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Introduction To Business Law

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9780324311426

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1/10/2006
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Save money with INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW! In a cost-effective, manageable format, this text presents the full range of business law topics in a series of fast-paced, brief chapters. Developed with business students in mind and filled with intriguing stories, you’ll find this text easy to read and hard to put down. Reviewing for exams has never been easier with the built-in study guide that will save you time and help you master key concepts.

Table of Contents

The Legal Environmentp. 1
Introduction to Lawp. 3
Three Important Ideas About Lawp. 4
Sources of Contemporary Lawp. 5
Criminal and Civil Lawp. 8
Working with the Book's Featuresp. 9
Business Ethics and Social Responsibilityp. 17
Why Bother with Ethics?p. 19
What Is Ethical Behavior?p. 20
Applying the Ethics Checklist: Making Decisionsp. 23
Courts, Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 30
Three Fundamental Areas of Lawp. 31
Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 31
Court Systemsp. 32
Litigationp. 36
Trialp. 41
Appealsp. 44
Constitutional, Statutory, Administrative, and Common Lawp. 49
Constitutional Lawp. 50
Government Powerp. 50
Power Grantedp. 50
Protected Rightsp. 53
Fifth Amendment: Due Process and The Takings Clausep. 55
Fourteenth Amendment: Equal Protection Clausep. 57
Statutory Lawp. 57
Common Lawp. 59
Administrative Lawp. 62
Intentional Torts and Business Tortsp. 68
Intentional Tortsp. 70
Damagesp. 74
Business Tortsp. 76
Negligence and Strict Liabilityp. 81
Negligencep. 82
Defensesp. 89
Strict Liabilityp. 90
Criminal Law and Procedurep. 95
Crime, Society, and Lawp. 96
Crimes That Harm Businessp. 99
Crimes Committed by Businessp. 101
The Criminal Processp. 104
International Lawp. 111
MNEs and Powerp. 112
Trade Regulationp. 112
International Sales Agreementsp. 118
Foreign Corrupt Practices Actp. 121
Contractsp. 125
Introduction to Contractsp. 127
Contractsp. 128
Types of Contractsp. 130
Remedies Created by Judicial Activismp. 133
Sources of Contract Lawp. 135
Agreementp. 140
Meeting of the Mindsp. 141
Offerp. 141
Acceptancep. 147
Considerationp. 153
A Bargain and an Exchangep. 154
Mutuality of Obligationsp. 157
Settlement of Debtsp. 162
Legalityp. 167
Contracts That Violate a Statutep. 168
Contracts That Violate Public Policyp. 171
Capacity and Consentp. 180
Capacityp. 181
Reality of Consentp. 183
Written Contractsp. 193
Contracts That Must Be in Writingp. 194
What the Writing Must Containp. 198
Sale of Goodsp. 198
Parol Evidencep. 201
Third Partiesp. 206
Third Party Beneficiaryp. 207
Assignment and Delegationp. 210
Performance and Dischargep. 220
Dischargep. 221
Conditionsp. 221
Performancep. 223
Breachp. 226
Impossibilityp. 227
Remediesp. 233
Breaching the Contractp. 234
Expectation Interestp. 235
Reliance Interestp. 239
Restitution Interestp. 240
Other Equitable Interestsp. 240
Special Issues of Damagesp. 242
Commercial Transactionsp. 247
Introduction to Salesp. 249
Development of Commercial Lawp. 250
UCC Basicsp. 251
Contract Formationp. 253
Ownership and Riskp. 264
Legal Interestp. 265
Identification, Title, and Insurable Interestp. 265
When the Seller Has Imperfect Titlep. 268
Creditor's Rightsp. 271
Risk of Lossp. 272
Warranties and Product Liabilityp. 277
Express Warrantiesp. 278
Implied Warrantiesp. 278
Disclaimersp. 280
Negligencep. 282
Strict Liabilityp. 284
Performance and Remediesp. 291
Good Faithp. 292
Seller's Obligations (and a Few Rights)p. 292
Buyer's Obligations (and a Few Rights)p. 295
Remedies: Assurance and Repudiationp. 297
Seller's Remediesp. 297
Buyer's Remediesp. 299
Creating a Negotiable Instrumentp. 305
Commercial Paperp. 306
