Business Law and the Legal Environment

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ACCT224, ACCT321, ACCT324, LEGAL404, MNMGT201, MNMGT304.

This paper overviews the sources of New Zealand business law and obligations that arise under this law, and critically examines the importance of key aspects of: the Legal System and Treaty of Waitangi; Jurisdiction; Business forms; Directors duties; Agency; Contracts and On-line Contracts; Consumer Law - Fair Trading Act 1996 and Consumer Guarantees Act 1993; Torts: negligence, defamation, invasion of privacy, negligent misstatement and passing off; Intellectual Property: copyright, trademarks and patents; privacy; employment law and issues in e-commerce.

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