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Essentials of Business Law,9780073054278

Essentials of Business Law

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Summary

The sixth edition of this popular textbook presents the most practical, most current, and only concise, broad-based introduction to the study of business law principles and practices. The material has been revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the legal field, and every chapter includes an abundance of real-world examples that illustrate the law at work. In-depth coverage of the latest issues in business law, including new coverage of technology, product liability, and employment law, is also provided. New presentation and an engaging design make the book easy to teach and understand, and the new and expanded pedagogy, with an emphasis on teachability and assessment, offers teachers and students a wealth of opportunities for enriching the learning experience. Students will come away with a clear understanding of business law topics and be able to identify, explain, and apply the principles of business law in the world around them.

Table of Contents

Preface v
PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO LAW
1(76)
Our System of Law
2(15)
The Law in Our World
3(1)
Applications of Law
3(1)
Personal Applications of Law
4(1)
Business Applications of Law
4(1)
Government Applications of Law
4(1)
Origins of Law
4(3)
Constitutional Law
4(1)
Common Law
5(1)
Precedent
5(1)
Case Law
6(1)
Statutory Law
6(1)
Administrative Law
6(1)
Uniform Commercial Code
7(1)
Classification of Laws
7(1)
Moral Law
8(1)
The Operation of Our System of Law
8(1)
A System of Courts
8(2)
Court Jurisdiction
8(1)
Federal Courts
8(1)
State Courts
9(1)
Chapter Summary
10(1)
Assessment
11(6)
Matching Legal Terms
11(1)
Multiple Choice Quiz
12(1)
Discussion Questions
13(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
14(1)
Case Questions
15(1)
Case Analysis
15(1)
Legal Research
16(1)
Ethics and the Law
17(13)
Ethics in Our World
18(1)
Ethics, Morals, and Values
19(1)
Sources of Group and Individual Values
19(1)
The Relationship between Law and Ethics
20(1)
Responses to Ethical Issues
20(2)
Responses of Business Firms
20(2)
Responses of Educational Institutions
22(1)
Responses of Governments
22(1)
Responses of Trade and Professional Associations
22(1)
Ways to Ensure Ethical Practices
22(1)
Whistleblowing
23(1)
Integration of Ethics into Business and Government
23(1)
Chapter Summary
23(1)
Assessment
24(6)
Matching Legal Terms
24(1)
True/False Quiz
25(1)
Discussion Questions
25(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
26(1)
Case Questions
27(1)
Case Analysis
28(1)
Legal Research
29(1)
Criminal Law
30(14)
Crime
31(1)
Classification of Crimes
31(1)
Treason
31(1)
Felony
32(1)
Misdemeanor
32(1)
Crimes in the Business World
32(5)
White-Collar Crime
32(1)
Arson
33(1)
Larceny
33(1)
Bribery
34(1)
False Pretenses
34(1)
Forgery
35(1)
Perjury
35(1)
Embezzlement
35(1)
Extortion
36(1)
Other Business-Related Crimes
36(1)
Chapter Summary
37(1)
Chapter 3 Assessment
37(7)
Matching Legal Terms
37(1)
True/False Quiz
38(1)
Discussion Questions
39(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
39(1)
Case Questions
40(1)
Case Analysis
41(2)
Legal Research
43(1)
Tort Law
44(18)
The Nature of Torts
45(1)
The Law of Torts
45(1)
Defamation
45(1)
Libel and Slander
45(4)
Characteristics of Libel
45(2)
Characteristics of Slander
47(1)
Trade Libel
48(1)
Humor and Slander
49(1)
Defenses to Defamation
49(1)
Nuisance
49(1)
Conversion
50(1)
Negligence
50(3)
Unavoidable Accident
51(1)
The ``Reasonable Person''
51(1)
Kinds of Negligence
52(1)
Liability
53(2)
Vicarious Liability
53(1)
Strict Liability
53(2)
Chapter Summary
55(1)
Chapter 4 Assessment
55(7)
Matching Legal Terms
55(1)
True/False Quiz
