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Incorporating Litigation Perspectives To Enhance The Business Associations Course, Ann M. Scarlett 2018 Selected Works

Incorporating Litigation Perspectives To Enhance The Business Associations Course, Ann M. Scarlett

Ann M. Scarlett

No abstract provided.


Passive Investors, Jill E. Fisch, Asaf Hamdani, Steven Davidoff Solomon 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Passive Investors, Jill E. Fisch, Asaf Hamdani, Steven Davidoff Solomon

Faculty Scholarship

The increasing percentage of the modern capital markets owned by passive investors – index funds and ETFs – has received extensive media and academic attention. This growing ownership concentration as well as the potential power of passive investors to affect both corporate governance and operational decision-making at their portfolio firms has led some commentators to call for passive investors to be subject to increased regulation and even disenfranchisement. These reactions fail to account for the institutional structure of passive investors and the market context in which they operate. Specifically, this literature assumes that passive investors compete primarily on cost and that, as ...


Bankruptcy’S Uneasy Shift To A Contract Paradigm, David A. Skeel Jr., George Triantis 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Bankruptcy’S Uneasy Shift To A Contract Paradigm, David A. Skeel Jr., George Triantis

Faculty Scholarship

The most dramatic development in twenty-first century bankruptcy practice has been the increasing use of contracts to shape the bankruptcy process. To explain the new contract paradigm—our principal objective in this Article-- we begin by examining the structure of current bankruptcy law. Although the Bankruptcy Code of 1978 has long been viewed as mandatory, its voting and cramdown rules, among others, invite considerable contracting. The emerging paradigm is asymmetric, however. While the Code and bankruptcy practice allow for ex post contracting, ex ante contracts are viewed with suspicion.

We next use contract theory to assess the two modes of ...


Proxy Access Voting: Evaluating Proxy Access And The Recent Phenomenon Of Corporations Adopting Shareholder Protective Policies, Danielle Vukovich 2018 University of San Diego

Proxy Access Voting: Evaluating Proxy Access And The Recent Phenomenon Of Corporations Adopting Shareholder Protective Policies, Danielle Vukovich

San Diego International Law Journal

Shareholders hold a financial stake in a corporation, and therefore are often viewed as owners of the corporation and believed to be in control for all corporate actions. However, their powers are circumscribed. Board of directors committees nominate directors to serve the corporation and these directors have the power to select the corporation’s officers. The committees provide shareholders a slate of proposed directors that are voted on and approved at the annual shareholder meeting. Shareholders may also propose their own slate of directors, but this typically requires a proxy contest, which can be expensive due to the costs both ...


The Corporate Law Dilemma And The Enlightened Sovereign Control Paradigm: In Search Of A New Legal Framework, Vincenzo Bavoso 2018 Brooklyn Law School

The Corporate Law Dilemma And The Enlightened Sovereign Control Paradigm: In Search Of A New Legal Framework, Vincenzo Bavoso

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

This Article is centered on the proposal of a new model of corporate decision-making: the enlightened sovereign control paradigm. In revisiting the long-standing academic debate on the corporate objective, typically enshrined in the dichotomy between shareholder value and stakeholder theory, a critique of these existing models is put forward. In particular, it questions the ability of the existing theories to take account of the complex and multidimensional risks that are created by the company which affect different constituencies both inside and outside the company. While the global financial crisis of 2008 reignited the urgency to further define an appropriate legal ...


Essay: Corporate Triplespeak: Responses By Investor-Owned Utilities To The Epa’S Proposed Clean Power Plan, Alan R. Palmiter 2018 Brooklyn Law School

Essay: Corporate Triplespeak: Responses By Investor-Owned Utilities To The Epa’S Proposed Clean Power Plan, Alan R. Palmiter

Brooklyn Law Review

During the year following the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan to regulate CO2 emissions in the power sector, the largest investor-owned electric utilities engaged in a curious triplespeak. Employing the moral language of political conservatives, the utilities focused on whether and how the EPA had transgressed its “traditional” regulatory role, thus altering the “structure” of energy federalism and potentially “degrading” orderly power supplies. In disclosure filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the utilities used the moral language of political libertarians, focusing on the “financial risks” that federal government “intervention” poses to efficient power “markets” and to the “freedom ...


