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The Supreme Court's New Approach To Personal Jurisdiction, Bernadette Bollas Genetin 2015 University of Akron

The Supreme Court's New Approach To Personal Jurisdiction, Bernadette Bollas Genetin

Bernadette Bollas Genetin

In the Supreme Court’s recent general jurisdiction cases, it narrowed general jurisdiction in accord with a “reasonableness” approach to jurisdiction that is consistent with International Shoe’s so-called “forward-looking” face. In the Court’s most recent specific jurisdiction case, Walden v. Fiore, the Court took steps toward assessing specific jurisdiction under a reasonableness analysis, but it ultimately reunited the antagonistic “reasonableness” and territorial power theories to impose artificial limits on specific jurisdiction. The newly narrowed general jurisdiction will not often be available as a “safety valve” to provide jurisdiction in some cases in which jurisdiction would be reasonable under ...


The Supreme Court's New Approach To Personal Jurisdiction, Bernadette Bollas Genetin 2015 University of Akron

The Supreme Court's New Approach To Personal Jurisdiction, Bernadette Bollas Genetin

Akron Law Publications

In the Supreme Court’s recent general jurisdiction cases, it narrowed general jurisdiction in accord with a “reasonableness” approach to jurisdiction that is consistent with International Shoe’s so-called “forward-looking” face. In the Court’s most recent specific jurisdiction case, Walden v. Fiore, the Court took steps toward assessing specific jurisdiction under a reasonableness analysis, but it ultimately reunited the antagonistic “reasonableness” and territorial power theories to impose artificial limits on specific jurisdiction. The newly narrowed general jurisdiction will not often be available as a “safety valve” to provide jurisdiction in some cases in which jurisdiction would be reasonable under ...


Acciones Colectivas Vs Cláusula De Arbitraje, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther 2014 SelectedWorks

Acciones Colectivas Vs Cláusula De Arbitraje, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

Análisis de la resolución de la Suprema Corte de Justicia que permite la procedencia una accione colectiva, aun cuando las partes se hayan sometido al arbitraje.


The Priest-Klein Hypotheses: Proofs, Generality And Extensions, Yoon-Ho Alex Lee, Daniel M. Klerman 2014 BLR

The Priest-Klein Hypotheses: Proofs, Generality And Extensions, Yoon-Ho Alex Lee, Daniel M. Klerman

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Priest and Klein’s 1984 article, “The Selection of Disputes for Litigation,” famously hypothesized a “tendency toward 50 percent plaintiff victories” among litigated cases. Despite the article’s enduring influence, its results have never been formally proved, and doubts remain about their meaning, validity, and generality. This article makes five contributions. First, it distinguishes six distinct hypotheses plausibly attributable to Priest and Klein. Second, it mathematically proves or disproves them under the original model. Third, it raises a novel critique of the model—that it is non-Bayesian—and shows that most of the hypotheses remain valid under a modified model ...


Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly 2014 BLR

Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Forum shopping is problematic because it may lead to forum selling. For diverse motives, such as prestige, local benefits, or re-election, some judges want to hear more cases. When plaintiffs have wide choice of forum, such judges have incentives to make the law more pro-plaintiff, because plaintiffs choose the court. While only a few judges may be motivated to attract more cases, their actions can have large effects, because their courts will attract a disproportionate share of cases. For example, judges in the Eastern District of Texas have distorted the rules and practices relating to case assignment, joinder, discovery, transfer ...


The Twilight Of The Minimum Contacts Test, Patrick J. Borchers 2014 Seton Hall University

The Twilight Of The Minimum Contacts Test, Patrick J. Borchers

Seton Hall Circuit Review

No abstract provided.


Bigger Isn’T Always Better: An Analysis Of Court Efficiency Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Teresa Dalton, Jordan M. Singer 2014 Pace University

Bigger Isn’T Always Better: An Analysis Of Court Efficiency Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Teresa Dalton, Jordan M. Singer

Pace Law Review

One important measure of trial court efficiency is overall case length—that is, the elapsed time from a case’s initial filing to its final disposition. Using a large, recent dataset from nearly 7000 federal civil cases, we find that two variables are particularly useful in predicting overall case length: the total number of attorneys filing an appearance in the case, and the number of authorized judgeships for a given district court. Further, we find a significant and surprising interaction between these two variables, indicating that smaller courts are more efficient than larger courts at processing civil cases when more ...


Taxpayers’ Lack Of Standing In International Tax Dispute Resolutions: An Analysis Based On The Hybrid Norms Of International Taxation, Limor Riza 2014 Pace University

Taxpayers’ Lack Of Standing In International Tax Dispute Resolutions: An Analysis Based On The Hybrid Norms Of International Taxation, Limor Riza

Pace Law Review

This paper examines whether a taxpayer should have “standing” in international dispute resolutions. To answer this question the primary task is to identify the nature of international taxation. In other words, this paper discusses how to classify the field of international taxation. Is it part of public international law, private international law (i.e., conflict of laws), national (domestic) law, or is it a hybrid field that requires specific attention? Making this distinction is vital for resolving disputes when a taxpayer is taxed twice for cross-border transactions in cases where the double tax convention is unclear and both contracting states ...


Reexamining The Seventh Amendment Argument Against Issue Certification, Douglas McNamara, Blake Boghosian, Leila Aminpour 2014 Pace University

Reexamining The Seventh Amendment Argument Against Issue Certification, Douglas Mcnamara, Blake Boghosian, Leila Aminpour

Pace Law Review

Issue certification does not run afoul of the Seventh Amendment because of the constitutional doctrines of standing and ripeness. Part II(A) and II(B) examines FRCP 23 and the history of class actions and issue certifications. Next, Part II(C) analyzes Rhone Poulenc and its Seventh Amendment analysis. Part III(A) argues that ripeness and standing undermine Seventh Amendment arguments concerning reexamination. First, as to ripeness, the reexamination argument relies on a series of speculations: that the class plaintiffs will prevail on the trial of the common issues; and that a second jury would—contrary to legal presumptions — ignore ...