56(1)
Discussion Questions
57(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
57(1)
Case Questions
58(1)
Case Analysis
59(2)
Legal Research
61(1)
Administrative Law
62(15)
Administrative Agencies
63(1)
Organization of Governments
64(1)
Legislative Branch of Government
64(1)
Executive Branch of Government
64(1)
Judicial Branch of Government
64(1)
Functions of Administrative Agencies
65(1)
Regulating Conduct
65(1)
Fulfilling Government Requirements
65(1)
Disbursing Benefits
65(1)
Providing Goods and Services
65(1)
How and Why an Administrative Agency Is Formed
65(2)
Similarities between Administrative Agencies and Governments
67(1)
Executive Function
67(1)
Legislative Function
67(1)
Judicial Function
67(1)
Differences between Administrative Agencies and Governments
67(2)
Executive Function
68(1)
Legislative Function
68(1)
Judicial Function
68(1)
Criticism of Administrative Agencies
69(1)
Chapter Summary
69(1)
Chapter 5 Assessment
70(7)
Matching Legal Terms
70(1)
True/False Quiz
70(1)
Discussion Questions
71(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
72(1)
Case Questions
72(1)
Case Analysis
73(2)
Legal Research
75(2)
PART TWO CONTRACTS
77(120)
Introduction to Contracts
78(16)
The Nature of a Contract
79(1)
Agreements That Result in Contracts
79(1)
Purposes of a Contract
79(1)
Elements of an Enforceable Contract
79(2)
Offer and Acceptance
80(1)
Mutual Agreement
80(1)
Consideration
80(1)
Competent Parties
80(1)
Legality of Purpose
80(1)
Proper Form
80(1)
Kinds of Contracts
81(3)
Oral Contracts
81(1)
Written Contracts
82(1)
Express Contracts
82(1)
Implied Contracts
82(1)
Formal Contracts
83(1)
Simple Contracts
83(1)
Entire Contracts
84(1)
Divisible Contracts
84(1)
Status of Contracts
84(1)
Executory Contracts
84(1)
Executed Contracts
85(1)
Enforceability of Contracts
85(2)
Valid Contracts
85(1)
Void Contracts
85(2)
Voidable Contracts
87(1)
Chapter Summary
87(1)
Chapter 6 Assessment
88(6)
Matching Legal Terms
88(1)
True/False Quiz
89(1)
Discussion Questions
89(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
90(1)
Case Questions
91(1)
Case Analysis
92(1)
Legal Research
93(1)
Offer, Acceptance, and Mutual Agreement
94(19)
Reaching Mutual Agreement
95(1)
Characteristics of a Valid Offer
95(1)
An Offer Must Be Definite and Certain
95(1)
An Offer Must Be Communicated
95(1)
An Offer Must Intend an Enforceable Obligation
96(1)
Bids, Advertising, and Public Offers
96(2)
Bids and Estimates
96(1)
Advertising
97(1)
Public Offers
97(1)
Characteristics of a Valid Acceptance
98(2)
An Acceptance Must Be Communicated
98(1)
An Acceptance Must Be Unconditional
98(2)
Termination of an Offer
100(1)
Termination by Lapse of Time
100(1)
Termination by Revocation
100(1)
Termination by Rejection
101(1)
Defective Agreements
101(5)
Fraud
101(2)
Misrepresentation
103(1)
Mistake
103(1)
Undue Influence
104(1)
Duress
104(1)
Contracts of Adhesion
105(1)
Unconscionable Contracts
105(1)
Chapter Summary
106(1)
Chapter 7 Assessment
106(7)
Matching Legal Terms
106(1)
True/False Quiz
107(1)
Discussion Questions
108(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
109(1)
Case Questions
109(1)
Case Analysis
110(2)
Legal Research
112(1)
Consideration
113(13)
The Nature of Consideration
114(1)
Characteristics of Valid Consideration
114(1)
Legality of Consideration
114(1)
Adequacy of Consideration
115(1)
Possibility of Performance
115(1)
Kinds of Valid Consideration
115(2)
A Promise for a Promise
115(1)
Promises of Forbearance
116(1)
Pledges or Subscriptions
116(1)
Consideration and the Uniform Commercial Code
117(1)
General Release
117(1)
Agreements That Lack Consideration
118(1)
Barren Promises
118(1)
Gratuitous Promises
118(1)
Agreements Supported by Moral Consideration
119(1)
Agreements Supported by Past Consideration
119(1)
Chapter Summary
119(1)
Chapter 8 Assessment
