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Immersing students in the excitement of intriguing new cases and the latest developments in the field, the Seventh Edition of this successful textbook brings real-world energy to the study of business law-without sacrificing the legal credibility and comprehensive coverage that instructors want in a textbook. Students respond to each chapter's visually engaging, carefully-crafted learning tools, which illustrate how law is applied to real-world business problems-and how landmark cases, statutes, and other laws are having a significant impact on the way businesses operate in the United States and globally.
Part I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. 7. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part II: CONTRACTS. 8. Nature and Classification. 9. Agreement. 10. Consideration. 11. Capacity and Legality. 12. Genuineness of Assent. 13. The Statute of Frauds. 14. Performance and Discharge. 15. Breach and Remedies. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. E-Contracts and E-Signatures. Part III: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 18. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 19. Title and Risk of Loss. 20. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Warranties and Product Liability. Part IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 22. Negotiability and Transferability. 23. Rights and Liabilities of Parties. 24. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. Part V: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 25. Security Interests in Personal Property. 26. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship. 27. Bankruptcy. Part VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 28. Agency Relationships in Business. 29. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises. 30. Partnerships. 31. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 32. Corporate Formation and Financing. 33. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 34. Corporate Acquisitions, Takeovers, and Termination. 35. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. Part VII: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 36. Administrative Law. 37. Antitrust Law. 38. Consumer Law. 39. Environmental Law. 40. Employment, Labor, and Immigration Law. 41. Employment Discrimination. 42. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. Part VIII: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 43. Personal Property and Bailments. 44. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 45. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. Part IX: THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 46. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). Appendix D: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments). Appendix E: Sample Answers for End-of-Chapter Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answers.