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Fiat Lux: Tracing A Standard Of Review For Class Certification Orders, Curtis E.A. Karnow 2016 California Superior Court (San Francisco)

Fiat Lux: Tracing A Standard Of Review For Class Certification Orders, Curtis E.A. Karnow

Curtis E.A. Karnow

 An historical investigation of California’s  standards of review  of class certification orders, together with an analysis of the standard and its implications for the practical work of trial judges and lawyers litigating class actions. The article concludes by emphasizing the role of the trial plan in certification motions.


Is The Supreme Court Disabling The Enabling Act, Or Is Shady Grove Just Another Bad Opera?, Robert J. Condlin 2016 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Is The Supreme Court 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 ...


Twombly And Iqbal At The State Level, Roger Michalski, Abby Wood 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Twombly And Iqbal At The State Level, Roger Michalski, Abby Wood

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper contributes to the empirical literature on pleading standards by studying the effect of Twombly and Iqbal at the state level. States account for the majority of civil litigation, yet they are understudied doctrinally and empirically. When we consider pleading at the state level, we can leverage differences across space and time in a way that is impossible with studies of federal courts. Using an array of principled empirical approaches on the best-available data, we find no evidence that raising pleading standards affected plaintiff behavior. We observe no decrease in filings and no significant change in complaint length, number ...


To Waive Or Not To Waive? Filing Deadlines And Hearing Requests In Administrative Adjudications, Alice Booher Johnson 2016 Pepperdine University

To Waive Or Not To Waive? Filing Deadlines And Hearing Requests In Administrative Adjudications, Alice Booher Johnson

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

In Part II of this Article, I provide an overview of subject matter jurisdiction in relation to filing timeframes. I review the distinction between original and appellate jurisdiction using Maryland case law and a sample survey of other state case law to provide background to the question of filing deadlines and hearing requests in administrative adjudications. In Part III of this Article, I elaborate upon Supreme Court precedent on administrative filing deadlines. In Part IV of this Article, I analyze the nature of filing deadlines for hearing requests before various state agencies, with an emphasis on Maryland’s scheme. The ...


Hague Convention On The Law Applicable To Products Liability, Bryant Durham 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Hague Convention On The Law Applicable To Products Liability, Bryant Durham

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Disclosure And The Incurious Attorneys, William F. Cahill, B.A., LL.B., J.C.D. 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Disclosure And The Incurious Attorneys, William F. Cahill, B.A., Ll.B., J.C.D.

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Compensation's Role In Deterrence, Russell M. Gold 2016 NYU School of Law

Compensation's Role In Deterrence, Russell M. Gold

New York University Law and Economics Working Papers

There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law and economics view, however, is that when individual claim values are small, there is no reason to care whether victims are compensated. Deterring wrongdoing is tort law’s primary economic objective. And on this score, law and economics scholars contend that only the aggregate amount of money that a defendant expects to pay affects deterrence. They say that it does not matter for deterrence purposes how that money is split between victims, lawyers, and charities. This Article challenges that claim about achieving ...


Compensation's Role In Deterrence, Russell M. Gold 2016 NYU School of Law

Compensation's Role In Deterrence, Russell M. Gold

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law and economics view, however, is that when individual claim values are small, there is no reason to care whether victims are compensated. Deterring wrongdoing is tort law’s primary economic objective. And on this score, law and economics scholars contend that only the aggregate amount of money that a defendant expects to pay affects deterrence. They say that it does not matter for deterrence purposes how that money is split between victims, lawyers, and charities. This Article challenges that claim about achieving ...


Clapper Dethroned: Imminent Injury And Standing For Data Breach Lawsuits In Light Of Ashley Madison, Arthur R. Vorbrodt 2016 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Clapper Dethroned: Imminent Injury And Standing For Data Breach Lawsuits In Light Of Ashley Madison, Arthur R. Vorbrodt

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

No abstract provided.


