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Marquetta Carzell Et Al., Order On Defendants' Motion To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative For Judgment On The Pleadings, John J. Goger Dec 2016

Marquetta Carzell Et Al., Order On Defendants' Motion To Dismiss, Or In The Alternative For Judgment On The Pleadings, John J. Goger

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


A Cost Of Doing Business: Defense Contracting Fraud, Shane M. English Dec 2016

A Cost Of Doing Business: Defense Contracting Fraud, Shane M. English

Capstones

The federal government relies heavily on outside contractors to provide essential research and services. Following World War II, the Department of Defense and the military began to rely on approved government contractors to develop, test and improve weapons and tools used to keep soldiers and the nation safe.

Defense contracting is a massive business that commands billions of dollars a year. Despite the magnitude of the United States' contracting system, detecting fraud and preventing bad actors from continuing to profit off of the government has proven difficult. The systems at hand: civil and criminal charges, suspension and debarment have consistently ...


Purchasing Power, Llc Order On Bluestem Brands, Inc.'S Motion To Dismiss The Tortious Interference And Unjust Enrichment Claims And Plaintiff's Cross-Motion To Strike References To Vacated Summary Judgment Order, Melvin K. Westmoreland Dec 2016

Purchasing Power, Llc Order On Bluestem Brands, Inc.'S Motion To Dismiss The Tortious Interference And Unjust Enrichment Claims And Plaintiff's Cross-Motion To Strike References To Vacated Summary Judgment Order, Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Correlative Obligation In Patent Law: The Role Of Public Good In Defining The Limits Of Patent Exclusivity, Srividhya Ragavan Dec 2016

Correlative Obligation In Patent Law: The Role Of Public Good In Defining The Limits Of Patent Exclusivity, Srividhya Ragavan

Srividhya Ragavan

In light of the recent outrageous price-spiking of pharmaceuticals, this Article questions the underlying justifications for exclusive rights conferred by the grant of a patent. Traditionally, patents are defined as property rights granted to encourage desirable innovation. This definition is a misfit as treating patents as property rights does a poor job of defining the limits of the patent rights as well as the public benefit goals of the system. This misfit gradually caused an imbalance in the rights versus duties construct within patent law. After a thorough analysis of the historical and philosophical perspectives of patent exclusivity, this Article ...


An "App" For Third Party Beneficiaries, David G. Epstein, Alexandra W. Cook, J. Kyle Lowder, Michelle Sonntag Dec 2016

An "App" For Third Party Beneficiaries, David G. Epstein, Alexandra W. Cook, J. Kyle Lowder, Michelle Sonntag

Washington Law Review

Every year, more than 100 reported court opinions consider the question of whether an outsider can sue for damages under a contract made by others—in part because the law is so ambiguous. While contract enforcement by a third party is controlled largely by the facts of the particular case, it also materially depends upon the relevant legal standards. At present, not just the standards, but also the reasons for these standards, are unclear. Eighty years ago, Lon Fuller, a professor teaching contracts at a then-Southern law school, and William Perdue, a student at that school, significantly clarified and improved ...


Unauthorised Fiduciary Gains And The Constructive Trust, Alvin W. L. See Dec 2016

Unauthorised Fiduciary Gains And The Constructive Trust, Alvin W. L. See

Research Collection School Of Law

This article challenges the traditional assumption that all cases of unauthorised fiduciary gain warrant the same legal treatment, in particular the imposition of a constructive trust as a disgorgement remedy. It proposes a method of categorising the cases and ranking them based on the strength of the principal’s interest. It is suggested that in cases where the principal’s interest is not particularly strong, there is room for taking into account the interests of innocent third parties and affording them the necessary protection. For this purpose, the remedial constructive trust supplies the needed flexibility.


A Renewed Consideration Of Consideration: Mwb Business Exchange Centres Ltd V Rock Advertising Ltd [2016] Ewca Civ 553, Kenny Chng, Yihan Goh Dec 2016

A Renewed Consideration Of Consideration: Mwb Business Exchange Centres Ltd V Rock Advertising Ltd [2016] Ewca Civ 553, Kenny Chng, Yihan Goh

Research Collection School Of Law

This note argues thatthe English Court of Appeal decision of MWBBusiness Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd is a significantmodification of the present understanding of consideration with respect toagreements to accept part-payments of a debt and to perform pre-existing duties,and that the preferred way forward for the development of the law should be judicialintervention by the Supreme Court to reconcile the logical inconsistenciesbetween Foakes v Beer and Williams v Roffey Bros & Nicholls(Contractors) Ltd.


