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Business Law: With UCC Aplications

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Edition:
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9780073104997

ISBN10:
007310499X
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Pub. Date:
3/11/2005
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McGraw-Hill College
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
Part One Ethics, Law, and the Judicial System
1(120)
Ethics
2(22)
Defining the Law, Morality, and Ethics
3(3)
Ethical Theories
6(7)
Social Responsibility in the Business Sector
13(6)
The Relationship Between Law and Ethics
19(5)
Sources of the Law
24(22)
The Purpose and Operation of the Law
25(5)
Constitutional Law
30(6)
Statutory Law
36(1)
Court Decisions
37(3)
Administrative Regulations
40(6)
The Judicial Process
46(22)
The Court System
47(7)
Civil Procedure
54(8)
Criminal Procedure
62(6)
Criminal Law
68(22)
Definition and Classes of Crimes
69(2)
Elements of a Crime
71(3)
Specific Crimes
74(4)
Cybercrimes
78(4)
Defenses to Criminal Liability
82(8)
Tort Law
90(31)
Tort Law Defined
91(1)
Intentional Torts
92(7)
Negligence
99(4)
Strict Liability
103(1)
Cybertorts
104(4)
Remedies for Torts
108(1)
Tort Reform
109(12)
Case Study: Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania v. Casey
117(4)
Part Two Contract Law
121(158)
The Nature, Characteristics, and Status of Contracts
122(12)
The Nature of Contracts
123(3)
Contractual Characteristics
126(8)
Offer and Acceptance
134(18)
Requirements of an Offer
135(3)
Acceptance of an Offer
138(6)
Revocation of an Offer
144(2)
Option Contracts and Firm Offers
146(1)
Offer and Acceptance in Cybercontract Law
147(5)
Mutual Assent and Defective Agreement
152(16)
Mutual Assent
153(1)
Fraud and Misrepresentation
154(5)
Mistake
159(1)
Duress and Undue Influence
160(8)
Contractual Capacity
168(16)
Minors' Rights and Obligations
169(3)
Contractual Capacity of Minors
172(6)
Persons with Mental Impairments and Persons Drugged or Intoxicated
178(6)
Consideration
184(16)
Requirements of Consideration
185(4)
Types of Consideration
189(1)
Problems with Consideration
189(2)
Agreements Without Consideration
191(9)
Legality
200(20)
Agreements to Engage in Unlawful Activity
201(6)
Agreements Contrary to Public Policy
207(7)
Consequences of Illegality
214(6)
Written Contracts
220(22)
The Statute of Frauds
221(8)
Legal Rules for Written Contracts
229(4)
Formalities of Construction
233(3)
Cybercommerce and the Requirement of a Writing
236(6)
Third Parties in Contract Law
242(16)
Contracts and Third Parties
243(2)
The Law of Assignment
245(4)
Assignment Rights, Duties, and Restrictions
249(9)
Discharge and Remedies
258(21)
Discharge by Performance
259(5)
Discharge by Nonperformance
264(4)
Remedies
268(11)
Case Study: Wilcox v. Trautz
276(3)
Part Three Sales and Consumer Protection
279(86)
Sale and Lease of Goods
280(18)
The Sale and Lease of Goods
280(3)
Contract for Sale
283(1)
Special Rules for Sales Contracts
284(3)
Form of Sales Contracts
287(4)
Auction Sales
291(7)
Title and Risk of Loss in Sales of Goods
298(12)
Void and Voidable Title
298(2)
The Passage of Title and Risk of Loss
300(5)
Sales with Right of Return
305(1)
Insurable Interest
306(4)
Performance and Breach of the Sales Contract
310(16)
Obligations of the Parties
310(2)
Tender of Performance
312(2)
Buyer's Rights and Duties upon Delivery of Improper Goods
314(2)
Seller's Right to Cure Improper Tender
316(1)
Breach of Contract
317(9)
Warranties and Product Liability
326(18)
Warranty Protection
327(6)
Exclusion of Warranties
333(2)
Privity Not Required
335(2)
Product Liability
337(7)
Consumer Protection
344(21)
Federal and State Consumer Protection Laws
344(2)
Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices
346(1)
The FTC Trade Regulation Rules
347(6)
Consumer Product Safety Act
353(1)
Consumer Leasing Act
354(1)
Consumer Credit Laws
355(10)
Case Study: Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue
362(3)
Part Four Property
365(104)
Personal Property
366(18)
Personal Property
366(5)
Intellectual Property
371(13)
Bailments
384(22)
Bailments of Personal Property
384(2)
Principal Types of Bailments
386(4)
Burden of Proof
390(1)
Special Bailments
391(15)
Real Property
406(22)
The Nature of Real Property
406(5)
Easements
411(2)
Estates in Real Property
413(1)
Co-ownership of Real Property
414(5)
Methods of Acquiring Title to Real Property
419(2)
Zoning Laws
421(2)
Eminent Domain
423(5)
Landlord and Tenant
428(18)
The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
428(1)
Leasing Versus Other Relationships
429(1)
Types of Leasehold Interests
430(2)
The Lease Agreement
432(5)
Landlord's Duties
437(2)
Tenant's Duties
439(1)
Tort Liability
440(1)
Eviction Proceedings
441(5)
Wills, Trusts, and Estates
446(23)
Sources and Relevance of Probate Law
446(1)
Preliminary Matters and Probate Terminology
447(1)
Dying with a Will
448(7)
Dying without a Will
455(2)
