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Swallowing The Apple Whole: Improper Patent Use By Local Rule, Ellisen S. Turner Dec 2001

Swallowing The Apple Whole: Improper Patent Use By Local Rule, Ellisen S. Turner

Michigan Law Review

During patent infringement litigation, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP") and the federal district court's local rules govern the parties' pretrial discovery and motion practice. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has adopted the most comprehensive local rules to date covering pretrial procedures in the patent litigation context. The Northern District of California Patent Local Rules ("Local Rules") may come to have a significant impact throughout the federal courts, as it appears that other jurisdictions and commentators are looking to the Local Rules for guidance. For instance, the American Bar Association Section of ...


Inside The Black Box: Comment On Diamond And Vidmar, Valerie P. Hans Dec 2001

Inside The Black Box: Comment On Diamond And Vidmar, Valerie P. Hans

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

It is an honor to be invited to comment on the first publication of the Arizona Jury Project, a study of Arizona juries that includes videotaping and analysis of jury room discussions and deliberations. It is a remarkable and unique project, made possible by an unusual confluence of people, places, and events. In an insightful opinion some years ago, United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis observed that "[i]t is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic ...


Megafirms, Randall S. Thomas, Stewart J. Schwab, Robert G. Hansen Dec 2001

Megafirms, Randall S. Thomas, Stewart J. Schwab, Robert G. Hansen

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

This Article documents and explains the amazing growth of the largest firms in law, accounting, and investment banking. Scholars to date have used various supply-side theories to explain this growth, and have generally examined only one industry at a time. This Article emphasizes a demand-side explanation of firm growth and shows how the explanation is similar for firms in all "project" industries. Legal regulation also plays an important role in determining industry structure. Among the areas covered in this Article are the growth of Multidisciplinary Practice firms (MDPs). MDP growth can best be understood by looking more broadly at the ...


International Parallel Litigation, James George Oct 2001

International Parallel Litigation, James George

James P. George

No abstract provided.


Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law Oct 2001

Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law

Continuing Legal Education Materials

Materials from the conference on Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Unfair Competition held by UK/CLE in October 2001.


J. Mcintyre Machinery, Ltd. V. Nicastro: The Stream-Of-Commerce Theory Of Personal Jurisdiction In A Globalized Economy, Elisabeth A. Beal Oct 2001

J. Mcintyre Machinery, Ltd. V. Nicastro: The Stream-Of-Commerce Theory Of Personal Jurisdiction In A Globalized Economy, Elisabeth A. Beal

University of Miami Law Review

No abstract provided.


Toward A Community Of Professionalism, Elliot L. Bien Oct 2001

Toward A Community Of Professionalism, Elliot L. Bien

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

Professionalism amongst American litigators has declined. Many jurisdictions have adopted codes of conduct in order to restore professionalism. These attempts have done little to restore professionalism. Similar adversarial systems, like England's, are admired for their professionalism. What creates this value amongst barristers is a sense of community. A similar practice should be adopted in the United States in order to restore a sense of professionalism in litigation.


In The Shadow Of Daniel Webster: Arguing Appeals In The Twenty-First Century, Seth P. Waxman Oct 2001

In The Shadow Of Daniel Webster: Arguing Appeals In The Twenty-First Century, Seth P. Waxman

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The Solicitor General is often asked to give advice on oral advocacy. Seth P. Waxman has been reluctant to give such advice. Asking an advocate for advice about oral advocacy instead of a judge is like asking a fisherman for advice about catching fish if fish could speak. Waxman begins with a look at the life of acclaimed advocate, Daniel Webster, before giving his long reserved advice.


