Understanding Business Law, 9th edition
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This ninth edition has been extensively updated and new content includes discussion on statutory interpretation, security interests in property, payment systems, corporate social responsibility, the new 'safe harbour rules for company directors, the upcoming 'Banking Code of Practice'; and more. New cases added include the decisions in:
- Thorne v Kennedy (duress, undue influence and unconscionability)
- Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC (vicarious liability for the wrongful acts of employees)
- Badenach v Calvert and Robinson Helicopter Co Inc v McDermott (causation)
- Homsi v Homsi (negligence and public policy)
- Captain v Wosomo (volenti)
- Mott v Philip (res ipsa loquitur)
- Central Highlands Regional Council v Geju Pty Ltd (negligent misstatement)
- Lee v Abedian (conspiracy)
- Toll Holdings v Stewart (bailees)
- Thompson v Geminder Holdings Pty Ltd and Foote v Barton Property Partnership (No 1) (fixtures)
- Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corp Ltd and Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd (requiring CSPs to block pirate websites)
- Hunter Pacific International Pty Ltd v Martec Pty Ltd (distinctiveness and designs).
Extensive ancillary material is available to aid student learning and provide lecturer support.
Table of contents
1. The Australian Legal Landscape: The Big Picture
2. The Law Up Close
3. Remedies Outside the Court System
4. Contracts: Formation
5. Contracts: Interpretation
6. Contracts: Issues Affecting Consent and Agreement
7. Contracts: Termination and Breach (KW)
8. Sale of Goods
9. Employment Law
10. Introduction to Consumer Law
11. Consumer Protection Law
12. Consumer Credit
13. Competition Law
14. Business Ethics
16. Choosing a Business Form: Non-Corporate Business Arrangements
18. Companies: Creation and Operation
19. Companies: Members, Management and Dissolution
21. Intellectual Property
24. Introduction to Torts
26. Property and Business Torts
27. Debt Recovery and Bankruptcy
28. Negotiable Instruments and Banking
29. Cheques and Plastic Money