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The Legal Environment and Business Law
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Don Mayer, Daniel M. Warner, George J. Siedel, Jethro K. Lieberman, Alyssa Rose Martina
Don Mayer, Daniel M. Warner, George J. Siedel, Jethro K. Lieberman, Alyssa Rose Martina
 
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The Legal Environment and Business Law

This is the book The Legal Environment and Business Law: Executive MBA Edition (v. 1.0).

About the Book

This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

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Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - The Legal Environment and Business Law
    • About the Authors
    • Acknoledgments
    • Preface
  • Chapter One - Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
    • 1.1 - What Is Law?
    • 1.2 - Schools of Legal Thought
    • 1.3 - Basic Concepts and Categories of US Positive Law
    • 1.4 - Sources of Law and Their Priority
    • 1.5 - Legal and Political Systems of the World
    • 1.6 - A Sample Case
    • 1.7 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Two - Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
    • 2.1 - What Is Ethics?
    • 2.2 - Major Ethical Perspectives
    • 2.3 - An Ethical Decision Model
    • 2.4 - Corporations and Corporate Governance
    • 2.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Three - Courts and the Legal Process
    • 3.1 - The Relationship between State and Federal Court Systems in the United States
    • 3.2 - The Problem of Jurisdiction
    • 3.3 - Motions and Discovery
    • 3.4 - The Pretrial and Trial Phase
    • 3.5 - Judgment, Appeal, and Execution
    • 3.6 - When Can Someone Bring a Lawsuit?
    • 3.7 - Relations with Lawyers
    • 3.8 - Alternative Means of Resolving Disputes
    • 3.9 - Cases
  • Chapter Four - Constitutional Law and US Commerce
    • 4.1 - Basic Aspects of the US Constitution
    • 4.2 - The Commerce Clause
    • 4.3 - Dormant Commerce Clause
    • 4.4 - Preemption: The Supremacy Clause
    • 4.5 - Business and the Bill of Rights
    • 4.6 - Cases
    • 4.7 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Five - Administrative Law
    • 5.1 - Administrative Agencies: Their Structure and Powers
    • 5.2 - Controlling Administrative Agencies
    • 5.3 - The Administrative Procedure Act
    • 5.4 - Administrative Burdens on Business Operations
    • 5.5 - The Scope of Judicial Review
    • 5.6 - Cases
    • 5.7 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Six - Criminal Law
    • 6.1 - The Nature of Criminal Law
    • 6.2 - Types of Crimes
    • 6.3 - The Nature of a Criminal Act
    • 6.4 - Responsibility
    • 6.5 - Procedure
    • 6.6 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused
    • 6.7 - Cases
    • 6.8 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Seven - Introduction to Tort Law
    • 7.1 - Purpose of Tort Laws
    • 7.2 - Intentional Torts
    • 7.3 - Negligence
    • 7.4 - Strict Liability
    • 7.5 - Cases
    • 7.6 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Eight - Contracts
    • 8.1 - General Perspectives on Contracts
    • 8.2 - Contract Formation
    • 8.3 - Remedies
    • 8.4 - Cases
    • 8.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Nine - Products Liability
    • 9.1 - Introduction: Why Products-Liability Law Is Important
    • 9.2 - Warranties
    • 9.3 - Negligence
    • 9.4 - Strict Liability in Tort
    • 9.5 - Tort Reform
    • 9.6 - Cases
    • 9.7 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Ten - Intellectual Property
    • 10.1 - Patents
    • 10.2 - Trade Secrets
    • 10.3 - Copyright
    • 10.4 - Trademarks
    • 10.5 - Cases
    • 10.6 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Eleven - Relationships between Principal and Agent
    • 11.1 - Introduction to Agency and the Types of Agents
    • 11.2 - Duties between Agent and Principal
    • 11.3 - Cases
    • 11.4 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twelve - Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
    • 12.1 - Principal’s Contract Liability
    • 12.2 - Principal’s Tort and Criminal Liability
    • 12.3 - Agent’s Personal Liability for Torts and Contracts; Termination of Agency
    • 12.4 - Cases
    • 12.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Thirteen - Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
    • 13.1 - Introduction to Partnerships and Entity Theory
    • 13.2 - Partnership Formation
    • 13.3 - Cases
    • 13.4 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Fourteen - Partnership Operation and Termination
    • 14.1 - Operation: Relations among Partners
    • 14.2 - Operation: The Partnership and Third Parties
    • 14.3 - Dissolution and Winding Up
    • 14.4 - Cases
    • 14.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Fifteen - Hybrid Business Forms
    • 15.1 - Limited Partnerships
    • 15.2 - Limited Liability Companies
    • 15.3 - Other Forms
    • 15.4 - Cases
    • 15.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Sixteen - Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
    • 16.1 - Historical Background
    • 16.2 - Partnerships versus Corporations
    • 16.3 - The Corporate Veil: The Corporation as a Legal Entity
    • 16.4 - Classifications of Corporations
    • 16.5 - Corporate Organization
    • 16.6 - Effect of Organization
    • 16.7 - Cases
    • 16.8 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Seventeen - Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance
    • 17.1 - General Sources of Corporate Funds
    • 17.2 - Bonds
    • 17.3 - Types of Stock
    • 17.4 - Initial Public Offerings and Consideration for Stock
    • 17.5 - Dividends
    • 17.6 - The Winds of Change
    • 17.7 - Cases
    • 17.8 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Eighteen - Corporate Powers and Management
    • 18.1 - Powers of a Corporation
    • 18.2 - Rights of Shareholders
    • 18.3 - Duties and Powers of Directors and Officers
    • 18.4 - Liability of Directors and Officers
    • 18.5 - Cases
    • 18.6 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Nineteen - Securities Regulation
    • 19.1 - The Nature of Securities Regulation
    • 19.2 - Liability under Securities Law
    • 19.3 - Cases
    • 19.4 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twenty - Corporate Expansion, State and Federal Regulation of Foreign Corporations, and Corporate Dissolution
    • 20.1 - Corporate Expansion
    • 20.2 - Foreign Corporations
    • 20.3 - Dissolution
    • 20.4 - Cases
    • 20.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twenty-one - Antitrust Law
    • 21.1 - History and Basic Framework of Antitrust Laws in the United States
    • 21.2 - Horizontal Restraints of Trade
    • 21.3 - Vertical Restraints of Trade
    • 21.4 - Price Discrimination: The Robinson-Patman Act
    • 21.5 - Exemptions
    • 21.6 - Sherman Act, Section 2: Concentrations of Market Power
    • 21.7 - Acquisitions and Mergers under Section 7 of the Clayton Act
    • 21.8 - Cases
    • 21.9 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twenty-two - Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
    • 22.1 - The Federal Trade Commission: Powers and Law Governing Deceptive Acts
    • 22.2 - Deceptive Acts and Practices
    • 22.3 - Unfair Trade Practices
    • 22.4 - Remedies
    • 22.5 - Cases
    • 22.6 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twenty-three - Employment Law
    • 23.1 - Federal Employment Discrimination Laws
    • 23.2 - Employment at Will
    • 23.3 - Other Employment-Related Laws
    • 23.4 - Cases
    • 23.5 - Summary and Exercises
  • Chapter Twenty-four - Labor-Management Relations
    • 24.1 - A Brief History of Labor Legislation
    • 24.2 - The National Labor Relations Board: Organization and Functions
    • 24.3 - Labor and Management Rights under the Federal Labor Laws
    • 24.4 - Case
    • 24.5 - Summary and Exercises

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