Request for consultation

Thanks for your request. You’ll soon be chatting with a consultant to get the answers you need.
{{formPostErrorMessage.message}} [{{formPostErrorMessage.code}}]
First Name is required. 'First Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'First Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid First Name
Last Name is required. 'Last Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'Last Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Last Name
Institution is required.
Discipline is required.
Why are you contacting us today? is required. 'Why are you contacting us today?' must contain at least 0 characters 'Why are you contacting us today?' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Why are you contacting us today?

Business Law and the Regulation of Business 11th Edition

Richard A. Mann, Barry S. Roberts

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011, 2008, 2005
  • 1344 Pages
Starting At 100.00 See pricing and ISBN options

Overview

Accurate and up-to-date, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS provides students with a straightforward look at the statutory and case law that affects business. This authoritative, black letter text covers the material concisely while providing sufficient depth to ensure easy comprehension by today's students, who can then use what they have learned as a source for sound business decision-making. Cases are excerpted and integrated into the chapters, with both landmark and recent cases included to best illustrate the legal principles discussed. BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, now in its eleventh edition, features one or two new cases in almost every chapter. Mann and Roberts cover all topics found on the CPA exam, making their text an excellent resource for test preparation.

Richard A. Mann, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Richard A. Mann, J.D. received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is professor of Business Law emeritus at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. Professor Mann is a member of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar (inactive). He has written extensively, covering a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. Professor Mann has received the American Business Law Journal’s award both for the best article and for the best comment and, in addition, has served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a co-author of SMITH & ROBERSON’S BUSINESS LAW, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

Barry S. Roberts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Barry S. Roberts, J.D., LL.M., received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh. Professor Roberts is professor emeritus of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of Who’s Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive). He has written numerous articles on such topics as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law, and business associations. Professor Roberts has been a reviewer and staff editor for the American Business Law Journal. He is a co-author of SMITH & ROBERSON’S BUSINESS LAW, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.
  • NEW! A new feature has been added to the end-of-chapter content. "Taking Sides" takes case content and presents both sides of the case issue so that students have the opportunity to fully apply legal concepts learned in the course.
  • NEW! The "Negotiable Instruments" section has been streamlined. Chapters 25 and 26 have been combined into one chapter, titled "Transfer and Holder in Due Course."
  • NEW! Relevant examples of current cases that are defining how key principles of business law are applied in the United States are included. More than 25 new cases were added this edition.
  • NEW! The current edition includes updated coverage of important consumer protection legislation such as the Credit Card Bill of Rights and the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act. This allows students to develop a detailed understanding of key laws that will affect the way they will conduct business as a working professional.
  • NEW! Updated "Ethical Dilemma" features in selected chapters.
  • HIGHLIGHT HOW ETHICS APPLY TO BOTH BUSINESS AND LAW WITH INTEGRATED ETHICS CASE STUDIES: A variety of managerial case studies demonstrate how ethics apply to business as well as law. Students examine corporate governance, corporate scandals, and Sarbanes Oxley. In addition, an Integrated Ethics Case walks students through an insider trading situation at Vulcan, Inc., a realistic multinational, Fortune-200 company and provides opportunity to debate a variety of related ethical issues.
  • EMPHASIZE BUSINESS APPLICATION WITH CONCEPT REVIEWS AND BUSINESS LAW IN ACTION: Give students meaningful insights into why they should learn legal concepts and how today's managers apply the law using longer examples of business law in action within workplace situations.
  • DEMONSTRATE LEGAL CONCEPTS AT WORK IN BUSINESS TODAY WITH PRACTICAL ADVICE: Practical Advice scenarios throughout the text illustrate how business people apply legal concepts to today's common business situations.
  • STRENGTHEN STUDENTS' LEGAL REASONING SKILLS WITH APPLYING THE LAW FEATURE: Teach your students how to effectively apply legal reasoning to cases and legal issues using the Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion (IRAC) method. Students hone their abilities as each feature depicts a realistic situation that focuses on a single chapter's concept. The "Applying the Law" feature appears in (13) chapters.
  • INTRODUCE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN BUSINESS LAW TODAY: Updates throughout this edition ensure your course reflects the latest important developments in contemporary business law, including the Credit Card Bill of Rights and the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act.
  • EXCERPTED CASES IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURT: All of the cases have the facts and decision summarized for clarity, while the opinion is edited to preserve the language of the court. Both landmark and current cases are selected for this new edition.
  • APPLY CHAPTER CONCEPTS WITH CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES: Guide students in examining legal policies or reasoning surrounding a court's decision and strengthen their analytical skills with Critical Thinking Questions that follow every chapter case. The end-of-chapter Questions and Problems highlight realistic and actual situations and case problems to help students apply chapter concepts. Corresponding answers in the Instructor Manual make it easier to clarify supporting concepts.
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ETHICS.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics.
PART II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
3. Civil Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional Law.
5. Administrative Law.
6. Criminal Law.
7. Intentional Torts.
8. Negligence and Strict Liability.
PART III: CONTRACTS.
9. Introduction to Contracts.
10. Mutual Assent.
11. Conduct Invalidating Assent.
12. Consideration.
13. Illegal Bargains.
14. Contractual Capacity.
15. Contracts in Writing.
16. Third Parties to Contracts.
17. Performance, Breach, and Discharge.
18. Contract Remedies.
PART IV: SALES.
19. Introduction to Sales and Leases.
20. Performance.
21. Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss.
22. Product Liability: Warranties and Strict Liability.
23. Sales Remedies.
PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
24. Form and Content.
25. Transfer and Holder in Due Course.
26. Liability of Parties.
27. Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers.
PART VI: AGENCY.
28. Relationship of Principal and Agent.
29. Relationship with Third Parties.
PART VII: BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS.
30. Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnerships.
31. Operation and Dissolution of General Partnerships.
32. Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
33. Nature and Formation of Corporations.
34. Financial Structure of Corporations.
35. Management Structure of Corporations.
36. Fundamental Changes of Corporations.
PART VIII: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR RELATIONS.
37. Secured Transactions and Suretyship.
38. Bankruptcy.
PART IX: REGULATION OF BUSINESS.
39. Securities Regulation.
40. Intellectual Property.
41. Employment Law.
42. Antitrust.
43. Accountants' Legal Liability.
44. Consumer Protection.
45. Environmental Law.
46. International Business Law.
PART X: PROPERTY.
47. Introduction to Property, Property Insurance, Bailments, and Documents of Title.
48. Interests in Real Property.
49. Transfer and Control of Real Property.
50. Trusts and Wills.
APPENDICES.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America.
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code (Selected Provisions).
Appendix C: Uniform Partnership Act.
Appendix D: Revised Uniform Partnership Act (Selected Provisions)
Appendix E: Revised Model Business Corporation Act (Selected Provisions).
Appendix F: Dictionary of Legal Terms.
CengageNOW
CengageNOWv2 combines the way students use textbooks and online resources to learn, study and complete homework, allowing them to achieve ultimate success in this course in a digital world.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1285188381
  • ISBN-13: 9781285188386
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $100.00
  • RETAIL $100.00

  • ISBN-10: 1285188357
  • ISBN-13: 9781285188355
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $133.00
  • RETAIL $133.00

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

{{collapseContainerClosed['detail_0'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}
z

  • ISBN-10: 1285637356
  • ISBN-13: 9781285637358
  • STARTING AT $27.99

  • STARTING AT $59.49

  • ISBN-10: 1133587577
  • ISBN-13: 9781133587576
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $300.00
  • RETAIL $399.95

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.