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  • ISBN: 9780135320785
  • ISBN10: 013532078X

Contemporary Business Law

by Cheeseman, Henry R.

  • List Price: $87.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publish date: 08/01/1996
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(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Summary, Critical Legal Thinking Cases, Ethics Cases, and Critical Legal Thinking Writing Assignment.) Critical Legal Thinking. I. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Critical Legal Thinking and the U.S. Constitution. What Is Law? Contemporary Business Environment: Feminist Legal Theory. Schools of Jurisprudential Thought. History of American Law. Sources of Law in the United States. Critical Legal Thinking. The Constitution and Business. The Supremacy Clause. CASE: Capital Cities Cable, Inc. v. Crisp, Director, Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (U.S.). The Commerce Clause. CASE: United States v. Lopez (U.S.). CASE: Fort Gratiot Sanitary Landfill, Inc. v. Michigan Department of Natural Resources (U.S.). The Bill of Rights and Business. Business Application: Rap Music: When Is It Obscene? Other Constitutional Clauses and Business. Ethical Perspective: When are Punitive Damages Excessive? CASE: Nordlinger v. Hahn (U.S.). International Perspective: Legal Systems of the World. Business Checklist: Due Process. 2. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business. Laws and Ethics. Ethical Perspective: Can Company Canned. Moral Theories and Business Ethics. Ethical Perspective: Sears's Auto Repair Centers: Who Got the Lube Job? Business Application: General Motors Skips Town. Ethical Perspective: Hypocrite or Hippocratic Oath: A Difficult Choice. The Social Responsibility of Business. Ethical Perspective: Where There's Smoke, There's . . . Ethical Perspective: The Exxon Valdez: Did Business Run Aground on Environmental Protection? International Perspective: Ethical Issues in International Business: Payment of Bribes Makes for a Cushy Landing for an Aircraft Manufacturer. Business Checklist: The Corporate Social Audit. 3. Judicial and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The State Court System. Contemporary Business Environment: Specialized Courts Hear Commercial Disputes. The Federal Court System. Contemporary Business Environment: The Process of Choosing a Supreme Court justice. The Jurisdiction of Courts. CASE: Christensen v. Pasadena Crematorium of Altadena (Cal.). CASE: International Controls Corporation v. Vesco (2d Cir.). Business Application: Forum-Selection and Choice of Law Clauses. The Pretrial Litigation Process. Ethical Perspective: Texas' Lawyers Creed. The Trial. CASE: Ferlito v. Johnson & Johnson Products, Inc. (E.D.Mich.). The Appeal. Administrative Law: Agencies and Procedure. Alternative Dispute Resolution. Contemporary Business Environment: The Federal Arbitration Act. International Perspective: Comparison of the Japanese and American Legal Systems. Business Checklist: Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Lawsuit. 4. Intentional Torts, Negligence, and Strict Liability. Intentional Torts Against Persons. CASE: Colonial Stores, Inc. v. Fishel (Ga.). Intentional Torts Against Property. Unintentional Torts (Negligence). Contemporary Business Environment: Ouch! This Coffee's Too Hot! CASE: Fischer v. Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Omaha, Inc. Ethical Perspective: Proximate Cause: Is a Singer Liable When Someone Acts Upon His Lyrics? Contemporary Business Environment: Accountant's Liability. CASE: Estrada v. Aeronaves de Mexico, SA. (9th Cir.). Business Application: Soldier of Fortune Magazine Liable for Advertisement. CASE: Knight v. Jewett (Cal.). Business Torts. Ethical Perspective: BMW of North America Found Liable for Nondisclosure. Strict Liability. CASE: Klein v. Pyrodyne Corp. (Wash.). International Perspective: Israeli Tort Law. Business Checklist: Bringing a Malicious Prosecution Case. 5. Intellectual Property Rights. Unfair Competition. A Question of Ethics: Hallmark Greeted by an Unfair Competition Lawsuit. CASE: McNeil-P.C.C., Inc. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
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