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Business Law: Text & Exercises,
9th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller, William E. Hollowell

ISBN-13: 9781337624657 | ISBN-10: 1337624659

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 704 pages

List Price USD $231.95

Overview

Now you can focus on the basics of business law principles with BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND EXERCISES, 9E. Written in user-friendly, layperson language, each chapter concentrates on one important topic, allowing you to easily explore specific points of law and their underlying concepts. The authors have taken special care to provide straightforward descriptions, everyday examples, and varied exercises to help you apply what you are reading and learning to real-life situations. Developed specifically for the business law survey course, this edition’s short, concise chapters are punctuated with illustrative and timely features, including Highlighting the Point and real case summaries. Each chapter’s learning tools clarify contemporary legal principles in a practical presentation that ensures you gain a solid understanding of business law.

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Meet the Authors

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Roger LeRoy Miller, Ph.D. 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. He has authored or co-authored numerous authoritative textbooks on law, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT & CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY: TEXT & SUMMARIZED CASES; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY. Professor Miller completed his studies at the University of California at Berkeley and University of Chicago.

William E. Hollowell is a member of Minnesota State Bar, Florida State Bar, and United States Supreme Court Bar.

  • NEW "REAL CASE" FEATURES IN EVERY CHAPTER PRESENT RELEVANT, TIMELY LEGAL CHALLENGES. These fact-based case summaries, drawn from actual 2016 cases, allow students to quickly read through brief facts and legal issue of a case and see how actual courts apply legal principles. These timely and interesting cases apply to real-life scenarios and situations your students will recognize.
  • NEW 2016 AND 2017 "REAL LAW" CASE PROBLEMS IN EVERY CHAPTER EMPHASIZE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Each chapter includes a new "Real Law" case problem based on a 2016 or 2017 case. Located at the end of each chapter, these new condensed case problems highlight an easier, more basic problem-solving process for students. High-interest cases emphasize a specific point of law from the chapter with helpful cross-references to the answers in the text.
  • NEW "STRAIGHT TO THE POINT" SECTIONS IN EVERY CHAPTER EMPHASIZE KEY CONCEPTS. This completely new end-of-chapter learning feature lists several questions drawn from chapter-specific concepts, definitions, or points of law. This new question-only tool emphasizes key concepts quickly and easily, improving overall review. Helpful cross-references guide students to the related answers in the book.
  • NEW STREAMLINED ORGANIZATION OFFERS UPDATED TABLE OF CONTENTS. The extensively streamlined presentation in this edition ensures simplified coverage of important legal concepts that pique student interest with timely topics. Two new chapters (Chs. 5 and 7) cover business torts and business crimes. Unique content and learning features clearly demonstrates the differences between tort and criminal law specific to the business world.
  • TWO NEW SEPARATE CHAPTERS COVER THE COMPLEX TOPIC OF CORPORATIONS. To break down the many aspects of managing and dissolving a corporation into easier discussions, the authors have divided coverage into two separate chapters. Chapter 30 now focuses exclusively on corporate management issues, while Chapter 31 discusses how to combine and terminate a corporation.
  • NEW COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS THE RELATIONSHIP OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUSINESS LAW. This timely content addresses the impact of social media throughout Unit 1 chapters. Readers examine social media in Chapter 6, in particular, which focuses on Intellectual Property.
  • NEW ETHICAL QUESTIONS BASED ON A 2017 CASE APPEAR IN NEARLY EVERY CHAPTER. To highlight the evolving, important issue of business ethics, this edition includes a new Ethical Question in most chapters. These new case-based problems challenge students to carefully consider how to apply ethics in certain real business situations.
  • MORE THAN 30 NEW "CONFLICT PRESENTED/CONFLICT RESOLVED" FEATURES ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE CONTENT OF EACH CHAPTER. Each chapter now begins with a "Conflict Presented" feature that ends with an intriguing legal question. Students look for the answer as they read the chapter. The chapter concludes with a corresponding "Conflict Resolved" feature that repeats the legal scenario and answers the question. This unique, repetitive learning tool reinforces basic business law concepts in each chapter.
  • NEW COVERAGE ADDRESSES SPACE LAW. To demonstrate the scope of business law to students, this edition now provides a brief discussion of international and U.S. space law in Chapter 43. This authors clearly emphasize how business law affects space programs and technology.
  • "LINKING BUSINESS LAW TO YOUR CAREER" FEATURES APPLY LEGAL CONCEPTS TO THE BUSINESS WORLD AND CAREERS. This practical feature connects chapter concepts to real situations students may encounter in the business world. Students learn how marketing, accounting, and hiring policies can affect career choices and interactions. This special feature provides tips, checklists, and instructions for students as they begin careers or start businesses.
  • "HIGHLIGHTING THE POINT" FEATURES AND NUMBERED EXAMPLES DETAIL THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL PRINCIPLES TO BUSINESS TODAY. Recognizing that business law is a vital part of everyday business and workplace settings, the book’s "Highlighting the Point" features and Numbered Examples place legal concepts and principles into scenarios and situations that students will recognize. These features simplify the legal concepts into understandable business-oriented applications.
  • MARGIN DEFINITIONS AND GLOSSARY CLARIFY LEGAL TERMS FOR STUDENTS. To help demystify legal terms, jargon, and concepts, margin definitions in every chapter appear beside corresponding boldfaced terms in the text. These quick-read margin definitions help students understand legalese and improve business vocabulary. To further comprehension and aid in review, all margin definitions also appear in the glossary at the end of the book.
  • "ISSUE SPOTTERS" FOCUS ON KEY LEGAL ISSUES. This unique feature at the end of each chapter presents hypothetical questions that highlight a particular legal issue presented in the chapter. Cross-references direct students to the answers in the text. Students can also review sample answers in Appendix A. These sample answers reinforce understanding and offer a learning aid to students who are struggling.
  • LEARNING OUTCOMES AND CHAPTER SUMMARIES EMPHASIZE IMPORTANT CONCEPTS AND KEY PRINCIPLES. Each chapter opens with four or more Learning Outcomes that focus on critical concepts and principles in the chapter. Learning Outcomes are repeated in the margins next to related text sections. In addition, concise Chapter Summaries in every chapter repeat and explain or describe each Learning Outcome statement. This repetition reinforces the basic information students should know after reading each chapter.
  • TEAR-OUT "WORK SETS" PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PRACTICE. Every chapter concludes with a two-page "Work Set" on perforated pages, ideal for homework or quizzes. Each "Work Set" features true-false and multiple-choice sections, as well as an "Answering More Legal Problems" section that uses a hypothetical scenario problem with fill-in-the-blanks. This unique feature provides a solid understanding of basic business law concepts through various learning exercises. Answers appear in the online Instructor’s Manual.

