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Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law,9780131496606

Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law

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Summary

This book provides the richest selection of landmark (traditional) and contemporary (within the last three years) cases for business students, including more cases on information technology and e-commerce law than any other book. Topics present a summarized/brief approach to cases.This edition contains over 75 new cases that have been decided in the past three years, including ones covering IT and e-Commerce - dedicated chapters cover Intellectual Property and Internet Law, and Electronic Commerce and Information Technology Licensing. Over 45 "Online Commerce & Internet Law" boxes focus on the legal issues businesses face as they either launch new Internet ventures or rise to the challenge of incorporating on-line technologies into their existing business models.For those in Business Law professions.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
UNIT I The Legal and Ethical Environment I
1 Legal Heritage and Critical Legal Thinking
1(23)
What Is Law?
2(3)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Students Plug In to the Internet and the Law
3(1)
Landmark Case Brown v. Board of Education
4(1)
Contemporary Environment Feminist Legal Theory
5(1)
Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
5(2)
Contemporary Environment The Law and Economics School of Jurisprudential Thought
6(1)
History of American Law
7(2)
International Law Adoption of English Common Law in America
8(1)
Sources of Law in the United States
9(6)
Contemporary Environment Department of Homeland Security
11(1)
Case 1.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Gratz v. Bollinger and the Regents of the University of Michigan
12(1)
Case 1.2 U.S. Supreme Court Case Grutter v. Bollinger and the University of Michigan Law School
13(1)
International Law The Civil Law System
14(1)
Critical Legal Thinking
15(9)
Chapter Summary
21(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
22(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
22(1)
Business Ethics Cases
23(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
23(1)
2 Constitutional Law for Business and Online Commerce
24(19)
Constitution of the United States of America
25(2)
Supremacy Clause
27(1)
Case 2.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Geier v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
27(1)
Commerce Clause
28(2)
Case 2.2 U.S. Supreme Court Reno, Attorney General of the United States v. Condon Attorney
29(1)
International Law Foreign Commerce Clause
30(1)
Bill of Rights
30(6)
Case 2.3 Fax.com, Inc. v. United States of America
32(1)
Case 2.4 U.S. Supreme Court Case United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.
33(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Broad Free Speech Rights Granted In Cyberspace
34(2)
Other Constitutional Clauses
36(2)
International Law Constitution of the People's Republic of China
38(1)
Chapter Summary
38(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
40(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
41(1)
Business Ethics Cases
42(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
42(1)
3 Traditional, Alternative, and E-Commerce Dispute Resolution
43(29)
The State Court Systems
44(2)
Contemporary Environment Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Lawsuit
46(1)
The Federal Court System
46(5)
Contemporary Environment I'll Take You to the U.S. Supreme Court!-Not!
51(1)
The Jurisdiction and Venue of Courts
51(3)
Case 3.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Shute
53(1)
The Pretrial Litigation Process
54(5)
Case 3.2 Norgart v. The Upjohn Company
56(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law E-Filings in Court
58(1)
Business Ethics Ford Settles SUV Rollover Lawsuit
59(1)
The Trial
59(2)
Case 3.3 Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc.
61(1)
The Appeal
61(1)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
62(3)
Case 3.4 U.S. Supreme Court Case Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams
63(2)
International Law Comparison of the Japanese and American Legal Systems
65(1)
Chapter Summary
65(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
69(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
69(1)
Business Ethics Cases
70(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
70(2)
4 Torts and Privacy
72(29)
Intentional Torts Against Persons
73(5)
Contemporary Environment Wal-Mart Shopper Wins
74(1)
Case 4.1 Lewis, Dennis, and Shemanski v. LeGrow
75(1)
Contemporary Environment Eminem Not Liable for Slander
76(1)
Case 4.2. Roach v. Stern
77(1)
Intentional Torts Against Property
78(1)
Unintentional Torts (Negligence)
79(5)
Case 4.3 Wilhelm v. Flores
80(1)
Case 4.4 James v. Meow Media, Inc.
81(1)
Case 4.5 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Frierson
82(1)
Landmark Case Palsgraf v. The Long Railroad Company
83(1)
Business Ethics Ouch! The Coffee's Too Hot!
84(1)
Special Negligence Doctrines
84(5)
Case 4.6 Matthias v. Actor Economy Lodging, Inc. and Motel 6 Operating L.P.
88(1)
Defenses Against Negligence
89(2)
Case 4.7 Lilya v. The Greater Gulf State Fair, Inc.
90(1)
Special Business Torts
91(2)
Strict Liability
93(1)
Case 4.8 Cook v. Whitsell-Sherman
93(1)
International Law Israeli Tort Law
94(1)
Chapter Summary
94(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
97(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
98(1)
Business Ethics Cases
99(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
100(1)
5 Intellectual Property and Internet Law
101(23)
Trade Secrets and Information Technology
102(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law The Economic Espionage Act
102(1)
Traditional and Cyber Patents
103(5)
Case 5.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc., d.b.a. Farm Advantage, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
104(1)
Business Ethics Inventor Wipes Ford's and Chrysler's Windshields Clean
105(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Cyber Business Plans Are Patentable
105(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Amazon.com Loses Its 1-Click Patent
106(2)
Copyrights and Internet Law
108(4)
Case 5.2 Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v. Passport Video
110(1)
Case 5.3 Newton v. Beastie Boys
110(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law The NET Act: Criminal Copyright Infringement
111(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law The Digital Millennium Copy-Right Act
112(1)
Trademarks and Online Commerce
112(7)
Case 5.4 U.S. Supreme Court Case Two Pesos, Inc. v. Taco Cabana, Inc.
115(3)
International Law International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
118(1)
Chapter Summary
119(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
121(1)
Critical LegalThinking Cases
121(1)
Business Ethics Cases
122(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
123(1)
6 Business and Cyber Crimes
124(25)
Definition of Crime
125(3)
Business Ethics Martha Stewart Guilty
128(1)
Criminal Procedure
128(3)
Case 6.1 U.S. Sepreme Court Case Atwater v. Lago Vista, Texas
129(2)
Contemporary Environment Federal Sentencing Guidelines
131(1)
Common Crimes
131(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law The Information Infrastructure Protection (IIP) Act
132(1)
White-Collar Crimes
133(4)
Business Ethics The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
134(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Cyber Crime-Identity Fraud
135(2)
Business Ethics Whistle-Blowers Sing for Millions
137(1)
Constitutional Safeguards
137(6)
Case 6.2 U.S. Supreme Court Case Kyllo v. United States
138(1)
Case 6.3 U.S. Supreme Court City of Indianapolis v. Edmond
139(3)
International Law Federal Antiterrorism Act of 2001
142(1)
Chapter Summary
143(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
146(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
146(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
147(2)
7 Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business
149(21)
Ethics
150(1)
Business Ethics Government "Gets Relief" From Bayer Aspirin
151(1)
International Law Caux Round Table Principles for International Business
151(1)
Moral Theories and Business Ethics
152(8)
Case 7.1 Bradley v. McDonald's Corporation
153(1)
Business Ethics Used-Car Dealer Punished for Fraud
154(1)
Case 7.2 Pizza Hut, Inc. v. Papa John's International, Inc.
155(1)
Case 7.3 U.S. Supreme Court Case Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
156(1)
Business Ethics Enron Corporation Plunges into Bankruptcy
157(1)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Prompts Public Companies to Adopt Code of Ethics
158(1)
International Law United Nations Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations
159(1)
Social Responsibility of Business
160(6)
Case 7.4. U.S. Supreme Court Case Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc.
161(1)
International Law Nike Just Did It In Vietnam
162(1)
Case 7.5. Cartier ease state Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Campbell
163(2)
Business Ethics •The Corporate Social Audit
165(1)
International Law Holocaust Victims' Asset Litigation Settled
166(1)
Chapter Summary
166(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
167(1)
Business Ethics Cases
167(2)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
169(1)
UNIT II Contracts 170(115)
8 Nature of Traditional and Online Contracts
170(14)
Definition of Contract
171(2)
Contemporary Environment The Evolution of the Modern Law of Contracts
172(1)
Sources of Contract Law
173(2)
Case 8.1 City of Everett, Washington v. Mitchell
174(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Uniform Electronic Commerce Act Adopted
175(1)
Classification of Contracts
175(5)
Case 8.2 Wrench LLC v. Taco Bell Corporation
177(3)
Equity
180(1)
Business Ethics Equity Saves Contracting Party
180(1)
International Law The United Nations Convention on Contracts for The International Sale of Goods
180(1)
Chapter Summary
181(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
182(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
182(1)
Business Ethics Cases
183(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
183(1)
9 Agreement and Consideration
184(21)
Agreement
185(1)
Offer
185(7)
Business Ethics Owner of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Battles Logo Designer
186(2)
Case 9.1 Mesaros v. United States
188(1)
Case 9.2 Lin v. The.TV Corporation International
189(2)
Contemporary Environment Option Contracts
191(1)
Acceptance
192(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Nondisclosure Agreements
194(1)
Consideration
194(6)
Case 9.3 Alden v. Presley
196(1)
Case 9.4 Cooper v. Smith
196(2)
Contemporary Environment Best-Efforts Contracts
198(2)
Chapter Summary
200(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
202(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
202(2)
Business Ethics Cases
204(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
204(1)
10 Capacity and Legality
205(19)
Minors
206(3)
Case 10.1 Jones v. Free Flight Sport Aviation, Inc.
