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Business Law: Principles for Today's Commercial Environment, 5th Edition

  • David P. Twomey
  • Marianne M. Jennings
  • Stephanie M. Greene
  • ISBN-10: 1305575156
  • ISBN-13: 9781305575158
  • 1320 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Twomey, Jennings and Greene’s BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5E uses excerpted cases in the language of the court to provide both comprehensive and clear coverage. Updates throughout this edition address the latest developments and all of the topics you require without overwhelming students with unnecessary detail. Based on the authors’ extensive teaching experience, this trusted text offers a wealth of integrated examples and applications that feature current events and familiar situations to help students grasp legal concepts. This edition’s clear, thorough guidance helps students prepare for the CPA exam. In addition, engaging feature boxes, numerous brief examples and applications are marked "For Example" so students can easily find them as they progress through each chapter's narrative. This edition’s new MindTap offers an optional online, highly personalized learning experience built on Cengage Learning content that helps you prepare for class.

Features

  • UPDATED CASES AND EXAMPLES FEATURE CURRENT AND NEWSWORTHY TOPICS. With the latest updates throughout this edition, it’s simple to bring today’s most recent developments and current events into your class.

  • "MAKE THE CONNECTION" HIGHLIGHTS THE RELEVANCE OF WHAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. These engaging features at the end of each chapter help your students understand the relationship between concepts from the book and real-life situations.

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES DIRECT STUDENT ATTENTION TO KEY CONCEPTS. These helpful learning features assist students in mastering and retaining legal concepts

  • ENHANCED INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL SAVES YOU PREPARATION TIME. This essential resource is filled with insights, teaching strategies, and chapter outlines specifically designed to save you time and assist you in creating a dynamic course.

  • ENGAGING, ACTIVE PRESENTATION KEEPS STUDENTS ENGAGED AND LEARNING. Known for delivering an active, lucid writing style, these experienced, award-winning authors present features with an appropriate depth of explanation, interesting cases, and real-world examples.

  • RELEVANT CASES CLARIFY CONCEPTS AND HIGHLIGHT APPLICATIONS. Engaging cases reinforce student comprehension and ensure the clearest application of concepts. This edition’s cases present landmark decisions as well as appellate decisions.

  • CPA ICONS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK DIRECT READERS TO CONTENT COVERED ON THE CPA EXAM. Icons identify content within the chapters while end-of-chapter materials include questions drawn from past CPA exams.

About the Author

David P. Twomey

Professor David Twomey has been a member of the Business Law Department in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College since 1968. As department chair for more than a decade, and four-term chair of the school’s Education Policy Committee, Professor Twomey served as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He is the author of 35 editions of textbooks on labor, employment and business law topics. His articles have appeared in journals such as Best’s Review, The American Business Law Journal, The Labor Law Journal, The Massachusetts Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar Journal, and The Business Law Review. Professor Twomey has served as arbitrator in more than 2,000 labor-management disputes throughout the country. His service includes appointments by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama to nine Presidential Emergency Boards, whose recommendations served as the basis for the resolution of major disputes in the rail and airline industries. After service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Professor Twomey graduated from Boston College, earned his M.B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a J.D. degree at Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Florida Bars and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Marianne M. Jennings

Marianne M. Jennings, J.D., Emeritus Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, has taught at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University since 1977. She was named professor of the year in the College of Business in 1981, 1987, 2000, and 2010. She served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU from 1995-1999. Ms. Jennings has written six textbooks and four monographs in the areas of business ethics, ethical culture, and legal environment. She was director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995 to 1999. Ms. Jennings has worked with government agencies, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and Fortune 100 companies on ethics training and culture. She is a contributing editor of the Accounting and Compliance Alert and the Real Estate Law Journal. Two of her books have been named Library Journal’s book of the year. Her books have been translated into three languages. Her book, The Seven Signs of Ethical Collapse, published by St Martin’s Press, has been used as an audit tool and a primer by numerous organizations for creating and sustaining an ethical culture. In 2011, Ms. Jennings was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America and in 2012, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere magazine. Ms. Jennings served on the board of directors for Arizona Public Service (now Pinnacle West) who owned the Palo Verde Nuclear Station from 1987 through 2000. She has served on INPO’s advisory council since 2005. In 2015, she was named an affiliated scholar with the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. She conducts ethics training and ethical culture assessments for businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations.

Stephanie M. Greene

Stephanie Greene has been a member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1995, where she currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Business Law Department. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal and is currently the Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Green has published numerous articles on intellectual property law, pharmaceutical regulation, and employment law with publications appearing in the American Business Law Journal, the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, and the Columbia Business Law Review. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Professor Greene earned her undergraduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University and her JD from Boston College Law School.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
About The Authors.
PART I: THE LEGAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Nature and Sources of Law.
2. The Court System and Dispute Resolution.
3. Business Ethics, Social Forces, and The Law.
4. The Constitution As The Foundation of The Legal Environment.
5. Government Regulation of Competition and Prices.
6. Administrative Agencies.
7. Crimes.
8. Torts.
9. Intellectual Property Rights and The Internet.
10. The Legal Environment of International Trade.
PART II: CONTRACTS.
11. Nature and Classes of Contracts: Contracting On The Internet.
12. Formation of Contracts: offer and Acceptance.
13. Capacity and Genuine Assent.
14. Consideration.
15. Legality and Public Policy.
16. Writing, Electronic Forms, and Interpretation of Contracts.
17. Third Persons and Contracts.
18. Discharge of Contracts.
19. Breach of Contract and Remedies.
PART III: SALES AND LEASES OF GOODS.
20. Personal Property and Bailments.
21. Legal Aspects of Supply Chain Management.
22. Nature and Form of Sales.
23. Title and Risk of Loss.
24. Product Liability: Warranties and Torts.
25. Obligations and Performance.
26. Remedies For Breach of Sales Contracts.
PART IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
27. Kinds of Instruments, Parties, and Negotiability.
28. Transfers of Negotiable Instruments and Warranties of Parties.
29. Liability of The Parties Under Negotiable Instruments.
30. Checks and Funds Transfers.
PART V: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS.
31. Nature of The Debtor-Creditor Relationship.
32. Consumer Protection.
33. Secured Transactions In Personal Property.
34. Bankruptcy.
35. Insurance.
PART VI: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT.
36. Agency.
37. Third Persons In Agency.
38. Regulation of Employment.
39. Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
PART VII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
40. Types of Business Organizations.
41. Partnerships.
42. LPs, LLCs, and LLPs.
43. Corporation Formation.
44. Shareholder Rights In Corporations.
45. Securities Regulation.
46. Accountants' Liability and Malpractice.
47. Management of Corporations.
PART VIII: REAL PROPERTY AND ESTATES.
48. Real Property.
49. Environmental Law and Land Use Controls.
50. Leases.
51. Decedents' Estates and Trusts.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Case Index.
Subject Index.

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