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The Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2015, S. 1890, H.R. 3326, 114th Congress (2015), Joseph K.C. Doukmetzian Dec 2015

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2015, S. 1890, H.R. 3326, 114th Congress (2015), Joseph K.C. Doukmetzian

Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Logan On 2015'S Record Settlements, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2015

Newsroom: Logan On 2015'S Record Settlements, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

Also available @ http://law.rwu.edu/story/logan-2015s-record-settlements


Incentivizing The Protection Of Personally Identifying Consumer Data After The Home Depot Breach, Ryan F. Manion Dec 2015

Incentivizing The Protection Of Personally Identifying Consumer Data After The Home Depot Breach, Ryan F. Manion

Indiana Law Journal

The breach of payment card systems at the Home Depot in 2014 resulted in the theft of a wealth of information. This Note will examine the facts and legal consequences of the Home Depot breach under three separate frameworks. First, this Note will examine the Home Depot’s responsibilities arising under existing data breach notification statutes. Second, this Note examines the Home Depot’s potential liability if the recent bill introduced by Senator Leahy of Vermont proposing a federal data breach notification framework becomes law; ultimately, however, this Note finds that state notification statutes fail to adequately protect consumers, and ...


Street Drug Markets Beyond Favelas In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Elenice De Souza De Souza Oliveira, Braulio Figueiredo Alves Silva, Marcos Oliveira Prates Dec 2015

Street Drug Markets Beyond Favelas In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Elenice De Souza De Souza Oliveira, Braulio Figueiredo Alves Silva, Marcos Oliveira Prates

Department of Justice Studies Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This study examines whether social disorganization mechanisms that explain clusters of street drug markets in socially disorganized neighborhoods in developed countries can also help explain geographical patterns of drug dealing across neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Data for this study includes drug arrests from 2007 to 2011 and socio demographic data from the 2010 Census. To examine the influence of exploratory variables on drug market locations, the Negative Binominal regression model was used at two levels of analysis—the Belo Horizonte city center and other neighborhoods including favelas. The findings show that a high hot spot of street drug markets ...


Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2015

Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For December 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


The Social Relations Of Consumption: Corporate Law And The Meaning Of Consumer Culture, David G. Yosifon Nov 2015

The Social Relations Of Consumption: Corporate Law And The Meaning Of Consumer Culture, David G. Yosifon

BYU Law Review

A mature assessment of the society we are making for ourselves, and the legacy we are leaving to the future, must come to terms with consumer culture. Theoretical discourse, as well as common experience, betray persistent ambiguity about what consumerism means to and says about us. In this Article, I argue that this ambiguity can in part be explained by examining the social relations of consumption in contemporary society. These involve, crucially, the relationship between producer and consumer that is dictated by corporate governance law, and embodied in the decision-making dynamics of the directors who command corporate operations. The enigmatic ...


Arbitration Of Disputes Between Consumers And Financial Institutions: A Serious Threat To Consumer Protection, Mark E. Budnitz Nov 2015

Arbitration Of Disputes Between Consumers And Financial Institutions: A Serious Threat To Consumer Protection, Mark E. Budnitz

Mark E. Budnitz

No abstract provided.


Direito Do Consumidor E Decisões Bumerangues, Bruno Meyerhof Salama Nov 2015

Direito Do Consumidor E Decisões Bumerangues, Bruno Meyerhof Salama

Bruno Meyerhof Salama

Decisão recente do STJ entendeu que o preço no pagamento à vista, em cheque ou dinheiro, deve ser igual àquele cobrado nas vendas com pagamento em cartão de crédito. Se o preço no cartão for mais alto, estará configurada prática abusiva para os fins do art. 39 do Código de Defesa do Consumidor (CDC). Soa bonito. O mais provável, no entanto, é que em vez de beneficiar os consumidores tal decisão os prejudique; que os grandes beneficiados sejam as operadoras de cartão; e que os lojistas percam também. Tudo em um verdadeiro “efeito bumerangue”.


