9780130840516

Contemporary Business Law

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130840516

  • ISBN10:

    0130840513

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This market leading text uses summarized cases written in the author's own words to aid students' understanding of Contemporary Business Law topics. This text employs the AACSB curriculum standards throughout the text with extensive international, ethical and critical thinking examples thoroughly intertwined with chapter coverage, distinctive pedagogical boxes, discussion questions, and follow-up exercises. The new edition continues its tradition introducing high interest cases, extensive business applications and an unmatched user-friendly writing style. New to this edition: coverage of the Telecommunications act of 1996, new cases, and "Internet and Cyberspace Law" boxes, "Working the Web" exercises. Free TotaLaw CD-ROM, extensive Web support, and a WebCT Online course are also available. This text competes with Miller & Jentz: Business Law Today, etc.

Table of Contents

Preface xxiii
UNIT I THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Critical Legal Thinking and the U.S. Constitution
1(32)
Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business
33(18)
Judicial and Alternative Dispute Resolution
51(32)
Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability
83(27)
Intellectual Property Rights
110(28)
Criminal Law and Business Crimes
138(26)
International Law and Dispute Resolution
164(22)
UNIT II CONTRACTS
Nature and Classification of Contracts
186(14)
Agreement and Consideration
200(23)
Capacity and Legality
223(22)
Defenses to the Enforcements of Contracts
245(23)
Third-Party Rights and Discharge of Contracts
268(21)
Contract Remedies and Torts Associated with Contracts
289(18)
UNIT III COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
307(27)
Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
334(24)
Warranties and Product Liability
358(32)
Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments
390(29)
Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses
419(26)
Checks, Wire Transfers, and the Banking System
445(25)
Credit, Suretyship, and Secured Transactions
470(26)
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
496(26)
UNIT IV BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Agency
522(30)
Sole Proprietorship and Franchises
552(22)
Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
574(33)
The Nature, Formation, and Financing of Corporations
607(28)
Rights, Duties, and Liability of Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
635(28)
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Termination of Corporations
663(25)
Securities Regulation and Investor Protection
688(31)
UNIT V GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS
Consumer Protection
719(23)
Environmental Protection
742(23)
Employment and Labor Law
765(24)
Equal Opportunity in Employment
789(23)
Antitrust Law
812(30)
UNIT VI PROPERTY
Personal Property and Bailments
842(21)
Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationship
863(30)
Insurance, Wills, and Trust
893(26)
Case Appendix 919(28)
Glossary 947(38)
Case Index 985(8)
Subject Index 993

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