Preface. Acknowledgments. About The Authors. PART I: THE LEGAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 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. PART II: CONTRACTS. 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. PART III: SALES AND LEASES OF GOODS. 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. PART IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 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. PART V: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 31. Nature of The Debtor-Creditor Relationship. 32. Consumer Protection. 33. Secured Transactions In Personal Property. 34. Bankruptcy. 35. Insurance. PART VI: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 36. Agency. 37. Third Persons In Agency. 38. Regulation of Employment. 39. Equal Employment Opportunity Law. PART VII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 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. PART VIII: REAL PROPERTY AND ESTATES. 48. Real Property. 49. Environmental Law and Land Use Controls. 50. Leases. 51. Decedents' Estates and Trusts. Appendices. Glossary. Case Index. Subject Index.
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 four-term chair of the school's Education Policy Committee, Professor Twomey served as a spokesperson for a strong legal and ethical component in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. He is the author of 35 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. Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the Arizona Republicis nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her JD from Brigham Young University. Stephanie Greene has been a member of the faculty at the Boston College Carroll School of Management since 1995, where 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 is currently the Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Green has published numerous articles on intellectual property law, pharmaceutical regulation, and employment law with publications appearing in the American Business Law Journal, the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, and the Columbia Business Law Review. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Professor Greene earned her undergraduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literature at Princeton University and her JD from Boston College Law School.