From Context To Text In Contractual Interpretation: Is There Really A Problem With The Plain Meaning Rule?, Yihan Goh Dec 2016

From Context To Text In Contractual Interpretation: Is There Really A Problem With The Plain Meaning Rule?, Yihan Goh

Research Collection School Of Law

Much of the contemporary scholarship on contractual interpretation is staunchly against a textual analysis, by which a court can only depart from the plain meaning of a contract exceptionally. It is therefore no surprise that scholars have reacted negatively to the spate of recent cases where the English courts have re-emphasized the plain meaning of the text in contractual interpretation. Yet one cannot help but wonder whether a textual analysis is really so problematic when courts across the common law world have re-embraced it. Drawing from both theoretical and comparative perspectives, this paper suggests that a focus on the text ...


Dong Feng Fang Et Al. Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment As To Liability And Compensatory Damages, Melvin K. Westmoreland Nov 2016

Dong Feng Fang Et Al. Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment As To Liability And Compensatory Damages, Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles 11-14-2016, Jill Rodrigues, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2016

Newsroom: Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles 11-14-2016, Jill Rodrigues, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Law School News Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles: Law Students Launch Artisan Pickler And Other Businesses To Success 11/09/2016, Jill Rodriques Nov 2016

Law School News Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles: Law Students Launch Artisan Pickler And Other Businesses To Success 11/09/2016, Jill Rodriques

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Leap Of Faith: Determining The Standard Of Faith Needed To Violate The Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing For Delaware Limited Liability Companies, Pat Andriola Nov 2016

Leap Of Faith: Determining The Standard Of Faith Needed To Violate The Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing For Delaware Limited Liability Companies, Pat Andriola

Boston College Law Review

Delaware courts have long respected the right to contract in Delaware, and possibly no entity is afforded more privileges to set the boundaries of its corporate form than the Delaware Limited Liability Company. Unlike nearly every other state, Delaware permits LLCs to abolish the duties of care and loyalty in their operating agreements, but forbids companies to eliminate liability for “any act or omission that constitutes a bad faith violation of the implied contractual covenant of good faith and fair dealing.” The problem with the phrase “bad faith violation” is that, when referencing a breach of the implied covenant of ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa Nov 2016

Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Wills, Trusts, And Estates, J. William Gray Jr., Katherine E. Ramsey Nov 2016

Wills, Trusts, And Estates, J. William Gray Jr., Katherine E. Ramsey

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Corporate And Business Law, Laurence V. Parker Jr. Nov 2016

Corporate And Business Law, Laurence V. Parker Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

Over the past three years, there have been a number of legislative changes to Virginia's business entity statutes. In Part I,this article highlights the changes to the Virginia Stock Corporation Act ("VSCA") and the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act ('"VNSCA"). Part II highlights changes to the Limited Liability Company Act ("LLC Act"). Part III summarizes Virginia's new intrastate crowdfunding law. The Supreme Court of Virginia has also addressed several significant issues over the last three years, including the applicability of appraisal rights in a stepped transaction. Part IV reviews several of the significant cases during this period.


The Logic Of Contract In The World Of Investment Treaties, Julian Arato Nov 2016

The Logic Of Contract In The World Of Investment Treaties, Julian Arato

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sound The Alarm: Limitations Of Liability In Alarm Service Contracts, Joshua N. Cohen Nov 2016

Sound The Alarm: Limitations Of Liability In Alarm Service Contracts, Joshua N. Cohen

Fordham Law Review

Home and business owners increasingly rely on alarm systems to protect against theft and property damage. When a burglary or fire occurs and an alarm service customer discovers that the alarm company negligently failed to call the police or fire department, the customer understandably would expect redress for the company’s failure to provide its service. Many customers would be surprised, though, to discover that an alarm company’s liability is often contractually limited to a relatively token amount unrelated to the cost of the service, even when the alarm company is negligent. Some states view these limitations of liability ...


Private Lawmaking In Commercial Cyberspace, Eliza Mik Nov 2016

Private Lawmaking In Commercial Cyberspace, Eliza Mik

Research Collection School Of Law

No discussion of “Law and Technology” would be complete without at least one essay centred on the Internet. While the Internet no longer captures our imagination with the same force as it did 20 years ago, we cannot assume that it no longer creates (or perpetuates?) multiple legal problems. When we talk about the Internet we must, however, refrain from the popular “Internet metanarrative” that often leads to superficial arguments and unhelpful generalisations.1 We must always remain aware of the multiplicity of the Internet’s technical applications and the wide range of legal contexts in which the term gains ...


