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With a clear and concise writing style, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW is a pleasure to read. Lively examples, fascinating cases, business applications, and case summaries provide you with what you need to know about this profoundly important discipline. Test preparation is made easy with the text?s website that gives you the opportunity to take interactive quizzes and master difficult concepts.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION 1(218)
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO LAW
3(24)
Three Important Ideas about Law
4(2)
Power
4(1)
Importance
5(1)
Fascination
5(1)
Origins of Our Law
6(8)
English Roots
7(3)
THE OCULIST'S CASE (1329)
9(1)
Law in the United States
10(1)
Sources of Contemporary Law
10(1)
Constitutions
11(1)
Statutes
11(1)
Common Law
12(1)
Equity
12(1)
Administrative Law
12(1)
Other Sources of Law
12(2)
Classifications of Law
14(1)
Criminal and Civil Law
14(1)
Substantive and Procedural Law
14(1)
Public and Private Law
15(1)
Jurisprudence
15(3)
Law and Morality
15(1)
Legal Positivism
15(1)
Natural Law
16(1)
Legal Realism
17(1)
Working with the Book's Features
18(9)
Analyzing a Case
18(3)
OSBORNE v. STAGES MUSIC HALL, INC.
18(3)
"You Be the Judge"
21(8)
YOU BE THE JUDGE MCCOLLUM v. CBS, INC.
21(6)
CHAPTER 2: BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
27(20)
Why Bother with Ethics?
29(2)
Society As a Whole Benefits from Ethical ehavior
30(1)
People Feel Better When They Behave Ethically
30(1)
Unethical Behavior Can Be Very Costly
31(1)
What Is Ethical Behavior?
31(5)
Analyzing the Ethics Checklist
32(4)
Applying the Ethics Checklist: Making Decisions
36(11)
Organization's Responsibility to Society
36(2)
Organization's Responsibility to Its Customers
38(1)
Organization's Responsibility to Its Employees
38(2)
Organization's Responsibility to Its Shareholders
40(1)
Organization's Responsibility Overseas
41(1)
Employees' Responsibility to Their Organization
42(5)
CHAPTER 3: DISPUTE RESOLUTION
47(30)
Three Fundamental Areas of Law
48(1)
Dispute Prevention
48(1)
Litigation versus Alternative Dispute Resolution
48(1)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
49(2)
Negotiation
49(1)
Mediation
49(1)
Arbitration
50(1)
Mandatory Arbitration
50(1)
Other Forms of ADR
51(1)
Court Systems
51(6)
State Courts
52(2)
Federal Courts
54(3)
Litigation
57(10)
Pleadings
57(3)
Class Actions
60(1)
Judgment on the Pleadings
61(1)
Discovery
61(4)
KLUPT v. KRONGARD
63(2)
Summary Judgment
65(1)
JONES v. CLINTON
65(1)
Final Preparation
66(1)
Trial
67(4)
Adversary System
67(1)
Right to Jury Trial
67(1)
Voir Dire
67(1)
Opening Statements
68(1)
Burden of Proof
68(1)
Plaintiff's Case
68(1)
Rules of Evidence
69(1)
Motion for Directed Verdict
70(1)
Defendant's Case
70(1)
Closing Argument
70(1)
Jury Instructions
70(1)
Verdict
71(1)
Motions after the Verdict
71(1)
Appeals
71(6)
PONCE v. SANDOVAL
72(1)
Appeal Court Options
73(4)
CHAPTER 4: COMMON LAW, STATUTORY LAW, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
77(28)
Common Law
78(3)
Stare Decisis
78(1)
Bystander Cases
78(3)
TARASOFF v. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
80(1)
Statutory Law
81(10)
Bills
82(1)
Committee Work
82(1)
Discrimination: Congress and the Courts
83(1)
Debate
83(4)
Statutory Interpretation
87(1)
GRIGGS v. DUKE POWER CO.
87(1)
Changing Times
88(1)
Voters' Role
88(1)
Congressional Override
89(1)
The Other Player: Money
90(1)
Administrative Law
91(6)
Background
92(1)
Classification of Agencies
92(1)
Executive-Independent
92(1)
Enabling Legislation
93(1)
The Administrative Procedure Act
93(1)
Power of Agencies
93(4)
STATE OF IOWA EX REL. THOMAS J. MILLER v. PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE, INC.