Protecting The Consumer: Ensuring Uniformity In The Federal Courts When Named Plaintiffs Assert Claims Against Unpurchased Products, Michael G. Lewis Nov 2015

Protecting The Consumer: Ensuring Uniformity In The Federal Courts When Named Plaintiffs Assert Claims Against Unpurchased Products, Michael G. Lewis

St. John's Law Review

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This Note determines that whether a named plaintiff has standing to assert claims relating to unpurchased products is a question of class standing and is therefore a question for the Rule 23 class certification stage of litigation. However, in certain situations, a named plaintiff’s claims against unpurchased products should not survive a defendant’s motion to dismiss. Accordingly, this Note proposes a test to determine when the claim should survive. At the motion to dismiss stage of litigation, a named consumer protection class action plaintiff’s claims relating to products purchased by unnamed members of the putative class ...


Civil Codes And Consumers, 51 Loy. L. Rev. 11 (2005), Jason Kilborn Nov 2015

Civil Codes And Consumers, 51 Loy. L. Rev. 11 (2005), Jason Kilborn

Jason Kilborn

No abstract provided.


Still Chasing Chimeras But Finally Slaying Some Dragons In The Quest For Consumer Bankruptcy Reform, Jason J. Kilborn Nov 2015

Still Chasing Chimeras But Finally Slaying Some Dragons In The Quest For Consumer Bankruptcy Reform, Jason J. Kilborn

Jason Kilborn

No abstract provided.


Revising The U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines: Policy Issues And An Interim Guide For Practitioners, Steven C. Salop, Daniel P. Culley Nov 2015

Revising The U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines: Policy Issues And An Interim Guide For Practitioners, Steven C. Salop, Daniel P. Culley

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Mergers and acquisitions are a major component of antitrust law and practice. The U.S. antitrust agencies spend a majority of their time on merger enforcement. The focus of most merger review at the agencies involves horizontal mergers, that is, mergers among firms that compete at the same level of production or distribution.

Vertical mergers combine firms at different levels of production or distribution. In the simplest case, a vertical merger joins together a firm that produces an input (and competes in an input market) with a firm that uses that input to produce output (and competes in an output ...


Bankruptcy Law, Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Nathan Kramer Nov 2015

Bankruptcy Law, Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens, Nathan Kramer

University of Richmond Law Review

This article will cover both consumer and business bankruptcy issues, and is limited primarily to decisions by courts within the Fourth Circuit since mid-2012. Despite these general parameters, because bankruptcy is federal law, there are some cases outside the Fourth Circuit that are included due to their influential and instructive nature. The intention of this update is to provide bankruptcy practitioners in Virginia with concise, yet compre-hensive, case summaries that will prove to be a valuable researchtool.


Dealing With Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences With Property Law Pragmatism, Donald J. Kochan Oct 2015

Dealing With Dirty Deeds: Matching Nemo Dat Preferences With Property Law Pragmatism, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

An organizing principle of the rule of law based on individualism and order is expressed by the Latin maxim nemo dat quod non habet – roughly translated to mean that one can only give what they have or one can only transfer what they own.  Yet when title disputes arise between two or more purchasers, we have accepted pragmatically that exceptions must be made to nemo dat and that, at times, we may have to, in essence, validate fraud and other dirty deeds.  The Article outlines the basic place of the nemo dat principle in our system of law, introduces the ...


El Tjue Confirma Y Precisa Su Jurisprudencia Sobre La Eficacia Informativa De La Lista De Ingredientes: La Sentencia “Teekanne” De 4 De Junio De 2015, Luis González Vaqué Oct 2015

El Tjue Confirma Y Precisa Su Jurisprudencia Sobre La Eficacia Informativa De La Lista De Ingredientes: La Sentencia “Teekanne” De 4 De Junio De 2015, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

The ECJ Chamber) ruled that articles 2(1)(a)(i) and 3(1)(2) of Directive 2000/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 March 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs, as amended by Regulation (EC) No 596/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009, must be interpreted as precluding the labelling of a foodstuff and methods used for the labelling from giving the impression, by means of the appearance, description or pictorial representation of ...


