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West's Business Law: Extended Case Study Approach (with 2006 Online Research Guide) / Edition 2

West's Business Law: Extended Case Study Approach (with 2006 Online Research Guide) / Edition 2


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Based on the market-leading text, WEST'S BUSINESS LAW, this Extended Case version maintains the same tradition of comprehensiveness and authority, cutting-edge content, and student-friendly presentation. It is a classic blend of black letter law and student accessibility. The primary difference between this and WEST'S BUSINESS LAW is that this text is meets the needs of those who wish to really utilize a "true black-letter-law" case approach in their business law course. This Extended Case version offers excerpted cases, or cases in the language of the court, at the end of each chapter which are longer than those in most other business law texts. The placement of the cases at the end of the chapters also gives instructors, even those who are not interested in a heavy case study approach, greater flexibility regarding the degree of case analysis in their course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324204827
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/09/2005
Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1472
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.63(d)

About the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law. As a professor, he has taught intellectual property law and entertainment law, among other subjects. A widely published and respected author, his work has appeared 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 authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Gaylord A. Jentz was 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 was a 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 was the author or coauthor of six monographs and 56 books and editions, including WEST'S BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, Tenth Edition; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, Seventh Edition; and several versions of BUSINESS LAW TODAY. He also published in several learned journals and was past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz gave advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and taught at five regional and graduate banking schools. He was the recipient of 16 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, and The University of Texas "Civitatis" Award. He was also inducted 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 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 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. 2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution. 3. Courts and Procedures. 4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business. UNIT 2: TORTS AND CRIMES. 5. Torts and Cybertorts. 6. Strict Liability and Product Liability. 7. Intellectual Property. 8. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. UNIT 3: CONTRACTS. 9. Nature and Terminology. 10. Agreement. 11. Consideration. 12. Capacity and Legality. 13. Genuineness of Assent. 14. The Statute of Frauds. 15. Third Party Rights. 16. Performance and Discharge. 17. Breach of Contract and Remedies. 18. E-Contracts. UNIT 4: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS. 19. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts. 20. Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest. 21 Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts. 22. Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts. 23. Sales and Lease Warranties. 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. Secured Transactions. 29. Other Creditors' Remedies and Suretyship. 30. Bankruptcy Law. UNIT 7: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT. 31. Agency Formation and Duties. 32. Liability to Third Parties and Termination. 33. Labor and Employment Law. 34. Employment Discrimination. UNIT 8: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS. 35. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises. 36. Partnerships and Special Business Forms. 37. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. 38. Corporations--Formation and Financing. 39. Corporations--Directors, Officers, and Shareholders. 40. Corporations--Merger, Consolidation, and Termination. 41. Corporations--Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings. 42. Ethics and Business Decision Making. 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. 49. Landlord-Tenant Relationships. UNIT 11: SPECIAL TOPICS. 50. Insurance. 51. Wills, Trusts, and Elder Law. 52. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals. 53. International and Comparative Law. APPENDICES. A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems. B. The Constitution of the United States. C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts). D. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods(Excerpts). E. The Uniform Partnership Act. F. The Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Excerpts). G. The Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act. H. The Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Excerpts). I. The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (Excerpts). J. The Securities Act of 1933 (Excerpts). K. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Excerpts). L. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Excerpts). M. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Excerpts). N. Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 (Excerpts). O. The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (Excerpts). P. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (Excerpts). N. The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999 (Excerpts).

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