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Canadian Business and the Law, 5th Edition

  • Dorothy Duplessis
  • Steve Enman
  • Shannon O'Byrne
  • Philip King
  • ISBN-10: 0176509658
  • ISBN-13: 9780176509651
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Canadian Business and the Law, now in its 5th edition, has transformed the teaching and learning of business law across the country. Canadian Business and the Law is constructed on the insight that risk management offers the optimal way of dealing with the legal content of business decisions. Beyond this, Canadian Business and the Law provides an engaging pedagogical vision which speaks to the student perspective by emphasizing real life current examples of the business-law interface. For example, the text relies on boxes featuring the impact of the law on Facebook in a variety of contexts including the liability of Facebook for alleged privacy violations, ownership issues relating to Facebook, the firing of employees for Facebook postings, and evidence provided by Facebook photographs leading to the termination of insurance benefits. Canadian Business and the Law offers an innovative and complete learning platform which builds student success.

Features

  • Business Law in Practice – Each chapter begins with a business situation that poses both legal and managerial questions. To provide context and meaning, the answers to these questions are integrated throughout the chapter with a summary presented at the end in order to test the students’ comprehension and analytic skills.

  • Special Case Format – Both Featured Cases and Landmark Cases begin with an explanation of the relevant business context , followed by the facts of the case, the legal question it raises and the court’s actual resolution of the dispute.

  • Business and Legislation – This feature provides an account of current and historical legislation affecting business and its environment.

  • Business Application of the Law – This feature offers contemporary, real-world examples of how the law impacts business.

  • Thematic Boxed Features – Four themes infuse this element of the textbook. There are nearly 50 examples relating the law to the ethical, technological, environmental and international aspects of doing business.

Reviews

“I really like the text. I find the stories at the beginning of chapters to be useful for college students. For a higher end business program I believe it hits the mark.”
— Paul Ebbs, Algonquin

About the Author

Dorothy Duplessis

Dorothy Roberta Ruth DuPlessis, B.Com. (Dalhousie University), LL.B. (Dalhousie University), M.B.A. (Dalhousie University), LL.M. (University of London), is a professor in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Professor DuPlessis has taught courses in business law, administrative law, international law, and Internet law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also lectured at the Czech Management School and at the Institute of Professional Management. Professor DuPlessis has published articles on auditor’s and director’s liability, copyright, and university administration. She is also the law examiner for the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

Steve Enman

Steven Enman, B.B.A. (Acadia University), LL.B. (Dalhousie University), LL.M. (Bristol University), was an associate professor in the Fred C. Manning School of Business Administration, Acadia University, and a director of the school when he retired in 2011. He was admitted to the bar of Nova Scotia in 1978, taught business law at Acadia for 32 years, and is a retired member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Professor Enman is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He was the editor of two editions of Canadian Business Law Cases. He has presented papers at conferences dealing with privacy, unconscionable contracts, and commercial morality.

Shannon O'Byrne

Shannon Kathleen O’Byrne, B.A. (University of Regina), M.A., LL.B., LL.M. (University of Alberta), is a professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, and a former Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. She was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 1987 and is a past member of the board of directors of the Edmonton Bar Association. She is the recipient of the University of Alberta’s highest teaching honour, the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as the Faculty of Law’s Teaching Excellence Award, named after the Hon. Mr. Justice Tevie Miller. Professor O’Byrne’s articles have been cited with approval by courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Philip King

Philip King, B Hons Philosophy (University of Western Ontario), LL.B. (University of Western Ontario), M.B.A. Richard Ivey School of Business, (University of Western Ontario) teaches law at Western University and practices corporate and commercial law in London, Ontario. Philip has practiced law since 1992, helping businesspeople achieve their goals by managing legal issues effectively. During that time, Philip has had the privilege of working with some of Canada's finest lawyers and businesspeople. While at Western, Philip was awarded the gold medal in the combined Law and M.B.A. program. Following graduation and a stint at a major Canadian law firm on Bay Street in Toronto, Philip returned to London, where he now practices law and teaches at Western Law, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Dan Program in Management and Organizational Studies. Philip and his wife Monica have two boys, Daniel and Joshua. Philip is an avid mountain biker and hiker and tries to spend as much time as possible out in the woods.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Legal Environment of Business
Chapter 1: Knowledge of Law as a Business Asset
Chapter 2: The Canadian Legal System
Chapter 3: Managing Legal Risks
Chapter 4: Dispute Resolution