96(1)
Limits on Agency Power
97(8)
Statutory Control
97(1)
Political Control
98(1)
Judicial Review
98(1)
HOLLY FARMS CORP. v. NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
99(1)
Informational Control and the Public
99(6)
CHAPTER 5: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
105(28)
Government Power
106(1)
One in a Million
106(1)
Overview
106(2)
Separation of Powers
107(1)
Federalism
107(1)
Individual Rights
108(1)
Power Granted
108(6)
Congressional Power
108(3)
CAMPS NEWFOUND/OWATONNA, INC. v. TOWN OF HARRISON, MAINE
110(1)
Executive Power
111(1)
Judicial Power
112(2)
YOUNGSTOWN SHEET & TUBE CO. v. SAWYER
113(1)
Protected Rights
114(19)
Incorporation
114(1)
First Amendment: Free Speech
115(5)
TEXAS v. JOHNSON
116(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE BARNES v. GLEN THEATRE, INC.
118(1)
44 LIQUORMART, INC. v. RHODE ISLAND
119(1)
Fifth Amendment: Due Process and the akings Clause
120(6)
PALAZZOLO v. RHODE ISLAND
124(2)
Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection Clause
126(2)
Individual Rights and State Action
128(5)
CHAPTER 6: TORTS
133(28)
Intentional Torts
135(6)
Defamation
135(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE YEAGLE v. COLLEGIATE TIMES
136(2)
False Imprisonment
138(1)
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
139(1)
JANE DOE AND NANCY ROE v. LYNN MILLS
140(1)
Additional Intentional Torts
140(1)
Damages
141(3)
Compensatory Damages
141(1)
Punitive Damages
142(2)
Business Torts
144(3)
Tortious Interference with Business Relations
144(1)
Privacy and Publicity
145(2)
Negligence
147(10)
PALSGRAF v. LONG ISLAND RAILROAD CO.
148(1)
Duty of Due Care
149(1)
HERNANDEZ v. ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
149(1)
Breach of Duty
150(2)
Factual Cause and Foreseeable Harm
152(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE GRIFFITH v. VALLEY OF SUN RECOVERY, INC.
154(1)
Injury
154(1)
REYNOLDS v. HIGHLAND MANOR, INC.
155(1)
Damages
155(2)
Strict Liability
157(4)
Ultrahazardous Activity
157(4)
CHAPTER 7: CRIME
161(30)
Crime, Society, and Law
162(8)
Civil Law/Criminal Law
162(1)
Punishment
163(2)
The Prosecution's Case
165(1)
Defenses
166(4)
YOU BE THE JUDGE BIEBER v. PEOPLE
167(2)
JACOBSON v. UNITED STATES
169(1)
Crimes That Harm Business
170(10)
Larceny
170(1)
Fraud
171(1)
Arson
172(1)
Embezzlement
172(1)
Computer Crime
172(2)
UNITED STATES v. MIDDLETON
173(1)
Crimes Committed by Business
174(1)
WISCONSIN v. KNUTSON, INC.
174(1)
Punishing a Corporation
175(1)
Selected Crimes Committed by Business
176(1)
RICO
177(3)
UNITED STATES v. MORELLI
178(2)
Constitutional Protections
180(11)
The Criminal Process
180(3)
The Fourth Amendment
183(2)
The Fifth Amendment
185(1)
The Sixth Amendment
186(1)
The Eighth Amendment
187(4)
CHAPTER 8: INTERNATIONAL LAW
191(28)
MNEs and Power
192(1)
Trade Regulation
192(10)
Export Controls
193(1)
UNITED STATES v. REYES
194(1)
Import Controls
194(3)
MARUBENI AMERICA CORP. v. UNITED STATES
195(2)
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
197(3)
Regional Agreements
200(2)
International Sales Agreements
202(8)
Direct Sales
202(5)
CENTRIFUGAL CASTING MACHINE CO., INC. v. AMERICAN BANK & TRUST CO.
206(1)
Indirect Sales through a Distributor
207(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE CO. v. CALIFORNIA
209(1)
Licensing a Foreign Manufacturer
210(1)
Investing Abroad
210(11)
Repatriation of Profits
211(1)
Expropriation
211(2)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
213(6)
UNIT 2 CONTRACTS 219(194)
CHAPTER 9: INTRODUCTION TO CONTRACTS
221(20)
Contracts
222(4)
The Purpose of a Contract
222(1)
Judicial Activism versus Judicial Restraint
223(1)
Issues (and Answers)
223(1)
All Shapes and Sizes
224(1)
Contracts Defined
225(1)
Development of Contract Law
226(2)
DAVIS v. MASON
226(2)
Types of Contracts
228(4)
Bilateral and Unilateral Contracts
228(1)
Express and Implied Contracts
229(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP. V. DUTSCHMANN
230(1)
Executory and Executed Contracts
231(1)
Valid, Unenforceable, Voidable, and Void Agreements
232(1)
Remedies Created by Judicial Activism
232(3)
Promissory Estoppel
232(1)
Quasi-Contract
233(2)
VORTT EXPLORATION CO. v. CHEVRON U.S.A., INC.
234(1)
Sources of Contract Law
235(6)
Common Law
235(1)
Uniform Commercial Code
236(1)
PASS v. SHELBY AVIATION, INC.
236(1)
Restatement (Second) of Contracts
237(4)
CHAPTER 10: AGREEMENT
241(24)
Meeting of the Minds
242(1)
Offer
243(9)
Problems with Intent,
243(4)
QUAKE CONSTRUCTION v. AMERICAN AIRLINES
245(2)
Problems with Definiteness
247(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE LEMMING v. MORGAN
248(1)
UCC and Open Terms
249(2)
Termination of Offers
251(1)
Acceptance
252(7)
Mirror Image Rule
253(1)
UCC and the Battle of Forms
254(3)
BAYWAY REFINING CO. v. TOSCO CORP.
256(1)
Communication of Acceptance
257(9)
SOLDAU v. ORGANON, INC.
258(1)
Promissory Estoppel
259(6)
CHAPTER 11: CONSIDERATION
265(20)
A Bargain and an Exchange
266(4)
KELSOE v. INTERNATIONAL WOOD PRODUCTS, INC.
267(2)
HAMER v. SIDWAY
269(1)
Adequacy of Consideration
270(1)
Mutuality of Obligations
270(8)
Illusory Promise
270(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CULBERTSON v. BRODSKY
271(1)
Sales Law: Requirements and Output Contracts
271(2)
Past Consideration
273(2)
DEMENTAS v. ESTATE OF TALLAS
274(1)
Promissory Estoppel
275(1)
Preexisting Duty
276(2)
Settlement of Debts
278(7)
Liquidated Debt
279(1)
Unliquidated Debt: Accord and Satisfaction
279(2)
EX PARTE MEZTISTA
280(1)
UCC Exceptions
281(4)
CHAPTER 12: LEGALITY
285(18)
Contracts That Violate a Statute
286(5)
Wagers
286(1)
Insurance
287(1)
JIMENEZ v. PROTECTIVE LIFE INSURANCE CO.
287(1)
Licensing Statutes
288(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CEVERN, INC. v. FERBISH
289(1)
Usury
290(1)
Contracts That Violate Public Policy
291(12)
Restraint of Trade
291(3)
LIAUTAUD v. LIAUTAUD
294(1)
Exculpatory Clauses
294(3)
STANLEY v. CREIGHTON CO.
296(1)
Unconscionable Contracts
297(7)
WORLDWIDE INSURANCE v. KLOPP
299(4)
CHAPTER 13: CAPACITY AND CONSENT
303(24)
Capacity
304(6)
Minors
304(4)
STAR CHEVROLET CO. v. GREEN
305(3)
Mentally Impaired Persons
308(2)
HAUER v. UNION STATE BANK OF WAUTOMA
309(1)
Reality of Consent
310(17)
Misrepresentation and Fraud
310(7)
FIMBEL v. DeCLARK
317(1)
Mistake
317(3)
O'ROURKE v. JASON, INC.
318(2)
Duress
320(1)
Economic Duress
320(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE PONDER v. LINCOLN NATIONAL SALES CORP.
321(1)
Undue Influence
322(5)
CHAPTER 14: WRITTEN CONTRACTS
327(22)
Contracts That Must Be in Writing
330(6)
Agreements for an Interest in Land
330(3)
HERSHON v. CANNON
332(1)
Agreements That Cannot Be Performed within One Year
333(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE LOWINGER v. LOWINGER
334(1)
Promise to Pay the Debt of Another
335(1)
Promise Made by an Executor of an Estate
336(1)
Promise Made in Consideration of Marriage
336(1)
What the Writing Must Contain
336(2)
Signature
336(1)
Reasonable Certainty
337(1)
Sale of Goods
338(5)
UCC 2-201(1)-The Basic Rule
339(1)
UCC 2-201(2)-The Merchants' Exception
339(1)
GPL TREATMENT, LTD. v. LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP.
