This brief paperback book presents a clear and comprehensive treatment of what every person should know about business law. Summarized cases are integrated throughout each chapter to illustrate key legal points in an easy, accessible format.
About the Author
Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the staff of 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 proven author, Miller has published in the INSURANCE COUNSEL JOURNAL, DEFENSE RESEARCH, CALIFORNIA TRIAL LAWYERS JOURNAL, ANTITRUST BULLETIN, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, and CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW. He also has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES--LEGAL, ETHICAL, GLOBAL, AND E-COMMERCE ENVIRONMENT; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES--ETHICAL, REGULATORY, GLOBAL, AND E-COMMERCE ISSUES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago.
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
UNIT 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS 1. Sources of Business Law and the Global Legal Environment 2.Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution 3. Ethics and Social Responsibility UNIT 2: TORTS AND CRIMES 4. Torts and Cyber Torts 5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law 6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes UNIT 3: CONTRACTS 7. Nature and Classification 8. Agreement and Consideration 9. Capacity and Legality 10. Defenses against Contract Enforceability 11. Third Party Rights and Discharge 12. Breach and Remedies 13. E-Contracts UNIT 4: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS 14. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts 15. Title and Risk of Loss 16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts 17. Warranties and Product Liability UNIT 5: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS 18. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability 19. Checks, the Banking System, and E-Money UNIT 6: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS 20. Secured Transactions 21. Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy UNIT 7: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS 22. Agency Relationships 23. Employment Law UNIT 8: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS 24. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies 25. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination 26. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders 27. Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings UNIT 9: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION 28. Personal Property and Bailments 29. Real Property 30. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts UNIT 10: SPECIAL TOPICS 31. Professional Liability APPENDICES