"Business Law, 10/e" has provided students with a comprehensive, yet concise treatment of the legal issues of fundamental importance to business students and the business profession. The cases, which have always been a strong feature, are edited and re-written by the authors, who divide the material into three categories: facts, issues, decisions. The authors, Barnes, Dworkin, and Richards, choose cases that are appropriate to explain precedent and history as well as include "hot topic" cases that relate to current events. In addition to case applications, the authors use such techniques as content summaries to apply concepts to practice. Effective managers and employees must develop knowledge of both law and business because people involved in business also are involved in, and greatly affected by, the laws concerning business.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introduction to Law 1: Law, Legal Reasoning, and the Legal Profession 2: Dispute Settlement 3: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 4: Business and the Constitution 5: Crimes 6: Intentional Torts 7: Negligence and Strict Liability 8: Licensing and Intellectual Property PART II: Contracts 9: The Nature and Origins of Contracts 10: Creating a Contract: Offers 11: Creating a Contract: Acceptances 12: Consideration 13: Capacity to Contract 14: Voluntary Consent 15: Illegality 16: The Form and Meaning of Contracts 17: Third Parties' Contract Rights 18: Performance and Remedies PART III: Sales 19: Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts 20: Warranties and Product Liability 21: Performance of Sales Contracts 22: Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts PART IV: Agency and Employment 23: The Agency Relationship - Creation, Duties, and Termination 24: Liability of Principals and Agents to Third Parties 25: Employment Laws PART V: Business Organizations 26: Which Form of Business Organization? 27: Partnerships 28: Formation and Termination of Corporations 29: Management of the Corporate Business 30: Financing the Corporation and the Role of the Shareholders 31: Securities Regulation 32: Legal Liability of Accountants PART VI: Property 33: Personal Property and Bailments 34: Real Property 35: Landlord and Tenant 36: Estates and Trusts 37: Insurance PART VII: Commercial Paper 38: Negotiable Instruments 39: Negotiation and Holder in Due Course 40: Liability of Parties 41: Checks and Electronic Funds Transfers PART VIII: Credit Transactions 42: Introduction to Security 43: Security Interest in Personal Property 44: Bankruptcy PART IX: Government Regulation 45: The Antitrust Laws 46: Consumer Protection Laws 47: Environmental Regulation Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms and Definitions Appendix C: Spanish-English Equivalents for Important Legal Terms Subject Index
A. James Barnes is Dean and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. He previously won a distinguished teaching award from Indiana University's School of Business.