Comprehensive, authoritative, and reader-friendly, market-leader BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES delivers an ideal blend of classic "black letter law" and cutting-edge coverage of contemporary issues and cases. Today, BUSINESS LAW, 14E continues to set the standard for excellence. The text offers a strong student orientation that makes the law accessible, interesting, and relevant. The cases, content, and features are thoroughly updated to represent the latest developments in business law. Cases range from precedent-setting landmarks to important recent decisions. Ethical, global, e-commerce, digital, and corporate themes are integrated throughout this edition with new features, such as new Digital Updates that demonstrate how digital progress is affecting the law. Specific text features that students will find particularly helpful include: NUMBERED EXAMPLES and CASE IN POINTS, SAMPLE ANSWERS, NEW STUDENT-FRIENDLY CONCEPT SUMMARY DESIGN, and EXHIBITS.
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About the Author
Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. A widely respected author, he has published 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 leading textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: TEXT AND CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.
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.
Table of Contents
UNIT I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 3. Court Procedures. 4. Business and the Constitution. 5. Business Ethics. Unit One Application and Ethics: "Arbitration, No Class Actions". UNIT II: TORTS AND CRIMES. 6. Tort Law. 7. Strict Liability and Product Liability. 8. Intellectual Property Rights. 9. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy. 10. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. Unit Two Application and Ethics: "The Biggest Data Breach of All Time". UNIT III: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS. 11. Nature and Terminology. 12. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts. 13. Consideration. 14. Capacity and Legality. 15. Mistakes, Fraud, and Voluntary Consent. 16. The Writing Requirement in Our Digital World. 17. Third Party Rights. 18. Performance and Discharge. 19. Breach of Contract and Remedies. Unit Three Application and Ethics: "Fantasy Sports--Legal Gambling?". UNIT IV: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 20. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. Appendix to Chapter 20: An International Sales Contract. 21. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Warranties. 24. International and Space Law. Unit Four Application and Ethics: "Success in Global Commerce". UNIT V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 25. Negotiable Instruments. 26. Transferability and Holder in Due Course. 27. Liability, Defenses, and Discharge. 28. Banking in the Digital Age. Unit Five Application and Ethics: "Virtual Currency --Is It Safe?". UNIT VI: CREDITORS' RIGHTS AND BANKRUPTCY. 29. Creditors' Rights and Remedies. 30. Secured Transactions. 31. Bankruptcy Law. Unit Six Application and Ethics: "Federal Student Loans--Default and Discharge". UNIT VII: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 32. Agency Formation and Duties. 33. Agency Liability and Termination. 34. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law. 35. Employment Discrimination. Unit Seven Application and Ethics: "Health Insurance and Small Business". UNIT VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 36. Small Businesses and Franchises. 37. All Forms of Partnerships. 38. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 39. Corporate Formation and Financing. 40. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 41. Mergers and Takeovers. 42. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. Unit Eight Application and Ethics: "Business Start-Ups Online". UNIT IX: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 43. Administrative Agencies. 44. Consumer Law. 45. Environmental Protection. 46. Antitrust Law. 47. Professional Liability and Accountability. Unit Nine Application and Ethics: "Climate Change". UNIT X: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 48. Personal Property and Bailments. 49. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 50. Insurance. 51. Wills and Trusts. Unit Ten Application and Ethics: "Business Planning for Divorce". Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code. Appendix D: Answers to the Issue Spotters. Appendix E: Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answers.