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Business Law Today, Standard: Text & Summarized Cases 10th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

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  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2006
  • 1248 Pages
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Overview

BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD EDITION provides the legal credibility, authoritativeness, and comprehensiveness of a traditional business law book while also offering strong visual appeal and student friendly features. The text's engaging, high-interest presentation is complemented by the essential detail and information necessary to completely explain business law topics. The book truly offers you and your students the best of both worlds--a credible business law source, which students will be motivated to read. Its magic and the cornerstone of its widespread success is in this ability to appeal to both instructors and students without being mutually exclusive. BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD EDITION also offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package on the market, with something to fit many different instructional or learning styles. This text explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements.

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 Chapter 22, "Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession": This new chapter examines some of the mortgage-lending practices that contributed to the Great Recession and discusses the legal reforms enacted in response to it.
  • Diversity boxes, "Law, Diversity, and Business: Managerial Implications": This feature addresses the implications of diversity issues so that readers can incorporate them into their management philosophy and their management actions both to avoid lawsuits and to create a working environment more conducive to higher productivity. Examples include: Managerial Implications: Marriage Equality and the Constitution (Ch2), Managerial Implications: Derogatory Trademarks (ch. 5), and Managerial Implications: Respecting Cultural Differences in Foreign Markets (ch. 7).
  • Spotlight Cases: These cases are high-interest cases for today's students such as "Spotlight on the Seattle Mariners: Taylor v. Baseball Club of Seattle, LP" (ch. 4) and "Spotlight on Amazon: Basis Technology Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc." (ch. 10).
  • Spotlight Case Problem: Each problem set will include one Spotlight Case Problem that focuses on a case that is of high interest to today's students.
  • Know This: This feature is included in the margin and serves to draw the students' attention to key legal concepts.
  • Debate This: For the tenth edition, each chapter-concluding Reviewing feature ends with a "Debate This" feature, which is a brief statement or question that can be used to spur lively classroom or small group discussions. They can also be used as a written assignment.
  • Learning Objective in the Margins-To help the students tie the content to the Learning Objectives, the Learning Objectives will be referenced in the margin of the text.
  • New Critical Thinking Assignements for Groups-The Critical Thinking and Writing Assignments section now includes Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments that can be assigned to groups of students to complete.
  • Critical Thinking: Critical thinking questions that require the students to think critically about some topic discussed in the chapter conclude the in-text features (including the photo captions). Plus, selected cases include a "What If the Facts Were Different?" section that asks students how the decision might be different if the fact pattern was different. Addtionally, the problem set for each chapter includes two types of "Critical Thinking and Writing Assignments for Business"--"Business Law Writing" and "Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments."
  • Global Perspective: "Beyond Our Border" sections cover a broad array of topics that relate to the international business environment in more depth.
  • Application Rich: The text contains an abundance of applications including "Applications", "Linking", "Application to Today's World", and "Preventing Legal Disputes". Found in approximately half of the chapters, "Applications" offers practical advice on ways to navigate the legal waters of the business environment. Each "Application" concludes with a checklist on how to avoid legal problems. The remaining chapters conclude with the "Linking" feature, which applies business law to other business disciplines. Also, included in many of the chapters, "Landmark in the Law" explores a landmark case, statute, or other law that has had a significant impact on business law. It concludes with a section titled "Application to Today's World" that clarifies for students why the case is important to business today. "Preventing Legal Disputes", which are integrated throughout the text, provide practical guidance for businesspersons on how to avoid legal disputes.
  • Ethical Issues: Integrated throughout the text, Ethical Issues features address ethical dilemmas related to the chapter topic. Included at the end of the chapter, "A Question of Ethics" questions ask students to look at both the legal and ethical issues revolving around hypothetical situations. Also, the ethics chapter is completely revised. While it retains the philosophical schools material, it now focuses more on business.
  • Chapter Review and Case Analysis: Use the chapter concluding "Reviewing ..." feature to help students solidify their understanding of the chapter materials. Also, to help students grasp some of the more difficult legal topics, Concept Summaries are integrated throughout the text. Found at the end of selected chapters, a case analysis assignment asks students to brief cases. End of chapter assignments can also be used for assessing student comprehension.
  • Highlighted and Numbered Case Examples: To provide more case examples to illustrate legal concepts, numbered "Case Examples" are integrated throughout the text along with the numbered hypothetical "Examples".
  • Case Treatment: Summarized cases facilitate understanding. Each case presents the Facts, Issue, Decision, Reason, and Critical Thinking Questions that are designed to show students why the elements in the case are important to them. Selected cases conclude with "Why Is This Case Important to Business?" features to draw attention to how the legal concept impacts business. Highlighted Classic Cases: Special emphasis is given to Classic cases by setting them off with a special heading and logo. They include an "Impact of This Case on Today's Law" section that stresses how important the court's decision has been to the evolution of the law and why it is still relevant to businesspersons. Unit-Ending Case Study: A Unit Case Study with Dissenting Opinion is featured at the end of each text unit, highlighting a recent court case relating to one of the unit's topics. They present the Case Background, Majority Opinion, Dissenting Opinion, and conclude with Questions for Analysis.
Unit I: The Legal Environment of Business.
1. The Legal Environment.
2. Constitutional Law.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
7. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
8. International Law in a Global Economy.
Unit II: Contracts.
9. Nature and Classification.
10. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts.
11. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality.
12. Defenses to Contract Enforceability.
13. Third Party Rights and Discharge.
14. Breach and Remedies.
Unit III: Commercial Transactions.
15. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
16. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
17. Warranties and Product Liability.
18. Negotiable Instruments: Transferability and Liability.
19. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age.
20. Secured Transactions.
21. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy.
22. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
Unit IV: Agency and Employment Law.
23. Agency Relationships in Business.
24. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
25. Employment Discrimination.
Unit V: Business Organizations.
26. Sole Proprietorships and Private Franchises.
27. All Forms of Partnership.
28. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms.
29. Corporate Formation, Merger, and Termination.
30. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
31. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
Unit VI: Government Regulation.
32. Promoting Competition.
33. Consumer and Environmental Law.
34. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals.
Unit VII: Property and Its Protection.
35. Personal Property and Bailments.
36. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
37. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
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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.

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ISBN: 9781285752129
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