Understanding Business and Personal Law, Student Edition / Edition 10

Understanding Business and Personal Law, Student Edition / Edition 10

by McGraw-Hill Education, Paul A. Sukys
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0028146360

ISBN-13: 9780028146362

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Written in a concise, compelling style, Understanding Business and Personal Law emphasizes the legal issues that have an impact on everyday living and links the study of law to other curriculum areas.

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Written in a concise, compelling style, Understanding Business and Personal Law emphasizes the legal issues that have an impact on everyday living and links the study of law to other curriculum areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028146362
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Brown: Under Bus & Pers Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
642
Sales rank:
1,131,823
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Knowing About the Law 3(86)
Ethics and Law
4(16)
How Ethical Decisions Are Made
6(4)
The Relationship Between Ethics and Law
10(1)
Laws Come From Different Sources
11(4)
Law in Other Cultures
15(1)
Chapter 1 Review
16(4)
Criminal Law
20(16)
Classifications of Crimes
22(1)
Elements of a Crime
23(1)
Particular Crimes
24(5)
Defenses to Crimes
29(1)
Working in the Law
30(2)
Sentencing Convicted Criminals
32(1)
Chapter 2 Review
33(3)
Problems in Society
36(12)
Crime and Criminals
38(1)
Law in Other Cultures
39(2)
Harm to Property
41(2)
Delinquent and Unruly Children
43(1)
Chapter 3 Review
44(4)
The Law of Torts
48(14)
The Law of Torts
50(1)
Intentional Torts
51(3)
Negligence
54(1)
Resolving Disputes
55(2)
Strict Liability
57(1)
Survival and Wrongful Death Statutes
57(1)
Remedies for Torts
58(1)
Chapter 4 Review
58(4)
A Dual Court System
62(10)
Federal Court System
64(2)
State Court Systems
66(2)
Working in the Law
68(1)
Chapter 5 Review
69(3)
Trial Procedures
72(17)
Civil Trial Procedure
74(4)
Law and Social Studies
78(1)
Criminal Trial Procedure
79(4)
Chapter 6 Review
83(4)
Unit 1 Case
87(2)
Unit 2 Entering into Contracts 89(106)
How Contracts Arise
90(14)
Elements of a Contract
92(1)
Characteristics of a Contract
93(2)
Requirements of an Offer
95(2)
Requirements of an Acceptance
97(2)
Law and Language
99(1)
Termination of an Offer
100(1)
Chapter 7 Review
101(3)
Genuine Agreement
104(12)
Mistake
106(2)
Fraud
108(1)
Law and Computers
109(2)
Innocent Misrepresentation
111(1)
Duress
111(1)
Undue Influence
112(1)
Chapter 8 Review
112(4)
Capacity to Contract
116(12)
Contracts of Minors
118(5)
Working in the Law
123(1)
Other Contractual Capacity Rules
124(1)
Chapter 9 Review
125(3)
Consideration
128(14)
Consideration
130(1)
Agreements Without Consideration
131(2)
Adequacy of Consideration
133(1)
Special Applications of Consideration
134(1)
Law in Other Cultures
135(2)
Promises Enforceable Without Consideration
137(1)
Consideration in Your Everyday Life
138(1)
Chapter 10 Review
138(4)
Legality
142(12)
Agreements that Violate Statutes
144(1)
Working in the Law
145(3)
Agreements Contrary to Public Policy
148(3)
Effect of Illegality
151(1)
Chapter 11 Review
151(3)
Form of a Contract
154(12)
What the Writing Must Contain
156(2)
Contracts that Must Be in Writing
158(3)
Resolving Disputes
161(1)
Parol Evidence Rule
162(1)
Changing the Writing
162(1)
Chapter 12 Review
163(3)
How Contracts Come to an End
166(14)
Discharge by Performance
168(3)
Working in the Law
