Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials

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Aspen Publishers, 2006 - Law - 1135 pages
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Sophisticated, comprehensive, and teachable, CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS
ASSOCIATIONS: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition, reflects major developments
in the corporate law environment while remaining accessible to students.
The authors retain the features that earned the book widespread adoption:
a careful balance of theory, cases, and problems allows law and economic
theory to enrich -- but not dominate -- the casebook
outstanding case selection and editing results in a thoughtful blend of
classic and contemporary cases
excellent and ample problems at the end of each chapter explore the practical
applications of theory in the business world and reinforce the cases and text
flexible organization adapts easily to different teaching approaches
readable, straightforward writing keeps the book sophisticated, but not
the strongest treatment of LLCs/LLPs and other business associations in any
corporations casebook
comprehensive Teacher's Manual includes sample syllabi and a transition guide
coauthor Robert B. Thompson's website supplies additional materials,
illustrations, and documents hyperlinked to cases
The Fifth Edition focuses on two major developments in the law:
the proliferation of new business entities and the resulting changes in
partnership and LLC law
the aftermath of Enron, WorldCom, and Sarbanes-Oxley, including detailed
coverage of changes in the landscape of corporate governance, particularly
federal regulation via securities law, stock exchange listing standards, and
state law cases such as Disney
Be sure to notice these other changes:
additional attention to agency law and setting the stage for contrasting
private ordering via contract and law in defining business relationships
new, more teachable cases that are especially crisp in presenting basic issues
discussion of the menu of governance choices in a post-Enron world
broader focus to include the New York Stock Exchange listing standards
regarding director duties and key recent Delaware cases like Disney
completely updated material on LLCs, including a new subchapter
coverage of appraisal versus fiduciary duty for friendly acquisitions,
including a new focus on practitioner choices in choosing among tender offers
and mergers in a cash-out setting
addresses the new importance of disclosure as the leading regulatory vehicle
for corporate governance as reflected in new case law on causation under Rule
updated chapter on Insider Trading includes recent developments as to
Regulation FD

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Economic and Legal Aspects of the Firm
The Firm and the Law of Agency
Limits on the Firms Right to Discharge an Employee at Will

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About the author (2006)

Thompson is New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University Law School.

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