Cengage Advantage Books: Business Law Today: The Essentials

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 864 pages
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This text is a briefer paperback version of the widely-adopted Miller/Jentz 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.
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Contents

The Historical and Constitutional Foundations
1
Ethics and Business Decision Making
43
Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
64
Torts and Cyber Torts
97
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
126
Criminal Law
152
Cyber Crime
179
Contracts Nature Classification Agreement and Consideration
199
Employment Law
514
The Entrepreneurs Options
552
Corporations
574
Investor Protection Insider Trading and Corporate Governance
610
Promoting Competition
640
Personal Property Bailments and Insurance
663
Real Property and Environmental Law
691
International Law in a Global Economy
717

Contracts Capacity Legality Assent and Form
235
Contracts Third Party Rights Discharge Breach and Remedies
266
Sales and Leases Formation Title and Risk
300
Sales and Leases Performance and Breach
334
Warranties Product Liability and Consumer Law
358
Negotiable Instruments
391
Checks and Banking in the Digital Age
424
Security Interests Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy
449
Agency
488
How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems
739
The Constitution of the United States
741
Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code
748
The SarbanesOxley Act of 2002 Excerpts and Explanatory Comments
781
Sample Answers for EndofChapter Hypothetical Questions with Sample Answer
787
Glossary
791
Table of Cases
807
Index
813
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Roger LeRoy Miller has served on the faculty of several 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. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

Gaylord A. Jentz was the Herbert D. Kelleher Emeritus Centennial Professor in Business Law at the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School of Business. He received his B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jentz was a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southwestern Federation of Administrative Disciplines, the Southern Business Law Association, Phi Kappa Phi (UT Chapter), and the Texas Association of College Teachers. He was the author or coauthor of six monographs and 56 books and editions, including WEST'S BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES, Tenth Edition; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW, Seventh Edition; and several versions of BUSINESS LAW TODAY. He also published in several learned journals and was past editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal. Dr. Jentz gave advanced purchasing seminars throughout the United States and taught at five regional and graduate banking schools. He was the recipient of 16 teaching, academic, and service excellence awards, including the CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, the CBA Foundation Advisory Council Distinguished Scholastic Contributions Award, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Faculty Excellence Award, the Western States School of Banking Leadership Award, the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership in Banking Education, and The University of Texas Civitatis" Award. He was also inducted into the Texas Business School (McCombs School of Business) "CBA Hall of Fame.

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