Business Law Principles for Today's Commercial Environment

ISBN-10: 0324303947
ISBN-13: 9780324303940
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Not only helping you to ace your business law course, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition, also provides the information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. Based on the #1 business law  More...

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List price: $440.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1224
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.302
Language: English

Not only helping you to ace your business law course, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, Second Edition, also provides the information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. Based on the #1 business law summarized case text on the market today, this excerpted case version helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles, reinforcing your understanding with applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, BUSINESS LAW will help you prepare you for every class lecture and gives you all the resources you need to do your best on exams.

A member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1968 and chair of the Business Law Department for over a decade, Professor David P. Twomey has received numerous teaching and service awards at Boston College. He has written 31 editions of his textbooks and numerous articles on labor, employment, and business law topics. As Business Law Chair, he serves as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He also has a special interest in curriculum development, serving four terms as chairman of his school's Education Policy Committee. Professor Twomey is also a nationally known labor arbitrator. In the context of impending nationwide railroad and airline strikes, his service includes appointments by Presidents Reagan, George Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush to eight Presidential Emergency Boards, whose recommendations served as the basis for the resolution of these labor disputes. Professor Twomey is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is also a member of the Massachusetts, Florida, and federal Bars.

Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the ARIZONA REPUBLIC is nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her JD from Brigham Young University.

The Legal and Social Environment of Business
The Nature and Sources of Law
The Court System and Dispute Resolution
Business Ethics, Social Forces, and the Law
The Constitution as the Foundation of the Legal Environment
Government Regulation of Competition and Prices
Administrative Agencies
The Legal Environment of International Trade
Crimes
Torts
Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet
Cyberlaw
Contracts
Nature and Classes of Contracts: Contracting on the Internet
Formation of Contracts: Offer and Acceptance
Capacity and Genuine Assent
Consideration
Legality and Public Policy
Writing, Electronic Forms, and Interpretation of Contracts
Third Persons and Contracts
Discharge of Contracts
Breach of Contract and Remedies
Sales and Leases Of Goods
Personal Property and Bailments
Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management
Nature and Form of Sales
Title and Risk of Loss
Product Liability: Warranties and Torts
Obligations and Performance
Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
Negotiable Instruments
Kinds of instruments, parties, and negotiability
Transfers of negotiable instruments and warranties of parties
Liability of the parties under negotiable instruments
Checks and funds transfers
Debtor-Creditor Relationships
Nature of the Debtor/Creditor Relationship
Consumer protection
Secured transactions in Personal Property
Bankruptcy
Insurance
Agency and Employment
Agency
Third persons in agency
Regulation of employment
Equal employment opportunity law
Business Organizations
Types of business organizations
Partnerships
LPs, LLCs, and LLPs
Corporation Formation
Shareholder rights in corporations
Securities regulation
Accountants' liability and malpractice
Management of corporations
Real Property and Estates
Real property
Environmental law and land use controls
Leases
Decedents' estates and trusts

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