Titles in Barron's Business Review series are widely used as classroom supplements to college textbooks and often serve as a main textbook in business brush-up programs. Business Law focuses on the importance of legal theory in the everyday business world, explaining such subjects as tort responsibility, government regulations, contracts, environmental law, product liability, consumer protection, and international law, among many other topics. Also discussed in detail are the legal aspects of partnerships, franchises, and corporations, as well as special topics that include business crimes, property as a legal concept, intellectual property, and similar pertinent topics. A study aid labeled Key Terms appears at the beginning of each chapter, and You Should Remember summaries are strategically interspersed throughout the text.
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Table of Contents: Preface THE LAW AND SOCIETY 1 ORIGIN AND NATURE OF LAW 2 GOVERNMENT UNDER LAW 3 THE U.S. COURT SYSTEM AND THE LEGAL PROCESS CONTRACTS 4 NATURE, CLASSIFICATION, AND FORMATION 5 REALITY OF THE CONTRACT: DID THE MINDS REALLY MEET? 6 CAPACITY OF THE PARTIES AND LEGALITY OF SUBJECT MATTER 7 THE STATUTE OF FRAUDS; PAROL EVIDENCE RULE; PRIVITY 8 DISCHARGE; DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES 9 SPECIAL PROBLEMS CONCERNING SALES CONTRACTS COMMERCIAL RELATIONS 10 NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS: DEFINITIONS, CONCEPTS, AND EGOTIATION 11 NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS: THE HOLDER IN DUE COURSE, DEFENSES, LIABILITY, AND DISCHARGE 12 BANKING PROCEDURES AND THE BANK/CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP 13 CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND DEBTORS' PROTECTION; BANKRUPTCY; SECURED TRANSACTIONS BUSINESS FORMATIONS 14 AGENCY 15 TYPES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS; PARTNERSHIPS; FRANCHISES 16 CORPORATIONS: NATURE, FORMATION, TYPES, AND POWERS 17 MANAGEMENT OF THE CORPORATION; TERMINATION 18 CORPORATIONS: FINANCIAL STRUCTURE; SECURITIES REGULATION; LIABILITY OF ACCOUNTANTS SPECIAL TOPICS 19 CRIMES AND TORTS 20 PROPERTY 21 INSURANCE, TRUSTS, AND WILLS 22 ANTITRUST LAW 23 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 24 EMPLOYMENT LAW 25 LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS LAW 26 LEGAL TOPICS CONCERNING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COMPUTER LAW, AND PRIVACY 27 TAXATION 28 INTERNATIONAL LAW GLOSSARY INDEX