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Business Law Today, Comprehensive, 11th Edition

  • Roger LeRoy Miller
  • ISBN-10: 1305575016
  • ISBN-13: 9781305575011
  • 1272 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2010
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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About the Product

Immerse your students in the excitement of cutting-edge business law with a wide selection of intriguing new cases and thorough coverage of the latest developments in the field. Miller’s BUSINESS LAW TODAY: COMPREHENSIVE, 11E makes the study of business law appealing and relevant for today’s students without sacrificing the legal credibility and comprehensive coverage that have made this book a trusted favorite among instructors, like you. Visually engaging, time-tested learning tools in each chapter illustrate how law is applied to real-world business problems. Excerpted cases in the language of the court familiarize students with legal language while emphasizing the relevance of the case content. This book effectively demonstrates how landmark cases, statutes, and other laws significantly impact the way businesses today operate both within the United States and across the globe.

Features

  • CASE TREATMENTS EMPHASIZE RELEVANCE OF WHAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING. Excerpted cases present the Background and Facts, "In the Word of the Court", Decision and Remedy, and Critical Thinking Questions that show why the case is important. Selected cases conclude with "Why Is This Case Important to Business?", which stresses how the legal concept impacts business. Classic Cases stress how the court's decision has helped evolve the law and why it is still relevant. Unit Case Studies with Dissenting Opinion highlight recent court cases related to one of the unit's topics with Questions for Analysis.

  • CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS REQUIRE STUDENTS TO THINK BEYOND THE BOOK ABOUT A CHAPTER TOPIC. These questions conclude each in-chapter feature. In addition, selected cases with "What If the Facts Were Different?" sections ask students to consider how the decision might be different if the fact pattern changed. End-of-chapter "Business Law Writing" and "Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments" also encourage students to extend their learning beyond what they’ve simply read.

  • APPLICATIONS ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO APPLY WHAT THEY’VE READ. "Business Applications" offer practical advice on navigating the legal waters of business and conclude with a checklist on how to avoid legal problems. "Linking Business Law" applies business law to other business disciplines. "Landmark in the Law" explores a landmark case, statute, or other law that has significant impacted business law while an "Application to Today's World" section clarifies why the case is important to business today. "Preventing Legal Disputes" also provide practical guidance on how to avoid legal problems.

  • ETHICAL ISSUES AND A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ARE INTEGRATED THROUGHOUT. This edition’s Ethical Issues address dilemmas related to the chapter topic. Additionally, an "A Question of Ethics" section at the end of the chapter asks students to look at both the legal and ethical issues in a realistic business situation. To give context to law outside of the United States, "Beyond Our Border" sections cover an array of topics related to international business in more depth.

  • CHAPTER REVIEW AND CASE ANALYSIS HELP STUDENTS SOLIDIFY THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHAPTER. The chapter’s concluding "Reviewing ..." feature and Concept Summaries integrated throughout the book help students grasp some of the book’s more difficult legal topics. Case analysis assignments at the end of selected chapters ask students to brief cases. End-of-chapter assignments are also useful for efficiently assessing student comprehension.

About the Author

Roger LeRoy Miller

Roger LeRoy Miller studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He has been on the staff of a number of universities, including the University of Washington; Clemson University; and the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught about intellectual property and entertainment law. A widely respected author, he has published in the Insurance Counsel Journal, Defense Research, California Trial Lawyers Journal, Antitrust Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Review and Connecticut Law Review. He has authored or co-authored numerous leading textbooks, including BUSINESS LAW: TEXT AND CASES; THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS: TEXT AND CASES; BUSINESS LAW TODAY; FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW; and THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS.
1. The Legal Environment.
2. Constitutional Law.
3. Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
4. Tort Law.
5. Product Liability.
6. Intellectual Property Rights.
7. Internet Law, Social Media, and Privacy.
8. Criminal Law and Cyber Crime.
9. Business Ethics.
UNIT 2: CONTRACTS AND E-CONTRACTS.
10. Nature and Classification.
11. Agreement.
12. Consideration.
13. Capacity and Legality.
14. Voluntary Consent.
15. The Statute of Frauds—Writing Requirement.
16. Performance and Discharge.
17. Breach and Remedies.
18. Third Party Rights.
19. International Law in a Global Economy.
UNIT 3: COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS.
20. The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts.
21. Title and Risk of Loss.
22. Performance and Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts.
23. Negotiable Instruments.
24. Banking in the Digital Age.
25. Security Interests and Creditors’ Rights.
26. Bankruptcy.
UNIT 4: AGENCY AND EMPLOYMENT LAW.
27. Agency Relationships in Business.
28. Employment, Immigration, and Labor Law.
29. Employment Discrimination.
UNIT 5: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS.
30. Sole Proprietorships and Franchises.
31. All Forms of Partnership.
32. Limited Liability Companies and Special Business Forms.
33. Corporate Formation and Financing.
34. Corporate Directors, Officers, and Shareholders.
35. Corporate Mergers, Takeovers, and Termination.
36. Investor Protection, Insider Trading, and Corporate Governance.
UNIT 6: GOVERNMENT REGULATION.
37. Administrative Law.
38. Antitrust Law and Promoting Competition.
39. Consumer Law and Environmental Law.
40. Liability of Accountants and Other Professionals.
Unit 7: Property and Its Protection.
41. Personal Property and Bailments.
42. Real Property and Landlord-Tenant Law.
43. Insurance, Wills, and Trusts.
APPENDICES.
A. How to Brief Cases and Analyze Case Problems.
B. The Constitution of the United States.
C. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts).
D. Answers to the Issue Spotters.
E. Answers to the Even-Numbered Learning Objectives Check Questions.
F. Sample Answers for Business Case Problems with Sample Answer.
G. Case Excerpts for Case Analysis Questions.

