''
520(1)
Case 34.1 Vernon v. Schuster, d/b/a Diversity Heating and Plumbing
521(1)
General Partnership
522(3)
Case 34.2 Vohland v. Sweet
524(1)
Rights and Duties of General Partners
525(2)
Liability of General Partners
527(3)
Case 34.3 Zuckerman v. Antenucci
528(1)
Case 34.4 Edward A. Kemmler Memorial Foundation v. Mitchell
529(1)
Dissolution of a General Partnership
530(2)
Contemporary Trend Right of Survivorship
532(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
532(1)
Business Law Cases
532(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
534(1)
Limited Partnerships
535(10)
Limited Partnership
536(1)
Formation of a Limited Partnership
537(3)
Contemporary Trend Master Limited Partnership
540(1)
Liability of General and Limited Partners
540(2)
Dissolution of a Limited Partnership
542(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
543(1)
Business Law Cases
543(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
544(1)
Domestic and Multinational Corporations
545(20)
Nature of the Corporation
546(4)
Contemporary Trend Selecting a Corporate Name
549(1)
Incorporation Procedures
550(5)
Contemporary Trend S Corporations
555(1)
Financing the Corporation
555(4)
Contemporary Trend Stock Options and Stock Warrants
557(2)
Contemporary Trend Close Corporation
559(1)
Corporate Powers
559(1)
Dissolution and Termination of Corporations
560(2)
International Law International Branch Offices
561(1)
International Law International Subsidiary Corporation
561(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
562(1)
Business Law Cases
562(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
564(1)
Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
565(21)
Shareholders
566(7)
Case 37.1 Kinney Shoe Corp. v. Polan
572(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Corporation Codes Recognize Electronic Communications
572(1)
Board of Directors
573(3)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Imposes Duties on Audit Committee
575(1)
Corporate Officers
576(1)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Improved Corporate Governance
577(1)
Liability of Directors and Officers
577(5)
Case 37.2 Smith v. Van Gorkom
579(3)
Contemporary Trend Indemnification and D&O Insurance Protection
582(1)
Criminal Liability
582(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
582(1)
Business Law Cases
583(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
584(2)
Corporate Mergers, Tender Offers, and Shareholder Resolutions
586(18)
Proxy Solicitation
587(2)
Shareholder Resolution
589(1)
Business Ethics Shareholder Resolution
589(1)
Mergers and Acquisitions
590(4)
Case 38.1 In the Matter of the Appraisal of Shell Oil Company
593(1)
Tender Offers
594(4)
Contemporary Trend Leveraged Buyouts
595(2)
Case 38.2 Paramount Communications Inc. v. QVC Network Inc.
597(1)
State Antitakeover Statutes
598(1)
Case 38.3 U.S. Supreme Court CTS Corporation v. Dynamics Corporation of America
598(1)
International Law The Exon-Florio Law
599(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
599(1)
Business Law Cases
600(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
602(2)
Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships
604(18)
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
605(1)
Contemporary Trend DreamWorks SKG, LLC
606(1)
Member's Limited Liability
606(4)
Case 39.1 Page v. Roscoe, LLC
607(2)
Case 39.2 Creative Resource Management, Inc. v. Soskin
609(1)
Formation of an LLC
610(3)
Contemporary Trend Why Operate a Business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?
613(1)
Management of an LLC
613(3)
Dissolution of an LLC
616(1)
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
617(2)
Contemporary Trend Accounting Firms Operate as LLPs
619(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
619(1)
Business Law Cases
619(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
621(1)
Franchises and Special Forms of Business
622(17)
Franchise
623(5)
International Law International Franchising
628(1)
Liability of Franchisor and Franchisee
628(4)
Case 40.1 Cislaw v. Southland Corporation
629(1)
Case 40.2 Martin v. McDonald's Corporation
630(1)
Case 40.3 Holiday Inns, Inc. v. Shelburne
631(1)
Licensing
632(1)
Joint Venture
633(2)
International Law Chinese-U.S. International Joint Venture
634(1)
Strategic Alliance
635(1)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Strategic Internet Alliances in China
635(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
635(1)
Business Law Cases
636(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
637(2)
Investor Protection and Online Securities Transactions
639(20)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
640(2)
Case 41.1 U.S. Supreme Court Securities and Exchange Commission v. Edwards
641(1)
Going Public---The Securities Act of 1933
642(5)
Internet Law & Online Commerce Going Public over the Internet
643(2)
Contemporary Trend Small Corporate Offering Registration Form (SCOR)
645(1)
Case 41.2 Escott v. BarChris Construction Corp
646(1)
Private and Other Transactions Exempt from Registration
647(2)
Trading in Securities---The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
649(4)
Case 41.3 Securities and Exchange Commission v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co
650(1)
Case 41.4 U.S. Supreme Court United States v. O'Hagan
651(2)
Short-Swing Profits
653(1)
State Securities Laws
654(1)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Erects a Wall Between Investment Bankers and Security Analysis
654(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
655(1)
Business Law Cases
655(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
657(2)
Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business
659(16)
Ethics and the Law
660(1)
Business Ethics
661(6)
Business Ethics Qui Tam Lawsuit
661(1)
Case 42.1 Bradley v. McDonald's Corporation
662(2)
Case 42.2 Pizza Hut, Inc. v. Papa John's International, Inc.
664(1)
Business Ethics Enron Corporation Plunges into Bankruptcy
665(2)
Social Responsibility of Business
667(5)
Case 42.3 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc
667(2)
Business Ethics State Farm: Not Such a Good Neighbor
669(1)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Prompts Public Companies to Adopt Code of Ethics
670(1)
International Law United Nations Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations
671(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
672(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
672(3)
Part IX Government Regulation
675(62)
Administrative Law
676(13)
Administrative Agencies
677(1)
Administrative Law
678(5)
Case 43.1 U.S. Supreme Court Food and Drug Administration v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation
680(2)
Case 43.2 U.S. Supreme Court New York v. Burger
682(1)
Judicial Review of Administrative Agency Actions
683(1)
Disclosure of Agency Administrative Actions
684(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
686(1)
Business Law Cases
686(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
687(2)
Consumer Protection
689(12)
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Safety
690(2)
Contemporary Trend Food Safety
691(1)
Business Ethics Safety Warnings About Viagra
692(1)
Product Safety
692(1)
Business Ethics Lemon Laws
693(1)
Unfair and Deceptive Practices
693(2)
Case 44.1 U.S. Supreme Court Federal Trade Commission v. Colgate-Palmolive Company
694(1)
Business Ethics Do-Not-Call Registry
695(1)
Debtor Protection Law
695(3)
International Law United Nations Biosafety Protocol for Genetically Altered Foods
697(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
698(1)
Business Law Cases
698(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
700(1)
Environmental Protection
701(14)
Environmental Protection
702(1)
Air Pollution
703(2)
Case 45.1 U.S. Supreme Court Whitman, Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency v. American Trucking Association
704(1)
Contemporary Trend Indoor Air Pollution
704(1)
Water Pollution
705(2)
Case 45.2 U.S. Supreme Court Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, Illinois v. United States Army Corps of Engineers
706(1)
Business Ethics Illegal Dumping of Pollutants
707(1)
Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste
707(2)
Contemporary Trend Superfund
708(1)
Endangered Species
709(2)
Case 45.3 U.S. Supreme Court Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill, Secretary of the Interior
710(1)
State Environmental Protection Laws
711(1)
International Law Kyoto Protocol
711(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
712(1)
Business Law Cases
712(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
714(1)
Antitrust Law
715(22)
Federal Antitrust Laws
716(1)
Restraints of Trade---Section 1 of the Sherman Act
717(6)
Business Ethics The Department of Justice Flunks the Ivy League Schools
719(3)
Case 46.1 U.S. Supreme Court State Oil Company v. Khan
722(1)
Contemporary Trend Trade Association Members Avoid Antitrust Liability
723(1)
Monopolization---Section 2 of the Sherman Act
723(3)
Internet Law & Online Commerce United States v. Microsoft Corporation
725(1)
Mergers---Section 7 of the Clayton Act
726(2)
Tying Arrangements---Section 3 of the Clayton Act
728(1)
Price Discrimination---Section 2 of the Clayton Act
729(1)
Unfair Methods of Competition---Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act
730(1)
Exemptions from Antitrust Laws
731(1)
State Antitrust Laws
731(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
732(1)
Business Law Cases
732(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
734(3)
Part X Property
737(48)
Personal Property and Bailment
738(16)
Personal Property
739(1)
Acquiring Ownership of Personal Property
739(4)
Case 47.1 Gruen v. Gruen
741(1)
Case 47.2 Giha v. Giha
742(1)
Mislaid, Lost, and Abandoned Personal Property
743(2)
Case 47.3 Willsmore v. Township of Oceola, Michigan
744(1)
Bailments
745(6)
Case 47.4 Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word v. Meaux
746(4)
International Law Treasure Trove
750(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
751(1)
Business Law Cases
751(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
753(1)
Real Property
754(16)
Real Property
755(1)
Contemporary Trend Air Rights
756(1)
Estates in Land
756(1)
Concurrent Ownership
757(3)
Case 48.1 Cunningham v. Hastings
