The Legal Environment of Business / Edition 1

The Legal Environment of Business / Edition 1

by Michael Bixby, Caryn Beck-Dudley, Patrick Cihon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130194921

ISBN-13: 9780130194923

Pub. Date: 07/06/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Our new text, The Legal Environment of Business, emphasizes students acquiring practical knowledge, not just memorizing concepts never to be used again. Our goal is to provide a book that students and professors will enjoy reading — a book that shows the relevancy of the law to current and future businesspeople.

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Overview

Our new text, The Legal Environment of Business, emphasizes students acquiring practical knowledge, not just memorizing concepts never to be used again. Our goal is to provide a book that students and professors will enjoy reading — a book that shows the relevancy of the law to current and future businesspeople.

  • In Consultation


    The book contains ten scenarios based on contemporary legal issues in business, featuring detailed conversations between a manager and the firm's lawyer about the legal problem the business is facing.
  • A Memo From Your Lawyer


    Several times in each chapter the authors give practical advice directly to the students concerning a legal issue examined in the chapter.
  • Practical Exercises


    Each chapter concludes with a situation that calls for students to prepare a written memo in response, using legal terms and concepts explained in the chapter.
  • Social/Ethical Issues


    Every chapter contains boxes asking the students to critically analyze the ethical, social, and public policy implications of certain legal principles and issues discussed in the chapter.
  • Excerpted Cases


    Three or four court cases are excerpted in each chapter that deal with relevant legal issues. These cases have been carefully edited to remove previously undefined legal terminology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130194923
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/06/2000
Pages:
805
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

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 Legal Issues in Business.
7. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

II. LEGAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.

8. Principal-Agent Relationships and Partnerships.
9. Corporations.
10. Securities Law and Protection of Investors.
11. Business Torts and Crimes.

III. COMMON LAW SUBJECTS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY DIMENSIONS.

12. Principles of Contract Law.
13. Warranty and Liability Issues in the Sale of Products.
14. Property: Real, Personal, and Intellectual.
15. Environmental Law and Regulation.

IV. LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING CONSUMERS, COMPETITORS, AND SUPPLIERS.

16. Antitrust Law: The Regulation of Corporate Behavior and Structure.
17. Legal Rights of Consumers, Debtors, and Creditors.
18. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices and Advertising.

V. EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE LEGAL ISSUES.

19. Contemporary Legal Issues in Employment.
20. Equal Employment Opportunity Law: Title VII.
21. Other Statutory Regulationof Employment.
22. Labor-Management Law and Regulation.
Appendix A. The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix B. Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts) Sections 2-205, 207, 312, 313, 314, 315.
Appendix C. Uniform Partnership Act.
Appendix D. Revised Model Business Corporation Act as Amended in 1986 and 1987 (Excerpts).
Appendix E. The Clayton Act, as Amended by the Robinson-Patman Act (Excerpt).
Appendix F. The Sherman Act (Excerpts).
Appendix G. Text of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Appendix H. Text of the National Labor Relations Act (Excerpts).
Glossary.
Subject Index.
Case Index.

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