Simultaneous Death
457(1)
Settling an Estate
458(2)
Trusts
460(9)
Case Study: Kapner v. Meadowlark Ranch
466(3)
Part Five Negotiable Instruments
469(70)
Purpose and Types of Negotiable Instruments
470(16)
Purpose of Negotiable Instruments
470(1)
Promise Instruments
471(1)
Order Instruments
472(6)
Parties to Negotiable Instruments
478(1)
Requirements of Negotiable Instruments
479(7)
Transferring Negotiable Instruments
486(16)
Transferring Instruments
486(2)
The Concept of Negotiability
488(1)
Negotiation by Indorsement
488(6)
Obligations of Indorsers
494(2)
Multiple Payees, Missing and Forged Indorsements
496(6)
Holders in Due Course, Defenses, and Liabilities
502(14)
Holder in Due Course
502(3)
Personal Defenses
505(3)
Real Defenses
508(3)
Liability of the Parties
511(5)
Bank Deposits, Collections, and Depositor Relationships
516(23)
Bank Deposits and Collections
516(3)
Electronic Banking
519(3)
The Bank-Depositor Relationship
522(17)
Case Study: Triffin v. Dillabough and American Express
533(6)
Part Six Insurance, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy
539(60)
The Nature of the Insurance Contract
540(20)
The Insurance Contract
540(2)
Types of Insurance
542(10)
Form of the Insurance Contract
552(1)
Cancellation of Insurance Policies
553(7)
Mortgages and Other Security Devices
560(18)
Necessity of Security Devices
561(1)
Real Property as Security
561(8)
Personal Property as Security
569(9)
Bankruptcy and Debt Adjustment
578(21)
Bankruptcy's History
578(2)
Ordinary Bankruptcy---Chapter 7, Bankruptcy Code
580(6)
Reorganization---Chapter 11, Bankruptcy Code
586(4)
Family Farmer Debt Adjustment---Chapter 12, Bankruptcy Code
590(1)
Adjustment of Debts---Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Code
591(8)
Case Study: In re: Lisa A. Bloch v. Windham Professionals, et al.
596(3)
Part Seven Agency and Employment
599(80)
The Principal and Agent Relationship
600(20)
The Law of Agency
601(9)
Principles of Agency
610(2)
Creation of the Agency Relationship
612(8)
Agency Operation
620(16)
The Scope of the Agent's Authority
621(3)
The Agent's Obligations to a Principal
624(3)
The Principal's Obligations to the Agent
627(2)
Termination of Agency
629(7)
Employment Law
636(26)
The Employment Relationship
637(8)
Laws Regulating Employment Conditions
645(3)
Worker Benefits
648(4)
Equal Employment Opportunity
652(10)
Labor-Management Relations Law
662(17)
Labor Law and the Complex Adaptive System
663(1)
Major Federal Labor Legislation
664(8)
The Collective Bargaining Process
672(7)
Case Study: Stephenson v. Litton Systems, Inc.
677(2)
Part Eight Business Organization and Regulation
679(80)
Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships
680(18)
Sole Proprietorships
681(1)
General Partnership Characteristics
682(1)
Partnership Formation
683(4)
Partnership Property Rights and Duties
687(3)
Dissociation and Dissolution
690(2)
Other Forms of Partnership Business
692(6)
The Corporate Entity
698(18)
The Corporation in the Complex Adaptive System
699(1)
Types of Corporate Entities
700(1)
Corporate Formation
701(5)
Defective Incorporation
706(1)
Piercing the Corporate Veil
707(2)
Corporate Financing
709(7)
Corporate Governance
716(20)
Management of the Corporation
717(1)
Issues in Corporate Governance
718(9)
Governance Responsibilities
727(4)
Shareholder Rights
731(1)
Governance of a Limited Liability Company
732(4)
Government Regulation of Corporate Business
736(23)
Business and the Constitution
737(2)
Securities Regulation
739(2)
Antitrust Regulation
741(3)
Regulation of Corporate Expansion
744(4)
Other Forms of Regulation
748(3)
The Government and Corporate Dissolution
751(1)
Dissolution of a Limited Liability Company
752(7)
Case Study: Gries Sports Enterprises, Inc. v. Cleveland Browns Football Co., Inc.
756(3)
Part Nine Emerging Trends and Issues
759(97)
Professional Liability
760(24)
The Liability of Accountants
761(9)
The Liability of Architects and Attorneys
770(4)
The Liability of Health Care Providers
774(4)
Hospital Liability
778(6)
Substantive and Procedural Cyberlaw
784(28)
The Basics of Cyberlaw
785(2)
Cybercrimes
787(4)
Cybertorts
791(6)
Cybercontract Law
797(1)
Cyberprocedure
798(3)
Intellectual Property Rights and Cyberprotection Law
801(11)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
812(18)
A Primer on Alternative Dispute Resolution
813(2)
ADR Techniques
815(5)
Proactive ADR
820(10)
International Law
830(26)
International and National Standards
831(3)
International Law and War
834(6)
International Law and the United Nations
840(4)
International Law, Finance, and Trade
844(12)
Case Study: New York Times v. Tasini
852(4)
Appendix A U.S. Constitution 856(8)
Appendix B Uniform Commercial Code (Abridged) 864(1)
Article 1: General Provisions 864(5)
Article 2: Sales 869(19)
Article 2A: Leases 888(20)
Article 3: Negotiable Instruments 908(19)
Glossary 927(27)
Photo Credits 954(1)
Case Index 955(2)
Subject Index 957


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