120(6)
Matching Legal Terms
120(1)
True/False Quiz
120(1)
Discussion Questions
121(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
122(1)
Case Questions
123(1)
Case Analysis
124(1)
Legal Research
125(1)
Competent Parties
126(13)
The Capacity to Contract
127(1)
Minors' Contracts
127(4)
Avoidance of Minors' Contracts
127(1)
Ratification of Minors' Contracts
128(1)
Disaffirmance of Minors' Contracts
128(1)
Minors' Enforceable Contracts
129(1)
Liability for Minors' Torts and Crimes
130(1)
Contracts of the Mentally Incompetent
131(1)
Contracts of Persons Affected by Drugs or Alcohol
132(1)
Chapter Summary
132(1)
Chapter 9 Assessment
133(6)
Matching Legal Terms
133(1)
True/False Quiz
133(1)
Discussion Questions
134(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
135(1)
Case Questions
136(1)
Case Analysis
137(1)
Legal Research
138(1)
Legal Purpose of Contracts
139(14)
Legality and the Public Interest
140(1)
Classification of Illegal Agreements
140(1)
Effect of Illegality
140(1)
Agreements in Violation of Statutes
140(2)
Agreements Made on Sundays or Legal Holidays
140(1)
Gambling and Wagering Agreements
141(1)
Usurious Agreements
141(1)
Unlicensed Transactions
142(1)
Agreements against Public Policy
142(2)
Agreements That Obstruct or Pervert Justice
142(1)
Agreements That Restrain Marriage
143(1)
Agreements That Interfere with Public Service
143(1)
Agreements to Defraud Creditors and Other Persons
143(1)
Illegal Restraints of Trade
144(1)
Sherman Antitrust Act
144(1)
Robinson-Patman Act
144(1)
Legal Restraints of Trade
145(1)
Government-Granted Monopolies
145(1)
Private Franchises
145(1)
Zoning Regulations
146(1)
Environmental and Safety Regulations
146(1)
Chapter Summary
146(1)
Chapter 10 Assessment
147(6)
Matching Legal Terms
147(1)
True/False Quiz
148(1)
Discussion Questions
148(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
149(1)
Case Questions
150(1)
Case Analysis
151(1)
Legal Research
152(1)
Form of Contracts
153(13)
The Requirements of Proper Form
154(1)
When Contracts Should Be in Writing
154(1)
The Parol Evidence Rule
154(1)
The Statute of Frauds
155(1)
Types of Contracts That Must Be in Writing
155(3)
Agreements by an Executor or Administrator to Pay the Debts of a Deceased Person
155(1)
Agreements to Answer for the Debts of Another
156(1)
Agreements That Cannot Be Completed in Less Than One Year
156(1)
Agreements Made in Contemplation of Marriage
156(1)
Agreements to Sell Any Interest in Real Property
157(1)
Agreements to Sell Personal Property for $500 or More
157(1)
Information Included in a Written Contract
158(1)
Chapter Summary
159(1)
Chapter 11 Assessment
160(6)
Matching Legal Terms
160(1)
True/False Quiz
160(1)
Discussion Questions
161(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
162(1)
Case Questions
163(1)
Case Analysis
163(2)
Legal Research
165(1)
Operation of Contracts
166(14)
Contracts Involving Third Parties
167(1)
Rights of Third Parties
167(1)
Third-Party Beneficiaries
167(1)
Incidental Beneficiaries
167(1)
Assignment of Rights
168(3)
Form of Assignment
168(1)
Notice of Assignment
168(1)
Rights That May Be Transferred
169(1)
The Assignor's Guaranty
169(1)
Contracts That May Not Be Assigned
169(2)
Delegation of Duties
171(1)
Assignment and Delegation by Law
171(1)
Death of a Contracting Party
171(1)
Bankruptcy of a Contracting Party
172(1)
Novation
172(1)
Chapter Summary
172(1)
Chapter 12 Assessment
173(7)
Matching Legal Terms
173(1)
True/False Quiz
174(1)
Discussion Questions
175(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
175(1)
Case Questions
176(1)
Case Analysis
177(2)
Legal Research
179(1)
Discharge of Contracts
180(17)
Termination of Contracts
181(1)
Termination by Agreement
181(1)
Termination by Performance
181(2)
Substantial Performance
181(1)
Performance by Payment of Money
