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Business Law: Principles and Practices (8TH 11 - Old Edition)by Arnold J. Goldman
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Business Law offers a basic explanation of the legal rights and responsibilities of people in both the public and private sectors. Co-authored by a practicing attorney and a college professor, the text features practical and up-to-date content written in clear, straightforward language. The authors avoid using court jargon and show rather than tell students about the law with in-text examples, current and interesting cases, and ethical dilemmas. In-text examples immediately illustrate and reinforce the concepts under review. At the end of each chapter, Cases for Review present mini-cases and prompt students to review the facts and make a judgment based on concepts learned in the chapter. Questions and Problems to Discuss test students' comprehension of key chapter topics. Designed specifically for use with the Seventh Edition, the technology program includes a range of instructor and student resources.
Current, jargon free, and filled with many examples, the 8th Edition of BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES covers legal rights and responsibilities in both the public and private sectors. Co-authored by Arnold J. Goldman, a practicing attorney and William D. Sigismond, an experienced business law educator, this clear, straightforward text avoids court jargon and shows rather than tells students about the law using fascinating hypothetical examples and ethics cases. Hypothetical examples immediately follow discussion of concepts to further reinforce understanding. The 8th Edition is updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the law.
About the Author
Arnold J. Goldman is an attorney with the firm of Goldman and Goldman, in Rochester, New York. In addition to practicing law, he has taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Rochester and has been a guest lecturer in several schools in the Rochester area. William D. Sigismond is Director of Experiential and Adult Learning and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. He has taught business law at both the high school and college levels for over 35 years and is a member and past president of the New York State Business Educator's Association, as well as a member of many other professional organizations. A certified arbitrator, he has handled a range of cases for the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau.
Table of Contents
PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE LAW. 1. Foundations of Law and the Role of Ethics in Business. 2. The Federal and State Court Systems and Their Constitutional Foundation. 3. Criminal Law: Traditional and Cybercrimes. 4. Tort Law: Traditional and Cybertorts. 5. Litigation and Alternatives for Settling Civil Disputes. PART II: TRADITIONAL AND E-CONTRACTS. 6. Contract Law: A Beginning. 7. Agreement: Offer and Acceptance. 8. Consideration. 9. Capacity. 10. Legality. 11. Formal Requirements--Statute of Frauds/E-Signatures. 12. Transfer of Contract Rights and Duties. 13. The Termination of Contracts: Discharge. 14. The Termination of Contracts: Breach of Contract. PART III: PURCHASE, SALE, AND LEASE OF GOODS UNDER THE UCC. 15. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 16. The Sales Contract: Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss. 17. The Sales Contract: Performance, Breach, and Remedies for Breach. 18. Products Liability Law. PART IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 19. Nature and Types of Negotiable Instruments. 20. Issue, Transfer, and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments. 21. Rights and Duties of Parties. 22. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money. PART V: AGENCY, EMPLOYMENT, AND LABOR LAW. 23. Employer-Employee Relationship. 24. Principal-Agent Relationship. 25. Principal-Agent, Employer-Employee, and Third-Party Relationships. PART VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION. 26. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Organizations. 27. Corporations and Franchising. 28. Government Regulation of Business. PART VII: REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, BAILMENTS, AND WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING. 29. Basic Legal Concepts of Property. 30. Renting Real Property. 31. Buying and Selling Real Property. 32. Nature and Types of Bailments. 33. Special Bailments. 34. Wills, Intestacy, and Estate Planning. PART VIII: CONSUMER AND CREDIT PROTECTION. 35. Protecting the Consumer and the Taxpayer. 36. Protecting the Borrower. 37. Protecting the Creditor. PART IX: INSURANCE. 38. Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance. 39. Personal Insurance.
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