208(1)
Contemporary Environment Statutes That Make Minors Liable for Special Types of Contracts
209(1)
Mentally Incompetent Persons
209(1)
Intoxicated Persons
210(1)
Illegality
211(6)
Business Ethics An Unlicensed Contractor Gets Dunked
213(1)
Case 10.2 Flood v. Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co.
214(1)
Case 10.3 Zivich v. Mentor Soccer Club, Inc.
215(1)
Contemporary Environment Covenant Not to Compete
216(1)
Case 10.4 Ryno v. Tyra
217(1)
Unconscionable Contracts
217(2)
Chapter Summary
219(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
221(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
221(1)
Business Ethics Cases
222(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
223(1)
11 Reality of Consent and Writing
224(21)
Mistakes
225(2)
Case 11.1 Wells Fargo Credit Corp. v. Martin
225(2)
Fraudulent Misrepresentation
227(3)
Business Ethics Don't Be Taken by Fraud
227(2)
Case 11.2 Wilson v. Western National Life Insurance Co.
229(1)
Undue Influence
230(1)
Duress
230(1)
Statute of Frauds
231(5)
Case 11.3 Sutton v. Warner
233(2)
Business Ethics An Oral Contract Isn't Worth the Paper It's Written On
235(1)
Sufficiency of the Writing
236(3)
International Law Japanese Hankos and Chinese Chops as Signatures
238(1)
Chapter Summary
239(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
241(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
242(1)
Business Ethics Cases
243(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
244(1)
12 Third-Party Rights and Discharge
245(20)
Assignment of Rights
246(3)
Case 12.1 Accured Financial Services, Incorporated v. Prime Retail, Incorporated
248(1)
Contemporary Environment Successive Assignments of the Same Right
249(1)
Delegation of Duties
249(2)
Third-Party Beneficiaries
251(3)
Case 12.2 Bain v. Gillispie
253(1)
Covenants and Conditions
254(2)
Discharge of Performance
256(4)
Case 12.3 Parker v. Arthur Murray, Inc.
258(1)
Contemporary Environment Commercial Impracticability
259(1)
Chapter Summary
260(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
262(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
262(2)
Business Ethics Cases
264(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
264(1)
13 Remedies for Breach of Traditional and Online Contracts
265(20)
Performance and Breach
266(4)
Case 13.1 Chodos v. West Publishing Company, Inc.
269(1)
Monetary Damages
270(4)
Case 13.2 Parker v. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
272(1)
Case 13.3 California and Hawaiian sugar Co., v. Sun Ship, Inc.
273(1)
Rescission and Restitution
274(1)
Contemporary Environment Must a Wedding Ring Be Returned If the Engagement Is Broken Off?
275(1)
Equitable Remedies
275(2)
Torts Associated with Contracts
277(3)
Case 13.4 Brumfield v. Death Row Records, Inc.
278(1)
Case 13.5 O'Neill v. Gallant Insurance Company
279(1)
Chapter Summary
280(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
282(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
282(1)
Business Ethics Cases
283(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
284(1)
UNIT III Sales, Lease, and E-Commerce Contracts 285(100)
14 Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
285(16)
Contemporary Environment The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
286(1)
Scope of Article 2 (Sales)
286(3)
Case 14.1 Hector v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
287(2)
Scope of Article 2A (Leases)
289(1)
Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
290(7)
Contemporary Environment. UCC Firm Offer Rule
291(1)
Contemporary Environment UCC Permits Additional Terms
292(1)
Contemporary Environment The "Battle of the Forms"
293(1)
Contemporary Environment UCC Written Confirmation Rule
294(2)
Business Ethics Use of Letters of Credit in International Trade
296(1)
Chapter Summary
297(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
299(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
299(1)
Business Ethics Cases
300(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
300(1)
15 Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
301(16)
Identification and Passage of Title
302(2)
Contemporary Environment Bulk Sales Law
304(1)
Risk of Loss: No Breach of Sales Contract
304(3)
Contemporary Environment Shipping Terms
305(2)
Risk of Loss: Conditional Sales
307(1)
Case 15.1. Prewitt v. Numismatic Funding Corp.
