Business Law and the Regulation of Business 12th Edition

Richard A. Mann | Barry S. Roberts

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Accurate, relevant, and up-to-date, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, 12th Edition, offers a straightforward look at important statutory and case law affecting business today. This resource is concise but provides sufficient depth and interest to ensure student comprehension and mastery. It is also invaluable in preparing for the CPA Exam. Content includes landmark and recent cases -- with facts and decisions summarized for clarity -- and opinions that preserve the language of the court. Classroom-tested figures, tables, diagrams, concept reviews, and chapter summaries and other pedagogical features make the material even more accessible.

Meet the Author

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

Richard A. Mann 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 on 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

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

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  • BOOK PROVIDES EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR CPA EXAM PREPARATION. This edition highlights key legal concepts and applications that are essential to master in preparation for success on the CPA Exam.
  • SUMMARIZED CASES AND OPINIONS IN LANGUAGE OF THE COURT BALANCE CLARITY WITH AUTHENTICITY. Case facts and decisions are summarized for clarity, while the opinion is carefully edited to preserve the language of the court. Students further strengthen their analytical skills with Critical Thinking Questions that follow.
  • "APPLYING THE LAW" DEMONSTRATES HOW TO PRACTICALLY APPLY CONCEPTS. Students learn how to apply reliable legal reasoning to cases and legal issues using the proven Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion (IRAC) method.
  • CONCEPT REVIEWS ENSURE COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING. These important summaries that appear prior to discussions not only review concepts, but also clarify the key relationships between different legal rules.
  • "BUSINESS LAW IN ACTION" DEMONSTRATES PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF CONCEPTS. Now you can share meaningful, helpful insights with your students as this feature examines how today’s managers actually apply contemporary law in common workplace situations.
  • "PRACTICAL ADVICE" APPLIES CONCEPTS TO TODAY’S TYPICAL CHALLENGES. These useful features clearly demonstrate how students can personally apply legal concepts to common, current business situations.
  • EMPHASIS ON ETHICS CHALLENGES READERS TO EXAMINE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF LEGAL DECISIONS. Students closely consider how ethics apply to business today as Chapter 2 examines business ethics. This edition’s Business Ethics case studies and Ethical Dilemma features present typical managerial situations involving ethical issues.

Table of Contents

Business Law and the Regulation of Business


1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics.
3. Civil Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional Law.
5. Administrative Law.
6. Criminal Law.
7. Intentional Torts.
8. Negligence and Strict Liability.
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.
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.
24. Form and Content.
25. Transfer and Holder in Due Course.
26. Liability of Parties.
27. Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers.
28. Relationship of Principal and Agent.
29. Relationship with Third Parties.
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.
37. Secured Transactions and Suretyship.
38. Bankruptcy.
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.
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.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America.
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code (Selected Provisions).
Appendix C: Dictionary of Legal Terms.
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