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Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, Second Edition

Daniel V. Davidson, Lynn M. Forsythe, and Brenda Knowles


  • ISBN: 9781454838777

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    The Second Edition of Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, continues to offer a readable, rigorous, and practical introduction to business law—in a format improved to enhance learning and understanding. With a thorough explanation of the legal and regulatory issues affecting businesses, Davidson and Forsythe utilize outlines, exhibits, questions, and problems to help students get the most out of each chapter. Timely cases and examples conserve the language of the court. A continuous Business Application Case threads throughout the book, providing a hypothetical business environment in which students learn to apply the law.
    Designed to optimize teaching and learning, Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, features:
    • Complete topical coverage in a clear and accessible presentation
    • A continuous hypothetical business model that connects theory and practice
    • A Classic Case and a Contemporary Case example in each chapter
    • Rich pedagogy that includes questions, case problems, and writing assignments
    • Visual aids and exhibits throughout the book that illustrate legal and business concepts
    • A flexible organization that adapts to a wide range of teaching objectives and approaches
    • Updates, additional resources, and related links available on-line at
    Updated throughout, the Second Edition provides:
    • The inclusion of recent Supreme Court cases and developments in the law
    • Additional illustrations to visually convey legal concepts and relationships
    • Learning objectives in each chapter to aid study and review
  • Details
    Page Count 1056
    Published 02/24/2014
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    About the Authors 
    Part I Foundations of Law and the U.S. Legal System 
    1. Business and Its Legal Environment 
    2. Business Ethics 
    3. The U.S. Legal System and Court Jurisdiction 
    4. Dispute Resolution 
    5. Constitutional Regulation of Business 
    6. Torts 
    7. Crimes and Business 
    8. Legal Considerations in International Trade 
    Part II Contracts 
    9. Introduction to Contract Law 
    10. Offer, Acceptance, and Consideration 
    11. Capacity, Reality of Consent, and Legality 
    12. Contract Writings and Interpretations 
    13. The Rights and Obligations of Third Persons 
    14. Discharge, Breach, and Remedies 
    Part III Sales and Leases 
    15. Formation of the Sales Contract: Contracts for Leasing Goods 
    16. Title and Risk of Loss 
    17. Performance and Remedies 
    18. Warranties and Product Liability 
    Part IV Negotiables
    19. Introduction to Negotiable Instruments: UCC Article 3 
    20. Negotiability 
    21. Negotiation and Holders in Due Course 
    22. Negotiables: Liability and Discharge 
    23. Bank-Customer Relations/Electronic Funds Transfers 
    Part V Debtor-Creditor Relations 
    24. Secured Transactions: Attachment and Perfection 
    25. Secured Transactions: Priorities and Enforcement 
    26. Other Credit Transactions 
    27. Bankruptcy 
    Part VI Agency 
    28. Agency: Creation and Termination 
    29. Agency: Liability for Contracts 
    30. Agency: Liability for Torts and Crimes 
    Part VII Business Organizations 
    31. Formation of a Business 
    32. Operation of a Business Organization 
    33. Business Terminations and Other Extraordinary Events 
    34. Securities Regulation 
    Part VIII Government Regulation of Business 
    35. Antitrust Law 
    36. Consumer Credit Protection 
    37. Environmental Protection 
    38. Labor and Fair Employment Practices 
    Part IX Property Protection 
    39. Property and Joint Ownership 
    40. Intellectual Property 
    Table of Cases 
  • Author Information

    Lynn M. Forsythe

    Lynn M. Forsythe received her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She passed the bar examinations in the states of California and Pennsylvania. She is professor of business law at the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno.
    Professor Forsythe has received numerous Craig School of Business awards, including the Research Award in 2008, and the Service Award in 2003 and again in 2006. She held the Verna Mae and Wayne A. Brooks Professorship of Business Law. She is a Coleman Fellow at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno. She is also a Craig Faculty Fellow in research for 2010-2012.
    Professor Forsythe is the author or co-author of numerous articles on business law and business law pedagogy. She served as a part of the author team on three other textbooks. She has held the positions of editor-in-chief, staff editor, and reviewer for The Journal of Legal Studies Education. She is currently advisory editor. She received two recent best paper awards, the 2009 Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business Best Paper Award and the 2007 Allied Academies Conference Distinguished Research Paper Award. California State University Fresno
    Professor Forsythe is active in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She has served as the chair and vice-chair of the Business Ethics Section of the academy. She has served in the officer ranks of the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business first from 1983-1987 and again from 2006-2009. She is currently the Proceedings Editor for the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
    Professor Forsythe is currently the Secretary of the Craig School of Business Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. She is also a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Psi.

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    Dan Davidson

    Dan Davidson is an alumnus of the Indiana University – Bloomington College of Business and the Indiana University – Bloomington School of Law.
    Professor Davidson has been teaching business law and legal environment classes since 1974, with stops at five different campuses over his career. He is currently teaching and serving (for the second time) as Chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance & Business Law at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.
    Professor Davidson has previously served as a part of the author team on four other textbooks, and he has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles.
    Professor Davidson has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards and several advising awards during his career.
    Professor Davidson is married to Dee Davidson, a high school math teacher, and is the proud father of a son, Jaime, who is the marketing director for the Berkshire Theater Company, and a daughter, Tara, who is a high school English teacher.

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