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A market leader used by more colleges and universities than any other business law text, West's Business Law continues to set the standard for making classic black letter law accessible, interesting, and relevant to business students. This Tenth Edition refines and builds upon traditions established when the book was first introduced: authoritative content blended with cutting-edge coverage of contemporary topics and cases and an unmatched selection of innovative, high-quality support materials.
Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago and 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. He has also published widely, with work featured in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. In addition, Miller has authored or coauthored 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.
Dr. Jentz is the Herbert D. Kelleher Emeritus Centennial Professor in Business Law at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jentz has been past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines, the Southern Business Law Association, Phi Kappa Phi (UT Chapter), and the Texas Association of College Teachers. He is the author or co-author of six monographs and fifty-six books and editions, including West's Business Law: Text & Cases, tenth edition (2006), West's Business Law Alternate Edition, tenth edition (2007), Fundamentals of Business Law, seventh edition (2007), and two versions of Business Law Today, seventh edition (2008), plus the Comprehensive Edition (2007). He has also published in learned journals and is past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz has given advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and previously taught over the years at five regional and graduate banking schools. Dr. Jentz is the recipient of sixteen teaching, academic, and service excellence awards, including the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Distinguished Scholastic Contributions Award, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Faculty Excellence Award, the Western States School of Banking Leadership Award, the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Banking Education, The University of Texas Civitatis" Award, and the induction into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame."
Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law and a professor 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. Widely published, his works have appeared in 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. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals and written several books. 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.
UNIT 1. THE LEGAL ENIVRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. 5. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT 2. TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Intentional Torts. 7. Negligence and Strict Liability. 8. Intellectual Property. 9. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. UNIT 3. CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 10. Nature and Terminology. 11. Agreement. 12. Consideration. 13. Capacity and Legality. 14. Genuineness of Assent. 15. The Statute of Frauds. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. Performance and Discharge. 18. Breach of Contract and Remedies. 19. E-Contracts. UNIT 4. DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 20. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Warranties and Product Liability. UNIT 5. NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 24. The Function and Creation of Negotiable Instruments. 25. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 26. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 27. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money. UNIT 6. CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 28. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 29. Secured Transactions. 30. Bankruptcy Law. UNIT 7. AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 31. Agency Formation and Duties. 32. Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 33. Employment and Labor Law. 34. Employment Discrimination. UNIT 8. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 35. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 36. Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. 37. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 38. Corporations-Formation and Financing. 39. Corporations-Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 40. Corporations-Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 41. Corporations-Securities Law and Corporate Governance. 41. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. 42. Law for Small Business. UNIT 9. GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 43. Administrative Law. 44. Consumer Law. 45. Environmental Law. 46. Antitrust Law. UNIT 10. PROPERTY. 47. Personal Property and Bailments. 48. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Relationships. UNIT 11. SPECIAL TOPICS. 49. Insurance. 50. Wills, Trusts, and Elder Law. 51. Professional Liability and Accountability. 52. International Law. Appendices.