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» Texas Titles
Latest received: 2022-2023 Pocket parts. By Dow, David R. Thomson/West. c2005.
This volume, which presents a broad overview of contract law in Texas, provides a thorough introduction to contract law. It discusses differences in Texas contract law and federal contract law. Topics covered include the formation of contracts, illegality, the statute of frauds, contorts, breach, remedies, and discharge of contracts. The author includes a discussion of the possible future evolution of contract law.
KFT 209 T4 V.49
O'Connor's business & commerce code plus
Jones McClure Pub. Latest received: 2022-2023 Edition.
This book is, "a comprehensive guide to Texas business law that includes the Texas version of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and many other statutes governing business transactions, all annotated with relevant case quotations." - publisher's description
KFT 890 T8
Texas practice guide. Business and commercial litigation
Latest received: 2022-23 Editions. By Glidden, Craig B. West Group. c2012-.
A "how to guide for Texas practitioners concerning business and commercial litigation. Includes step-by-step analysis of business and commercial litigation matters, as well as easy to use forms, checklists and practice tips. Contains citations to leading and most recent case law to give you the latest information available. Designed to include the most current forms and checklists you need to expertly handle this area of law. Includes extensive library cross-referencing to forms, digest topics, case law, codes, statutes and other analytical products." - from the publisher
KFT 209 T5 BUS. LIT.
Texas practice guide. Business transactions
Latest received: 2023. By Richard, Molly Buck. West Group. c2001-.
A "how to guide for Texas practitioners concerning business transactions. Provides a strong framework for negotiating business transactions in Texas, including easy to use forms, checklists and practice tips. Contains cites to leading and most recent case law to give you the latest information available. Designed to include the most current forms and checklists you need to expertly handle this area of law. Includes extensive library cross-referencing to forms, digest topics, case law, codes, statutes and other analytical products." - from the publisher
KFT 209 T5 BUS. TRANS.
Texas real estate contracts
By Tamper, Ralph. Dearborn Real Estate Education. 3rd ed., update. c2002.
"At last... a Texas real estate contracts book that actually shows you how to use real estate contracts. Whether you're a seasoned real estate professional or a new licensee, Texas Real Estate Contracts will help you: complete the contracts you use every day, learn the basics of contract law, accurately estimate the 'bottom line' of a real estate transaction for the seller and buyer" - publisher's description
KFT 572 T36
Uniform Commercial Code forms
Latest received: 2022 Pocket parts. By Krahmer, John. Thomson/West. 4th ed. 2007.
This title provides coverage of all the recent major revisions of the Texas Business and Commerce Code including leases, commercial paper, bank deposits and collections, bulk sales, investment securities, and secured transactions. It also provides references to related material by the same publisher.
KFT 170 K73
» Federal/General Titles
Administration of government contracts
By Cibinic, John. George Washington University, National Law Center, Government Contracts Program. 4th ed. c2006.
This text provides expert guidance on all phases of the contract administration process, offering comprehensive coverage and analysis of federal procurement legislation and clarifying complex rules. Topics include: interpreting contract terms accurately; handling differing site conditions; Renegotiating terms to reflect changes; making price adjustments; resolving disputes without litigation; ensuring prompt, full payment; and terminating contracts.
KF 849 C49
Calamari and Perillo on contracts
By Perillo, Joseph M. Thomson/West. 6th ed. c2009.
Expert authors provide a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parole evidence and interpretation, consideration, informal contracts, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. This hornbook also discusses damages, regulations, third-party beneficiaries, statutes, and frauds, the discharge of contracts, and illegal bargains.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KF 801 C26
Civil false claims and qui tam actions
Latest received: Update 2010, no. 2. By Boese, John T. Aspen Publishers. 3rd ed. c2006-.
This treatise provides an comprehensive analysis of the Civil False Claims Statute, from establishing the merits of a whistle-blower claim to determining the amount of the plaintiff's award. It collects, organizes, and interprets controlling case law as well as relevant statutory whistle-blower provisions, rules and regulations that apply to the issues under discussion.
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005034228.html
KF 849 B622
The construction contracts book : How to find common ground in negotiating the 2007 industry form contract documents
American Bar Association. 2nd ed. c2008.
This resource explains the various model forms and agreements promulgated by the Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and ConsensusDOCS, which replaces many of the forms previously issued by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). It provides proposed alternative language for situations where the form contract approach may not provide the best solution as well as a chart comparing the most significant provisions from each of these forms in a side-by-side comparison.
KF 902 C58
Contract drafting : Powerful prose in transactional practice
By Espenschied, Lenn ̌Eidson. American Bar Association. c2010.
This title is a practical guide, organized into fourteen lessons which demonstrate such skills as choosing the most appropriate, consistent, unambiguous wording in order to produce a contract that better protects the client. Lessons include an overview of various stage of the contract process as well as exercises and sample documents which teach the reader how to edit prior documents to be more effective.
KF 807 E84
By Calamari, John D. Thomson/West. 5th ed. c2010.
These outlines are designed to help the reader recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of contracts. They can be used both as a study aid and as a review of the law of contracts. Some of subjects covered include legal capacity, conditions, performance and breach, defenses and contract remedies.
KF 801 Z9 C27
Corbin on contracts
Latest received: Release 22S2, November 2022. By Corbin, Arthur L. Lexis Law Pub. Rev. ed. /. 1993-.
This venerable set, providing an exhaustive analysis of all the rules of contract law, including all exceptions and variations, is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print. It provides an exhaustive exposition of all the working rules of contract law has assisted lawyers for more than half a century.
