Not only helping you to ace your business law course, ANDERSON'S BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, COMPREHENSIVE VOLUME, 20th Edition, also provides the information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. The #1 business law text with summarized cases on the market today, this top-selling book helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles, reinforcing your understanding with applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, ANDERSON'S BUSINESS LAW will help you prepare you for every class lecture and give you all the resources you need to do your best on exams.
A member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1968 and chair of the Business Law Department for over a decade, Professor David P. Twomey has received numerous teaching and service awards at Boston College. He has written 31 editions of his textbooks and numerous articles on labor, employment, and business law topics. As Business Law Chair, he serves as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He also has a special interest in curriculum development, serving four terms as chairman of his school's Education Policy Committee. Professor Twomey is also a nationally known labor arbitrator. In the context of impending nationwide railroad and airline strikes, his service includes appointments by Presidents Reagan, George Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush to eight Presidential Emergency Boards, whose recommendations served as the basis for the resolution of these labor disputes. Professor Twomey is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Massachusetts, Florida, and federal Bars.
Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and was the recipient of a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada and has served as a consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups. She has authored more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC is nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 300 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her J.D. from Brigham Young University.
PART 1. THE LEGAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Nature and Sources of Law. 2. The Court System and Dispute Resolution. 3. Business Ethics, Social Forces, and the Law. 4. The Constitution as the Foundation of the Legal Environment. 5. Government Regulation of Competition and Prices. 6. Administrative Agencies. 7. The Legal Environment of International Trade. 8. Crimes. 9. Torts. 10. Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet. 11. Cyberlaw. PART 2. CONTRACTS. 12. Nature and Classes of Contracts: Contracting on the Internet. 13. Formation of Contracts: Offer and Acceptance. 14. Capacity and Genuine Assent. 15. Consideration. 16. Legality and Public Policy. 17. Writing, Electronic Forms, and Interpretation of Contracts. 18. Third Persons and Contracts. 19. Discharge of Contracts. 20. Breach of Contract and Remedies. PART 3. SALES AND LEASES OF GOODS. 21. Personal Property and Bailments. 22. Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management. 23. Nature and Form of Sales. 24. Title and Risk of Loss. 25. Product Liability: Warranties and Torts. 26. Obligations and Performance. 27. Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts. PART 4. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 28. Kinds of instruments, parties, and negotiability. 29. Transfers of negotiable instruments and warranties of parties. 30. Liability of the parties under negotiable instruments. 31. Checks and funds transfers. PART 5. DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 32. Nature of the Debtor/Creditor Relationship. 33. Consumer protection . 34. Secured transactions in Personal Property. 35. Bankruptcy. 36. Insurance. PART 6. AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 37. Agency. 38. Third persons in agency. 39. Regulation of employment. 40. Equal employment opportunity law. PART 7: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 41. Types of business organizations. 42. Partnerships. 43. LPs, LLCs, and LLPs. 44. Corporation Formation. 45. Shareholder rights in corporations. 46. Securities regulation. 47. Accountants' liability and malpractice. 48. Management of corporations. PART 8. REAL PROPERTY AND ESTATES. 49. Real property. 50. Environmental law and land use controls. 51. Leases. 52. Decedents' estates and trusts.