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Law for business

Author: John D Ashcroft; Janet E Ashcroft
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : West Educational Pub. Co., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th edView all editions and formats

This is a non-technical introduction to business law topics, using real court cases summarized by the authors. New and expanded topics to this edition include sexual harassment, computer law, and  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ashcroft, John D., 1942-
Law for business.
Cincinnati, OH : West Educational Pub. Co., ©1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John D Ashcroft; Janet E Ashcroft
ISBN: 0538880953 9780538880954
OCLC Number: 38527783
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 The legal system and the legal environment of business: introduction to law; court and court procedure; business torts and crimes; government regulation of business. Part 2 Contracts: nature and classes of contracts; offer and acceptance; capacity to contract; consideration; defective agreements; illegal agreements; written contracts; third parties and contracts; termination of contracts. Part 3 Personal property: nature of personal property; special bailments. Part 4 Sales: sales of personal property; formalities of a sale; transfer of title and risk in sales contracts; warranties, product liability, and consumer protection. Part 5 Commercial paper and negotiable instruments: nature of negotiable instruments; essentials of negotiability; promissory notes and drafts; negotiation and discharge; liabilities of parties and holders in due course; defenses. Part 6 Agency and employment: nature and creation of an agency; operation and termination of an agency; employer and employee relationships; employee rights; labour legislation. Part 7 Business organization: introduction to business organization; creation and operation of a partnership; dissolution of a partnership; nature of a corporation; management and dissolution of a corporation. Part 8 Insurance and other risk-bearing devices: principles of insurance; types of insurance; security devices; bankruptcy. Part 9 Real property: nature of real property; transfer of real property; real estate mortgages; landlord and tenant relationships; wills and inheritances.
Responsibility: John D. Ashcroft, Janet E. Ashcroft.


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"This text is an excellent text. We have used Ashcroft in the past and are pleased to be using this edition." Allan L. Sheets, Indiana Business College

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