Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law, 4th Edition

  • Jeffrey F. Beatty Boston University
  • Susan S. Samuelson Boston University
  • ISBN-10: 113318815X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133188155
  • 672 Pages Paperback 
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E presents the full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters, perfect for single-semester or one-quarter courses. Accurate, comprehensive, and extremely reader-friendly, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E uses an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life. Plus, it highlights the material's business applications, so students can envision how they'll apply the content in their careers.


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Features/Benefits

  • "Exam Strategy" and "Exam Review" features offer practical examples to help students analyze and apply the law.
  • Continually updated coverage of evolving issues reflects the changing landscape regarding international, domestic, and online legal issues.
  • Highlighted Key Terms are located in the margins to help students save time and master the content more efficiently.
  • Concise 20-page chapters enable students to easily digest the content in a brief, cost-effective package.
  • Conversational writing style conveys legal material using entertaining stories, illustrations, and scenarios, all peppered with a good dose of humor, driving students' retention and learning.
  • Critical thinking features such as "You Be the Judge", and "Ethics" ask students to analyze as they read, increasing their synthesis of different concepts.

What's New

  • Emerging Topics in this edition include the cost of unethical behavior, causation, valid agreements, bankruptcy, health insurance, social media and harassment, personal jurisdiction, liability, and more.
  • New Cases cover such topics as a corporation's responsibility for the harmful effects of its products, the corporate payment of unemployment contributions, breaches of contract, bankruptcy filings, racial and age discrimination, and insider trading.
  • Expanded End-of-Chapter review sections now contain Group Discussion Questions so students have opportunities to learn in teams.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
3. Courts, Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional, Statutory, Administrative, and Common Law.
5. Intentional Torts and Business Torts.
6. Negligence and Strict Liability.
7. Criminal Law and Procedure.
8. International Law.
9. Introduction to Contracts.
10. Legality, Consent, and Writing.
11. Conclusion to Contracts.
12. Practical Contracts.
13. Sales and Product Liability.
14. Negotiable Instruments.
15. Secured Transactions.
16. Bankruptcy.
17. Agency.
18. Employment Law.
19. Employment Discrimination.
20. Labor Law.
21. Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options.
22. Corporations.
23. Government Regulation: Securities and Antitrust.
24. Accountants' Liability.
25. Consumer Law.
26. Environmental Law.
27. Cyberlaw.
28. Intellectual Property.
29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
30. Personal Property and Bailment.
31. Estate Planning.
32. Insurance.

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Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 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.


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Student Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act  (ISBN-10: 0324827199 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 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.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Jeffrey F. Beatty

Jeffrey F. Beatty was a two-time winner of the Beckwith Prize, Boston University's highest undergraduate teaching award. His research expertise included constitutional law, torts, contracts, and the uniform commercial code. In 1998, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) awarded him the Charles Hewitt Award for excellence in teaching, presented annually to one professor in the United States. The highest honor for teaching conferred by the ALSB, this award is dedicated to the communication and recognition of creative teaching practices of business law. Prior to his teaching, Professor Beatty worked for several years as a legal aid lawyer, concentrating on immigration law and general civil litigation. He also practiced in a private firm, where he concentrated on general civil litigation, including trials and appeals of tort, contract, employment, and property cases.

Susan S. Samuelson

Susan S. Samuelson is a tenured full professor in the Business Policy and Law Department of the School of Management at Boston University, where she has been awarded the Broderick Prize in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments. She teaches both law and ethics to undergraduates, graduate students, and executives. Professor Samuelson's research has focused on securities law and the management of lawyers (in both law firms and corporations). Her articles have appeared in the BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL, and SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, among others. She practiced law in the corporate department of the law firm Choate, Hall, and Stewart. She earned both an AB and JD at Harvard University.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"What I like about this book is that it is a business book, not a law book. I like the short chapters."
— Terri J. Nix, Howard College
"The author's narrative style, the vignettes, and the humor are excellent. The book is relevant and topical. Well done. Concise and clear. The definitions in the margins are excellent. My students all end up keeping the book rather than selling it back."
— David MacCulloch, Westmont College