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Mirande Valbrune

Renee De Assis, Texas Woman's University

Suzanne Cardell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Pub Date: 2019

ISBN 13: 978-1-947172-78-4

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • 1 American Law, Legal Reasoning, and the Legal System
  • 2 Disputes and Dispute Settlement
  • 3 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 4 Business and the United States Constitution
  • 5 Criminal Liability
  • 6 The Tort System
  • 7 Contract Law
  • 8 Sales Contracts
  • 9 Employment and Labor Law
  • 10 Government Regulation
  • 11 Antitrust Law
  • 12 Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
  • 13 International Law
  • 14 Securities Regulation

About the Book

Business Law I Essentials is a brief introductory textbook designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses on Business Law or the Legal Environment of Business. The concepts are presented in a streamlined manner, and cover the key concepts necessary to establish a strong foundation in the subject. The textbook follows a traditional approach to the study of business law. Each chapter contains learning objectives, explanatory narrative and concepts, references for further reading, and end-of-chapter questions.

Business Law I Essentials may need to be supplemented with additional content, cases, or related materials, and is offered as a foundational resource that focuses on the baseline concepts, issues, and approaches.

About the Contributors


Mirande Valbrune

Renee De Assis

Suzanne Cardell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth