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Tortious Interference And The Law Of Contract: The Case For Specific Performance Revisited, Deepa Varadarajan Dec 2001

Tortious Interference And The Law Of Contract: The Case For Specific Performance Revisited, Deepa Varadarajan

Faculty Publications By Year

No abstract provided.


Contracts-Breach Distinguished From Rescission Nov 2001

Contracts-Breach Distinguished From Rescission

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law Oct 2001

Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, And Unfair Competition, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law

Continuing Legal Education Materials

Materials from the conference on Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Unfair Competition held by UK/CLE in October 2001.


"True Human Community": Catholic Social Thought, Aristotelian Ethics, And The Moral Order Of The Business Company, Scott T. Fitzgibbon Oct 2001

"True Human Community": Catholic Social Thought, Aristotelian Ethics, And The Moral Order Of The Business Company, Scott T. Fitzgibbon

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Contract Reconceived, Peter A. Alces Oct 2001

Contract Reconceived, Peter A. Alces

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Reasonable Expectations V. Implied-In-Fact Contracts: Is The Shareholder Oppression Doctrine Needed?, Douglas K. Moll Sep 2001

Reasonable Expectations V. Implied-In-Fact Contracts: Is The Shareholder Oppression Doctrine Needed?, Douglas K. Moll

Boston College Law Review

Courts and commentators have compared oppression law's reasonable expectations inquiry to an implied-in-fact contract analysis. This Article reveals that oppression law and contract law are actually more dissimilar in operation than they might appear. Although contract law has the tools to protect the close corporation shareholder, this Article illustrates how well-entrenched doctrinal hurdles will likely prevent it from doing so. The Article then argues that because oppressive majority conduct nevertheless breaches an actual bargain struck between the shareholders, and because the oppressive majority's actions often result in a theft of the minority's investment, contract law should take ...


Could Fair Use Equal Breach Of Contract?: An Analysis Of Informational Web Site User Agreements And Their Restrictive Copyright Provisions, Matthew D. Walden Sep 2001

Could Fair Use Equal Breach Of Contract?: An Analysis Of Informational Web Site User Agreements And Their Restrictive Copyright Provisions, Matthew D. Walden

Washington and Lee Law Review

No abstract provided.


Restitution And Equity: An Analysis Of The Principle Of Unjust Enrichment, Emily Sherwin Jun 2001

Restitution And Equity: An Analysis Of The Principle Of Unjust Enrichment, Emily Sherwin

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Should The Law Ignore Commercial Norms? A Comment On The Bernstein Conjuncture And Its Relevance For Contract Law Theory And Reform, Jason Scott Johnston Jun 2001

Should The Law Ignore Commercial Norms? A Comment On The Bernstein Conjuncture And Its Relevance For Contract Law Theory And Reform, Jason Scott Johnston

Michigan Law Review

Professor Bernstein's study of the interaction between private law and norms in the cotton industry is the latest installment in her ongoing investigation into the relationship between law and norms in trades ranging from the diamond market to grain and feed markets. Her incredibly detailed and thorough exploration of private lawmaking and commercial norms - and their interaction - stands as one of the most significant contributions to contract and commercial law scholarship made in the last half-century. The cotton industry study upon which I focus in this Comment not only reports fascinating findings about dispute resolution practices, but also presents ...


Private Commercial Law In The Cotton Industry: Creating Cooperation Through Rules, Norms, And Institutions, Lisa Bernstein Jun 2001

Private Commercial Law In The Cotton Industry: Creating Cooperation Through Rules, Norms, And Institutions, Lisa Bernstein

Michigan Law Review

The cotton industry has almost entirely opted out of the public legal system, replacing it with one of the oldest and most complex systems of private commercial law. Most contracts for the purchase andsale of domestic cotton, between merchants or between merchants andmills, are neither consummated under the Uniform Commercial Code("Code") nor interpreted and enforced in court when disputes arise. Rather, most such contracts are concluded under one of several privately drafted sets of contract default rules and are subject to arbitration in one of several merchant tribunals. Similarly, most international sales of cotton are governed neither by state-supplied ...


Las Transformaciones Funcionales De La Responsabilidad Civil : La Óptica Sistématica. Análisis De Las Funciones De Incentivo O Desincentivo Y Preventiva De La Responsabilidad Civil En Los Sistemas Del Civil Law, Gastón Fernández Cruz May 2001

Las Transformaciones Funcionales De La Responsabilidad Civil : La Óptica Sistématica. Análisis De Las Funciones De Incentivo O Desincentivo Y Preventiva De La Responsabilidad Civil En Los Sistemas Del Civil Law, Gastón Fernández Cruz

Gastón Fernández Cruz

No abstract provided.