171(2)
Discharge by Impossibility of Performance
173(1)
Discharge by Operation of Law
174(2)
Chapter 13 Review
176(4)
Assignment, Delegation, and Breach of Contract
180(15)
Transfer of Rights
182(1)
Transfer of Duties
183(2)
Novation
185(1)
Third Parties
185(1)
Breach of Contract
186(1)
Remedies of the Injured Party
186(3)
Minimizing Damages
189(1)
Resolving Disputes
189(1)
Chapter 14 Review
190(3)
Unit 2 Case
193(2)
Unit 3 Being a Consumer 195(98)
Contracts for the Sale of Goods
196(16)
The Law of Sales
198(2)
Law in Other Cultures
200(1)
Special Rules for Sales Contracts
200(1)
Enforceable Oral Sales Contracts
201(1)
Other Sales Governed by UCC Rules
202(1)
Title
203(1)
Passage of Title and Risk of Loss
204(2)
Remedies for Breach of Contract
206(2)
Chapter 15 Review
208(4)
The Importance of Warranties
212(14)
Law of Warranties
214(1)
Express Warranties
214(3)
Law and Social Studies
217(2)
Implied Warranties
219(1)
Warranty of Title
220(1)
Privity of Contract Not Required
221(1)
Exclusion of Warranties
221(1)
Duty to Notify and Remedies for Breach
222(1)
Chapter 16 Review
223(3)
Consumer Protection
226(16)
Unfair and Deceptive Practices
228(3)
Resolving Disputes
231(2)
False Advertising
233(2)
Shopping by Mail
235(1)
Product Liability
236(2)
Consumer Protection Assistance
238(1)
Chapter 17 Review
239(3)
Buying and Insuring a Car
242(18)
Financing a Car
244(2)
Where to Buy a Used Car
246(3)
Buying a Car---New or Used
249(2)
Federal Consumer Protection
251(2)
Leasing a Car
253(1)
Having the Car Repaired
253(1)
Law and Mathematics
254(1)
Automobile Insurance
254(2)
Chapter 18 Review
256(4)
Personal Property and Bailments
260(16)
Personal Property
262(2)
Intellectual Property
264(1)
Bailments of Personal Property
265(1)
Principal Types of Bailments
266(4)
Right and Duties in Bailments
270(1)
Law in Other Cultures
271(1)
Chapter 19 Review
272(4)
Carriers and Hotelkeepers
276(17)
Kinds of Carriers
278(1)
Common Carriers of Goods
279(1)
Common Carriers of Passengers
280(3)
Hotelkeepers and Their Guests
283(4)
Law and Energy
287(1)
Chapter 20 Review
288(3)
Unit 3 Case
291(2)
Unit 4 Being an Agent and Getting a Job 293(68)
Creation of an Agency
294(16)
Agency and Similar Relationships
296(4)
Working in the Law
300(2)
Types of Agents
302(2)
How Agency Relationships Are Created
304(2)
Chapter 21 Review
306(4)
Agency Relationships and Their Termination
310(16)
Types of Agency Authority
312(2)
Law and Health
314(1)
Agent's Duties to the Principal
315(2)
Principal's Duties to the Agent
317(1)
Agent's Liability to Third Parties
318(1)
Termination of Agency Relationships
319(3)
Chapter 22 Review
322(4)
Employment Contracts and Minors and Employment
326(16)
The Employment Relationship
328(2)
Terminating the Employer-Employee Relationship
330(3)
Resolving Disputes
333(1)
Legislation Affecting the Employment Relationship
334(4)
Chapter 23 Review
338(4)
Employment Protection and Equal Opportunity
342(19)
Laws Regulating Employment Conditions
344(2)
Law in Other Cultures
346(2)
Laws Providing Worker Benefits
348(4)
Laws Regulating Employment Opportunities
352(3)
Chapter 24 Review
355(4)
Unit 4 Case
359(2)
Unit 5 Planning for the Furture 361(84)
Marriage Formalities and Restrictions
362(16)
The Marriage Contract
364(1)
Law in Other Cultures
365(3)
Marriage Formalities
368(5)
Prohibited Marriages
373(1)
Chapter 25 Review
374(4)
Divorce and Its Legal Consequences
378(16)
Ending a Marriage
380(1)
Grounds for Divorce
380(5)
Domicile and Residence Requirements
385(1)
Out-of-State Divorce
