This textbook provides
context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with
which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the
vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated
way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their
This work first made its appearance in 1894. It contained many features at that time new to text books on commercial law. The value of these
features as well as the complete adaptability of the work to the class room were
immediately recognized by a majority of commercial teachers and a large use was made of the work in their classes.
deals largely with broad principles of business law, and avoids treatments of
specific cases or rulings. Topics covered includes: Introduction to Law and
Legal Systems, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Courts and
the Legal Process, Constitutional Law and US Commerce, Administrative Law,
Criminal Law, Introduction to Tort Law, Contracts, Products Liability, Consumer
Credit Transactions, Secured Transactions and Suretyship, Mortgages and
Nonconsensual Liens, Bankruptcy, Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination
of Agency, Employment Law, Labor-Management Relations, Hybrid Business Forms,
Partnership Operation and Termination, Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance.
note contains Commercial law includes within its compass such titles as
principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; guarantee;
marine, fire, life, and accident insurance; bills of exchange, negotiable
instruments, contracts and partnership.
This note contains general
policies and some procedures relevant to the work of the United States
Attorneys' offices and to their relations with the legal divisions,
investigative agencies, and other components within the Department of Justice.