Black Plaintiffs And Class Action Employment Discrimination Lawsuits In Corporate America, Michael Green Sep 2001

Black Plaintiffs And Class Action Employment Discrimination Lawsuits In Corporate America, Michael Green

University of the District of Columbia Law Review

Class action lawsuits initiated by black employees against corporations have been commonplace in the United States in recent years. Why has there been an influx of litigation targeted to corporate America? Is there an epidemic of discrimination directed toward black employees in many companies- or is this legal action a result of a phenomenon that is coincidental? Although many argue that there is no "systematic" approach or policy to hinder the development of blacks in corporations, it is evident that serious problems do exist in many companies that have the propensity to curtail the advancement of black employees. In essence ...


Revisiting The Taxation Of Punitive Damages, Gregg D. Polsky, Dan Markel Sep 2001

Revisiting The Taxation Of Punitive Damages, Gregg D. Polsky, Dan Markel

Scholarly Works

In our recent article, Taxing Punitive Damages, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1421879, we argued (1) that plaintiffs in punitive damages cases should be allowed to introduce to the jury evidence regarding the deductibility of those damages by defendants, and (2) that this jury tax-awareness approach is better than the Obama Administration’s suggested alternative of disallowing those deductions.

To our delight, Professor Larry Zelenak and Paul Mogin have each provided published comments to our piece on Virginia Law Review's In Brief companion website. Professor Zelenak’s thoughtful response focuses on our prescriptive claim that jury tax-awareness is ...


Shifting Winds: Court Whittles Away At Plaintiffs' Recovery Of Attorney Fees, Carl W. Tobias, Margaret L. Sanner Sep 2001

Shifting Winds: Court Whittles Away At Plaintiffs' Recovery Of Attorney Fees, Carl W. Tobias, Margaret L. Sanner

Law Faculty Publications

A Supreme Court ruling in a case brought by an assisted-living home doesn't offer much assistance to civil rights lawyers. The ruling in Buckhannon Board & Care Home v. West Virginia will frustrate plaintiffs' efforts to recover attorney fees in litigation to vindicate important societal values such as the prevention of discrimination. But it shouldn't come as a big surprise. Buckhannon is only the most recent of numerous High Court decisions since the 1980s that can complicate attempts by plaintiffs lawyers to secure attorney's fees.


Public Interest Litigation In A Comparative Context, Jayanth Kumar Krishnan Sep 2001

Public Interest Litigation In A Comparative Context, Jayanth Kumar Krishnan

Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Moot Court Teams 2001-2002, Kellie Casey Monk Sep 2001

Moot Court Teams 2001-2002, Kellie Casey Monk

Materials from All Student Organizations

No abstract provided.


Preparing For Bioinformatics Litigation: How Will The Courts Confront The Next Generation Of Biotechnology Patents?, Scott D. Locke, David A. Kalow Jul 2001

Preparing For Bioinformatics Litigation: How Will The Courts Confront The Next Generation Of Biotechnology Patents?, Scott D. Locke, David A. Kalow

Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Judges, Prosecutors, Jurors, And Organized Labor: Four Perspectives Of Corporate Citizenship, Noel Beasley, Janine P. Geske, Valerie P. Hans, E. Michael Mccann, Frank Daily Jul 2001

Judges, Prosecutors, Jurors, And Organized Labor: Four Perspectives Of Corporate Citizenship, Noel Beasley, Janine P. Geske, Valerie P. Hans, E. Michael Mccann, Frank Daily

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Some people argue that the civil jury is in decline. They argue that it's not really so important to be focusing on jurors and jurors' views about corporate responsibility as it might have been in prior times. I want to raise some arguments in favor of the continuing importance of the civil jury. First of all, the cases that juries try may be very important cases in terms of the company and in terms of the role of the company vis-a-vis government regulation. Jurors are symbolic representatives of the public in the courtroom. Finding out what juries do when ...


