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

Arnold J. Goldman, William D. Sigismond

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2007, 2004
  • 768 Pages

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.

Arnold J. Goldman, Law Firm of Goldman & 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, Monroe Community College

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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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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Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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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.