Business Law Today - Standard Edition,
13th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357634851
Copyright 2022 | Published
1056 pages | List Price: USD $500.95

Gain a clear understanding of business law and how it impacts today's business world – whether you're pursuing a corporate career or entrepreneurial opportunities. Miller's best-selling BUSINESS LAW TODAY: STANDARD, 13E keeps the study of business law engaging and relevant while ensuring you understand important legal, ethical and corporate issues. This edition immerses you in legal action with classic, spotlighted and updated cases as recent as 2020 and more than one hundred new examples and case examples from well-known companies, such as Nike, Apple, Google and Gucci. More than 40 new or updated learning features highlight high-interest legal topics -- from cybersecurity and the law online to managerial strategies and ethical dilemmas. Visually compelling pages illustrate the latest legal developments across the globe, in the U.S. Supreme court and even at state level. MindTap digital resources are available to help you further explore how the law is applied to various real business situations.


Chapter 1 Law and Legal Reasoning
—Appendix to Chapter 1: Finding and Analyzing the Law
Chapter 2 Constitutional Law
Chapter 3 Ethics in Business
—Appendix to Chapter 3: Costco Code of Ethics
Chapter 4 Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 5 Tort Law
Chapter 6 Product Liability
Chapter 7 Intellectual Property Rights
Chapter 8 Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy
Chapter 9 Criminal Law and Cyber Crime
Unit 1 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 10 Nature and Classification
Chapter 11 Agreement)
Chapter 12 Consideration, Capacity, and Legality
Chapter 13 Defenses to Contract Enforceability
Chapter 14 Third Party Rights and Discharge
Chapter 15 Breach and Remedies
Unit 2 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 16 Sales and Lease Contracts
—Appendix to Chapter 16: An Example Contract for the International Sale of Coffee
Chapter 17 Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
Chapter 18 Negotiable Instruments
Chapter 19 International and Space Law
Chapter 20 Banking in the Digital Age
Chapter 21 Security Interests and Creditors’ Rights
Chapter 22 Bankruptcy
Unit 3 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 23 Agency Relationships in Business
Chapter 24 Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law
Chapter 25 Employment Discrimination
Unit 4 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 26 Sole Proprietorships and Franchises
Chapter 27 All Forms of Partnership
Chapter 28 Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms
Chapter 29 Corporations
Chapter 30 Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance
Unit 5 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 31 Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition
Chapter 32 Consumer and Environmental Law
Chapter 33 Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals
Unit 6 Task-Based Simulation

Chapter 34 Personal Property and Bailments
Chapter 35 Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law
Chapter 36 Insurance, Wills, and Trusts
Unit 7 Task-Based Simulation

A How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems
B The Constitution of the United States
C The Uniform Commercial Code
D Answers to the Issue Spotters
E Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer

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  • Roger LeRoy Miller

    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.

  • NEW "CYBERSECURITY AND THE LAW" FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS BOTH THE RISKS AND REWARDS OFFERED BY TECHNOLOGY IN TODAY'S GLOBAL MARKETPLACE. These features recount how some of the most recognizable brands in corporate America, from Apple to Arby's, are protecting themselves and their customers from the threats lurking in cyber space.

  • NEW "HYPOTHETICALS" IN CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS PROVIDE REAL-WORLD LINKS THAT GENERATE INTEREST IN THE CHAPTER'S SPECIFIC LEGAL CONCEPTS. These hypotheticals -- often based on real cases or contemporary business situations -- help introduce and illustrate legal issues facing managers, companies and even industries.

  • NEW BUSINESS WEB LOG UNDERSCORES THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL PRINCIPLES IN TODAY'S ACTUAL BUSINESSES. Students clearly see how the material in this edition applies to real businesses today. Each of these features discusses a major U.S. company -- from Samsung and Johnson & Johnson to Amazon -- that is engaged in a dispute revolving around a topic that's covered in the chapter.

