Synopses & Reviews
Continuing a long tradition of accuracy and up-to-date coverage, the Fifteenth Edition of SMITH AND ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW is the most complete and credible business law book available. This updated classic delivers a comprehensive, detailed presentation of business law issues ranging from traditional topics to the latest laws and emerging trends. The cases ? located at the end of each chapter ? offer an excellent mix of landmark and current decisions and are edited to preserve much of the language of the court, allowing you to see how the law applies to real business practice. Proven, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date, this trusted book will give you a solid understanding of modern business law and its impact on the way you?and your employers, competitors, and colleagues?practice business.
With a long history of accuracy and up-to-date coverage, SMITH AND ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW is the most complete and credible text available, equipping you with a thorough understanding of the key issues in business law. Completely updated, the new 14th edition of this classic features a comprehensive, detailed, and thorough presentation of business law issues ranging from traditional topics to new laws and emerging trends. End-of-chapter cases offer an excellent mix of landmark and current cases and include edited facts and decisions to preserve the language of the court, letting you apply the law to real business practice. SMITH AND ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW, 14e, gives you solid insight into the many ways that laws impact how you--and your future employer--practice business.
About the Author
Richard A. Mann received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is currently professor of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. He is a member of Who?s Who in America, Who?s Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar. Professor Mann has written extensively on a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. He has received the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL?S award both for the best article and for the best comment and has, in addition, served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a coauthor of SMITH AND ROBERSON?S BUSINESS LAW (Fourteenth Edition), as well as ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT (Tenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.Barry S. Roberts received his B.S. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Professor Roberts served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh, and he is currently professor of business law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of Who?s Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars. Professor Roberts has written numerous articles on legal topics such as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law, and business associations. He has been a reviewer and staff editor for the American Business Law Journal and is a coauthor of several leading business law texts, including BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1: Introduction to Law. 2: Business Ethics and the Social Responsibility of Business. 3: Civil Dispute Resolution. 4: Constitutional Law. 5: Administrative Law. 6: Criminal Law. 7: Intentional Torts. 8: Negligence and Strict Liability. PART II: CONTRACTS. 9: Introduction to Contracts. 10: Mutual Assent. 11: Conduct Invalidating Assent. 12: Consideration. 13: Illegal Bargains. 14: Contractual Capacity. 15: Contracts in Writing. 16: Third Parties to Contracts. 17: Performance, Breach, and Discharge. 18: Contract Remedies. PART III: AGENCY. 19: Relationship of Principal and Agent. 20: Relationship with Third Parties. PART IV: SALES. 21: Introduction to Sales and Leases. 22: Performance. 23: Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss. 24: Products Liability: Warranties and Strict Liability in Tort. 25: Sales Remedies. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 26: Form and Content. 27: Transfer. 28: Holder in Due Course. 29: Liability of Parties. 30: Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers. PART VI: UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS. 31: Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnerships. 32: Operation and Dissolution of General Partnerships. 33: Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. PART VII: CORPORATIONS. 34: Nature, Formation, and Powers. 35: Financial Structure. 36: Management Structure. 37: Fundamental Changes. PART VIII: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR RELATIONS. 38: Secured Transactions and Suretyship. 39: Bankruptcy. PART IX: REGULATION OF BUSINESS. 40: Protection of Intellectual Property. 41: Antitrust. 42: Consumer Protection. 43: Employment Law. 44: Securities Regulation. 45: Accountants' Legal Liability. 46: Environmental Law. 47: International Business Law. PART X: PROPERTY. 48: Introduction to Property, Property Insurance, Bailments, and Documents of Title. 49: Interests in Real Property. 50: Transfer and Control of Real Property. 51: Trusts and Decendents' Estates.