Business Law and the Regulation of Business / Edition 11

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Praised by students for its accurate and straightforward coverage of the law, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS illustrates how legal concepts can be applied to common business situations. This book's comprehensive, yet succinct approach provides the depth of coverage ideal for business success and CPA exam preparation without the technical jargon. Choose Mann/Roberts' BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, 11TH EDITION for the business law presentation you can trust, understand and retain for long-term business success.

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New edition of a text that provides broad coverage of business law and the legal environment. Mann and Roberts (both of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the U. of North Carolina) present ten chapters that include many case studies, managerial and consumer insights, practical advice, and ethical and critical thinking questions. Topics cover an introduction to law and ethics, the legal environment of business, contracts, sales, negotiable instruments, agency, business associations, debtor and creditor relations, regulation of business, and property. New to this edition is a cyberlaw chapter and references to web sites containing primary legal materials and other relevant material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133587576
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 1344
  • Sales rank: 229,904
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Mann received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is professor of Business Law emeritus at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. Professor Mann is a member of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar (inactive). Professor Mann has written extensively on a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. He has received the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL'S award both for the best article and for the best comment and has, in addition, served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a coauthor of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS (Eleventh Edition), SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW (Sixteenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

Barry S. Roberts received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh. Professor Roberts is currently professor of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of Who's Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive). He has written numerous articles on such topics as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law, and business associations. Professor Roberts has been a reviewer and staff editor for the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL. He is a coauthor of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS (Eleventh Edition), SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW (Sixteenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ETHICS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics. PART II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 3. Civil Dispute Resolution. 4. Constitutional Law. 5. Administrative Law. 6. Criminal Law. 7. Intentional Torts. 8. Negligence and Strict Liability. PART III: CONTRACTS. 9. Introduction to Contracts. 10. Mutual Assent. 11. Conduct Invalidating Assent. 12. Consideration. 13. Illegal Bargains. 14. Contractual Capacity. 15. Contracts in Writing. 16. Third Parties to Contracts. 17. Performance, Breach, and Discharge. 18. Contract Remedies. PART IV: SALES. 19. Introduction to Sales and Leases. 20. Performance. 21. Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss. 22. Product Liability: Warranties and Strict Liability. 23. Sales Remedies. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 24. Form and Content. 25. Transfer and Holder in Due Course. 26. Liability of Parties. 27. Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers. PART VI: AGENCY. 28. Relationship of Principal and Agent. 29. Relationship with Third Parties. PART VII: BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS. 30. Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnerships. 31. Operation and Dissolution of General Partnerships. 32. Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. 33. Nature and Formation of Corporations. 34. Financial Structure of Corporations. 35. Management Structure of Corporations. 36. Fundamental Changes of Corporations. PART VIII: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR RELATIONS. 37. Secured Transactions and Suretyship. 38. Bankruptcy. PART IX: REGULATION OF BUSINESS. 39. Securities Regulation. 40. Intellectual Property. 41. Employment Law. 42. Antitrust. 43. Accountants' Legal Liability. 44. Consumer Protection. 45. Environmental Law. 46. International Business Law. PART X: PROPERTY. 47. Introduction to Property, Property Insurance, Bailments, and Documents of Title. 48. Interests in Real Property. 49. Transfer and Control of Real Property. 50. Trusts and Wills. APPENDICES. Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America. Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code (Selected Provisions). Appendix C: Uniform Partnership Act. Appendix D: Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Selected Provisions) Appendix E: Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Selected Provisions). Appendix F: Dictionary of Legal Terms.

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