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The Legal Environment of Business 13th Edition

Roger E. Meiners | Al H. Ringleb | Frances L. Edwards

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Introduce the structure and function of the legal system from a business perspective with THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 13th Edition. This resource adapts a traditional case focus for the needs of potential mid-level managers. Clear, concise coverage addresses a range of topics, introducing key points through business-specific examples and scenarios. Students view landmark cases, and most cases highlight situations to which they can easily relate. A readable style complements the authors' extensive knowledge of domestic and international business to make this edition an exceptional teaching tool. The MindTap® online solution is available to help engage and prepare students.

Roger E. Meiners, University of Texas, Arlington

Roger Meiners is the Goolsby-Rosenthal Chair in the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches Legal Environment of Business.

Al H. Ringleb, CUIS and University of Iowa

Al Ringleb is Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for International Studies, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.

Frances L. Edwards, Clemson University

Frances L. Edwards is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies in the College of Business and Behavioral Studies at Clemson University.

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The Legal Environment of Business

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: ELEMENTS OF LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS.
1. Today’s Business Environment: Law and Ethics.
2. The Court Systems.
3. Trials and Resolving Disputes.
4. The Constitution: Focus on Application to Business.
5. Criminal Law and Business.
Part II: ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS LAW.
6. Elements of Torts.
7. Business Torts and Product Liability.
8. Real and Personal Property.
9. Intellectual Property.
10. Contracts.
11. Domestic and International Sales.
12. Business Organizations.
13. Negotiable Instruments, Credit, and Bankruptcy.
Part III: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.
14. Agency and the Employment Relationship.
15. Employment and Labor Regulations.
16. Employment Discrimination.
Part IV: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
17. The Regulatory Process.
18. Securities Regulation.
19. Consumer Protection.
20. Antitrust Law.
21. Environmental Law.
22. The International Legal Environment of Business.
Appendix A: Legal Research and the Internet.
Appendix B: Case Analysis and Legal Sources.
Appendix C: The Constitution of the United States of America.
Appendix D: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
Appendix E: National Labor Relations Act (Excerpts).
Appendix F: Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Excerpts).
Appendix G: Americans with Disabilities Act Excerpts).
Appendix H: The Antitrust Statutes (Excerpts).
Appendix I: Securities Statutes (Excerpts).

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