Business Law Today: Comprehensive (with Online Legal Research Guide) / Edition 7

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Overview

Immersing students in the excitement of intriguing new cases and the latest developments in the field, the Seventh Edition of this successful textbook brings real-world energy to the study of business law-without sacrificing the legal credibility and comprehensive coverage that instructors want in a textbook. Students respond to each chapter's visually engaging, carefully-crafted learning tools, which illustrate how law is applied to real-world business problems-and how landmark cases, statutes, and other laws are having a significant impact on the way businesses operate in the United States and globally.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324303926
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/18/2006
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Comprehensive Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1464
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller, PhD is a legal specialist and author of numerous books on topics such as business law and the legal environment, criminal justice, the war on drugs, the economics of crime and criminal behavior, and related topics.

Dr. Jentz is 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 has been 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 is the author or co-author of six monographs and fifty-six books and editions, including West's Business Law: Text & Cases, tenth edition (2006), West's Business Law Alternate Edition, tenth edition (2007), Fundamentals of Business Law, seventh edition (2007), and two versions of Business Law Today, seventh edition (2008), plus the Comprehensive Edition (2007). He has also published in learned journals and is past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz has given advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and previously taught over the years at five regional and graduate banking schools. Dr. Jentz is the recipient of sixteen 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, The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award, and the induction into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame."

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Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: 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. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. 7. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT TWO: CONTRACTS. 8. Nature and Classification. 9. Agreement. 10. Consideration. 11. Capacity and Legality. 12. Genuineness of Assent. 13. The Statute of Frauds. 14. Performance and Discharge. 15. Breach and Remedies. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. E-Contracts. UNIT THREE: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 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. UNIT FOUR: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 22. Negotiability and Transferability. 23. Rights and Liabilities of Parties. 24. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money. UNIT FIVE: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 25. Secured Transactions. 26. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship. 27. Bankruptcy. UNIT SIX: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 28. Agency Relationships in Business. 29. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 30. Partnerships. 31. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 32. Corporate Formation and Financing. 33. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 34. Corporate Acquisitions, Takeovers, and Termination. 35. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. UNIT SEVEN: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 36. Administrative Law. 37. Antitrust Law. 38. Consumer Law. 39. Environmental Law. 40. Employment and Labor Law. 41. Employment Discrimination. 42. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. UNIT EIGHT: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 43. Personal Property and Bailments. 44. Real Property. 45. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. UNIT NINE: THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 46. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems [this appendix will also be on the Web site]. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). Appendix D: The Uniform Partnership Act. Appendix E: The Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Excerpts). Appendix F: The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (Excerpts). Appendix G: The Restatement (Second) of Torts (Excerpts). Appendix H: The Restatement (Third) of Torts (Excerpts). Appendix I: The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 (Excerpts). Appendix J: The Securities Act of 1933 (Excerpts). Appendix K: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts). Appendix L: The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Excerpts). Appendix M: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Excerpts). Appendix N: The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Excerpts). Appendix O: The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (Excerpts). Appendix P: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Interpretations).

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