Business Law and the Legal Environment

Business Law and the Legal Environment

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This comprehensive text includes coverage of the legal environment of business as well as separate chapters on business ethics and social responsibility and the international aspects of doing business. Features: * New chapters address such topics as consumer credit transactions (Chapter 26), franchising (Chapter 49), and employment law (Chapter 52). * Approximately 25% of the text cases are New to this edition: * New "Manager's Legal Agenda" sections appear at the end of each part to provide the future manager with a real-world business perspective on the related legal concepts. * New chapter pedagogy includes chapter overviews, self-test questions with answers, key terms, demonstration problems that apply the legal concepts from the chatper to a realisitic situation, and phonetic guides immediately following all Latin legal terms. * An index of business names facilitates the discussion of actual business of actual business examples. * "Law and Life" boxes in each chapter contain articles taken from contemporary newspapers and periodicals to highlight the real-world implications of the legal concepts.
The boxed material is referenced within the text, and the text is referenced in the boxes through introductory authors' notes that ensure continuity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1424 pages
  • 208.28 x 256.54 x 58.42mm | 2,472.07g
  • South-Western
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 015505516X
  • 9780155055162

Table of contents

Part I: The Legal Environment. Law and the Legalsystem. Courts, Lawyers, And the Legalprocess. Criminal Law. Torts. Administrative Law. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. Part II: Contracts. Introduction to Contract Law. The Agreement. Consideration. Legality. Free Will, Knoledge, And Capacity. Form and Meaning. Outsiders. Discharge of Obligations. Remedies. Part III: The Sale, Storage, Shipment, And Leasing of Goods. Introduction to Sales. Title and Risk of Loss. Performance and Remedies. Product Liability. Bailments and the Storage, Shipment, And Leasing of Goods. Part IV: Commercial Paper. Nature and Form of Commercial Paper. Negotition of Commercial Paper. Holder in Due Course and Defenses. Liability and Discharge. Legal Aspects of Banking. Part V: Debtors and Creditors. Consumer Credit Transaction. Secured Transactions and Suretyship. Mortgages and Nonconsensual Liens. Bankruptcy. Part VI: Property, Estate Planning and Insurance. Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures. Intellectual Property. The Nature and Regulation of Real Estate and the Environment. The Transfer of Real Estate By Sale. Landlord and Tenant Law. Estate Planning: Wills, Estates, And Trusts. Insurance. Part VII: Agency. Relationships Between Principal and Agent. Liability of Principal and Agent: Termination of Agency. Part VIII: Partnership. General Characteristics and Formation. Partnership Operation and Termination: Other Forms. Part IX: Corporation. General Characteristics and Formation. Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance. Corporate Powers and Management. Securities Regulation. Corporate Expansion and Dissolution. Part X: The Regulatory Environment. Antitrust 1: Restraints of Trade. Antitrust 2: Concentrations of Power. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices. Franchising. International Aspects of Doing Business. Labor-Management Law. Employment Law. Liability and Regulation of Accountants.
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