Fundamentals of Business Law: Summarized Cases / Edition 9

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Brief and affordable, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition zeroes in on the core business law topics you need to know, including contracts and sales, in an abbreviated, paperback book. The summarized cases integrated throughout illustrate key points of law without overwhelming you with unnecessary detail. Ideal for wanting needing guidance with contracts and sales, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition condenses the latest legal topics--the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, cyberlaw, health-care and financial reform, the housing crisis, and more--for quick comprehension. Helpful learning tools like boxed features, highlighted terms, learning objectives and summaries, self-testing, and review questions make FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition the easy-to-understand alternative to traditional Business Law books!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111530624
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 112,036
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (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 I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal and Constitutional Environment of Business. 2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution. 3. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT II: TORTS AND CRIMES. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. UNIT III: CONTRACTS. 7. Nature and Classification. 8. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 9. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality. 10. Defenses to Contract Enforceability. 11. Third Party Rights and Discharge. 12. Breach and Remedies. UNIT IV: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 13. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 14. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 15. Warranties and Product Liability. UNIT V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 16. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability. 17. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. UNIT VI: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 18. Security Interests in Property. 19. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy. 20. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession. UNIT VII: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS. 21. Agency Relationships. 22. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. UNITE VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 23. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies. 24. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination. 25. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 26. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. UNIT IX: Property and Its Protection. 27. Personal Property and Bailments. 28. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 29. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. UNITE X: Special Topics. 30. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. 31. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendices: A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts). E. Sample Answers for Select Questions with Sample Answers. F. Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answers. G. Answers to the Issue Spotters.
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