Author: Amy Kastely, Deborah Waire Post, Deborah Zalesne, Nancy Ota
Revised and updated to 2015, the fifth edition of Contracting Law continues the clear explanations of contract doctrine, engaging cases, and thought-provoking cultural and historical materials that have made this casebook a favorite of students and professors. Students and faculty appreciate the fact that no separate statutory supplement is necessary. Selected provisions from the Restatement Second of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code are included in the casebook as appendices. The revised Student Workbook (purchased separately) is updated to complement the fifth edition with flow charts, vocabulary lists, problems and structured exercises to help students understand legal doctrines, case briefing, and synthesis. Students can use the workbook independently or exercises can be used in class discussions. The fifth edition augments the cultural material with notes and questions showing the social contexts for specific contract doctrines. Many sections are shortened and reorganized for ease of use in 3-, 4-, or 5-credit courses, while UCC coverage is maintained for those courses designed to include sales law.
Author: Larry A. Dimatteo
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
International Contracting. Law and Practice, in its fourth revised and expanded edition, describes the new and ever-changing concepts and procedures that continue to redefine the searching, drafting, and execution of international contracts. For well over a decade this prized guide has served practitioners handling the legal ramifications of international contracting projects. More profoundly, it takes fully into account the hugely increasing volume of international trade, its ongoing expansion into more and more countries worldwide, and the concomitant need for businesspersons and transactional lawyers to be aware of the numerous recent international conventions and supranational responses to facilitate trade. All the invaluable features of earlier editions are still here, including analysis of key contract issues unique to various types of contracting, common contract clauses (such as choice of law and dispute resolution clauses), contract checklists, insights gleaned from actual cases and arbitral proceedings, and clear explanation of the principles of good contract drafting. The major relevant international conventions, model laws, pertinent national laws, legal guides, and other documents and instruments are all covered, with primary texts provided in appendices. What s in this book: Among the numerous issues and topics that arise are the following: incorporation of standard terms; difficulties of multiple language contracts; lex mercatoria; liability based upon preliminary agreements; issues of termination; regulation of Internet sales; role of model or uniform laws; sale of services; national law restrictions on the cross-border sale of services; intellectual property transfer and licensing agreements; franchising and joint ventures; electronic contracting; and confidentiality, nondisclosure agreements, and covenants not to compete. This book presents detailed negotiating strategies, sample contract clauses, drafting tips, contract checklists, and case studies and provides easy access to the myriad of issues and solutions related to the drafting of international contracts. How this will help you: This one-volume book balances law and practice by providing practical advice for carrying out successful international business transactions, as well as surveying substantive national, regional, and international laws. More than merely an accessible reference that can be used as a framework tool in the negotiating and drafting of international contracts, this volume offers expert insights regarding the reasonableness of many contract clauses and the likelihood of their enforcement in a foreign jurisdiction. Since knowledge of the nuances of international transactional law cannot be overstated, this book is not only valuable but also necessary. As an adroit combination of up-to-date theoretical underpinning and eminently practical guidance, it will continue to serve practitioners well in this latest edition. "
Author: Khurram Dara
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
If you've ever read a news story about radical Islam, you've probably seen "sharia law" mentioned. But for something that is becoming increasingly prevalent in political rhetoric, it's hard to believe how little most people actually know about Islamic law. In this concise and instructive book, Khurram Dara explains not only the history and origins of Islamic law but also the interesting role it has played in the politics of the Middle East and Middle America. Challenging the conventional wisdom that Islamic law is rigid and permanent, Dara argues that the political and cultural realities of its formation suggest otherwise and should change how Islamic law is thought of and discussed in both the East and the West. Combining religious history with legal analysis, Contracting Fear explains Islamic law in the context of the global political climate today.
Author: Franz von Benda-Beckmann, Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
Demonstrating how users of law, who often operate in multi-sited situations, are forced to deal with increasingly complex legal circumstances, this volume focuses on political and social processes through which people appropriate, use and create legal forms in multiple legal settings. It provides new insights into social and political processes through which transnational law is locally appropriated by different actors and presents empirical studies of confrontation, adaptation, vernacularization and hybridization of law due to its transplantation across the borders of national states. The contributors offer insights into modern dynamics of legal change, challenging assumptions about increasing homogeneity in law, with a keen eye for the historical situations in which current legal changes stand.
Author: Dr Ingo Baumann, Prof Dr Lesley Jane Smith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Recent significant developments in the European space sector have had an impact on European commercial space law. This book is an up-to-date guide to the regulatory background of space projects and examines the typical legal problems which need to be solved by practitioners in the field. Taking into account public and commercial international law and practice, this book examines substantive issues of law specific to launchers, satellite manufacturers and space service providers with contributions from leading experts and practitioners in the field of European space law and policy.