New to this edition

  • NEW MINDTAP® BUSINESS LAW is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. The customizable online course allows you to control what students see and when they see it. Students stay involved with Interactive Cases, Interactive Exhibits, and Videos integrated into the eReader. Relevant Learning Path activities intuitively guide students as they prepare, engage, apply and analyze business law concepts. Analytics provide a snapshot of class progress, engagement and completion rates.
  • NEW CHAPTER ADDRESSES INTERNET LAW, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND RELATED PRIVACY ISSUES. This edition explores how online platforms, such as social media, have influenced today’s legal landscape as well as individual privacy issues. This timely content uses an easy-to-understand context and format to demonstrate to your students how ever-changing technological advances in the workplace and business world affect business law.
  • MORE THAN 100 NEW NUMBERED CASE EXAMPLES AND NUMBERED EXAMPLES TO CLARIFY LEGAL PRINCIPLES. This edition presents many new numbered cases and examples with most from 2014 and 2015. These meaningful examples apply legal points of law to scenarios students recognize and understand. With the help of these examples, students can visualize how business law principles work in everyday interactions. This approach helps student’s better recall and apply specific legal principles.
  • MORE THAN 50 NEW FEATURES APPLY THE LAW TO EVERYDAY CIRCUMSTANCES. Effective learning features, such as "Adapting the Law to the Online Environment" and "Ethical Issues", help students understand how business law specifics apply to everyday scenarios. Students examine engaging topics, such as the commercial use of drones, Google glasses, Facebook Poker, hacking, patent trolls, paying with smartphones, and social media.
  • NEW IN-CHAPTER PRESENTATIONS AND END-OF-CHAPTER PRACTICE REINFORCE STRONG LEGAL REASONING SKILLS. New content and end-of-chapter materials ensure students understand both legal reasoning and important business law concepts. New exhibits, numbered lists, marginal definitions, learning objectives, and review features within the chapter keep students focused while reading. New Case Problems, Business Scenario Questions, Case Analysis Questions, and Business Law Critical Thinking Group Assignments take students beyond the book to encourage them to examine law at work in their everyday lives.

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

Web Site, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305575032 | ISBN-13: 9781305575035)

Expand students’ understanding and streamline class preparation with the numerous resources available on this edition’s robust companion website. Easily download password-protected instructor resources, including the Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint® slides.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305575059 | ISBN-13: 9781305575059)

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

MindTap Business Law, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller''s Business Law Today, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305645707 | ISBN-13: 9781305645707)

MindTap for Miller's Business Law Today, Comprehensive, 11th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap lets you personalize teaching with customizable tools. Search the library of cases from previous editions to add to the learning path. Interactive cases and exhibits and video explanations are integrated into the reader. Activities help students prepare, engage, apply and analyze business law content while elevating learning, promoting critical thinking skills, and producing better outcomes. The Adaptive Test Prep helps students study with unlimited practice and feedback, while analytics detail class progress.

MindTap Business Law, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Miller''s Business Law Today, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305645685 | ISBN-13: 9781305645684)

MindTap Business Law for Miller's Business Law Today, Comprehensive, 11th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap lets you personalize teaching with customizable tools. Search the library of cases from previous editions to add to the learning path. Interactive cases and exhibits and video explanations are integrated into the reader. Activities help students prepare, engage, apply and analyze business law content while elevating learning, promoting critical thinking skills, and producing better outcomes. The Adaptive Test Prep helps students study with unlimited practice and feedback, while analytics detail class progress.

Instructor's Edition, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305575024 | ISBN-13: 9781305575028)

This Instructor Sample/Review copy of BUSINESS LAW TODAY: COMPREHENSIVE, 11E immerses students in the excitement of cutting-edge business law with intriguing new cases and coverage of the latest developments. This book makes the study of business law appealing and relevant without sacrificing legal credibility and comprehensive coverage. Learning tools illustrate how law is applied to business problems and how landmark cases, statutes and other laws significantly impact how businesses operate within the United States and across the globe. Excerpted cases use the language of the court.

Student Supplements

MindTap Business Law, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Miller''s Business Law Today, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305645707 | ISBN-13: 9781305645707)

MindTap Business Law for Miller’s Business Law Today, Comprehensive, 11th Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. Study tools include interactive cases, interactive exhibits, video explanations, the Adaptive Test Prep App – all in one place. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.

MindTap Business Law, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Miller''s Business Law Today, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305645685 | ISBN-13: 9781305645684)

MindTap Business Law for Miller’s Business Law Today, Comprehensive, 11th Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App. Read or listen to the text and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. Study tools include interactive cases, interactive exhibits, video explanations, the Adaptive Test Prep App – all in one place. MINDTAP HELPS YOU MAKE THE TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.