Commentary and Cases on the Law of Business Organizations

Commentary and Cases on the Law of Business Organizations

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Commentary and Cases on the Law of Business Organizations by William T. Allen, Reinier H. Kraakman

Making the economic concepts that underlie corporate law doctrine understandable and accessible to students takes exceptional teaching and writing skills - such as those possessed by William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman.

In Commentary and Cases on The Law of Business, this outstanding author team brings clarity and insight to the course, using economic analysis as a tool for understanding business structures and transactions.

This new teaching tool is carefully crafted to engage student interest:

  • co-author William Allen's experience as former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery adds a real-world perspective
  • clear and concise introductions and transitional text provide context and meaning
  • an excellent selection of cases includes classics such as Kamin v. American Express Co. (exploring the business judgment rule), Walkovszky v. Carlton (limiting shareholder liability for corporate torts), and important recent cases, such as In re Caremark (dealing with the board's responsibility to monitor for wrongdoing) and Paramount Communications Inc. v. QVC Network, Inc. (addressing the board's duty to obtain the highest value for shareholders in a sale of control transaction)
  • the economic analysis perspective serves as a coherent theme for the course and offers a useful analytic tool for evaluating business models
  • historical coverage is clear and concise, targeted to what professors want to teach
  • examples, hypotheticals, and diagrams illustrate the conceptual and theoretical models

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780735533844
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Publication date: 04/01/2003
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 670
    Product dimensions: 7.16(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.15(d)

    Table of Contents

    • Introduction to the Law of Enterprise Organization
    • Acting Through Others: The Law of Agency
    • The Problem of Joint Ownership: The Law of Partnership
    • Introduction to the Corporate Form
    • Debt, Equity, and Economic Value
    • The Protection of Creditors
    • Normal Governance: The Voting System
    • Normal Governance: The Duty of Care
    • Conflict Transactions: The Duty of Loyalty
    • Shareholder Lawsuits
    • Fundamental Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Transactions in Control
    • Public Contests for Corporate Control
    • Trading in the Corporations Securities

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