Basic Business Law

Basic Business Law

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This text explains basic legal principles and ideas and their applications to specific problems, to provide the reader with a working knowledge of the law as it applies to business. It takes the viewpoint of employers, managers, owners, those who deal with businesses, and clients and customers and is designed to help them protect their personal and business interests. This book is for those studying introductory courses in Business more

Product details

  • Paperback | 453 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 793.8g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130594377
  • 9780130594372

Table of contents

Preface. Preface to the First Edition. 1. Introduction-The Beginnings of Business Law. 2. The Legal System in the United States. 3. The Courts and Their Functions. 4. How the Courts Handle Lawsuits. 5. Contracts-An Introduction. 6. The Contract Agreement: Offer, Acceptance, Counteroffer. 7. Consideration. 8. Capacity to Contract: Illegal Contracts; Mistake. 9. The Statute of Frauds: Parole Evidence Rule; Fraud; Assignment of Contracts. 10. Discharge (Completion) of Contracts; The Consequences of Breach. 11. The Law of Torts. 12. Agency. 13. Responsibility on Agency Contracts; Respondent Superior. 14. Property Rights; Personal Property. 15. Real Property. 16. Leases and Real Estate Transfers. 17. Bailments. 18. Wills and Trusts. 19. Criminal Law and Business. 20. Sales. 21. Types of Sales Contracts; Risk of Loss. 22. Sales Warranties. 23. Liens; Mortgages; and Deeds of Trust. 24. Commercial Paper: Nature; Types and Characteristics; Negotiability; Holder in Due Course. 25. Commercial Paper: Negotiation; Claims and Defenses; Liability of the Parties. 26. Partnership. 27. Corporations. 28. Legal Aid for Creditor or Lender. 29. Debtors Privileges and Protections; Bankruptcy. 30. Insurance. 31. Legal Research. 32. Employment Law. Glossary. more