  • NEW "ADAPTING THE LAW TO THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT" EXAMINES THE LATEST TOPICS RELATED TO TODAY'S CYBERLAW. This feature guides students in reviewing the implications of cutting-edge cyberlaw challenges and advancements, ranging from antitrust pressures on "big tech" companies like Google and Facebook to applying contract law to online plagiarism by college students.

  • NEW "BUSINESS LAW ANALYSIS" FEATURES GUIDE STUDENTS IN MASTERING LEGAL ANALYSIS SKILLS. The ability to analyze legal situations is critical for students in business today. This feature directs students in analyzing legal situations, such as the impact of patent time limits or the validity of workers' compensation claims. Students use these skills as they answer questions and case problems and complete exams.

  • NEW "LANDMARK IN THE LAW" FEATURE EXAMINES LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE IMPACTED CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW. This feature guides students in discussing a landmark case, statute or legal development that has significantly affected business law today, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or Federal Trade Commission Rule 433.

  • NEW "MANAGERIAL STRATEGY" EXAMINES HOW TO APPLY LEGAL PRINCIPLES FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SUCCESS. Timely content emphasizes important management considerations and business challenges related to business law and the current legal environment. The feature highlights issues, such as what to consider when relying on case law to make business decisions or the pros and cons of stakeholder capitalism as a management strategy.

  • NEW "ETHICAL ISSUES" DEMONSTRATE THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW. Students review the ethical aspects of key topics as the author asks probing questions, such as whether today's gig economy takes advantage of independent contractors or whether corporations should have gender quotas on their boards of directors.

  • NEW 2020 CASES APPEAR IN ALMOST EVERY CHAPTER OF THIS EDITION. The author has carefully selected cases that both enhance learning and are straightforward enough to understand. Case problems at the end of each chapter offer additional scenarios for further learning. This edition also includes Spotlight Case and case problems that highlight well-known organizations, such as Gucci, Nike and the Seattle Mariners. In addition, Classic Cases demonstrate how they have set a legal precedent in a specific area of law.

  • HUNDREDS OF NEW EXAMPLES AND CASE EXAMPLES FROM 2019 AND 2020 ARE HIGHLIGHTED AND NUMBERED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. These meaningful examples apply legal points of law to scenarios students recognize and understand to help students visualize how business law principles work in everyday interactions. New Examples illustrate how the law applies in specific situations, while new Case Examples present the facts and issues of an actual case and explain the court’s decision and rationale.

  • EMPHASIS ON ETHICAL DECISION MAKING USES SYSTEMATIC IDDR APPROACH. The author introduces this clear framework for making ethical decisions in Chapter 3. The step-by-step process guides students through Inquiry, Discussion, Decision and Review as they learn to analyze both the legal and ethical implications of business decisions throughout this edition.

  • FOCUS ON CRITICAL THINKING AND LEGAL REASONING STRENGTHENS STUDENTS SKILLS. In addition to content and features focused on legal reasoning, this edition includes critical thinking questions that require students to think beyond the book about a chapter topic. "Debate This" questions also require readers to think critically about rationales underlying the law. Chapter-ending assignments further highlight critical thinking as well as writing skills.

  • FULL CHAPTER ADDRESSES INTERNET LAW, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND RELATED PRIVACY ISSUES. This edition's Chapter 8 explores how online platforms, such as social media, have influenced today’s legal landscape as well as individual privacy issues. This timely content uses an easy-to-understand context and format to demonstrate to your students how ever-changing technological advances in the workplace and business world affect business law.

  • MINDTAP BUSINESS LAW OFFERS A PERSONALIZED, CUSTOMIZABLE ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES. Relevant assignments guide students in analyzing, applying and improving thinking. You are able to measure skills and outcomes with ease. You control what students see and when they see it. Students stay involved with interactive cases, interactive exhibits and integrated videos. Activities intuitively guide students as they prepare, engage, apply and analyze business law concepts.

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