308(1)
Risk of Loss: Breach of Sales Contract
308(1)
Risk of Loss: Lease Contracts
309(1)
Contemporary Environment Insuring Against Loss
309(1)
Sales of Nonowners
310(2)
Business Ethics International Trade Terms
312(1)
Chapter Summary
312(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
315(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
315(1)
Business Ethics Cases
316(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
316(1)
16 Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
317(23)
Seller's and Lessor's Performance
318(4)
Case 16.1 Joc Oil USA, Inc. v. Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc.
320(1)
Business Ethics Good Faith and Reasonableness Govern the Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
321(1)
Buyer's and Lessee's Performance
322(2)
Seller's and Lessor's Remedies
324(3)
Contemporary Environment Lost Volume Seller
327(1)
Buyer's and Lessee's Remedies
327(4)
Additional Issues Affecting Performance and Breach
331(2)
Business Ethics Unconscionable Contract
332(1)
Chapter Summary
333(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
337(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
337(1)
Business Ethics Cases
338(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
339(1)
17 E-Commerce, Domain Names, and Internet Law
340(21)
The Internet
341(3)
Case 17.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Reno, Attorney General of the United States v. American CMI Liberties Union
342(1)
Care 17.2 John Doe v. GTE Corporation
343(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Anti-Spam Statute
344(1)
E-Mail and Web Contracts
344(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Electronic Contracts Meet Writing Requirement of the Statute of Frauds
344(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Electronic Signatures Recognized by Federal Law
345(1)
Domain Names
346(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Anticybersquatting Act Passed By Congress
347(1)
Case 17.3 E. & J. Gallo Winery v. Spider Webs Ltd.
347(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Armani Outmaneuvered for Domain Name
348(1)
E-Commerce and Licensing
348(8)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Counteroffers Ineffectual Against Electronic Agents
349(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Consumers Saved from Electronic Errors
351(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Software and Information Access Contracts
352(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Electronic Self-Help
354(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Electronic Communications Privacy Act
356(1)
Chapter Summary
356(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
358(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
358(1)
Business Ethics Cases
359(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
360(1)
18 Warranties and Product Liability
361(24)
Warranties of Quality
362(6)
Care 18.1 Denny v. Ford Motor company
364(4)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Warranty Disclaimers in Software Licenses
368(1)
Product Liability Based on Fault
368(1)
Strict Liability
369(3)
Contemporary Environment Strict Liability in Tort
371(1)
The Concept of Defect
372(4)
Care 18.2 Shoshone Coca-Cola Bottling Co. v. Dolinski
372(1)
Care 18.3 Lakin v. Senco Products, Inc.
373(1)
Business Ethics General Motors Hit with Billion-Dollar Judgment
374(1)
Care 18.4 Nowak v. Faberge USA, Inc.
