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Law for Business
Law for Business

Law for Business, 14th Edition

ISBN10: 1260247767 | ISBN13: 9781260247763
By Eric Richards, A. James Barnes, Timothy Lemper and Terry M. Dworkin

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A focus on readability and proven pedagogical devices ensures Law for Business is a student-friendly perspective that will aid students in their comprehension and critical analysis of often complex topics in business law. It’s comprehensive, yet concise approach is appealing to both students and instructors alike giving instructors flexibility and students the ability to understand the fundamental importance of how legal issues impact decision making in business.

PART ONE: Introduction to the Law
Ch. 1 Law and Legal Reasoning
Ch. 2 Dispute Settlement

Ch. 3 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Ch. 4 Business and the Constitution

Ch. 5 Crimes

Ch. 6 Intentional Torts

Ch. 7 Negligence and Strict Liability

Ch. 8 Licensing and Intellectual Property

PART TWO: Contracts
Ch. 9 The Nature and Origins of Contracts

Ch. 10 Creating a Contract: Offers

Ch. 11 Creating a Contract: Acceptances

Ch. 12 Consideration

Ch. 13 Capacity to Contract

Ch. 14 Voluntary Consent

Ch. 15 Illegality

Ch. 16 The Form and Meaning of Contracts

Ch. 17 Third Parties’ Contract Rights

Ch. 18 Performance and Remedies

Ch. 19 Formation and Terms of Sales Contracts

Ch. 20 Warranties and Product Liability

Ch. 21 Performance of Sales Contracts

Ch. 22 Remedies for Breach of Sales Contracts

PART FOUR: Agency and Employment
Ch. 23 The Agency Relationship—Creation, Duties, and Termination

Ch. 24 Liability of Principals and Agents to Third Parties

Ch. 25 Employment Laws

PART FIVE: Business Organizations
Ch. 26 Which Form of Business Organization?

Ch. 27 Partnerships

Ch. 28 Formation and Termination of Corporations

Ch. 29 Management of the Corporate Business

Ch. 30 Financing the Corporation and the Role of the Shareholders

Ch. 31 Securities Regulation

Ch. 32 Legal Liability of Accountants

PART SIX: Property
Ch. 33 Personal Property and Bailments

Ch. 34 Real Property

Ch. 35 Landlord and Tenant

Ch. 36 Estates and Trusts

Ch. 37 Insurance

PART SEVEN: Commercial Paper
Ch. 38 Negotiable Instruments

Ch. 39 Negotiation and Holder in Due Course

Ch. 40 Liability of Parties

Ch. 41 Checks and Electronic Fund Transfers

PART EIGHT: Credit Transactions
Ch. 42 Introduction to Security

Ch. 43 Security Interests in Personal Property

Ch. 44 Bankruptcy

PART NINE: Government Regulation
Ch. 45 The Antitrust Laws

Ch. 46 Consumer Protection Laws

Ch. 47 Environmental Regulation

A The Constitution of the United States of America
B Glossary of Legal Terms and Definitions

C Spanish–English Equivalents for Important Legal Terms
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About the Author

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.

Professor Richards teaches a wide variety of law courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including Personal Law, International Trade Law, 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 grandmaster who has taught martial arts for more than 50 years.

A. James Barnes

Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington. He previously served as Dean of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and as Professor of Law in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and has taught business law in the business schools at both Indiana University and Georgetown University. He has won teaching awards in both the School of Business and the law school. 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. From 1983 to 1985, he was the EPA general counsel, and in the early 1970s he served as chief of staff to the first administrator of the 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. For six years, from 1975 to 1981, he had a commercial and environmental law practice with the firm of Beveridge and Diamond in Washington, DC.

Professor Barnes is a Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. From 1992 to 1998, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). From 2004 to 2010, he chaired the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board. He was a member of the Department of Energy's Environmental Management Board from 2005 to 2011.

Timothy Lemper

Clinical Professor of Business Law and Director of the Legal Advising Forum for the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is the Faculty Liaison for Undergraduate Student Engagement and is an affiliated faculty member of the Indiana University Media School and the Center for Intellectual Property Research at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. He has served as Contributing Editor for the Law & Ethics column in Business Horizons, as a reviewer for the American Business Law Journal, and as chair of the Marketing and Sports Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Prior to his academic appointment, he was an intellectual property litigator at Baker & Hostetler LLP and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, both nationally ranked law firms.

Professor Lemper’s research and teaching focus on intellectual property, unfair competition, and the First Amendment. In 2012, his research prompted Congress to amend the trademark dilution provisions in the Lanham Act, the federal trademark statute. He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including the Intellectual Property Law & Strategy, Legal Aspects of Marketing, Legal Environment of Business, Law & Ethics for Business Leaders, and Communications Law.

Professor Lemper is a Harry S. Truman Scholar who holds a law degree from Harvard Law School; a master's degree in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and bachelor’s degrees in English, history, and political science from Indiana University. In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Lemper serves on the Board of Directors for the Hoosier Social Impact Fund, a community development financial institution affiliated with the Kelley School of Business, and as National Vice President for Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society recognizing academic achievement in the first year of college.


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