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This text provides the legal credibility, authoritativeness, and comprehensiveness of a traditional business law book, while also offering the visual appeal and student friendly features students are used to seeing in books for many of their other courses. Though the text is Â"funÂ" for students to read, it does not accomplish this at the expense of important information Â- it goes into the necessary detail to completely explain law topics. The book truly offers an instructor the best of both worlds Â- a credible business law source, which students will be motivated to read. Its magic and the cornerstone of its widespread success is in this ability to appeal to both instructors and students without being mutually exclusive. It also offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package on the market, with something to fit many different instructional or learning styles Â- a reflection of West Legal Studies in BusinessÂ's continual commitment to partnership, leadership, and innovation in providing the highest quality materials available for Business Law instructors and students. This text explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements.
UNIT 1. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Torts and Cyber Crimes. 5. Intellectual Property. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. 7. Ethics and Professional Responsibility. UNIT 2. CONTRACTS. 8. Nature and Classification. 9. Agreement and Consideration. 10. Capacity and Legality. 11. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 12. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 13. Breach and Remedies. 14. E-Contracts. UNIT 3. SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 15. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 16.Title and Risk of Loss. 17. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 18. Warranties and Product Liability. UNIT 4. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 19. Negotiability and Transferability. 20. Rights and Liabilities of Parties. 21. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money. UNIT 5. DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 22. Secured Transactions. 23. Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy. UNIT 6. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 24. Agency. 25. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises. 26. Partnerships. 27. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 28. Corporate Formation and Financing. 29. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 30. Corporate Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 31. Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings. UNIT 7. GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 32. Antitrust. 33. Consumer and Environmental Law. 34. Labor and Employment Law. 35. Employment Discrimination. UNIT 8. PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 36. Personal Property and Bailments. 37. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 38. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. UNIT 9. THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 39. International Law in a Global Economy. APPENDICES. A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code The Uniform Partnership Act. D. The Uniform Partnership Act. E. The Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Excerpts). F. The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (Excerpts). G. The Restatement (Second) of Torts (Excerpts). H. The Restatement (Third) of Torts (Excerpts). I. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 (Excerpts). J. The Securities Act of 1933 (Excerpts). K. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts). L. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Excerpts). M. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Excerpts). N. The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Excerpts). O. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (Excerpts). P. Answers to Selected For Review Questions.
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