9780395955284

Business Law : Principles and Practices

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    9780395955284

  • ISBN10:

    0395955289

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/29/2000
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Summary

The Sixth Edition offers a basic explanation of the legal rights and responsibilities of people in both the public and private sectors. Co-authored by a practicing attorney and a college professor, Business Law features practical and up-to-date content written in clear, straightforward language. The authors avoid using court jargon and show rather than tell students about the law with in-text examples, current and interesting cases, and ethical dilemmas.In-text examples immediately illustrate and reinforce the concepts under review. At the end of each chapter, Cases for Review present mini-cases and ask students to review the facts and make a judgment based on concepts learned in the chapter. Questions and Problems to Discuss also test students' comprehension of key chapter topics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I UNDERSTANDING THE LAW 1(108)
Foundations of Law
2(15)
The U.S. Court System and Its Constitutional Foundation
17(18)
Public Wrongs/Crimes
35(27)
Private Wrongs/Torts
62(24)
Litigation and Alternatives for Setting Civil Disputes
86(23)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Good Samaritan
106(1)
A Question of Ethics
107(2)
PART II CONTRACTS 109(124)
The Basics of Contract Law
110(12)
Agreement: Offer and Acceptance
122(16)
Consideration
138(13)
Competent Parties
151(13)
Legal Purpose
164(16)
Contracts That Must Be in Writing
180(12)
Transfer of Contract Rights and Obligations
192(11)
The Termination of Contracts: Discharge
203(10)
The Termination of Contracts: Breach of Contract
213(20)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Valuable Strad
230(1)
A Question of Ethics
231(2)
PART III PURCHASE, SALE, AND LEASE OF GOODS UNDER THE UCC 233(66)
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts: Key Concepts
234(16)
The Sales Contract: Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss
250(15)
The Sales Contract: Performance, Breach, and Remedies for Breach
265(13)
Product Liability: Negligence, Warranties, and Strict Liability
278(21)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Faulty Air Conditioning System
296(1)
A Question of Ethics
297(2)
PART IV NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS 299(62)
Nature and Types of Negotiable Instruments
300(14)
Issue, Transfer, and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments
314(11)
Rights and Duties of Parties to a Negotiable Instrument; Holder in Due Course Status
325(15)
Checks, Electronic Fund Transfers, and the Banking System
340(21)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Dishonored Check
359(1)
A Question of Ethics
360(1)
PART V AGENCY, EMPLOYMENT, AND LABOR LAW 361(54)
Employer-Employee Relationship
362(22)
Principal-Agent Relationship
384(19)
Principal-Agent, Employer-Employee, and Third-Party Relationships
403(12)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Disgruntled Employee
413(1)
A Question of Ethics
414(1)
PART VI BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION 415(54)
Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Organizations
416(19)
Corporations and Franchising
435(18)
Government Regulation of Business
453(16)
You Be the Judge: The Cases of the Fortunate Tip
466(1)
A Question of Ethics
467(2)
PART VII REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY 469(50)
Basic Legal Concepts of Property
470(17)
Renting Real Property
487(14)
Buying and Selling Real Property
501(18)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Departing Tenant
517(1)
A Question of Ethics
518(1)
PART VIII BAILMENTS 519(38)
Nature and Creation of Bailments
520(8)
Bailments: Types, Rights, and Responsibilities
528(13)
Special Bailments
541(16)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Lemons That Became Lemons
554(1)
A Question of Ethics
555(2)
PART IX INSURANCE 557(48)
Property and Casualty Insurance
558(17)
Automobile Insurance
575(12)
Personal Insurance
587(18)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Lucky Survivor
603(1)
A Question of Ethics
604(1)
PART X WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING 605(30)
Wills and Intestacy
606(17)
Estate Planning
623(12)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Contested Will
632(1)
A Question of Ethics
633(2)
PART XI CONSUMER AND CREDITOR PROTECTION 635(50)
Protecting the Consumer and the Taxpayer
636(19)
Protecting the Borrower
655(17)
Protecting the Creditor
672(13)
You Be the Judge: The Case of the Unpaid-for Piano
682(1)
A Question of Ethics
683(2)
Appendix A How to Do Legal Research 685(3)
Appendix B Comparison Between Contract Law Under the Common Law and Sales Law Under the UCC 688(6)
Appendix C The Constitution of the United States 694
Glossary of Legal Terms G1
Index I1

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