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Essentials of the Legal Environment

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9780324203653

ISBN10:
0324203659
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Pub. Date:
1/5/2004
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South-Western College/West

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Summary

This text is for those instructors who are looking for a brief, less expensive, paperback legal environment text that includes longer cases.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE The Foundations
1(146)
Business and Its Legal Environment
2(35)
What Is Law?
3(1)
Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
4(2)
Business Activities and the Legal Environment
6(2)
Sources of American Law
8(3)
Ethical Issue: Do administrative agencies exercise too much authority?
10(1)
The Common Law Tradition
11(7)
The Common Law Today
18(2)
Classifications of Law
20(4)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
23(1)
Chapter 1 Appendix
24(1)
Finding Statutory Law
24(1)
Finding Administrative Law
25(1)
Finding Case Law
25(3)
How to Read and Understand Case Law
28(9)
The Court System
37(45)
The Judiciary's Role in American Government
38(1)
Basic Judicial Requirements
39(9)
Cole v. Mileti
40(4)
Bird v. Parsons
44(2)
Contemporary Legal Debates: International Jurisdiction and the Internet
46(2)
The State and Federal Court Systems
48(6)
Judicial Procedures: Following a Case through the Court System
54(28)
Ethical Issue: Are confidential settlement agreements contrary to the public interest?
57(4)
Rio Properties, Inc. v. Rio International Interlink
61(5)
Zubulake v. UBS Warburg, LLC
66(8)
LeBlanc v. American Honda Motor Co.
74(7)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
81(1)
Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution
82(34)
The Search for Alternatives to Litigation
83(1)
Negotiation and Mediation
84(2)
Arbitration
86(18)
Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams
88(6)
Morrison v. Circuit City Stores, Inc.
94(3)
Emerging Trends: Mandatory Arbitration in the Employment Context
97(2)
Orlando v. Interstate Container Corp.
99(2)
Major League Baseball Players Association v. Garvey
101(3)
The Integration of ADR and Formal Court Procedures
104(4)
In re Atlantic Pipe Corp.
106(2)
ADR Forums and Services
108(1)
Online Dispute Resolution
109(1)
International Dispute Resolution
110(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
114(2)
Ethics and Business Decision Making
116(31)
Business Ethics
117(3)
Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. Six Flags Over Georgia, L.L.C.
118(2)
Setting the Right Ethical Tone
120(5)
Remsburg v. Docusearch, Inc.
123(2)
Defying the Rules: The Enron Case
125(2)
Business Ethics and the Law
127(4)
Ethical Issue: Do firms have a duty to prevent criminal misuses of their products?
128(1)
Pavlik v. Lane Ltd./Tobacco Exporters International
128(2)
Blakey v. Continental Airlines, Inc.
130(1)
Approaches to Ethical Reasoning
131(3)
Business Ethics on a Global Level
134(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
138(2)
Focus on Legal Reasoning: Pavlovich v. Superior Court
140(3)
Focus on Ethics: Ethics and the Legal Environment of Business
143(4)
UNIT TWO The Public and International Environment
147(136)
Constitutional Law
148(34)
The Constitutional Powers of Government
149(12)
Reno v. Condon
153(3)
Ferguson v. Friendfinders, Inc.
156(2)
Contemporary Legal Debates: Internet Wine Sales and the Commerce Clause
158(3)
Business and the Bill of Rights
161(11)
Interactive Digital Software Association v. St. Louis County, Missouri
163(2)
Bad Frog Brewery, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority
165(4)
Ethical Issue: Do religious displays on public property violate the establishment clause?
169(3)
Due Process and Equal Protection
172(5)
Grutter v. Bollinger
173(4)
Privacy Rights
177(5)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
180(2)
Administrative Law
182(26)
Agency Creation and Powers
183(4)
Administrative Process
187(8)
AT&T Corp. v. Iowa Utilities Board
189(2)
Federal Trade Commission v. Ken Roberts Co.
191(4)
Limitations on Agency Powers
195(5)
Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association v. Federal Communications Commission
197(3)
Public Accountability
200(2)
State Administrative Agencies
202(6)
Swift v. Sublette County Board of County Commissioners
203(4)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
207(1)
Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes
208(37)
Civil Law and Criminal Law
209(2)
Classification of Crimes
211(2)
The Essentials of Criminal Liability
213(1)
Corporate Criminal Liability
