Essentials of Contemporary Business Law with Total Law CD-ROM / Edition 1

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Designed for concise courses in Business Law, this one-semester book employs all of the features found in books written for the traditional two-semester course. It features superior cases that grab and retain readers' attention as well as Working the Web sections in each chapter, offering students the opportunity to explore websites relevant to legal studies in business.
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Provides coverage of business law topics and addresses the legal environment in which businesses operate. Topics include contracts, commercial transactions, business organizations, and property. Features include 100-plus enrichment boxes throughout the book that focus on contemporary ethical and international issues, as well as integration with PHLIP--Prentice Hall's Learning on the Internet Partnership. The CD-ROM contains TotaLaw, a database of the complete text of 30 of the most important acts that have made an impact on the business world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130804006
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/19/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 778
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Critical Legal Thinking and the U.S. Constitution.
2. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business.
3. Judicial, Alternative, and International Dispute Resolution.
4. Intentional Torts, Negligence & Strict Liability.
5. Intellectual Property Rights.
6. Criminal Law and Business Crimes.


7. Nature and Classification of Contracts.
8. Agreement and Consideration.
9. Capacity and Legality.
10. Defenses to the Enforcement of Contracts.
11. Third-Party Rights and Discharge of Contracts.
12. Contract Remedies and Torts Associated with Contracts.


13. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
14. Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts.
15. Warranties and Product Liability.
16. Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments.
17. Holder in Due Course, Liability, and Defenses.
18. Checks, Wire Transfers, and the Banking System.
19. Credit, Suretyship, and Secured Transactions.
20. Bankruptcy and Reorganization.


21. Agency.
22. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises.
23. Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
24. The Nature, Formation, and Financing of Corporations.
25. Rights, Duties, and Liability of Corporate Directors, Officers and Shareholders.
26. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Termination of Corporations.
27. Securities Regulation and Investor Protection.


28. Personal Property and Bailments.
29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationship.
30. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
Appendix A: Critical Legal Thinking Cases.

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