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Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, United States 102nd Congress Oct 1992

Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act Of 1992, United States 102nd Congress

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Federal legislation: Jicarilla Apache Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1992, PL 102-441, 106 Stat. 2237. Parties: Jicarilla Apache Nation, NM and the US. The US and the Tribal President are authorized to enter into a Settlement Contract. Sections 3 and 4 of the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact should provide sufficient water. The Contract provides 33,500 a/f/y diversion from the Navajo Reservoir or Navajo River, and 6,500 a/f/y from the San Juan-Chama Project. Tribe is entitled to return flows and may subcontract for beneficial uses off reservation, but such uses are subject to ...


Causation In Fact In Omission Cases, David A. Fischer Oct 1992

Causation In Fact In Omission Cases, David A. Fischer

Faculty Publications

This article analyzes the difficulties involved in attributing cause in fact in omission cases, and suggests possible resolutions. Part II discusses the basic concept of causation, and the distinction between acts and omissions. Part III discusses the particular problems that arise in applying causation principles in omission cases. Part IV then analyzes these problems from both corrective justice and economic analysis perspectives. Finally, the article suggests an approach for solving these complex issues.


The Disinterested Person: An Alternative Approach To Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Joel Seligman Oct 1992

The Disinterested Person: An Alternative Approach To Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Joel Seligman

Law and Contemporary Problems

It is shown that in shareholder derivative litigation certain features of the Continental civil procedure model can be combined profitably with the more adversarial US model through the medium of a disinterested person.


Civil Justice Expense And Delay Reduction Plan Pursuant To The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Georgia State University Law Review Oct 1992

Civil Justice Expense And Delay Reduction Plan Pursuant To The Civil Justice Reform Act Of 1990, Georgia State University Law Review

Georgia State University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Stories Versus Theories At The Cardozo Evidence Conference: It's Just Another Metaphor To Me, Lewis H. Larue Aug 1992

Stories Versus Theories At The Cardozo Evidence Conference: It's Just Another Metaphor To Me, Lewis H. Larue

Faculty Scholarship

Not available.


Agenda: Uncovering The Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology And Policy In The 1990s, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Rocky Mountain Ground-Water Conference (1992), Colorado Ground-Water Association Jun 1992

Agenda: Uncovering The Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology And Policy In The 1990s, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center, Rocky Mountain Ground-Water Conference (1992), Colorado Ground-Water Association

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

Sponsored by Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado School of Law and the Rocky Mountain Ground-Water Conference, organized by the Colorado Ground-Water Association.

Faculty for the conference included University of Colorado School of Law professor Lawrence J. MacDonnell.

Nearly half the people in the United States rely on groundwater as their primary water source. As demands for groundwater grow, it becomes increasingly important for lawyer and technical professionals to understand the legal and hydrologic issues arising in groundwater development, use, and protection. These issues will be the focus of the Center's thirteenth annual summer program, June 15-17, 1992 ...


Experts As Hearsay Conduits: Confrontation Abuses In Opinion Testimony, Ronald L. Carlson Feb 1992

Experts As Hearsay Conduits: Confrontation Abuses In Opinion Testimony, Ronald L. Carlson

Scholarly Works

The dispute over whether litigants may use experts to run unexamined hearsay into the trial record is a microcosm of a larger debate. The larger question is whether judicial review of expert testimony should be passive, or whether the expert witness process should be marked by active judicial policing. Does the plethora of expert opinions presently being offered in modern trials merit special scrutiny by the courts?

Some scholars urge that courts must accommodate experts. Proponents of this view favor few challenges to the unrestricted rendition of opinions by an expert, whether the expert is real or self-proclaimed. Under this ...


Litigation As A Predatory Practice, Gary Myers Jan 1992

Litigation As A Predatory Practice, Gary Myers

Faculty Publications

This article reviews and evaluates the sham litigation case law, finding that many courts have allowed immunity too readily or on inappropriate grounds. It attempts to develop comprehensive standards for antitrust claims based on sham litigation.


Settlement In Securities Fraud: Is Settlement Promoting Litigation - In Re Jiffy Lube Securities Litigation, Brian R. Hajicek Jan 1992

Settlement In Securities Fraud: Is Settlement Promoting Litigation - In Re Jiffy Lube Securities Litigation, Brian R. Hajicek

Journal of Dispute Resolution

In the complex securities fraud arena, partial pretrial settlement in cases involving multiple defendants would appear to reduce litigation in the dispute. However, conflict over the proper method of allocating responsibility for a damage award among settling and non-settling defendants can in fact increase litigation. Federal courts disagree as to which method most fairly and equitably apportions damage liability. In re Jiffy Lube Securities Litigation is the most recent case that touches upon the issue of damage allocation among settling and non-settling defendants. This Note will address competing policy considerations which drive courts to choose different allocative methods.