Force Majeure, China & (And) The Cisg: Is China's New Contract Law A Step In The Right Direction, Donald L. Grace May 2001

Force Majeure, China & (And) The Cisg: Is China's New Contract Law A Step In The Right Direction, Donald L. Grace

San Diego International Law Journal

This paper is designed to provide the reader with a general understanding of the force majeure clauses of both the old and new Chinese contract laws and their relation to the CISG. Section II will delve deeper into the Chinese concepts of force majeure and historical and moderns beliefs concerning excuse of performance. Section III will analyze the various provisions that apply to a force majeure event within the FECL, namely Articles 24 and 25, as well as the damage provisions relating to a force majeure event. Section IV will analyze Article 79 of the CISG; provisions pertaining to a ...


A "Frozen Exception" For The Frozen Embryo: The Davis "Reasonable Alternatives Exception", Jennifer L. Medenwald Apr 2001

A "Frozen Exception" For The Frozen Embryo: The Davis "Reasonable Alternatives Exception", Jennifer L. Medenwald

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


3rd Annual Computer & Technology Law Institute, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law Mar 2001

3rd Annual Computer & Technology Law Institute, Office Of Continuing Legal Education At The University Of Kentucky College Of Law

Continuing Legal Education Materials

Materials from the 3rd Annual Computer & Technology Law Institute held by UK/CLE in March 2001.


A Tale Of Two Creditors Under The Desultory Lien Creditor And Future Advances Provisions Of Revised Article 9, Natalie Cox Mar 2001

A Tale Of Two Creditors Under The Desultory Lien Creditor And Future Advances Provisions Of Revised Article 9, Natalie Cox

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


When Do Rights Arise Under The Contracts (Rights Of Third Parties) Act 1999 (Uk)?, Tiong Min Yeo Mar 2001

When Do Rights Arise Under The Contracts (Rights Of Third Parties) Act 1999 (Uk)?, Tiong Min Yeo

Research Collection School Of Law

There are two aspects to the common law doctrine of privity of contract. The first, that a contract cannot impose liabilities on a third party, is not very controversial. The second, that in general a contract can only confer rights on parties to the contract even if it is clearly the intention of the contracting parties to benefit a third party, is highly controversial, and has been the subject of much judicial criticism.


Preventing The Birth Of Drug-Addicted Babies Through Contract: An Examination Of The C.R.A.C.K. Organization, Juli Horka-Ruiz Feb 2001

Preventing The Birth Of Drug-Addicted Babies Through Contract: An Examination Of The C.R.A.C.K. Organization, Juli Horka-Ruiz

William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Quantum Meruit For The Subcontractor: Has Restitution Jumped Off Dawson's Dock?, Doug Rendleman Jan 2001

Quantum Meruit For The Subcontractor: Has Restitution Jumped Off Dawson's Dock?, Doug Rendleman

Scholarly Articles

No abstract provided.


Just Say The "Magic Words": Advocating An Arbitration Clause Should Be Held To An Express Waiver Standard For The Doctrine Of Indian Sovereign Immunity--C&L Enterprises V. Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe, Jeremy Clinefelter Jan 2001

Just Say The "Magic Words": Advocating An Arbitration Clause Should Be Held To An Express Waiver Standard For The Doctrine Of Indian Sovereign Immunity--C&L Enterprises V. Citizen Band Potawatomi Indian Tribe, Jeremy Clinefelter

American Indian Law Review

No abstract provided.


Remedies For Imperfect Transactions In Contracts And Torts, David W. Barnes Jan 2001

Remedies For Imperfect Transactions In Contracts And Torts, David W. Barnes

San Diego Law Review

The papers by Professors DeLong, Wonnell, and Kelly in this Symposium address different types of imperfect transactions. Promises that are the subject of section 90 of the Restatement (Second) of Contracts are imperfect in the sense that they lack consideration or are disclaimed in subsequent, formalized, written contracts.' Section 90 authorizes courts to find remedies for reasonable but fruitless expenditures induced by parties who make promises on which they should reasonably expect others to rely.2 Professor DeLong decries courts' formalist strategies for enforcing disclaimers that eliminate these promisors' potential liability for intentionally imperfect transactions.' Taking Professor DeLong's analysis ...


Placid, Clear-Seeming Words: Some Realism About The New Formalism (With Particular Attention To Promissory Estoppel), Sidney Delong Jan 2001

Placid, Clear-Seeming Words: Some Realism About The New Formalism (With Particular Attention To Promissory Estoppel), Sidney Delong

Faculty Scholarship

This Article examines the recent doctrinal shift from realist jurisprudence to the “new formalism” as it arises in the creation of contract obligation. Many recent decisions involving promissory estoppel appear to display a trend away from reliance protection in the commercial world. While these decisions are formalist insofar as they favor textual forms over contextual forms, the Author argues that this trend is more properly characterized as a realist effort. This Article examines promissory estoppel in the commercial world and suggests that the “new formalism”, driven by the most “realist” of motives, will expunge liability for promissory estoppel in the ...


