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  1. Preface
  2. 1 American Law, Legal Reasoning, and the Legal System
    1. Introduction
    2. 1.1 Basic American Legal Principles
    3. 1.2 Sources and Types of Law
    4. 1.3 Important Business Laws and Regulations
    5. Assessment Questions
    6. Endnotes
  3. 2 Disputes and Dispute Settlement
    1. Introduction
    2. 2.1 Negotiation
    3. 2.2 Mediation
    4. 2.3 Arbitration
    5. Assessment Questions
    6. Endnotes
  4. 3 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    1. Introduction
    2. 3.1 Business Ethics
    3. 3.2 Social Responsibility
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  5. 4 Business and the United States Constitution
    1. Introduction
    2. 4.1 Commerce Clause
    3. 4.2 Constitutional Protections
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  6. 5 Criminal Liability
    1. Introduction
    2. 5.1 Common Business Crimes
    3. 5.2 Civil vs. Criminal Liability
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  7. 6 The Tort System
    1. Introduction
    2. 6.1 Intentional Torts and Negligence
    3. 6.2 Product and Strict Liability
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  8. 7 Contract Law
    1. Introduction
    2. 7.1 Agreement, Consideration, and Promissory Estoppel
    3. 7.2 Capacity and Legality
    4. 7.3 Breach of Contract and Remedies
    5. Assessment Questions
    6. Endnotes
  9. 8 Sales Contracts
    1. Introduction
    2. 8.1 The Nature and Origins of Sales Contracts
    3. 8.2 Warranties and Sales Contracts
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  10. 9 Employment and Labor Law
    1. Introduction
    2. 9.1 Employment, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
    3. 9.2 Labor Law
    4. 9.3 Equal Opportunity in Employment
    5. Assessment Questions
    6. Endnotes
  11. 10 Government Regulation
    1. Introduction
    2. 10.1 Administrative Law
    3. 10.2 Regulatory Agencies
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  12. 11 Antitrust Law
    1. Introduction
    2. 11.1 History of Antitrust Law
    3. 11.2 Antitrust Laws
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  13. 12 Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
    1. Introduction
    2. 12.1 Unfair Trade Practices
    3. 12.2 The Federal Trade Commission
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  14. 13 International Law
    1. Introduction
    2. 13.1 Introduction to International Law
    3. 13.2 Sources and Practice of International Law
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  15. 14 Securities Regulation
    1. Introduction
    2. 14.1 Liability Under the Securities Act
    3. 14.2 The Framework of Securities Regulation
    4. Assessment Questions
    5. Endnotes
  16. Answer Key
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 10
    11. Chapter 11
    12. Chapter 12
    13. Chapter 13
    14. Chapter 14
  17. Index
B
bare bones 2.3 Arbitration
baseball arbitration 2.3 Arbitration
BBC News. 13 Endnotes
binding arbitration 2.3 Arbitration
Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 39 13 Endnotes
Business law: Texts and cases 13 Endnotes
Business Transactions 2.3 Arbitration
C
Carter v. Carter Coal Co 4.1 Commerce Clause
categorical imperative 2.2 Mediation
Central Hudson Test for Commercial Speech. 4.2 Constitutional Protections
Chad A. Kelley v. Marsha P. Ryan, Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and Coca-Cola Enterprises 9.1 Employment, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire 4.2 Constitutional Protections
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 1.3 Important Business Laws and Regulations
civil matter 2.3 Arbitration
class action lawsuit 2.3 Arbitration
closed shop 9.2 Labor Law
Closure 2.2 Mediation
Collaborating 2.1 Negotiation
collective bargaining agreement. 9.2 Labor Law
commerce clause 4.1 Commerce Clause
commercial reasonableness. 8.2 Warranties and Sales Contracts
Commercial Speech. 4.2 Constitutional Protections
common-carrier delivery contract 8.1 The Nature and Origins of Sales Contracts
Company credibility lost. 3.1 Business Ethics
comparative negligence 6.2 Product and Strict Liability
Compromising 2.1 Negotiation
Confidentiality 2.2 Mediation
Consent election. 9.2 Labor Law
Consequentialist 2.2 Mediation
Consistency of efforts and partnerships. 3.2 Social Responsibility
Consumer influence. 3.2 Social Responsibility
Contest election 9.2 Labor Law
Contracting for success 3.2 Social Responsibility
Contracts 7 Endnotes
contributory negligence 6.2 Product and Strict Liability
Control 2.2 Mediation
Corporate Political Speech. 4.2 Constitutional Protections
Corporate Responsibility of the Businessman 3.2 Social Responsibility
Creativity 2.2 Mediation
criminal matter 2.3 Arbitration
cross state lines 4.1 Commerce Clause
Crown Castle Inc. et al. v. Fred Nudd Corporation et al. 8.1 The Nature and Origins of Sales Contracts
E
e-mediation 2.2 Mediation
Employment Discrimination Law, Visions of Equality in Theory and Doctrine 9 Endnotes
Enhanced performance for going green. 3.2 Social Responsibility
ethics 2.2 Mediation
Executive compensation rates during employee layoffs. 3.1 Business Ethics
H
hostile work environment 9.3 Equal Opportunity in Employment
Houston Chronicle 3.1 Business Ethics
Hudson Gas & Electric Corp v. Public Service Commission of New York 4.2 Constitutional Protections, 4.2 Constitutional Protections
J
Joint Discussion 2.2 Mediation
Joint Negotiation 2.2 Mediation
just compensation 4.2 Constitutional Protections
O
Occupational Safety and Health Act 9.1 Employment, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 9.1 Employment, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services Inc. 9.3 Equal Opportunity in Employment
Opening Statements of Plaintiff and Defendant 2.2 Mediation
organic statute 10.1 Administrative Law
Organic statutes 10.1 Administrative Law
Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes 2.1 Negotiation
Outcome goals 2.1 Negotiation
T
Talent attraction. 3.2 Social Responsibility
The benevolent halo effect. 3.2 Social Responsibility
The legal environment of business: Texts and cases 13 Endnotes
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) 2.1 Negotiation
trade unions 9.2 Labor Law
Trinity Economic Papers, 13 Endnotes
U
UN Conference on Trade and Development News. 13 Endnotes
Uniform Arbitration Act 2.1 Negotiation
union security agreement. 9.2 Labor Law
union shop 9.2 Labor Law
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 8.1 The Nature and Origins of Sales Contracts
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) 13.2 Sources and Practice of International Law
United States Constitution 4.1 Commerce Clause
United States v. Lopez 4.1 Commerce Clause
Unprotected Speech. 4.2 Constitutional Protections
W
warranty against infringement. 8.2 Warranties and Sales Contracts
warranty of fitness for normal use 8.2 Warranties and Sales Contracts
warranty of merchantability 8.2 Warranties and Sales Contracts
White collar crimes 5.1 Common Business Crimes
Writ of Execution 2.3 Arbitration
Y
yellow-dog contracts 9.2 Labor Law
Yielding 2.1 Negotiation
Z
zero-sum negotiation 2.1 Negotiation
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