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- Full title: Business Law Today: The Essentials, 12th Edition
- Edition: 12th
- Copyright year: 2020
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Roger LeRoy Miller
- ISBN: 9780357037966, 9780357037966
- Format: PDF
Description of Business Law Today: The Essentials, 12th Edition:
Interesting, clear, and applied, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS, 12E is your concise guide to the law and what it means in the business world — from contracts and secured transactions to warranties and government regulations. Easy to understand with an engaging writing style that is matched by vibrant visuals, BUSINESS LAW TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS includes coverage of contemporary topics that impact not only the business world, but also your own life. Examine the financial crisis and its impact on business law or identity theft, immigration law or diversity issues. Fascinating features and intriguing cases highlight the practicality of the concepts you are learning. Numerous learning support resources provide tools that address various learning styles.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of Business Law Today: The Essentials, 12th Edition PDF ebook:
Contents in BriefContentsChapter 1: Legal and Constitutional Foundations of BusinessSources of American LawThe Common LawClassifications of LawThe Constitutional Powers of GovernmentClassic Case 1.1: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States (1964)Business and the Bill of RightsBeyond Our Borders: The Impact of Foreign Law on the United States Supreme CourtAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Does Everyone Have a Constitutional Right to Use Social Case 1.2: Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Wasden (2018)Ethical Issue: Can a high school suspend teenagers from extracurricular activities because they postSpotlight on Beer Labels: Case 1.3: Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority (1998)Business Law Analysis: Determining When Public Religious Displays Violate the Establishment ClauseDue Process, Equal Protection, and PrivacyAppendix to Chapter 1: Finding and Analyzing the LawChapter 2: Courts and Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness Web Log: Samsung and Forced ArbitrationThe Judiciary’s Role in American GovernmentLandmark in the Law: Marbury v. Madison (1803)Basic Judicial RequirementsSpotlight on Gucci: Case 2.1: Gucci America, Inc. v. Wang Huoqing (2011)The State and Federal Court SystemsCase 2.2: Johnson v. Oxy USA, Inc. (2016)Ethical Issue: Should Supreme Court justices follow the Code of Conduct for United States Judges?Following a State Court CaseAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Using Social Media for Service of ProcessCase 2.3: Klipsch Group, Inc. v. ePRO E-Commerce Limited (2018)Courts OnlineAlternative Dispute ResolutionChapter 3: Ethics in BusinessEthics and the Role of BusinessBusiness Web Log: Bogus Bank and Credit Card Accounts at Wells Fargo BankAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Should Employees Have a “Right of Disconnecting”?Case 3.1: Al-Dabagh v. Case Western Reserve University (2015)Ethical Principles and PhilosophiesSources of Ethical Issues in Business DecisionsCase 3.2: Watson Laboratories, Inc. v. State of Mississippi (2018)Making Ethical Business DecisionsBusiness Law Analysis: Applying the IDDR FrameworkBusiness Ethics on a Global LevelAppendix to Chapter 3: Costco Code of EthicsChapter 4: Tort LawThe Basis of Tort LawIntentional Torts against PersonsBusiness Law Analysis: Analyzing Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress ClaimsAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Revenge Porn and Invasion of PrivacyIntentional Torts against PropertyNegligenceCase 4.1: Bogenberger v. Pi Kappa Alpha Corporation, Inc. (2018)Landmark in the Law: Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. (1928)Spotlight on the Seattle Mariners: Case 4.2: Taylor v. Baseball Club of Seattle, L.P. (2006)Strict LiabilityProduct LiabilityBusiness Web Log: Johnson & Johnson Faces Continuing Lawsuits over Its Talcum PowderEthical Issue: Can a Taser be considered unreasonably dangerous as designed?Case 4.3: Stange v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2018)Chapter 5: Intellectual Property RightsTrademarksClassic Case 5.1: Coca-Cola Co. v. Koke Co. of America (1920)Ethical Issue: Should the law allow offensive trademark names?Beyond Our Borders: Aleve versus FlanaxSame Pain Killer, But in Different CountriesCase 5.2: LFP IP, LLC v. Hustler Cincinnati, Inc. (2016)Business Web Log: Amazon Faces Fake ProductsPatentsCopyrightsBusiness Law Analysis: Licensing Is a Defense to Copyright InfringementAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Beyoncé, Sampling, and a $20 Million LawsuitCase 5.3: Oracle USA, Inc. v. Rimini Street, Inc. (2018)Trade SecretsInternational ProtectionsChapter 6: Internet Law, Social Media, and PrivacyInternet LawSpotlight on Internet Porn: Case 6.1: Hasbro, Inc. v. Internet Entertainment Group, Ltd. (1996)Copyrights in Digital InformationLandmark in the Law: The Digital Millennium Copyright ActAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Riot Games, Inc., Protects Its Online Video Game CopyriCase 6.2: BMG Rights Management (US), LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc. (2018)Social MediaOnline DefamationBusiness Law Analysis: Immunity of ISPs under the Communications Decency ActCase 6.3: David v. Textor (2016)PrivacyBeyond Our Borders: “The Right to Be Forgotten” in the European UnionEthical Issue: Should smart-TV manufacturers collect consumer-use data?Chapter 7: Criminal Law and Cyber CrimeCivil Law and Criminal LawCriminal LiabilityAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Using Twitter to Cause SeizuresA Crime?Case 7.1: United States v. Crabtree (2018)Types of CrimesBusiness Law Analysis: Proof of Credit-Card TheftSpotlight on White-Collar Crime: Case 7.2: People v. Sisuphan (2010)Case 7.3: United States v. Warner (2016)Defenses to Criminal LiabilityConstitutional Safeguards and Criminal ProceduresEthical Issue: Should police be able to force you to unlock your mobile phone?Landmark in the Law: Miranda v. Arizona (1966)Chapter 8: Agreement and Consideration in ContractsAn Overview of Contract LawCase 8.1: Boswell v. Panera Bread Co. (2018)AgreementBusiness Law Analysis: Offers of a RewardAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Can Your E-Mails Create a Valid Contract?ConsiderationLandmark in the Law: Hamer v. Sidway (1891)Case 8.2: USS-POSCO Industries v. Case (2016)E-ContractsCase 8.3: Bailey v. Kentucky Lottery Corp. (2018)Ethical Issue: How enforceable are click-on agreements to donate funds to a charity?Chapter 9: Capacity, Legality, and EnforceabilityContractual CapacityLegalityBusiness Law Analysis: Determining If a Contract with an Unlicensed Party Is EnforceableCase 9.1: Woischke v. Stursberg & Fine, Inc. (2018)Ethical Issue: Are expansive noncompete agreements reducing worker mobility?Voluntary ConsentEthical Issue: Should a surviving member of Lynyrd Skynyrd abide by a thirty-year-old consent decreeCase 9.2: McCullough v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. (2018)Adapting the Law to the Online Environment: “Catfishing”: Is That Online “Friend” for Real?The Writing RequirementCase 9.3: Sloop v. Kiker (2016)Beyond Our Borders: The Statute of Frauds and International Sales ContractsChapter 10: Contract Performance, Breach, and RemediesThird Party RightsCase 10.1: Mirandette v. Nelnet, Inc. (2018)Performance and DischargeBusiness Law Analysis: Determining When a Breach Is MaterialCase 10.2: Hampton Road Bankshares, Inc. v. Harvard (2016)DamagesBeyond Our Borders: Impossibility or Impracticability of Performance in GermanySpotlight on Liquidated Damages: Case 10.3: Kent State University v. Ford (2015)Ethical Issue: Can contracts for mixed martial arts fighters limit a fighter’s right to stop fightEquitable RemediesRecovery Based on Quasi ContractChapter 11: Sales and Lease ContractsLandmark in the Law: The Uniform Commercial CodeThe Scope of Articles 2 and 2AAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Taxing Web PurchasesThe Formation of Sales and Lease ContractsCase 11.1: Toll Processing Services, LLC v. Kastalon, Inc. (2018)Business