Can We Talk?: Removing Counterproductive Ethical Restraints Upon Ex Parte Communication Between Attorneys And Adverse Expert Witnesses, Stephen D. Easton Jul 2001

Can We Talk?: Removing Counterproductive Ethical Restraints Upon Ex Parte Communication Between Attorneys And Adverse Expert Witnesses, Stephen D. Easton

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Experts, Carl E. Schneider Jul 2001

Experts, Carl E. Schneider

Articles

George Bernard Shaw famously said that all professions are conspiracies against the laity. Less famously, less elegantly, but at least as accurately, Andrew Abbott argued that professions are conspiracies against each other. Professions compete for authority to do work and for authority over work. The umpire in these skirmishes and sieges is the government, for the state holds the gift of monopoly and the power to regulate it. In Abbott's terms, "bioethics" is contesting medicine's power to influence the way doctors treat patients. If it follows the classic pattern, bioethics will solicit work and authority by recruiting government ...


Estate Litigation In Kentucky, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law Jul 2001

Estate Litigation In Kentucky, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law

Continuing Legal Education Materials

Materials from the conference on Estate Litigation in Kentucky held by UK/CLE in July 2001.


Appellate Practice And Procedure, William M. Droze, Suzanne F. Sturdivant Jul 2001

Appellate Practice And Procedure, William M. Droze, Suzanne F. Sturdivant

Mercer Law Review

In 2000 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit was called upon to decide high profile and difficult issues. It helped determine the fate of young Elian Gonzalez and the course of President Bush and former Vice President Al Gore's legal battles for the presidency. Yet some of these decisions-and many others-turned on less sensational procedural questions. This Article examines the role that procedural issues have played in the court's recent opinions. It is intended to help practitioners gauge trends in the court's approach to interlocutory matters; timeliness of notice of appeal and presentation ...


Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin Jul 2001

Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin

Mercer Law Review

This Article surveys the year 2000 decisions of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that have a significant impact on issues relating to trial practice and procedure.

  • Constitutional Torts
  • Removal Jurisdiction
  • Intervention
  • Jurisdiction
  • Prison Litigation Reform Act
  • Abstention and Removal of Bankruptcy Proceedings


Reeves V. Sanderson Plumbing Products: Stemming The Tide Of Motions For Summary Judgment And Motions For Judgment As A Matter Of Law, Trevor K. Ross Jul 2001

Reeves V. Sanderson Plumbing Products: Stemming The Tide Of Motions For Summary Judgment And Motions For Judgment As A Matter Of Law, Trevor K. Ross

Mercer Law Review

In Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., the Supreme Court addressed the evidentiary burdens required of a plaintiff in an ADEA case, holding that evidence leading the fact finder to reject the defendant's proffered legitimate nondiscriminatory reasons together with the elements of a prima facie case may meet a plaintiff's burden to show intentional discrimination. Additionally, the Court at last set forth the way in which judges may consider a motion for judgment as a matter of law without weighing the evidence, holding that a court should consider all the nonmovant's evidence drawing all reasonable inferences in ...


Memorandum Of Argument For Leave To Appeal Of The Appellant James R. Demers, Court Of Appeal For Province Of British Columbia, Jeffrey C. Tuomala Jun 2001

Memorandum Of Argument For Leave To Appeal Of The Appellant James R. Demers, Court Of Appeal For Province Of British Columbia, Jeffrey C. Tuomala

Jeffrey C. Tuomala

No abstract provided.


Memorandum Of Argument For Leave To Appeal Of The Appellant James R. Demers, Court Of Appeal For Province Of British Columbia, Jeffrey C. Tuomala Jun 2001

Memorandum Of Argument For Leave To Appeal Of The Appellant James R. Demers, Court Of Appeal For Province Of British Columbia, Jeffrey C. Tuomala

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Texas State Trial Advocacy Meeting Speaker, Charlotte Hughart Jun 2001

Texas State Trial Advocacy Meeting Speaker, Charlotte Hughart

Charlotte Hughart

No abstract provided.