340(1)
UCC 2-201(3)-Special Circumstances
340(3)
Parol Evidence
343(6)
HABETS v. SWANSON
344(1)
Misrepresentation or Duress
345(4)
CHAPTER 15: THIRD PARTIES
349(20)
Third Party Beneficiary
350(4)
UNITED STATES v. EL-SADIG
353(1)
Assignment and Delegation
354(15)
Assignment
355(8)
PETERSON v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LOTTERY AND CHARITABLE GAMES CONTROL BOARD
358(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK v. LAKE TIRE CO., INC.
361(2)
Delegation of Duties
363(7)
ROSENBERG v. SON, INC.
365(4)
CHAPTER 16: PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE
369(20)
Discharge
370(1)
Defenses That Discharge
370(1)
Conditions
371(5)
How Conditions Are Created
371(1)
Types of Conditions
372(4)
ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU INS. FEDERATION v. RYMAN
374(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE ANDERSON v. COUNTRY LIFE INS. CO.
375(1)
Performance
376(4)
Strict Performance and Substantial Performance
376(2)
FOLK v. CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK & TRUST CO.
377(1)
Personal Satisfaction Contracts
378(1)
Good Faith
379(1)
Time of the Essence Clauses
380(1)
Breach
380(1)
Material Breach
380(1)
Anticipatory Breach
381(1)
Statute of Limitations
381(1)
Impossibility
381(8)
True Impossibility
381(1)
Commercial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose
382(8)
CAPE-FRANCE ENTERPRISES v. PEED
384(5)
CHAPTER 17: REMEDIES
389(24)
Breaching the Contract
390(1)
Identifying the "Interest" to Be Protected
390(1)
Expectation Interest
391(5)
Compensatory Damages
392(1)
Consequential Damages
392(3)
HADLEY v. BAXENDALE
393(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE LAWRENCE v. WILL DARRAH & ASSOCIATES, INC.
394(1)
Incidental Damages
395(1)
Sale of Goods
395(1)
Reliance Interest
396(2)
SULLIVAN v. OREGON LANDMARK-ONE, LTD.
397(1)
Reliance Damages and Promissory Estoppel
398(1)
Law and Equity
398(1)
Restitution Interest
398(3)
Restitution in Cases of a Valid Contract
399(1)
PUTNAM CONSTRUCTION & REALTY CO. v. BYRD
399(1)
Restitution in Cases of a Quasi-Contract
400(1)
Other Equitable Interests
401(3)
Specific Performance
401(1)
Injunction
402(2)
BOSTON CELTICS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. SHAW
403(1)
Reformation
404(1)
Special Issues of Damages
404(11)
Mitigation of Damages
404(1)
Nominal Damages
405(1)
Liquidated Damages
405(2)
LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY v. CARNEY
406(1)
Punitive Damages
407(9)
ORKIN EXTERMINATING COMPANY, INC. v. JETER
408(5)
UNIT 3 COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS 413(240)
CHAPTER 18: INTRODUCTION TO SALES
415(24)
Development of Commercial Law
416(3)
The Code Today
417(1)
Harold and Maude, Revisited
418(1)
This Unit of the Text
419(1)
UCC Basics
419(4)
Code's Purpose
419(1)
Scope of Article 2
419(2)
Merchants
421(1)
Good Faith and Unconscionability
421(2)
Contract Formation
423(16)
Formation Basics: Section 2-204
423(2)
J. LEE GREGORY, INC. v. SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE, L.P.
424(1)
Statute of Frauds
425(2)
SMITH v. GENERAL MILLS, INC.
426(1)
Added Terms: Section 2-207
427(4)
ACEROS PREFABRICADOS, S.A. v. TRADEARBED, INC.
428(2)
SUPERIOR BOILER WORKS, INC. v. R. J. SANDERS, INC.
430(1)
Open Terms: Sections 2-305 and 2-306
431(1)
Modification
431(10)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CHESTNUT FORKS TENNIS CLUB v. T.J. INTERNATIONAL, INC.
433(6)
CHAPTER 19: OWNERSHIP AND RISK
439(22)
Legal Interest
440(1)
Identification, Title, and Insurable Interest
441(4)
Existence and Identification
442(1)
Passing of Title
442(1)
Insurable Interest
443(2)
VALLEY FORGE INSURANCE CO. v. GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE CO.