Rules Are Meant To Be Amended: How Regulation Crowdfunding's Final Rules Impact The Lives Of Startups And Small Businesses, Dylan J. Hans 2018 Brooklyn Law School

Rules Are Meant To Be Amended: How Regulation Crowdfunding's Final Rules Impact The Lives Of Startups And Small Businesses, Dylan J. Hans

Brooklyn Law Review

The Securities and Exchange Commission effectuated the final crowdfunding rules in 2016, and since then, those rules have become the target of scrutiny from startups and investors. Crowdfunding, a form of public capital raising, is an exciting means by which new companies raise money. But, how long will this regulation be a viable option for startups and small businesses? Will the regulation continue to create opportunities for small market enterprises to raise capital? This Note argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission must make adjustments to the Regulation Crowdfunding exemption to improve investor protection, while also reducing draconian disclosure requirements ...


You Down With Mwbe? Yeah You Know Me: A Summary Of The Mbe, Wbe, And Dbe Programs In The State Of Missouri, Shomari Benton, David Lloyd 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

You Down With Mwbe? Yeah You Know Me: A Summary Of The Mbe, Wbe, And Dbe Programs In The State Of Missouri, Shomari Benton, David Lloyd

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The State of Missouri and Missouri municipalities want to encourage minority and women owned businesses in their communities. The governments have created formalized programs to utilize these businesses. The purpose of these programs is to increase participation of women, minority, and other historically disadvantaged businesses in government related contracts. To bid upon or enter into government related contracts, minority, women, and other historically disadvantaged groups must apply for and receive program certification by different government entities. The certification application and process can be confusing, time consuming, and costly. But with guidance, can be navigated and be beneficial to minority and ...


Information Rights — A Survey, Allen Sparkman 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Information Rights — A Survey, Allen Sparkman

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

This paper traces the development of the rights of owners of entities to examine and copy the entity’s books and records. The paper then surveys the current state of the law for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and partnerships and makes recommendations.


Employees Beware: How Sb 43 Takes Missouri Anti-Discrimination Law Too Far, Emily Crane 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Employees Beware: How Sb 43 Takes Missouri Anti-Discrimination Law Too Far, Emily Crane

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

SB 43 passed through the Missouri Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Eric Greitens on June 30, 2017. Ostensibly intended to bring Missouri’s anti-discrimination law in line with analogous federal law, SB 43 amended the Missouri Human Rights Act and thereby improperly increased the legal burden on employment discrimination plaintiffs. This article examines the causation standards under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and contrasts those with the newly-amended Missouri Human Rights Act to demonstrate just how far Missouri law has gone. In so doing, this article ultimately ...


The New Blame Game: How Airbnb Has Been Mis-Regulated As The Scapegoat For Century-Old Problems, Kenyon Briggs 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

The New Blame Game: How Airbnb Has Been Mis-Regulated As The Scapegoat For Century-Old Problems, Kenyon Briggs

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

Mis-regulation occurs when regulation does not fix the problem it was enacted to solve. This article first looks at what sort of issues regulation is capable of fixing. After that, a regulatory framework is provided that urges policymakers to only enact regulation that provides the greatest net benefit for all involved. In the case of Airbnb, two-way reputational mechanisms — the ability to rate the other party, usually through a public “five-star” rating system — has solved most of the problems regulation is capable of curing. Then, the article analyzes the current anti-Airbnb laws in New York City and San Francisco, and ...


Overtime Overruled: Why The New Department Of Labor Overtime Regulations Should Not Go Into Effect, Morgan Westhues 2018 University of Missouri School of Law

Overtime Overruled: Why The New Department Of Labor Overtime Regulations Should Not Go Into Effect, Morgan Westhues

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review

The United States Department of Labor recently revised its overtime regulations for white collar workers to keep up with the changing economy and inflation. While the salary level for who can receive overtime pay needs to be elevated, the proposed elevation to the salary level under the Obama Administration is too drastic. The proposed overtime regulations essentially double the current salary level for overtime eligibility. This drastic increase is already having negative effects on employees, even though it has not yet gone into effect. To prepare for the new regulations to take effect, employers have begun to find ways around ...


Uncharted Waters? Legal Ethics And The Benefit Corporation, Joseph Pileri 2018 Georgetown University Law Center

Uncharted Waters? Legal Ethics And The Benefit Corporation, Joseph Pileri

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

Corporate law norms are reflected in lawyers’ ethical duties. The enactment of benefit corporation legislation across the country signals a legislative acknowledgment that corporate law can serve as a public, rather than a merely private, ordering mechanism. Benefit corporations expressly adopt a public benefit as a legal purpose of the enterprise. While many have written about this important development with respect to corporate fiduciary law, this essay is the first to explore the professional and ethical responsibility of lawyers representing benefit corporations. In the last century, as scholars and courts drove an understanding of corporate law that elevated the interests ...


