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Comment On Avraham And Yuracko: Torts And The Paradox Of Conservative Justice, Gregory C. Keating 2016 University of Southern California

Comment On Avraham And Yuracko: Torts And The Paradox Of Conservative Justice, Gregory C. Keating

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper comments on Ronen Avraham & Kim Yuracko, Torts and Discrimination forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal. Professors Avraham and Yuracko’s fine article, Torts and Discrimination, calls our attention to the fact that the entrenched fact of race and gender discrimination exerts a powerful, structural influence on tort damages, especially in bodily injury and wrongful death cases. Damages in tort—and in private law more generally—are reparative. Their role is to put the plaintiff in the position he would have been in but for the defendant’s wrong. Making the plaintiff whole requires that courts determine how ...


Must The Hand Formula Not Be Named?, Gregory C. Keating 2016 University of Southern California

Must The Hand Formula Not Be Named?, Gregory C. Keating

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper responds to Benjamin Zipursky’s Reasonableness in and out of Negligence Law 163 U. PA. L. REV. 2131 (2015). It takes issue with Professor Zipursky’s aversion to the Hand Formula. Trying to write the Hand Formula out of negligence law at this late date is tantamount to repudiating one hundred years of tort law and theory. This revisionary theorizing is as unnecessary as it is quixotic. The Hand Formula is not only too deeply embedded in negligence law to uproot; it is also unobjectionable. Indeed, the Hand Formula is one of modern negligence law’s more important ...


Is Cost-Benefit Analysis The Only Game In Town?, Gregory C. Keating 2016 University of Southern California

Is Cost-Benefit Analysis The Only Game In Town?, Gregory C. Keating

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Standards which prescribe more than efficient precaution against physical harm and health injury are commonplace in American environmental, health and safety regulation. The safe level standard, for example, requires the elimination of all significant risks. The feasibility standard requires the elimination of significant risks to the extent insofar as it is possible to do so without impairing the long run survival of the activities which give rise to the risks. These standards reach back more than a generation to the founding of the EPA and OSHA. You might think that they are too well-entrenched in American law to be subject ...


Liability Without Regard To Fault: A Comment On Goldberg & Zipursky, Gregory C. Keating 2016 University of Southern California

Liability Without Regard To Fault: A Comment On Goldberg & Zipursky, Gregory C. Keating

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper comments on John C.P. Goldberg & Benjamin C. Zipursky, The Strict Liability in Fault and the Fault in Strict Liability 85 Fordham L.Rev. 743 (2016). In their important writings over the past twenty years, Professors Goldberg and Zipursky have argued that torts are conduct-based wrongs. A conduct-based wrong is one where an agent violates the right of another by failing to conform her conduct to the standard required by the law. Strict liability in tort poses a formidable challenge to the claim that all torts are wrongs whose distinctive feature is that they violate an applicable standard ...


Like A Bad Neighbor, Hackers Are There: The Need For Data Security Legislation And Cyber Insurance In Light Of Increasing Ftc Enforcement Actions, Jennifer Gordon 2016 Brooklyn Law School

Like A Bad Neighbor, Hackers Are There: The Need For Data Security Legislation And Cyber Insurance In Light Of Increasing Ftc Enforcement Actions, Jennifer Gordon

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

Privacy has come to the forefront of the technology world as third party hackers are constantly attacking companies for their customers’ data. With increasing instances of compromised customer information, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been bringing suit against companies for inadequate data security procedures. The FTC’s newfound authority to bring suit regarding cybersecurity breaches, based on the Third Circuit’s decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., is a result of inaction—Congress has been unable to pass sufficient cybersecurity legislation, causing the FTC to step in and fill the void in regulation. In the absence of congressional ...


“Hello…It’S Me. [Please Don’T Sue Me!]” Examining The Fcc’S Overbroad Calling Regulations Under The Tcpa, Marissa A. Potts 2016 Brooklyn Law School

“Hello…It’S Me. [Please Don’T Sue Me!]” Examining The Fcc’S Overbroad Calling Regulations Under The Tcpa, Marissa A. Potts

Brooklyn Law Review

Americans have received unwanted telemarketing calls for decades. In response to a rapid increase in pre-recorded calls made using autodialer devices, Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 1992. The TCPA imposes restrictions on calls made to consumers’ residences and wireless phones using autodialer devices, even if they are not telemarketing calls. Congress appointed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe rules and regulations to enforce the TCPA. In 2015, the FCC released an order that defined autodialer more broadly under the statute. Consequently, devices that have the potential to become autodialers in the future, even if they ...