444(1)
When the Seller Has Imperfect Title
445(5)
Bona Fide Purchaser
445(2)
MOORE EQUIPMENT COMPANY v. H.H. HALFERTY
446(1)
Entrustment
447(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE PEREZ-MEDINA v. FIRST TEAM AUCTION, INC.
449(1)
Creditor's Rights
450(2)
Ordinary Sales
450(1)
Bulk Sales
450(1)
Returnable Goods
451(1)
Risk of Loss
452(9)
Shipping Terms
452(1)
When the Parties Fail to Allocate the Risk
453(9)
HARMON v. DUNN
455(6)
CHAPTER 20: WARRANTIES AND PRODUCT LIABILITY
461(28)
Product Liability
462(1)
Express Warranties
462(3)
Affirmation of Fact or Promise
462(1)
Description of Goods
463(1)
Sample or Model
463(1)
Basis of Bargain
463(2)
DAUGHTREY v. ASHE
464(1)
Implied Warranties
465(4)
Implied Warranty of Merchantability
465(2)
GOODMAN v. WENCO FOODS, INC.
466(1)
Implied Warranty of Fitness for a Particular Purpose
467(1)
Two Last Warranties: Title and Infringement
468(1)
Disclaimers and Defenses
469(7)
Disclaimers
469(2)
Remedy Limitations
471(3)
Privity
474(1)
Buyer's Misconduct
475(1)
Statute of Limitations and Notice of Breach
475(1)
Negligence
476(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE BOUMELHEM v. BIC CORP.
477(1)
Strict Liability
478(5)
UNIROYAL GOODRICH TIRE COMPANY v. MARTINEZ
481(1)
Time Limits: Tort versus Contract
482(1)
Other Legislation
483(6)
Lemon Laws
483(1)
Consumer Protection Laws
484(1)
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
484(5)
CHAPTER 21: PERFORMANCE AND REMEDIES
489(24)
Good Faith
490(1)
Seller's Obligations (and a Few Rights)
490(7)
Perfect Tender Rule
491(1)
Restrictions on the Perfect Tender Rule
491(6)
FERJUTZ v. HABITAT WALLPAPER & BLINDS, INC.
493(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE SPECIALTY TIRES OF AMERICA, INC. v. THE CIT GROUP/EQUIPMENT FINANCING, INC.
495(2)
Buyer's Obligations (and a Few Rights)
497(2)
Inspection and Acceptance
497(2)
FELTNER v. D & H IMPACT MARKETING, INC.
498(1)
Remedies: Assurance and Repudiation
499(1)
Assurance
499(1)
Repudiation
499(1)
Seller's Remedies
500(3)
Stop Delivery
500(1)
Identify Goods to the Contract
500(1)
Resale
500(1)
DEUTZ-ALLIS CREDIT CORP. v. BAKIE LOGGING
501(1)
Damages for Non-Acceptance
501(1)
Action for the Price
502(1)
Buyer's Remedies
503(1)
Cover
503(10)
Non-Delivery
504(1)
Acceptance of Non-Conforming Goods
504(1)
Incidental and Consequential Damages
504(1)
SMITH v. PENBRIDGE ASSOCIATES, INC.
505(1)
Specific Performance
505(1)
Liquidated Damages
506(1)
Damage Limitations and Exclusions
506(7)
CHAPTER 22: CREATING A NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT
513(24)
Commercial Paper
514(1)
Types of Negotiable Instruments
515(3)
Negotiability
518(5)
Requirements for Negotiability
518(3)
Interpretation of Ambiguities
521(2)
In Re BOARDWALK MARKETPLACE SECURITIES LITIGATION
522(1)
Negotiation
523(2)
Holder in Due Course
524(1)
Requirements for Being a Holder in Due Course
525(12)
ROSENBAUM v. BULOW
526(2)
HARTFORD ACCIDENT & INDEMNITY CO. v. AMERICAN EXPRESS, CO.