La Prevención Y Represión De Los Fraudes Alimentarios En La Unión Europea, Luis González Vaqué Oct 2015

La Prevención Y Represión De Los Fraudes Alimentarios En La Unión Europea, Luis González Vaqué

Luis González Vaqué

Food fraud, or the act of defrauding buyers of food or ingredients for economic gain has vexed the food industry throughout history. Despite the integrity of the majority of the food industry and their commitment to consumer protection and consumer confidence, the issue of food fraud has gained attention in recent times. Although EU food law is very detailed with respect to food safety (including controls and tests in areas such as residues and other contaminants of food and feed), there is no framework in place specifically to target food fraud, other than the general stipulation that consumers may not ...


Panelist, Best Practices In Consumer Disclosures Oct 2015

Panelist, Best Practices In Consumer Disclosures

Patricia A. McCoy

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwulaw: Professor Peter Margulies's Post: Cybersecurity: A 'Must-Know' For Lawyers And Citizens, Peter Margulies Oct 2015

Trending @ Rwulaw: Professor Peter Margulies's Post: Cybersecurity: A 'Must-Know' For Lawyers And Citizens, Peter Margulies

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


A Consumer Perspective On The Tokyo Round, Clinton Warne Oct 2015

A Consumer Perspective On The Tokyo Round, Clinton Warne

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Commercial And Consumer Transactions: Cases, Text And Materials, Benjamin Geva, Jacob Ziegel Oct 2015

Commercial And Consumer Transactions: Cases, Text And Materials, Benjamin Geva, Jacob Ziegel

Benjamin Geva

Commercial and Consumer Sales Transactions provides a comprehensive overview of Canadian sales law with a focus on the parties’ substantive rights and obligations and how these rights are enforced (or not enforced) in practice, particularly in the consumer area. Topics covered include: Seller’s implied obligations with respect to description, quality, and delivery Transfer of title between owners and non-owners Manufacturer’s liability A range of buyer’s remedies


The Cost Of Confusion: The Paradox Of Trademarked Pharmaceuticals, Hannah Brennan Oct 2015

The Cost Of Confusion: The Paradox Of Trademarked Pharmaceuticals, Hannah Brennan

Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

The United States spends nearly $1,000 per person annually on drugs—forty percent more than the next highest spender, Canada, and more than twice the amount France and Germany spend. Although myriad factors contribute to high drug spending in the United States, intellectual property law plays a crucial and well-documented role in inhibiting access to cheaper, generic medications. Yet, for the most part, the discussion of the relationship between intellectual property law and drug spending has centered on patent protection. Recently, however, a few researchers have turned their attention to a different avenue of exclusivity—trademark law. New studies ...


Mandatory Arbitration In Consumer Finance And Investor Contracts, Michael S. Barr Oct 2015

Mandatory Arbitration In Consumer Finance And Investor Contracts, Michael S. Barr

Articles

Mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses are pervasive in consumer financial and investor contracts—for credit cards, bank accounts, auto loans, broker-dealer services, and many others. These clauses often ill serve households. Consumers are typically presented with contracts on a “take it or leave it” basis, with no ability to negotiate over terms. Arbitration provisions are often not clearly disclosed, and in any event are not salient for consumers, who do not focus on the importance of the provision in the event that a dispute over the contract later arises, and who may misforecast the likelihood of being in such a dispute ...


Future Strategies For Improving Consent In Electronic Contracting, Ran Bi Sep 2015

Future Strategies For Improving Consent In Electronic Contracting, Ran Bi

Ran Bi

China's economy has been running deep into an exciting phrase called “Internet +”. In North America, most businesses have online presence and conduct numerous transactions online. Unprecedentedly, electronic contracts have been governing more Individuals and corporations’ legal relationships in a growing proportion of businesses and everyday life.

