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Holding Up And Holding Out, Colleen V. Chien 2015 Santa Clara University

Holding Up And Holding Out, Colleen V. Chien

Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

Patent “hold-up” and patent “hold-out” present important, alternative theories for what ails the patent system. Patent “hold-up” occurs when a patent owner sues a company when it is most vulnerable—after it has implemented a technology—and is able wrest a settlement because it is too late for the company to change course. Patent “hold-out” is the practice of companies routinely ignoring patents and resisting patent owner demands because the odds of getting caught are small. Hold-up has arguably predicted the current patent crises, and the ex ante assertion of technology patents whether in the smartphone war, standards, or patent ...


New Hardware And Software Innovations (For Volumetric Modeling), A. Keith Turner 2015 University of Colorado Law School

New Hardware And Software Innovations (For Volumetric Modeling), A. Keith Turner

Uncovering the Hidden Resource: Groundwater Law, Hydrology, and Policy in the 1990s (Summer Conference, June 15-17)

19 pages (includes illustrations and maps).


Obtaining International Judicial Assistance Under The Federal Rules And The Hague Convention On The Taking Of Evidence Abroad In Civil And Commercial Matters: An Exposition Of The Procedures And A Practical Example: In Re Westinghouse Uranium Contract Litigation, Robert J. Augustine 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Obtaining International Judicial Assistance Under The Federal Rules And The Hague Convention On The Taking Of Evidence Abroad In Civil And Commercial Matters: An Exposition Of The Procedures And A Practical Example: In Re Westinghouse Uranium Contract Litigation, Robert J. Augustine

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Defensa Posesoria Extrajudicial ¿El Artículo 920°, 921° Del C. C. Y El Artículo 603° Del C. P. C. Es Suficiente?, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro 2015 UNAP

Defensa Posesoria Extrajudicial ¿El Artículo 920°, 921° Del C. C. Y El Artículo 603° Del C. P. C. Es Suficiente?, Ronald Benjamin Jallurana Añamuro

RONALD B. Jallurana Añamuro

En rigor, es necesario delinear la naturaleza jurídica de la posesión para fortalecer la defensa posesoria extrajudicial.


The Economics Of Civil Procedure, Daniel M. Klerman 2015 USC Law School

The Economics Of Civil Procedure, Daniel M. Klerman

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The economic analysis of procedure reduces most issues to direct costs and error costs. Direct costs are ordinary litigation costs. Error costs are the reduction in deterrence and the increase in chilling that result from inaccurate adjudication. The goal of procedure is the minimization of the sum of direct and error costs. This framework has been applied to many procedural issues, and this survey focuses on three: dispositive motions (motions to dismiss and summary judgment), discovery, and jurisdiction. Economic analysis has yielded significant insights in these areas, but important questions remain for future researchers. Because theory is often indeterminate, this ...


The Forgotten Rule Of Professional Conduct: Representing A Client With Diminished Capacity, Barry Kozak 2015 The John Marshall Law School, Chicago

The Forgotten Rule Of Professional Conduct: Representing A Client With Diminished Capacity, Barry Kozak

Barry Kozak

All attorneys who maintain client-lawyer relationships must continually, or at least periodically, assess each client’s mental capacity. Under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, this assessment is a two-step process. First, the attorney must ensure that an individual has enough mental capacity to establish or maintain a normal client-lawyer relationship, and second, the attorney must ensure that the individual has enough mental capacity to legally-bind him or herself in the desired transaction or intended course of action. If the attorney determines that at any point in time, a particular client has diminished capacity, then Model Rule 1.14 requires ...


The Priest-Klein Hypotheses: Proofs, Generality And Extensions, Yoon-Ho Alex Lee, Daniel M. Klerman 2015 USC Gould School of Law

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 ...


Wrongful Death Actions Under Section 1983, Martin A. Schwartz, Steven Steinglass, Richard Emery, Ilann Margalit Maazel 2015 Touro Law Center

Wrongful Death Actions Under Section 1983, Martin A. Schwartz, Steven Steinglass, Richard Emery, Ilann Margalit Maazel

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Section 1983 Litigation: Supreme Court Review, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz 2015 Touro Law Center

Section 1983 Litigation: Supreme Court Review, Erwin Chemerinsky, Martin A. Schwartz

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Negotiation Ethics: Proposals For Reform To The Law Society Of Upper Canada's Rules Of Professional Conduct, George Tsakalis 2015 Brown and Partners LLP and Osgoode Hall Law School

Negotiation Ethics: Proposals For Reform To The Law Society Of Upper Canada's Rules Of Professional Conduct, George Tsakalis

Western Journal of Legal Studies

Creating a comprehensive code of negotiation ethics for lawyers is a contentious issue. The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules of Professional Conduct currently offers little guidance regarding appropriate behaviour of lawyers during negotiations. Detractors argue that the negotiation process is too complex and fluid to be codified. This criticism is not fatal to the case for a code of negotiation ethics. Lawyers have moral and ethical standards within the profession and responsibilities to the public as conduits to legal remedies. This paper argues a code of legal ethics is necessary to uphold these standards. Such a framework should ...


