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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.


Strategies For Combating Patent Trolls, J. Jason Williams, Mark V. Campagna, Olivia E. Marbutt 2016 Jones Day

Strategies For Combating Patent Trolls, J. Jason Williams, Mark V. Campagna, Olivia E. Marbutt

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


An Alternate Functionality Reality, Harold R. Weinberg 2016 University of Kentucky College of Law

An Alternate Functionality Reality, Harold R. Weinberg

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

The Supreme Court last addressed trade dress law’s functionality doctrine in TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc. decided in 2001. This article applies content analysis to data from post-TrafFix functionality cases to provide insights concerning the functionality doctrine. It emphasizes data from cases concerning motions for summary judgment and preliminary injunction. The analysis employs two conceptual constructs: a “useful/aesthetic continuum” and “mixed-character” design features. The article also considers data in light of a “two-bar mandate” and two principles: “useful-scarcity” and “aesthetic-abundance.” It concludes with observations concerning the post-TrafFix functionality doctrine and suggestions for improving its ...


Confusion Codified: Why Trademark Remedies Make No Sense, Mark A. Thurmon 2016 Southern University Law Center

Confusion Codified: Why Trademark Remedies Make No Sense, Mark A. Thurmon

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


The Fictitious Freedom To Contract Around Fraud Under Delaware Law.Pdf, Hao Jiang 2016 Tulane University

The Fictitious Freedom To Contract Around Fraud Under Delaware Law.Pdf, Hao Jiang

Dr. Hao Jiang

In the past 15 years, Delaware courts have consistently allowed a sophisticated party to foreclose fraud claims based on extra-contractual misrepresentations using a disclaimer. However, a survey of the case law revealed that courts dismissed the fraud claims after finding that there was no reasonable/justifiable reliance on the alleged misrepresentation. I conclude that such a freedom to contract around fraud is fictitious. This is because there would be no fraud to start with when justifiable reliance is missing. Therefore, the courts were either right to dismiss the case when they could not find reliance or they decided on the ...


Making Offers No One Can Refuse: Effective Contract Drafting—Part 5, Gerald Lebovits 2016 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Making Offers No One Can Refuse: Effective Contract Drafting—Part 5, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

This article, the 5th in a 5-part series, covers contract drafting.


The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French 2016 Penn State Law

The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French

Journal Articles

Does and should a wrongdoer’s liability insurance cover an aggrieved party’s claim for restitution (e.g., a claim for the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains)? This article answers those questions. It does so by first answering the question of whether claims for restitution are covered under the terms of liability insurance policies. Then, after concluding that they are, it addresses the question of whether claims for restitution should be insurable as a matter of public policy and insurance law theory. There are long-standing legal and equitable principles that, on the one hand, dictate that a wrongdoer should not be ...


The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French 2016 Penn State Law

The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French

Christopher C. French

Does and should a wrongdoer’s liability insurance cover an aggrieved party’s claim for restitution (e.g., a claim for the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains)?  This article answers those questions.  It does so by first answering the question of whether claims for restitution are covered under the terms of liability insurance policies.  Then, after concluding that they are, it addresses the question of whether claims for restitution should be insurable as a matter of public policy and insurance law theory.  There are long-standing legal and equitable principles that, on the one hand, dictate that a wrongdoer should not be ...


The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French 2016 Penn State Law

The Insurability Of Claims For Restitution, Christopher French

Christopher C. French

Does and should a wrongdoer’s liability insurance cover an aggrieved party’s claim for restitution (e.g., a claim for the disgorgement of ill-gotten gains)?  This article answers those questions.  It does so by first answering the question of whether claims for restitution are covered under the terms of liability insurance policies.  Then, after concluding that they are, it addresses the question of whether claims for restitution should be insurable as a matter of public policy and insurance law theory.  There are long-standing legal and equitable principles that, on the one hand, dictate that a wrongdoer should not be ...


Beyond Search Costs: The Linguistic And Trust Functions Of Trademarks, Ariel Katz 2016 Selected Works

Beyond Search Costs: The Linguistic And Trust Functions Of Trademarks, Ariel Katz

Ariel Katz

No abstract provided.


Beyond Search Costs: The Linguistic And Trust Functions Of Trademarks, Ariel Katz 2016 Selected Works

Beyond Search Costs: The Linguistic And Trust Functions Of Trademarks, Ariel Katz

Ariel Katz

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.


The Rules Of The Game And The Morality Of Efficient Breach, Gregory Klass 2016 Georgetown University Law Center

The Rules Of The Game And The Morality Of Efficient Breach, Gregory Klass

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Moralists have long criticized the theory of efficient breach for its advocacy of promise breaking. But a fully developed theory of efficient breach has an internal morality of its own. It argues that sophisticated parties contract for efficient breach, which in the long run maximizes everyone’s welfare. And the theory marks some breaches—those that are opportunistic, obstructive, or otherwise inefficient—as wrongs that the law should deter, as transgressions that should not be priced but punished. That internal morality, however, does not excuse the theory from moral scrutiny. An extended comparison to Jean Renoir’s 1939 film, La ...


Making Offers No One Can Refuse: Effective Contract Drafting—Part 4, Gerald Lebovits 2016 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Making Offers No One Can Refuse: Effective Contract Drafting—Part 4, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

This article, the fourth in a five-part series, covers contract drafting.


In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward 2016 Seattle University School of Law

In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert 2016 Seattle University School of Law

His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


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