Types of Negotiable Instrumentsp. 307
Negotiabilityp. 309
Negotiationp. 314
Negotiable Instruments: Holder in Due Coursep. 319
Holder in Due Coursep. 320
Liability for Negotiable Instrumentsp. 332
Introductionp. 333
Signature Liabilityp. 335
Warranty Liabilityp. 338
Other Liability Rulesp. 341
Dischargep. 343
Liability for Negotiable Instruments: Banks and Their Customersp. 348
Introductionp. 349
Checking Accountsp. 349
Customer's Right to Withdraw Fundsp. 355
Electronic Bankingp. 355
Privacyp. 358
Secured Transactionsp. 362
Secured Transactionsp. 363
Revised Article 9p. 365
Attachment of a Security Interestp. 365
Perfectionp. 367
Protection of Buyersp. 371
Priorities Among Creditorsp. 373
Default and Terminationp. 374
Bankruptcyp. 379
Overview of Bankruptcyp. 380
Chapter 7 Liquidationp. 381
Chapter 11 Reorganizationp. 387
Chapter 13 Consumer Reorganizationsp. 389
Agency and Employment Lawp. 395
Agency: The Inside Relationshipp. 397
Creating an Agency Relationshipp. 398
Duties of Agents to Principalsp. 400
Principal's Remedies When the Agent Breaches a Dutyp. 403
Duties of Principals to Agentsp. 404
Terminating an Agency Relationshipp. 405
Agency: The Outside Relationshipp. 411
Principal's Liability for Contractsp. 412
Agent's Liability for Contractsp. 415
Principal's Liability for Tortsp. 417
Agent's Liability for Tortsp. 422
Employment Lawp. 426
Introductionp. 427
Employment Securityp. 427
Financial Protectionp. 435
Employment Discriminationp. 440
Equal Pay Act of 1963p. 441
Title VIIp. 441
Age Discriminationp. 446
Americans with Disabilities Actp. 447
Labor Lawp. 454
Unions Developp. 455
Organizing a Unionp. 457
Collective Bargainingp. 460
Concerted Actionp. 463
Regulating Union Affairsp. 464
Business Organizationsp. 469
Starting a Businessp. 471
Sole Proprietorshipsp. 472
General Partnershipsp. 473
Limited Liability Partnershipsp. 477
Limited Partnershipsp. 478
Corporationsp. 479
Limited Liability Companiesp. 481
The Life and Death of a Corporationp. 487
Before the Corporation Is Formedp. 488
Incorporation Processp. 488
After Incorporationp. 492
Death of the Corporationp. 495
Terminationp. 497
Corporate Managementp. 501
Managers versus Shareholders: The Inherent Conflictp. 502
The Business Judgment Rulep. 503
Takeoversp. 509
Shareholdersp. 516
Introductionp. 517
Rights of Shareholdersp. 518
Enforcing Shareholder Rightsp. 524
Government Regulation: Securities and Antitrustp. 530
Securities Lawsp. 531
Antitrustp. 535
Accountants: Liability and Professional Responsibilityp. 544
Introductionp. 545
Liability to Clientsp. 546
Liability to Third Partiesp. 548
Other Accountant-Client Issuesp. 551
Professional Responsibilityp. 553
Property and Consumer Lawp. 557
Consumer and Environmental Lawp. 559
Introductionp. 560
Salesp. 560
Consumer Creditp. 564
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Actp. 567
Consumer Product Safetyp. 568
Environmental Lawp. 568
Cyberlawp. 575
Privacyp. 576
Crime on the Internetp. 581
Internet Service Providers and Web Hostsp. 583
Intellectual Propertyp. 588
Introductionp. 589
Patentsp. 589
Copyrightsp. 592
Trademarksp. 594
Trade Secretsp. 596
Real Propertyp. 601
Nature of Real Propertyp. 602
Estates in Real Propertyp. 603
Nonpossessory Interestsp. 605
Sale of Real Propertyp. 607
Adverse Possessionp. 609
Land Use Regulationp. 610
Landlord-Tenant Lawp. 615
Types of Tenancyp. 616
Landlord's Dutiesp. 617
Tenant's Dutiesp. 621
Change in the Partiesp. 622
Injuriesp. 622
Personal Property and Bailmentsp. 629
Giftsp. 630
Found Propertyp. 633
Bailmentp. 634
Estate Planningp. 642
Introductionp. 643
Willsp. 644
Trustsp. 650
Insurancep. 656
Introductionp. 657
Insurance Contractp. 657
Types of Insurancep. 662
The Constitution of the United Statesp. 1
The Uniform Commercial Code can be found at http://www.nccusl.ord/Update/ or http://www.law.cornell.edu/
Glossaryp. 1
Table of Casesp. 1
Indexp. 1
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