The Legal Environment Today: Business In Its Ethical, Regulatory, E-Commerce, and Global Setting / Edition 7

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Overview


Know the law of businesses with THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY: BUSINESS IN ITS ETHICAL, REGULATORY, E-COMMERCE, AND GLOBAL SETTING, 7th Edition! Based on content required by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the text strengthens the critical reasoning skills you need to interpret and apply laws, while exposing you to the most talked about business topics of our day. Coverage includes cyber law, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, corporate responsibility, the housing crisis, financial and credit card reforms, health-care laws, and much more. Packed with hands-on learning features, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY: BUSINESS IN ITS ETHICAL, REGULATORY, E-COMMERCE, AND GLOBAL SETTING, 7th Edition helps you analyze and resolve legal issues on your own with full cases and excerpts from 2010 and 2011 decisions, exam preparation tools, hypothetical situations and exercises, ethical discussions, and international considerations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111530617
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 87,329
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (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.

Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. He has written several books as well as pieces for the YALE LAW JOURNAL, COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, TEXAS LAW REVIEW, VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW, CORNELL LAW REVIEW, GEORGETOWN LAW JOURNAL, NORTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW, and UCLA LAW REVIEW. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Table of Contents


Unit 1: THE FOUNDATIONS. 1. Business and Its Legal Environment. 2. Ethics and Business Decision Making. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. 5. Torts and Cyber Torts. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. 7. International Law in a Global Economy. Unit 2: THE COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 9. Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts. 10. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies. 11. Sales, Leases, and Product Liability. 12. Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy. 13. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession. Unit 3: BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT. 14. Small Business Organizations. 15. Corporations. 16. Agency. 17. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 18. Employment Discrimination. Unit 4: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 19. Powers and Functions of Administrative Agencies. 20. Consumer Protection. 21. Protecting the Environment. 22. Land-Use Control and Real Property. 23. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition. 24. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance. Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Article 2). Appendix D: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments). Appendix E: Sample Answers for Selected Questions with Sample Answer. Appendix F: Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answer. Appendix G: Answers to Issue Spotters.
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