E-contracts, usually with no physical architecture, are easy to “sign”—people just click one or two icons on a computer / smartphone screen after “reading” (scroll down) the contents. However, e-contracts are standard form contracts which are provided by vendors . Users are easy to become victims of exploitative terms, because their consent has been ...


The Jurisprudence Of Nature: The Importance Of Defining What Is "Natural", Jill M. Fraley Sep 2015

The Jurisprudence Of Nature: The Importance Of Defining What Is "Natural", Jill M. Fraley

Jill M. Fraley

Informal regulations defining nature, natural, and organic have proliferated across diverse fields of law from patents to agriculture, from taxation to gemstones. The unwritten jurisprudence of defining nature is primarily a story of the struggle to isolate mankind’s manipulations and interventions, creating a man-nature dichotomy that frustrates more than it explicates. This failure to define nature continues with the Supreme Court’s recent Myriad decision, which struggles to define the law of nature exception to patentability, highlighting the challenge of measuring levels of human intervention and manipulation. Our dichotomous definitions do not generate neat, binary answers, but rather complicated ...


Founding Principles Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sep 2015

Founding Principles Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Patricia A. McCoy

No abstract provided.


Symposium: Regulatory Capture And Technological Entrepreneurship: Protecting Consumer Interests?, Robert Anderson, John G. Shearer, Christopher Koopman, Makan Delrahim, Erik Syverson, Babbette Boliek Sep 2015

Symposium: Regulatory Capture And Technological Entrepreneurship: Protecting Consumer Interests?, Robert Anderson, John G. Shearer, Christopher Koopman, Makan Delrahim, Erik Syverson, Babbette Boliek

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

No abstract provided.


The Sharing Economy And Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case For Policy Change, Christopher Koopman, Matthew Mitchell, Adam Thierer Sep 2015

The Sharing Economy And Consumer Protection Regulation: The Case For Policy Change, Christopher Koopman, Matthew Mitchell, Adam Thierer

The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law

In this Paper, we discuss the central benefit of the sharing economy thus far: it has overcome market imperfections without recourse to regulatory bodies prone to capture by entrenched firms. As an introduction to the various issues surrounding this ongoing debate, we begin with an explanation of the sharing economy. Then we review the traditional “consumer protection” rationales for economic regulation and explain why many regulations persist even though their initial justifications are no longer valid. We argue continued application of these outmoded regulatory regimes is likely to harm consumers. In the last section, we explain how the Internet and ...


Future Strategies For Improving Consent In Electronic Contracting, Ran Bi Sep 2015

Future Strategies For Improving Consent In Electronic Contracting, Ran Bi

Ran Bi

China's economy has been running deep into an exciting phrase called “Internet +”. In North America, most businesses have online presence and conduct numerous transactions online. Unprecedentedly, electronic contracts have been governing more Individuals and corporations’ legal relationships in a growing proportion of businesses and everyday life.

E-contracts, usually with no physical architecture, are easy to “sign”—people just click one or two icons on a computer / smartphone screen after “reading” (scroll down) the contents. However, e-contracts are standard form contracts which are provided by vendors1. Users2 are easy to become victims of exploitative terms, because their consent has been ...


The Law And Economics Of Consumer Debt Collection And Its Regulation, Todd J. Zywicki Sep 2015

The Law And Economics Of Consumer Debt Collection And Its Regulation, Todd J. Zywicki

Todd J. Zywicki

This article reviews the law and economics of consumer debt collection and its regulation a topic that has taken on added urgency in light of the announcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it is considering new regulations on the subject. Although stricter regulation of permissible debt collection practices can benefit those consumers who are in default and increase demand for credit by consumers, overly-restrictive regulation will result in higher interest rates and less access to credit for consumers, especially higher-risk consumers. Regulation of particular practices may also have the unintended consequence of providing incentives for creditors to more ...


The 4th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series: Consumer Protection In The Broadband Era: The Role Of The Fcc, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2015

The 4th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series: Consumer Protection In The Broadband Era: The Role Of The Fcc, Roger Williams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

No abstract provided.