760(1)
Future Interests
760(1)
Transfer of Ownership of Real Property
761(4)
Case 48.2 The Howard Savings Bank v. Brunson
762(2)
Case 48.3 Witt v. Miller
764(1)
Nonpossessory Interests
765(2)
Case 48.4 Walker v. Ayres
766(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
767(1)
Business Law Cases
767(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
768(2)
Landlord--Tenant Relationship and Land Use Regulation
770(15)
Landlord---Tenant Relationship
771(2)
Landlord's and Tenant's Duties
773(3)
Case 49.1 Solow v. Wellner
775(1)
Premise Liability
776(1)
Case 49.2 Feld v. Merriam
776(1)
Transfer of Rights to Leased Property
777(3)
Contemporary Trend Rent Control
779(1)
Land Use Control
780(3)
Case 49.3 Guinnane v. San Francisco City Planning Commission
780(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
783(1)
Business Law Cases
783(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
784(1)
Part XI Special Topics
785(62)
Insurance
786(16)
Insurance
787(3)
Case 50.1 Amex Life Assurance Company v. Slome Capital Corp
789(1)
Life Insurance
790(2)
Health and Disability Insurance
792(1)
Fire and Homeowners' Insurance
792(2)
Contemporary Trend Mold Eats Away at Insurers' Profits
794(1)
Automobile Insurance
794(3)
Contemporary Trend Umbrella Insurance Policy
796(1)
Business Insurance
797(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
799(1)
Business Law Cases
799(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
800(2)
Liability of Accountants
802(15)
Public Accounting
803(2)
Liability of Accountants to Their Clients
805(1)
Liability of Accountants to Third Parties
806(4)
Case 51.1 Credit Alliance Corporation v. Arthur Andersen & Co
807(1)
Case 51.2 Industrial Loan Thrift Guaranty Corporation of Iowa v. Reese & Company, P.C.
808(2)
Liability of Accountants Under Securities Laws
810(2)
Business Ethics Accountants Duty to Report Clients Illegal Activity
811(1)
Criminal Liability of Accountants
812(1)
Accountants' Privilege and Work Papers
813(1)
Contemporary Trend Sarbanes-Oxley Act Regulates Accounting Practices
813(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
814(1)
Business Law Cases
814(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
816(1)
Wills, Trusts, and Living Wills
817(16)
Will
818(4)
Contemporary Trend Videotaped Wills
822(1)
Testamentary Gift
822(3)
Case 52.1 Opperman v. Anderson
825(1)
Intestate Succession
825(1)
Contemporary Trend Living Will and Health Care Proxy
826(1)
Trust
826(3)
Living Trust
829(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
830(1)
Business Law Cases
830(2)
Issues in Business Ethics
832(1)
Family Law
833(14)
Premarriage Issues
834(1)
Marriage
835(2)
Contemporary Trend Same-Sex Marriage
836(1)
Parents and Children
837(2)
Contemporary Trend Surrogacy
838(1)
Marriage Termination
839(2)
Division of Assets
841(1)
Spousal Support, Child Support, and Child Custody
842(3)
Contemporary Trend Family Support Act
843(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
845(1)
Business Law Cases
845(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
846(1)
Part XII Global Environment
847(20)
International and World Trade Law
848(19)
The United States and Foreign Affairs
849(1)
Case 54.1 U.S. Supreme Court Crosby, Secretary of Administration and Finance of Massachusetts v. National Foreign Trade Council
850(1)
Sources of International Law
850(1)
The United Nations
851(3)
International Law International Monetary Fund (IMF)
853(1)
International Law World Bank
854(1)
Regional International Organizations
854(4)
International Law Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
857(1)
The World Trade Organization (WTO)
858(2)
International Law China Joins the WTO
858(2)
International Law The International Criminal Court
860(1)
National Courts to Decide International Disputes
860(4)
International Law Jewish Law and the Torah
863(1)
International Law Islamic Law and the Koran
863(1)
International Law Hindu Law---Dharmasastra
864(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
864(1)
Business Law Cases
864(1)
Issues in Business Ethics
865(2)
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States 867(10)
Appendix B Uniform Commercial Code (2002 Official Text), Article 2 877(14)
Appendix C Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts) 891(6)
Glossary 897(28)
Case Index 925(6)
Subject Index 931


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