528(1)
Shelter Rule
529(1)
Defenses against a Holder in Due Course
530(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE GRANITE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION v. GAAR
532(1)
Consumer Exception
533(4)
CHAPTER 23: LIABILITY FOR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS
537(26)
Introduction
538(2)
The Contract versus the Instrument
538(1)
Enforcing an Instrument
539(1)
Primary versus Secondary Liability
539(1)
The Payment Process
540(1)
Signature Liability
540(7)
Maker
540(1)
Drawer
541
Drawee
524(19)
FOUR CIRCLE CO-OP v. KANSAS STATE BANK & TRUST
543(1)
Indorser
543(1)
Accommodation Party
544(2)
In Re COUCHOT
545(1)
Agent
546(1)
Warranty Liability
547(5)
Basic Rules of Warranty Liability
547(1)
Transfer Warranties
548(2)
Comparison of Signature Liability and Transfer Warranties
550(1)
Presentment Warranties
550(2)
HSBC BANK USA v. F&M BANK-NORTHERN VIRGINIA
551(1)
Other Liability Rules
552(5)
Conversion Liability
552(1)
Impostor Rule
553(1)
Fictitious Payee Rule
553(1)
Employee Indorsement Rule
554(1)
Negligence
554(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE GULF STATES SECTION, PGA, INC. v. WHITNEY NATIONAL BANK OF NEW ORLEANS
555(1)
Crimes
556(1)
Discharge
557(6)
Discharge of the Obligor
557(1)
Discharge of an Indorser or Accommodation Party
558(5)
CHAPTER 24: LIABILITY FOR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS: BANKS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS
563(28)
Introduction
564(1)
Who's Who
565(1)
Checking Accounts
565(9)
The Bank's Duty to Provide Information
566(1)
The Bank's Duty to Pay
566(1)
Wrongful Dishonor
567(10)
CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FORT SMITH v. GOODWIN
567(6)
YOU BE THE JUDGE PARR V. SECURITY NATIONAL BANK
573(1)
Customer's Right to Withdraw Funds
574(3)
Electronic Banking
577(9)
Back to the Future
577(2)
Electronic Fund Transfer Act
579(5)
BROXTON-KING v. LA SALLE BANK, N.A.
580(3)
KRUSER v. BANK OF AMERICA
583(1)
Wire Transfers
584(2)
Privacy
586(5)
CHAPTER 25: SECURED TRANSACTIONS
591(36)
Revised Article 9: Terms and Scope
592(4)
Article 9 Revisions
594(1)
Scope of Revised Article 9
595(1)
Attachment of a Security Interest
596(4)
Agreement
596(1)
Control and Possession
597(1)
In Re CFLC, INC.
598(1)
Value
598(1)
Debtor Rights in the Collateral
599(1)
Attachment to Future Property
599(1)
Perfection
600(9)
Nothing Less than Perfection
600(1)
Perfection by Filing
600(4)
YOU BE THE JUDGE THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LACON v. STRONG
602(2)
Perfection by Possession or Control
604(1)
HUTHER v. MARINE MIDLAND BANK, N.A.
605(1)
Perfection of Consumer Goods
605(3)
Perfection of Movable Collateral and Fixtures
608(1)
Protection of Buyers
609(6)
Buyers in Ordinary Course of Business
610(1)
DEUTSCHE CREDIT CORR v. CASE POWER & EQUIPMENT CO.
610(1)
Buyers of Consumer Goods
611(2)
Buyers of Chattel Paper, Instruments, and Documents
613(1)
Liens
613(2)
Priorities Among Creditors
615(4)
Filing versus Control or Possession
616(1)
Priority Involving a Purchase Money Security Interest
616(3)
CITIZENS BANK OF AMERICUS v. FEDERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
618(1)
Default and Termination
619(8)
Default
619(3)
Termination
622(5)
CHAPTER 26: BANKRUPTCY
627(26)
Overview of the Bankruptcy Code
628(2)
Rehabilitation
629(1)
Liquidation
629(1)
Chapter Description
629(1)
Goals
629(1)
Chapter 7 Liquidation
630(12)
Filing a Petition
630(1)
Trustee
631(1)
Creditors
632(1)
Automatic Stay
632(1)
In Re SECHUAN CITY INC.
632(1)
Bankruptcy Estate
633(3)
Payment of Claims
636(1)
Discharge
637(5)
In Re VIVIAN
638(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE COHEN v. DE LA CRUZ
640(2)
Chapter 11 Reorganization
642(4)
Debtor in Possession
643(1)
Creditors' Committee
643(1)
Plan of Reorganization
643(1)
Confirmation of the Plan
643(2)
In Re FOX
644(1)
Discharge
645(1)
Does Chapter 11 Work?
