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Response To Professor Parness And Mr. Reagle, Jack Grant Day Jul 2015

Response To Professor Parness And Mr. Reagle, Jack Grant Day

Akron Law Review

I subscribe to so much of the reform suggestions proposed by the authors that I believe my response can be most useful if confined to some emphasis or expansion of concurrent views, specific reference to disagreements and support for points of reform needed but not recommended.


Nonbank Banks: A Bank Is Always A Bank Unless Of Course It Is A Nonbank Bank: Board Of Governors V. Dimension Financial Corporation, Joseph Reece Jul 2015

Nonbank Banks: A Bank Is Always A Bank Unless Of Course It Is A Nonbank Bank: Board Of Governors V. Dimension Financial Corporation, Joseph Reece

Akron Law Review

Board of Governors v. Dimension Financial Corporation is of major significance because it is the first Supreme Court case addressing the issue of whether "nonbank banks" should be regulated under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (BHCA). In rendering the Dimension Financial decision, the Supreme Court may have taken a major step in diffusing the controversy between financial institutions, the Federal Reserve Board, and Congress by determining when a bank is a "bank" for purposes of regulation under the BHCA.

In analyzing the issue before it, the Dimension Court reviewed applicable statutes, relevant case law, and legislative history and ...


Bad News: Privacy Ruling To Increase Press Litigation, The Florida Star V. B.J.F., Mary Ellen Hockwalt Jul 2015

Bad News: Privacy Ruling To Increase Press Litigation, The Florida Star V. B.J.F., Mary Ellen Hockwalt

Akron Law Review

This note analyzes the history and precedent upon which the Court relied in reaching Florida Star's "harsh outcome." Next, the note discusses how the Court, by refusing to extend its holding beyond the facts of the case and give broad Constitutional protection to publications of truth, failed to provide lower courts with any guidance in deciding future invasion of privacy actions. Finally, the note examines the Court's balancing test: weighing the privacy interests of a crime victim against the newspaper's freedom to print truthful information.


The Constutionality Of Punitive Damages: Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company V. Cleopatra Haslip, Thomas P. Mannion Jul 2015

The Constutionality Of Punitive Damages: Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company V. Cleopatra Haslip, Thomas P. Mannion

Akron Law Review

This Note examines the history of the constitutional challenges to the doctrine of punitive damages. Next, this Note explores the Supreme Court's decision in Haslip. Finally, this Note examines the ramifications of the Haslip decision.