El Derecho Alimentario De La Ue Ante Los Desafíos En Materia De Nutrición, Luis González Vaqué 2016 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Dereho Alimentario

El Derecho Alimentario De La Ue Ante Los Desafíos En Materia De Nutrición, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

Las cifras de sobrepeso, obesidad y otras enfermedades no transmisibles relacionadas con la dieta de la población europea son demasiado elevadas y siguen aumentando. Esto tiene una incidencia negativa sobre la esperanza de vida, reduce la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos de la Unión Europea y afecta a la sociedad, por ejemplo, induciendo a unos elevados gastos sanitarios que pueden afectar a la sostenibilidad de los sistemas de salud.
 

Palabras clave: Nutrición, sobrepeso, obesidad, enfermedades no transmisibles, patrones de consumo alimentario sanos


L'Indicazione Dell'origine Dei Prodotti Agroalimentari Secondo Il Recente Decreto Francese Sul Latte E Sulla Carne: Quali Sviluppi Si Prevedono Nell'unione Europea?, Luis González Vaqué 2016 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Dereho Alimentario

L'Indicazione Dell'origine Dei Prodotti Agroalimentari Secondo Il Recente Decreto Francese Sul Latte E Sulla Carne: Quali Sviluppi Si Prevedono Nell'unione Europea?, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

Non ci stancheremo di ripeterlo: imporre l'obbligo dell'indicazione d'origine appare giuridicamente infondato, dato che nulla impedisce ai produttori di ricorrere a tale indicazione su base volontaria (e, naturalmente, veritiera) nell'intento di soddisfare quei consumatori presumibilmente preoccupati di conoscere la provenienza (nazionale o estera) degli alimenti acquistati. Infine, sembra utile un avvertimento: la menzione dell'origine, quando viene obbligatoriamente imposta, a torto o a ragione, finisce irrimediabilmente per creare una frammentazione del Mercato interno europeo.


Determining The Deception Of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, John M. Satira 2016 College of William & Mary Law School

Determining The Deception Of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, John M. Satira

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Consumer Preferences For Performance Defaults, Franklin G. Snyder, Ann M. Mirabito 2016 Texas A&M University School of Law

Consumer Preferences For Performance Defaults, Franklin G. Snyder, Ann M. Mirabito

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

Commercial law in the United States is designed to facilitate private transactions, and thus to enforce the presumed intent of the parties, who generally are free to negotiate the terms they choose. But these contracts inevitably have gaps, both because the parties cannot anticipate every situation that might arise from their relationship, and because negotiation is not costless. When courts are faced with these gaps in a litigation context, they supply default terms to fill them. These defaults usually are set to reflect what courts believe similar parties would have agreed to if they had addressed the issue. These “majoritarian ...


Johnson V. Wells Fargo Bank Nat’L Ass’N, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 70 (September 29, 2016), Brittni Griffith 2016 Nevada Law Journal

Johnson V. Wells Fargo Bank Nat’L Ass’N, 132 Nev. Adv. Op. 70 (September 29, 2016), Brittni Griffith

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court considered whether the Bank Secrecy Act prevents financial institutions from disclosing all investigative information in discovery to an adverse party. The Court held that the Bank Secrecy Act only precludes the disclosure of information relating to the existence of a suspicious activity report or the procedural nature of the suspicious activity report’s generation.


¿El Decreto Francés Sobre La Obligatoriedad De Indicar El Origen De Algunos Ingredientes, Pone En Peligro El Mercado Único Alimentario?, Luis González Vaqué 2016 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Dereho Alimentario

¿El Decreto Francés Sobre La Obligatoriedad De Indicar El Origen De Algunos Ingredientes, Pone En Peligro El Mercado Único Alimentario?, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

En mi opinión la autorización por parte de la Comisión Europea del Decreto n° 2016-1137 es un grave error que pone efectivamente en peligro el Mercado único alimentario.
Dicha autorización ha sido otorgada por una endeble Comisión, ahora aún más debilitada por el Brexit. Además, es la consecuencia de las veleidades oportunistas relativas a la eventual indicación del origen de ciertos ingredientes incluidas en el desafortunado Reglamento (UE) n° 1169/2011 (véanse los artículos 26, y el considerando nº 59 de dicha normativa comunitaria).