Law Analysis: Additional Terms between MerchantsClassic Case 11.2: Jones v. Star Credit Corp. (1969)Title and Risk of LossCase 11.3: BMW Group, LLC v. Castle Oil Corp. (2016)Contracts for the International Sale of GoodsAppendix to Chapter 11: An Example of a Contract for the International Sale of CoffeeChapter 12: Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease ContractsPerformance ObligationsCase 12.1: All the Way Towing, LLC v. Bucks County International, Inc. (2018)Remedies for BreachBeyond Our Borders: The CISG’s Approach to Revocation of AcceptanceSpotlight on Baseball Cards: Case 12.2: Fitl v. Strek (2005)WarrantiesClassic Case 12.3: Webster v. Blue Ship Tea Room, Inc. (1964)Business LawAnalysis: Implied WarrantiesChapter 13: Negotiable InstrumentsFormation of Negotiable InstrumentsAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Pay with Your SmartphoneCase 13.1: OneWest Bank, FSB v. Nunez (2016)Business Law Analysis: Deciding If an Instrument Is NegotiableCase 13.2: Charles R. Tips Family Trust v. PB Commercial, LLC (2015)Transfer of InstrumentsBeyond Our Borders: Severe Restrictions on Check Indorsements in FranceHolder in Due Course (HDC)Case 13.3: Jarrell v. Conerly (2018)Signature and Warranty LiabilityDefenses, Limitations, and DischargeLandmark in the Law: Federal Trade Commission Rule 433Chapter 14: Banking in the Digital AgeChecks and the Bank-Customer RelationshipThe Bank’s Duty to Honor ChecksCase 14.1: Legg v. West Bank (2016)Case 14.2: Horton v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (2018)The Bank’s Duty to Accept DepositsCase 14.3: Shahin v. Delaware Federal Credit Union (2015)Landmark in the Law: Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21)Electronic Fund TransfersOnline Banking and E-MoneyAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Electronic Payment Systems and the Use of ChecksChapter 15: Creditors’ Rights and BankruptcyLaws Assisting CreditorsSpotlight on Wedding Rings: Case 15.1: Royal Jewelers, Inc. v. Light (2015)Case 15.2: SunTrust Bank v. Monroe (2018)Ethical Issue: How long should a secured party have to seek a deficiency judgment?The Bankruptcy CodeBusiness Web Log: Online Retail Competition Causes Yet Another Brick-and-Mortar Retailer to File forLandmark in the Law: The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection ActChapter 7LiquidationBusiness Law Analysis: Violations of the Automatic StayChapter 11ReorganizationBankruptcy Relief under Chapter 13 and Chapter 12Case 15.3: In re Chamberlain (2018)Chapter 16: Agency Relationships in BusinessAgency LawEthical Issue: Is it fair to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as independent contractors?Formation of an AgencyCase 16.1: Reidel v. Akron General Health System (2018)Duties of Agents and PrincipalsSpotlight on Taser International: Case 16.2: Taser International, Inc. v. Ward (2010)Agent’s AuthorityLiability in Agency RelationshipsBusiness Law Analysis: Liability of Disclosed PrincipalsLandmark in the Law: The Doctrine of Respondeat SuperiorBeyond Our Borders: Islamic Law and Respondeat SuperiorCase 16.3: M.J. v. Wisan (2016)Termination of an AgencyChapter 17: Employment LawEmployment at WillCase 17.1: Caterpillar, Inc. v. Sudlow (2016)Wages, Hours, and LeaveEthical Issue: Are employees entitled to receive wages for all the time they spend at work, includinHealth, Safety, and Income SecurityImmigration LawEmployment DiscriminationAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Hiring Discrimination Based on Social Media PostsCase 17.2: Bauer v. Lynch (2016)Business Law Analysis: Retaliation ClaimsCase 17.3: Franchina v. City of Providence (2018)Beyond Our Borders: Sexual Harassment in Other NationsChapter 18: The Entrepreneur’s OptionsSole ProprietorshipsCase 18.1: A. Gadley Enterprises, Inc. v. Department of Labor and Industry Office of Unemployment CoEthical Issue: Can the religious beliefs of a small business owner justify the business refusing to General PartnershipsCase 18.2: Harun v. Rashid (2018)Beyond Our Borders: Doing Business with Foreign PartnersOther Types of PartnershipsLimited Liability CompaniesCase 18.3: Schaefer v. Orth (2018)Business Law Analysis: When