American Business Law
A Civil Law Perspective

By Laura Carlson
May 2004
Iustus Forlag
ISBN: 9176785572
293 pages, 5 " x 8 "
$99.50 Paper Original

This book is written to give lawyers trained in civil law a basic overview of the American legal systems, as well as of certain fundamental areas of the law. The systems discussed in

Part I include the common law, the separation of power as well as the checks and balances between the different state institutions, federalism, as well as civil and criminal procedure.

Part II explores property (including intellectual property), contracts (including sales and CISG), torts and the law of business enterprises.

The extensive agency law and power existing at both the federal and state levels is addressed in Part III, specifically in the areas of employment and labor law, consumer law, environmental law, antitrust and securities law. The concluding chapter addresses the role of lawyers in the American legal systems.

Business Law

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