Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission in the United States See: Federal Trade Commission 2 Origins This American Commission was created by Act of the U.S. Congress, approved Sept. 26 1914, for the prevention of unfair methods of competition in commerce. It is composed of five […]

Construction

Construction in United States Construction Definition

(Lat. construere, to put together). In practice. Determining the meaning and application as to the case in question of the provisions of a constitution, statute, will, or other instrument, or of an oral agreement. Drawing […]

Economic Regulation

Economic Regulation in the United States Introduction According to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, in the field of economic policy, the composite constitutional powers of American governments federal, state, and local are extremely broad. Granted that governments may not […]

Interstate Commerce

Interstate Commerce in the United States The phrase “interstate commerce,” as used in the United States, denotes commerce between the citizens of different states of the Union. The words “interstate” and “intrastate” are not found in the constitution nor, until comparatively recently, in […]

Fraud

Fraud in United States Fraud Definition

The unlawful obtaining of another's property by design, but without criminal intent, and with the assent of the owner obtained by artifice or misrepresentation. Any cunning deception or artifice used to circumvent, cheat, or deceive another. […]

Adviser

Adviser (Letters of Credit) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of adviser. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Letters of Credit is provided. Finally, the subject of Commercial Law in relation with adviser is examined. Note that a list of cross […]

North American Free Trade Agreement

North American Free Trade Agreement in the United States Introduction to the North American Free Trade Agreement The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed between the Government of the United States of America, the Government of Canada, and the Government of the United Mexican […]

Notice to Claimants

Notice to Claimants (Bulk Sales) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of notice to claimants. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Bulk Sales is provided. Finally, the subject of Commercial Law in relation with notice to claimants is examined. Note that a […]

Issuer Duties

Issuer Duties (Investment Securities) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of issuer duties. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Investment Securities is provided. Finally, the subject of Commercial Law in relation with issuer duties is examined. Note that […]

Voidable Contract

Void and Voidable Contracts Formation of Contracts: Void and Voidable Contracts Legality of object The law may prohibit the doing of certain things, or certain acts may be contrary to public policy. If an agreement has an object which is thus contrary to law or public policy, an enforceable contract cannot result. The contract can … Read more

General Provisions

General Provisions in the United States General Provisions in Federal Practice and Procedure This section provides comprehensive coverage of the main aspects of general provisions in relation to federal procedure, including an analysis of the rules as interpreted and applied by the federal […]

Confirmer

Confirmer (Letters of Credit) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of confirmer. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Letters of Credit is provided. Finally, the subject of Commercial Law in relation with confirmer is examined. Note that a list of cross […]

Negotiable Instruments

Negotiable Instruments in the United States Negotiable Instruments and the State Laws Select from the list of U.S. States below for state-specific information on Negotiable Instruments: Negotiable Instruments in the Subject Index of the Alabama Portal Negotiable Instruments in the Subject […]

Bulk Sales

Bulk Sales (Commercial Law) This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of bulk sales. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Commercial Lawin relation to bulk sales is provided. Note that a list of bibliography resources and other aids appears at the end of this entry.