Business Law Today: Comprehensive / Edition 9

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Overview

BUSINESS LAW TODAY: COMPREHENSIVE combines an engaging, reader-friendly style and exceptional visual appeal to immerse readers in the excitement of cutting-edge business law. In addition to a wide selection of intriguing new cases and thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field, this version of the book includes chapters on the legal environment and material for readers taking the CPA exam. The book also explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538452809
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 1224
  • Sales rank: 799,733
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Gaylord A. Jentz was the Herbert D. Kelleher Emeritus Centennial Professor in Business Law at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jentz was a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines, the Southern Business Law Association, Phi Kappa Phi (UT Chapter), and the Texas Association of College Teachers. He was the author or coauthor of six monographs and 56 books and editions, including WEST'S BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, Tenth Edition; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, Seventh Edition; and several versions of BUSINESS LAW TODAY. He also published in several learned journals and was past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz gave advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and taught at five regional and graduate banking schools. He was the recipient of 16 teaching, academic, and service excellence awards, including the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Distinguished Scholastic Contributions Award, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Faculty Excellence Award, the Western States School of Banking Leadership Award, the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Banking Education, and The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award. He was also inducted into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame."

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law. 7. Cyber Crime. 8. Ethics and Business Decision Making. PART II: CONTRACTS. 9. Nature and Classification. 10. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 11. Consideration. 12. Capacity and Legality. 13. Voluntary Consent. 14. The Statute of Frauds—Writing Requirement. 15. Performance and Discharge. 16. Breach and Remedies. 17. Third Party Rights. PART III: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 18. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 19. Title and Risk of Loss 20. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Warranties and Product Liability. 22. Negotiable Instruments: Transferability and Liability. 23. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. 24. Security Interests in Personal Property. 25. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship. 26. Bankruptcy. 27. International Law in a Global Economy. Part IV: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 28. Agency Relationships in Business. 29. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 30. Employment Discrimination. PART V: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 31. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 32. All Forms of Partnerships. 33. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 34. Corporate Formation and Financing. 35. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 36. Corporate Acquisitions, Takeovers, and Termination. 37. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. PART VI: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 38. Administrative Law. 39. Promoting Competition. 40. Consumer Law. 41. Environmental Law. 42. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. PART VII: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 43. Personal Property and Bailments. 44. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 45. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. Appendices.

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