This book presents the key principles of contract law in a clear, and straightforward language. It explains basic principles and highlights key cases and statutes. It focuses on those topics favored by examiners, and provides an essential revision aid for all students of contract law.
This Nutshell explains what remedies are and their history. Examines the basic rules for legal and equitable remedies, injunctions, damages, restitution, rescission, reformation, and specific performance. Explains how remedies are used for injuries to realty, personal property and money, personal interests, misrepresentation, mistake, duress, and breach of contract. Also addresses restitution for unenforceable contracts.
'Nutshells' are a series of books designed to present the essentials of law in clear, straightforward language. This book covers commercial law and includes details on agency, sale of goods, supply of goods, international contracts, negotiable instruments, security interests and personal insolvency.
A basic but comprehensive survey of entertainment law, this Nutshell gives a big picture overview of the intellectual property, contract, publicity, estate planning, and First Amendment issues that contribute to the field. Professor Burr also addresses specific legal issues that arise in the film, music, and television industries, including discussion of the rise of reality television. This Nutshell can be assigned as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview.
A Former Principal’s Reality Check on Why Our Public Schools Are Failing
Author: Dr. Vicky Wells
Students in countries such as Finland, South Korea, and Singapore continue to outperform their peers in America. But that hasn’t stopped the United States government from spending more money on education as achievement plummets. Dr. Vicky Wells, a former school principal, explores what’s going on at the federal, state, and local levels so that members of the public can hold bureaucrats accountable. In a series of reality checks, she explains how to • meet the growing crisis head on; • equip students with the necessary skills upon graduation; • make decisions based upon the input of real-life educators; and • ignore politics in order to best serve students. Teachers and parents trust leaders to make decisions based on what’s best for the students. Even so, all too often, decision making seems to be more about politics and quid pro quo—and this does not best serve students, educators, or the community. The educational system continues to decline, and students keep dropping out or graduating without the knowledge they need to succeed. It’s time to stop constantly changing curriculum and start focusing on the real problems confronting teachers and students.
Law by Steve Brandon,Ian Duncanson,Geoffrey Samuel
The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.
Unlike most other books in the field, which slant toward either policyholder or insurer counsel, Stempel on Insurance Contracts takes an even-handed nonpartisan approach, making it useful to attorneys from all sides. Moreover, it's designed for practitioners from all professional backgrounds and insurance experience. Written in clear, jargon-free language, it covers everything from the basic insurance concepts, principles, and structure of insurance policies to today's most complex issues and disputes. The author, Jeffrey W. Stempel, is a well-known authority on the law of insurance coverage. This new Third Edition of Stempel on Insurance Contracts is up to date on every aspect of its subject. This one-stop resource is practice-oriented and packed with practical guidance. After providing information about insurance contracts and issues in general, it focuses on specific types of policies and coverage such as property coverage, excess and umbrella coverage, and reinsurance, plus such vital areas as employment, defective construction, and terrorism claims...D&O liability...ERISA...computer and cyber losses...bad faith litigation...and much more. Plus, you'll find extensive examination of the commercial general liability (CGL) policy, the type of insurance involved in most major coverage cases. Among the most important CGL issues covered in Stempel on Insurance Contracts are: Pollution-related coverage Trigger of coverage Apportionment of insurer and policyholder responsibility Business risk exclusions Coverage under the "personal injury" section of the CGL Coverage under "advertising injury" Nowhere else will you find so much valuable current information, in-depth analysis, sharp insight, authoritative commentary, significant case law, and practical guidance on this critically important area. With its clear explanations and thorough, even-handed coverage, Stempel on Insurance Contracts is unlike any other resource in its field.
Many building projects are the subject of claims – the assertion of a right, usually by the contractor, to an extension of the contract period or an additional payment under the terms of the building contract. Many of these claims are unsound or ill-founded, often because the basic principles are misunderstood. This highly regarded book examines the legal basis of claims for extensions of time and additional payment, and what can and cannot be claimed under the main forms of contract. It includes chapters dealing with direct loss and expense, liquidated damages, extension of time, concurrency problems, acceleration, time at large, common law and contractual claims, global claims, and heads of claim and their substantiation. With the publication of the fifth edition, Building Contract Claims has been thoroughly revised to ensure it is fully up to date with the latest contracts, court judgments and building practice. Changes include: Coverage of over 60 additional relevant court cases Coverage of the 2005 JCT contracts suite Coverage of changes to the NEC contract Coverage of additional contracts such as Constructing Excellence; Measured Term Contract and the ACA PPC2000 contract together with the 2005 relevant JCT sub-contracts Important changes to liquidated damages and to extensions of time, and the giving of notices Appendix 1 has been substantially revised Like its predecessors, the fifth edition of Building Contract Claims will be essential reading for architects, contract administrators, project managers and quantity surveyors, as well as contractors, contracts consultants and construction lawyers.
A mind-tickling romp through the formation, fermentation, and fruition of the author's career as a poet in a country where publishing poetry is “practically illegal,” Lessons from a Desperado Poet boldly injects a poem now and again when it is relevant, just to prove a point!