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In Search Of The Mot Juste: The Toubon Law And The European Union, Christine Vanston Dec 1999

In Search Of The Mot Juste: The Toubon Law And The European Union, Christine Vanston

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Reforming The Unbargained Contract: Avoiding Bondholder Claims For Surprise Par Calls, Robert S. Blanc, Randy D. Gordon Nov 1999

Reforming The Unbargained Contract: Avoiding Bondholder Claims For Surprise Par Calls, Robert S. Blanc, Randy D. Gordon

Faculty Scholarship

Until the last couple of decades, interest rates remained relatively stable, thus providing little incentive for corporate borrowers to seek novel ways of redeeming purportedly non-callable bonds at par. But with the advent of junk bonds and periods of great interest rate volatility, issuers have been provided with powerful incentives to explore the relatively uncharted waters of par calls. This Article examines the authority for and legality of such par calls and ultimately proposes a redefinition of the issuer-bondholder relationship. This redefinition accounts for the realities of the marketplace and should lead a return to more settled expectations in both ...


The Unfulfilled Promise Of Promissory Estoppel In The Employment Setting, Robert A. Hillman Oct 1999

The Unfulfilled Promise Of Promissory Estoppel In The Employment Setting, Robert A. Hillman

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Although the theory of promissory estoppel enforces promises that induce reasonable detrimental reliance, this article reveals the theory's colossal failure in the non-union employment setting. This conclusion is based on an examination of all of the reported decisions in the United States that discussed promissory estoppel over a two-year period in the mid 1990's. During this period, employees won only 4.23 percent of employment promissory estoppel cases decided on the merits. At first blush, this is very surprising because employers, through their communications, seek to create the expectation of a stable, secure work environment and employees, because ...


Prologue, Sanford N. Katz Oct 1999

Prologue, Sanford N. Katz

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Forgotten Equity: The Enforcement Of Forum Clauses, Graydon S. Staring Jul 1999

Forgotten Equity: The Enforcement Of Forum Clauses, Graydon S. Staring

Graydon S. Staring

When courts differ widely and sharply on which of three or four procedural courses shouold be taken to enforce a contractual right of unquestioned validity, and every such course openly strains orthodox procedural doctrine, we may suslpect they are all wrong. We can confirm that they are wrong when we recognize the right in question is not a procedural incident at all but the right to a substantive performance, bargained for by the parties, that has about it an illusory appearance of procedure and, because of its substance, does not fit comfortably within merely procedural doctrine. Such is the right ...


Paternalism In The Law Of Marriage, Jeffrey E. Stake Jul 1999

Paternalism In The Law Of Marriage, Jeffrey E. Stake

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The "New Conservatism" In Contract Law And The Process Of Legal Change, Robert A. Hillman Jul 1999

The "New Conservatism" In Contract Law And The Process Of Legal Change, Robert A. Hillman

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The "New Conservatism" In Contract Law And The Process Of Legal Change, Robert A. Hillman Jul 1999

The "New Conservatism" In Contract Law And The Process Of Legal Change, Robert A. Hillman

Boston College Law Review

No abstract provided.


Of Textualism, Party Autonomy, And Good Faith, Michael P. Van Alstine Jun 1999

Of Textualism, Party Autonomy, And Good Faith, Michael P. Van Alstine

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Rise Of America's Two National Pastimes: Baseball And The Law, Cleta Deatherage Mitchell May 1999

The Rise Of America's Two National Pastimes: Baseball And The Law, Cleta Deatherage Mitchell

Michigan Law Review

Mark McGwire's seventieth home run ball sold at auction in January of this year for $3,005,000. In late 1998, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos sued a former Orioles manager and his daughter in the circuit court of Cook County, Illinois. Angelos alleged that the original lineup card from the 1995 game when Cal Ripken, Jr., broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive game record belongs to the Orioles, not to the former manager and certainly not to his daughter. There may be no crying in baseball, but there is money. And wherever earthly treasure gathers two or more, a ...


Second Generation Of Law And Economics Of Conflict Of Laws: Baxter's Comparative Impairment And Beyond, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, William H. Allen May 1999

Second Generation Of Law And Economics Of Conflict Of Laws: Baxter's Comparative Impairment And Beyond, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, William H. Allen

Scholarly Publications

In his 1963 article in the Stanford Law Review, “Choice of Law and the Federal System,” Professor William F. Baxter criticized the choice-of-law approach of the First Restatement of the Conflict of Laws. According to the Restatement, courts should apply the law of the state where the last act or event deemed necessary to create a cause of action occurred. In contrast, Baxter advocated a comparative-impairment approach, whereby judges were obligated to apply the law of the state whose public policy would suffer the greatest impairment if its law was not applied. The authors contend that although Baxter’s approach ...


