Comprehensive, authoritative, and student-friendly, longtime market-leader BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES delivers an ideal blend of classic "black letter law" and cutting-edge coverage of contemporary issues and cases. BUSINESS LAW continues to set the standard for excellence. The text offers a strong student orientation, making the law accessible, interesting, and relevant. The cases, content, and features of the thirteenth edition have been thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in business law. Cases range from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions. Ethical, global, and corporate themes are integrated throughout. In addition, numerous critical-thinking exercises challenge students to apply knowledge to real-world issues. It is no wonder that BUSINESS LAW is used by more colleges and universities than any other business law text.
Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.
Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. He has written several books as well as pieces for the YALE LAW JOURNAL, COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, TEXAS LAW REVIEW, VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW, CORNELL LAW REVIEW, GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, NORTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW, and UCLA LAW REVIEW. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Unit 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Business and the Constitution. 5. Business Ethics. Unit 2: TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Torts. 7. Strict Liability and Product Liability. 8. Intellectual Property Rights. 9. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy. 10. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. Unit 3: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 11. Nature and Terminology. 12. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 13. Consideration. 14. Capacity and Legality. 15. Mistakes, Fraud, and Voluntary Consent. 16. The Writing Requirement and Electronic Records. 17. Third Party Rights. 18. Performance and Discharge in Traditional and E-Contracts. 19. Breach of Contract and Remedies. Unit 4: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 20. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Warranties. 24. International Law in a Global Economy. Unit 5: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 25. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments. 26. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 27. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 28. Banking in the Digital Age. Unit 6: CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 29. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 30. Secured Transactions. 31. Bankruptcy Law. Unit 7: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 32. Agency Formation and Duties. 33. Agency Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 34. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 35. Employment Discrimination and Diversity. Unit 8: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 36. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 37. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. 38. Other Organizational Forms for Small Businesses. 39. Corporate Formation and Financing. 40. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 41. Mergers and Takeovers. 42. Securities Law and Corporate Governance. Unit 9: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 43. Administrative Agencies. 44. Consumer Law. 45. Environmental Law. 46. Antitrust Law. 47. Professional Liability and Accountability. Unit 10: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 48. Personal Property and Bailments. 49. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 50. Insurance. 51. Wills and Trusts. Appendices: A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code. D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. E. Answers to the Issue Spotters. F. Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer.