Contemporay Business Law, 8th UK ed.

By: Henry Cheeseman
October 2015
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292016399
848 Pages
$125.00 Paper Original



For one- or two-semester undergraduate courses in Business Law

Take students beyond rote memorization and into true understanding of the concepts and their implications.

This motivating, up-to-date text presents business law, ethics, and the legal environment in a way that intrigues students, spurs them to ask questions, and takes them beyond rote memorization as they learn the issues and concepts. With its emphasis on covering online law and e-commerce as key parts of the legal environment—as well as today’s social, ethical, and international issues that are important to the study of business law—it’s the ideal text for your one- or two-semester undergraduate course in Business Law.

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  • Tailor the material to your specific course with the Custom Database option.
  • Draw students into the material with a rich selection of cases.
  • Address issues critical to the field of business law today.


Part I Legal, Ethical, and Digital Environment
1. Legal Heritage and the Digital Age
2. Constitutional Law for Business and E-Commerce
3. Courts and Jurisdiction
4. Judicial, Alternative, Administrative, and E-Dispute Resolution
5. Intentional Torts and Negligence
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes
7. Intellectual Property and Cyber Piracy
8. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business

Part II Contracts and E-Commerce
9. Nature of Traditional and E-Contracts
10. Agreement and Consideration
11. Capacity and Legality
12. Genuineness of Assent and Statute of Frauds
13. Third-Party Rights and Discharge
14. Breach of Contract and Remedies
15. Digital Law and E-Commerce

Part III Sales and Lease Contracts and Product Liability

16. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
17. Title to Goods and Risk of Loss
18. Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
19. Warranties and Product Liability

Part IV Negotiable Instruments, Banking, and Electronic Financial Transactions
20. Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments
21. Holder in Due Course and Liability of Parties
22. Banking System and Electronic Financial Transactions

Part V Credit, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy

23. Credit, Real Property Financing, and Secured Transactions
24. Bankruptcy and Reorganization

Part VI Business Organizations, Corporate Governance, and Investor Protection
25. Agency Law
26. Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Partnerships
27. Corporate Formation and Financing
28. Corporate Governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
29. Corporate Acquisitions and Multinational Corporations
30. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships
31. Franchise and Special Forms of Business
32. Investor Protection, E-Securities, and Wall Street Reform

Part VII Government Regulation and Employment Law

33. Antitrust Law and Unfair Trade Practices
34. Consumer Safety and Environmental Protection
35. Labor, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
36. Equal Opportunity in Employment

Part VIII Property, Insurance, and Estates
37. Personal Property, Bailment, and Insurance
38. Real Property, Landlord-Tenant Law, and Land Use Regulation
39. Family Law, Wills, and Trusts

Part IX Accounting Profession

40. Accountants’ Duties and Liability

Part X Global Environment
41. International and World Trade Law

A The Constitution of the United States of America

Case Index
Subject Index