Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies

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Aspen Publishers, 2008 - Law - 1033 pages
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Reflecting changes in the structure of contemporary business enterprise,
Business Organizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies, now in a
Second Edition, uses case law, problems, and case studies to examine the
role and purview of law in real-life business transactions.
This innovative casebook offers:
clear descriptions of the development and current state of the law
up-to-date cases that feature interesting facts, as well as the major
"must-know" cases
coverage of both modern business structures and growth industries
engaging business-school-style case studies--based on real events
--encourage in-depth analysis of the application of legal
principles in business transactions, and include:
extensive facts about the situation and businesses involved
excerpts from transactional and litigation documents
short problems that follow selected topics test students' understanding
of material covered
separate chapters devoted to limited liability companies and federal
securities regulation, including:
a detailed case study of Enron and its role in shaping the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
a rich selection of teaching resources on a password-protected
author website:
additional transactional and litigation documents related to the cases in the
PowerPoints that cover the entire casebook o regular updates
a detailed and up-to-date Teacher's Manual
New to the Second Edition:
updated materials on Shareholder Proposals
revised coverage of directors' duties, including the Disney
case and Stone v. Ritter
Tooley v. Donaldson on direct versus derivative claims
new chapter focusing on limited liability companies
integration of the Restatement (Third) of Agency into Chapter 1
A wealth of materials, both in the casebook and on the authors'
password-protected website, gives you an almost unlimited ability to expand or
deepen you exploration of specific topics.

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Cynthia Williams is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. From 2007 to 2009, she held the inaugural Osler Chair in Business Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Professor Williams is a founder and coordinator of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, a global collaboration between academics and market participants.

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