Note: This item is also available electronically.
KF 801 C6
Farnsworth on contracts
Latest received: 2016-2 Supplement. By Farnsworth, E. Allan. Aspen Publishers. 3rd ed. c2004.
This set illustrates how contemporary contract law has been shaped by both the Restatement (Second) of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code. It includes new cases, new drafting tips, new references, cross-referenced cases and marginal headings. Specific topics include: good faith and fair dealing; pre-contractual liability; agreements to negotiate; sales contracts; constitutional issues; and covenants not to compete.
KF 801 F3
Government contract law : The deskbook for procurement professionals
Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association. 3rd ed. c2007.
A comprehensive, step by step guide through all aspects of federal government contracting and incorporates numerous significant changes in procurement since the previous edition was published, such as the growth of government contractors deployed in the global war on terrorism. The text also explains the purpose and content of the laws and regulations governing federal contracting, process and the procedural requirements, and common pitfalls, from time-wasters to devastating oversights.
KF 849 G58
Government contracts in a nutshell
By Keyes, W. Noel. Thomson/West. 4th ed. c2004.
"Summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, outsourcing/privatization, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition plans, contractor qualifications, contract delivery, and performance. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, options, sealed bidding, and negotiation. Reviews general contracting requirements, intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, modifications, subcontracting, and government contract termination." - publisher's description
Note: A newer edition of this title is available electronically.
KF 850 K49
The law of modern commercial practices
Latest received: June 2017. By Fonseca, Patricia F. West Group. 2nd rev. ed. c1998-.
"This title contains official code text and provides detailed analysis of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Articles 1 through 9. It covers the governing law and principles and includes expert commentary on commercial law practices, encompassing historical development of modern commercial practices, consumer product warranties, and the Magnuson-Moss Federal Warranty Act attached to the law of sales, warranties, barter, merchant law, commercial paper, bank deposits and collections, letters of credit, bulk sales and transfers, warehouse receipts, bills of lading and other documents, investment securities, secured transactions, sales of accounts, and chattel paper. It includes analysis and discussion of terms and techniques involved in commercial law practice." - from the publisher
KF 889 W52
A manual of style for contract drafting
By Adams, Kenneth A. American Bar Association, Business Law Section. Third edition. , ♭2013.
Intended those who draft, review, negotiate, or interpret contracts, this second edition has been entirely redesigned and is much expanded. It covers in greater depth many topics addressed in the first edition, and it discusses many additional topics for the first time. Some topics covered include: understanding of categories of contract language; implications of best efforts, material adverse change, and other contract words and phrases; sources of ambiguity and the clearer alternatives one should use; and rules of general writing that apply to contract drafting.
KF 807 A33
Payment bond manual
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee. 3rd ed. c2006.
This primer of payment bond law covers each of the 50 United States, as well as the territory of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Federal Miller Act payment bonds. Each chapter contains brief descriptions of the statutes and case law relevant to each jurisdiction and is intended to provide a basic understanding of payment bond law for both surety company claims professionals and practitioners. To the extent that the respective jurisdiction has decided case law that highlights or interprets the law of jurisdiction, those case annotations are provided.
KF 850 Z95 P39
The tech contracts handbook : Software licenses and technology services agreements for lawyers and businesspeople
By Tollen, David W. American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law. c2010.
Written in a plain-English style by a seasoned technology and intellectual property attorney, this book is a great tool to help you both write and understand tech contracts. The author goes "clause-by-clause" through software licenses, software contracts, IT services contracts, and contracts that combine both software and services. Some of the issues discussed include open source software, copyright, data security, warranties, indemnities, liabilities, and nondisclosure agreements. Includes sample contracts.
KF 905 C6 T65
A treatise on the law of contracts
Latest received: 2016 Pocket parts. By Lord, Richard A. Lawyers Cooperative Pub. 4th ed. /. 1990-<1997 >.
This set provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of all aspects of contract law. It discusses the law and the reasoning behind it, especially in judicial decisions, including historical underpinnings including common-law roots in English cases, majority and minority views, and current trends. It covers contract formation, agreements, illegal agreements, statute of frauds, interpretations, conditions, excuses for non-performance and more.
KF 801 W5
A treatise on the law of contracts by Samuel Williston : Forms
Latest received: 2017 Pocket parts. By Williston, Samuel. West Group. 4th ed. 2001.
This title illustrates the concepts discussed in the corresponding chapters of the treatise Williston on Contracts and provide guidance for the drafting of agreements and pleading in all areas of contract law. Each form is supported by at least one reference to the discussion of the law in the treatise.
Note: This title is no longer being kept up to date by the library.
KF 801 W53
Williston on sales
Latest received: 2017-18 Supplement. By Nelson, Deborah L. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 5th ed. /. c1994-<c1995 >.
This treatise provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of sales law and focuses on the sections under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governing sales transactions. It covers general principles governing sales transactions, contracts, interpretations, warranty issues, privity, rescission and waiver, parol evidence, statute of frauds, intent of parties, trade usage terms, title, creditors, good faith purchases, and remedies.
KF 915 W5
Working with contracts : What law school doesn't teach you
By Fox, Charles M. Practising Law Institute. 2nd ed. c2008.
"Working with Contracts provides you with the practical legal, business, and technical knowledge you need to grasp the nuts and bolts of transactions and draft customized agreements that meet clients' goals." - publisher's description
KF 801 Z9 F69