Table of Contents

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Part I: THE LAW AND OUR LEGAL SYSTEM.
1. Introduction to the Law.
2. Ethics in Business.
3. The Courts and Our Legal System.
4. Constitutional Law.
5. Business Torts.
6. Intellectual Property.
7. Business Crimes.
Part II: CONTRACTS.
8. Introduction to Contracts.
9. Offer and Acceptance.
10. Consideration.
11.Capacity.
12. The Legality of Agreements.
13. Voluntary Consent.
14. Written Contracts.
15. Third Party Rights.
16. Termination and Remedies.
Part III: SALES AND LEASES.
17. Introduction to Sales and Lease Contracts.
18. Title and Risk of Loss.
19. Performance and Breach.
20. Warranties and Product Liability.
21. Consumer Protection.
Part IV: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS.
22. The Essentials of Negotiability.
23. Negotiable Instruments: Transfer and Liability.
24. Banking in the Digital Age.
Part V: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT.
25. Agency Relationships.
26. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
27. Employment Discrimination.
Part VI: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
28. Types of Business Organizations.
29. Formation and Ownership of a Corporation.
30. Management of a Corporation.
31. Combining and Dissolving a Corporation.
Part VII: CREDIT AND RISK.
32. Credit and Security.
33. Mortgages.
34. Bankruptcy.
35. Insurance.
Part VIII: PROPERTY.
36. Personal Property.
37. Bailments.
38. Real Property.
39. Landlord and Tenant Law.
40. Wills and Trusts.
Part IX: SPECIAL TOPICS.
41. Administrative Law.
42. Antitrust Law.
43. International and Space Law.
APPENDICES:
Appendix A: Answers to the Issue Spotters.

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