Higher Education

Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Principles and Practices, 9th Edition

  • Arnold J. Goldman Law Firm of Goldman & Goldman
  • William D. Sigismond Monroe Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133586562  |  ISBN-13: 9781133586562
  • 768 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $174.75
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About

Overview

BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, 9E has been revised dramatically to enhance learning! The 9th edition offers a new learning system with clear learning objectives to guide students. The fresh two-color design engages students with its contemporary features: Ethics in a Business Setting, You React, and the Self-Check Quizzes. The case examples are presented in readable segments to be clear, current, and jargon-free. Co-authored by Arnold J. Goldman, a practicing attorney and William D. Sigismond, a veteran business law educator, this straightforward text shows students about the law using fascinating cases and ethical dilemmas. Hypothetical examples immediately follow discussion of concepts to further reinforce understanding. The new edition is updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the law, covering legal rights and responsibilities in both the public and private sectors.

Features and Benefits

  • Authors' Clear, Conversational Style: With difficult terminology, sentence length, and chapter length carefully controlled to an appropriate reading level, the author's writing style helps students more easily understand the material.
  • Fascinating Examples: Hypothetical examples are integrated throughout to give students concrete examples of the concepts presented.
  • End of Chapter Content: The Questions and Problems for Discussion and Cases in Review features provide questions and examples to help students reinforce their understanding of key legal concepts.
  • Numerous Learning Tools: Elements such as "Chapter Preview," "Chapter Highlights," definitions in the margins, key terms, illustrative figures, tables, and more help guide students as they progress through each chapter.
  • Alternating box features throughout: Interesting ethics cases titled "Ethics in a Business Setting" enable students to apply their understanding of ethics as it relates to businesses and business arrangements. "Suppose You're the Judge" cases 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: UNDERSTANDING THE LAW.
1. Foundations of Law and the Role of Ethics in Business.
2. The Legal System in the United States and Its Constitutional Foundation.
3. Personal, Business, and Cyber Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
4. Tort Law: Traditional Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Litigation and Alternatives for Settling Civil Disputes.
Part II: 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. Product Liability Law.
Part IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
19. Nature and Types of Negotiable Instruments.
20. Issue, Transfer, Indorsement, and Discharge of Negotiable Instruments.
21. Rights and Duties of Parties.
22. Checks and the Banking System in the Twenty-First Century.
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. Wills, Intestacy, and Estate Planning.
Part VIII: CONSUMER AND CREDITOR PROTECTION.
34. Protecting the Consumer and the Taxpayer.
35. Protecting the Borrower.
36. Protecting the Creditor.
Part IX: INSURANCE.
37. Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance.
38. Personal Insurance.
Appendix A. Understanding Statutes and Court Decisions.
Appendix B. Doing Legal Research on the Internet.
Appendix C. Comparison between Contract Law Under the Common Law and Sales Law Under the UCC.
Appendix D. The Constitution of the United States.

What's New

  • Completely updated throughout, the 9th Edition reflects the most recent changes in the law.
  • The two chapters on bailments have been combined into one chapter in this edition, based on market feedback. This condensed chapter efficiently covers the most important aspects of the nature and type of bailments, including special bailments.
  • Learning Objectives have been added to the beginning of each chapter to introduce the key topics covered in that chapter. The LOs are repeated throughout the chapter and marked next to their place in the text to reinforce the main objectives the student should learn.
  • New student Self-Check Quiz appears after each major section in the chapter, with answers easily found at the bottom of the page. These quick quizzes allow the students to self-assess themselves to see if they have learned the most important aspects already discussed and are ready to move on to the next section.
  • New box feature in every chapter titled "You React." These boxes present a hypothetical scenario related to a topic in the chapter, with questions for the students to consider how they would react, based on the knowledge they have gained from the text.
  • CourseMate: CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook; Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement; Dynamic learning tools, including animations to help students visualize and review course concepts; Quizzes, videos, flashcards, the KnowNOW! Blog, and more! www.cengage.com/coursemate.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Printed Text + CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1285990099 | ISBN-13: 9781285990095

List Price = $285.95  | CengageBrain Price = $285.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $214.50

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law: Principles and Practices
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  • CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285072421 | ISBN-13: 9781285072425)

For your convenience, the IRCD includes the Instructor's Manual, the Test Bank, and the PowerPointĀ® slides in one easily accessible resource.

Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285072456 | ISBN-13: 9781285072456)

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide 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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

LMS Integrated for CourseMateā„¢, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285754743 | ISBN-13: 9781285754741)

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285072456 | ISBN-13: 9781285072456)

List Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.