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Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition

Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-1111530600

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ISBN13: 978-1111530600
ISBN10: 1111530602
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 13
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2013
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Business Law and the Legal Environment, Standard Edition - 6TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1111530600

Jeffrey F. Beatty and Susan S. Samuelson

ISBN13: 978-1111530600
ISBN10: 1111530602
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 13
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E uses vivid examples and memorable scenarios to walk readers through the full breadth of business law. Focusing on real-world application and using a conversational writing style, this handy textbook gets readers ready for business challenges from the first page. Plus, by giving readers hands-on experience with legal concepts, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E deepens readers' understanding of the law and promotes thinking through issues from a lawyer's perspective.

Author Bio

Jeffrey F. Beatty is a two-time winner of the Beckwith Prize, Boston University's highest undergraduate teaching award. His research expertise includes constitutional law, torts, contracts, and the uniform commercial code. In 1998, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) awarded him the Charles Hewitt Award for excellence in teaching, presented annually to one professor in the United States. The highest honor for teaching conferred by the ALSB, this award is dedicated to the communication and recognition of creative teaching practices of business law. Prior to his teaching, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on immigration law and general civil litigation. He also practiced in a private firm, where he concentrated on general civil litigation, including trials and appeals of tort, contract, employment, and property cases.

Professor Samuelson is a tenured full professor in the Business Policy and Law Department of the School of Management at Boston University where she has been awarded the Broderick Prize in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments. She teaches both law and ethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Professor Samuelson's research has focused on securities law and the management of lawyers (in both law firms and corporations). Her articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal and the Sloan Management Review, among others. She earned both an A.B. and J.D. degree at Harvard University has practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm of Choate, Hall, and Stewart.

Table of Contents

UNIT I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility. 3. Dispute Resolution. 4. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Intentional Torts and Business Torts 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Crime. 9. International Law. UNIT II: CONTRACTS. 10. Introduction to Contracts. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration. 13. Legality. 14. Capacity and Consent. 15. Written Contracts. 16. Third Parties. 17. Performance and Discharge. 18. Remedies. 19. Practical Contracts. UNIT III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 20. Introduction to Sales. 21. Ownership and Risk. 22. Warranties and Product Liability. 23. Performance and Remedies. UNIT IV: ADDITIONAL CPA TOPICS 24. Secured Transactions. 25. Creating a Negotiable Instrument. 26. Liability for Negotiable Instruments. 27. Accountants' Liability. UNIT V: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 28. Agency Law. 29. Employment Law. 30. Labor Law. UNIT VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options. 32. Partnerships. 33. Life and Death of a Corporation. 34. Corporate Management. 35. Shareholders. 36. Securities Regulation. 37. Bankruptcy. UNIT VII: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 38. Antitrust. 39. Consumer Law. 40. Environmental Law. UNIT VIII:CYBERLAW. 42. Intellectual Property. 43. Real Property and Landlord Tenant. 44. Personal Property and Bailment. 45. Planning for the Future: Estates and Insurance.

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