Disclosure And The Incurious Attorneys, 2016 St. John's University School of Law

Disclosure And The Incurious Attorneys

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


The Other Side Of The Rabbit Hole: Reconciling Recent Supreme Court Personal Jurisdiction Jurisprudence With Jurisdiction To Terminate Parental Rights, Joan M. Shaughnessy 2016 Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Other Side Of The Rabbit Hole: Reconciling Recent Supreme Court Personal Jurisdiction Jurisprudence With Jurisdiction To Terminate Parental Rights, Joan M. Shaughnessy

Joan M. Shaughnessy

This Essay contrasts the jurisdictional regime followed in termination of parental rights and other child custody cases with the regime that has dominated recent Supreme Court personal jurisdiction cases. Jurisdiction in child custody cases has long been based upon the connection of the child, not the defendant parent, to the jurisdiction. Recent Supreme Court cases, on the other hand, have focused nearly exclusively on the defendant’s connection to the forum state. This Essay argues that the Supreme Court cases betray a failure of the Court to provide a consistent constitutional justification for the jurisdictional limitations it has imposed. The ...


Badger V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., F. Shane Jackson 2016 Nevada Law Journal

Badger V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., F. Shane Jackson

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court considered a petition for a writ of mandamus challenging a district court order denying a motion for summary judgment and a motion to dismiss. Petitioner Darrin D. Badger (“Petitioner”) sought summary judgment in a breach of guaranty action against him and dismissal of a complaint of a deficiency judgment against him in connection with a foreclosure. After the court denied Petitioner’s motions, he filed the instant petition. The Court granted the petition, holding that a party may not use the relation back provision of NRCP 15(c) to circumvent the requirement in NRS 40.455(1) that ...


Baring All: Legal Ethics And Confidentiality Of Electronically Stored Information In The Cloud, Whitney Morgan 2016 Catholic University of America (Student)

Baring All: Legal Ethics And Confidentiality Of Electronically Stored Information In The Cloud, Whitney Morgan

Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


When Loss Of Legal Custody Is Like An Indeterminate Prison Sentence: Ohio's Elimination Of Indigent Parents' Right To Court Appointed Counsel In Civil Custody Suits, Renee Brunett 2016 University of Cincinnati College of Law

When Loss Of Legal Custody Is Like An Indeterminate Prison Sentence: Ohio's Elimination Of Indigent Parents' Right To Court Appointed Counsel In Civil Custody Suits, Renee Brunett

University of Cincinnati Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Anti-Plaintiff Pending Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure And The Pro-Defendant Composition Of The Federal Rulemaking Committees, Patricia W. Moore 2016 St. Thomas University School of Law

The Anti-Plaintiff Pending Amendments To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure And The Pro-Defendant Composition Of The Federal Rulemaking Committees, Patricia W. Moore

University of Cincinnati Law Review

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: New York Times: Teitz On Touro Synagogue 5-16-2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: New York Times: Teitz On Touro Synagogue 5-16-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Contracts - Jurisdiction - Absent A Strong Showing Of Unreasonableness Or Undue Influence, Parties’ Contractual Selection Of Forum In International Transactions Will Be Valid And Enforceable, Shelley Himel 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Contracts - Jurisdiction - Absent A Strong Showing Of Unreasonableness Or Undue Influence, Parties’ Contractual Selection Of Forum In International Transactions Will Be Valid And Enforceable, Shelley Himel

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


English Matrimonial Cruelty Law In Nigeria: Dead Or Alive?, D. A. Ijalaye 2016 University of Ife Nigeria

English Matrimonial Cruelty Law In Nigeria: Dead Or Alive?, D. A. Ijalaye

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Judicial Recusation In The Federal Republic Of Germany, Sigmund A. Cohn 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Judicial Recusation In The Federal Republic Of Germany, Sigmund A. Cohn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Race And The Jury: How The Law Is Keeping Minorities Off The Jury, Stephanie Adamakos 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

Race And The Jury: How The Law Is Keeping Minorities Off The Jury, Stephanie Adamakos

Washington University Undergraduate Law Review

The modern jury focuses on three main ideas: impartiality, as laid out in the Sixth Amendment, jury of one’s peers, stemming from the Magna Carta, and a jury that represents a fair cross-section of the community. The cross-section idea has been developed by case law, but originates from the Sixth Amendment, under the belief that jury selection that does not systematically discriminate against members of the community and has a jury pool represents a cross-section of the community is likely to be impartial. Jurors are likely to draw upon their own experiences when deliberating, so having a variety of ...


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