ISBN-10:
0324537123
ISBN-13:
2900324537122
Pub. Date:
03/13/2007
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Essentials of Business Law / Edition 3

Essentials of Business Law / Edition 3

by Jeffrey F. Beatty

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ISBN-13: 2900324537122
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/13/2007
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 1024
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


Jeffrey F. Beatty, J.D., was an exceptional teacher, having won both the Metcalfe Prize and Cup, Boston University's highest teaching award as well as the Charles Hewitt Award, which is given each year by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) for excellence in teaching. The highest honor for teaching conferred by the ALSB, this award is dedicated to the communication and recognition of creative teaching practices of business law. Prior to his joining the faculty at Boston University, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on general civil litigation. He also practiced in a private firm, where he concentrated on general civil litigation, including trials and appeals of tort, contract, employment, and property cases. Professor Beatty wrote television scripts and plays that were performed in Boston, London, and Amsterdam.


Susan S. Samuelson, J.D., is a tenured full professor in the School of Management at Boston University, where she has been awarded the Broderick Prize in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments. She teaches both law and ethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Professor Samuelson's research has focused on securities law and the management of lawyers (in both law firms and corporations). Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Sloan Management Review, among others. She practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm Choate, Hall, and Stewart. She earned both an AB and JD at Harvard University.


Patricia Sánchez Abril, JD, is Professor and Chair of the Business Law department at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. Professor Abril's research has appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Florida Law Review, and Columbia Business Law Journal, among other journals. She is a past recipient of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, in recognition of exceptional early career achievement, and a three-time winner of the Hoeber Award for Excellence in Research. Both appeals courts and lawmakers have relied on her writings in creating law. Professor Abril teaches business law, negotiation, and ethics to undergraduates, graduates, and executives, and has won teaching awards at every level. She is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Table of Contents


Unit 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. 3. International Law. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Dispute Resolution. 7. Crime. Unit 2: TORTS. 8. Intentional Torts and Business Torts. 9. Negligence, Strict Liability, and Product Liability. 10. Privacy and Internet Law. Unit 3: CONTRACTS. 11. Introduction to Contracts. 12. Agreement: Offers and Acceptances. 13. Consideration. 14. Legality. 15. Voidable Contracts: Capacity and Consent. 16. Written Contracts. 17. Third Parties. 18. Contract Termination. 19. Remedies. 20. Practical Contracts. Unit 4: SALES. 21. Introduction to Sales. 22. Ownership, Risk and Warranties. 23. Performance and Remedies. Unit 5: ADDITIONAL CPA TOPICS. 24. Secured Transactions. 25. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 26. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 27. Accountants' Liability. Unit 6: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 28. Agency Law. 29. Employment and Labor Law. 30. Employment Discrimination. Unit 7: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 32. Partnerships. 33. Life and Death of a Corporation. 34. Management Duties. 35. Shareholder Rights. 36. Bankruptcy. Unit 8: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 37. Securities Regulation. 38. Antitrust. 39. Consumer Protection. 40. Environmental Law. Unit 9: PROPERTY. 41. Intellectual Property. 42. Real Property and Landlord Tenant Law. 43. Personal Property and Bailment. 44. Planning for the Future: Wills, Trusts and Insurance Appendix A: The Constitution of the U.S. Appendix B: The UCC. Appendix C: Answer Key for Selected End-of-Chapter Questions.

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