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Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, Third Edition

  • Daniel V. Davidson
  • Lynn M. Forsythe
Series / Business Law Series
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The Third Edition of Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment, continues to offer a readable, rigorous, and practical introduction to business law in a format that enhances learning and understanding. With a thorough explanation of the legal and regulatory issues affecting businesses, Davidson and Forsythe utilize outlines, exhibits, questions, and problems to engage students and enhance learning. It presents Classic and Contemporary Cases using the judges’ language. A new Business Application Case threads throughout the book, providing a hypothetical business environment in which students learn to apply the law.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updated throughout, including cutting-edge state cases and federal Supreme Court cases.
  • Carefully edited and streamlined presentation make the book even more teachable and accessible
  • Topics of current interest, such as the college admissions scandal, used in examples
  • Key new cases include:
    • Southern California Gas Leak Cases, where the California Supreme Court speaks on recovery of lost profits (Ch. 6)
    • Carpenter v. United States, where the U.S. Supreme Court speaks on whether a warrant is required for cell phone locator information (Ch. 7)
    • Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior, where the California Supreme Court speaks on independent contractors/employees (Ch. 28)
    • Dell, Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd. where the Delaware Supreme Court speaks on appraisal rights (Ch 33)
    • Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council--new Supreme Court Case concerning the power of labor unions to collect fees from non-union members (Ch. 38)

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Complete topical coverage in a clear and accessible presentation
  • A continuous hypothetical business model that connects theory and practice
  • A Classic Case and a Contemporary Case example in each chapter
  • Rich pedagogy that includes questions, case problems, and writing assignments
  • Visual aids and exhibits throughout the book that illustrate legal and business concepts
  • A flexible organization that adapts to a wide range of teaching objectives and approaches
  • Classroom-tested book, building on the original edition was published in 1984 with Davidson, Forsythe, and 2 other authors
  • The digital Connected Coursebook format that gives Business Law students robust search and highlighting tools, interactive practice questions, outlining software, a news feed, and more, that are all integrated into an easy-to-use, streamlined learning experience.
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