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Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases, 10th Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller Institute for University Studies, Arlington, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 1133191355  |  ISBN-13: 9781133191353
  • 888 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $192.75
  • Newer Edition Available

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About

Overview

This text is a briefer paperback version of the widely-adopted Miller BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE STANDARD EDITION. THE ESSENTIALS offers the very same traits that have made that book so successful edition after edition - it provides the legal credibility and authoritativeness of a traditional business law book while also offering strong visual appeal and student friendly features. The text's engaging, high-interest presentation is complemented by the essential detail and information necessary to completely explain law topics. The book truly offers you and your students the best of both worlds--a credible business law source, which students will be motivated to read. Its magic and the cornerstone of its widespread success is in this ability to appeal to both instructors and students without being mutually exclusive. BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS also offers the most comprehensive teaching and learning support package on the market, with something to fit many different instructional or learning styles. This text explicitly meets the AACSB curriculum requirements.

Features and Benefits

  • Case Treatment: 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?" features to draw attention to how the legal concept impacts business. Highlighted Classic Cases: Special emphasisi is given to Classic cases by setting them off with a special heading and log. They include an "Impact of This Case on Today's Law" section that stresses how important the court'[s decision has been to the evolution of the law and why it is still relevant to businesspersons.
  • Critical Thinking: Critical thinking questions conclude the in-text features (including the photo captions). Plus, selected cases include a "What If the Facts Were Different?" section that asks students how the decision might be different if the fact pattern was different. "For Critical Analysis" questions require the students to think critically about some topic discussed in the chapter.
  • Global Perspective: "Beyond Our Border" sections are included in selected chapters and cover a broad array of topics that relate to the international business environment in more depth.
  • Application Rich: Found in approximately half of the chapters, "Applications" offers practical advice on ways to navigate the legal waters of the business environment. Each "Application" concludes with a checklist on how to avoid legal problems. Also, included in many of the chapters, "Landmark in the Law" explores a landmark case, statute, or other law that has had a significant impact on business law. It concludes with a section titled "Application to Today's World" that clarifies for students why the case is important to business today. "Preventing Legal Disputes", which are integrated throughout the text, provide practical guidance for businesspersons.
  • Ethical Issues: Integrated throughout the text, these features address ethical dilemmas related to the chapter topic. Included at the end of the chapter, "A Question of Ethics" questions ask students to look at both the legal and ethical issues revolving around hypothetical situations. Also, the the ethics chapter is completely revised. While it retains the philosophical schools material, it now focuses more on business.
  • "Linking the Law" to [Finance, Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, etc.]: These special features appear in selected chapters to underscore how the law relates to various other disciplines in the business school curriculum, providing vital and practical information to students on how the subjects they study are interconnected. These features conclude with a "For Critical Analysis" section to reinforce the text's emphasis on critical thinking skills.
  • Highlighted and Numbered Case Examples: To provide more case examples to illustrate legal concepts, numbered "Case Examples" are integrated throughout the text along with the numbered hypothetical "Examples."
  • Chapter Review: Use the chapter concluding "Reviewing..." feature to help students solidify their understanding of the chapter materials. Also, to help students grasp some of the more difficult legal topics, "Concept Summaries" are integrated throughout the text.
  • ExamPrep: Each chapter concludes with an "ExamPrep" section that includes "Issue Spotters" so students can check their comprehension of some of the legal concepts covered in the chapter (answers are available on the companion website) and a reference to the Online Quizzes that students can also use to prepare for quizzes and exams.

Table of Contents

1. The Constitutional Foundations.
2. Ethics and Business Decision Making.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Torts and Cyber Torts.
5. Intellectual Property and Internet Law.
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
7. Agreement and Consideration in Contracts.
8. Capacity, Legality, and Enforceability.
9. Contract Performance, Breach, and Remedies.
10. Sales and Lease Contracts.
11. Performance and Breach in Sales and Lease Contracts.
12. Warranties, Product Liability, and Consumer Law.
13. Negotiable Instruments.
14. Checks and Banking in the Digital Age.
15. Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy.
16. Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession.
17. Agency.
18. Employment Law.
19. The Entrepreneur's Options.
20. Corporations.
21. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
22. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition.
23. Personal Property, Bailments, and Insurance.
24. Real Property and Environmental Law.
25. International Law in a Global Economy.