Will a Court Order the Dissolution of an LLC?FranchisesChapter 19: CorporationsNature and ClassificationAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: Programs That Predict Employee MisconductCase 19.1: Drake Manufacturing Co. v. Polyflow, Inc. (2015)Case 19.2: Greenfield v. Mandalay Shores Community Association (2018)Formation and PowersBeyond Our Borders: Does Cloud Computing Have a Nationality?Business Law Analysis: Piercing the Corporate VeilDirectors and OfficersClassic Case 19.3: Guth v. Loft, Inc. (1939)ShareholdersMajor Business Forms ComparedChapter 20: Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate GovernanceSecurities Act of 1933Adapting the Law to the Online Environment: Investment CrowdfundingRegulations and RestrictionsLandmark in the Law: Changes to Regulation A: “Reg A+”Case 20.1: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (2015)Securities Exchange Act of 1934Classic Case 20.2: Securities and Exchange Commission v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. (1968)Case 20.3: Singer v. Reali (2018)State Securities LawsCorporate GovernanceBeyond Our Borders: Corporate Governance in Other NationsChapter 21: Antitrust Law and Promoting CompetitionThe Sherman Antitrust ActBusiness Web Log: Facebook and Google in a World of Antitrust LawLandmark in the Law: The Sherman Antitrust ActSection 1 of the Sherman ActSection 2 of the Sherman ActCase 21.1: McWane, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission (2015)The Clayton ActCase 21.2: Candelore v. Tinder, Inc. (2018)Enforcement and ExemptionsCase 21.3: TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Properties Co. (2016)U.S. Antitrust Laws in the Global ContextAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: The European Union Issues Record Fine against Google in Chapter 22: Consumer LawAdvertising, Marketing, Sales, and LabelingCase 22.1: POM Wonderful, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission (2015)Adapting the Law to the Online Environment: Regulating “Native” Ads on the InternetCase 22.2: Haywood v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC (2018)Protection of Health and SafetyCredit ProtectionCase 22.3: Santangelo v. Comcast Corp. (2016)Ethical Issue: Can a company that provides background checks willfully violate the Fair Credit RepChapter 23: Personal Property, Bailments, and InsurancePersonal Property versus Real PropertyAcquiring Ownership of Personal PropertyAdapting the Law to the Online Environment: The Exploding World of Digital PropertyEthical Issue: Who owns the engagement ring?Business Law Analysis: Effective Gift of a Brokerage AccountClassic Case 23.1: In re Estate of Piper (1984)Mislaid, Lost, and Abandoned PropertyCase 23.2: State of Washington v. Preston (2018)BailmentsCase 23.3: Zissu v. IH2 Property Illinois, L.P. (2016)InsuranceChapter 24:Real Property and Environmental LawThe Nature of Real PropertyOwnership Interests and LeasesCase 24.1: In the Matter of the Estate of Nelson (2018)Transfer of OwnershipSpotlight on Sales of Haunted Houses: Case 24.2: Stambovsky v. Ackley (1991)Business Law Analysis: When Possession of Property Is Not “Adverse”Case 24.3: Montgomery County v. Bhatt (2016)Ethical Issue: Should eminent domain be used to promote private development?Landlord-Tenant RelationshipsProtecting the EnvironmentBeyond Our Borders: Can a River Be a Legal Person?Chapter 25: International and Space LawInternational LawBeyond Our Borders: Border Searches of Your Electronic DevicesCase 25.1: Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (2018)Business Law Analysis: Sovereign Immunity ClaimsDoing Business InternationallyEthical Issue: Is it ethical (and legal) to brew “imported” beer brands domestically?Regulation of Specific Business ActivitiesCase 25.2: Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. v. International Trade Commission (2018)U.S. Laws in a Global ContextSpotlight on International Torts: Case 25.3: Daimler AG v. Bauman (2014)Space LawAPPENDICESA How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case ProblemsB Answers to the Issue SpottersC Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample AnswerGlossaryTable of CasesIndex