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Cengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law,
5th Edition

Jeffrey F. Beatty, Susan S. Samuelson

ISBN-13: 9781285860398 | ISBN-10: 128586039x

Copyright 2016

| Published 2015

| 720 pages

List Price USD $232.95

Overview

Using an innovative storytelling style that brings cases and legal concepts to life, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E presents a full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters. The text delivers succinct coverage of core business law topics and includes summarized cases instead of case examples to illustrate the point of law. Emphasizing the business applications of chapter concepts, it helps you see the relevance of legal issues to your own future career path. The fifth edition also includes all-new chapters on LLCs and employment discrimination, new Case Questions, and a new emphasis on social media issues throughout.

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Meet the Authors

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Jeffrey F. Beatty earned his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and J.D. from Boston University. He has practiced law at Greater Boston Legal Services, where he has represented indigent clients. Professor Beatty has earned The Metcalf Cup and Prize, Boston University’s highest teaching award. In addition to his legal research and writings, Professor Beatty has written both plays and television scripts that have been performed in Boston, London and Amsterdam.

Susan S. Samuelson earned her A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University. She has practiced corporate law with Choate, Hall and Stewart. Professor Samuelson has earned the Broderick Prize for excellence in teaching at the Questrom School. A highly respected legal professional, she has written numerous articles on legal issues for scholarly and popular journals, including the American Business Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, National Law Journal, Sloan Management Review, Inc. Magazine and Boston Magazine.

  • An entire chapter is devoted to employment discrimination.
  • Offering more streamlined coverage, Common Law Employment is now combined with Labor Law.
  • An all-new Chapter 21, "Starting a Business: LLCs and Other Options," covers all of the legal bases of new businesses.
  • Expanded and enhanced social media coverage is included throughout.
  • Providing the most current coverage available, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E has been fully updated to reflect the latest laws, developments, and legal trends.
  • Critical thinking features such as "You Be the Judge" and "Ethics" encourage students to analyze as they read, increasing their synthesis of different concepts and sharpening their analytical skills.
  • Highlighted Key Terms in the margins help students focus on the most important concepts.
  • INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW's continually updated coverage of evolving issues reflects the changing landscape regarding international, domestic, social media, and online legal issues.
  • Emphasizing core business law topics, concise 20-page chapters provide a manageable amount of content with just the right amount of detail.
  • The text's signature conversational, student-friendly writing style uses entertaining stories, illustrations, and scenarios--along with timely humor--to deliver a lively presentation of legal material that engages students and helps them better retain what they learn.
  • Providing excellent test preparation, "Exam Strategy" and "Exam Review" features at the end of every chapter give students plenty of opportunities to put what they learn into practice.

Table of Contents

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UNIT 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT.
1. Introduction to Law.
2. Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.
3. Comparative Legal Systems and International Law.
4. Constitutional, Statutory, Administrative, and Common Law.
5. Courts, Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
6. Crime.
UNIT 2: TORTS.
7. Intentional Torts and Business Torts.
8. Negligence, Strict Liability and Product Liability.
9. Cyberlaw and Privacy.
UNIT 3: CONTRACTS AND THE UCC.
10. Forming a Contract.
11. Requirements for a Contract.
12. Performance of a Contract.
13. Practical Contracts.
14. Sales.
15. Negotiable Instruments.
16. Sales and Secured Transactions.
UNIT 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.
17. Agency Law.
18. Employment Law.
19. Employment Discrimination.
20. Labor Law.
UNIT 5: THE LIFECYCLE OF A BUSINESS.
21. Starting a Business: LLCs and other Options.
22. Corporations.
23. Bankruptcy.
UNIT 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATION.
24. Securities and Antitrust.
25. Consumer Protection.
26. Environmental Law.
27. Accountants’ Liability.
UNIT 7: PROPERTY.
28. Intellectual Property.
29. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
30. Personal Property and Bailment.
31. Estate Planning.
32. Insurance.
Appendix A: The Constitution of the US.
Appendix B: The UCC.
Appendix C: Answer Key.
Glossary.
Table of Cases.
Index.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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