The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Henry R. Cheeseman  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
636
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292039688
ISBN
129203968X
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For undergraduate courses in the Legal Environment of Business.

The single most up-to-date text available for the Legal Environment course.

The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce examines how the current legal environment, government regulation, and e-commerce environment impact today's business decisions. The cases in this text are cutting-edge, exciting, and engaging, and the reasoning of each case is presented in the language of the court.

The seventh edition includes many new cases, statutes, and features.

Features

For undergraduate courses in the Legal Environment of Business.

The single most up-to-date text available for the Legal Environment course.

The Legal Environment of Business and Online Commerce examines how the current legal environment, government regulation, and e-commerce environment impact today's business decisions. The cases in this text are cutting-edge, exciting, and engaging, and the reasoning of each case is presented in the language of the court.

Cases.
There are many cases featurecd throughout the text featuring current and timely issues. All cases contain:

  • Facts
  • Issues
  • Language of the Court
  • Decisions
  • Questions

 Boxes. To keep the topics current there have been several boxes are included throughout the text:

  • Contemporary Environment boxes
  • Ethics Spotlight boxes
  • Internet Law & Online Commerce boxes
  • International Law boxes
  • Landmark Law boxes

Law Case with Answer. The end of every chapter  contains an additional case. The facts of the case are presented to the student with a question. The answer to the question is offered, along with guidance on how it was determined, helping students understand the application of the law and prepare them for working the subsequent Case Problems on their own.

End-of-Chapter Cases. Case Problems reinforce the lessons of the chapter with current topics and Business Ethics cases which help the student to put the lessons of the chapter into an ethical perspective.

Web Exercises. For each chapter, Cheeseman provides at least one new web exercise to help students use the web for legal research. Further, notes for using and assigning these exercises are available at the Instructor Resource Center for this text.

 


New to this Edition

New U.S. Supreme Court Cases
More than fifteen new U.S. Supreme Court cases, including:

  • Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (certification of a class denied)
  • AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable)
  • Brown, Governor of California v. Entertainment Merchants Association (content of violent video games is protected speech)
  • Kentucky v. King (exigent circumstances support police warrantless search of a home)
  • Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP (Title VII permits third-party retaliation claims to be brought against an employer)
  • Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (Federal restrictions on campaign financing violated the U.S. Constitution)
New State and Federal Court Cases
More than fifteen new state and federal court cases, including:
  • The Facebook, Inc. v. Winklevoss (settlement agreement enforced concerning the founding of Facebook)
  • Does I-XI, Workers in China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Swaziland, and Nicaragua v. Walmart Stores, Inc. (foreign workers not intended beneficiaries of Walmart’s contracts with foreign suppliers)
  • Chanel, Inc. v. Banks (personal jurisdiction over an Internet seller found)
  • V Secret Catalogue, Inc. and Victoria’s Secret Stores, Inc. v. Moseley (tarnishment of a senior mark by a junior mark)
  • Yarde Metals, Inc. v. New England Patriots Limited Partnership (parol evidence not admitted to change terms of a ticketholder’s contract)
  •  Rainey v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC (franchisor not liable for an accident caused by franchisee’s delivery person)
New Statutes
Coverage of many new federal statutes, including:
  • Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
  • Health Care Reform Act of 2010
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2009
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
  • Credit CARD Act of 2009
New Special Features on Ethics, Contemporary Environment, Digital Law, and International Law
More than twenty new special features, including:
  • Bernie Madoff Steals Billions of Dollars in Pyramid Scheme
  • BP Oil Spill
  • Bankruptcy of General Motors Corporation
  • New Top-Level Domain Names
  • English-Only Requirement in the Workplace
  • New Warnings Required on Cigarette Packages and Advertisements
New Text Material
New text and chapter materials, including:
  • More than thirty new examples
  • More than fifty new Critical Legal Thinking Cases
  • More than fifteen new Ethics Cases

Table of Contents

&>Part I—Legal and Ethical Environment

 

 

Chapter 1—Legal Heritage and the Digital Age

Chapter 2—Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business

Chapter 3—Courts, Jurisdiction, and Administrative Agencies

Chapter 4—Judicial, Alternative, and E-Dispute Resolution

 

 

Part II—Constitution and Public Law

 

Chapter 5—Constitutional Law for Business and E-Commerce

Chapter 6—Torts and Strict Liability

Chapter 7—Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes

Chapter 8—Intellectual Property and Cyber Piracy

 

 

 

Chapter 9—Formation of Traditional and E-Contracts

Chapter 10—Performance and Breach of Traditional and E-Contracts

Chapter 11—E-Commerce and Digital Law

Chapter 12—UCC Sales and Lease Contracts and Warranties

Chapter 13—Credit, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy

 

 

 

Part IV—Business Organizations and Investor Protection

Chapter 14—Small Business and General and Limited Partnerships

Chapter 15—Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, and Special Forms of Business

Chapter 16—Corporations and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Chapter 17—Investor Protection, E-Securities, and Wall Street Reform

 

 

 

Part V—Agency and Employment Environment

Chapter 18—Agency Law

Chapter 19—Equal Opportunity in Employment

Chapter 20—Employment Law and Worker Protection

Chapter 21— Labor Law and Immigration Law

 

 

 

Part VI—Government Regulation

Chapter 22—Antitrust Law and Unfair Trade Practices

Chapter 23—Consumer Protection

Chapter 24—Environmental Protection

Chapter 25—Land Use Regulation and Real Property


Part VII—Global Environment

Chapter 26—International and World Trade Law