375(1)
Defenses to Product Liability
376(3)
Business Ethics Design Defect in Pool Equipment
377(2)
International Law Product Liability Law in Japan
379(1)
Chapter Summary
379(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
381(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
382(1)
Business Ethics Cases
383(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
384(1)
UNIT IV Negotiable Instruments and Digital Banking 385(73)
19 Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments
385(28)
Negotiable Instruments
386(1)
Types of Negotiable Instruments
387(4)
Creating a Negotiable Instrument
391(6)
Contemporary Environment Signing As an Authorized Representative
392(2)
International Law Negotiable Instruments Payable in Foreign Currency
394(1)
Contemporary Environment Payable to Order or to Bearer
395(2)
Transfer by Assignment and Transfer by Negotiation
397(1)
Contemporary Environment Converting Order and Bearer Paper
398(1)
Indorsements
398(5)
Contemporary Environment Multiple Payees or Indorsees
402(1)
Forged Indorsement
403(1)
Contemporary Environment The Imposter Rule
404(1)
Contemporary Environment The Fictitious Payee Rule
404(1)
Chapter Summary
404(6)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
410(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
410(2)
Business Ethics Cases
412(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
412(1)
20 Holder in Due Course and Liability
413(23)
Holder Versus Holder in Due Course
414(1)
Requirements for HDC Status
415(2)
Signature Liability of Parties
417(6)
Case 20.1 Grand Island Production Credit Assn. v. Humphrey
420(1)
Case 20.2 Clements v. Central Bank of Georgia
421(2)
Warranty Liability of Parties
423(1)
Defenses
424(4)
Contemporary Environment HDC Status Eliminated with Respect to Consumer Credit Transactions
427(1)
Discharge
428(1)
Chapter Summary
428(5)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
433(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
433(2)
Business Ethics Cases
435(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
435(1)
21 Checks and Digital Banking
436(22)
The Bank-Customer Relationship
437(1)
Ordinary Checks
437(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Electronic Fund Transfer Systems
439(1)
Special Types of Checks
439(3)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Bank Debit Cards
441(1)
Honoring Checks
442(2)
Contemporary Environment Federal Currency Reporting Law
444(1)
Forged Signatures and Altered Checks
444(2)
The Collection Process
446(4)
Contemporary Environment The Federal Reserve System
446(4)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Commercial Wire Transfers
450(1)
Chapter Summary
450(5)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
455(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
455(2)
Business Ethics Cases
457(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
457(1)
UNIT V Debtor-Creditor Relationship 458(50)
22 Credit, Secured Transactions, and Surety Agreements
458(25)
Unsecured and Secured Credit
459(1)
Contemporary Environment Klondike Bar's Unsecured Claim Melts
460(1)
Security Interests in Real Property
460(3)
Contemporary Environment Material Person's Lien
463(1)
Security Interests in Personal Property
463(10)
Contemporary Environment Revised Article 9-Secured Transactions
466(1)
Case 22.1 In re Greenbelt Cooperative, Inc.
467(4)
Contemporary Environment Artisan's and Mechanic's Liens
471(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Revised Article 9 Recognizes E-Commerce
473(1)
Surety and Guaranty Arrangements
473(2)
Case 22.2• General Motors Acceptance Corporation v. Daniels
474(1)
Contemporary Environment Collection Remedies
475(1)
Chapter Summary
475(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
479(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
480(1)
Business Ethics Cases
481(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
482(1)
23 Bankruptcy and Reorganization
483(25)
Federal Bankruptcy Code
484(1)
Chapter 7 Liquidation Bankruptcy
485(9)
Case 23.1. In re Witwer
488(1)
Contemporary Environment Homestead Exemptions
489(2)
Business Ethics Voidable Transfers
491(2)
Case 23.1. U.S. Supreme Court Case Kawaauhau v. Geiger
493(1)
Chapter 11 Reorganization Bankruptcy
494(4)
Contemporary Environment Small Business Bankruptcy
496(2)
Contemporary Environment Kmart Emerges from Bankruptcy
498(1)
Chapter 13 Consumer Debt Adjustment
498(3)
Chapter 12 Family Farmer Bankruptcy
501(1)
Contemporary Environment Sarbanes-Oxley Act Imposes Criminal Penalties for Bankruptcy Fraud
502(1)
Chapter Summary
502(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
505(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
505(2)
Business Ethics Cases
507(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
507(1)
UNIT VI Business Organizations 508(192)
24 Agency
508(28)
Agency
509(1)
Formation of an Agency Relationship
510(3)
Business Ethics Apparent Agency
512(1)
Principal's and Agent's Duties
513(4)
Contract Liability to Third Parties
517(2)
Tort Liability to Third Parties
519(4)
Case 24.1 Edgewater Motels, Inc. v. Gatzke and Walgreen Co.
520(2)
Case 24.2 Desert Cab Inc. v. Marino
522(1)
Termination of an Agency
523(3)
Contemporary Environment Irrevocable Agency
524(2)
Independent Contractor
526(4)
Case 24.3 Maldonado v. Gateway Hotel Holdings, L.L.C.
