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Business Law Today / Edition 8

Business Law Today / Edition 8

by Roger LeRoy Miller, Gaylord A. Jentz


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Immersing students in the excitement of intriguing new cases and the latest developments in the field, the Seventh Edition of this successful textbook brings real-world energy to the study of business law-without sacrificing the legal credibility and comprehensive coverage that instructors want in a textbook. Students respond to each chapter's visually engaging, carefully-crafted learning tools, which illustrate how law is applied to real-world business problems-and how landmark cases, statutes, and other laws are having a significant impact on the way businesses operate in the United States and globally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324595741
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/02/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1408
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

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."

Table of Contents

Part I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. The Legal Environment. 2. Constitutional Law. 3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 4. Torts and Cyber Torts. 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law. 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime. 7. Ethics and Business Decision Making. Part II: CONTRACTS. 8. Nature and Classification. 9. Agreement. 10. Consideration. 11. Capacity and Legality. 12. Genuineness of Assent. 13. The Statute of Frauds. 14. Performance and Discharge. 15. Breach and Remedies. 16. Third Party Rights. 17. E-Contracts and E-Signatures. Part III: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 18. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 19. Title and Risk of Loss. 20. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 21. Warranties and Product Liability. Part IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 22. Negotiability and Transferability. 23. Rights and Liabilities of Parties. 24. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age. Part V: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS. 25. Security Interests in Personal Property. 26. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship. 27. Bankruptcy. Part VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 28. Agency Relationships in Business. 29. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises. 30. Partnerships. 31. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms. 32. Corporate Formation and Financing. 33. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 34. Corporate Acquisitions, Takeovers, and Termination. 35. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance. Part VII: GOVERNMENT REGULATION. 36. Administrative Law. 37. Antitrust Law. 38. Consumer Law. 39. Environmental Law. 40. Employment, Labor, and Immigration Law. 41. Employment Discrimination. 42. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. Part VIII: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION. 43. Personal Property and Bailments. 44. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law. 45. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts. Part IX: THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 46. International Law in a Global Economy. Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States. Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). Appendix D: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments). Appendix E: Sample Answers for End-of-Chapter Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answers.

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