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Cutting-edge cases and comprehensive coverage of the legal environment of business

The Legal Environment of Business: Online Commerce, Ethics, and Global Issues examines how the current legal and e-commerce environments, and government regulations 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 9th Edition has been updated with all new cases, statutes, and questions, so students have the opportunity to not only learn about the law, but also apply it to their personal and professional lives.

 

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Table of contents

PART I: LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, JUDICIAL SYSTEM, DISPUTE RESOLUTION, AND BUSINESS ETHICS

1. Legal Heritage and the Information Age

2. Ethics and Social Responsibility of Business

3. Courts, Jurisdiction, and Administrative Law

4. Judicial, Alternative, and E-Dispute Resolution

 

PART II: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, TORTS, CRIMES, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  

5. Constitutional Law for Business and E-Commerce

6. Torts and Strict Liability

7. Criminal Law and Cybercrime

8. Intellectual Property and Information Technology

 

PART III: CONTRACTS, UCC TRANSACTIONS, CREDIT, AND E-COMMERCE

9. Formation of Contracts

10. Performance and Breach of Contracts

11. Digital Law and E-Commerce

12. Sales Contracts, Leases, and Warranties

13. Credit, Secured Transactions, and Bankruptcy

 

PART IV: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, CORPORATIONS, COMPANIES, AND SECURITIES LAW  

14. Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Partnerships

15. Limited Liability Companies and Special Forms of Business

16. Formation of Corporations and Corporate Governance

17. Investor Protection and Securities Transactions

 

PART V: AGENCY, EMPLOYMENT, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND LABOR LAW

18. Agency Law

19. Equal Opportunity in Employment

20. Employment and Worker Protection

21. Labor Unions and Immigration Law

 

PART VI: GOVERNMENT REGULATION, CONSUMER SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AND REAL PROPERTY

22. Antitrust Law and Unfair Trade Practices

23. Consumer Protection

24. Environmental Protection

25. Real Property and Land Use Regulation

 

PART VII: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE

26. International and World Trade Law

 

PART VIII: ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

27. Accountants’ Duties and Liability

 

Appendix A: Constitution of the United States of America

Glossary

Case Index

Subject Index

 

 

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