182(1)
Tender and Its Effect
182(1)
Termination by Impossibility of Performance
183(1)
Personal-Service Contracts
184(1)
Frustration of Purpose
184(1)
Termination by Alteration
184(1)
Termination by Operation of Law
185(1)
Termination by Breach of Contract
185(2)
Anticipatory Breach
185(1)
Breach Resulting from a Deliberate or Negligent Act
186(1)
Failure to Perform an Obligation
186(1)
Termination to Protect a Consumer
187(1)
Remedies for Breach of a Contract
187(2)
Specific Performance
187(1)
Restraining Order or Injunction
188(1)
Chapter Summary
189(1)
Chapter 13 Assessment
190(7)
Matching Legal Terms
190(1)
True/False Quiz
190(1)
Discussion Questions
191(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
192(1)
Case Questions
193(1)
Case Analysis
194(2)
Legal Research
196(1)
PART THREE SALES, AGENCY, AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
197(82)
Transfer of Title
198(15)
Title
199(1)
The Right of Ownership
199(1)
Kinds of Property
199(1)
Real Property
199(1)
Personal Property
199(1)
How Title Passes
200(1)
Bill of Sale
200(1)
Bill of Lading
200(1)
Warehouse Receipt
201(1)
When Title Passes
201(1)
Intent
201(1)
Specific Time
201(1)
Conditional Sales
202(1)
Conditions Precedent
202(1)
Conditions Subsequent
202(1)
Lost and Stolen Goods
202(1)
Transfer of Title by Estoppel
203(1)
Examples of Estoppel
203(1)
Sales by Persons Having Rightful Possession
204(1)
Sales by Persons Having Wrongful Possession
204(1)
Transfer of Title to Fungible Goods
205(1)
Chapter Summary
206(1)
Chapter 14 Assessment
207(6)
Matching Legal Terms
207(1)
True/False Quiz
207(1)
Discussion Questions
208(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
209(1)
Case Questions
210(1)
Case Analysis
211(1)
Legal Research
212(1)
Sales
213(18)
The Law of Sales
214(1)
Contract for Sale
214(1)
Contract to Sell
215(1)
Oral, Written, and Implied Contracts
215(1)
Entire and Divisible Sales Contracts
215(1)
Contracts for Labor and Materials
216(1)
Trial Periods and Returns
216(2)
Contract for Sale with Right of Return
217(1)
Sale on Approval
217(1)
Sale on Return
217(1)
Other Kinds of Sales
218(1)
Auction Sales
218(1)
Conditional Sales
218(1)
Delivery
219(1)
Sales f.o.b. Shipping Point
219(1)
Sales f.o.b. Destination
219(1)
Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
220(4)
Sellers' Remedies
220(1)
Buyers' Remedies
221(3)
Chapter Summary
224(1)
Chapter 15 Assessment
224(7)
Matching Legal Terms
224(1)
True/False Quiz
225(1)
Discussion Questions
226(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
227(1)
Case Questions
227(2)
Case Analysis
229(1)
Legal Research
230(1)
Warranties
231(13)
Protecting Consumers and Third Parties
232(1)
The Law of Warranties
232(1)
Express Warranties
233(2)
Express Warranty by Promise
233(1)
Express Warranty by Description, Sample, or Model
233(1)
The Timing of the Express Warranty
234(1)
The Effect of Sellers' ``Puffing''
234(1)
Disclaimers of Express Warranties
234(1)
Implied Warranties
235(2)
Title
235(1)
Quality
235(1)
Disclaimers of Implied Warranties
236(1)
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Legislation
237(1)
Provisions of Magnuson-Moss
237(1)
Distinction between Full and Limited Warranty
237(1)
Chapter Summary
238(1)
Chapter 16 Assessment
238(6)
Matching Legal Terms
238(1)
True/False Quiz
239(1)
Discussion Questions
240(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
241(1)
Case Questions
241(1)
Case Analysis
242(1)
Legal Researcy
243(1)
Agency
244(20)
Principal-Agent Relationships
245(1)
Who May Appoint an Agent
245(1)
Who May Be Appointed as an Agent
245(1)
Classes of Agents
246(1)
General Agent
246(1)
Special Agent
246(1)
Creation of Agency
246(2)
Agency by Agreement
246(1)
Agency by Ratification
247(1)
Agency by Necessity
247(1)
Agency by Operation of Law
248(1)
Authority of an Agent
