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The Legal Environment of Business 13th Edition
Roger E. Meiners | Al H. Ringleb | Frances L. Edwards
ISBN-13: 9781337095495 | ISBN-10: 1337095494
© 2018 | Published |  792  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781285428222

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Introduce the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of a business practitioner with a strong emphasis on the nuts and bolts of legal rules and logic most relevant to business today with THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS, 13E. This popular book adapts a traditional case focus for the unique needs of business students who are likely to become mid-level managers. Clear, concise coverage addresses a wide range of topics, introducing key points of law through business-specific examples and realistic scenarios. Students view landmark cases at important points in the book, and most cases highlight situations to which students can easily relate. The authors’ readable style complements their extensive knowledge of domestic and international business to make this edition both an exceptional teaching tool and a favorite among instructors and students. To complement this edition, MindTap® online solution is available to help engage and prepare students.



  • Part I: ELEMENTS OF LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS.
    1. Today’s Business Environment: Law and Ethics.
    2. The Court Systems.
    3. Trials and Resolving Disputes.
    4. The Constitution: Focus on Application to Business.
    5. Criminal Law and Business.
    Part II: ELEMENTS OF TRADITIONAL BUSINESS LAW.
    6. Elements of Torts.
    7. Business Torts and Product Liability.
    8. Real and Personal Property.
    9. Intellectual Property.
    10. Contracts.
    11. Domestic and International Sales.
    12. Business Organizations.
    13. Negotiable Instruments, Credit, and Bankruptcy.
    Part III: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.
    14. Agency and the Employment Relationship.
    15. Employment and Labor Regulations.
    16. Employment Discrimination.
    Part IV: THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
    17. The Regulatory Process.
    18. Securities Regulation.
    19. Consumer Protection.
    20. Antitrust Law.
    21. Environmental Law.
    22. The International Legal Environment of Business.
    Appendix A: Legal Research and the Internet.
    Appendix B: Case Analysis and Legal Sources.
    Appendix C: The Constitution of the United States of America.
    Appendix D: The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
    Appendix E: National Labor Relations Act (Excerpts).
    Appendix F: Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Excerpts).
    Appendix G: Americans with Disabilities Act Excerpts).
    Appendix H: The Antitrust Statutes (Excerpts).
    Appendix I: Securities Statutes (Excerpts).

    • EACH CHAPTER OFFERS MULTIPLE CASES THAT USE A CONSISTENT, PROVEN FORMAT. Cases begin with a summary describing the background and the holding of the lower court, followed by excerpts from the decision. These excerpts focus on the key issues at stake so students see the logic of the decision. The cases illustrate key concepts developed in the book and illustrate legal reasoning applied to common business situations. Most cases involve ordinary situations, rather than extraordinary circumstances or decisions made at the executive-suite level.
    • ISSUE SPOTTERS APPLY LEGAL PRINCIPLES TO COMMON BUSINESS SITUATIONS. This practical feature emphasizes the practicality of legal principles to everyday challenges, enabling students to see the relevance of the material they are learning.
    • INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES HIGHLIGHT VARIATIONS IN THE LAW AROUND THE WORLD. This feature appears in every chapter to provide a broader perspective on today’s legal concepts and how they apply to global businesses.
    • CASE QUESTIONS HELP THE STUDENT APPLY LEGAL REASONING. Students gain valuable hands-on experience as they complete Case Questions as well as practical Ethics Questions and Discussion Questions.
    • PULLING IT TOGETHER CASE QUESTIONS EMPHASIZE THE RELATIONSHIP OF MULTIPLE LEGAL ISSUES. This feature helps students tie together and connect many legal issues in business situations to widen their understanding of the interrelationships of key legal concepts.
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  • Roger Meiners is the Goolsby-Rosenthal Chair in the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches Legal Environment of Business.

    Al Ringleb is Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for International Studies, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business.

    Frances L. Edwards is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies in the College of Business and Behavioral Studies at Clemson University.