© Gonzalez Vaque 2016


The Three Phases Of The Supreme Court’S Arbitration Jurisprudence: Empowering The Already-Empowered, Martin H. Malin 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

The Three Phases Of The Supreme Court’S Arbitration Jurisprudence: Empowering The Already-Empowered, Martin H. Malin

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Private Enforcement, Stephen B. Burbank, Sean Farhang, Herbert Kritzer 2016 Univ of Penn Law School

Private Enforcement, Stephen B. Burbank, Sean Farhang, Herbert Kritzer

Sean Farhang

Our aim in this Article is to advance understanding of private enforcement of statutory and administrative law in the United States and to raise questions that will be useful to those who are concerned with regulatory design in other countries. To that end, we briefly discuss aspects of American culture, history, and political institutions that reasonably can be thought to have contributed to the growth and subsequent development of private enforcement. We also set forth key elements of the general legal landscape in which decisions about private enforcement are made, aspects of which should be central to the choice of ...


The Erosion Of Autonomy In Online Consumer Transactions, Eliza MIK 2016 Singapore Management University

The Erosion Of Autonomy In Online Consumer Transactions, Eliza Mik

Eliza Mik

Online businesses influence consumer behaviour by means of a wide range of technologies that determine what information is displayed as well as how and when it is displayed. This creates an unprecedented power imbalance between the transacting parties, raising questions not only about the permissible levels of procedural exploitation in contract law, together with the adequacy of existing consumer protections but also about the impact of technology on consumer autonomy. There is, however, no single technology that threatens the latter. It is the combined, mutually-enforcing effect of multiple technologies that influence consumer choices at different stages in the transacting process ...


Product Intervention For Retail Structured Investment Products: A Comparison Of Rules In Singapore, Hong Kong And Taiwan, Christopher C. H. CHEN 2016 Singapore Management University

Product Intervention For Retail Structured Investment Products: A Comparison Of Rules In Singapore, Hong Kong And Taiwan, Christopher C. H. Chen

Research Collection School Of Law

This article compares new product intervention rules in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan for complex structured investment products. Singapore’s approach is to improve firms’ internal safeguard, while Hong Kong’s approach is to require prior authorisation for new unlisted structured investment products by the securities regulator. Taiwan’s approach is to have a self regulatory body reviewing a product beforehand. This article argues that it is difficult to review the merit of a financial product in advance and thus it is difficult to have a true gatekeeper for toxic financial products. Before product intervention, we must first identify clear ...


¿Qué Hay De “Nuevo” En El Reglamento (Ue) 2015/2283 Relativo A Los Nuevos Alimentos?, Luis González Vaqué 2016 Asociación Iberoamericana para el Dereho Alimentario

¿Qué Hay De “Nuevo” En El Reglamento (Ue) 2015/2283 Relativo A Los Nuevos Alimentos?, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

El recientemente adoptado Reglamento sobre nuevos alimentos tiene por objeto mejorar las condiciones para que las empresas puedan comercializar más fácilmente alimentos nuevos e innovadores en la UE, manteniendo siempre un elevado nivel de seguridad alimentaria para los consumidores europeos. Permitirá a los consumidores europeos disfrutar de una mayor oferta de alimentos y a la industria agroalimentaria europea —el segundo mayor sector de empleo en Europa—, gozar de un entorno más favorable para aprovechar las innovaciones, lo que, a su vez, favorecerá el crecimiento y el empleo. Un nuevo alimento es aquel que no se consumió en cantidades significativas en ...


Expanding Access To Justice: Alternatives To Full Representation In New York State, Randal Jeffrey 2016 New York Law School

Expanding Access To Justice: Alternatives To Full Representation In New York State, Randal Jeffrey

Impact Center for Public Interest Law

No abstract provided.


Tort Reform: Blocking The Courthouse Door And Denying Access To Justice, Joanne Doroshow 2016 New York Law School

Tort Reform: Blocking The Courthouse Door And Denying Access To Justice, Joanne Doroshow

Impact Center for Public Interest Law

No abstract provided.


Toward An International Constitution Of Patient Rights, Alison Poklaski 2016 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Toward An International Constitution Of Patient Rights, Alison Poklaski

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

In the past decade, medical tourism-the travel of patients across borders to receive medical treatment-has undergone unprecedented growth, fueled by the globalization of health care and related industries. While medical tourism can benefit patients through increased access to treatment and cost-savings, medical travel also raises concerns about ensuring quality of care and legal redress in medical malpractice. Moreover, existing regulations fail to address these unprecedented issues. The multilateral adoption of an International Constitution of Patient Rights (ICPR) is necessary in order to more effectively preserve medical tourism's benefits and guard against its risks.


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