Part Two: Contracts
Chapter 5: An Introduction to Contracts
Chapter 6: Forming Contractual Relationships
Chapter 7: The Terms of a Contract
Chapter 8: Non-enforcement of Contracts
Chapter 9: Termination and Enforcement of Contracts

Part Three: Business Torts
Chapter 10: Introduction to Tort Law
Chapter 11: The Tort of Negligence
Chapter 12: Other Torts

Part Four: Structuring Business Activity
Chapter 13: The Agency Relationship
Chapter 14: Business Forms and Arrangements
Chapter 15: The Corporate Form: Organizational Matters
Chapter 16: The Corporate Form: Operational Matters

Part Five: Property
Chapter 17: Personal Property
Chapter 18: Intellectual Property
Chapter 19: Real Property

Part Six: Employment and Professional Relationships
Chapter 20: The Employment Relationship
Chapter 21: Terminating the Employment Relationships
Chapter 22: Professional Services

Part Seven: Sales and Marketing
Chapter 23: Sales and Marketing: The Contract, Product, and Promotion
Chapter 24: Sales and Marketing: Price, Distribution, and Risk Management

Part Eight: Financing the Business
Chapter 25: Business and Banking
Chapter 26: The Legal Aspects of Credit
Chapter 27: Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Part Nine: Transference of Risk
Chapter 28: Insurance

Glossary
Index

New to this edition

  • New cases including the Supreme Court of Canada in Jones v Tsige concerning the privacy tort; the Ontario Court of Appeal in Krawchuck v Sherbak on the liability of real estate agents; and the Alberta Court of Appeal in Covlin v Minhas on the remedy of specific performance in a real estate context.
  • New Business Law in Practice scenarios in several chapters keep the examples relevant to students.
  • New and updated legislation on apologies, class action lawsuits, copyright, SPAM, and much more!
  • New real world examples including: genetic screening in the workplace; the inhumane killing of sled dogs; lottery litigation; the class action against IMAX; and underage tanning to name a few
  • New and revised material on the management of a crisis, the role of lawyers in legal risk management, the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and class action law suits (Chapters 3 and 4).

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access Code for Duplessis, Canadian Business and The Law, Fifth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176555641 | ISBN-13: 9780176555641)

Nelson Education’s Canadian Business and the Law CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty: You can choose to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. Ask your Nelson representative for a demo today.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Dupllessis, Canadian Business and The Law, Fifth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176555676 | ISBN-13: 9780176555672)

Nelson Education’s Canadian Business and the Law CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect resultsto the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty: You can choose to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. Ask your Nelson representative for a demo today.

DVD for Canadian Business and The Law  (ISBN-10: 0176555188 | ISBN-13: 9780176555184)

Enhance your classroom experience with the exciting and relevant videos. This DVD, prepared to accompany Canadian Business and the Law, is designed to enrich and support chapter concepts with CBC Videos that reflect chapter content.

Instructor's Resource CD for Canadian Business and The Law  (ISBN-10: 0176541829 | ISBN-13: 9780176541828)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD (ISBN 978-0-17-654182-8), giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. (Downloadable web versions are also available at www.businesslaw5e.nelson.com.) The IRCD includes:

Student Supplements

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access Code for Duplessis, Canadian Business and The Law, Fifth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176555641 | ISBN-13: 9780176555641)

Nelson Education’s Canadian Business and the Law CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty: You can choose to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. Ask your Nelson representative for a demo today.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Dupllessis, Canadian Business and The Law, Fifth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176555676 | ISBN-13: 9780176555672)

Nelson Education’s Canadian Business and the Law CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards, among other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect resultsto the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty: You can choose to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. Ask your Nelson representative for a demo today.