Business Law,
10th Edition

Roger LeRoy Miller

ISBN-13: 9780357717417
Copyright 2023 | Published
640 pages | List Price: USD $291.95

Focus on the basics of business law principles and how these concepts apply in business today with Miller's BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND EXERCISES, 10E. Each chapter concentrates on one important topic with straightforward descriptions, everyday examples and updates that reflect the latest legal developments. You explore specific points of law and their underlying concepts as you examine the law at work in actual life and business situations. Concise chapters are punctuated with updated and new illustrative examples, real law applications and real case summaries. You learn how to resolve legal conflicts, make ethical decisions and even consider the legal aspects of your career choices. Each chapter’s learning tools clarify contemporary legal principles in a practical presentation that ensures a solid understanding of business law. MindTap and Infuse digital tools are also available to help organize your learning and further your success.


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.
8. Introduction to Contracts.
9. Offer and Acceptance.
10. Consideration.
12. The Legality of Agreements.
13. Voluntary Consent.
14. Contracts That Must Be in Writing.
15. Third Party Rights.
16. Termination and Remedies.
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.
22. The Essentials of Negotiability.
23. Negotiable Instruments: Transfer and Liability.
24. Banking.
25. Agency Relationships.
26. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
27. Employment Discrimination.
28. Types of Business Organizations.
29. Formation and Ownership of a Corporation.
30. Management of a Corporation.
31. Combining and Dissolving a Corporation.
32. Security Interests and Creditors’ Remedies.
33. Mortgages.
34. Bankruptcy.
35. Insurance.
36. Personal Property.
37. Bailments.
38. Real Property.
39. Landlord and Tenant Law.
40. Wills and Trusts.
41. Administrative Law.
42. Antitrust Law.
43. International and Space Law.
Appendix A: Answers to the Issue Spotters.

  • 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.

  • UPDATES AND REVISED CONTENT FULLY INTEGRATE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY. The authors have carefully reviewed all material within this edition to ensure content reflects diversity, equity and inclusivity. You can use this resource with the confidence that you and students of all backgrounds will feel comfortable reading through and working with this edition.

  • NEW AND STRATEGICALLY REPOSITIONED "CONFLICT PRESENTED/CONFLICT RESOLVED" FEATURES DEMONSTRATE LEGAL PRINCIPLES IN ACTION. The authors have repositioned "Conflict Resolved" sections earlier within each chapter so students can more easily see the relationship between the "conflict" and the legal principle that explains how the conflict is resolved. New and updated "Conflict Presented/Conflict Resolved" situations highlight some of the latest topics in business law today.

  • NEW, RECENT CASES AND LEARNING FEATURES STRENGTHEN STUDENT INTEREST. This edition continues to focus on engaging and actively involving your students in learning. Numerous updated "Real Cases" help capture student attention. This edition includes 18 new "Real Cases" from 2020 and 2021.

  • NEW "REAL LAW" PROBLEMS ENGAGE STUDENTS IN LEARNING AND APPLYING PRINCIPLES. This edition now includes 43 new "Real Law" problems that further reinforce the practical applications behind the principles students are learning.

  • NEW "HIGHLIGHTING THE POINT" FEATURES DRAW ATTENTION TO KEY ASPECTS OF TODAY'S BUSINESS LAW. These new features emphasize specific points of the law in current scenarios or situations and direct student attention to some of the most important parts of business law today as students read and review.

  • NEW "NUMBERED EXAMPLES" BRING PRINCIPLES TO LIFE. These numerous new examples demonstrate how business law applies to actual real-life situations.

  • "STRAIGHT TO THE POINT" SECTIONS IN EVERY CHAPTER EMPHASIZE KEY CONCEPTS. This helpful end-of-chapter learning feature presents several questions drawn from chapter-specific concepts, definitions or points of law. This question-only tool emphasizes key concepts quickly and easily to guide overall review. Helpful cross-references guide students to the related answers in this edition.

  • RECENT 2019-2021 "REAL LAW" CASE PROBLEMS EMPHASIZE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Every chapter includes a new "Real Law" case problem based on a 2019, 2020 or 2021 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.

  • ETHICAL QUESTIONS DRAWN FROM RECENT CASES APPEAR IN EVERY CHAPTER. To highlight the evolving, important issue of business ethics, this edition includes a thought-provoking Ethical Question in every chapter. These case-based problems challenge students to carefully consider how to apply ethics in specific, actual business situations.

  • "REAL CASE" FEATURES PRESENT RELEVANT, TIMELY LEGAL CHALLENGES. These fact-based case summaries, drawn from actual 2019, 2020 and 2021 cases, allow students to quickly read through brief facts and legal issue of a case and see how actual courts apply legal principles. These contemporary, interesting cases apply to real-life scenarios and situations your students will recognize.

  • MORE THAN 40 "CONFLICT PRESENTED/CONFLICT RESOLVED" FEATURES ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE CONTENT OF EACH CHAPTER. Each chapter begins with a "Conflict Presented" feature that ends with an intriguing legal question. Students look for the answer as they read the chapter. Within the chapter text, they find 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.

  • "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 business today. Students learn how marketing, accounting and hiring policies can impact career choices and interactions. This special feature provides tips, checklists and instructions for students as they begin careers or start businesses.

  • "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. "Issue Spotters" now appear at the start of all chapter-ending materials.

  • 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.

  • "WORK SETS" PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PRACTICE. Every chapter concludes with a two-page "Work Set," ideal for use as homework or as a quiz. 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 where students fill in the blanks. These various learning exercises provide a solid understanding of basic business law and legal environment concepts. Answers appear in the online Instructor’s Manual.

  • 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 within 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.

  • "HIGHLIGHTING THE POINT" FEATURES AND NUMBERED EXAMPLES DETAIL THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL PRINCIPLES TO BUSINESS TODAY. Recognizing that business law and the legal environment are vital parts 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.

  • "HIGHLIGHTING THE POINT" FEATURES AND NUMBERED EXAMPLES DETAIL THE RELEVANCE OF LEGAL PRINCIPLES TO BUSINESS TODAY. Recognizing that business law and the legal environment are vital parts 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.

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