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Cengage Advantage Books: Law for Business 18th Edition

The Honorable John D. Ashcroft, J.D., Janet Ashcroft, J.D.

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  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2005
  • 608 Pages
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Overview

Practical and accessible, LAW FOR BUSINESS provides a concise yet complete overview of all key topics in business law, allowing for maximum breadth of coverage for courses with tight time constraints. This popular and trusted text is known for its straightforward approach as well as an objective-based chapter organization that helps students easily comprehend the full range of topics in business law. Basic business law concepts are covered without extensive theory, thus making the law more approachable and giving students the foundation they need to successfully conduct business in today's workplace. Ashcroft and Ashcroft use short chapters, a four-color design, real-world examples and applications, and integrated learning objectives to make business law approachable and engaging for all students.

The Honorable John D. Ashcroft, J.D., Regent University School of Law

John Ashcroft is currently a distinguished professor of law and government at the Regent University School of Law. He previously served as Attorney General of the United States for four years. Prior to that, he served one term in the United States Senate from 1995 to 2001 and had served as Governor of Missouri for two terms. As governor, Ashcroft balanced eight consecutive budgets during his terms. Fortune magazine rated him as one of the top 10 education governors. Ashcroft was elected to two terms as attorney general of Missouri prior to serving as governor.

Janet Ashcroft, J.D., Howard University

Janet Ashcroft has been a full-time faculty member at Howard University, teaching business law, taxation, and accounting, and serving on the Judiciary Committee at the university. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Patrick Henry College and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago, chair of the Alzheimer's disease Task Force for the State of Missouri and as state liaison for the National Alzheimer's Association. Member of the Missouri Bar.
  • New Court Cases have been added to the 18th edition to illustrate today's most compelling business litigations and ethical stands of various entities.
  • CourseMate: CourseMate brings business law concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Built-in engagement tracking tools allow you to assess the study activities of your students. Additionally, CourseMate includes an interactive online textbook, which contains the complete content of the printed textbook enhanced by the many advantages of a digital environment.
  • Partnerships: Coverage on partnerships is updated to reflect recent changes.
  • Corporations: LLCs are now covered.
  • Ethical Points Questions: Brief ethical questions appear in the margins. These questions explore the variety of ethical issues that may arise in business situations. "Ethical Points" highlight pertinent ethical issues, show the relationships between law and ethics, and serve as a basis for class discussion.
  • Ethics in Practice: Each text Part ends with an "Ethics in Practice" hypothetical business situation, which asks students to consider the ethical implications. "Ethics in Practice" reinforces the importance of ethical responsibility in today's climate of corporate scandal and recrimination.
  • Learning Objectives. Chapters are unified by "Learning Objectives." These provide an integrated learning system that helps students master the material and helps instructors match content to specific learning outcomes. Margin icons indicate where "Learning Objectives" outlined at the beginning of each chapter are first discussed within the body of the chapter, and appear again with the end-of-chapter case problems to explicitly tie assignment material together with the appropriate concept from the chapter.
  • Real-World Cases: Every case example, problem, and summary is from an actual U.S. court case. The case summaries in each chapter are very brief, easy-to-understand applications of the concepts, and are carefully chosen to illustrate practical situations the typical student audience for this text can easily relate to or in which they could potentially see themselves in everyday life or on the job.
  • Preview Cases: Every chapter begins with a "Preview Case" to capture student interest and introduce the issues to be discussed. Each "Preview Case" ends with a question that is answered in the boxed feature, called "Preview Case Revisited," when that topic appears in the chapter sequence.
PART I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Courts and Court Procedures.
3. Business Torts and Crimes.
4. Government Regulation of Business.
PART II: CONTRACTS.
5. Nature and Classes of Contracts.
6. Offer and Acceptance.
7. Capacity to Contract.
8. Consideration.
9. Defective Agreements.
10. Illegal Agreements.
11. Written Contracts.
12. Third Parties and Contracts.
13. Termination of Contracts.
PART III: PERSONAL PROPERTY.
14. Nature of Personal Property.
15. Special Bailments.
PART IV: SALES.
16. Sales of Personal Property.
17. Formalities of a Sale.
18. Transfer of Title and Risk in Sales Contracts.
19. Warranties, Product Liability, and Consumer Protection.
PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
20. Nature of Negotiable Instruments.
21. Essentials of Negotiability.
22. Promissory Notes and Drafts.
23. Negotiation and Discharge.
24. Liabilities of Parties and Holders in Due Course.
25. Defenses.
PART VI: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT.
26. Nature and Creation of an Agency.
27. Operation and Termination of an Agency
28. Employer and Employee Relations.
29. Employees' Rights.
30. Labor Legislation.
PART VII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.
31. Introduction to Business Organizations.
32. Creation and Operation of a Partnership.
33. Dissolution of a Partnership.
34. Nature of a Corporation.
35. Ownership of a Corporation.
36. Management and Dissolution of a Corporation.
PART VIII: RISK. BEARING DEVICES.
37. Principles of Insurance.
38. Types of Insurance.
39. Security Devices.
40. Bankruptcy.
PART IX: REAL PROPERTY.
41. Nature of Real Property.
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Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ISBN: 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.

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ISBN: 9781285752129
Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.