Downtown Code: A History Of The Uniform Commercial Code 1949-1954, 49 Buff. L. Rev. 359 (2001), Allen R. Kamp Jan 2001

Downtown Code: A History Of The Uniform Commercial Code 1949-1954, 49 Buff. L. Rev. 359 (2001), Allen R. Kamp

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Payment Methods For Consumer-To-Consumer Online Transactions, 35 Akron L. Rev. 1 (2001), David E. Sorkin Jan 2001

Payment Methods For Consumer-To-Consumer Online Transactions, 35 Akron L. Rev. 1 (2001), David E. Sorkin

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sovereign Immunity: Should The Sovereign Control The Purse?, Thomas P. Schlosser Jan 2001

Sovereign Immunity: Should The Sovereign Control The Purse?, Thomas P. Schlosser

American Indian Law Review

No abstract provided.


Performance Risk, Form Contracts And Ucita, Leo L. Clarke Jan 2001

Performance Risk, Form Contracts And Ucita, Leo L. Clarke

Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

No scholarly commentator has suggested that the form contract rules provide a satisfactory answer to the commercial problem of performance risk. So, one might think that the dawn of the "information economy" would be a propitious time to implement a new doctrinal approach. Apparently not: the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (the "Conference") has promulgated a comprehensive commercial statute that fails to remedy or even modify the law of form contracts in purely commercial transactions. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act ("UCITA")--drafted to provide the background law for many of the most significant transactions in the ...


The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. V. United International Holdings, Inc.: The Supreme Court Breaks Old Ground, Mark J. Loewenstein Jan 2001

The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. V. United International Holdings, Inc.: The Supreme Court Breaks Old Ground, Mark J. Loewenstein

Articles

This article analyzes the Supreme Court's decision to decide only one federal securities law case, The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. v. United International Holdings, Inc. On the face of it, the Court simply affirmed long-standing, uncontroversial tenets of Rule 10b-5. However, the article provides different explanations to the Court's decision.


Contracting With Electronic Agents, Anthony J. Bellia Jan 2001

Contracting With Electronic Agents, Anthony J. Bellia

Journal Articles

Established contract doctrine provides no clear answer to the question whether exchanges arranged by the interaction of electronic agents are enforceable. This Article explores whether the law should enforce exchanges arranged by the interaction of electronic agents. It examine how normative theories of contractual obligation inform the issue, with an eye toward the strengths and weaknesses of each theory. The theories that most strongly support the enforcement of exchanges arranged by electronic agents, this Article explains, are those that ground contractual obligation in protecting the ability of individuals to pursue their reasonable objectives through reliable arrangements.


What's My Copy Right?, Michael J. Madison Jan 2001

What's My Copy Right?, Michael J. Madison

Articles

This piece consists of an early 21st century whimsy, a dialogue that borrows and blends history and humor to illustrate some puzzles of copyright law in the context of digital technology (with references to Folsom v. Marsh and Abbott & Costello).


Dear Sir Or Madam: You Cannot Contract In A Closet, David J. Depippo Jan 2001

Dear Sir Or Madam: You Cannot Contract In A Closet, David J. Depippo

University of Richmond Law Review

This comment will examine this seemingly basic question through the lens of two recent Gateway cases. In Hill v. Gateway 2000, Inc., the Seventh Circuit held that the Standard Terms were part of the sales agreement, and thus, the consumer was bound by them. The United States District Court for the District of Kansas, in Klocek v. Gateway, Inc., however, held that the contract for sale had been made when the seller identified the computer for shipping, or at the very least, shipped the computer, and thus, the Standard Terms were merely proposals of additional terms to which the consumer ...


Reinventing The Deal: A Sequential Approach To Analyzing Claims For Enforcement Of Modified Sales Contracts, Irma S. Russell Jan 2001

Reinventing The Deal: A Sequential Approach To Analyzing Claims For Enforcement Of Modified Sales Contracts, Irma S. Russell

Faculty Law Review Articles

This article considers whether providing additional content to the concept of good faith in the area of contract modification is possible or desirable. The article explores the modification puzzle and the issues of erratic justice that result from the nebulous nature of the UCC test, and evaluates an alternative test (the sequential approach) that scrutinizes each step of the modification process and imports the standard of reasonable grounds into this context.

Part II discusses terminology and fundamental concepts in this area of law, including the reasons for seeking a modification, the steps of a modification, and the typical defense to ...