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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law for Business 14th ed

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John D. Ashcroft, Janet AshcroftMember of the Missouri Bar

ISBN13: 9780324060539
ISBN: 032406053X
Published: July 2003
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Emphasizing current and relevant topics students need for business transactions, this text offers a practical approach to law. The basic business law concepts are covered without extensive theory, thus making the law more approachable, and the breadth of the text, with examples and cases, provides an introduction to a variety of legal topics.;Every case example, problem, and summary is from an actual US court case. Each chapter opens with a preview case which sets the stage for the topics covered within the chapter. Each preview case is then revisited in the chapter to demonstrate relevant concepts to the student. Among the cases that have been updated throughout the the text highlight trademark infringement (Hormel Foods, Inc vs Jim Henson Productions), computer tampering (Eastman Kodak Corp vs Versaggi), water pollution (EPA vs Cherokee Resources, Inc), agency (Bransfield vs Mobil Oil), and employment-at-will (Ryan vs Dan's Foods, Inc).;The new edition contains real documents and exercises from the Quicken Business Lawyer 2000 CD-ROM and Applications, giving students hands-on experience in filling out practical legal forms used in common business transactions. Internet addresses are located at the end of each chapter for students to explore business and legal resources on the Web.

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Part 1 The legal system and the legal environment of business: introduction to law; courts and court procedure; business torts and crimes; government regulation of business.
Part 2 Contracts: nature and classes of contracts; offer and acceptance; capacity to contract; consideration; defective agreements; illegal agreements; written contracts; third parties and contracts; termination of contracts.
Part 3 Personal property: nature of personal property; special bailments.
Part 4 Sales: sales of personal property; formalities of a sale; transfer of title and risk in sales contracts; warranties, product liability, and consumer protection.
Part 5 Negotiable instruments: nature of negotiable instruments; essentials of negotiability; promissory notes and drafts; negotiation and discharge; liabilities of parties and holders in due course; defenses.
Part 6 Agency and employment: nature and creation of an agency; operation and termination of an agency; employer and employee relations; employees' rights; labour legislation.
Part 7 Business organization: introduction to business organization; creation and operation of a partnership; dissolution of a partnership; nature of a corporation; ownership of a corporation; management and dissolution of a corporation.
Part 8 Risk-bearing devices: principles of insurance; types of insurance; security devices; bankruptcy.
Part 9 Real property: nature of real property; transfer of real property; real estate mortgages; landlord and tenant; wills, inheritances and trusts.