Enforcing The Bargain V. Materiality Requirement: The Future Of Disclosure-Only Settlements Post-Trulia, Hao Jiang 2018 Tulane Law School

Enforcing The Bargain V. Materiality Requirement: The Future Of Disclosure-Only Settlements Post-Trulia, Hao Jiang

Pace Law Review

In In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery broke away from its tradition of routinely approving disclosure-only settlements and required disclosures to be material in order to cure the conflict of interest between plaintiff’s counsel and the plaintiff class. I argue that fairness of settlement is the only standard in approving class action settlements and fairness will not be achieved by requiring materiality. Shareholders are legally entitled to all material information, as the board’s fiduciary duty dictates. Thus, material disclosures are enforcement of a legal duty that is no consideration for the release of ...


Direct Regulation Of Hedge Funds: An Analysis Of Hedge Fund Regulation After The Implementation Of Title Iv Of The Dodd-Frank Act, Jacob Johnson 2018 DePaul University

Direct Regulation Of Hedge Funds: An Analysis Of Hedge Fund Regulation After The Implementation Of Title Iv Of The Dodd-Frank Act, Jacob Johnson

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

Jacob Johnson is a Class of 2018 Juris Doctor Candidate at DePaul University

College of Law and Research Staff Member of the DePaul Business and Commercial

Law Journal. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and minor in Business from the

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He would like to thank his

parents, John and Rebecca Johnson, for their constant support.


Deregulating The Music Industry: A Push To Give Power Back To The Songwriters, Scott Hanus 2018 DePaul University

Deregulating The Music Industry: A Push To Give Power Back To The Songwriters, Scott Hanus

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

Scott Hanus is a class of 2018 Juris Doctor Candidate at DePaul University

College of Law and a member of the research staff of the DePaul Business and

Commercial Law Journal. He earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from

the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He would like to thank his

parents, Don and Laura Hanus, for their constant support throughout his academic

career, the editors of the journal for their hard work, and Leo Fender for creating the

Fender Telecaster.


Creating Stability In The International Fashion Industry By Using Corporate Structures And Conglomerates, Joyce Boland-DeVito Esq. 2018 St. John's University

Creating Stability In The International Fashion Industry By Using Corporate Structures And Conglomerates, Joyce Boland-Devito Esq.

DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal

Abstract:

This paper will analyze the challenges currently facing the global fashion industries as consumers change their shopping habits. During these tumultuous times, retailers should re-evaluate their organizational structures. According to the Forbes Global 2000, apparel companies make up 29 of those top businesses. For instance, a corporate structure helps businesses like TJX Companies (headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts) – which owns TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post – to operate efficiently and maintain over 1000 stores in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, The Netherlands and Australia. It sells apparel and home fashions (sheets, pillows, picture ...


Shawe V. Elting: The Imperfect Sale Of Transperfect Global, Inc., Sarah M. Samaha 2018 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Shawe V. Elting: The Imperfect Sale Of Transperfect Global, Inc., Sarah M. Samaha

Maryland Law Review

No abstract provided.


Whistling In The Wind: Why Federal Whistleblower Protections Fall Short Of Their Corporate Governance Goals, Meera Khan 2018 University of Miami Law School

Whistling In The Wind: Why Federal Whistleblower Protections Fall Short Of Their Corporate Governance Goals, Meera Khan

University of Miami Business Law Review

Teetering on the line between hero and villain, whistleblowers have a remarkably unusual role in contemporary American society. Those who blow the whistle on public sector activities, like Edward Snowden and the Watergate Scandal’s “Deep Throat”, are often vilified in history as treasonous and unprincipled rogues. In the private sector, however, whistleblowers are seen as moral compasses for corporate behavior, and are even afforded federal protections for speaking out against internal malfeasance. The piecemeal evolution of whistleblower legislation including the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 created ...


The Final Rule: A Call For Congressional Action To Return The Flsa And The Middle Class To Its Former Glory, Ashley Singrossi 2018 University of Miami Law School

The Final Rule: A Call For Congressional Action To Return The Flsa And The Middle Class To Its Former Glory, Ashley Singrossi

University of Miami Business Law Review

2017 was full of change in America. But not for the middle class. The middle class remained stagnant, if not shrinking—as it has been for decades. Many scholars and economists theorize why the class that is the backbone of America—that once flourished as the beacon of hope for hard–working people around the world—has steadily declined over the past few decades. The answer lies in labor regulation. Federal labor regulations helped build America’s robust middle class. But those regulations are outdated and ineffective. If we want to see the middle class restored to its prosperity, and ...


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