214(3)
United States v. Hanousek
215(2)
Types of Crimes
217(6)
Defenses to Criminal Liability
223(4)
Criminal Procedures
227(11)
People v. McFarlan
228(3)
Miranda v. Arizona
231(2)
Ethical Issue: Are there too many exceptions to the Miranda rule?
233(3)
United States v. Scott
236(2)
Cyber Crime
238(7)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
243(2)
International and Comparative Law
245(38)
International Law
246(8)
Dole Food Co. v. Patrickson
250(3)
Keller v. Central Bank of Nigeria
253(1)
Doing Business Internationally
254(7)
United States v. Haggar Apparel Co.
257(4)
Comparative Law
261(14)
Universe Sales Co., Ltd. v. Silver Castle, Ltd.
262(12)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
274(1)
Focus on Legal Reasoning: Kasky v. Nike, Inc.
275(3)
Focus on Ethics: The Public and International Environment
278(5)
UNIT THREE The Commercial Environment
283(214)
Business Organizations
284(31)
Major Traditional Business Forms
285(8)
Hsin Ten Enterprise USA, Inc. v. Clark Enterprises
286(4)
MM Companies, Inc. v. Liquid Audio, Inc.
290(3)
Limited Liability Companies
293(5)
Skywizard.com, LLC v. Computer Personalities Systems, Inc.
294(2)
Hurwitz v. Padden
296(2)
Limited Liability Partnerships
298(1)
Major Business Forms Compared
299(1)
Special Business Forms
299(3)
Private Franchises
302(5)
Ethical Issue: Should traditional franchising rules apply to the Internet?
304(2)
Contemporary Legal Debates: Exclusive Territorial Rights and the Internet
306(1)
Raising Financial Capital
307(8)
Malihi v. Gholizadeh
308(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
314(1)
Contract Law
315(53)
The Function of Contract Law
317(1)
Definition of a Contract
317(1)
Elements of a Contract
318(1)
Types of Contracts
318(8)
Ardito v. City of Providence
319(4)
Ameripro Search, Inc. v. Fleming Steel Co.
323(3)
Agreement
326(8)
Consideration
334(3)
Hamer v. Sidway
334(3)
Capacity
337(1)
Legality
337(2)
Contemporary Legal Debates: Promissory Estoppel and Employment Contracts
338(1)
Genuineness of Assent
339(6)
Foley v. Parlier
341(4)
The Statute of Frauds
345(1)
Third Party Rights
345(2)
Performance and Discharge
347(10)
Manganaro Corp. v. HITT Contracting, Inc.
351(5)
Ethical Issue: Should the courts allow the defense of impossibility of performance to be used more often?
356(1)
Breach of Contract and Remedies
357(11)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
367(1)
Sales, Leases, and E-Contracts
368(47)
The Scope of Article 2---The Sale of Goods
370(1)
The Scope of Article 2A---Leases
371(1)
The Amendments to Articles 2 and 2A
371(1)
The Formation of Sales and Lease Contracts
372(3)
Ethical Issue: Should merchants be required to act in good faith?
373(2)
Consideration
375(1)
The Statute of Frauds
375(2)
Title, Risk, and Insurable Interest
377(7)
In re Stewart
378(6)
Performance of Sales and Lease Contracts
384(6)
Koch Materials Co. v. Shore Slurry Seal, Inc.
387(3)
Remedies for Breach of Sales and Lease Contracts
390(6)
Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. v. Capitol Crane Rental, Inc.
391(5)
Sales and Lease Warranties
396(6)
International Turbine Services, Inc. v. VASP Brazilian Airlines
401(1)
E-Contracts
402(13)
Contemporary Legal Debates: The Enforceability of Forum-Selection Clauses
404(2)
People v. Network Associates, Inc.
406(7)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
413(2)
Torts and Product Liability
415(42)
The Basis of Tort Law
416(1)
Intentional Torts against Persons and Business Relationships
417(8)
Mathis v. Liu
423(2)
Intentional Torts against Property
425(5)
Pearl Investments, LLC v. Standard I/O, Inc.
427(3)
Negligence
430(8)
Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co.
434(4)
Cyber Torts
438(4)
Ethical Issue: Who should be held liable for computer viruses?
438(2)
Emerging Trends: Internet Service Providers' Immunity from Liability
440(2)
Strict Liability
442(1)
Product Liability
442(1)
Strict Product Liability
443(5)
Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, Inc.
444(4)
Defenses to Product Liability
448(9)
Pelman v. McDonald's Corp.
450(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
456(1)
Intellectual Property and Internet Law
457(40)
Constitutional Protection
458(3)
Trademarks and Related Property
461(5)
The Coca-Cola Co. v. The Koke Co. of America
461(5)
Cyber Marks
466(5)
Schmidheiny v. Weber
467(2)
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Welles
469(2)
Patents
471(2)
Ethical Issue: Will business process patents have a chilling effect on e-commerce?
472(1)
Copyrights
473(2)
Copyrights in Digital Information
475(7)
New York Times Co. v. Tasini
476(3)
Contemporary Legal Debates: Copyright Law versus Free Speech
479(2)