Arbitration, Labor Contracts, And The Ada: The Benefits Of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements And An Update On The Conflict Between The Duty To Accommodate And Seniority Rights, Jan William Sturner Apr 1999

Arbitration, Labor Contracts, And The Ada: The Benefits Of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements And An Update On The Conflict Between The Duty To Accommodate And Seniority Rights, Jan William Sturner

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Tort Law—Tortious Interference With Contract: The Arkansas Supreme Court Clarifies Who Has The Burden And What They Have To Prove. Mason V. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 333 Ark. 3, 969 S.W.2d 160 (1998)., Odette Woods Apr 1999

Tort Law—Tortious Interference With Contract: The Arkansas Supreme Court Clarifies Who Has The Burden And What They Have To Prove. Mason V. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 333 Ark. 3, 969 S.W.2d 160 (1998)., Odette Woods

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Employment Contract, Ian Ayres, Stewart J. Schwab Apr 1999

The Employment Contract, Ian Ayres, Stewart J. Schwab

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

This article consists of Professors Ian Ayres and Stewart Schwab 's presentation given at the Economic Analysis of State Employment Law Issues Symposium. Following the presentation, audience members and the presenters participated in a discussion concerning employment contracts. The Journal staff and Professors Ayres and Schwab compiled and edited some of these questions and responses.


Of Textualism, Party Autonomy, And Good Faith, Michael P. Van Alstine Apr 1999

Of Textualism, Party Autonomy, And Good Faith, Michael P. Van Alstine

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Freedom Of Contract And The Securities Laws: Opting Out Of Securities Regulation By Private Agreement, Elaine A. Welle Mar 1999

Freedom Of Contract And The Securities Laws: Opting Out Of Securities Regulation By Private Agreement, Elaine A. Welle

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Mcc-Marble Ceramic Center: The Parol Evidence Rule And Other Domestic Law Under The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods, Rod N. Andreason Mar 1999

Mcc-Marble Ceramic Center: The Parol Evidence Rule And Other Domestic Law Under The Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods, Rod N. Andreason

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


An Inquiry Into Several Difficult Problems In Enacting China's Uniform Contract Law, Wang Lliming, Keith Hand Mar 1999

An Inquiry Into Several Difficult Problems In Enacting China's Uniform Contract Law, Wang Lliming, Keith Hand

Washington International Law Journal

Translator's Forward: In March of 1999, China's Ninth National People's Congress ("NPC") passed the Contract Law of People's Republic of China. The new law is the product of nearly six years of drafting work by China's Legislative Affairs Commission and contains over 400 articles, including 129 general contract provisions and 299 articles dealing with specific types of contracts. When the law takes effect on October 1, 1999, it will unify China's contract law by replacing the three principal contract statutes currently in force, the Economic Contract Law, the Foreign-related Economic Contract Law, and the ...


Consideraciones Acerca Del Proyecto De Reforma Del Código Civil Y Los Contratos De Empresa, Martin Paolantonio Jan 1999

Consideraciones Acerca Del Proyecto De Reforma Del Código Civil Y Los Contratos De Empresa, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Se analizan y valoran las propuestas de la reforma proyectada en 1998, respecto de los contratos de empresa, incluyendo la etapa precontractual, reglas de interpretación y contratos con cláusulas predispuestas


La Prescripción De Las Acciones Cambiarias, Martin Paolantonio, Salvador Bergel Jan 1999

La Prescripción De Las Acciones Cambiarias, Martin Paolantonio, Salvador Bergel

Martin Paolantonio

Estudio sobre la prescripción de las acciones para el cobro de títulos valores cambiarios (letra de cambio, pagaré, cheque, factura de crédito y letras hipotecarias)


La Retribución De Los Directores Y El Análisis Económico Del Derecho: Reflexiones Sobre El Caso De Las Sociedades Abiertas, Martin Paolantonio Jan 1999

La Retribución De Los Directores Y El Análisis Económico Del Derecho: Reflexiones Sobre El Caso De Las Sociedades Abiertas, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Desde la perspectiva del AED, análisis crítico de las disposiciones de la ley de sociedades comerciales en materia de retribución de administradores


Las Cláusulas Abusivas En El Contrato De Emisión De Tarjeta De Crédito, Martin Paolantonio Jan 1999

Las Cláusulas Abusivas En El Contrato De Emisión De Tarjeta De Crédito, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Análisis de las cláusulas abusivas integrando las disposiciones de la ley 25065 de tarjetas de crédito con las normas generales de tutela al consumidor (ley 24240)


Responsabilidad Civil De Las Entidades Financieras En Las Operaciones De Crédito Al Consumo, Martin Paolantonio, Salvador Bergel Jan 1999

Responsabilidad Civil De Las Entidades Financieras En Las Operaciones De Crédito Al Consumo, Martin Paolantonio, Salvador Bergel

Martin Paolantonio

Tratamiento de una cuestión sustantiva en las operaciones de crédito al consumo: la tutela del consumidor ante el incumplimiento del proveedor y la pretensión de cobro del financista