528(1)
Business Ethics Principal Liable for Repo Man's Tort
529(1)
Chapter Summary
530(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
533(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
533(2)
Ethics Cases
535(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
535(1)
25 Sole Proprietorships and Partnerships
536(24)
Entrepreneurship
537(1)
Contemporary Environment The Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Creation of Amazon.com
538(1)
Sole Proprietorship
538(2)
Contemporary Environment d.b.a.-"Doing Business As"
539(1)
Case 25.1 Vernon v. Schuster, d/b/a Diversity Heating and Plumbing
540(1)
General Partnership
540(8)
Case 25.2 Vohland v. Sweet
543(2)
Case 25.3 Zuckerman v. Antenucci
545(1)
Case 25.4 Edward A. KemmierMemorial Foundation v. Mitchell
546(2)
Contemporary Environment Right of Survivorship
548(1)
Limited Partnership
548(4)
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
552(2)
Contemporary Environment Accounting Firms Operate as LLPs
553(1)
Business Ethics Partnerships Outside the United States
553(1)
Chapter Summary
554(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
557(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
557(2)
Business Ethics Cases
559(1)
Briefng the Case WritingAssignment
559(1)
26 Formation and Operation of Domestic and Multinational Corporations
560(27)
Nature of the Corporation
561(3)
Case 26.1 We're Associates Company v. Cohen, Stracher & Bloom, RC.
564(1)
Incorporation Procedures
564(8)
Case 26.2 Coopers & Lybrand v. Fox
565(2)
Contemporary Environment Selecting a Corporate Name
567(5)
Contemporary Environment C Corporations and S Corporations
572(1)
Financing the Corporation
572(3)
Contemporary Environment Stock Options and Stock Warrants
575(1)
Corporate Powers
575(1)
Dissolution and Termination of Corporations
576(2)
Business Ethics International Branch Offices and Subsidiary Corporations
577(1)
Chapter Summary
578(6)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
584(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
584(1)
Business Ethics Cases
585(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
586(1)
27 Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders
587(29)
Shareholders
588(6)
Case 27.1 Kinney Shoe Corp. v. Polan
593(1)
Contemporary Environment Close Corporations
594(1)
Board of Directors
594(4)
Contemporary Environment States Enact Constituency Statutes
595(2)
Business Ethics The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Regulates Accounting Practices
597(1)
Corporate Officers
598(2)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Delaware Amends Corporation Code to Recognize Electronic Communications
599(1)
Liability of Corporate Directors and Officers
600(6)
Case 27.2 Smith v. Van Gorkom
601(3)
Case 27.3 Hill v. Southeastern Floor Covering Co., Inc.
604(2)
Business Ethics The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Improves Corporate Governance
606(1)
Chapter Summary
606(6)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
612(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
613(1)
Business Ethics Cases
614(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
615(1)
28 Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
616(21)
Proxy Solicitation
617(3)
Business Ethics Shareholder Resolution
619(1)
Mergers and Acquisitions
620(4)
Case 28.1 In the Matter of Appraisal of Shell Oil Company
623(1)
Tender Offers
624(4)
Contemporary Environment Leveraged Buyouts
625(2)
Case 28.2 Paramount Communications Inc. v. QVC Network Inc.
627(1)
Business Ethics Golden Parachutes
627(1)
State Antitakeover Statutes
628(1)
Case 28.3 U.S. Supreme Court Case CTS Corporation v. Dynamics Corporation of America
628(1)
Business Ethics The Exon-Florio Law
629(1)
Chapter Summary
629(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
633(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
633(2)
Business Ethics Cases
635(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
636(1)
29 Limited Liability Companies
637(20)
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
638(4)
Case 29.1 Page v. Roscoe, LLC
640(1)
Case 29.2 Creative Resource Management, Inc. v. Soskin
641(1)
Contemporary Environment Why Operate a Business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?
642(1)
Formation of an LLC
642(5)
Contemporary Environment DreamWorks SKG, LLC: Script for a Movie Company
647(1)
Member-Managed and Manager-Managed LLCs
647(3)
Dissolution of an LLC
650(2)
International Law Limited Liability Companies in Foreign Countries
652(1)
Chapter Summary
652(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
654(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
654(2)
Business Ethics Cases
656(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
656(1)
30 Franchises, Licensing, and Strategic Alliances
657(18)
Franchise
658(6)
Care 30.1 Carlock v. Pillsbury Company
663(1)
International Law International Franchising
664(1)
Liability of Franchisors and Franchisees
664(4)
Case 30.2 Cislaw v. Southland Corporation
665(1)
Case 30.3 Martin v. McDonald's Corporation
665(2)
Case 30.4 Holiday Inns, Inc. v. Shelburne
667(1)
Licensing
668(1)
Joint Venture
668(1)
Internation Law Starbucks Invades the World
668(1)
Strategic Alliance
669(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Strategic Internet Alliances in China 669 Chapter Summary
669(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
672(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
672(2)
Business Ethics Cases
674(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
674(1)
31 Investor Protection and Online Securities Transactions
675(25)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
676(1)
Case 31.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Edwards
677(1)
The Securities Act of 1933-Going Public
677(4)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Company Goes Public over the Internet
679(2)
Contemporary Environment Securities Offerings Must Be Written in Plain English
681(1)
Private and Other Transactions Exempt from Registration
681(3)
Violations of the Securities Act of 1933
684(2)
Business Ethics Sarbanes-Oxley Act Erects a Wall Between Investment Bankers and Security Analysis
685(1)
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934-Trading in Securities
686(3)
Case 31.2 Securities and Exchange Commission v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co.
