Contemporary Business Law, Global Edition

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Pearson
Autor
Henry R. Cheeseman
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
8
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
848
Erschienen
April 2015
ISBN13
9781292059358
ISBN
1292059354
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For one- or two-semester undergraduate courses in Business Law

 

Take students beyond rote memorization and into true understanding of the concepts and their implications.

 

This motivating, up-to-date text presents business law, ethics, and the legal environment in a way that intrigues students, spurs them to ask questions, and takes them beyond rote memorization as they learn the issues and concepts. With its emphasis on covering online law and e-commerce as key parts of the legal environment—as well as today’s social, ethical, and international issues that are important to the study of business law—it’s the ideal text for your one- or two-semester undergraduate course in Business Law.

 

This text provides a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

 

  • Tailor the material to your specific course with the Custom Database option.
  • Draw students into the material with a rich selection of cases.
  • Address issues critical to the field of business law today.

Features

Draw students into the material with a rich selection of cases.
Students connect with the concepts they’ve learned through this text’s rich selection of landmark cases. Each case shows:

  • How the abstractions of law are applied to disputes
  • The Facts,
  • The Issues
  • The Decision
  • The Remedy
  • So let’s see

Address issues critical to the field of business law today.
Included is the latest information on such important topics as:

  • NEW U.S. Supreme Court Cases. More than 12 new U.S. Supreme Court cases, including:
    • Shelby County, Texas v. Holder (Voting Rights Act)
    • United States v. Windsor (federal Defense of Marriage Act violates equal protection clause)
    • Maryland v. King (taking DNA of person at time of booking is reasonable search)
    • Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Alien Tort Statute does not permit lawsuit in federal court for alleged crimes against humanity committed in another country)
    • Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP (employer retaliation violates Title VII)
    • Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett (federal drug labeling law preempts state law)
    • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (state law regulating violent video games violates free speech)
    • Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (certification of a class denied)
    • Snyder v. Phelps (picketing near veteran’s funeral is protected free speech)
    • Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (naturally occurring segments of DNA is a product of nature and is not patentable)
  • NEW State and Federal Court Cases. More than 40 new state and federal court cases, including:
    • The Facebook, Inc. v. Winklevoss (settlement agreement reached by founders of Facebook is enforced)
    • United States v. Barrington (undergraduate student convicted of computer crimes for changing students’ grades on university’s internet grading system)
    • Hubbert v. Dell Corporation (content reached by hyperlinks in licensing agreement is part of the contract)
    • National Labor Relations Board v. Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks Corporation engaged in unfair labor practices)
    • Does I-XI, Workers in China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Swaziland, and Nicaragua v. Walmart Stores, Inc. (foreign workers not intended beneficiaries of Wal-Mart’s contracts with foreign suppliers)
    • Chanel, Inc. v. Banks (Internet seller found subject to personal jurisdiction)
    • McPadden v. Sidhu (directors of Delaware corporation not liable for negligence because of liability waiver in corporate documents)
    • V Secret Catalogue, Inc. and Victoria’s Secret Stores, Inc. v. Moseley (tarnishment of a senior mark by a junior mark)
    • Las Vegas Sands, LLC v. Nehme (casino marker is a negotiable instrument)
    • Mitchell v. Fortas Insurance Company (bad faith tort committed by insurance company)
    • Rainey v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC (franchisor not liable for an accident caused by franchisee’s delivery person)
    • Intel Corporation v. Intelsys Software LLC (trademark infringement found)
    • Stoll v. Xiong (unconscionable contract not enforced)
    • Mance v. Mercedes-Benz USA (arbitration clause in automobile purchase contract enforced)
    • Menendez v. O’Neill (sole shareholder of corporation not liable for corporation’s liabilities)
    • In re Estate of Haviland (undue influence on elderly man in preparing estate documents)
    • Yarde Metals, Inc. v. New England Patriots Limited Partnership (parol evidence not admitted to change terms of a ticketholder’s contract)
  • NEW Statutes. Coverage of recent federal statutes, including:
    • Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) of 2012
    • Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCKS Act) of 2012
    • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011
    • Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
  • NEW Feature: “Critical Legal Thinking”. More than 15 new “Critical Legal Thinking Cases” have been introduced to this edition to prompt students to consider the policy implications of covered subject matters. These include:
    • Campaign Financing Law (Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee)
    • Class Action Waivers (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion)
    • Sexual Harassment (Pennsylvania State Police v. Students)
    • Exclusionary Rule (Arizona v. Gant)
    • Cyber Piracy (BMG Music v. Gonzalez)
    • Strict Liability (Domingue v. Cameco Industries, Inc.)
    • Eminent Domain (Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut)
    • Assisted Suicide (Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States v. Oregon)
    • More than seventy-five new “Critical Legal Thinking Questions” have been placed in the margins.
  • NEW Special Features on Ethics, Digital Law, Contemporary Environment, Business Environment, and Global Law. More than 20 new special features, including:
    • Facebook’s IPO
    • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court)
    • Crowd Funding and Funding Portals
    • Emerging Growth Company (EGC)
    • Is Outsourcing of U.S. Jobs Ethical?
    • Delaware Corporation Law
    • Veterans and Military Personnel Employment Protections

New to this Edition

Address issues critical to the field of business law today.
Included is the latest information on such important topics as:

  • NEW U.S. Supreme Court Cases. More than 12 new U.S. Supreme Court cases, including:
    • Shelby County, Texas v. Holder (Voting Rights Act)
    • United States v. Windsor (federal Defense of Marriage Act violates equal protection clause)
    • Maryland v. King (taking DNA of person at time of booking is reasonable search)
    • Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (Alien Tort Statute does not permit lawsuit in federal court for alleged crimes against humanity committed in another country)
    • Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP (employer retaliation violates Title VII)
    • Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett (federal drug labeling law preempts state law)
    • Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (state law regulating violent video games violates free speech)
    • Walmart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (certification of a class denied)
    • Snyder v. Phelps (picketing near veteran’s funeral is protected free speech)
    • Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (naturally occurring segments of DNA is a product of nature and is not patentable)
  • NEW State and Federal Court Cases. More than 40 new state and federal court cases, including:
    • The Facebook, Inc. v. Winklevoss (settlement agreement reached by founders of Facebook is enforced)
    • United States v. Barrington (undergraduate student convicted of computer crimes for changing students’ grades on university’s internet grading system)
    • Hubbert v. Dell Corporation (content reached by hyperlinks in licensing agreement is part of the contract)
    • National Labor Relations Board v. Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks Corporation engaged in unfair labor practices)
    • Does I-XI, Workers in China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Swaziland, and Nicaragua v. Walmart Stores, Inc. (foreign workers not intended beneficiaries of Wal-Mart’s contracts with foreign suppliers)
    • Chanel, Inc. v. Banks (Internet seller found subject to personal jurisdiction)
    • McPadden v. Sidhu (directors of Delaware corporation not liable for negligence because of liability waiver in corporate documents)
    • V Secret Catalogue, Inc. and Victoria’s Secret Stores, Inc. v. Moseley (tarnishment of a senior mark by a junior mark)
    • Las Vegas Sands, LLC v. Nehme (casino marker is a negotiable instrument)
    • Mitchell v. Fortas Insurance Company (bad faith tort committed by insurance company)
    • Rainey v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC (franchisor not liable for an accident caused by franchisee’s delivery person)
    • Intel Corporation v. Intelsys Software LLC (trademark infringement found)
    • Stoll v. Xiong (unconscionable contract not enforced)
    • Mance v. Mercedes-Benz USA (arbitration clause in automobile purchase contract enforced)
    • Menendez v. O’Neill (sole shareholder of corporation not liable for corporation’s liabilities)
    • In re Estate of Haviland (undue influence on elderly man in preparing estate documents)
    • Yarde Metals, Inc. v. New England Patriots Limited Partnership (parol evidence not admitted to change terms of a ticketholder’s contract)
  • NEW Statutes. Coverage of recent federal statutes, including:
    • Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) of 2012
    • Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCKS Act) of 2012
    • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011
    • Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009
  • NEW Feature: “Critical Legal Thinking”. More than 15 new “Critical Legal Thinking Cases” have been introduced to this edition to prompt students to consider the policy implications of covered subject matters. These include:
    • Campaign Financing Law (Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee)
    • Class Action Waivers (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion)
    • Sexual Harassment (Pennsylvania State Police v. Students)
    • Exclusionary Rule (Arizona v. Gant)
    • Cyber Piracy (BMG Music v. Gonzalez)
    • Strict Liability (Domingue v. Cameco Industries, Inc.)
    • Eminent Domain (Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut)
    • Assisted Suicide (Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States v. Oregon)
    • More than seventy-five new “Critical Legal Thinking Questions” have been placed in the margins.
  • NEW Special Features on Ethics, Digital Law, Contemporary Environment, Business Environment, and Global Law. More than 20 new special features, including:
    • Facebook’s IPO
    • Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court)
    • Crowd Funding and Funding Portals
    • Emerging Growth Company (EGC)
    • Is Outsourcing of U.S. Jobs Ethical?
    • Delaware Corporation Law
    • Veterans and Military Personnel Employment Protections

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I Legal, Ethical, and Digital Environment
1. Legal Heritage and the Digital Age
2. Constitutional Law for Business and E-Commerce
3. Courts and Jurisdiction
4. Judicial, Alternative, Administrative, and E-Dispute Resolution
5. Intentional Torts and Negligence
6. Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes
7. Intellectual Property and Cyber Piracy
8. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business

Part II Contracts and E-Commerce
9. Nature of Traditional and E-Contracts
10. Agreement and Consideration
11. Capacity and Legality
12. Genuineness of Assent and Statute of Frauds
13. Third-Party Rights and Discharge
14. Breach of Contract and Remedies
15. Digital Law and E-Commerce

Part III Sales and Lease Contracts and Product Liability

16. Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
17. Title to Goods and Risk of Loss
18. Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
19. Warranties and Product Liability

Part IV Negotiable Instruments, Banking, and Electronic Financial Transactions
20. Creation and Transfer of Negotiable Instruments
21. Holder in Due Course and Liability of Parties
22. Banking System and Electronic Financial Transactions

Part V Credit, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy

23. Credit, Real Property Financing, and Secured Transactions
24. Bankruptcy and Reorganization

Part VI Business Organizations, Corporate Governance, and Investor Protection
25. Agency Law
26. Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Partnerships
27. Corporate Formation and Financing
28. Corporate Governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
29. Corporate Acquisitions and Multinational Corporations
30. Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships
31. Franchise and Special Forms of Business
32. Investor Protection, E-Securities, and Wall Street Reform

Part VII Government Regulation and Employment Law

33. Antitrust Law and Unfair Trade Practices
34. Consumer Safety and Environmental Protection
35. Labor, Worker Protection, and Immigration Law
36. Equal Opportunity in Employment

Part VIII Property, Insurance, and Estates
37. Personal Property, Bailment, and Insurance
38. Real Property, Landlord-Tenant Law, and Land Use Regulation
39. Family Law, Wills, and Trusts

Part IX Accounting Profession

40. Accountants’ Duties and Liability

Part X Global Environment
41. International and World Trade Law

Appendices
A The Constitution of the United States of America

Case Index
Subject Index