Cengage Advantage Books: Law for Business,
19th Edition

The Honorable John D. Ashcroft, J.D., Katherine M. Ashcroft, J.D., Martha Patterson, J.D.

ISBN-13: 9781305654921 | ISBN-10: 1305654927

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 608 pages

List Price USD $232.95


LAW FOR BUSINESS, 19E from Cengage Advantage Books provides a practical approach to law that emphasizes the current, relevant topics you need to succeed in business today. Compelling cases throughout this edition highlight recent business challenges, such as trademark infringement, capacity to contract, agency, and employment-at-will. In addition, timely coverage of business ethics and the law provides new insights into recent corporate scandals and indictments. Popular legal authors Ashcroft, Ashcroft, and Patterson combine short chapters and a full-color design with real-world examples and applications. They integrate helpful Learning Objectives and optional online tools, such as the MindTap learning system complete with legal videos, to make business law approachable, engaging and applicable for your future success.

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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.

Katherine Ashcroft has served as in-house legal counsel for a private holding company, advising senior management on legal matters, including regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, and business organization. She also spent several years mentoring law students through an externship program sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ashcroft earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and is a member of the Missouri Bar.

Martha Patterson began her legal career handling complex matters of estate planning and administration in an international law firm. She has considerable experience in state and federal tax law matters. She is currently Of Counsel with a small business transaction and litigation firm, where she focuses on startup, organization, financing, maintenance, and sale of companies. A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in mathematics and the University of Virginia School of Law, Patterson serves on the board of Rescue: Freedom International, an organization dedicated to providing aftercare for survivors of human trafficking.

  • REVISED ORGANIZATION REFLECTS FACULTY FEEDBACK. To enhance clarity, the authors have now consolidated chapters on Negotiable Instruments into a new Chapter 24 that addresses Liabilities of Parties and Holders in Due Course and Defenses. For a more streamlined presentation, they authors have also eliminated the previous edition’s Labor Legislation chapter.
  • UPDATED TOPICS HIGHLIGHT MANY OF TODAY’S KEY LEGAL ISSUES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS. New content discusses Employer and Employee Relations with information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Business Torts and Crimes with coverage of online privacy protection and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); and Government Regulation of Business with coverage of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • NEW COURT CASES ILLUSTRATE TODAY'S MOST COMPELLING BUSINESS LITIGATION. Students review gripping cases as well as the ethical stands of various contemporary entities.
  • ETHICAL POINTS EMPHASIZE PRESSING ETHICAL CONCERNS AND CONNECTIONS. These brief ethical questions in the margins highlight pertinent ethical issues, show the relationships between law and ethics, and serve as a basis for meaningful class discussion.
  • ETHICS IN PRACTICE ELEVATE THE CRITICAL ROLE OF LEGAL ETHICS IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE. Appearing at the end of each Part, these hypothetical business situations reinforce the importance of ethical responsibility amidst the current climate of corporate scandal and recrimination.
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES DIRECT STUDENT ATTENTION TO KEY CONCEPTS. These helpful Learning Objectives, which explicitly connect assignment material to appropriate concept from the chapter, help students better understand the chapter’s most critical concepts.
  • ACTUAL COURT CASES DEMONSTRATE LEGAL CONCEPTS IN ACTION. Brief case summaries from real, relevant U.S. court cases provide easy-to-understand applications of the chapter concepts.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Law.
2. Courts and Court Procedures.
3. Business Torts and Crimes.
4. Government Regulation of Business.
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.
14. Nature of Personal Property.
15. Special Bailments.
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.
20. Nature of Negotiable Instruments.
21. Essentials of Negotiability.
22. Promissory Notes and Drafts.
23. Negotiation and Discharge.
24. Liabilities of Parties, Holders in Due Course and Defenses.
25. Nature and Creation of an Agency.
26. Operation and Termination of an Agency.
27. Employer and Employee Relations.
28. Employees' Rights.
29. Introduction to Business Organizations.
30. Creation and Operation of a Partnership.
31. Dissolution of a Partnership.
32. Nature of a Corporation.
33. Ownership of a Corporation.
34. Management and Dissolution of a Corporation.
35. Principles of Insurance.
36. Types of Insurance.
37. Security Devices.
38. Bankruptcy.
39. Nature of Real Property.
40. Transfer of Real Property.
41. Real Estate Mortgages.
42. Landlord and Tenant.
43. Wills, Inheritances, and Trusts.

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