The fifth edition of this popular textbook presents a broad, practical approach to the study of business law principles and practices. The material has been extensively revised and updated to reflect recent developments in the legal field, and every chapter includes an abundance of real-world examples that illustrate the law at work. In- depth coverage of the latest issues in business law, including new coverage of technology, environmental, and international law, is also provided. Photos and a new, engaging design make the book easy to teach and understand, and the new and expanded pedagogy, with an emphasis on teachability and assessment, offers teachers and students a wealth of opportunities for enriching the learning experience. Students will come away with a clear understanding of business law topics and be able to identify, explain, and apply the principles of business law in the world around them.
PART I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LAWChapter 1: Our System of Law Chapter 2: Ethics and the Law Chapter 3: Criminal Law Chapter 4: Tort Law Chapter 5: Administrative Law PART II: CONTRACTS 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 PART III: SALES, AGENCY, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION Chapter 14: Transfer of Title Chapter 15: Sales Chapter 16: Agency and Employment Chapter 17: Warranties and Product Liability Chapter 18: Professional Responsibility PART IV: PROPERTY Chapter 19: Real and Personal Property Chapter 20: Bailments Chapter 21: Landlord-Tenant Relations Chapter 22: Wills, Intestacy, and Trusts PART V: COMMERCIAL PAPER Chapter 23: Introduction to Commercial Paper Chapter 24: Transfer and Discharge of Commercial Paper (and more...)