Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment offers a readable, rigorous, and practical introduction to the real-world of business law. Learners receive not only a thorough explanation of the legal and regulatory issues affecting businesses, but also have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real business situations. All chapters contain outlines, summaries, margin notes, and comprehensive question and problem material. The majority of cases and examples are current, condensed, and presented in the language of the court. An interesting feature includes a 'thread case', applying practical applications to a hypothetical business.
Lynn M. Forsythe received her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She has passed the bar examination in the states of California and Pennsylvania. She is Professor of Business Law at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Professor Forsythe has also held administrative positions, including Director of Graduate Business Programs, Interim Department Chair, and Co-Chair of the AACSB Reaccredidation Committee. She currently is the Assessment Coordinator for the Legal Environment option.
Author of numerous articles on business law and business law pedagogy. She has held the positions of Editor-in-chief, Staff Editor, and Reviewer for The Journal of Legal Studies Education, and is currently the Advisory Editor for this journal. She received the 1992 School of Business Faculty Award for Educational Innovation and previously was awarded a university Meritorious Performance Award. She has been an estate and gift tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and has taught business law, administrative law, government regulation of business, real estate law, business ethics, estate planning, and business and society.
Member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Kappa Psi. She has been active in the American Bar Association, for which she chaired subcommittees and panels, including an American Law Institute"American Bar Association advanced program. She is active in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, for which she served as academic program coordinator for the 1983 meeting, liaison to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, a member of the ExecutiveCommittee, co-chairperson, and chairperson of its Business Ethics Section. She has held all the offices, including President, in the Western Regional Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
PART 1. FOUNDATIONS OF LAW 1. Introduction to Law 2. Business Ethics 3. International Law PART 2. THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM 4. The American Legal System and Court Jurisdiction 5. Constitutional Regulation of Business 6. Dispute Resolution 7. Torts 8. Crimes and Business PART 3. CONTRACTS 9. Introduction to Contract Law and Contract Theory 10. Contractual Agreement. Mutual Assent 11. Consideration. The Basis of the Bargain 12. Contractual Capacity. The Ability to Agree and Reality of Consent 13. Legality of Subject Matter and Proper Form of Contracts 14. Interpretation of the Contract and the Rights and Obligations of Third Persons 15. Contractual Discharge and Remedies PART 4. SALES AND LEASES 16. Formation of the Sales Contract: Contracts for Leasing Goods 17. Title and Risk of Loss 18. Performance and Remedies 19. Warranties and Product Liability PART 5. NEGOTIABLES 20. Introduction to Negotiables: UCC Article 3 and Article 7 21. Negotiability 22. Negotiation and Holders in Due Course/Holders by Due Negotiation 23. Negotiables: Liability and Discharge 24. Bank-Customer Relations/Electronic Funds Transfers PART 6. DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONS 25. Secured Transactions. Interests and Perfection 26. Secured Transactions. Priorities and Default 27. Other Credit Transactions 28. Bankruptcy. PART 7. AGENCY 29. The Creation and Termination of an Agency 30. Liability for Contracts 31. Liability for Torts and Crimes PART 8. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 32. Formation of a Business 33. Operation of a Business Organization 34. Business Terminations and Other Extraordinary Events 35. Franchising 36. Securities Regulation PART 9. GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF BUSINESS 37. Antitrust Law 38. ConsumerProtection 39. Environmental Protection 40. Labor and Fair Employment Practices PART 10. PROPERTY PROTECTION 41. Real Property and Joint Ownership 42. Personal Property and Bailments 43. Intellectual Property, Computers, and the Law 44. Wills, Estates, and Trusts APPENDIX A. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES APPENDIX B. UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE