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Cengage Advantage Books: Fundamentals of Business Law: Summarized Cases 9th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2010, 2007, 2005
  • 816 Pages

Overview

Brief and affordable, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition focuses on the core business law topics students need to know, including contracts and sales, in an abbreviated, paperback book. The summarized cases integrated throughout the text illustrate key points of law without overwhelming students with unnecessary detail. Intended for the one-term course focused primarily on contracts and sales, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition condenses the latest legal topics--the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, cyberlaw, health-care and financial reform, the housing crisis, and more--for quick comprehension. Learning tools like boxed features, highlighted terms, learning objectives and summaries, self-testing, and review questions make FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: SUMMARIZED CASES, 9th Edition the easy-to-understand alternative to traditional Business Law texts.

Roger LeRoy Miller, Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas

Roger LeRoy Miller, Ph.D. has served on the faculty of several 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.
  • New Mortgage and Foreclosure coverage: This all-new chapter examines the mortgage lending practices that contributed to the latest recession, in addition to summarizing and explaining the legal reforms that followed.
  • Streamlined, Reorganized Coverage: Updates to summarized cases, as well as chapter material on Contracts, E-Contracts, Sales and Lease Contracts make it easier for students to find, learn, and analyze these key issues.
  • Real-World Scenarios: These chapter-opening features in selected chapters are designed to stimulate student interest use a hot legal topic--such as health-care reform, financial reform, and challenges to Sarbanes-Oxley--to introduce chapter objectives.
  • Highlighted and Numbered Case Examples: Integrated throughout the chapter, these succinct examples stand out in the text for quick skimming, and add context to the readings by showing how the court applies legal principles.
  • Helpful Exam Preparation Sections: New "Issue Spotter" sections facilitate comprehension and chapter reviews, while "Before the Test" sections refer students to the text website for interactive quizzes, flashcards, and other handy study tools.
  • Applied Focus: Give students a glimpse of the world outside the classroom with "Management Perspectives" that demonstrate practical uses for their lessons. "What the Courts Say" and "Implications for Managers" sections also highlight the court's impact on businesses, and offer practical guidance for future professionals.
  • More Critical Thinking Elements: Give students opportunities to stretch their analytical muscles with special feature questions in each chapter entitled, "What if the Facts Were Different?" and "For Critical Analysis."
  • Hypothetical Scenario Reviews: These chapter-ending reviews give students practice identifying legal issues and applying concepts from the readings. Sample answers given in the text give them extra help with critical thinking by demonstrating ways to work the problem-solving process.
  • Legal Reasoning Emphasis: Designed to deepen legal reasoning skills, special features entitled, "Unit Case Study with Dissenting Opinion" present excerpts from the court's majority and dissenting opinions, and ask students to weigh in.
  • Ethics Integration: Open the classroom floor for intriguing discussions about professional liabilities and social responsibilities with the text's in-depth coverage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Each chapter also poses "Questions of Ethics and Social Responsibility" to students, leading them to analyze the latest ethical dilemmas faced by well-known businesses.
UNIT I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Legal and Constitutional Environment of Business.
2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution.
3. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
UNIT II: TORTS AND CRIMES.
4. Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
UNIT III: CONTRACTS.
7. Nature and Classification.
8. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts.
9. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality.
10. Defenses to Contract Enforceability.
11. Third Party Rights and Discharge.
12. Breach and Remedies.
UNIT IV: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS.
13. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
14. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
15. Warranties and Product Liability.
UNIT V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
16. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability.
17. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age.
UNIT VI: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS.
18. Security Interests in Property.
19. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy.
20. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
UNIT VII: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS.
21. Agency Relationships.
22. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
UNITE VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
23. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies.
24. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination.
25. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
26. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
UNIT IX: Property and Its Protection.
27. Personal Property and Bailments.
28. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
29. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
UNITE X: Special Topics.
30. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals.
31. International Law in a Global Economy.
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 Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts).
E. Sample Answers for Select Questions with Sample Answers.
F. Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answers.
G. Answers to the Issue Spotters.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ISBN: 9780324827194
Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics

ISBN: 9781285752129
Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9781285428734
The Digital Library offers more than 90 videos and helps your students link their everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, CourseMate, and on http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

FOR STUDENTS

Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

ISBN: 9780324827194
Enron was once the seventh-largest company on the Fortune 500. Yet, in the wake of revelations of accounting irregularities and securities fraud, it became entangled in the greatest business scandal of a generation and was essentially blinked out of existence after declaring bankruptcy. Similar accounting scandals at Global Crossing, Tyco, WorldCom, Adelphia, HealthSouth, and other companies prompted Congress to pass the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in June 2002. This revolutionary act, which embodies the most significant securities law changes since the original federal securities laws of 1933 and 1934, contains provisions that create a new federal agency, restructure the entire accounting industry, reform Wall Street practices, dramatically alter corporate governance practices here and abroad, and attack insider trading and obstruction of justice. A lot has happened since its passage. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has come into being, and the PCAOB and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued countless rules to implement the SOX's many legislative mandates. This short guide focuses not only on what each part and section of the SOX means but also on what businesses need to know now that is has been implemented.

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics

ISBN: 9781285752129
Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.