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  • ISBN: 9780764142406 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0764142402 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 756 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 5th ed.
  • Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, c2009.

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Subject: Business law > United States.

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Business Law
Business Law
by Emerson, Robert W.
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Business Law

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prefacep. x
The Law and Society
1    Origin and Nature of Lawp. 3
        The Origin of Lawp. 3
        Definitions of Lawp. 4
        Law and Moralityp. 5
        Development of Civil Lawp. 6
        Development of Common Lawp. 7
        Substantive Law and Procedural Lawp. 10
        The Attorney's Many Roles and Ethical Dutiesp. 11
        Uniform Lawsp. 14
        Researching the Lawp. 15
        A Review of Categories of Lawp. 16
        Know the Conceptsp. 17
        Practical Applicationp. 18
        Answersp. 19
2    Government Under Lawp. 21
        Sources of U.S. Lawp. 21
        The U.S. Constitutionp. 22
        Federal Statutesp. 25
        The State Constitutionsp. 32
        State Statutesp. 34
        Local Ordinancesp. 35
        Rulings of Federal, State, and Local Agencies (Administrative Law)p. 36
        Decisions by Federal and State Courtsp. 38
        Know the Conceptsp. 39
        Practical Applicationp. 40
        Answersp. 41
3    The U.S. Court System and the Legal Processp. 43
        The Two Major U.S. Judicial Systemsp. 43
        Taking a Case to Courtp. 53
        Out-of-Court Procedures for Settling Disputesp. 66
        Administrative Agency Proceedingsp. 68
        The Inquisitional Approach and the Adversarial Modelp. 70
        How Cases Are Citedp. 72
        Know the Conceptsp. 73
        Practical Applicationp. 74
        Answersp. 75
Contracts
4    Nature, Classification, and Formationp. 81
        Nature of Contractsp. 81
        Classification of Contractsp. 83
        Negotiationp. 85
        Forming a Contractp. 87
        Know the Conceptsp. 99
        Practical Applicationp. 100
        Answersp. 100
5    Reality of the Contract: Did the Minds Really Meet?p. 103
        Mistakep. 104
        Fraudp. 106
        Innocent (Nonfraudulent) Misrepresentationp. 110
        Undue Influencep. 110
        Duressp. 112
        Unconscionabilityp. 113
        Know the Conceptsp. 114
        Practical Applicationp. 115
        Answersp. 116
6    Capacity of the Parties and Legality of Subject Matterp. 118
        Capacity of the Partiesp. 118
        Legality of Subject Matterp. 122
        Know the Conceptsp. 127
        Practical Applicationp. 128
        Answersp. 128
7    The Statute of Frauds; Parol Evidence Rule; Privityp. 130
        The Statute of Fraudsp. 130
        Parol Evidence Rulep. 136
        Privityp. 137
        Know the Conceptsp. 141
        Practical Applicationp. 142
        Answersp. 143
8    Discharge; Damages and Other Remediesp. 144
        Dischargep. 144
        Damagesp. 154
        Other Remediesp. 158
        Know the Conceptsp. 161
        Practical Applicationp. 162
        Answersp. 163
9    Special Problems Concerning Sales Contractsp. 166
        Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Codep. 166
        Principal Changes for Sales Contracts in Article 2p. 167
        The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goodsp. 170
        Nonsales Transactionsp. 173
        Definition of a Salep. 174
        Transfer of Titlep. 174
        Risk of Lossp. 175
        Performance of the Sales Contractp. 178
        Remedies for Breach of Sales Contractsp. 180
        Know the Conceptsp. 182
        Practical Applicationp. 183
        Answersp. 183
Commercial Relations
10    Negotiable Instruments: Definitions, Concepts, and Negotiationp. 187
        The Negotiable Instrument as a Form of Commercial Paperp. 188
        Development of the Law Governing Negotiable Instrumentsp. 188
        The Uniform Commercial Code, Articles 3 and 4p. 189
        Elements of Negotiabilityp. 190
        Types of Negotiable Instrumentsp. 195
        The Parties to a Negotiable Instrumentp. 196
        Advantages of Negotiable Instruments over Ordinary Contractsp. 197
        The Assignee of a Contract Versus the Holder of a Negotiable Instrumentp. 198
        Negotiationp. 200
        Indorsementsp. 201
        Know the Conceptsp. 203
        Practical Applicationp. 204
        Answersp. 206
11    Negotiable Instruments: The Holder in Due Course, Defenses, Liability, and Dischargep. 209
        Holder in Due Coursep. 210
        Defensesp. 216
        Liabilities Among Partiesp. 220
        Dischargep. 228
        Know the Conceptsp. 229
        Practical Applicationp. 230
        Answersp. 231
12    Banking Procedures and the Bank/Customer Relationshipp. 234
        The Contract Between Bank and Customerp. 234
        Rules Governing the Payment of Checksp. 238
        Certification of Checksp. 239
        Alterationsp. 240
        Summary of Important Article 4 Rulesp. 241
        Electronic Funds Transfer Actp. 242
        Know the Conceptsp. 243
        Practical Applicationp. 244
        Answersp. 245
13    Creditors' Rights and Debtors' Protection; Bankruptcy; Secured Transactionsp. 247
        Creditors' Rights: Collection of Debtsp. 248
        Protection for Debtorsp. 252
        Bankruptcy and Reorganizationp. 256
        Secured Transactionsp. 265
        Know the Conceptsp. 276
        Practical Applicationp. 277
        Answersp. 279
Business Formations
14    Agencyp. 285
