Securities in a Nutshell

Author: Thomas Lee Hazen,David L. Ratner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314172433


Page: 353

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Investment Adviser Regulation in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey J. Haas,Steven R. Howard (J.D.)

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314172655

Category: Law

Page: 558

View: 9050

This book is designed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of investment adviser regulation as set forth primarily in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder. In particular, it is targeted towards investment advisers and their chief compliance officers. However, those associated with mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) funds will likely find it useful as well.

Privacy Law in a Nutshell

Author: John T. Soma,Stephen D. Rynerson,Erica Kitaev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780314289421

Category: Law

Page: 410

View: 9650

The Privacy Nutshell briefly reviews the historical roots of privacy, and then examines each of these U.S. privacy statutes and regulations. Virtually all governments and businesses face privacy considerations as technology continues to evolve. Legal issues related to privacy are exploding on the U.S. legal scene. The EU has a long history of a strong regulatory privacy regime. The U. S., however, follows a sectoral approach to privacy, whereby Congress responds to each privacy "crisis" with a new statute and set of regulations. This sectoral approach has resulted in a unique series of privacy rules for different areas of society. The Privacy Nutshell is an excellent introductory guide to the legal privacy world.

Securities Litigation and Enforcement in a Nutshell

Author: Donna Nagy,Gerald Russello,Margaret Sachs

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314287694


Page: 545

View: 1822

The new Securities Litigation and Enforcement Nutshell focuses on an area of law that burgeoned more than a decade ago after the accounting and corporate governance scandals at Enron, WorldCom, and other large companies and then continued to expand with the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and the JOBS Act of 2012. The Nutshell examines private, SEC, and criminal enforcement of the federal securities laws, with an emphasis on the elements that establish securities fraud, and the doctrinal and practical issues that typically emerge in prosecuting or defending such claims. Because it focuses exclusively on securities litigation and enforcement, this Nutshell fills a gap in currently available materials and will be an essential resource not only for law students but also for attorneys (particularly those in large national law firms).

The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell

Author: Robert W. Hamilton,Richard D. Freer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314904577

Category: Law

Page: 442

View: 5563

Completely revised and updated, conversational in tone, it features illustrative hypotheticals. Comprehensive but concise, with organization following the life-cycle of the corporation -- from formation through dissolution. Addresses the theory of the firm and the nuts-and-bolts of corporate law, including special issues raised in closely-held and public corporations. Up-to-date discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley and federal securities law provide broad background. Even sociology majors need not fear the discussion of financial concepts, which are set up with helpful examples.

Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell

Author: David Epstein

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634606493


Page: N.A

View: 6814

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.

Copyright Law in a Nutshell

Author: Mary LaFrance

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634603041


Page: 524

View: 5679

This product offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. Coverage ranges from the fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement to the highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings, the safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers, and the anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.

Employment Law in a Nutshell

Author: Robert Covington,Joseph Seiner

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607636


Page: 643

View: 8038

This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector.

Commercial Law in a Nutshell

Author: Ewan MacIntyre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780421797406

Category: Commercial law

Page: 158

View: 7296

'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.

Energy Law in a Nutshell

Author: Joseph Tomain

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634607117


Page: 658

View: 516

This title addresses the component parts of the energy fuel cycle, as well as the market and government policies that oversee it. This Nutshell describes in detail the country's traditional energy policy and also discusses the current challenges that confront it. Chapters cover the individual natural resources used to produce energy and the book concludes with the development of a clean energy policy for the future.

Construction Law in a Nutshell

Author: Donald Campbell

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101072

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 234

View: 9586

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the major legal issues that arise in the course of a construction project. The structure of the book first focuses on the major participants on a project and the relationships and interests of each of participant. It then shifts to chapters on recurring themes in construction law such as the economic loss rule, calculation of damages, and defective construction. While making the concepts accessible for any reader, the book provides a logical structure for those teaching construction law to use as either the primary or supplemental reading for the course.

Examples & Explanations for Securities Regulation

Author: Alan R. Palmiter

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454888679

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 2491

A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

Water Law in a Nutshell, 5th

Author: David H. Getches,Sandra Beth Zellmer,Adell L. Amos

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314280695

Category: Water

Page: 559

View: 9533

The new edition adds dozens of recent decisions and key statutory changes. Virtually every principal case in the leading casebooks is cited or discussed, making it an excellent aid for students in any water law course. The revised book deals with changes in evolving areas like groundwater-surface water conflicts, public recreational uses, instream flow protection, federal water development, takings claims, and public interest concerns.

Corporate Finance in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey Haas

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314289636


Page: 682

View: 2142

This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in "plain-English," you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.

Banking and Financial Institutions Law in a Nutshell

Author: William Anthony Lovett

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: 9780314153739

Category: Law

Page: 482

View: 9101

Authoritative coverage provides a foundation for understanding recent developments in banking and financial institutions. Text covers subjects such as increased competition, deregulation, bank and thrift failures, large-scale bailout, and restructuring efforts.

Insurance Law in a Nutshell

Author: John F. Dobbyn,Christopher French

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634599191


Page: 571

View: 1394

Insurance Law in a Nutshell is a clear, concise and comprehensive discussion of the fundamentals of insurance law. It covers various lines of insurance such as Auto, Commercial General Liability, Health, Life, and Property. It also covers topics such as bad faith, claims submission/handling, duty to defend and settle, insurable interest, insurer defenses, loss valuation, regulation of insurers, reinsurance, risk transfer, subrogation, surety bonds, and waiver and estoppel. This new edition also has new sections that cover the rules of insurance policy interpretation; other lines of liability insurance such Cyber, Directors and Officers Liability (D&O), Errors and Omissions (E&O or Professional Liability), Employers Liability (EPL), Environmental Impairment (EIL), Flood, and Terrorism; the key issues of "trigger," "number of occurrences" and "allocation" in long-tail liability claims; "personal or advertising" liability coverage; the "business risk" and "owned property" exclusions; the "duty of utmost good faith" and the "follow the fortunes" doctrine under reinsurance treaties; guaranty funds; and "surplus line" insurers.