687(1)
Case 31.3 U.S. Supreme Court Case United States v. O'Hagan
688(1)
Business Ethics Reg FD Requires Fair Disclosure to All
689(1)
Violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
689(1)
Short-Swing Profits
690(2)
State Securities Laws
692(1)
Chapter Summary
692(5)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
697(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
697(1)
Business Ethics Cases
698(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
699(1)
UNIT VII Government Regulation 700(94)
32 Antitrust Law
700(25)
Federal Antitrust Laws
701(1)
Section 1 of the Sherman Act-Restraints of Trade
702(5)
Business Ethics The Department of Justice Flunks the Ivy League Schools
703(3)
Case 32.1. U.S. Supreme Court ease state Oil Company v. Khan
706(1)
Contemporary Environment How Trade Association Members Can Avoid Antitrust Liability
707(1)
Section 2 of the Sherman Act-Monopolization
707(3)
Online Commerce & Internet Law United States v. Microsoft Corporation
709(1)
Section 7 of the Clayton Act-Mergers
710(3)
Section 3 of the Clayton Act-Tying Arrangements
713(1)
Section 2 of the Clayton Act-Price Discrimination
713(2)
Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act-Unfair Methods of Competition
715(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law Unfair and Deceptive Acts Prohibited over the Internet
715(1)
Exemptions from Antitrust Laws
715(2)
Contemporary Environment The NFL Sacks Maurice Clarett
716(1)
State Antitrust Laws
717(1)
International Law Japanese Keiretsus Ignore Antitrust Laws
717(1)
Chapter Summary
717(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
721(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
722(1)
Business Ethics Cases
723(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
724(1)
33 Consumer and Environmental Protection
725(26)
Administrative Law
726(2)
Business Ethics Do-Not-Call Registry
727(1)
Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics Safety
728(3)
Contemporary Environment A Hidden Source of Protein in Peanut Butter
729(2)
International Law United Nations Blosafety Protocol for Genetically Altered Foods
731(1)
Product Safety
731(1)
Business Ethics Lemon Laws Protect Consumers from Sour Deals
732(1)
Unfair and Deceptive Practices
732(2)
Case 33.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Federal Trade Commission v. Colgate-Palmolive Company
733(1)
Environmental Protection
734(9)
Case 33.2 . U.S. Supreme Court Case Whitman, Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency v. American Trucking Association
736(1)
Contemporary Environment Indoor Air Pollution
737(2)
International Law Kyoto Protocol Reduces Greenhouse Gases
739(1)
Contemporary Environment The Superfund
740(2)
Case 33.3 U.S. Supreme Court Case Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill, Secretary of the Interior
742(1)
State Environmental Protection Laws
743(8)
Chapter Summary
743(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercise
747(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
748(1)
Business Ethics Cases
749(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
750(1)
34 Labor and Employment Law
751(22)
Labor Law
752(7)
Case 34.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Lechmere, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board
754(1)
Case 34.2 U.S. Supreme Court Case National Labor Relations Board v. Exchange Parts Co.
755(2)
Contemporary Environment State Right-to-Work Laws
757(2)
Contemporary Environment Plant Closing Act
759(1)
Worker's Compensation Acts
759(2)
Case 34.3 Smith v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
760(1)
Occupational Safety and Health Act
761(1)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
762(1)
Business Ethics Microsoft Violates Employment Law
762(1)
Other Worker Protection Laws
763(1)
Government Programs
764(2)
Chapter Summary
766(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
769(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
770(1)
Business Ethics Cases
771(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
772(1)
35 Equal Opportunity in Employment
773(21)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
774(1)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
774(9)
Case 35.1 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Newark Branch v. Town of Harrison, New Jersey
776(1)
Case 35.2 Barbano v. Madison County
777(1)
Case 35.3 U.S. Supreme Court Hams v. Forklift Systems, Inc.