The Proper Forum For A Suit: Transnational Forum Non Conveniens And Counter-Suit Injunctions In The Federal Courts, William L. Reynolds Jan 1992

The Proper Forum For A Suit: Transnational Forum Non Conveniens And Counter-Suit Injunctions In The Federal Courts, William L. Reynolds

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Rationalist Tradition At Trial, James L. Kainen Jan 1992

The Rationalist Tradition At Trial, James L. Kainen

Fordham Law Review

Analysis of Evidence: How to Do Things With Facts Based On Wigmore's Science of Judicial Proof, By Terrence Anderson and William Twining (with an Appendix on Probablity and Proof by Philip Dawid). Little, Brown and Company, and London: George Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Ltd., 1991. Pp. 457. $22.00. (Teacher's Manual. Pp. 181)


Unattainable Justice: The Form Of Complex Litigation And The Limits Of Judicial Power, Jay Tidmarsh Jan 1992

Unattainable Justice: The Form Of Complex Litigation And The Limits Of Judicial Power, Jay Tidmarsh

Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Making The Law Of Factual Determinations Matter More, Randolph N. Jonakait Jan 1992

Making The Law Of Factual Determinations Matter More, Randolph N. Jonakait

Articles & Chapters

No abstract provided.


Litigation & Inequality: Federal Diversity Jurisdiction In Industrial America, 1870–1958, Edward A. Purcell Jr. Jan 1992

Litigation & Inequality: Federal Diversity Jurisdiction In Industrial America, 1870–1958, Edward A. Purcell Jr.

Books

Through the prism of litigation practice and tactics, Purcell explores the dynamic relationship between legal and social change. He studies changing litigation patterns in suits between individuals and national corporations over tort claims for personal injuries and contract claims for insurance benefits. Purcell refines the "progressive" claim that the federal courts favored business enterprise during this time, identifying specific manners and times in which the federal courts reached decisions both in favor of and against national corporations. He also identifies 1892-1908 as a critical period in the evolution of the twentieth century federal judicial system.


Litigation As A Predatory Practice, Gary Myers Jan 1992

Litigation As A Predatory Practice, Gary Myers

Kentucky Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Copyright Misuse As A Defense In An Infringement Action: Lasercomb America, Inc. V. Reynolds, John Baker Mcclanahan Jan 1992

Copyright Misuse As A Defense In An Infringement Action: Lasercomb America, Inc. V. Reynolds, John Baker Mcclanahan

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part I, Paul C. Giannelli Jan 1992

"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part I, Paul C. Giannelli

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Work Product Rejected: A Reply To Professor Allen, Elizabeth G. Thornburg Jan 1992

Work Product Rejected: A Reply To Professor Allen, Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Faculty Scholarship

This article responds to Professor Ronald Allen's Work Product Revisited: A Comment on Rethinking Work Product.


Power And Legal Artifice: The Federal Class Action, Bryant Garth Jan 1992

Power And Legal Artifice: The Federal Class Action, Bryant Garth

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Using case studies and interviews with lawyers and representatives in class actions, this article explores the contribution that class actions make to their ostensible beneficiaries. The article first distinguishes the major types of class actions in terms of the roles of lawyers and class representatives, ranging from very passive representatives to individuals intensively involved with the dispute that gave rise to the litigation. The article next seeks to evaluate the class actions. On the basis of the results of the class actions, the article finds that class actions cannot be proclaimed major contributors to social change. The focus on results ...


Book Review. This Week On The Talk Shows: The Litigation Explosion, J. Alexander Tanford Jan 1992

Book Review. This Week On The Talk Shows: The Litigation Explosion, J. Alexander Tanford

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Scientific Evidence In Criminal Prosecutions, Paul C. Giannelli Jan 1992

Scientific Evidence In Criminal Prosecutions, Paul C. Giannelli

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part I, Paul C. Giannelli Jan 1992

"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part I, Paul C. Giannelli

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part Ii, Paul C. Giannelli Jan 1992

"Other Acts” & Character Evidence: Part Ii, Paul C. Giannelli

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Five Year Report Of The New York Judicial Committee On Women In The Courts, The Judicial Committee On Women In The Courts Jan 1992

Five Year Report Of The New York Judicial Committee On Women In The Courts, The Judicial Committee On Women In The Courts

Fordham Urban Law Journal

In response to a report submitted by the Judicial Committee on Women, which concluded gender bias to be a "pervasive problem" in the New York State Court System, a Task Force was created to implement the recommendations of that committee. The Five Year Report is a summary of the work done by the Committee and notes the progress made in the fight for more gender equality in our courts. The Committee concluded that although significant progress has been made, there is still a long way to go in the fight for gender equality.


Report Of The New York State Judicial Commission On Minorities Jan 1992

Report Of The New York State Judicial Commission On Minorities

Fordham Urban Law Journal

The Commission was given a three-fold mandate to study how (1) court participants and the public at large perceive minority treatment in the New York Court System; (2) the representation of minorities in non-judicial staff positions within the court system; and (3) the number of minorities, both elected and appointed, in judicial positions in New York. The Commission recommended a milieu of changes to address the problems of racism in the court system and proposed another commission-- with a five year mandate-- be created to implement these recommendations, further analyze and collect data on race and the court system, and ...