Essentials of Business Law / Edition 8

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The new, eight edition of the Essentials of Business Law program is a practical, concise, and broad-based introduction to the vibrant field of business law. While continuing to offer all of the features that have made the seven prior editions successful, this new edition now includes, a four-color design, updated content, two new appendices, and enhanced support materials. Both the traditional areas of law, such as contracts and property, and the emerging areas of law, such as e-commerce and environmental, are covered in short, informative chapters written to capture the essence of each topic. This book has been developed for those seeking a more fundamental overview of the concepts and principles that are vital to the understanding of business law.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073511856
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 718
  • Sales rank: 119,768
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony L. Liuzzo, J.D., Ph.D., serves as Professor of Business and Economics and Director of the MBA Program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Liuzzo is a licensed attorney and economist. He earned his Ph.D. in business administration, Master of Philosophy in economics, and Master of Business Administration in management from New York University; his law degree from St. John’s University; and his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fordham University. He is an attorney admitted to the practice of law and teaches courses in Business Law, the Legal Environment of Business, Employment Law, and Public Policy.

Dr. Liuzzo has been cited in hundreds of publications, including CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Detroit News, and the San Francisco Examiner for his views on legal and business issues.

Prior to joining Wilkes, Dr. Liuzzo served as editor of a scholarly journal and as Associate Professor of Economics and Finance at Manhattan College in New York City. He has been instrumental in creating several successful small businesses.

Dr. Liuzzo is a member of many professional organizations, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. He is also the author of numerous articles that have appeared in scholarly and professional journals.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Our System of Law
Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law
Chapter 3: Criminal Law
Chapter 4: Tort Law
Chapter 5: Administrative Law
Chapter 6: Introduction to Contracts
Chapter 7: Offer, Acceptance, and Mutual Agreement
Chapter 8: Consideration
Chapter 9: Competent Parties
Chapter 10: Legal Purpose of Contracts
Chapter 11: Form of Contracts
Chapter 12: Operation of Contracts
Chapter 13: Discharge of Contracts
Chapter 14: Transfer of Title
Chapter 15: Sales
Chapter 16: Warranties
Chapter 17: Agency
Chapter 18: Business Organizations
Chapter 19: Introduction to Commercial Paper
Chapter 20: Transfer and Discharge of Commercial Paper
Chapter 21: Real and Personal Property
Chapter 22: Bailments
Chapter 23: Landlord-Tenant Relations
Chapter 24: Wills, Intestacy, and Trusts
Chapter 25: Intellectual Property
Chapter 26: Computer Privacy and Speech
Chapter 27: Conducting Business in Cyberspace
Chapter 28: Employment Law
Chapter 29: Product Liability
Chapter 30: Professionals’ Liability
Chapter 31: International Business Law
Chapter 32: Business and the Environment
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