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Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD EDITION is the ideal guide to the law and what it means in the business world—from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but your life—from the economic crisis and its impact on business law to identity theft and immigration law.

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The content of this book is great. I have reviewed many Business Law textbooks and this one is by far the best. It is very readable and gets the necessary information across in a way that makes you forget you are reading a textbook. - Victor C. Parker, Jr., North Georgia College & State University

Miller and Jentz do an admirable job of explaining legal concepts in an understandable manner. Side notes allow a quick refresher of the text-based explanation. And the emphasis on vocabulary (both in margin notes, key terms and glossary, is critical to allowing students to learn to speak the language of law. - William J. Russell, Northwest Nazarene University

It is current and has interesting practical tips on how to avoid future problems. Also, the real cases are useful so that students can see that the legal principles and concepts are REAL LIFE. - Ruth R. O'Keefe, Jacksonville University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324654554
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition description: 8
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1376
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.70 (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

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 and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law. 7. Cyber Crime 8. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT TWO: CONTRACTS. 9. Nature and Classification. 10. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 11. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality. 12. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 13. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 14. Breach and Remedies. UNIT THREE: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS. 15. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 17. Warranties and Product Liability. 18. Negotiable Instruments: Transferability and Liability. 19. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. 20. Security Interests in Personal Property. 21. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. 22. International Law in a Global Economy. UNIT FOUR: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW. 23. Agency Relationships in Business. 24. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 25. Employment Discrimination. UNIT FIVE: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 26. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises. 27. All Forms of Partnership. 28. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 29. Corporate Formation, Merger, and Termination. 30. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 31. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. UNIT SIX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 32. Promoting Competition. 33. Consumer and Environmental Law. 34. Liability of Accountants and other Professionals. UNIT SEVEN: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 35. Personal Property and Bailments. 36. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 37. Insurance, 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 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments). E. Sample Answers for End-of- Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answer. F. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.

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