Cengage Advantage Books: Law for Business

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  • Edition: 17th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: South-Western College/West
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LAW FOR BUSINESS offers a practical approach to law that emphasizes current, relevant topics you need to succeed in contemporary business. Cases throughout the text highlight issues such as trademark infringement, computer tampering, pollution, agency, and employment-at-will.

Plus, timely coverage of business ethics and the law gives you new insight into recent corporate scandals and indictments. Ashcroft and Ashcroft use short chapters, a four-color design, real-world examples and applications, and integrated learning objectives to make business law approachable and engaging for all students.


"I would adopt the text because I liked how it brought real-world topics into the classroom. I loved the facts and outcomes of real world cases in each chapter."

"My students generally find certain areas of contract law confusing. There have also been difficulties concerning negotiable instruments. I think this book does a good job tacking those problem areas and breaking them down to brass tacks. The cases and scenarios help make the issues clear."

"I see these advantages: easy to read and understand, it isnít written like a law school textbook; excellent coverage of the basics of contract law; real cases--nothing made up; and always up to date."

Table of Contents

The Legal System and the Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to Law
Courts and Court Procedure
Business Torts and Crimes
Government Regulation of Business
Nature and Classes of Contracts
Offer and Acceptance
Capacity to Contract
Defective Agreements
Illegal Agreements
Written Contracts
Third Parties and Contracts
Termination of Contracts
Personal Property
Nature of Personal Property
Special Bailments
Sales of Personal Property
Formalities of a Sale
Transfer of Title and Risk in Sales Contracts
Warranties, Product Liability, and Consumer Protection
Negotiable Instruments
Nature of Negotiable Instruments
Essentials of Negotiability
Promissory Notes and Drafts
Negotiation and Discharge
Liabilities of Parties and Holders in Due Course
Agency and Employment
Nature and Creation of an Agency
Operation and Termination of an Agency
Employer and Employee Relations
Employees'' Rights
Labor Legislation
Business Organization
Introduction to Business Organization
Creation and Operation of a Partnership
Dissolution of a Partnership
Nature of a Corporation
Ownership of a Corporation
Management and Dissolution of a Corporation
Risk-Bearing Devices
Principles of Insurance
Types of Insurance
Security Devices
Real Property
Nature of Real Property
Transfer of Real Property
Real Estate Mortgages
Landlord and Tenant
Wills, Inheritances, and Trusts
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Just what I needed May 3, 2011
I had this text book for my first college course in Business law and without it I might have failed. The text book utilizes real cases and situations to explain virtually every topic. I bought a lot of stuff from ecampus and they always deliver it fast and in great condition. I have never had any problems with ecampus. I would recommend anyone to order their textbooks from here.
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