Summary: A true landmark in legal education, Anderson's Business Law and the Legal Environment has long guided learners to a practical understanding of business law.
NEW! Thinking Things Through: A new critical thinking feature integrated into the text directs students to examine the rationale behind the law.
Ethics and the Law: These features are integrated throughout each chapt...show moreer and are accompanied by questions that encourage students to think through ethical issues in actual business dilemmas facing well known corporations and public figures such as, NBC, Pearl Jam and others.
Internet Addresses: A list of relevant Internet addresses appears at the end of every chapter for further research and learning.
E-Commerce: A new feature that covers topics such as E-mail privacy, Internet taxes, identity theft, contract formation on the Internet, E-commerce employment rules, electronic signatures, and more.
Author Updates: Weekly news and case updates from the authors are available on the text's Web site.
NEW! Ethics: In the wake of ethical issues arising out of recent business activities in the news, this newest edition includes discussions on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, accountant liability and more.
NEW! Contracts , E-Contracts: and Cyberlaw: Chapter 17 now combines the Form of Contracts and the Interpretation of Contracts into one new chapter that also features electronic formation issues and a new Cyberlaw chapter (11), explains how e-commerce affects contracts, sales, copyrights, privacy, and even torts.
NEW! Bailments and Personal Property: Chapter 21 now covers bailments and personal property together. This new combination is a logical one that allows the students to see the interrelationships of these two areas of law.
NEW! Insurance and the CPA exam: Chapter 49 contains materials on Insurance and has been relocated. This change parallels the CPA Exam coverage of this topic.
NEW! Innovative software options for business and MBA preparation: This text can be bundled with the Becker-Conviser CPA preparatory software, a 4-hour lecture series on CD to help prepare your students for the CPA examination.
Fine Tuned: This newest edition creates an imprint for the new principle authors, Twomey and Jennings, featuring a clear and active writing style, updated cases, and concrete examples that make learning exciting and easier for students.
Summarized Cases: The cases with Facts and Decisions in the authors' words, feature the strongest, most relevant selection of cases for easy, student comprehension. These cases represent not only historic landmark decisions but also appellate decisions. Memorable one-line introductions precede each case.
CPA Preparation: Students can use this text for extensive CPA exam preparation. An icon in the margin identifies all business law content that is covered on the CPA exam. Further practice for the CPA can be done by using the end-of-chapter questions and the study guide where questions for these problems have been drawn from past CPA exams.
PART 1. THE LEGAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
1. The Nature and Sources of Law 2. The Court System and Dispute Resolution 3. Business Ethics, Social Forces, and the Law 4. The Constitution as the Foundation of the Legal Environment 5. Government Regulation of Competition and Prices 6. Administrative Agencies 7. The Legal Environment of International Trade 8. Crimes 9. Torts 10. Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet 11. Cyberlaw
PART 2. CONTRACTS
12. Nature and Classes of Contracts: Contracting on the 13. Formation of Contracts: Offer and Acceptance 14. Capacity and Genuine Assent 15. Consideration 16. Legality and Public Policy 17. Writing, Electronic Forms, and Interpretation of Contracts 18. Third Persons and Contracts 19. Discharge of Contracts 20. Breach of Contract and Remedies.
PART 3 SALES AND LEASES OF GOODS
21. Personal Property and Bailments 22. Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management 23. Nature and Form of Sales 24. Title and Risk of Loss 25. Product Liability: Warranties and Torts 26. Obligations and Performance 27. Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts
PART 4. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS
28. Kinds of instruments, parties, and negotiability 29. Transfers of negotiable instruments and warranties of parties 30. Liability of the parties to negotiable instruments 31. Checks and funds transfers
PART 5. DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS
32. Nature of the Debtor/Creditor Relationship 33. Consumer protection 34. Secured transactions in Personal Property 35. Bankruptcy.
PART 6. AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT
36. Insurance 37. Agency 38. Third persons in agency 39. Regulation of employment 40. Equal employment opportunity law
PART 7: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
41. Types of business organizations 42. Partnerships 43. Ltds, LLCs, and LLPs 44. Corporation Formation 45. Shareholder rights in corporations 46. Securities regulation 47. Accountants' liability and malpractice 48. Management of Corporations
PART 8. REAL PROPERTY AND ESTATES
49. Real property 50. Environmental law and land use controls 51. Leases 52. Decedents' estates and trusts
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