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

David P. Twomey, Marianne M. Jennings, Stephanie M. Greene

ISBN-13: 9781305575158 | ISBN-10: 1305575156

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 1320 pages

List Price USD $399.95


You can trust BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5E to help you build the skills you need to ace your business law course. This new edition also provides key information and resources to assist you in studying and succeeding on the CPA exam. This book’s clear presentation helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles and reinforce your understanding through applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT helps you prepare for class with all the resources you need to succeed in your business law course. In addition, new MindTap, a fully online, highly personalized learning experience, is available to help maximize your course success.

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Meet the Authors

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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 a multi-term chair of the school’s Education Policy Committee, Professor Twomey has served as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He is the author of 36 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.

Professor Marianne Jennings, J.D. served as a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) for almost four decades. She has been an emeritus professor since 2015. In addition to serving as an associate dean and director of the Executive MBA program, she functioned as director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU for six years. She continues to teach graduate courses in business ethics and ethical culture at ASU and other colleges around the country. She is an instructor and mentor for Wiley’s CPAExcel review course. Professor Jennings has written hundreds of articles in academic, professional and trade journals. Emerald Management Review named her article, "Ethics and Investment Management," one of the top 50 articles in 2005. She was also named a Top 100 Thought Leader by Trust Across America and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by Ethisphere. Professor Jennings is a contributing editor for Ethikos and the Real Estate Law Journal. She has six textbooks and monographs in circulation, including BUSINESS ETHICS and REAL ESTATE LAW in addition to BUSINESS: ITS LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. Her SEVEN SIGNS OF ETHICAL COLLAPSE is used as an audit tool and a primer on corporate culture.

Professor Stephanie Greene has been a member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1995. 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 the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Greene has published numerous articles on employment law and intellectual property law with recent publications appearing in the American Business Law Journal and the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Professor Greene earned her undergraduate degree in Slavic languages and literature at Princeton University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.

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Table of Contents

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About The Authors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31. Nature of The Debtor-Creditor Relationship.
32. Consumer Protection.
33. Secured Transactions In Personal Property.
34. Bankruptcy.
35. Insurance.
36. Agency.
37. Third Persons In Agency.
38. Regulation of Employment.
39. Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
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.
48. Real Property.
49. Environmental Law and Land Use Controls.
50. Leases.
51. Decedents' Estates and Trusts.
Case Index.
Subject Index.

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