A Short and Happy Guide to Bankruptcy

Author: Bruce Markell,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634594936

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Page: N.A

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Bankruptcy is a complicated subject that covers a lot of ground. Bankruptcy lawyers can be found on Main Street and Wall Street. This efficient and effective guide to Bankruptcy will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on explaining the key concepts or building blocks that apply in any type of bankruptcy case, and then help you see those concepts in action in cases under the different chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, in proceedings ranging from individual consumer debtors in Chapter 7 or 13 to Fortune 500 Corporations in Chapter 11. To make the learning process more bearable, the authors have also infused the book with humor. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has practiced and taught Bankruptcy for many years. One of them is even a former bankruptcy judge. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing bankruptcy law, procedure, and real-world practice (in an exceedingly attractive manner).

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314282415

Category: Law

Page: 147

View: 6625

This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence

Author: Sydney Beckman

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683289371

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page: 349

View: 2261

A Short & Happy Guide to Evidence takes a challenging subject and breaks it into manageable pieces that are easy to understand and digest. Using practical examples and humor, this book takes you through the most difficult, and most often tested, rules. After reading this book you will finally understand the Hearsay Rule. Flowcharts and graphics will assist the reader in a comprehensive understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and how they interact with each other.

A Short and Happy Guide to Contracts

Author: David G. Epstein,Bruce A. Markell,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277930

Category: Law

Page: 125

View: 8441

This efficient and exceedingly effective guide to Contracts will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on making the key concepts of contract law, and the relationship among those concepts, easier to understand and retain. The authors have also infused the book with humor, believing there is nothing inconsistent between a rigorous academic experience and having a little fun. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has taught Contracts for decades. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing each critical aspect of the contract relationship, including, contract formation (offer and acceptance), enforcement (consideration and defenses), interpretation, performance, breach, and remedies.

A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law

Author: Mark C. Alexander

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314286055

Category: Law

Page: 183

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This efficient book takes the complex subject matter of Constitutional Law and makes it easier to understand and digest. World-renowned Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Alexander carefully explains the key concepts involved in Con Law and also brings it home with straightforward explanations of why you are reading and discussing the cases you are assigned every day. The subject matter runs the gamut from Marbury v. Madison and the structural side of the course to Due Process and Equal Protection. In addition, he provides exam-taking tips, and general words of guidance on how to make it through law school, and beyond, to a rewarding legal career.

Legal Guide to Social Media

Rights and Risks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Author: Kimberly A. Houser

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621533883

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 2809

How should you respond to a request to remove copyrighted materials from a Facebook page? If you create a Twitter handle at work, who owns that handle when you change jobs? Can you be sued for libel if your posts are defamatory? If you’ve ever asked yourself these kinds of questions, this pioneering legal handbook is for you. Despite the enormous growth in social media, scant legal advice is available to help the many people who are posting online. Easy-to-understand, comprehensive, and current, Legal Guide to Social Media provides the latest information on case law and statutes. It covers everything from privacy laws to copyright issues to how to respond to employers’ requests for your social media passwords. This plain English legal companion offers examples of and solutions to the kinds of situations you can expect to encounter when posting online content, whether for personal enjoyment or on behalf of an employer. You’ll learn how to avoid liability for defamation and third-party posts, the legalities of copying and linking to content, how to protect your own content, and much, much more. Whether you’re a marketer, entrepreneur, business owner, new media manager, or simply one of the millions of social media users in the United States, this must-have guide will help you to understand and mitigate the most common legal risks inherent in social media use.

Bankruptcy and Debtor/creditor

Examples and Explanations

Author: Brian A. Blum

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735561842

Category: Law

Page: 598

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To keep pace with the recent major changes in bankruptcy law, noted author Brian Blum presents a completely revised edition of his popular study guide, BANKRUPCTY AND DEBTOR/CREDITOR: Examples & Explanations. This comprehensive paperback is well known for its effectiveness in helping students understand the many rules, principles, and policies of the area. The book earns the loyalty of both students and instructors for its: distinguished authorship from Brian Blum, who has written other successful titles in the Examples & Explanations Series and is a recognized master of the method time-tested examples and explanations that clarify potentially confusing material exceptionally clear and engaging writing organization and coverage that tracks the leading casebooks in Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law problems that allow students to test their understanding of the law The Fourth Edition responds to the 2005 Bankruptcy Act: the Fourth Edition will be updated to reflect changes in bankruptcy law since 2004, and will concentrate particularly on changes made by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. the entire text is revised to correspond to current practice new and updated examples and explanations focus on areas of change new cases illustrate key points BANKRUPTCY AND DEBTOR/CREDITOR LAW: Examples & Explanations, Fourth Edition, provides the extra help students need to master fundamental concepts in this dynamic area. Be sure to recommend this timely and dependable study guide to your next class.

A Short & Happy Guide to Torts

Author: Roger E. Schechter

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314277879

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 6620

In this concise book Professor Schechter, an award-winning teacher and prominent national bar lecturer has balanced brevity and humor with a clear, crisp and thorough review of basic Torts doctrine. His comprehensive survey includes not only thorough coverage of core topics such as negligence and strict products liability, but provides an overview of the economic and dignitary torts, damages issues, and vicarious liability as well. As the series title promises, the author has kept it short, and the book will make students happy.