248(1)
Express or Implied Authority
248(1)
Apparent Authority
248(1)
Agent's Torts and Crimes
249(1)
Duties of Agent to Principal
249(1)
Duties of Principal to Agent
250(1)
Duties of Principal and Third Party to Each Other
251(1)
Duties of Agent and Third Party to Each Other
251(1)
Disclosed Principal
251(1)
Partially Disclosed Principal
251(1)
Undisclosed Principal
252(1)
Termination of Agency
252(1)
Differences between Principal-Agent and Employer-Employee Relationships
253(1)
Duties of Employer and Employee to Each Other
254(1)
Independent Contractors
254(2)
Chapter Summary
256(1)
Chapter 17 Assessment
257(7)
Matching Legal Terms
257(1)
True/False Quiz
258(1)
Discussion Questions
258(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
259(1)
Case Questions
260(1)
Case Analysis
261(2)
Legal Research
263(1)
Business Organizations
264(15)
Organizational Forms
265(1)
Sole Proprietorship
265(1)
Advantages of a Sole Proprietorship
265(1)
Disadvantages of a Sole Proprietorship
265(1)
Partnership
266(2)
Advantages of a Partnership
266(1)
Disadvantages of a Partnership
267(1)
Limited Partnership
267(1)
Corporation
268(3)
Advantages of a Corporation
269(1)
Disadvantages of a Corporation
269(1)
Subchapter S Corporation
269(1)
Corporate Directors and Officers
269(1)
Fiduciary Responsibility
270(1)
Limited Liability Company
271(1)
Advantages of a Limited Liability Company
271(1)
Disadvantages of a Limited Liability Company
271(1)
Other Organizational Forms
271(1)
Chapter Summary
272(1)
Chapter 18 Assessment
272(7)
Matching Legal Terms
272(1)
True/False Quiz
273(1)
Discussion Questions
274(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
275(1)
Case Questions
276(1)
Case Analysis
277(1)
Legal Research
278(1)
PART FOUR COMMERCIAL PAPER
279(34)
Introduction to Commercial Paper
280(17)
Characteristics of Commercial Paper
281(1)
Presumption of Consideration
281(1)
Negotiability versus Assignability
281(1)
Kinds of Commercial Paper
281(2)
Promises to Pay
282(1)
Orders to Pay
282(1)
The Meaning of ``Pay to the Order of''
282(1)
Parties to Commercial Paper
283(1)
Essentials of Commercial Paper
283(2)
It Must Be in Writing and Signed by the Maker or Drawer
283(1)
It Must Contain an Unconditional Promise or Order to Pay a Definite Sum in Money
284(1)
It Must Be Payable on Demand or at a Definite Time
284(1)
It Must Be Payable to Order, to Bearer, or to Cash
284(1)
A Draft or Check Must Name or Indicate the Drawee with Reasonable Certainty
284(1)
Nonessentials of Commercial Paper
285(4)
Checks
285(1)
Relationship between Bank and Depositor
286(1)
Payment of Checks
286(1)
Certified Checks
286(1)
Cashier's Checks
287(1)
Traveler's Checks
287(1)
Bad Checks
287(1)
Forged and Raised Checks
288(1)
Postdated Checks
288(1)
Stopping Payment on Checks
289(1)
Electronic Funds Transfer Systems
289(1)
Applications of Electronic Funds Transfer Systems
289(1)
The Electronic Funds Transfer Act
290(1)
Chapter Summary
290(1)
Chapter 19 Assessment
291(6)
Matching Legal Terms
291(1)
True/False Quiz
292(1)
Discussion Questions
293(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
293(1)
Case Questions
294(1)
Case Analysis
295(1)
Legal Research
296(1)
Transfer and Discharge of Commercial Paper
297(16)
The Ease of Transfer and Discharge
298(1)
Indorsing Commercial Paper
298(1)
Kinds of Indorsements
298(2)
Blank Indorsement
299(1)
Special Indorsement
299(1)
Restrictive Indorsement
299(1)
Qualified Indorsement
300(1)
Obligations, Warranties, and Discharge of Indorsers
300(1)
Holder in Due Course
301(1)
Defenses against Payment of Commercial Paper
302(3)
Personal Defenses
303(1)
Real Defenses
304(1)
Presentment of Commercial Paper
305(1)
Dishonor of Commercial Paper
306(1)
Chapter Summary
306(1)
Chapter 20 Assessment
307(6)
Matching Legal Terms
307(1)
True/False Quiz
308(1)
