West's Legal Environment of Business (with Online Business Guide) / Edition 6

West's Legal Environment of Business (with Online Business Guide) / Edition 6

by Frank B. Cross
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West's Legal Environment of Business (with Online Business Guide) / Edition 6

WEST'S LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS is the #1 text for this course—setting the standard by delivering comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge coverage in an interesting and accessible format. Its recipe for success includes the same "black letter law" flavor as its #1 Business Law counterpart, West's Business Law, but with a more specific focus on current topics like ethics, government regulation, and administrative law. Updated and expanded teaching materials, including the new West's Legal Environment NOW online assignment administration tool, keep this text unmatched in its ability to support the key objectives of the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900324303918
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/12/2006
Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 900
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law and a professor 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. Widely published, his works have appeared in 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. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals and written several books. 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.

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.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: THE FOUNDATIONS. 1. Business and Its Legal Environment. 2. The Court System. 3. Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution. 4. Ethics and Business Decision Making. UNIT 2: THE PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. 5. Constitutional Law. 6. Administrative Law. 7. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes. 8. International Law. UNIT 3: THE COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 9. Contract Formation. 10. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies. 11. Sales, Leases, and E-Contracts. 12. Torts and CyberTorts. 13. Strict Liability and Product Liability. 14. Intellectual Property. 15. Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy. UNIT 4: THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 16. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Franchises. 17. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships. 18. Corporations. UNIT 5: THE EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT. 19. Agency. 20. Employment Relationships. 21. Employment Discrimination. 22. Labor Law. UNIT 6: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT. 23. Consumer Protection. 24. Environmental Law. 25. Land-Use Control and Real Property. 26. Antitrust and Monopoly. 27. Antitrust and Restraint of Trade. 28. Securities Law and Corporate Governance. Appendices.

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