Stop Foreclosure Now

The Complete Guide to Saving Your Home and Your Credit

Author: Lloyd SEGAL

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814413315

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 7917

We’ve all heard the reports. Americans are losing their homes in record numbers, and the housing crisis seems unlikely to subside anytime soon. Foreclosures affect all kinds of people and all kinds of properties. Many people faced with foreclosure feel helpless and resigned to giving up their homes without even trying to save them. The good news is that with the right advice, homeowners can take control of the situation, avoid foreclosure proceedings, and even protect their credit. Lloyd Segal, mortgage banker, attorney, and real estate investor has spent the last twenty-five years helping homeowners save their houses. In Stop Foreclosure Now, he shows readers how to: develop a plan to delay or stop foreclosure • understand the documents involved • negotiate with their lender • use the courts to stop foreclosure and bankruptcy • arrange to refinance their property • sell their property quickly • use military status to stop foreclosure • understand foreclosure laws in all 50 states Timely and indispensable, this guide will help anyone survive the housing crisis and preserve their most important investment.

Glannon Guide to Secured Transactions

Learning Secured Transactions Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis

Author: Scott J. Burnham

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897546

Category: Law

Page: 398

View: 4412

Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions. Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application. The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom: It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application. Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work. Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

A Daily Companion for Law School, Practice and Life

Author: Paula A. Franzese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314291073

Category: Law

Page: 275

View: 3372

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student is a must-read whenever worry or doubt creep in. In this volume you will find essential wisdom for the study of law and life. Learn from the unprecedented ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year award how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to succeed on exams, how to put your best foot forward in a job interview, how to find teachers to inspire you, what to do in classes that leave you uninspired, how to cope with stress and how to create value in everything you do.

Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606493

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Page: N.A

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This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.

Bankruptcy

Dealing with Financial Failure for Individuals and Businesses

Author: David Epstein,Bruce Markell,Steve Nickles,Lawrence Ponoroff

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628100198

Category: Law

Page: 655

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Together, the four co-authors have taught bankruptcy courses at more than 20 very different law schools; one of them sat as a bankruptcy judge for nine years; and all four have substantial practice experience. Drawing on their diverse experience, they have prepared original text, problems, and edited cases with three goals in mind: (1) introduce students to one new bankruptcy concept at a time, (2) show students the connection among the various concepts and (3) give the students a sense of how these bankruptcy concepts are utilized in both the smallest personal and largest business bankruptcy cases. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Searching for Happiness

How Generosity, Faith, and Other Spiritual Habits Can Lead to a Full Life

Author: Martin Thielen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611646375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 6104

The key to happiness is being rich, successful, and beautiful...right? Martin Thielen, best-selling author of What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?, insists that this is far from the truth. Happiness, Thielen argues, does not come from external factors like getting a job promotion or finally reaching your goal weight. Rather, happiness is an inside job. In brief, easy-to-read chapters, Thielen offers ten traits of happy and fulfilled people. Using psychological research, personal anecdotes, and Scripture, Thielen begins the path to contentment by showing how life circumstances—including income, health, physical appearance, and marital status—only account for about 10 percent of a person's overall life satisfaction. From there, he offers alternatives to the frequent methods we use to make ourselves happy. Instead of aiming to make more money, Thielen contends that expressing gratitude and cultivating optimism are surer paths to joy. Rather than focusing on constant advancement in our careers, let's practice our ability to forgive, to be generous, and to use trials as growth opportunities. These lessons, and much more, help readers who may be dissatisfied in their lives see that authentic contentment is closer than they ever imagined. The book features a guide for group or individual study, which includes questions for reflection and a challenge for each individual to reflect on during the week.

Understanding Property Law

Author: John G. Sprankling

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422498735

Category: Property

Page: 706

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Short and Happy Guide to Business Contracts

Author: Rachel Barnett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781640200722

Category: Contracts

Page: 224

View: 4864

Let's get to the point. We have all signed contracts without really understanding what was written on the paper. However, there is no reason to be intimidated by fancy legal language as anyone can master common terms found in nearly all business contracts. Written by an experienced lawyer, the Short & Happy Guide to Business Contracts explains everyday contract terms and makes them easy to understand. This book is the first of its kind to reveal exactly how practitioners review and mark up contracts from start to finish. Short & Happy does not bore you with legal theory, but rather focuses on understanding how contracts are negotiated in the real world. This guide covers topics including payment terms, limitations of liability, representations and warranties, indemnification, term and termination, confidentiality (NDAs), data security and privacy, as well as many others. Short & Happy contains a simple roadmap to negotiate terms and avoid common pitfalls like an experienced practitioner.

Stuffed and Starved

The Hidden Battle for the World Food System - Revised and Updated

Author: Raj Patel

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612191282

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6613

Completely updated and revised edition of one of the most widely-praised food books of recent years. It’s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight. To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network. It took him from the colossal supermarkets of California to India’s wrecked paddy-fields and Africa’s bankrupt coffee farms, while along the way he ate genetically engineered soy beans and dodged flying objects in the protestor-packed streets of South Korea. What he found was shocking, from the false choices given us by supermarkets to a global epidemic of farmer suicides, and real reasons for famine in Asia and Africa. Yet he also found great cause for hope—in international resistance movements working to create a more democratic, sustainable and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, Patel explains, from seed to store to plate, the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.

Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611387

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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"Dom-bey and Son"...Those three words conveyed the one idea of Mr. Dombey's life. The earth was made for Dombey and Son to trade in, and the sun and moon were made to give them light. The hopes of Mr Dombey for the future of his shipping firm are centred on his delicate son Paul, and Florence, his devoted daughter, is unloved and neglected. When the firm faces ruin, and Dombey's second marriage ends in disaster, only Florence has the strength and humanity to save her father from desolate solitude. This new edition contains Dickens's prefaces, his working plans, and all the original illustrations by 'Phiz'. The text is that of the definitive Clarendon edition. It has been supplemented by a wide-ranging Introduction, highlighting Dickens's engagement with his times, and the touching exploration of family relationships which give the novel added depth and relevance. The Notes and Bibliography have been substantially revised, extended, and updated. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 688

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