The Legal Environment of Business, 11th Edition

Book Description

THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF 11th Edition provides a detailed practical introduction to the structure and function of the legal system from the perspective of the professional non-lawyer. Unlike other books it does not get bogged down in the complexities of the law, but tries to focus, in a very straightforward manner, on the core legal concepts most essential for managers to know. Rather than conveying the material in the dry, serious manner of many other legal environment books, the text uses a reader-friendly style and frequent points of humor and levity to make it much easier for the key ideas to come across.

Table of Contents

PART I: of Law and the Judicial Process
CHAPTER 1 Today’s Business Environment: Law and
CHAPTER 2 The Court
CHAPTER 3 Trials and Resolving Disputes
CHAPTER 4 The Constitution: Focus on Application to Business
CHAPTER 5 Criminal Law and Business

PART II: Elements of Traditional
CHAPTER 6 Elements of Torts
CHAPTER 7 Business Torts and Product Liability
CHAPTER 8 Real and Personal Property
CHAPTER 9 Intellectual Property
CHAPTER 10 Contracts
CHAPTER 11 Domestic and International Sales
CHAPTER 12 Negotiable Instruments, Credit, and Bankruptcy
CHAPTER 13 Business Organizations
CHAPTER 14 Agency and the Employment Relationship

PART III: The Regulatory Environment of Business
CHAPTER 15 The Regulatory Process
CHAPTER 16 Employment and Labor Regulations
CHAPTER 17 Employment Discrimination
CHAPTER 18 Environmental Law
CHAPTER 19 Consumer Protection
CHAPTER 20 Antitrust Law
CHAPTER 21 Securities Regulation
CHAPTER 22 The International Legal Environment of Business

Appendices
A. Legal Research and the Internet
B. Case and Legal Sources
C. The Constitution of the United States of America
D. The Uniform Commercial Code (Excerpts)
E. National Labor Relations Act (Excerpts)
F. Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Excerpts)
G. Americans with Disabilities Act (Excerpts)
H. The Antitrust Statutes (Excerpts)
I. Securities Statutes (Excerpts)

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