        Nature of Agency and Agency Lawp. 285
        Agency and Other Legal Concepts Whereby One Person May or May Not Perform Services for Anotherp. 286
        Creation of Agencyp. 288
        The Agent/Principal Relationshipp. 290
        Liability of Principal and Agent to Third Partiesp. 293
        Termination of Agencyp. 299
        Know the Conceptsp. 301
        Practical Applicationp. 302
        Answersp. 303
15    Types of Business Organizations; Partnerships; Franchisesp. 305
        Types of Business Organizationsp. 306
        General Partnershipsp. 315
        Limited Partnershipsp. 328
        Franchisesp. 333
        Know the Conceptsp. 336
        Practical Applicationp. 337
        Answersp. 338
16    Corporations: Nature, Formation, Types, and Powersp. 341
        Nature of a Corporationp. 341
        Background of Corporationsp. 342
        Corporate Attributesp. 343
        Formation of the Corporationp. 346
        Types of Corporationsp. 348
        Nature and Content of the Charter; Bylawsp. 353
        Corporate Powers and Limitations on Themp. 356
        Regulation of Foreign Corporationsp. 358
        Know the Conceptsp. 359
        Practical Applicationp. 360
        Answersp. 361
17    Management of the Corporation; Terminationp. 364
        Corporate Overviewp. 364
        Shareholdersp. 366
        Board of Directorsp. 373
        Officersp. 379
        Other Employeesp. 381
        Termination of the Corporationp. 381
        Know the Conceptsp. 383
        Practical Applicationp. 384
        Answersp. 385
18    Corporations: Financial Structure; Securities Regulation; Liability of Accountantsp. 387
        Corporate Financial Structurep. 388
        Securities Regulationp. 397
        Liability of Accountantsp. 417
        Know the Conceptsp. 420
        Practical Applicationp. 421
        Answersp. 422
Special Topics
19    Crimes and Tortsp. 429
        Important Facts About Crimesp. 429
        Important Facts About Tortsp. 436
        Comparison of Crimes and Tortsp. 443
        Examples of Tortsp. 443
        Examples of Business Crimes, with Tort Equivalentsp. 450
        The Businessperson as Criminal Defendantp. 453
        General Defenses to Crimes and Tortsp. 454
        Product Liabilityp. 458
        Know the Conceptsp. 470
        Practical Applicationp. 472
        Answersp. 474
20    Propertyp. 480
        Property as a Legal Conceptp. 480
        Personal Propertyp. 481
        Joint Ownership of Propertyp. 491
        Real Propertyp. 492
        Comparison of Major Property Arrangementsp. 504
        Know the Conceptsp. 504
        Practical Applicationp. 506
        Answersp. 507
21    Insurance, Trusts, and Willsp. 510
        Trusts and Willsp. 510
        Insurancep. 512
        Know the Conceptsp. 514
        Practical Applicationp. 515
        Answersp. 515
22    Antitrust Lawp. 517
        Sherman Actp. 517
        Clayton Actp. 522
        Monopoly Power: Some Important Conceptsp. 524
        Robinson-Patman Actp. 525
        Federal Trade Commission Actp. 526
        Antitrust Law Enforcementp. 527
        Exemptions from Antitrust Lawsp. 528
        Know the Conceptsp. 528
        Practical Applicationp. 530
        Answersp. 531
23    Environmental Lawp. 535
        National Environmental Policyp. 535
        Water Pollutionp. 536
        Air Pollutionp. 538
        Land Pollutionp. 539
        Nuclear Power Regulationp. 543
        Protection of Wildlifep. 544
        The Cost of Environmental Regulationp. 545
        International Environmental Lawp. 546
        Know the Conceptsp. 547
        Practical Applicationp. 548
        Answersp. 549
24    Employment Lawp. 551
        Health and Safety Legislationp. 552
        Fair Labor Standards Actp. 554
        Income Protectionp. 555
        Protection Against Discriminationp. 556
        Know the Conceptsp. 570
        Practical Applicationp. 572
        Answersp. 572
25    Labor-Management Relations Lawp. 574
        The National Labor Relations Act: Framework for Almost All Labor Lawp. 575
        The Role of the National Labor Relations Boardp. 578
        The Labor Negotiation Processp. 579
        Labor Dispute Resolution: Concerted Activitiesp. 581
        Know the Conceptsp. 582
        Practical Applicationp. 584
        Answersp. 584
26    Legal Topics Concerning Information Technology: Intellectual Property, Computer Law, and Privacyp. 587
        Intellectual Propertyp. 587
        Copyright Protection for Computer Programsp. 593
        Trademarks and Other Trade Symbolsp. 594
        Computer Crimes and Tortsp. 597
        Privacy Issuesp. 598
        International Law Topicp. 601
        Know the Conceptsp. 602
        Practical Applicationp. 603
        Answersp. 603
27    Taxationp. 605
        Historical Perspectivep. 605
        The Internal Revenue Servicep. 606
        Types of Taxesp. 606
        The Income Taxp. 607
        Employer Responsibilities: Taxesp. 608
        Back Taxesp. 609
        Independent Contractorsp. 610
        Statutory Employeesp. 610
        Self-Employment Taxesp. 611
        Cash and Accrual Methods for Income and Expensesp. 611
        Tax Deductionsp. 612
        Know the Conceptsp. 613
        Practical Applicationp. 614
        Answersp. 615
28    International Lawp. 616
        International Law and U.S. Lawp. 616
        Treaties and Businessp. 618
        National Law and Foreign Governmentsp. 618
        Tradep. 619
        Immigrationp. 621
        Regulation and Nationalizationp. 622
        International Dispute Resolutionp. 623
        Know the Conceptsp. 623
        Practical Applicationp. 624
        Answersp. 625
Glossaryp. 627
Indexp. 744

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