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Drowning In A Sea Of Confusion: Applying The Economic Loss Doctrine To Component Parts, Service Contracts, And Fraud, Andrew Gray Jan 2006

Drowning In A Sea Of Confusion: Applying The Economic Loss Doctrine To Component Parts, Service Contracts, And Fraud, Andrew Gray

Washington University Law Review

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Language, Deals, And Standards: The Future Of Xml Contracts, Lawrence A. Cunningham Jan 2006

Language, Deals, And Standards: The Future Of Xml Contracts, Lawrence A. Cunningham

Washington University Law Review

eXtensible Markup Language (XML) structures information in documentary systems ranging from financial reports to medical records and business contracts. XML standards for specific applications are developed spontaneously by self-appointed technologists or entrepreneurs. XML's social and economic stakes are considerable, especially when developed for the private law of contracts. XML can not only can reduce transaction costs but also limit the range of contractual expression and redefine the nature of law practice. Thus reliance on spontaneous development may be sub-optimal and identification of a more formal public standard-setting model necessary. To exploit XML's advantages while minimizing risks, this Article ...


Public Symbol In Private Contract: A Case Study, Anna Gelpern, Mitu Gulati Jan 2006

Public Symbol In Private Contract: A Case Study, Anna Gelpern, Mitu Gulati

Washington University Law Review

This Article revisits a recent shift in standard form sovereign bond contracts to promote collective action among creditors. Major press outlets welcomed the shift as a milestone in fighting financial crises that threatened the global economy. Officials said it was a triumph of market forces. We turned to it for insights into contract change and crisis management. This article is based on our work in the sovereign debt community, including over 100 interviews with investors, lawyers, economists, and government officials. Despite the publicity surrounding contract reform, in private few participants described the substantive change as an effective response to financial ...