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Business Law and the Regulation of Business,
13th Edition

Richard A. Mann, Barry S. Roberts

ISBN-13: 9780357042625 | ISBN-10: 035704262x

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 1344 pages

List Price USD $399.95

Overview

Recognized for accurate, relevant, and straightforward coverage, BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, 13E illustrates how legal concepts apply to today’s common business situations. The book's comprehensive, yet succinct, approach provides the depth of coverage ideal for business success and CPA exam preparation without technical jargon. The text includes both landmark and recent cases with the facts and decision summarized for clarity, while the opinion is carefully edited to preserve the language of the court. More than 220 classroom-tested figures, tables, diagrams, concept reviews, and chapter summaries clarify concepts. To enhance readability, legal terms are clearly defined, explained, and illustrated. In addition, each chapter is carefully organized and enriched by illustrative hypothetical and case examples that relate the material to real-life experiences. Numerous critical-thinking features further challenge and strengthen your analytical skills. The "Going Global" feature integrates important international business law content throughout the text.

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Meet the Authors

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Richard A. Mann, J.D., received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is professor emeritus of business law at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. Professor Mann is a member of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and the North Carolina Bar (inactive). He has written extensively, covering a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law and business associations. Professor Mann has received the American Business Law Journal's award both for the best article and for the best comment and has served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. In addition to SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW, he has coauthored BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

Barry S. Roberts, J.D., LL.M., received a B.S. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh. Professor Roberts is professor emeritus of business law at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is a member of Who's Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive). He has written numerous articles on such topics as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law and business associations. Professor Roberts has been a reviewer and staff editor for the American Business Law Journal. In addition to SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW, he has coauthored BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

  • UPDATED COVERAGE ADDRESSES THE LATEST EMERGING ISSUES AND CHANGES. The latest content addresses the new Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Economic Harm, low-profit limited liability companies (L3Cs), the 2016 Revised Model Business Corporation Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s new Regulation Crowdfunding and intrastate exemptions, the 2017 amendments to Rules 147 and 504, the Defend Trades Secrets Act of 2016, the 2016 amendments to the Economic Espionage Act, and the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
  • NEW RELEVANT, INTRUIGING CASES DEMONSTRATE THE PRACTICAL IMPORTANCE OF CONCEPTS. Many of this edition’s chapters include new cases that address current legal issues.
  • "PRACTICAL ADVICE" APPLIES CONCEPTS TO TODAY’S TYPICAL CHALLENGES. These useful features clearly demonstrate how students can personally apply legal concepts to common, current business situations.
  • CONCEPT REVIEWS ENSURE COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING. These important summaries that appear prior to discussions not only review concepts, but also clarify the key relationships between different legal rules.
  • "APPLYING THE LAW" DEMONSTRATES HOW TO PRACTICALLY APPLY CONCEPTS. Students learn how to apply reliable legal reasoning to cases and legal issues using the proven Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion (IRAC) method.
  • EMPHASIS ON ETHICS CHALLENGES READERS TO EXAMINE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF LEGAL DECISIONS. Students closely consider how ethics apply to business today as Chapter 2 examines business ethics. This edition’s Business Ethics case studies and Ethical Dilemma features present typical managerial situations involving ethical issues.
  • SUMMARIZED CASES AND OPINIONS IN LANGUAGE OF THE COURT BALANCE CLARITY WITH AUTHENTICITY. Case facts and decisions are summarized for clarity, while the opinion is carefully edited to preserve the language of the court. Students further strengthen their analytical skills with Critical Thinking Questions that follow.
  • "BUSINESS LAW IN ACTION" DEMONSTRATES PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF CONCEPTS. Now you can share meaningful, helpful insights with your students as this feature examines how today’s managers actually apply contemporary law in common workplace situations.
  • BOOK PROVIDES EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR CPA EXAM PREPARATION. This edition highlights key legal concepts and applications that are essential to master in preparation for success on the CPA Exam.

Table of Contents

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Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND ETHICS.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics.
Part II: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
3. Civil Dispute Resolution.
4. Constitutional Law.
5. Administrative Law.
6. Criminal Law.
7. Intentional Torts.
8. Negligence and Strict Liability.
Part III: CONTRACTS.
9. Introduction to Contracts.
10. Mutual Assent.
11. Conduct Invalidating Assent.
12. Consideration.
13. Illegal Bargains.
14. Contractual Capacity.
15. Contracts in Writing.
16. Third Parties to Contracts.
17. Performance, Breach, and Discharge.
18. Contract Remedies.
Part IV: SALES.
19. Introduction to Sales and Leases.
20. Performance.
21. Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss.
22. Product Liability: Warranties and Strict Liability.
23. Sales Remedies.
Part V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
24. Form and Content.
25. Transfer and Holder in Due Course.
26. Liability of Parties.
27. Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers.
Part VI: AGENCY.
28. Relationship of Principal and Agent.
29. Relationship with Third Parties.
Part VII: BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS.
30. Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnerships.
31. Operation and Dissolution of General Partnerships.
32. Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
33. Nature and Formation of Corporations.
34. Financial Structure of Corporations.
35. Management Structure of Corporations.
36. Fundamental Changes of Corporations.
Part VIII: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR RELATIONS.
37. Secured Transactions and Suretyship.
38. Bankruptcy.
Part IX: REGULATION OF BUSINESS.
39. Securities Regulation.
40. Intellectual Property.
41. Employment Law.
42. Antitrust.
43. Accountants' Legal Liability.
44. Consumer Protection.
45. Environmental Law.
46. International Business Law.
Part X: PROPERTY.
47. Introduction to Property, Property Insurance, Bailments, and Documents of Title.
48. Interests in Real Property.
49. Transfer and Control of Real Property.
50. Trusts and Wills.
APPENDICES.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the United States of America.
Appendix B: Uniform Commercial Code (Selected Provisions).
Appendix C: Dictionary of Legal Terms.

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