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This text is used at more colleges and universities than any other business law text. With the perfect balance of tradition and innovation, this benchmark text brings to life the functions and inner-workings of business law in the real world. Rich with classic and modern cases, West's Business Law is the ideal text for students entering virtually any field of business. By combining this market leading text with a complete supplements and technology package, this is the one clear choice in business law courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324152821
  • Publisher: Cengage South-Western
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1448
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 2.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. Widely published, his works have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and UCLA Law Review. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals and written several books. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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Table of Contents

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 UNIT 2. TORTS AND CRIMES 5. Torts and Cyber Torts 6. Strict Liability and Product Liability 7. Intellectual Property and Internet Law 8. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes UNIT 3. CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS 9. Nature and Terminology 10. Agreement 11. Consideration 12. Capacity and Legality 13. Genuineness of Assent 14. The Statute of Frauds 15. Third Party Rights 16. Performance and Discharge 17. Breach of Contract and Remedies 18. E-Contracts UNIT 4. DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS 19. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts 20. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest 21. Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts 22. Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts 23. Sales and Lease Warranties 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. Secured Transactions 29. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship 30. Bankruptcy Law UNIT 7. AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT 31. Agency Formation and Duties 32. Liability to Third Parties and Termination 33. Labor and Employment Law 34. Employment Discrimination UNIT 8. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 35. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises 36. Partnerships and Special Business Forms 37. Corporations-Formation and Financing 38. Corporations-Directors, Officers, and Shareholders 39. Corporations-Merger, Consolidation, and Termination 40. Corporations-Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings 41. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships 42. Ethics and Business Decision Making 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 49. Landlord-Tenant Relationships UNIT 11. SPECIAL TOPICS 50. Insurance 51. Wills, Trusts, and Elder Law 52. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals 53. International and Comparative Law 54. Law for Small Business Appendices

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