Business Law Today, Standard: Text & Summarized Cases 11th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

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BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD, 11th Edition, combines the credibility, authoritativeness, and comprehensiveness of a traditional business law book with strong visual appeal. Its engaging, high-interest presentation complement the detail necessary to explain business law topics. The basis of its widespread success is its ability to appeal to K49both instructors and students. It explicitly meets AACSB curriculum requirements and offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support packages on the market.

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

Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several respected 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.

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  • CHAPTER REVIEW AND CASE ANALYSIS HELP STUDENTS SOLIDIFY THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHAPTER. The chapter’s concluding "Reviewing ..." feature and Concept Summaries integrated throughout the book help students grasp some of the book’s more difficult legal topics. Case analysis assignments at the end of selected chapters ask students to brief cases. End-of-chapter assignments are also useful for efficiently assessing student comprehension.
  • CASE TREATMENTS EMPHASIZE RELEVANCE OF WHAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. 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?", which stresses how the legal concept impacts business. Classic Cases stress how the court's decision has helped evolve the law and why it is still relevant. Unit Case Studies with Dissenting Opinion highlight recent court cases related to one of the unit's topics with Questions for Analysis.
  • CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS REQUIRE STUDENTS TO THINK BEYOND THE BOOK ABOUT A CHAPTER TOPIC. These questions conclude each in-chapter feature. In addition, selected cases with "What If the Facts Were Different?" sections ask students to consider how the decision might be different if the fact pattern changed. End-of-chapter "Business Law Writing" and "Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments" also encourage students to extend their learning beyond what they’ve simply read.
  • APPLICATIONS ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO APPLY WHAT THEY’VE READ. "Business Applications" offer practical advice on navigating the legal waters of business and conclude with a checklist on how to avoid legal problems. "Linking Business Law" applies business law to other business disciplines. "Landmark in the Law" explores a landmark case, statute, or other law that has significant impacted business law while an "Application to Today's World" section clarifies why the case is important to business today. "Preventing Legal Disputes" also provide practical guidance on how to avoid legal problems.
  • ETHICAL ISSUES AND A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ARE INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT. This edition’s Ethical Issues address dilemmas related to the chapter topic. Additionally, an "A Question of Ethics" section at the end of the chapter asks students to look at both the legal and ethical issues in a realistic business situation. To give context to law outside of the United States, "Beyond Our Border" sections cover an array of topics related to international business in more depth.

Table of Contents

Business Law Today, Standard: Text & Summarized Cases

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNIT 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Legal Environment.
2. Constitutional Law.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Tort Law.
5. Product Liability.
6. Intellectual Property Rights.
7. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy.
8. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
9. Business Ethics.
UNIT 2: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS.
10. Nature and Classification.
11. Agreement.
12. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality.
13. Defenses to Contract Enforceability.
14. Third Party Rights and Discharge.
15. Breach and Remedies.
16. International Law in a Global Economy.
UNIT 3: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
17. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
18. Performances and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
19. Negotiable Instruments.
20. Banking in the Digital Age.
21. Security Interests and Creditors' Rights.
22. Bankruptcy.
UNIT 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.
23. Agency Relationships in Business.
24. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
25. Employment Discrimination.
UNIT 5: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
26. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises.
27. All Forms of Partnership.
28. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms.
29. Corporations.
30. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
UNIT 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATION.
31. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition.
32. Consumer and Environmental Law.
33. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals.
UNIT 7: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION.
34. Personal Property and Bailments.
35. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
36. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
APPENDICES.
A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems (also on the Web site).
B. The Constitution of the United States.
C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
D. Answers to the Issue Spotters.
E. Answers to the Even-Numbered questions in the Key Concepts Check.
F. Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer.
G. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.
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