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Discovery And Presentation Of Evidence In Adversary And Nonadversary Proceedings, E. Allan Lind, John Thibaut, Laurens Walker May 1973

Discovery And Presentation Of Evidence In Adversary And Nonadversary Proceedings, E. Allan Lind, John Thibaut, Laurens Walker

Michigan Law Review

In order to evaluate fully the advantage claimed for the adversary model we sought to add a third element that would test the hypothesis under a variety of conditions. The degree to which the evidence discovered in a case favors one party at the expense of another appeared to meet this criterion. This fact-distribution element is a pervasive condition of legal conflict resolution that, intuition suggests, may significantly influence information search and transmission. Further, this variable could be easily and accurately controlled by regulating the flow of favorable information acquired by the subjects during the experiment.

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Res Judicata In The Derivative Action: Adequacy Of Representation And The Inadequate Plaintiff, Michigan Law Review Apr 1973

Res Judicata In The Derivative Action: Adequacy Of Representation And The Inadequate Plaintiff, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

It is the purpose of this Note to examine the adequacy of representation in a derivative suit and to consider the appropriateness of applying res judicata to foreclose the corporate cause of action. Discussion will focus on the following areas: (1) the problem of the inadequate plaintiff; (2) the efficacy of judicially created devices designed to ensure the adequacy of representation; and, (3) the feasibility of partially exempting the derivative cause of action from the operation of res judicata.


Shareholder Derivative Actions: A Modest Proposal To Revise Federal Rule 23.1, Robert A. Kessler Jan 1973

Shareholder Derivative Actions: A Modest Proposal To Revise Federal Rule 23.1, Robert A. Kessler

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

The purpose of this article is to suggest the addition of two words, "if necessary"-or better yet, the phrase "if necessary under the law of the forum state"-to clause (1) of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.1. This Rule sets forth the requirements for a shareholder's derivative action in the federal courts.


Securities Law--Prospectus Must Reflect Developments Subsequent To Effective Date Of Registration Statement To Meet Requirements Of Section 10(A) Of Securities Act Of 1933--Sec V. Manor Nursing Centers, Inc.*, Michigan Law Review Jan 1973

Securities Law--Prospectus Must Reflect Developments Subsequent To Effective Date Of Registration Statement To Meet Requirements Of Section 10(A) Of Securities Act Of 1933--Sec V. Manor Nursing Centers, Inc.*, Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

Manor Nursing Centers, Inc., made a public offering of 450,000 shares of its common stock at a price of ten dollars per share. Under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, a registration statement containing a prospectus was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents represented that the offering would be on a best efforts, "all-or-nothing" basis-that is, if all the 450,000 shares were not sold by a specified selling deadline, the proceeds of any sales would be returned to subscribers. The prospectus stated that subscribers' funds would be segregated in an escrow account and ...