Finding Gold In The Rainbow Rights Movement, Shayna S. Cook May 2001

Finding Gold In The Rainbow Rights Movement, Shayna S. Cook

Michigan Law Review

In her history of the past fifty years of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement, Patricia Cain recounts the litigation successes and failures that contributed to the legal status of gays and lesbians in the Untied States today. Clearly an insider who has marched with the movement every step of the way, Cain provides a comprehensive account of all fronts of the battle in state and federal courts since 1950. But while Rainbow Rights serves as a good primer on the legal challenges and the key themes uniting them, the book reads like an account of a struggle ending ...


"Whodunit" Versus "What Was Done": When To Admit Character Evidence In Criminal Cases, Sherry F. Colb May 2001

"Whodunit" Versus "What Was Done": When To Admit Character Evidence In Criminal Cases, Sherry F. Colb

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

In virtually every jurisdiction in the United States, the law of evidence prohibits parties from offering proof of an individual's general character traits to suggest that, on a specific occasion, the individual behaved in a manner consistent with those traits. In a criminal trial in particular, the law prohibits a prosecutor's introduction of evidence about the defendant's character as proof of his guilt. In this Article, Professor Colb proposes that the exclusion of defendant character evidence is appropriate in one category of cases but inappropriate in another. In the first category, which Professor Colb calls "whodunit" cases ...


Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students Apr 2001

Agenda: A Cartography Of Governance: Exploring The Province Of Environmental Ngos, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, University Of Colorado Boulder. Environmental Program, University Of Tulsa. National Energy-Environment Law & Policy Institute, University Of Colorado Boulder. United Government Of Graduate Students

A Cartography of Governance: Exploring the Province of Environmental NGOs (April 7-8)

Presented by: the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy on April 7 & 8, 2001. Symposium director: Lakshman D. Guruswamy.

Co-sponsored by: University of Colorado School of Law, University of Colorado Environmental Program, University of Tulsa National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute, University of Colorado United Government of Graduate Students.

The papers and edited proceedings of the conference will be published in a special symposium issue of the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP).

"The first objective of the Symposium was to understand and explore the growing importance of nongovernmental actors, and delineate the manner in which they have changed the cartography of national and international governance. The importance of this objective was demonstrated by the carnage of September 11, 2001. The recent terrorist attacks also demonstrated the extent to which we are inhabitants of a global village. This Symposium attempted to understand the manner in which two nonterrorist, nongovernmental entities have become increasingly important actors in this global village. It reviewed the manner in which corporations and NGOs are changing the geo-political and socio-economic boundaries of national and international governance.

The second objective brings special focus to bear on environmental NGOs. The second objective seeks answers to the questions: Have not-for-profits or NGOs, gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state? Is the prevailing faith in the increasingly important role played by NGOs misplaced?

After establishing the importance of nongovernmental actors in national and international governance, the Symposium sought to ascertain whether not-for-profits or NGOs have gone too far in diminishing the role of the public sector and the nation-state. It also addressed the corollary issue of whether the prevailing faith in the increasingly important roles played by NGOs is misplaced.

The Symposium identified four case studies in an attempt to shed light on these questions and to acknowledge the functions that each sector is best suited to perform. Specifically, the Symposium employed the prism of environmental policy, science, and law to examine the roles played by NGOs in addressing: (1) GMOs; (2) dams; (3) wildlife and species; and (4) indigenous peoples." -- Lakshman D. Guruswamy, Cartography of Governance: An Introduction, 13 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 1-3 (2002).


The Implications Of Kumho Tire: Applying Daubert Analysis To Warning-Label Testimony In Products Liability Cases, Sara K. Ledford Apr 2001

The Implications Of Kumho Tire: Applying Daubert Analysis To Warning-Label Testimony In Products Liability Cases, Sara K. Ledford

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch Apr 2001

Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Weiland V. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc.: Illinois Reexamines Medical Device Preemption, Adrian S. Allen Apr 2001

Weiland V. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc.: Illinois Reexamines Medical Device Preemption, Adrian S. Allen

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.