What's New

  • New Chapter 16, "Mortgages and Foreclosures after the Recession": This new chapter examines some of the mortgage-lending practices that contributed to the Great Recession and discusses the legal reforms enacted in response to it.
  • Diversity boxes, "Law, Diversity, and Business: Managerial Implications": This feature addresses the implications of diversity issues so that readers can incorporate them into their management philosophy and their management actions both to avoid lawsuits and to create a working environment more conducive to higher productivity.
  • Spotlight Cases: These cases are high-interest cases for today's students.
  • Spotlight Case Problem: Each problem set will include on Spotlight Case Problem that focuses on a case that is of high interest to today's students.
  • Know This: This feature is included in the margin and serves to draw the student's attention to key legal concepts.
  • Debate This: For the tenth edition, each chapter-concluding Reviewing feature ends with a "Debate This" feature, which is a brief statement or question that can be used to spur lively classroom or small group discussions. They can also be used as a written assignment.
  • Learning Objective in the Margins: To help the students tie the content to the Learning Objectives, the Learning Objectives are referenced in the margin of the text.
  • New Critical Thinking Assignments for Groups: The Critical Thinking and Writing Assignments section now includes Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments that can be assigned to groups of students to complete.

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  • Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases
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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Answer to Questions and Case Problems  (ISBN-10: 1285423860 | ISBN-13: 9781285423869)

The Answer Manual includes the answers to the problems in the end-of-chapter case problem sets and the answers to questions asked at the conclusion of in-text features. It is also available on the IRCD and the instructor's companion web site.

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285423879 | ISBN-13: 9781285423876)

The Instructor's Manual forms the cornerstone of the entire teaching/learning system. Includes chapter highlights, chapter outline, answers to questions included in the chapters (including the Reviewing questions), synopses of the cases, and more. It is also available on the IRCD and the instructor's companion web site.

Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285424050 | ISBN-13: 9781285424057)

The Test Bank includes true-false, multiple-choice, and short essay questions. It is also available on the IRCD and the instructor's companion web site.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285424093 | ISBN-13: 9781285424095)

This CD-ROM contains the Instructor's Manual, Answer Manual, Test Bank, Case-Problem Cases (includes most of the cases used in developing the case problems at the end of the chapters), Case Printouts, ExamView® Testing Software, PowerPoint® slides, Figures and Exhibits Masters, Instructor's Manual for Drama of the Law, Handbook of Landmark Cases and Statutes in Business Law and Legal Environment, Personal Law Handbook, Handbook on Critical Thinking and Writing in Business Law and Legal Environment, and Lecture Outlines.

Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285424719 | ISBN-13: 9781285424712)

The Digital Library offers more than 90 videos and helps your students link their everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

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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.

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Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

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Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

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Student Supplements

CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285188640 | ISBN-13: 9781285188645)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with BUSINESS LAW TODAY, 10th Edition.

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CourseMate with Business Law Digital Video Library 2-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285188578 | ISBN-13: 9781285188577)

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CengageNOW with Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285188616 | ISBN-13: 9781285188614)

Succeed in your business law course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

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Succeed in your business law course with CengageNOW™, a powerful online homework tool that optimizes your learning experience. This interactive system generates a diagnostic Personalized Study Plan (with a chapter-specific Pre-test, Study Plan, and Post-test) to help you master concepts, prepare for exams, and get a better grade.

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MindTap® Business Law, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285513991 | ISBN-13: 9781285513997)

MindTap™ Business Law for Miller's Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials, 10th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.

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MindTap® Business Law, 2 terms (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1285515919 | ISBN-13: 9781285515915)

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Business Law, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305114957 | ISBN-13: 9781305114951)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Business Law resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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List Price = $83.00  | CengageBrain Price = $83.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $83.00

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

Business Law Digital Video Library, 2 term (12 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0324223277 | ISBN-13: 9780324223279)

The Digital Library offers over 90 videos and helps you link your everyday experiences to legal ideas, spark classroom discussion, and reinforce core concepts. The videos are available with MindTap, CengageNOW™, and CourseMate, and at http://www.cengage.com/blaw/dvl.

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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.

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Printed Text + CengageNOW with Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285991869 | ISBN-13: 9781285991863)

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Blackboard MindLink for MindTap® Business Law Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285589122 | ISBN-13: 9781285589121)

Blackboard MindLink for MindTap Business Law Instant Access for Miller's Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials, 10th engages you to produce your best work – consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® Business Law 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285587219 | ISBN-13: 9781285587219)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Business Law resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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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.