The Legal Environment of Business / Edition 4

The Legal Environment of Business / Edition 4

by Michael Bixby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0536544980

ISBN-13: 9780536544988

Pub. Date: 04/22/2008

Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

To succeed in the business world today, a fundamental knowledge of critical legal and regulatory issues is a necessity. In a language easily understood by non-law students, The Legal Environment of Business aims to provide students with both the practical and academic insight into primary legal issues that business people face. The textbook contains coverage

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To succeed in the business world today, a fundamental knowledge of critical legal and regulatory issues is a necessity. In a language easily understood by non-law students, The Legal Environment of Business aims to provide students with both the practical and academic insight into primary legal issues that business people face. The textbook contains coverage of both private and public law topics, exploring how and why these topics change over time. Designed for business students as well as business people who have not taken a law course recently, key topics include business ethics and corporate social responsibility, business torts and crimes, environmental law, judicial and alternative forms of dispute resolution, and employment law.

According to the authors, the book is not intended to create lawyers, but to help business students recognize, address, and avoid legal problems. The sections are designed to maximize the “real world” nature of legal principles presented, giving ample learning-by-doing exercises that have proven to significantly aid retention and understanding of the material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780536544988
Publisher:
Pearson Learning Solutions
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
820
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE GLOBAL, LEGAL, REGULATORY, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 1

1. Introduction to Law 1

2. The Legal System in the United States 23

3. Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution: Going to Court, or Not 57

4. The Constitution and Business 100

5. Administrative Law and Regulation 140

6. International Legal Issues in Business 172

7. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 221

PART 2: LEGAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 255

8. Principal–Agent Relationships and Partnerships 255

9. Corporations and Other Business Entities 289

10. Securities Law and Protection of Investors 331

11. Business Torts and Crimes 357

PART 3: COMMON LAW SUBJECTS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARY DIMENSIONS 396

12. Principles of Contract Law 396

13. Warranty and Liability Issues in the Sale of Products 429

14. Real and Personal Property: Ownership, Transfer, and Land Use Controls 467

15. Environmental Law and Regulation 498

16. Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property 538

PART 4: LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVING CONSUMERS, COMPETITORS, AND SUPPLIERS 586

17. Antitrust Law: The Regulation of Corporate Behavior and Structure 586

18. Legal Rights of Consumers, Debtors, and Creditors 641

19. Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices and Advertising 678

PART 5: EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE LEGAL ISSUES 705

20. Contemporary Legal Issues in Employment 705

21. Equal Employment Opportunity Law:

22. Other Statutory Regulation of Employment 773

23. Labor–Management Law and Regulation 810

Subject Index I1

Case Index I13

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