Discussion Questions
308(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
309(1)
Case Questions
310(1)
Case Analysis
311(1)
Legal Research
312(1)
PART FIVE PROPERTY
313(62)
Real and Personal Property
314(18)
Characteristics of Property
315(1)
Distinction between Real and Personal Property
315(1)
Real Property
315(1)
Personal Property
315(1)
Real Property Can Become Personal Property
315(1)
Personal Property Can Become Real Property
315(1)
Acquiring Title to Personal Property
316(3)
Finding Lost Personal Property
316(1)
Abandoned Property
317(1)
Gifts
317(2)
Accession
319(1)
Ownership of Real or Personal Property
319(1)
Severalty Ownership
319(1)
Multiple Ownership
319(1)
Real Property
320(2)
Land
320(1)
Buildings and Fixtures
321(1)
Rights in Land Other Than Ownership
321(1)
Ownership Interests in Real Property
322(1)
Freehold Estates
322(1)
Leasehold Estates
323(1)
Transfer of Real Property
323(1)
Types of Deeds
323(1)
Delivery and Recording of Deeds
323(1)
Other Transfers of Real Property
324(1)
Chapter Summary
324(1)
Chapter 21 Assessment
325(7)
Matching Legal Terms
325(1)
True/False Quiz
326(1)
Discussion Questions
327(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
327(1)
Case Questions
328(1)
Case Analysis
329(2)
Legal Research
331(1)
Bailments
332(14)
Bailment Defined
333(1)
Characteristics of Bailments
333(1)
Bailment Created by Possession of Goods
333(1)
Bailee Must Intend to Possess Goods
334(1)
Bailee Must Return Identical Goods
334(1)
Kinds of Bailments and Care during Custody
334(4)
Bailments for the Sole Benefit of the Bailee
335(1)
Bailments for the Sole Benefit of the Bailor
335(1)
Mutual-Benefit Bailments
335(3)
Constructive Bailments
338(1)
Chapter Summary
338(1)
Chapter 22 Assessment
339(7)
Matching Legal Terms
339(1)
True/False Quiz
339(1)
Discussion Questions
340(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
341(1)
Case Questions
342(1)
Case Analysis
343(2)
Legal Research
345(1)
Landlord-Tenant Relations
346(15)
Renting a Residence
347(1)
The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
347(1)
The Difference between a Lease and a License
347(1)
Essential Elements of the Landlord-Tenant Relationship
347(1)
The Lease Is the Basis of the Relationship
347(1)
Types of Tenant Interests in Real Property
348(1)
Periodic Tenancy
348(1)
Tenancy for Years
348(1)
Tenancy at Will
349(1)
Tenancy at Sufferance
349(1)
Rights and Duties of the Parties
349(4)
Landlord's Warranty of Habitability
349(1)
Landlord's Right to Rent, to Regain Possession, and to Evict
350(1)
Landlord's Right to Keep Fixtures and Permanent Improvements
350(1)
Landlord's Duty to Mitigate Damages
350(2)
Tenant's Right to Quiet Enjoyment
352(1)
Tenant's Right to Acquire and Retain Possession
352(1)
Tenant's Right to Assign or Sublease
352(1)
Termination of Leases
353(1)
Lease Expiration
353(1)
Tenant's Abandonment
353(1)
Termination by Forfeiture (Breach)
353(1)
Tort Liability
353(1)
Chapter Summary
354(1)
Chapter 23 Assessment
355(6)
Matching Legal Terms
355(1)
True/False Quiz
356(1)
Discussion Questions
356(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
357(1)
Case Questions
358(1)
Case Analysis
359(1)
Legal Research
360(1)
Wills, Intestacy, and Trusts
361(14)
The Purpose of a Will
362(1)
The Language of Wills
362(1)
Types of Gifts under Wills
362(1)
Requirements of a Valid Will
363(2)
Requirement of Writing
363(1)
Requirement of Witnesses
363(1)
Testamentary Capacity
364(1)
Undue Influence
364(1)
Living Wills
364(1)
Revoking and Revising Wills
365(1)
Revisions
365(1)
Revocations
365(1)
Intestacy
365(1)
Trusts
366(2)
Types of Trusts
366(1)
The Role of the Trustee
367(1)
Chapter Summary
368(1)
Chapter 24 Assessment
368(7)
Matching Legal Terms
368(1)
True/False Quiz
369(1)
Discussion Questions
370(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
