Acclaimed for its clarity and student focus, this text is written from the perspective and in the language of business. Students will learn not only how law and regulation affect business but also how to avoid legal trouble in the real world.
PART I. THE GLOBAL LEGAL, REGULATORY, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. The Legal System in the United States. 3. Litigation--Going to Court. 4. The Constitution and Business. 5. Administrative Law and Regulation. 6. International Law. 7. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. PART II. LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 8. Principal-Agent Relationships and Partnerships. 9. Corporations. 10. Securities Law and Protection of Investors. 11. Business Torts and Crimes. 12. Principles of Contract Law. 13. Warranty and Liability Issues in the Sale of Products. 14. Property; Personal, Real, and Intellectual. 15. Environmental Law and Regulation. PART III. LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING CONSUMERS, COMPETITORS AND SUPPLIERS. 16. Principles of Antitrust Law. 17. Legal Rights of Consumers, Debtors, and Creditors. 18. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices and Advertising. PART IV. EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE LEGAL ISSUES. 19. Contemporary Legal Issues in Employment. 20. Labor-Management Law and Regulation. 21. Employment Discrimination.