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Law for Business has set the standard as an easy-to-read textbook that provides students with the tools to understand the legal environment of business.  The text goes well beyond merely identifying the current legal rules and regulations affecting business by offering insights into new developments and trends that promise to greatly affect the future of both domestic and international businesses. The result is a comprehensive, yet concise, treatment of legal issues of fundamental importance to business students and the business profession. Feedback from faculty and students alike confirms that they particularly like the clear exposition, the careful selection and editing of high-interest cases, and the text's attractive and readable design.
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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

APPENDIXES

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