Law for Business 13 9781259722325
Law for Business

Law for Business

13th Edition
By A. James Barnes and Terry M. Dworkin and Eric Richards
ISBN10: 1259722325
ISBN13: 9781259722325
Copyright: 2018
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Law, Legal Reasoning, and the Legal Profession 3

Chapter 2 - Dispute Settlement 26

Chapter 3 - Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 49

Chapter 4 - Business and the Constitution 74

Chapter 5 - Crimes 90

Chapter 6 - Intentional Torts 104

Chapter 7 - Negligence and Strict Liability 119

Chapter 8 - Licensing and Intellectual Property 132

Chapter 9 - The Nature and Origins of Contracts 152

Chapter 10 - Creating a Contract: Offers 167

Chapter 11 - Creating a Contract: Acceptances 185

Chapter 12 - Consideration 199

Chapter 13- Capacity to Contract 215

Chapter 14 - Voluntary Consent 228

Chapter 15 - Illegality 243

Chapter 16 - The Form and Meaning of Contracts 258

Chapter 17 - Third Parties’ Contract Rights 274

Chapter 18 - Performance and Remedies 285

Chapter 19 - Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts 304

Chapter 20 - Warranties and Product Liability 323

Chapter 21 - Performance of Sales Contracts 350

Chapter 22 - Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts 368

Chapter 23 - The Agency Relationship—Creation, Duties, andTermination 386

Chapter 24 - Liability of Principals and Agents to Third Parties406

Chapter 25 - Employment Laws 423

Chapter 26 - Which Form of Business Organization? 446

Chapter 27 - Partnerships 467

Chapter 28 - Formation and Termination of Corporations 490

Chapter 29 - Management of the Corporate Business 513

Chapter 30 - Financing the Corporation and the Role of theShareholders 534

Chapter 31 - Securities Regulation 556

Chapter 32 - Legal Liability of Accountants 581

Chapter 33 - Personal Property and Bailments 602

Chapter 34 - Real Property 626

Chapter 35 - Landlord and Tenant 659

Chapter 36 - Estates and Trusts 682

Chapter 37 - Insurance 708

Chapter 38 - Negotiable Instruments 730

Chapter 39 - Negotiation and Holder in Due Course 748

Chapter 40 - Liability of Parties 776

Chapter 41 - Checks and Electronic Fund Transfers 802

Chapter 42 - Introduction to Security 824

Chapter 43 - Security Interests in Personal Property 841

Chapter 44 - Bankruptcy 869

Chapter 45 - The Antitrust Laws 902

Chapter 46 - Consumer Protection Laws 923

Chapter 47 -Environmental Regulation 942


Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America 970

Appendix B: Glossary of Legal Terms and Definitions 987

Appendix C: Spanish–English Equivalents for Important Legal Terms 1008

INDEX 1011


About the Author

A. James Barnes

A. James Barnes is Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Professor of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington (IU). He previously served as Dean of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and has taught business law at Indiana University and Georgetown University. His teaching interests include commercial law, environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, law and public policy, and ethics and the public official. He is the co-author of several leading books on business law. From 1985 to 1988, Professor Barnes served as the deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
From 1983 to 1985 he was the EPA general counsel and in the early 1970s served as chief of staff to the first administrator of EPA. Professor Barnes also served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1975 to 1981, he had a commercial and environmental law practice with the firm of Beveridge and Diamond in Washington, D.C.
Professor Barnes is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He recently served as the chair of EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board, and as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board. From 1992 to 1998 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). Professor Barnes received his B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.

Terry M. Dworkin

The Jack R. Wentworth Emerita Professor, Business Law, Kelley School of Business, and Visiting Professor, Seattle University School of Law. Professor Dworkin previously served as Dean of the Office of Women's Affairs, Indiana University, and as President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She also served as the co-director of the I.U. Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and as the Director for the Program in European Studies at the Center for European Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Professor Dworkin's primary research interests focus on employment and women's issues, particularly discrimination, whistleblowing, privacy, and leadership. She is the author of number articles on employment law, corporate compliance, and product liability law, and of books on business law and whistleblowing. Several of her publications have an international focus. She has earned numerous awards for her research and teaching.

Professor Dworkin has significant international experience, including invited lectures on international ethics and management in various countries, teaching in Germany and The Netherlands, being a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in England, and presenting a workshop at the UN/NGO Forum on Women in Beijing. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Australia. She has also presented papers at a variety of international conferences.

Eric Richards

Professor of Business Law and the Chair of East Asian Initiatives at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Prior to assuming his current role overseeing the Kelley School’s East Asian partnerships, Professor Richards served as Chair of Kelley Direct’s top-ranked online MBA and Masters Programs. He also has served as Resident Director for the Program in European Studies at the Center for European Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Graduate Business School, Zagreb, Croatia. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Development Administration School of Business, Bangkok, Thailand.

Professor Richards teaches a wide variety of law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Personal Law, International Trade Law, The Legal Environment of Business, Commercial Law, and Business Ethics. His research efforts have resulted in scholarly publications exploring antitrust law, the First Amendment and campaign finance law, international trade law, and global environmental issues. His research publications have appeared in the top-ranked journals for the business law profession. He joined the faculty at the Kelley School in 1979, after spending two years teaching at the University of Kansas.

During his academic career, Professor Richards has been awarded numerous school, university, and national awards for both his teaching and his research. He also is a martial arts grand master who has taught martial arts for more than 45 years.


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