Business Organizations : Cases, Problems, and Case Studies

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Aspen Pub

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BusinessOrganizations: Cases, Problems, and Case Studies reflects changes in the structure of business enterprise, incorporates actual practice materials, and provides a wealth of enriching materials on the Web for professors who want wider and deeper coverage of specific topics. This innovative casebook offers: Clear descriptions of the development and current state of the law Recent cases with compelling facts, such as Holmes v. Lerner (partnership formation of Urban Decay Cosmetics by the founder of Cisco Systems and her horse trainer), Leslie v. Boston Software Collaborative, Inc. (minority oppression of a gun-carrying shareholder), and Adlerstein v. Wertheimer (attempt to wrench control of SpectruMedix Corporation from the mad Scientist founder) Important new classics that every student should know, including Benchmark Capital Partners IV, L.P. v. Vague (doctrine of independent legal significance in venture capital context), In re Enron Corp. Securities, Derivative & ERISA litig. (attorney responsibility for corporate misdeeds), In re the Walt Disney Company Derivative Litigation (executive compensation) and Omnicare, Inc. v. NCS Healthcare, Inc. (fiduciary duties in hostile takeovers) Short problems and longer business school-style case studies based on actual situations faced by identified companies exposing students To The realities of business law Short, realistic problems following selected topics that target issues not explored by the cases and give students ample opportunity to apply the legal principles being studied Detailed excerpts from transactional and litigation documents: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (franchise relationships and agency law), Mall of America Associates (general partnerships), Frode Jensen and Pillsbury Winthrop (limited liability partnerships), NeoClone Biotechnology (limited liability companies), Red Hat (control of the closely held firm), Kmart Corporation (federal proxy regulation), Enron (federal securities law and governance), Solomon Brothers ( directors duty of care), Tyco (litigation to enforce fiduciary duties), and Daimler Chrysler (friendly mergers) Special features include: Separate chapter on hybrid entities, That emphasizes their increasing importance to modern business practices Innovative chapter on federal regulation of corporate governance that includes a detailed case study of Enron and its role in shaping the Sarbanes-Oxley Act A password-protected website, where adopters can find additional transactional and litigation documents, PowerPoint presentations covering the entire book, multiple-choice exam questions, The Teacher's Manual and regular updates A detailed Teachers Manual that allows each teacher to tailor the class discussion more effectively, raising only those issues that are most relevant or interesting To The instructor

Table of Contents

The law of agency
General partnerships
Hybrid entities
Organization and structure of a corporation
Financial rights of shareholders
State regulation of corporate governance
Federal regulation of shareholder voting
Federal regulation of corporate governance
Control of the closely held firm
Directors' duty of care
Directors' and shareholders' duty of loyalty
Litigation to enforce directors' duties
Oppression of minority shareholders
Friendly mergers and acquisitions
Defending against hostile takeovers
Fraud and insider trading under federal securities law
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