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How Many #Followers Do You Have?: Evaluating The Rise Of Social Media And Issues Concerning In Re Ctli’S Determination That Social Media Accounts Are Property Of The Estate, Patricia A. Leeson 2017 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

How Many #Followers Do You Have?: Evaluating The Rise Of Social Media And Issues Concerning In Re Ctli’S Determination That Social Media Accounts Are Property Of The Estate, Patricia A. Leeson

Catholic University Law Review

With the rise of social media use, legal disputes have surfaced with litigants looking to the courts to determine issues of ownership and legal authority. As a matter of first impression, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Texas held that a Twitter and Facebook social media account were to be regarded as property of the estate pursuant to Section 541 of the Bankruptcy Code. The court analogized the social media accounts to subscriber lists because they provide valuable access to customers. Although the court addressed the question of whether social media applications are to be regarded as property in bankruptcy ...


Sec Reporting Requirements For Publicly Traded Companies Should Not Be Expanded Despite Advancements In Information Technology, Lindsey Kell 2017 Duke Law

Sec Reporting Requirements For Publicly Traded Companies Should Not Be Expanded Despite Advancements In Information Technology, Lindsey Kell

Duke Law & Technology Review

Advancements in information technology allow information to be collected and analyzed quickly within a corporation. As a result, technology also allows the quicker release of information to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)—much quicker than the Form 10-K and Form 10-Q releases that are currently required for publicly traded companies. Although publicly traded companies must also disclose certain significant events in Form 8-K, the reporting requirements for publicly traded companies are not nearly as expansive as they could be considering the easy access these companies have to their business information. Even with this in mind, the SEC is well into ...


El Gobierno Corporativo.Pdf, Daniel Echaiz Moreno 2017 Echaiz Abogados

El Gobierno Corporativo.Pdf, Daniel Echaiz Moreno

Daniel Echaiz Moreno

No abstract provided.


Marijuana Regulation And Federalism, John M. Greabe 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Marijuana Regulation And Federalism, John M. Greabe

Legal Scholarship

[Excerpt] "Federal law makes the cultivation and use of marijuana illegal for all purposes. Yet, over the past two decades, 28 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, and eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational purposes. Marijuana regulation thus provides a useful and timely example for exploring the ways in which the distribution of power between the federal government and the states can facilitate policy change."


The Law And Practice Of Commercial Transactions, Kevin Ndoho Macharia 2017 Selected Works

The Law And Practice Of Commercial Transactions, Kevin Ndoho Macharia

Kevin Ndoho Macharia

This book is intended for those who will soon be sitting for the commercial law CLE exam in Kenya.

However, it may also serve as a guide to the mastery of the law and practice of commercial law for the beginner as well as for the seasoned lawyer who is just starting out in commercial law. It may even come as a welcome addition to the library of commercial law gurus.

It is therefore my pleasure to invite you to enter this area of law which is so full of life and wonder. It begins with the basic components of ...


The Cure Is Worse: First Circuit Circumvents False Claims Act's First-To-File Rule In United States Ex Rel. Gadbois V. Pharmerica Corp., Daniel Sorger 2017 Boston College Law School

The Cure Is Worse: First Circuit Circumvents False Claims Act's First-To-File Rule In United States Ex Rel. Gadbois V. Pharmerica Corp., Daniel Sorger

Boston College Law Review

In 2015, in United States ex rel. Gadbois v. PharMerica Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that a qui tam relator could use supplementation to cure a jurisdictional first-to-file defect in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) action. In contrast, in 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in United States ex rel. Chovanec v. Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. held that relators barred by first-to-file must face dismissal without prejudice and then refile if they are to proceed. Separately, in 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C ...


Banks And Banking–12 U.S.C. Section 85–The Broadened Power Of National Banks Regarding Interest Rates On Credit Card Transactions, Lucrecia Ann Henderson 2017 Selected Works

Banks And Banking–12 U.S.C. Section 85–The Broadened Power Of National Banks Regarding Interest Rates On Credit Card Transactions, Lucrecia Ann Henderson

Ann Henderson

No abstract provided.


La Cláusula De Declaraciones Y Garantías En Un Contrato De Compraventa De Acciones, Martín Melgarejo 2017 Universidad de Lima

La Cláusula De Declaraciones Y Garantías En Un Contrato De Compraventa De Acciones, Martín Melgarejo

Martín Melgarejo

No abstract provided.


Standing In The Future: The Case For A Substantial Risk Theory Of "Injury-In-Fact" In Consumer Data Breach Class Actions, Nicholas Green 2017 Boston College Law School

Standing In The Future: The Case For A Substantial Risk Theory Of "Injury-In-Fact" In Consumer Data Breach Class Actions, Nicholas Green

Boston College Law Review

The increasing digitalization of our personal and professional lives has generated corresponding growth in the amount of electronically stored private information in the hands of third parties. That private information is at risk of theft, loss, or manipulation. Employers that hold employee tax information and merchants that hold significant troves of consumer credit card data are particularly attractive targets. When hackers strike, victims often band together in federal class actions, naming the custodians of their private data as defendants. More and more, however, district courts are dismissing these class action claims at the doorstep for lack of Article III standing ...