645(1)
Chapter 13 Consumer Reorganizations
646(3)
Beginning a Chapter 13 Case
647(1)
Plan of Payment
647(2)
In Re LEMAIRE
648(1)
Discharge
649(1)
Fairness under the Code
649(4)
UNIT 4 EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROPERTY 653
CHAPTER 27: AGENCY
655(32)
Creating an Agency Relationship
656(3)
Consent
657(1)
Control
657(1)
Fiduciary Relationship
658(1)
Elements Not Required for an Agency Relationship
658(1)
Duties of Agents to Principals
659(6)
Duty of Loyalty
659(3)
ABKCO MUSIC, INC. v. HARRISONGS MUSIC, LTD.
660(2)
Other Duties of an Agent
662(2)
Principal's Remedies When the Agent Breaches a Duty
664(1)
Duties of Principals to Agents
665(1)
Duty to Reimburse the Agent
665(1)
Duty to Cooperate
666(1)
Terminating an Agency Relationship
666(3)
Termination by Agent or Principal
667(1)
Principal or Agent Can No Longer Perform Required Duties
667(1)
Change in Circumstances
668(1)
Effect of Termination
669(1)
Liability
669(18)
Principal's Liability for Contracts
669(3)
Agent's Liability for Contracts
672(4)
WEIL v. MURRAY
675(1)
Principal's Liability for Torts
676(6)
DURAN v. FURR'S SUPERMARKETS, INC.
677(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CONNER v. MAGIC CITY TRUCKING SERVICE, INC.
679(3)
Agent's Liability for Torts
682(5)
CHAPTER 28: EMPLOYMENT LAW
687(30)
Introduction
688(1)
Employment Security
689(8)
National Labor Relations Act
689(1)
Family and Medical Leave Act
689(1)
Wrongful Discharge
689(8)
WELLS v. ORMET CORP.
692(5)
Safety and Privacy in the Workplace
697(3)
Workplace Safety
697(1)
Employee Privacy
698(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE MICHAEL A. SMYTH v. THE PILLSBURY CO.
699(1)
Financial Protection
700(2)
Fair Labor Standards Act
700(1)
Workers' Compensation
701(1)
Social Security
701(1)
Pension Benefits
702(1)
Employment Discrimination
702(15)
Equal Pay Act of 1963
702(1)
Title VII
702(7)
TERESA HARRIS v. FORKLIFT SYSTEMS, INC.
707(2)
Age Discrimination
709(1)
Americans with Disabilities Act
710(9)
TOYOTA v. WILLIAMS
712(5)
CHAPTER 29: STARTING A BUSINESS
717(28)
Sole Proprietorships
718(1)
General Partnerships
719(6)
Taxes
719(1)
Formation
720(1)
Partnership by Estoppel
721(1)
Liability
721(1)
Management
722(1)
MARSH v. GENTRY
723(1)
Terminating a Partnership
723(2)
Limited Liability Partnerships
725(1)
Professional Corporations
726(1)
Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
726(3)
Structure
727(1)
Liability
727(1)
Taxes
727(1)
Formation
727(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE CELLWAVE TELEPHONE SERVICES L.P. v. FCC
728(1)
Management
728(1)
Transfer of Ownership
729(1)
Duration
729(1)
Corporations
729(5)
Corporations in General
729(2)
Close Corporations
731(2)
MICHAEL L. RETZER v. NANCY B. RETZER
732(1)
S Corporations
733(1)
Limited Liability Companies
734(2)
Formation
734(1)
Limited Liability
734(1)
ANTHONY v. BLUM
734(1)
Tax Status
735(1)
Flexibility
735(1)
Standard Forms
735(1)
Transferability of Interests
735(1)
Duration
735(1)
Going Public
735(1)
Changing Forms
736(1)
Joint Ventures
736(1)
Franchises
736(9)
BIXBY'S FOOD SYSTEMS, INC. v. MCKAY
739(6)
CHAPTER 30: CORPORATIONS
745(32)
Incorporation Process
746(4)
Where to Incorporate?
747(1)
The Charter
747(3)
After Incorporation
750(3)
Directors and Officers
750(1)
Bylaws
751(2)
In Re BIGMAR
752(1)
Issuing Debt
753(1)
Death of the Corporation
753(2)
Piercing the Corporate Veil
753(2)
RICE v. ORIENTAL FIREWORKS CO.