Canadian Mortgage Law And Prepayment Penalties, Peter Spiro 2015 University of Toronto

Canadian Mortgage Law And Prepayment Penalties, Peter Spiro

Western Journal of Legal Studies

This article illustrates the imbalance of power between the mortgagor and mortgagee, which is particularly apparent for individual mortgagors. Prepayment and due on sale provisions are standard mortgage terms that contribute to this imbalance. Although these clauses purport to operate separately, in reality, both are frequently triggered by the sale of a property; the law of contract suggests that these provisions should not be enforceable. Relevant legislation is lacking in this area and should be reformed to provide more effective consumer protection while acknowledging that banks operate with the goal of maximizing business. A reasonable compromise would involve basing the ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Professor Niki Kuckes's Post: Litigation Academy Returns, Niki Kuckes 2015 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Professor Niki Kuckes's Post: Litigation Academy Returns, Niki Kuckes

Blogs

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Judging Multidistrict Litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Judging Multidistrict Litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch

Scholarly Works

High-stakes multidistrict litigations saddle the transferee judges who manage them with an odd juxtaposition of power and impotence. On one hand, judges appoint and compensate lead lawyers (who effectively replace parties’ chosen counsel) and promote settlement with scant appellate scrutiny or legislative oversight. But on the other, without the arsenal class certification once afforded, judges are relatively powerless to police the private settlements they encourage. Of course, this power shortage is of little concern since parties consent to settle.

Or do they? Contrary to conventional wisdom, this Article introduces new empirical data revealing that judges appoint an overwhelming number of ...


Differences In Expert Witness Knowledge: Do Mock Jurors Notice And Does It Matter?, Caroline T. Parrott, Tess M. S. Neal, Jennifer K. Wilson, Stanley L. Brodsky 2015 Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility, Tuscaloosa, AL

Differences In Expert Witness Knowledge: Do Mock Jurors Notice And Does It Matter?, Caroline T. Parrott, Tess M. S. Neal, Jennifer K. Wilson, Stanley L. Brodsky

Publications of Affiliated Faculty: Nebraska Public Policy Center

The knowledge of experts presumably affects their credibility and the degree to which the trier of fact agrees with them. However, specific effects of demonstrated knowledge are largely unknown. In this experiment, we manipulated a forensic expert’s level of knowledge in a mock-trial paradigm. We tested the influence of low versus high expert knowledge on mock juror perceptions of expert credibility, on agreement with the expert, and on sentencing. We also tested expert gender as a potential moderator. Knowledge effects were statistically significant; however, these differences carried little practical utility in predicting mock jurors’ ultimate decisions. Contrary to the ...


Prisoners' Rights Lawyers' Strategies For Preserving The Role Of The Courts, Margo Schlanger 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Prisoners' Rights Lawyers' Strategies For Preserving The Role Of The Courts, Margo Schlanger

Articles

This Article is part of the University of Miami Law Review’s Leading from Below Symposium. It canvasses prisoners’ lawyers’ strategies prompted by the 1996 Prison Litigation Reform Act (“PLRA”). The strategies comply with the statute’s limits yet also allow U.S. district courts to remain a forum for the vindication of the constitutional rights of at least some of the nation’s millions of prisoners. After Part I’s introduction, Part II summarizes in several charts the PLRA’s sharp impact on the prevalence and outcomes of prison litigation, but demonstrates that there are still many cases and ...


Trends In Prisoner Litigation, As The Plra Enters Adulthood, Margo Schlanger 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Trends In Prisoner Litigation, As The Plra Enters Adulthood, Margo Schlanger

Articles

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), enacted in 1996 as part of the Newt Gingrich "Contract with America," is now as old as some prisoners. In the year after the statute's passage, some commenters labeled it merely "symbolic." In fact, as was evident nearly immediately, the PLRA undermined prisoners' ability to bring, settle, and win lawsuits. The PLRA conditioned court access on prisoners' meticulously correct prior use of onerous and error-inviting prison grievance procedures. It increased filing fees, decreased attorneys' fees, and limited damages. It subjected injunctive settlements to the scope limitations usually applicable only to litigated injunctions. It ...


Between The Ceiling And The Floor: Making The Case For Required Disclosure Of High-Low Agreements To Juries, Richard Lorren Jolly 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Between The Ceiling And The Floor: Making The Case For Required Disclosure Of High-Low Agreements To Juries, Richard Lorren Jolly

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Parties are increasingly using high-low agreements to limit the risks of litigation. High-low agreements are contracts in which defendants agree to pay plaintiffs a minimum recovery in return for plaintiffs’ agreement not to execute on a jury award above a maximum amount. Currently no jurisdiction requires high-low agreements to be disclosed to the jury. This Note argues that disclosure should be required. It contends that non-disclosed high-low agreements are a type of procedural contract modifying the jury’s core adjudicative function. Drawing on theories of procedural justice, it suggests that by usurping the jury’s role these agreements undermine the ...


Trends In Prisoner Litigation, As The Plra Enters Adulthood, Margo Schlanger 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Trends In Prisoner Litigation, As The Plra Enters Adulthood, Margo Schlanger

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Access To Cash, Access To Court: Unlocking The Courtroom Doors With Third-Party Litigation Finance, Sasha Nichols 2015 UC Irvine School of Law

Access To Cash, Access To Court: Unlocking The Courtroom Doors With Third-Party Litigation Finance, Sasha Nichols

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Rules Of Evidence And Liability In Contract Litigation: The Efficiency Of The General Dynamics Rule, Vlad Radoias, Simon J. Wilkie, Michael A. Williams 2015 Towson University

Rules Of Evidence And Liability In Contract Litigation: The Efficiency Of The General Dynamics Rule, Vlad Radoias, Simon J. Wilkie, Michael A. Williams

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

We examine rules of evidence and liability in contract litigation. When a contractor fails to perform, it has a legal defense that the buyer withheld private information relevant to the performance of the contract. Suppose the buyer claims that admitting evidence for the defense would compromise a valuable secret, e.g., a state secret, what should the legal rule be? We show that the evidentiary rules introduced by the Supreme Court in General Dynamics v. U.S. lead to a more efficient outcome than either a strict liability rule or an evidentiary rule requiring the disclosure of the buyer’s ...


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