This popular text combines a traditional case focus with clear and concise coverage of a wide range of up-to-date topics. Cases are edited, with over 40% new to this edition. The new "JurisPrudence?" feature highlights humorous or odd cases and legal events related to the subject at hand. Internet resources and citations have been incorporated as most chapters conclude with an optional Internet research assignment. New chapters include: Alternative Dispute Resolution (Ch. 4), Property (Ch. 9), Debtor/Creditor Relations (Ch. 12), and Business Torts (Ch. 8). The case-holding section has been eliminated from each case, and the number of end-of-chapter case questions has been doubled.