Law for Business and Personal Use / Edition 19

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LAW FOR BUSINES AND PERSONAL USE, 19E provides instruction on the foundations of business law as well as the application of legal concepts to everyday life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538496902
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Business Law Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 1,003,797
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Adamson is Emeritus Professor of Business and Law in the Department of Finance and General Business at Missouri State University. Adamson received a BS from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; an MA in International Relations from Georgetown University; and an MBA and a JD from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. A decorated disabled veteran and past four-term mayor and school board member of his hometown, Adamson is author of numerous business law texts, with a concentration in environmental law.

Amanda Morrison is an attorney at Generali USA Life Reassurance Company. Morrison received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Insurance from Missouri State University and a Juris Doctor from Western New England College School of Law. She is a member of the Kansas and Missouri bars.

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Table of Contents

Part I: LAW, JUSTICE, AND YOU. 1. Laws and Their Ethical Foundation. Laws and Legal Systems. Types of Laws. Ethical Bases for Laws. 2. Constitutional Rights. Foundations of the U.S. Constitution. Division and Balance of Governmental Powers. The Internet and Constitutional Rights. 3. Court Systems. Forms of Dispute Resolution. The Federal Court System. State Court Systems. 4. Criminal Law and Procedure. Criminal Law. Criminal Procedure. 5. Civil Law and Procedure. Private Injuries v. Public Offenses. Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability. Civil Procedure. Part II: CONTRACT LAW. 6. Offer and Acceptance. Creation of Offers. Termination of Offers. Acceptances. 7. Genuineness of Assent. Duress and Undue Influence. Mistake, Misrepresentation, and Fraud. 8. Consideration. Types of Consideration. Questionable Consideration. When Consideration Is Not Required. 9. Legal Capacity to Contract. Contractual Capacity of Individuals and Organizations. Limits on the Rights of Those Without Capacity. 10. Legal Purpose and Proper Form. Illegal Agreements. The Statute of Frauds. 11. Contractual Obligations and Their Enforcement. Transfer and Discharge of Obligations. Remedies for Breach of Contract. 12. Contractual Aspects of Marriage and Divorce. Marriage and the Law of Contracts. Divorce and the Law of Contracts. Part III: THE LAW OF SALES. 13. Sales Contracts. Sales. Special Rules for Sales Contracts. 14. Ownership and Risk of Loss in Sales. Transfer of Ownership. Risk of Loss and Insurable Interest in Sales. 15. Consumer Protection. Protection through Governmental Action. Protection through Action by the Consumer. Part IV: PROPERTY LAW. 16. Property and Its Acquisition. Types of Property. How Property Is Acquired and Held. 17. Bailments. Bailments. Bailor and Bailee Duties. 18. Ownership and Leasing of Real Property. Ownership and Transfer of Real Property. Leasing Real Property. 19. Insurance Law. Insurance Fundamentals. Property and Casualty Insurance. Life, Health, and Social Insurance. 20. Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Property Distribution Upon Death. Trusts. Part V: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 21. Agency Law. Creation and Operation of Agencies. Agency Duties. 22. Employment Law. Making and Terminating Employment Contracts. Duties of Employers and Employees. 23. Unions and the Employment Relationship. Establishment of Unions. Employment Relations in a Unionized Workplace. 24. Discrimination in Employment. Legal versus Illegal Discrimination. Proving Illegal Discrimination. 25: Employment-Related Injuries. Safety on the Job. Employer's Liability for Work-Related Injuries. Part VI: LEGAL FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION. 26. Forms of Business Organization. Main Forms of Business Organization. Creating and Terminating Partnerships. Operating Partnerships. 27. The Law of Corporations. Founding a Corporation. Shareholders, Directors, and Officers. Corporate Powers and Termination. 28. Other Business Forms and Environmental Responsibility. Corporate Small Business Forms. Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Protection, and Energy Regulation. Part VII: BORROWING MONEY AND PAYING BILLS. 29. Commercial Paper. Basic Types of Commercial Paper. Specialized Types of Commercial Paper. 30. Negotiability and Negotiation of Commercial Paper. Requirements of Negotiability. Proper Indorsement and Negotiation. 31. Discharge of Commercial Paper and Electronic Fund Transfers. Discharge of Commercial Paper. The Law of Electronic Fund Transfers. 32. Secured and Unsecured Credit Transactions. What Is a Secured Credit Transaction?. How Are Security Interests Perfected and Terminated? 33. Creditors, Debtors, and Bankruptcy. Legal Protection of Creditors. Legal Protection of Debtors and Credit Card Users. Bankruptcy.
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