778(1)
Contemporary Environment Affirmative Defense in Sexual Harassment Cases
779(1)
Online Commerce & Internet Law E-Mail Can Create a Hostile Work Environment
780(1)
Case 35.4 U.S. Supreme Court Case International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW v. Johnson Controls, Inc.
781(2)
Equal Pay Act of 1963
783(1)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
783(2)
Case 35.5 U.S. Supreme Court Case Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
784(1)
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
785(2)
Case 35.6 U.S. Supreme Court Case PGS Tour, Inc. v. Martin
786(1)
Business Ethics International Reach of U.S. Antidiscrimination Laws
787(1)
Affirmative Action
787(1)
State and Local Government Antidiscrimination Laws
788(1)
Business Ethics Japan Adopts an Equal Opportunity in Employment Law
788(1)
Chapter Summary
789(3)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
792(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
792(1)
Business Ethics Cases
793(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
793(1)
UNIT VIII Property, Insurance, and Estates 794(68)
36 Personal Property and Bailments
794(18)
The Nature of Personal Property
795(1)
Acquiring Ownership of Personal Property
796(4)
Case 36.1 Gruen v. Gruen
797(2)
Care 36.2 Giha v. Giha
799(1)
Mislaid, Lost, and Abandoned Property
800(2)
Contemporary Environment Estray Statutes
800(1)
Care 36.3 Willsmore v. Township of Oceola, Michigan
801(1)
Business Ethics Who Owns the Treasure Trove on the SS Central America?
802(1)
Bailments
802(5)
Case 36.4. Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word v. Meaux
803(2)
Contemporary Environment Parking Lots Liability
805(2)
Chapter Summary
807(2)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
809(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
810(1)
Business Ethics Cases
811(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
811(1)
37 Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationship
812(25)
Real Property
813(5)
Case 37.1 Cunningham v. Hastings
816(2)
Transfer of Ownership of Real Property
818(4)
Case 37.2. Witt v. Miller
821(1)
Nonpossessory Interests
822(2)
Case 37.3 Walker v. Ayres
823(1)
Landlord-Tenant Relationship
824(4)
Lane Use Regulation
828(2)
Chapter Summary
830(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
834(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
834(2)
Business Ethics Cases
836(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
836(1)
38 Insurance, Wills, and Estates
837(25)
Insurance
838(6)
Contemporary Environment Business Insurance
841(2)
Case 38.1 Amex Life Assurance Company v. Slome Capital Corp.
843(1)
International Law Lloyd's of London
844(1)
Wills
844(7)
Contemporary Environment Videotaped Wills
851(1)
Intestate Succession
851(1)
Living Wills
852(1)
Trusts
852(1)
Living Trusts
853(2)
Chapter Summary
855(4)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
859(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
859(2)
Business Ethics Cams
861(1)
Briefing the Case WritingAssignment
861(1)
UNIIT IX The Global Environment 862(23)
39 International and Comparative Law
862(23)
The United States and Foreign Affairs
863(2)
Case 39.1 U.S. Supreme Court Case Crosby, Secretary of Administration and Finance of Massachusetts v. National Foreign Made Council
884
Sources of International Law
865(1)
The United Nations
866(3)
International Law The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
887(1)
International Law The World Bank
888
Regional International Organizations
869(3)
International Law Free 'Fade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
870(2)
The World Trade Organization (WTO)
872(3)
International Law China Joins the WTO
873(1)
International Law WTO Audits U.S. Tax Law
874(1)
International Law The International Criminal Court
875(1)
National Courts Deciding International Dispute
875(5)
Case 39.2 U.S. Supreme Court Case Republic of Argentina v. Weltover, Inc.
877(1)
International Law Jewish Law and the Torah
878(1)
International Law Islamic Law and the Koran
879(1)
International Law Hindu Law-Dharmasastra
879(1)
Chapter Summary
880(1)
Working the Web Internet Exercises
881(1)
Critical Legal Thinking Cases
881(1)
Business Ethics Cases
882(1)
Briefing the Case Writing Assignment
883(2)
APPENDIX A Case Appendix 885(37)
APPENDIX B The Constitution of the United States 922(8)
APPENDIX C Uniform Commercial Code (2000 Official Text), Article 2 930(19)
APPENDIX D Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts) 949(6)
Glossary 955(30)
Case Index 985(5)
Subject Index 990


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