A&M Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc.
481(1)
Trade Secrets
482(1)
Licensing
483(1)
International Protection for Intellectual Property
483(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
487(2)
Focus on Legal Reasoning: Ford v. Trendwest Resorts, Inc.
489(3)
Focus on Ethics: The Commercial Environment
492(5)
UNIT FOUR The Employment Environment
497(80)
Employment Relationships
498(37)
Agency Relationships
499(4)
Graham v. James
502(1)
Formation of the Agency Relationship
503(3)
Acordia of Virginia Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Genito Glenn, L.P.
504(2)
Duties of Agents and Principals
506(3)
Agent's Authority
509(1)
Ethical Issue: Does an agent's breach of loyalty terminate the agent's authority?
510(1)
Liability in Agency Relationships
510(4)
McBride v. Taxman Corp.
511(3)
Wage-Hour Laws
514(1)
Worker Health and Safety
515(4)
Emerging Trends: Employment Issues in the Virtual Workplace
516(3)
Income Security
519(3)
United States v. Cleveland Indians Baseball Co.
520(2)
COBRA
522(1)
Family and Medical Leave
523(3)
Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs
524(2)
Employee Privacy Rights
526(9)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
534(1)
Employment Discrimination
535(42)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
536(9)
Carey v. Mount Desert Island Hospital
539(2)
Jin v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
541(4)
Equal Pay Act of 1963
545(1)
Ethical Issue: Should market forces be considered a ``factor other than gender'' in wage-discrimination cases?
546(1)
Discrimination Based on Age
546(1)
Discrimination Based on Disability
547(13)
Clackamas Gastroenterology Associates, P.C. v. Wells
548(3)
Sutton v. United Airlines, Inc.
551(5)
Emerging Trends: Narrowing the Definition of ``Disability''
556(2)
Flowers v. Southern Regional Physician Services, Inc.
558(2)
Defenses to Employment Discrimination
560(1)
Affirmative Action
561(3)
State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
564(5)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
567(2)
Focus on Legal Reasoning: Redi-Floors, Inc. v. Sonenberg Co.
569(3)
Focus on Ethics: The Employment Environment
572(5)
UNIT FIVE The Regulatory Environment
577
Environmental Law
578(27)
Common Law Actions
579(1)
State and Local Regulation
580(1)
Federal Regulation
581(4)
Public Citizen v. Department of Transportation
583(2)
Air Pollution
585(6)
Contemporary Legal Debates: Environmental Takings
586(2)
Ethical Issue: Should the costs of EPA regulations be weighed against their prospective benefits?
588(1)
Clean Air Markets Group v. Pataki
589(2)
Water Pollution
591(3)
Noise Pollution
594(1)
Toxic Chemicals
595(1)
Hazardous Wastes
596(5)
United States v. Elias
597(2)
Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. Unocal Corp.
599(2)
Global Environmental Issues
601(4)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
604(1)
Antitrust Law
605(28)
The Sherman Antitrust Act
607(1)
Section 1 of the Sherman Act
608(9)
Freeman v. San Diego Association of Realtors
610(4)
Continental T.V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania, Inc.
614(1)
State Oil Co. v. Khan
615(2)
Section 2 of the Sherman Act
617(4)
United States v. Microsoft Corp.
618(2)
Ethical Issue: Are we destined for more monopolies in the future?
620(1)
The Clayton Act
621(3)
Enforcement of Antitrust Laws
624(3)
Paper Systems, Inc. v. Nippon Paper Industries Co.
625(2)
Exemptions from Antitrust Laws
627(1)
U.S. Antitrust Laws in the Global Context
628(5)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
632(1)
Investor Protection and Online Securities Offerings
633
The Securities and Exchange Commission
634(2)
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
636(1)
The Securities Act of 1933
636(12)
Tschetter v. Berven
638(10)
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
648(9)
SEC v. Texas Gulf Sulphur Co.
649(2)
Ethical Issue: Should liability under SEC Rule 10b-5 arise from the mere possession of inside information by a person trading in securities?
651(1)
United States v. O'Hagan
652(3)
In re MCI WorldCom, Inc., Securities Litigation
655(2)
Regulation of Investment Companies
657(1)
State Securities Laws
658(1)
Online Securities Offerings and Disclosures
659(4)
DeMaria v. Andersen
660(3)
Online Securities Fraud
663(6)
Key Terms • For Review • Questions and Case Problems • Law on the Web
667(2)
Focus on Legal Reasoning: In re Miller
669(3)
Focus on Ethics: The Regulatory Environment
672
Appendix A The Constitution of the United States 1(16)
Appendix B URLs for Selected Statutes Referenced in the Text 17
Glossary 1(1)
Table of Cases 1(1)
Index 1


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