Author: Dean Foreman
Dean Foreman's 28 Laws of Contracting Law #1 - Avoid the Fantasy Land of Wishful Thinking · Law #2 - Use Discovery to Control the Options · Law #3 - The Customer is Not Always Right · Law #4 - Good or Bad, the Customer Is the "Chairman of the Board" · Law #5 - If It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It's a Duck · Law #6 - Some Projects Are Better Left to the Next Guy · Law #7 - The Contractor is the "Captain" · Law #8 - Architects are Only Designers · Law #9 - Planning is Not Just Scheduling · Law #10 - Don't "Rig Your Ship" for the Wrong Voyage · Law #11 - Draw a Line in the Sand · Law #12 - Estimating Is Almost as Important as Scheduling · Law #13 - The Pen Is Mightier than the Sword · Law #14 - Use the Contract as a Rifle, Not a Shotgun · Law #15 - If the Contractor Wins, the Customer Wins · Law #16 - Anything You Give Away for Free Is Valued as Worthless · Law #17 - Only Profitable Jobs Have Happy Customers · Law #18 - Scheduling Is Almost as Important as Estimating · Law #19 - Scheduling can Make the Biggest Dummy Look Smart · Law #20 - You Can't Pour Concrete Before Setting Forms · Law #21 - Time Is of the Essence · Law #22 - Nobody Can Tell the "Captain" How to Sail the Ship · Law #23 - Customers Are Responsible for Ripple Effects · Law #24 - Subcontractors Are Like Three-Legged Stools · Law #25 - A "Wronged" Subcontractor Is an Infection · Law #26 - The Subcontractor's File Cabinet is the Truck Floor · Law #27 - Money is the Project Scorecard · Law #28 - Never Show a Chink in Your Armor
Author: Shakeel Bhatti, Santiago Carrizosa, Tomme Young, Patrick McGuire
The designation of geographical entities in this book, and the presentation of the material, do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN or the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Author: M. Brent Leonhard
Publisher: American Bar Association
As American Indian Nations continue to grow and thrive in the twenty first century many have engaged in significant expansion of their business practices. Unfortunately, there are few resources to assist a practitioner in forming successful tribal contracts despite the fact that many tribal governments enter into hundreds of contracts a year. This book strives to provide such a resource. The book provides a general background that every practitioner should be aware of when either engaging in business transactions with tribes or providing representation to tribes when they contract with outside entities. It covers various areas of federal Indian law that have a significant impact on these relationships, and chapters written to give a practitioner an understanding of basic principles of tribal economies, contract drafting, and federal contract law. Also included are several sample contracts designed for tribes, including a professional services contract, a general consulting contract, and a master agreement.
Author: Scott A. Stanberry
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Federal contracting . . . easy? With the fourth edition of Federal Contracting Made Easy, it is! Whether or not you consider federal contracting easy, it is certainly easier with this guide. Used successfully by thousands of contractors and feds, this book offers practical, hands-on, no-nonsense advice. Now in its fourth edition, Federal Contracting Made Easy lays out the entire federal contracting process in a readable and easy-to-understand style. This book covers how government procurement works, what you can do to cut though the red tape to speed your way to winning a contract, who the key players are, and tips for overcoming obstacles. New in this edition: • Discussion of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) • Updates on women-owned small business • New status of service-disabled veteran-owned small business • Expanded list of relevant websites and resources • Introduction to the new System for Award Management (SAM) Whether you are about to enter the competitive world of federal contracting or have been bidding for contracts for years and are now looking for updated information and ideas, this is the book you need. The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts for goods and services every year. This book will help you win a piece of that business.
Author: Rachel Burnett
Publisher: CRC Press
Outsourcing has increased and developed immensely in scope, sophistication and ambition over the last twenty years - and continues to evolve. Information technology outsourcing is potentially highly complex and risk-laden, especially for the fast growing areas of business process and transformational outsourcing, and where whole departments or business areas are outsourced. Decisions taken by the customer at the outset have long term ramifications: they need to ensure that the processes are flexible enough to deal with change, maintain necessary levels of security, avoid abandoning management of key resources and prevent costs spiralling out of control. It is essential to have a good contract to meet such challenges. All these issues and others, such as intellectual property arrangements, the complexities of transferring staff, property and other assets, tendering procedures and performance monitoring, must not be ignored and are addressed in the second edition of Rachel Burnett's successful Outsourcing IT. Whether you are a supplier or a customer, it is vital to have a properly negotiated formal contract if you are entering into an outsourcing arrangement. A good contract needs careful planning and this book provides a comprehensive guide to the whole process. Well-planned and well-structured outsourcing arrangements, by well-informed and well-advised customers, are far more likely to work for both customer and supplier alike and Outsourcing IT - The Legal Aspects: Planning, Contracting, Managing and the Law is the perfect place to start.
Author: Contractor's Exam Secrets, Mometrix Media
Contractor's General Building and Law & Business Exam Secrets helps you ace the Contractor's General Building and Law & Business Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Contractor's General Building and Law & Business Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Contractor's General Building and Law & Business Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Contractor's Test Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive General Building Exam review including: Site Work, Legal History, Physical Characteristics, Soil Development, Load Distribution, Building Construction, Building Foundations, Framing Construction, Ceiling & Floors, Doors & Windows, Roof Construction, Types of Construction, Lighting, Drainage Systems, Fire Protection, Security Systems, Typical Home Construction, New Technology; Comprehensive Law & Business Exam review including: Basic Accounting, Business Organizations, Construction Math, Construction Related Legislation, Contracts & Agreements, Cost Formulas, Drawings & Specifications, Field Administration & Inspection, IBC Sprinkler Requirements, Insurance & Taxes, Mediation/Arbitration, Medical Services and First Aid, OSHA Requirements, and much more...
Author: Larry A. DiMatteo
The approach offered in this book is to review some of the key contract issues unique to various types of contracting, such as sale of goods, licensing, intellectual property transfer, and the hiring of foreign agents and representatives. This work also attempts to analyze contract clauses and principles common to most international contracting scenarios. A number of contract clauses, such as the choice of law and the dispute resolution clauses, have become universally accepted. Along these same lines, the principles of good contract drafting are applicable to all types of international contracting. Thus, this is a book in fundamentals and not for one practicing in a narrow, highly specialized area of international business law; it is intended for the generalist, both legal and non-legal. It is for anyone interested in some of the more common legal aspects of international business contracting.