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Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials, Ninth Edition

  • Charles R.T. O'Kelley
  • Robert B. Thompson
  • Dorothy S. Lund
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Sophisticated yet accessible, Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials balances economic and legal theory with a flexible organization, popular case selection, and engaging problems. Current users will recognize a familiar format with creative updates. New users will recognize a casebook easily adaptable for use in a typical Corporations or Business Associations course, ranging in length from three to five credit hours, and providing ample material from which an instructor may choose how much emphasis to give to particular topics.

New to the Ninth Edition:

  • O’Kelley and Thompson are excited to welcome Dorothy Lund as a co-author.
  • Chapter 3 now ends with a set of four very teachable shareholder governance cases capturing the current state of play in public corporations.
  • Chapter 4 blends new presentation of corporate purpose with revised discussion of benefit corporations, has emphasis on Directors’ monitoring responsibilities, and includes the Delaware Supreme Court opinions in Marchand v. Barnhill and the Walt Disney Shareholder Litigation (newly edited in response to user interest).
  • Chapter 4 also incorporates developments in derivative litigation popularly referred to as “thedeath ofAronson.
  • Chapter 6 continues its leading and innovative treatment of LLCs, adding two new cases – Obeid v. Hogan and Manere v. Collins.
  • Chapter 8 includes the seminal appraisal case – DFC Global Corporation v. Muirfield Value Partners, L.P. – and notes regarding important subsequent cases.
  • Chapters 9, 10, and 11 contain newly edited versions of several classic cases, and expanded coverage of user favorites, including Time v. Paramount, Moran v. Household Finance, and the Blasius case.

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Balance of theory, cases, and problems in which law and economic theory enriches without dominating the focus of the book
  • Carefully edited and selected cases— both classic and contemporary cases
  • Excellent and ample problems explore practical applications of theory in the business world
  • Flexible organization easily adapts to different teaching approaches
  • Strongest book on LLCs/LLPs and other business associations


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