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In addition to preparing you to ace your business law course, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, Fourth Edition, provides information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. This book helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles by reinforcing your understanding through applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT will help prepare you for class and give you all the resources you need to succeed in your business law course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324153552
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1180
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author


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 received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of 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 500 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 JD from Brigham Young University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Pt. 1 The Legal and Social Environment of Business 1
1 The Nature and Sources of Law 2
2 The Court System and Dispute Resolution 11
3 Business Ethics, Social Forces, and the Law 31
4 The Constitution as the Foundation of the Legal Environment 57
5 Government Regulation of Competition and Prices 85
6 Administrative Agencies 106
7 The Legal Environment of International Trade 127
8 Crimes 153
9 Torts 181
10 Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet 210
11 Cyberlaw 238
Pt. 2 Contracts 265
12 Nature and Classes of Contracts: Contracting on the Internet 266
13 Formation of Contracts: Offer and Acceptance 277
14 Capacity and Genuine Assent 295
15 Consideration 315
16 Legality and Public Policy 329
17 Writing, Electronic Forms, and Interpretation of Contracts 346
18 Third Persons and Contracts 366
19 Discharge of Contracts 379
20 Breach of Contract and Remedies 396
Pt. 3 Sales and Leases of Goods 411
21 Personal Property and Bailments 412
22 Nature and Form of Sales 430
23 Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management: Title and Risk of Loss 456
24 Product Liability: Warranties and Torts 485
25 Obligations and Performance 514
26 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts 534
Pt. 4 Negotiable Instruments 553
27 Kinds of Instruments, Parties, and Negotiability 554
28 Transfers of Negotiable Instruments and Warranties of Parties 570
29 Liability of the Parties Under Negotiable Instruments 590
30 Checks and Funds Transfers 607
Pt. 5 Debtor-Creditor Relationships 635
31 Nature of the Debtor-Creditor Relationship 636
32 Consumer Protection 655
33 Secured Transactions in Personal Property 680
34 Bankruptcy 709
Pt. 6 Agency and Employment 735
35 Agency 736
36 Third Persons in Agency 761
37 Regulation of Employment 782
38 Equal Employment Opportunity Law 811
Pt. 7 Business Organizations 841
39 Types of Business Organizations 842
40 Partnerships 858
41 LTDs., LLCs and LLPs 883
42 Corporation Formation 903
43 Management of Corporations 926
44 Shareholder Rights in Corporations 952
45 Securities Regulation 974
46 Accountants' Liability and Malpractice 1005
Pt. 8 Real Property and Estates 1029
47 Real Property 1030
48 Environmental Law and Land Use Controls 1053
49 Insurance 1075
50 Leases 1098
51 Decedents' Estates and Trusts 1116
App. A How to Find the Law 1139
App. B The Constitution of the United States 1142
Index 1153
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