386(1)
Alimony
386(1)
Resolving Disputes
387(1)
Marital Property
387(1)
Custody and Support of Children
388(1)
Visitation Guidelines for Separated Parents
389(2)
Chapter 26 Review
391(3)
Renting a Place to Live
394(14)
Types of Tenancies
396(2)
The Lease
398(2)
Working in the Law
400(2)
Breach of Lease and Remedies
402(1)
Laws Affecting Landlords and Tenants
402(1)
Tort Liability
403(1)
Removal of Fixtures by a Tenant
404(1)
Chapter 27 Review
405(3)
Buying a Home
408(18)
Deciding to Buy a House
410(2)
Applying for a Mortgage
412(2)
Taking Title
414(1)
Working in the Law
415(3)
Limitations on Property Use
418(4)
Special Types of Home Ownership
422(1)
Chapter 28 Review
423(3)
Insurance Protection
426(19)
Understanding Insurance
428(1)
Life Insurance
429(3)
Health Insurance
432(2)
Income Insurance
434(1)
Real and Personal Property Insurance
435(3)
Resolving Disputes
438(1)
Chapter 29 Review
439(4)
Unit 5 Case
443(2)
Unit 6 Using Your Purchasing Power 445(74)
Borrowing Money and Buying on Credit
446(18)
The Meaning of Credit
448(1)
Borrowing Money
449(1)
Working in the Law
450(3)
Credit Cards
453(2)
Equal Credit Opportunity
455(2)
Credit Protection Laws
457(4)
Chapter 30 Review
461(3)
Kinds of Negotiable Instruments
464(12)
Drafts
466(2)
Notes
468(1)
Certificates of Deposit
469(1)
Requirements of Negotiability
470(2)
Delivery of Negotiable Instruments
472(1)
Law in Other Cultures
472(1)
Chapter 31 Review
473(3)
Writing Checks
476(14)
Opening a Checking Account
478(1)
Writing Checks
479(3)
Resolving Disputes
482(1)
Other Kinds of Checks
483(2)
Availability of Funds
485(1)
Electronic Banking
486(1)
Chapter 32 Review
487(3)
Transferring Negotiable Instruments
490(12)
Negotiation
492(1)
Principal Kinds of Indorsements
493(3)
Law and Science
496(2)
Warranties of Indorsers
498(1)
Contract of Indorsers
499(1)
Chapter 33 Review
499(3)
Collecting Negotiable Instruments
502(17)
Holder in Due Course
504(2)
Defenses to Negotiable Instruments
506(3)
Liability of Parties
509(1)
Resolving Disputes
509(3)
Discharge of Negotiable Instruments
512(2)
Chapter 34 Review
514(3)
Unit 6 Case
517(2)
Unit 7 Starting a Business 519(64)
Sole Proprietorship and Partnership
520(16)
Sole Proprietorships
522(1)
General Partnerships
523(7)
Working in the Law
530(1)
Limited Partnerships
531(1)
Chapter 35 Review
532(4)
Forming and Financing a Corporation
536(16)
Corporations
538(1)
Setting up a Corporation
539(4)
Disregarding the Corporation
543(1)
Law and Geography
544(2)
Financing the Corporation
546(2)
Chapter 36 Review
548(4)
Operating a Corporation
552(14)
Managing the Corporation
554(1)
Shareholder Rights
555(4)
Duties of Directors and Officers
559(2)
Law in Other Cultures
561(2)
Chapter 37 Review
563(3)
Corporate Regulation and Expansion
566(17)
Government Regulation of Business
568(4)
Corporate Expansion
572(4)
Resolving Disputes
576(1)
Chapter 38 Review
577(4)
Unit 7 Case
581(2)
Unit 8 Looking Toward Later Life 583(28)
Retirement Income and Health Care
584(14)
Private Pension Plans
586(2)
Law in Other Cultures
588(1)
Government Pension Plans
589(3)
Individual Pension Plans
592(1)
Health Care
592(1)
Legal Issues in Health Care
593(2)
Chapter 39 Review
595(3)
Wills and Intestacy
598(13)
Making a Will
600(1)
Formal Requirements of a Will
601(1)
Law and Economics
602(2)
Changing or Revoking a Will
604(1)
Carrying Out the Provisions of a Will
605(1)
Intestacy
606(1)
Protecting Spouses and Children
607(1)
Chapter 40 Review
608(3)
Unit 8 Case
611

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