Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/28/2010
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Current, jargon free, and filled with many examples, the 8th Edition of BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES covers legal rights and responsibilities in both the public and private sectors. Co-authored by Arnold J. Goldman, a practicing attorney and William D. Sigismond, an experienced business law educator, this clear, straightforward text avoids court jargon and shows rather than tells readers about the law using fascinating hypothetical examples and ethics cases. Hypothetical examples immediately follow discussion of concepts to further reinforce understanding. The 8th Edition is updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the law.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Law
Foundations of Law and the Role of Ethics in Business
The Federal and State Court Systems and Their Constitutional Foundation
Criminal Law: Traditional and Cybercrimes
Tort Law: Traditional and Cybertorts
Litigation and Alternatives for Settling Civil Disputes
Traditional and E-Contracts
Contract Law: a Beginning
Agreement: Offer and Acceptance
Formal Requirements--Statute of Frauds/E-Signatures
Transfer of Contract Rights and Duties
The Termination of Contracts: Discharge
The Termination of Contracts: Breach of Contract
Purchase, Sale, and Lease of Goods Under the UCC
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
The Sales Contract: Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss
The Sales Contract: Performance, Breach, and Remedies for Breach
Products Liability Law
Negotiable Instruments
Nature and Types of Negotiable Instruments
Issue, Transfer, and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments
Rights and Duties of Parties
Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money
Agency, Employment, and Labor Law
Employer-Employee Relationship
Principal-Agent Relationship
Principal-Agent, Employer-Employee, and Third-Party Relationships
Business Organization and Regulation
Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Organizations
Corporations and Franchising
Government Regulation of Business
Real and Personal Property, Bailments, and Wills and Estate Planning
Basic Legal Concepts of Property
Renting Real Property
Buying and Selling Real Property
Nature and Types of Bailments
Special Bailments
Wills, Intestacy, and Estate Planning
Consumer and Credit Protection
Protecting the Consumer and the Taxpayer
Protecting the Borrower
Protecting the Creditor
Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance
Personal Insurance
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