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The Legal Environment Today: Business In Its Ethical, Regulatory, E-Commerce, and Global Setting, 7th Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • Frank B. Cross University of Texas, Austin
  • ISBN-10: 1111530610  |  ISBN-13: 9781111530617
  • 976 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY: BUSINESS IN ITS ETHICAL, REGULATORY, E-COMMERCE, AND GLOBAL SETTING, 7th Edition gives students the working knowledge of business-related laws recommended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and helps strengthen the reasoning skills they need to interpret and apply them. Challenging students to analyze and resolve the legal issues in the chapters, the text includes many learning features, including full cases and excerpts from 2010 and 2011 decisions, exam preparation tools, hypothetical situations and exercises, ethical discussions, and international considerations. Chapter topics include the latest on corporate responsibility, the housing crisis, financial and credit card reforms, health-care laws, and much more. Hands-on and student friendly, the text includes online access to interactive flash cards, quizzing, and other study tools.

Features and Benefits

  • Commonsense Organization: Enhance student comprehension with the book's logically organized coverage of torts, strict liability, and product liability, as well as added material on mortgages and foreclosures, financial reform, and health-care reform.
  • Insightful Prevention and Ethics Features: Help students avoid or mitigate legal problems in their future careers with the new "Preventing Legal Disputes" feature in each chapter. Case-based "A Question of Ethics" and "Insight into Ethics" sections also help students navigate ethical issues from multiple perspectives with examples of thoughtful, open-ended solutions.
  • A.A.C.S.B.-Approved Coverage: Meet all of the specific curriculum requirements outlined by the A.A.C.S.B. with the "Dimensions" questions following each case. These intriguing questions help students a see the global, ethical, e-commerce, and environmental considerations of each legal issue for a well-rounded perspective of business law.
  • Critical-Thinking Skills Development: Several in-text features designed to help students apply their knowledge include "What If the Facts Were Different," "Management Perspectives," "Landmark in the Legal Environment," and "For Critical Analysis." Other sections, such as "Landmark in the Law" and "Application to Today's Environment," enhance student decision-making by showing the impact of landmark cases and statutes on the legal environment.
  • Stimulating Hypothetical Situations: Students practice identifying issues and applying legal remedies with "Reviewing" hypothetical scenarios. Each asks a series of probing questions to help students gauge their understanding of chapter material.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: THE FOUNDATIONS.
1. Business and Its Legal Environment.
2. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional Authority to Regulate Business.
5. Torts and Cyber Torts.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
7. International Law in a Global Economy.
Unit 2: THE COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT.
8. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
9. Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts.
10. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies.
11. Sales, Leases, and Product Liability.
12. Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankruptcy.
13. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
Unit 3: BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT.
14. Small Business Organizations.
15. Corporations.
16. Agency.
17. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
18. Employment Discrimination.
Unit 4: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT.
19. Powers and Functions of Administrative Agencies.
20. Consumer Protection.
21. Protecting the Environment.
22. Land-Use Control and Real Property.
23. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition.
24. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance.
Appendix A: How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems.
Appendix B: The Constitution of the United States.
Appendix C: The Uniform Commercial Code (Article 2).
Appendix D: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts and Explanatory Comments).
Appendix E: Sample Answers for Selected Questions with Sample Answer.
Appendix F: Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answer.
Appendix G: Answers to Issue Spotters.

What's New

  • New or Improved Chapters: E-Contracts, Cyber Crime, Employment, Immigration, and Labor sections have all been expanded or reorganized for better student comprehension, while an all-new chapter explores mortgage lending practices and the latest recession, and the resulting laws enacted.
  • Eye-Opening Issues: To pique student interest, chapters begin with the latest news surrounding the legal issues, such as health-care reform, financial reform, new credit card reforms, challenges to Sarbanes-Oxley, and more.
  • "Linking the Law" Feature: Demonstrating how law relates to management, marketing, economics, accounting, and finance, these end-of-chapter discussions stress real-world business applications while providing legal guidelines for managers.
  • Clarifying New Case-Examples: In addition to the numbered examples throughout the readings, the 7th Edition includes numbered Case-Examples to give students a quick glimpse into the ways courts apply legal principles.
  • Exam Preparation Tools: Each chapter concludes with Exam Preparation features like "Issue Spotters" to facilitate review of the material, along with a reference section for information on where to find interactive reviews, online quizzes, flashcards, and other study tools.

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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.

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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.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Roger LeRoy Miller

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.

Frank B. Cross

Frank B. Cross is the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at The University of Texas at Austin Law School, where his research centers on judicial decision-making, the economics of law and litigation, and traditional policy and doctrinal issues in administrative law. He has written several books as well as pieces for the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, New York University Law Review, Texas Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Northwestern Law Review, and UCLA Law Review. A former president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Professor Cross received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and J.D. from Harvard Law School.