370(1)
Case Questions
371(1)
Case Analysis
372(2)
Legal Research
374(1)
PART SIX BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY
375(50)
Intellectual Property
376(16)
Intellectual Property Defined
377(1)
Trade Secrets
377(1)
Protecting Trade Secrets
377(1)
Application of Trade Secret Law to Computer Software
378(1)
Trademarks
379(2)
How Trademarks Are Lost
380(1)
Protecting a Trademark
380(1)
Application of Trademark Law to Cyberspace
381(1)
Domain Names
381(1)
Copyrights
382(1)
Fair Use
382(1)
Application of Copyright Law to Software and Cyberspace
382(1)
Patents
383(1)
Application of Patent Law to Computer Hardware and Software
384(1)
Design Patents
385(1)
Chapter Summary
385(1)
Chapter 25 Assessment
386(6)
Matching Legal Terms
386(1)
True/False Quiz
386(1)
Discussion Questions
387(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
388(1)
Case Questions
388(1)
Case Analysis
389(2)
Legal Research
391(1)
Computer Privacy and Speech
392(16)
Technology and Individual Liberty
393(1)
Computer Privacy
393(2)
Cookies
394(1)
Electronic Mail
394(1)
Computer Crime
395(1)
Computer Crime Legislation
396(2)
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act
397(1)
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
397(1)
The Electronic Funds Transfer Act
397(1)
General Criminal Law
398(1)
Computer Gambling
398(1)
Computer Speech
398(3)
Harmful Speech
398(1)
Liability of an Internet Service Provider
399(1)
Obscenity
400(1)
Spam
400(1)
Chapter Summary
401(1)
Chapter 26 Assessment
402(6)
Matching Legal Terms
402(1)
True/False Quiz
402(1)
Discussion Questions
403(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
404(1)
Case Questions
405(1)
Case Analysis
405(2)
Legal Research
407(1)
Conducting Business in Cyberspace
408(17)
Business and the Internet
409(1)
Selling Securities on the Web
409(2)
Securities Act of 1933
409(1)
Securities and Exchange Act of 1934
409(2)
Insider Trading
411(1)
Advertising on the Web
411(1)
Selling Entertainment on the Web
412(1)
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
412(1)
Entering into Contracts on the Web
413(2)
Accepting Offers on the Web
413(1)
Contracts of Adhesion on the Web
413(1)
Electronic Signatures
414(1)
Settling Disputes in Cyberspace
415(1)
Paying Taxes on Internet Sales
415(1)
Taxing Internet Access Services
416(1)
Chapter Summary
416(1)
Chapter 27 Assessment
417(8)
Matching Legal Terms
417(1)
True/False Quiz
418(1)
Discussion Questions
419(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
419(1)
Case Questions
420(1)
Case Analysis
421(2)
Legal Research
423(2)
PART SEVEN LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
425(74)
Employment Law
426(16)
The Employer-Employee Relationship
427(2)
The Doctrine of Employment at Will
427(1)
Employment Contracts
427(1)
Employee Handbooks
428(1)
Employee References
428(1)
Worker Safety and Health
429(2)
Workers' Compensation
429(2)
Occupational Safety and Health Act
431(1)
Discrimination in Employment
431(3)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
431(1)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
432(1)
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
432(1)
The Americans with Disabilities Act
432(1)
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
433(1)
Sexual Harassment
433(1)
Labor Unions
434(1)
Rights of Employees
434(1)
Rights of the Union
434(1)
Rights of the Employer
434(1)
Chapter Summary
435(1)
Chapter 28 Assessment
436(6)
Matching Legal Terms
436(1)
True/False Quiz
436(1)
Discussion Questions
437(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
438(1)
Case Questions
439(1)
Case Analysis
440(1)
Legal Research
441(1)
Product Liability
442(13)
Product Liability and Tort Law
443(2)
Bases for Product Liability Injury Claims
443(1)
Who Can Be Held Liable for Product-Related Injuries?