754(1)
Termination
755(1)
The Role of Corporate Management
755(1)
The Business Judgment Rule
756(6)
Duty of Loyalty
757(1)
Duty of Care
758(4)
YOU BE THE JUDGE SMITH v. VAN GORKOM
759(3)
Takeovers
762(2)
Federal Regulation of Tender Offers: The Williams Act
763(1)
State Regulation of Takeovers
763(1)
The Role of Shareholders
764(1)
Rights of Shareholders
765(6)
Right to Information
766(1)
Right to Vote
766(5)
BREHM v. EISNER
770(1)
Right to Dissent
771(1)
Right to Protection from Other Shareholders
771(1)
Enforcing Shareholder Rights
771(7)
Derivative Lawsuits
771(1)
Direct Lawsuits
772(1)
Class Action Lawsuits
772(5)
CHAPTER 31: PROPERTY
777(1)
REAL PROPERTY
778(29)
Nature of Real Property
778(1)
Estates in Real Property
779(2)
Freehold Estates
779(2)
WALTON v. CITY OF RED BLUFF
780(1)
Concurrent Estates
781(1)
Nonpossessory Interests
781(2)
Easements
781(1)
CARVIN v. ARKANSAS POWER AND LIGHT
782(1)
Profit
782(1)
License
783(1)
Mortgage
783(1)
Sale of Real Property
783(2)
Seller's Obligations Concerning the Property
783(1)
Sales Contract and Title Examination
784(1)
Closing and Deeds
784(1)
Recording
784(1)
Land Use Regulation
785(2)
Zoning
785(1)
Eminent Domain
786(1)
LANDLORD-TENANT LAW
786(1)
Three Legal Areas Combined
787(1)
Lease
787(1)
Types of Tenancy
787(1)
Tenancy for Years
787(1)
Periodic Tenancy
788(1)
Tenancy at Will
788(1)
Tenancy at Sufferance
788(1)
Landlord's Duties
788(4)
Duty to Deliver Possession
788(1)
Quiet Enjoyment
788(1)
Duty to Maintain Premises
789(1)
Duty to Return Security Deposit
790(2)
HARRIS v. SOLEY
791(1)
Tenant's Duties
792(1)
Duty to Pay Rent
792(1)
Duty to Use Premises Properly
792(1)
Injuries
792(3)
Tenant's Liability
792(1)
Landlord's Liability
792(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE MCGUIRE v. K & G MANAGEMENT CO.
793(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE MATTHEWS v. AMBERWOOD ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, INC.
794(1)
Crime
794(1)
PERSONAL PROPERTY
795(1)
Gifts
795(12)
Intention to Transfer Ownership
795(1)
Delivery
796(1)
Inter Vivos Gifts and Gifts Causa Mortis
796(1)
Acceptance
797(1)
YOU BE THE JUDGE ALBINGER v. HARRIS
797(1)
Bailment
798(1)
Control
799(1)
Rights of the Bailee
799(1)
Duties of the Bailee 800 Due Care
800(2)
GIN v. WACKENHUT CORP.
801(1)
Liability for Defects
802(5)
CHAPTER 32: CYBERLAW
807(24)
Privacy
808(10)
Internet Tracking
809(2)
Self Regulation of Online Privacy
811(1)
Government Regulation of Online Privacy
812(2)
Your Hard Drive As Witness (Against You)
814(2)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANGEVINE
815(1)
E-Mail
816(2)
YOU BE THE JUDGE BILL MCLAREN, JR. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
817(1)
Crime on the Internet
818(5)
Hacking
819(1)
Fraud
819(4)
Internet Service Providers and Web Hosts
823(8)
Spam
823(2)
WASHINGTON v. HECKEL
824(1)
Communications Decency Act of 1996
825(8)
JOHN DOES v. FRANCO PRODUCTIONS
826(5)
CHAPTER 33: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
831
Introduction
832(1)
Patents
833(4)
Types of Patents
833(2)
STATE STREET BANK & TRUST CO. v. SIGNATURE FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.
834(1)
Requirements for a Patent
835(1)
Patent Application and Issuance
835(2)
Copyrights
837(8)
Infringement
838(1)
Fair Use
838(2)
Linking
840(1)
Digital Music and Movies
841(3)
YOU BE THE JUDGE UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS, INC. v. ERIC CORLEY
843(1)
International Copyright Treaties
844(1)
Trademarks
845(5)
Types of Marks
845(1)
Ownership and Registration
845(1)
Valid Trademarks
846(2)
QUALITEX & CO. v. JACOBSON PRODUCTS, INC.
848(1)
Infringement
848(1)
Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995
849(1)
Domain Names
849(1)
International Trademark Treaties
850(1)
Trade Secrets
850
MORLIFE, INC. v. PERRY
852
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States A-1
Appendix B Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts) B-1
Glossary G-1
Table of Cases T-1
Index 1-1


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