business law


In general, a warranty is a promise, assurance, or statement made by the warrantor regarding the existence or accuracy of specific facts or the condition, quality, quantity, or nature of a good or property. There are express and implied...

warranty of fitness

A warranty of fitness is a type of warranty that asserts that the goods are suitable for the special purpose of the buyer, and such warranty will not be satisfied by mere fitness for general purposes. While the good may be fit for its...

warranty of merchantability

A warranty of merchantability is a type of warranty that asserts that the goods are reasonably fit for its ordinary and intended purpose for which they are sold.

An implied warranty of merchantability is defined in U.C.C. §...

Watered stock


Stock that is sold with a face value that is much greater then its actual (market) value. While watered stock may appear to be a good value, due to corporation laws, the stock holder may be exposed to liability up to the face value (rather...


A whistleblogger is a whistleblower who uses a web blog or similar internet-based forum to raise concerns about a person or entity’s misconduct or wrongdoing. Among other topics, whistlebloggers may speak about corruption, a violation of the...

White-collar crime


White-collar crime generally encompasses a variety of nonviolent crimes usually committed in commercial situations for financial gain.

The following is an inclusive list of white-collar offenses : antitrust violations, bankruptcy...

Will Contract

Though transfers by will are normally donative, it is possible to use a will to form an obligatory, legally enforceable contract. A will contract is created when a promise is made and supported by consideration to leave property by will to the promisee...

Winding up


The settlement of debts and liquidation of assets, done with the goal of dissolving a partnership or corporation.

See: Dissolution of corporation.

Winding up a corporation


See: Dissolution of corporation.

Withdrawal of a corporation


See: Dissolution of corporation.