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Exceptionally reader-friendly, this full-color introduction to contemporary business law offers full coverage and clear explanations of traditional business law topics AND addresses the legal environment in which business must operate. Over 100 enrichment boxes focus on contemporary, ethical, and international issues, and over 150 contemporary cases provide examples of the application of the law. Coverage includes the legal ramifications of the Internet and technology; contract formation and commercial law; contract performance and international trade; intellectual property rights including the exploding multimedia market and its legal implications; equal opportunity employment including the latest discussion of diversity in the workforce; ethics and social responsibility of business; product liability; and more. For those currently practicing in legal and/or business environments.
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Cheeseman (Marshall School of Business, U. of Southern California) covers traditional business law topics while integrating aspects of history, ethics, social responsibility, policy, diversity, economics, and technology. This third edition devotes more space to fundamental concepts of ethics, and environmental, government regulation, telecommunications, and international topics than other books, allowing it to meet the AACSB's standards on ethics and globalization in the curriculum. The CD-ROM contains a searchable database of 30 acts and statutes, including the latest updates of each act as they appear in the US code. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130840516
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/2/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1040
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Critical Legal Thinking and the U.S. Constitution 1
Ch. 2 Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business 31
Ch. 3 Judicial and Alternative Dispute Resolution 49
Ch. 4 Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability 77
Ch. 5 Intellectual Property Rights 101
Ch. 6 Criminal Law and Business Crimes 127
Ch. 7 International Law and Dispute Resolutions 153
Ch. 8 Nature and Classification of Contracts 175
Ch. 9 Agreement and Consideration 189
Ch. 10 Capacity and Legality 211
Ch. 11 Defenses to the Enforcements of Contracts 233
Ch. 12 Third-Party Rights and Discharge of Contracts 257
Ch. 13 Contract Remedies and Torts Associated with Contracts 277
Ch. 14 Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts 295
Ch. 15 Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts 321
Ch. 16 Warranties and Product Liability 347
Ch. 17 Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments 375
Ch. 18 Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses 405
Ch. 19 Checks, Wire Transfers, and the Banking System 431
Ch. 20 Credit, Suretyship, and Secured Transactions 457
Ch. 21 Bankruptcy and Reorganization 483
Ch. 22 Agency 509
Ch. 23 Sole Proprietorships and Franchises 539
Ch. 24 Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies 563
Ch. 25 The Nature, Formation, and Financing of Corporations 595
Ch. 26 Rights, Duties, and Liability of Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders 625
Ch. 27 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Termination of Corporations 653
Ch. 28 Securities Regulation and Investor Protection 679
Ch. 29 Consumer Protection 711
Ch. 30 Environmental Protection 733
Ch. 31 Employment and Labor Law 757
Ch. 32 Equal Opportunity in Employment 781
Ch. 33 Antitrust Law 805
Ch. 34 Personal Property and Bailments 835
Ch. 35 Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationship 857
Ch. 36 Insurance, Wills, and Trusts 887
Appendix A Critical Legal Thinking Writing Assignments 915
Appendix B The Constitution of the United States of America 945
Appendix C The Uniform Commercial Code 953
Glossary 1053
Case Index 1083
Subject Index 1089
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