Bringing Guns To A Gun Fight: Why The Adversarial System Is Best Served By A Policy Compelling Attorneys To Ethically Mine For Metadata, Justin Fong 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Bringing Guns To A Gun Fight: Why The Adversarial System Is Best Served By A Policy Compelling Attorneys To Ethically Mine For Metadata, Justin Fong

Washington University Jurisprudence Review

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Valdez V. Cox Commc’Ns Las Vegas, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 89, Stephen Davis 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Summary Of Valdez V. Cox Commc’Ns Las Vegas, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 89, Stephen Davis

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that: (1) under NRCP 21, when claims are severed, two separate actions exist and severed claims may be appealed before resolution of the other, non-severed claims; and (2) a final order for severed claims need not be certified under NRCP 54(b) before appeal.


A Blended Approach To Reducing The Costs Of Shareholder Litigation, Valian A. Afshar 2014 University of Michigan Law School

A Blended Approach To Reducing The Costs Of Shareholder Litigation, Valian A. Afshar

Michigan Law Review

Multiforum litigation and federal securities law class actions impose heavy costs on corporations and their shareholders without producing proportionate benefits. Both are largely the result of the agency problem between shareholders and their attorneys, driven more by the attorneys’ interests in generating fees than by the interests of their clients. In response to each of these problems, commentators have recommended a number of solutions. Chief among them are forum selection and mandatory arbitration provisions in a corporation’s charter or bylaws. This Note recommends that corporations unilaterally adopt both forum selection and mandatory arbitration bylaws to address shareholder lawsuits under ...


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvii—Motions To Reargue And Renew Continued, Gerald Lebovits 2014 SelectedWorks

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvii—Motions To Reargue And Renew Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Are Justices Ginsburg And Scalia Disabling The Enabling Act, Or Is Shady Grove Just Another Bad Opera?, Robert J. Condlin 2014 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Are Justices Ginsburg And Scalia Disabling The Enabling Act, Or Is Shady Grove Just Another Bad Opera?, Robert J. Condlin

Faculty Scholarship

After seventy years of trying, the Supreme Court has yet to agree on whether the Rules Enabling Act articulates a one or two part standard for determining the validity of a Federal Rule. Is it enough that a Federal Rule regulates “practice and procedure,” or must it also not “abridge substantive rights”? The Enabling Act seems to require both, but the Court is not so sure, and the costs of its uncertainty are real. Among other things, litigants must guess whether the decision to apply a Federal Rule in a given case will depend upon predictable ritual, judicial power grab ...


Capping E-Discovery Costs: A Hybrid Solution To E-Discovery Abuse, Karel Mazanec 2014 College of William & Mary Law School

Capping E-Discovery Costs: A Hybrid Solution To E-Discovery Abuse, Karel Mazanec

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sentencia: Caso Fidel Flores Vásquez, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho 2014 SelectedWorks

Sentencia: Caso Fidel Flores Vásquez, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho

Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán

DECLÁRESE FUNDADA EN PARTE LA DEMANDA interpuesta por María Luisa Cruzado Ávalos, contra Fidel Flores Vásquez e Ysabel Cuzco Tello, sobre desalojo por ocupación precaria, en la vía asignada al proceso sumarísimo; en consecuencia, ORDENO a los demandados cumplan con desocupar y restituir la posesión -que indebidamente detentan-, a favor de la parte demandante, del inmueble ubicado entre la esquina de la prolongación del jirón Diego Ferré y jirón Húsares de Junín del barrio Santa Elena de esta ciudad, de 384.30 metros cuadrados de extensión superficial, cuyas medidas, linderos y otras características fluyen en la escritura pública de fojas ...


Summary Of Fdic V. Rhodes, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 8, Aleem A. Dhalla 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Summary Of Fdic V. Rhodes, 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 8, Aleem A. Dhalla

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined that (1) 12 U.S.C. § 1821(d)(14)(A) (the “FDIC extender statute”)[1] preempts any similarly applicable state law, in this case NRS 40.4055(1)[2]; and (2) the Court refused to adopt a rule that a state statute of repose cannot be preempted by federal law.

[1] “Under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA),…the [FDIC] acts as a "conservator or receiver" for failed financial institutions. 12 U.S.C. § 1821(d)(2)(A) (2012). FIRREA extends

the time period for the FDIC, in its capacity as the ...


To Be Or Not To Be: The Forum Non Conveniens Performance Acted Out On Anglo-American Courtroom Stages, Alan Reed 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

To Be Or Not To Be: The Forum Non Conveniens Performance Acted Out On Anglo-American Courtroom Stages, Alan Reed

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Law In Ancient Egyptian Fiction, Russ VerSteeg 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Law In Ancient Egyptian Fiction, Russ Versteeg

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Civil Rule 54(B): Seventy-Five And Ready For Retirement, Andrew S. Pollis 2014 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Civil Rule 54(B): Seventy-Five And Ready For Retirement, Andrew S. Pollis

Florida Law Review

As we commemorate the diamond anniversary of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, this Article takes a critical look at one of the failed Rules: Rule 54(b). Although many commentators have noted difficulties with Rule 54(b), this is the first effort to describe those difficulties comprehensively, analyze their root causes, and offer a workable alternative.

When an order resolves a discrete claim in a multi-claim action, Rule 54(b) permits a district court to sever the order for immediate appeal by “expressly determin[ing] that there is no just reason for delay.” The rule was designed to ease ...


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