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Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law, 8th Edition

  • Arnold J. Goldman
  • William D. Sigismond
  • ISBN-10: 1439079226
  • ISBN-13: 9781439079225
  • 768 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2001
  • COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Current, jargon free, and filled with many examples, the 8th Edition of BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES covers legal rights and responsibilities in both the public and private sectors. Co-authored by Arnold J. Goldman, a practicing attorney and William D. Sigismond, a veteran business law educator, this clear, straightforward text avoids court jargon and shows rather than tells students about the law using fascinating cases and ethical dilemmas. Hypothetical examples immediately follow discussion of concepts to further reinforce understanding. The 8th Edition is updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the law.

Features

  • THE AUTHORS' CLEAR, CONVERSATIONAL STYLE--with difficult terminology, sentence length, and chapter length carefully controlled to an appropriate reading level--helps students more easily understand the material.

  • FASCINATING EXAMPLES--hypothetical examples are integrated throughout to give students concrete examples of the concepts presented.

  • MANY LEARNING TOOLS--including "Chapter Preview," "Chapter Highlights," "Cases for Review," "Questions & Problems for Discussion," definitions in the margins, key terms, illustrative figures, tables, and more--guide students as they progress through each chapter.

  • AN INTERESTING ETHICS CASE located at the end of each of the book's nine "Parts" enables students to apply their understanding of ethics as it relates to businesses and business arrangements.

  • "SUPPOSE YOU'RE THE JUDGE" CASES located at the end of each "Part" present trial scenarios, arguments, and follow-up activities that ask the student to hypothesize as to what the outcome would be if he/she were the judge.

About the Author

Arnold J. Goldman

Arnold J. Goldman is an attorney with the firm of Goldman and Goldman, in Rochester, New York. In addition to practicing law, he has taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Rochester and has been a guest lecturer in several schools in the Rochester area.

William D. Sigismond

William D. Sigismond is Director of Experiential and Adult Learning and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. He has taught business law at both the high school and college levels for over 35 years and is a member and past president of the New York State Business Educator's Association, as well as a member of many other professional organizations. A certified arbitrator, he has handled a range of cases for the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau.

Table of Contents

PART I: UNDERSTANDING THE LAW.
1. Foundations of Law and the Role of Ethics in Business.
2. The Federal and State Court Systems and Their Constitutional Foundation.
3. Criminal Law: Traditional and Cybercrimes.
4. Tort Law: Traditional and Cybertorts.
5. Litigation and Alternatives for Settling Civil Disputes.
PART II: TRADITIONAL AND E-CONTRACTS.
6. Contract Law: A Beginning.
7. Agreement: Offer and Acceptance.
8. Consideration.
9. Capacity.
10. Legality.
11. Formal Requirements--Statute of Frauds/E-Signatures.
12. Transfer of Contract Rights and Duties.
13. The Termination of Contracts: Discharge.
14. The Termination of Contracts: Breach of Contract.
PART III: PURCHASE, SALE, AND LEASE OF GOODS UNDER THE UCC.
15. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
16. The Sales Contract: Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss.
17. The Sales Contract: Performance, Breach, and Remedies for Breach.
18. Products Liability Law.
PART IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
19. Nature and Types of Negotiable Instruments.
20. Issue, Transfer, and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments.
21. Rights and Duties of Parties.
22. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money.
PART V: AGENCY, EMPLOYMENT, AND LABOR LAW.
23. Employer-Employee Relationship.
24. Principal-Agent Relationship.
25. Principal-Agent, Employer-Employee, and Third-Party Relationships.
PART VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION.
26. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Organizations.
27. Corporations and Franchising.
28. Government Regulation of Business.
PART VII: REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, BAILMENTS, AND WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING.
29. Basic Legal Concepts of Property.
30. Renting Real Property.
31. Buying and Selling Real Property.
32. Nature and Types of Bailments.
33. Special Bailments.
34. Wills, Intestacy, and Estate Planning.
PART VIII: CONSUMER AND CREDIT PROTECTION.
35. Protecting the Consumer and the Taxpayer.
36. Protecting the Borrower.
37. Protecting the Creditor.
PART IX: INSURANCE.
38. Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance.
39. Personal Insurance.

New to this edition

  • COMPLETELY UPDATED THROUGHOUT, the 8th Edition reflects recent changes in the law.
  • MANY NEW "CASES FOR REVIEW" and "Questions & Problems for Discussion" help students to reinforce their understanding of key legal concepts.
  • PRINT STUDY GUIDE, for those students who want to further test their comprehension of the legal topics covered in the text, a print study guide is available with the 8th Edition.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Available only on both the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and the Companion Website, the Instructor's Resource Manual contains a discussion of the general methodology of teaching business law, teaching suggestions for each chapter, and answers to end-of-chapter activities. The Eighth Edition also features one case study project and Internet resources for key topics.

Available on the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, ExamView Computerized Testing Software contains all of the questions found in the printed Test Bank. This program features easy-to-use test creation software compatible with Microsoft Windows. Instructors can add or edit questions, instructions, and answers, and select questions by previewing them on the screen, selecting them randomly, or selecting them by number. Instructors can also create and administer quizzes online, whether over the Internet, a local area network (LAN), or a wide area network (WAN).

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439079803 | ISBN-13: 9781439079805)
Digital Video Library Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0538453478 | ISBN-13: 9780538453479)
Study Guide with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1439079757 | ISBN-13: 9781439079751)

The Study Guide includes review questions and cases for use in self-testing and individualized study.

Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1439079749 | ISBN-13: 9781439079744)

The Companion Website includes instructor teaching materials as well as interactive quizzes, key terms/flashcards, and access to our Online Case Updates.

The PowerPoint Slides, which provide outlines of the topics covered in each chapter, can be used to enhance your lectures. Available on the Companion Website or Instructor's Resource CD-ROM.

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more than sixty video clips that spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com

Student Supplements

Digital Video Library Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0538453478 | ISBN-13: 9780538453479)
Study Guide with Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1439079757 | ISBN-13: 9781439079751)

The Study Guide includes review questions and cases for use in self-testing and individualized study.

Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1439079749 | ISBN-13: 9781439079744)

The Companion Website includes interactive quizzes, key terms/flashcards, and access to our Online Case Updates.

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 9780324827194)

Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

Business Law Digital Video Library Online Access  (ISBN-10: 0324223285 | ISBN-13: 9780324223286)

This dynamic video library features more than sixty video clips that spark class discussion and clarify core legal principles. The library is organized into five series: Legal Conflicts in Business (includes specific modern business and e-commerce scenarios); Ask the Instructor (presents straightforward explanations of concepts for student review); Drama of the Law (features classic business scenarios that spark classroom participation); Real World Legal (explores conflicts that arise in a variety of business environments), and LawFlix (contains clips from many popular films). Access for students is free when bundled with a new textbook, or can be purchased at www.cengagebrain.com