Get Your Own Street Cred: An Argument For Trademark Protection For Street Art, Danielle Crinnion 2017 Boston College Law School

Get Your Own Street Cred: An Argument For Trademark Protection For Street Art, Danielle Crinnion

Boston College Law Review

Street art is visual art created in public spaces, many times at the behest of the communities in which the work is created. It is a derivative of graffiti, which is the illicit marking of public locations, usually on buildings or train cars. Retailers’ appropriation of street art and graffiti is becoming commonplace, causing confusion in the market. As a result, street artists have filed an increasing number of copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits to protect their intellectual property rights. There is a debate regarding whether these artists are entitled to trademark protection given the expressive nature of their marks ...


Footing The Bill For Natural Gas Leaks: Why States Should Limit Cost Recovery Of Lost And Unaccounted For Gas, Liam Holland 2017 Boston College Law School

Footing The Bill For Natural Gas Leaks: Why States Should Limit Cost Recovery Of Lost And Unaccounted For Gas, Liam Holland

Boston College Law Review

State statutes prohibit unjust or unreasonable natural gas utility rates. Public Utility Commissions (“PUCs”) administer these state laws and permit gas distribution companies to recover natural gas commodity costs related to lost and unaccounted for gas from customers through “purchased gas adjustment clauses.” In most of those states, PUCs permit "total recovery" of all lost and unaccounted for gas costs via these clauses using periodic rate adjustments. A small number of PUCs have reformed purchase gas adjustment clauses in order to incentivize gas distribution companies to reduce lost and unaccounted for gas. This Note advocates for all state public utility ...


The New Era Of Doing Business With Iran: Iran’S International Commercial Transactions And Global Security, John Changiz Vafai 2017 Archival Magazine

The New Era Of Doing Business With Iran: Iran’S International Commercial Transactions And Global Security, John Changiz Vafai

Pace International Law Review

On January 17, 2016, in a statement following his signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, President Obama addressed that country’s people, stating that “yours is a great civilization, with a vibrant culture that has so much to contribute to the world – in commerce, and in science and the arts.” While the former U.S. President’s evaluation of the Iranian people’s greatness is indisputable, there are questions concerning doing business with Iran which transcend conventional legal issues and commercial problems.

Given the juxtaposition of Iran’s duopolistic government structure and ideologically oriented decision-making ...


Explorations In The Classroom: A Book Review Of Secured Credit: A Systems Approach, Nathalie Martin 2017 Selected Works

Explorations In The Classroom: A Book Review Of Secured Credit: A Systems Approach, Nathalie Martin

Nathalie Martin

Students are often surprised by how much they enjoy commercial law. Anyone who finds either money or power interesting is likely to see the potential for fun in a class where these issues are discussed. In a capitalist society, "Money Law" reflects virtually all of our societal values in one way or another, reflects the culture of capitalism at work, and is "Law and Society" in the broadest sense. While most people find it hard to get excited about secured transactions, this sentiment is not likely to last long if the teacher uses Secured Credit: A Systems Approach. Part I ...


German Conflict Rules And The Multinational Enterprise, Dagmar Coester-Waltjen 2017 University of Augsburg

German Conflict Rules And The Multinational Enterprise, Dagmar Coester-Waltjen

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Drugs, Drugs Everywhere But Just Not For The Poor, Srividhya Ragavan 2017 Texas A&M University School of Law

Drugs, Drugs Everywhere But Just Not For The Poor, Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan

The objective for this article is to understand the legitimacy and limitations of US involvement in another country’s sovereign actions taken expressly in the public interest, or to protect public health, such as the compulsory licensing of pharmaceuticals.


Corporate Officers As Agents, Deborah A. DeMott 2017 Duke Law School

Corporate Officers As Agents, Deborah A. Demott

Faculty Scholarship

Although officers are crucial to corporate operations, scholarly and theoretical accounts tend to slight officers and amalgamate them with directors into a single category, "managers." This essay anchors officers within the common law of agency-as does black-letter law-which crisply differentiates officers from directors. Understanding that agency is central of the legal account of officers' positions and responsibilities is crucial to seeing why, like directors, officers are fiduciaries, but distinctively so, not as instances of generic "corporate fiduciaries." Officers, like directors, owe duties of loyalty, but also particularized duties of care, competence, and diligence. Additionally, officers' duties of performance encompass two ...


Developments In The Law Affecting Electronic Payments And Financial Services, Sarah Jane Hughes, Stephen T. Middlebrook, Tom Kierner 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Developments In The Law Affecting Electronic Payments And Financial Services, Sarah Jane Hughes, Stephen T. Middlebrook, Tom Kierner

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Fair For Whom? Why Debt-Collection Lawsuits In St. Louis Violate The Procedural Due Process Rights Of Low-Income Communities, Aimee Constantineau 2017 American University Washington College of Law

Fair For Whom? Why Debt-Collection Lawsuits In St. Louis Violate The Procedural Due Process Rights Of Low-Income Communities, Aimee Constantineau

American University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Controlling Systemic Risk Through Corporate Governance, Steven L. Schwarcz 2017 Duke Law School

Controlling Systemic Risk Through Corporate Governance, Steven L. Schwarcz

Faculty Scholarship

Most of the regulatory measures to control excessive risk taking by systemically important firms are designed to reduce moral hazard and to align the interests of managers and investors. These measures may be flawed because they are based on questionable assumptions. Excessive corporate risk taking is, at its core, a corporate governance problem. Shareholder primacy requires managers to view the consequences of their firm’s risk taking only from the standpoint of the firm and its shareholders, ignoring harm to the public. In governing, managers of systemically important firms should also consider public harm. This proposal engages the long-standing debate ...


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.


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