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Author: Gordon W Brown
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon W Brown
ISBN: 0130155985 9780130155986
OCLC Number: 52374841
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 479 pages : illustrations, map, forms ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1. Terms used in criminal law --
1. Crimes, accomplices, and defenses --
2. Larceny and embezzlement --
3. Crimes against the person --
4. Homicide --
5. Burglary, arson, receipt of stolen goods, and forgery --
6. Crimes against morality and drug abuse --
Part 2. Terms used in law of torts --
7. Torts and tortfeasors --
8. Intentional torts --
9. Negligence and product liability --
Part 3. Terms used in law of contracts --
10. Formation of contracts --
11. Contract requirements --
12. Third parties and discharge of contracts --
Part 4. Terms used in law of personal property and agency --
13. Personal property and bailments --
14. Intellectual property --
15. Law of agency --
Part 5. Terms used in practice and procedure --
16. Beginning a court action 17. Service of process and attachments --
18. Defensive pleadings --
19. Methods of discovery --
20. Pretrial hearing and jury trial --
21. Steps in a trial --
Part 6. Terms used in law of wills and estates --
22. Wills, testaments, and advance directives --
23. Revocation, lapses, and ademption --
24. Principal clauses in a will --
25. Disinheritance and intestacy --
26. Personal representative of the estate --
27. Settling an estate --
28. Trusts --
Part 7. Terms used in law of real property --
29. Estates in real property --
30. Co-ownership and multi-ownership of real property --
31. Acquiring title to real property --
32. Deeds --
33. Mortgages --
34. Recording system --
35. Airspace and water rights --
36. Easements, restrictions, and zoning regulations --
37. Landlord and tenant --
Part 8. Terms used in family law --
38. Marriage, divorce, and dissolution of marriage --
39. Divorce procedure --
Part 9. Terms used in law of negotiable instruments --
40. Negotiable instruments --
Part 10. Terms used in business organization and bankruptcy --
41. Business organization --
42. The law of bankruptcy.
Responsibility: Gordon W. Brown.

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