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Table of Contents
UNIT ONE: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law. 7. Cyber Crime 8. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT TWO: CONTRACTS. 9. Nature and Classification. 10. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 11. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality. 12. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 13. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 14. Breach and Remedies. UNIT THREE: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 15. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 17. Warranties and Product Liability. 18. Negotiable Instruments: Transferability and Liability. 19. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. 20. Security Interests in Personal Property. 21. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. 22. International Law in a Global Economy. UNIT FOUR: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 23. Agency Relationships in Business. 24. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 25. Employment Discrimination. UNIT FIVE: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 26. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises. 27. All Forms of Partnership. 28. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 29. Corporate Formation, Merger, and Termination. 30. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 31. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. UNIT SIX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 32. Promoting Competition. 33. Consumer and Environmental Law. 34. Liability of Accountants and other Professionals. UNIT SEVEN: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 35. Personal Property and Bailments. 36. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 37. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. APPENDICES: A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code. D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments). E. Sample Answers for End-of- Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answer. F. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.