444(1)
Strict Liability
445(1)
Product Safety
445(2)
Drugs
445(1)
Consumer Products
446(1)
Tobacco
447(1)
Automobiles
447(1)
Chapter Summary
447(1)
Chapter 29 Assessment
448(7)
Matching Legal Terms
448(1)
True/False Quiz
449(1)
Discussion Questions
450(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
451(1)
Case Questions
451(1)
Case Analysis
452(2)
Legal Research
454(1)
Professionals' Liability
455(15)
Professionals
456(1)
Malpractice
456(1)
Elements of Malpractice
456(1)
Liability for Professional Malpractice
457(6)
Liability of Health Care Providers
457(1)
Liability of Accountants
458(1)
Liability of Financial Planners
459(1)
Liability of Architects and Engineers
459(1)
Liability of Attorneys
460(2)
Liability of Insurance Agents and Brokers
462(1)
Other Professionals' Liability
462(1)
Reducing Professionals' Risk of Liability
463(1)
Chapter Summary
463(1)
Chapter 30 Assessment
464(6)
Matching Legal Terms
464(1)
True/False Quiz
464(1)
Discussion Questions
465(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
466(1)
Case Questions
467(1)
Case Analysis
467(2)
Legal Research
469(1)
International Business Law
470(14)
Global Business
471(1)
What Is International Law?
471(1)
Sources of International Law
471(1)
Applying Other Countries' Laws---The Doctrine of Comity
472(1)
International Trade Institutions
472(1)
The World Trade Organization
472(1)
The International Monetary Fund
472(1)
The World Bank
473(1)
Regional Trade Organizations and Agreements
473(1)
The International Legal Environment
473(3)
Trade Sanctions and Embargoes
474(1)
Export and Import Controls
474(1)
Government Actions
475(1)
Boycotts
475(1)
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
475(1)
The Individual and International Law
476(1)
Intellectual Property
476(1)
Chapter Summary
477(1)
Chapter 31 Assessment
478(6)
Matching Legal Terms
478(1)
True/False Quiz
479(1)
Discussion Questions
479(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
480(1)
Case Questions
481(1)
Case Analysis
482(1)
Legal Research
483(1)
Business and the Environment
484(15)
The Development of Environmental Protection
484(2)
Government's Regulation over Itself
486(1)
Government Regulation of Business
486(1)
Major Federal Legislation Protecting the Environment
486(2)
The Clean Air Act
487(1)
The Clean Water Act
487(1)
Superfund
487(1)
Lawsuits by Private Citizens
488(1)
Negligence
488(1)
Nuisance
488(1)
Trespass
489(1)
Types of Pollution
489(1)
Noise Pollution
489(1)
Pesticide Control
489(1)
Solid Waste Disposal
489(1)
Toxic Substance Disposal
490(1)
Natural Resource Conservation
490(1)
Acid Rain
490(1)
A Changing Global Environment
490(1)
The Greenhouse Effect
490(1)
Destruction of the Rain Forests
490(1)
Destruction of the Ozone Layer
491(1)
Other Environmental Issues
491(1)
Biodiversity
491(1)
Ocean Pollution
491(1)
Space Pollution
491(1)
Chapter Summary
492(1)
Chapter 32 Assessment
492(7)
Matching Legal Terms
492(1)
True/False Quiz
493(1)
Discussion Questions
494(1)
Thinking Critically about the Law
495(1)
Case Questions
495(1)
Case Analysis
496(2)
Legal Research
498(1)
Glossary 499(14)
Photo Credits 513(2)
Index 515


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