Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials

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Cengage Learning, Sep 26, 2007 - Business & Economics - 928 pages
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Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS is your concise guide to the law and what it means in the business world--from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but your life--from the USA Patriot Act's effect on constitutional rights to the national Do Not Call registry. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the material's practicality. The text's companion website includes resources to help you study, such as sample answers to the end-of-chapter case problem features; videos clips for use with in-text video questions; Internet exercises; and interactive quizzes for every chapter.
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Contents

The Historical and Constitutional Foundations
1
Ethics and Business Decision Making
46
Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
72
Torts and Cyber Torts
111
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
142
Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes
171
Contracts Nature Classification Agreement and Consideration
202
Contracts Capacity Legality Assent and Form
236
Employment Law
546
The Enterpreneurs Options
585
Corporations
608
Investor Protection Insider Trading and Corporate Governance
640
Promoting Competition in a Global Context
673
Personal Property Bailments and Insurance
699
Real Property and Environmental Law
731
International Law in a Global Economy
761

Contracts Third Party Rights Discharge Breach and Remedies
270
EContracts and ESignatures
305
Sales and Leases Formation Title and Risk
324
Sales and Leases Performance and Breach
355
Warranties Product Liability and Consumer Law
380
Negotiable Instruments
415
Checks and Banking in the Digital Age
445
Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy
476
Agency
516
How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems
787
The Constitution of the United States
789
The SarbanesOxley Act of 2002 Excerpts and Explanatory Comments
830
Answers to EvenNumbered For Review Questions
837
Sample Answers for EndofChapter Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answer
842
Glossary
847
Table of Cases
867
Index
873
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington, Clemson University, and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught, among other subjects, intellectual property and entertainment law. He has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, and California Trial Lawyers Journal and has coauthored numerous textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: TEXT & CASES, BUSINESS LAW TODAY, FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Gaylord A. Jentz was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on August 7, 1931, and died suddenly in Austin, Texas, on November 23, 2009. He grew up in Waupun, Wisconsin, and earned his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Jentz was as an author of leading textbooks. He authored or co-authored approximately 60 editions of the most popular business law textbooks in the country. He began his teaching career at the University of Oklahoma in 1958 and he moved to the University of Texas (UT) in 1965, where he taught until he retired in 1998. His significant contributions to the UT business school earned him admission to its Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon few faculty members. He also received the Civitatis Award for service from UT.

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