Comprehensive, authoritative, and reader-friendly, BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES—LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT delivers an ideal blend of classic "black letter law" and cutting-edge coverage of contemporary issues and cases. The book's strong reader orientation makes the law accessible, interesting, and relevant, and the cases, content, and features of the Twelfth Edition have been thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in business law. An excellent assortment of included cases ranges from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions, and ethical, global, and corporate themes are integrated throughout. In addition, numerous features and exercises help you master key concepts and apply what you've learned to real-world issues, and the book offers an unmatched range of support resources—including innovative online review tools.
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught intellectual property law, entertainment law, and other subjects. Widely published, his work has appeared 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: LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES: ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND CORPORATE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. He completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.
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.
PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. 5. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part II: TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Intentional Torts and Privacy. 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 9. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. PART III: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 10. Nature and Terminology. 11. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 12. Consideration. 13. Capacity and Legality. 14. Mistakes, Fraud, and Voluntary Consent. 15. The Statute of Frauds—Writing Requirement and Electronic Records. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. Performance and Discharge in Traditional and E-Contracts. 18. Breach of Contract and Remedies. PART IV: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 19. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 20. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 21. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 22. Warranties and Product Liability. 23. International Law in a Global Economy. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 24. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments. 25. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 26. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 27. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. PART VI: CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 28. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 29. Secured Transactions. 30. Bankruptcy Law. 31. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession. PART VII: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 32. Agency Formation and Duties. 33. Agent's Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 34. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 35. Employment Discrimination. PART VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 36. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 37. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. 38. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 39. Corporate Formation and Financing. 40. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 41. Corporate Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 42. Securities Law and Corporate Governance. 43. Law for Small Business. PART IX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 44. Administrative Law. 45. Consumer Law. 46. Environmental Law. 47. Antitrust Law. 48. Professional Liability and Accountability. PART X: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 49. Personal Property and Bailments. 50. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships. 51. Insurance. 52. 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 [Note: This will be the full UCC] D. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Excerpts) E. The Uniform Partnership Act (Excerpts) F. The Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (Excerpts) G. The Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Excerpts) H. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments) I. Sample Answers for End-of-Chapter Questions with Sample Answer