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Cengage Advantage Books: Fundamentals of Business Law: Excerpted Cases, 3rd Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1133187803  |  ISBN-13: 9781133187806
  • 848 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $225.00
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About

Overview

CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: EXCERPTED CASES, 3rd Edition is a cost-effective alternative to traditional Business Law texts, offering coverage of essential legal topics, including contracts and sales, in a brief, paperback format. The first of its kind, this book uses an excerpted approach to deliver key case content, rather than summaries, giving students needed opportunities to interpret and analyze the issues themselves. Discussions of the latest ethical, environmental, managerial, cyber, financial, and other key points of law make this book the perfect choice for single-semester courses, particularly those that focus on contracts and sales. Of course, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW: EXCERPTED CASES, 3rd Edition delivers all the learning tools students expect in a Cengage text, such as box features, examples, review questions, learning objectives, self-testing, and more to help them get the most out of your business law course.

Features and Benefits

  • Critical Thinking and Legal Reasoning Emphasis: Multiple in-text features ask students to evaluate the court's opinions and encourage problem solving. Specific features include "For Critical Analysis," "What If the Facts Were Different," "For Critical Analysis," "Unit Case Study with Dissenting Opinion," and others.
  • Enhanced Learning Aids: Stimulating hypotheticals and exercises lead students to consider facts, identify issues, and apply legal concepts from the chapter to deepen their understanding. Each chapter also includes a variety of features designed to help students master and retain material, including highlighted and numbered examples, chapter learning objectives, review questions, and chapter summaries.
  • Key Case Selection: Cases examined in the text focus on the primary legal topics students need to know, instead of exceptions or minor issues. The excerpted format also ensures that students learn the most important facts and outcomes covered in every chapter and case.
  • Ethics and Cyberlaw Integration: "Questions of Ethics and Social Responsibility" features pose ethical issues for class discussions, raising student awareness about current events involving businesses and less-than-ethical behavior. "Adapting the Law to the Online Environment" features examine cutting-edge cyberlaw issues, and demonstrate how existing laws and precedents influence them.
  • Applied, Real-World Focus: "Management Perspectives" features present real issues managers face every day, and include "What the Courts Say" sections on court conclusions. Together with "Implications for Managers" sections, these features demonstrate how businesses deal with the issues, and offer practical guidance for business professionals.

Table of Contents

Unit I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Legal and Constitutional Environment of Business.
2. Traditional and Online Dispute Resolution.
3. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
Unit II: TORTS AND CRIMES.
4. Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
Unit III: CONTRACTS.
7. Nature and Classification.
8. Agreement in Traditional and E-Contracts.
9. Consideration, Capacity, and Legality.
10. Defenses to Contract Enforceability.
11. Third Party Rights and Discharge.
12. Breach and Remedies.
Unit IV: SALES AND LEASE CONTRACTS.
13. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
14. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
15. Warranties and Product Liability.
Unit V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
16. Negotiability, Transferability, and Liability.
17. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age.
Unit VI: DEBTOR-CREDITOR RELATIONSHIPS.
18. Security Interests in Property.
19. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy.
20. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
Unit VII: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS.
21. Agency Relationships.
22. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
Unit VIII: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
23. Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies.
24. Corporate Formation, Financing, and Termination.
25. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
26. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
Unit IX: PROPERTY AND ITS PROTECTION.
27. Personal Property and Bailments.
28. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
29. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
UNIT X: SPECIAL TOPICS.
30. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals.
31. International Law in a Global Economy.
Appendices:
A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems.
B. The Constitution of the United States.
C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
D. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts).
E. Sample Answers for Select Questions with Sample Answers.
F. Sample Answers for Case Problems with Sample Answers.
G. Answers to the Issue Spotters.

What's New

  • New Mortgage Coverage: A new chapter on Mortgages and Foreclosures examines some of the lending practices that contributed to the latest recession, and give students opportunities to discuss the legal reforms enacted as a result.
  • Streamlined Topics: Chapters addressing Contracts, E-contracts, Consideration, Sales and Lease Contracts, Title, and Risk of Loss have all been thoroughly revised and reorganized for easier reading and comprehension. The authors also evaluated all excerpted cases to ensure their relevance to businesses and the legal environment today.
  • Topical Chapter Introductions: Many chapters now begin with a current and newsworthy topic like health-care reform, financial reform, and challenges to Sarbanes-Oxley to better engage students in the law of the real business world.
  • New Highlighted and Numbered Case Examples: Integrated throughout the readings, these easy-to-spot examples demonstrate how courts apply the legal principles discussed.
  • Helpful Exam Preparation Sections: "Issue Spotter" and "Before the Test" sections conclude each chapter to facilitate reviews of chapter material, and refer students to the text website for interactive quizzes, flashcards, and other study tools.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

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.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1133625797 | ISBN-13: 9781133625797)

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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

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.

List Price = $40.95  | CengageBrain Price = $40.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.75

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.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

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.