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CLEP Introductory Business Law

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1. An offer is not viewed as accepted unless the acceptance corresponded exactly with the terms of the offer. Therefore - any response by the offeree that changed the terms of the agreement would be treated as a rejection.

2. It is a duty that a person is already obligated to perform. The promise to perform a pre-existing duty is not a legal detriment. However - a legal detriment will exist if one promises to a performance that is different from the pre-existing duty - o

3. Establishes a minimum wage and policies for overtime and prohibits children under 14 from being hired

4. The other party to the contract with the oblige - and who is signaling her obligation to the assignee.

5. Regulates private pension plans. It creates standards for their plans. It also requires employers to provide adequate funds for their plans - and to appoint an administrator for the plan who has fiduciary responsibility to administer the plan in the

6. Prohibits companies from seeking to bribe foreign official in order to obtain a business advantage in their country

7. This involves filing a registration statement with the SEC - which contains information about the securities to be registered as well as the company that is issuing the security. Included within the registration statement is a prospectus

8. Not discriminating against foreign product - thereby treating all products within their border equally

9. 14th Amendment provides that no state shall deny 'equal protection of the laws'. As interpreted - both 14th and 5th Amendments apply to 'discriminatory laws'.

10. Portions of a registration statement that are certified by an expert such as financial statements or legal opinions. An expert only has liability for the expertized portion

11. A party's damage award will be reduced by any loss he did or could have avoided.

12. The creditor's right to take possession of the property is called foreclosure

13. Seeks to promote market economics and democratic governments

14. Federal courts that hear issues focused on a particular subject - such as federal tax courts and federal bankruptcy courts.

15. Created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act - to insure private benefit plans - and employers must pay premiums to the PBGC to support such insurance.

16. It is when a promisee is doing an act one is not legally obligated to do or not doing an act that one has a legal right to do

17. It is the right to receive notice of any actions that would deprive a person of life - liberty - or property - and allows for the person to have the opportunity to present a case in a fair procedure before a neutral decision-maker. A clause found in

18. Laws designed to ensure that employees who have work-related injuries receive compensation for those injuries without having to engage in litigation. Each state has worker's compensation statute - setting forth a specific level of benefits that emplo

19. Section 24 of the Restatement defines an offer as a 'manifestation of willingness to enter into a bargain - so made as to justify another person in understanding that his assent to that bargain is invited and will conclude it.'

20. Prohibits institutions from discrimination related to credit applications

21. Constitutes conduct that improper or unethical. A tort action of negligence against lawyers for failing to satisfy their professional duty of care owed to their clients.

22. A security interest is perfected by filing a financing statement - which describes the collateral and the creditor's security interests in the collateral. This serves as a notice to third parties. Perfection can also occur by taking possession or con

23. The court reviews the...1) Express words and conduct of the party 2) Course of performance 3) Course of dealing (conduct of parties before the transaction 4) Trade usage

24. Claims that the defendant has against the plaintiff

25. If a performance has already occurred - or a promise has already been made - then it generally cannot serve as the basis for consideration because it cannot be considered to have induced a bargain. Therefore - 'past consideration' is insufficient.

26. Prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy or childbirth

27. Prohibits abusive and unfair debt collection practices - and imposes penalties on debt collector who engage in such practices

28. When the stimulated amount (from the contract in case of breach) is unreasonable - it construed as a penalty and considered unenforceable.

29. Establishes certain rules for the proper resale - including the requirement that such securities must be held for at least one year - and sold through a broker in a transaction that involves a limited percentage of securities.

30. The principle used by courts when both parties are equally guilty of illegality - or when the party seeking restitution is more at fault than the other party

31. A motion claiming that the plaintiff has not established enough evidence to prove her case. The motion can be made by the defendant when the plaintiff has finished completed presenting the case.

32. An independent federal agency established to promote consumer protection and reduce unfair competition among business.

33. When both parties are mistaken - the mistake concerns a basic assumption on which the contract was made that has material impact on performance - and the party seeking to avoid performance has not assumed the risk of the mistake. Contract is voidable

34. Government acts that create an agency - along with establishing it's goals - powers - and the authority to make rules and regulations regarding a specified issue.

35. Created by the Securities Exchange Act (SEC). Oversees the regulation of these federal security laws

36. Agreements among competitors to 'divide the market' by splitting up geographic areas in order eliminate competition in those areas (a horizontal agreement)

37. An affirmative misrepresentation - a failure to make statements necessary for other statements not to be misleading - or an omission when there is a duty to disclose.

38. Obtaining consumer's private financial information under false pretenses

39. They represent losses that result from other transactions that are dependent upon the breached contract

40. Prohibits securities fraud. Liability will be held when misstatement/omission - materiality - connection with a securities transaction - reliance - causation - and damages are proven.

41. When there is no bargained-for exchange - because there is no exchange.

42. Acceptance is effective when the offeree sends it - no matter the type of communication. However - a revocation becomes valid when the offeree receives it. Again - if the offeree changes his mind - and sends two different messages - whichever reaches

43. It is an action to avoid unjust enrichment.

44. A pre-trial motion when the pleadings are vague or ambiguous.

45. Where social security benefits are funded by taxes levied on both employers and employees. Employers pay half of the benefits and the employers pay the other half.

46. When an adult has a mental disability and thereby can disaffirm a contract and contract with him is voidable. Any bargained-for exchange must be returned or there must be restitution.

47. Grants employees the right to bargain as a group and to establish - join - or assist labor organizations or unions. It requires the employers to bargain directly with the employees' representative. It establishes guidelines for the kinds of activitie

48. One party made a mistake - the mistake concerns a basic assumption on which the contract was made that has a material impact on performance - the party seeking to avoid performance has not assumed the risk of the mistake - and equities favor avoidanc

49. A distinct mark or symbol that identifies a business and its products

50. When the creditor initiates the proceedings.