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A market leader used by more colleges and universities than any other business law text, West's Business Law continues to set the standard for making classic black letter law accessible, interesting, and relevant to business students. This Tenth Edition refines and builds upon traditions established when the book was first introduced: authoritative content blended with cutting-edge coverage of contemporary topics and cases and an unmatched selection of innovative, high-quality support materials.
UNIT 1. THE LEGAL ENIVRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. 5. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT 2. TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Intentional Torts. 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Intellectual Property. 9. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. UNIT 3. CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 10. Nature and Terminology. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration. 13. Capacity and Legality. 14. Genuineness of Assent. 15. The Statute of Frauds. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. Performance and Discharge. 18. Breach of Contract and Remedies. 19. E-Contracts. UNIT 4. DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 20. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Warranties and Product Liability. UNIT 5. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 24. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments. 25. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 26. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 27. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money. UNIT 6. CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 28. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 29. Secured Transactions. 30. Bankruptcy Law. UNIT 7. AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 31. Agency Formation and Duties. 32. Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 33. Employment and Labor Law. 34. Employment Discrimination. UNIT 8. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 35. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 36. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. 37. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 38. Corporations-Formation and Financing. 39. Corporations-Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 40. Corporations-Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 41. Corporations-Securities Law and Corporate Governance. 41. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. 42. Law for Small Business. UNIT 9. GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 43. Administrative Law. 44. Consumer Law. 45. Environmental Law. 46. Antitrust Law. UNIT 10. PROPERTY. 47. Personal Property and Bailments. 48. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships. UNIT 11. SPECIAL TOPICS. 49. Insurance. 50. Wills, Trusts, and Elder Law. 51. Professional Liability and Accountability. 52. International Law. Appendices.