Alcances De La Ley 23.928 Y Su Vinculación Con Los Contratos De Locación, Martin Paolantonio Jan 1999

Alcances De La Ley 23.928 Y Su Vinculación Con Los Contratos De Locación, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Análisis del alcance de la prohibición de indexar obligaciones, a propósito de una nota a fallo de la Cámara Nacional Civil sobre un contrato de locación comercial


Myths, Miscues, And Misconceptions: No-Aid Separationism And The Establishment Clause, Carl H. Esbeck Jan 1999

Myths, Miscues, And Misconceptions: No-Aid Separationism And The Establishment Clause, Carl H. Esbeck

Faculty Publications

In neutrality theory the recipients of vouchers, grants, and purchase-of-service contracts are eligible to participate as providers in government social service programs without regard to their religious character. Indeed, religious beliefs and practices are prohibited bases for screening out those who want to be welfare program providers. Notable examples of congressional social service legislation conforming to the rule of religious neutrality are the ‘charitable choice‘ feature imbedded in the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 and the Community Services Block Grant Act of 1998, as well as the provision allowing issuance of child care vouchers to indigent parents in the Child ...


Privately Legislated Intellectual Property Rights: Reconciling Freedom Of Contract With Public Good Uses Of Information, J.H. Reichman, Jonathan A. Franklin Jan 1999

Privately Legislated Intellectual Property Rights: Reconciling Freedom Of Contract With Public Good Uses Of Information, J.H. Reichman, Jonathan A. Franklin

Librarians' Articles

In an age of omnipresent clickwrap licenses, we acknowledge the need for a uniform set of default rules that would validate non-negotiable licenses as a mechanism for minimizing transaction costs likely to hinder economic development in a networked environment. However, we contend that any model of contract formation not driven by the traditional norms of mutual assent requires specially formulated doctrinal tools to avoid undermining long-established public good uses of information for such purposes as education and research, technical innovation, free speech, and the preservation of free competition.

With the convergence of digital and telecommunications technologies, creators and innovators who ...


Section 365 In The Consumer Context: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Michael G. Hillinger, Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger Jan 1999

Section 365 In The Consumer Context: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Michael G. Hillinger, Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger

Faculty Publications

The § 365 consumer debtor case law has a further complication. Much of it arises in the context of the last great bankruptcy frontier, Chapter 13. Until recently, Chapter 11 has occupied the minds and hearts of courts and attorneys. Not any more. And, as attorneys and courts take a closer, harder look at Chapter 13, it is no longer possible to describe it as a “streamlined creditors-can’t-vote Chapter 11”. Chapter 13 is unique, presenting its very own quandaries, not the least of which is how its provisions and § 365 interact. We live in interesting times.


Despatches From The Front: Recent Skirmishes Along The Frontiers Of Electronic Contracting Law, Jane Kaufman Winn, Michael Rhoades Pullen Jan 1999

Despatches From The Front: Recent Skirmishes Along The Frontiers Of Electronic Contracting Law, Jane Kaufman Winn, Michael Rhoades Pullen

Articles

This Article will provide a short overview of the current efforts in the United States and the European Union to reform contract law to accommodate recent innovations in electronic contracting. Whether changes are needed to current contract law doctrines governing contract formation, effectiveness of contract terms, choice of law and forum provisions, special protections for consumers, and signature and writing requirements, revisions in these areas have all proved controversial. Even in those areas where a consensus may be emerging on whether law reform may be appropriate in some form, consensus is often still lacking with regard to the specific legislation ...


Legal Aspects Of International Transfer Of Technology, Anna Mikhailovna Otkina Jan 1999

Legal Aspects Of International Transfer Of Technology, Anna Mikhailovna Otkina

LLM Theses and Essays

For any international law practitioner issues relating to technology and proprietary information can arise in a number of a different situation. For example, transactions involving foreign distribution and sales rights relating to domestic products are a common part of the day-to-day practice of anyone engaged in the multinational business arena. Many of those transactions involve a contractual agreement in the form of a license, which is intended to transfer to the licensee the technology and related information, and the legal rights therewith, necessary to complete successfully the objective of the transaction: the distribution and sale of the domestic product at ...


The Legal Status Of Teachers: A Comparative Study Between The System In The United States And The System In Belgium., Hildegard Ann Schmidt Jan 1999

The Legal Status Of Teachers: A Comparative Study Between The System In The United States And The System In Belgium., Hildegard Ann Schmidt

LLM Theses and Essays

The legal status of the teacher refers to his life both inside and outside the classroom. The most obvious part of his job is teaching, which consists of the passing of knowledge to his students. Yet before he enters the classroom, there are issues to be resolved. For instance, the nature of the employment contract must be determined. Since job security is a substantial matter, the teacher needs to know whether the employment contract is at will. If it is not an at-will contract, the reasons for dismissal should be clearly established. The teacher also will be concerned about the ...