The Legal Environment of Business / Edition 11

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THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS provides a detailed practical introduction to the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of the professional non-lawyer. Unlike other books it does not get bogged down in the complexities of the law, but tries to focus, in a very straightforward manner, on the core legal concepts most essential for business managers to know. Rather than conveying the material in the dry, serious manner of many other legal environment books, the text uses a reader-friendly style and frequent points of humor and levity to make it much easier for the key ideas to come across.

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"As for a specific aspect of the book that particularly appeals to me, this would have to be the affable writing style that fills every chapter. The book is absolutely "reader friendly," the best that I have found among the legal environment competitors."- Jack E. Karns, East Carolina University

"I fully intend to propose the 11th edition for the Business Law courses here. I've been using Prof. Meiners' textbook for my entire teaching career, occasionally reviewing others, but coming back to this one. For our students, this has been close to ideal."- John King, Concorida University—Texas

This text on the legal and regulatory environment of business presents the legal environment from the perspective of the professional non- lawyer. The text features many classic and recent cases, with background information and case decisions. Other learning features include international perspectives, discussion of cyberlaw, boxes on unusual cases, and articles from major business publications. This eighth edition contains new and revised material on employment relationships, employment law, and dispute resolution. Meiners is affiliated with the University of Texas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538473996
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/24/2011
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 202,137
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Meiners is the Goolsby Distinguished Professor in the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches Legal Environment of Business.

Al Ringleb is Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for International Studies, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.

Frances L. Edwards is an associate professor of legal studies in the College of Business and Behavioral Studies at Clemson University.

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Table of Contents

PART I: ELEMENTS OF LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS. 1. Today's Business Environment: Law and Ethics. 2. The Court Systems. 3. Trials and Resolving Disputes. 4. The Constitution: Focus on Application to Business. 5. Criminal Law and Business. PART II: ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS LAW. 6. Elements of Torts. 7. Business Torts and Product Liability. 8. Real and Personal Property. 9. Intellectual Property. 10. Contracts. 11. Domestic and International Sales. 12. Negotiable Instruments. 13. Business Organizations. 14. Agency and the Employment Relationship. PART III: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 15. The Regulatory Process. 16. Employment and Labor Regulations. 17. Employment Discrimination. 18. Environmental Law. 19. Consumer Protection. 20. Antitrust Law. 21. Securities Regulation. 22. The International Legal Environment of Business. Appendices.

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