Piedmont/Maple, Llc Et Al., Order On Plaintiffs' Motion For Summary Judgment On Defendant's Counterclaims, Motion To Exclude Opinion Information And Testimony, And Motion To Strike Affidavit Of David L. Eichenblatt, John J. Goger Oct 2016

Piedmont/Maple, Llc Et Al., Order On Plaintiffs' Motion For Summary Judgment On Defendant's Counterclaims, Motion To Exclude Opinion Information And Testimony, And Motion To Strike Affidavit Of David L. Eichenblatt, John J. Goger

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt Oct 2016

Don’T Share This Item! Developing Digital Collections And Services In A Consumer‐Licensed World, William M. Cross, Darby Orcutt

Charleston Library Conference

Libraries have always faced unique challenges in providing non‐academic content for academic use, but the digital age has brought particular problems of “one size fits all” consumer purchase models and vexing methods of digital rights management (DRM), wrapped up with a large bow of legal uncertainty for many institutions. These proceedings describe some practices for sharing consumer‐licensed popular materials and confronting legal and technical barriers, as well as what some libraries are considering and encountering in applying the law, fair use, user expectations, and common sense in developing collections and services around digital content that is geared directly ...


Private Law In The Gaps, Jeffrey A. Pojanowski Oct 2016

Private Law In The Gaps, Jeffrey A. Pojanowski

Jeffrey A. Pojanowski

Private law subjects like tort, contract, and property are traditionally taken to be at the core of the common law tradition, yet statutes increasingly intersect with these bodies of doctrine. This Article draws on recent work in private law theory and statutory interpretation to consider afresh what courts should do with private law in statutory gaps. In particular, it focuses on statutes touching on tort law, a field at the leading edge of private law theory. This Article's analysis unsettles some conventional wisdom about the intersection of private law and statutes. Many leading tort scholars and jurists embrace a ...


Gambling Contract Not Violative Of Public Policy Oct 2016

Gambling Contract Not Violative Of Public Policy

The Catholic Lawyer

No abstract provided.


Equitrade International, Inc. Et Al., Order, John J. Goger Oct 2016

Equitrade International, Inc. Et Al., Order, John J. Goger

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Bankruptcy On The Side, Kenneth Ayotte, Anthony J. Casey, David A. Skeel Jr. Oct 2016

Bankruptcy On The Side, Kenneth Ayotte, Anthony J. Casey, David A. Skeel Jr.

Kenneth Ayotte

This article provides a framework for analyzing side agreements in corporate bankruptcy, such as intercreditor and “bad boy” agreements. These agreements are controversial because they commonly include a promise by one party to remain silent – to waive some procedural right they would otherwise have under the Bankruptcy Code – at potentially crucial points in the reorganization process. Using simplified examples, we show that side agreements create benefits in some instances, but parties to a side agreement may have incentive to contract for specific performance or excessive stipulated damages that impose negative externalities on non-parties to the agreement. A promise not to ...


Runzhou Zhang Et Al., Final Order And Judgment, Melvin K. Westmoreland Oct 2016

Runzhou Zhang Et Al., Final Order And Judgment, Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Employment Agreements For The Inventing Worker: A Proposal For Reforming Trailer Clause Enforceability Guidelines, Peter Caldwell Oct 2016

Employment Agreements For The Inventing Worker: A Proposal For Reforming Trailer Clause Enforceability Guidelines, Peter Caldwell

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Contract And Property Law—Fee-Shifting Statutes And Landlord-Tenant Law—A Call For The Repeal Of The English Rule "Loser Pays" System Regarding Contract Disputes And Its Effect On Low-Income Arkansas Tenants, Stephanie Mantell Oct 2016

Contract And Property Law—Fee-Shifting Statutes And Landlord-Tenant Law—A Call For The Repeal Of The English Rule "Loser Pays" System Regarding Contract Disputes And Its Effect On Low-Income Arkansas Tenants, Stephanie Mantell

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Consumer Preferences For Performance Defaults, Franklin G. Snyder, Ann M. Mirabito Oct 2016

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 ...


Correlative Obligation In Patent Law: The Role Of Public Good In Defining The Limits Of Patent Exclusivity, Srividhya Ragavan Oct 2016

Correlative Obligation In Patent Law: The Role Of Public Good In Defining The Limits Of Patent Exclusivity, Srividhya Ragavan

Faculty Scholarship

In light of the recent outrageous price-spiking of pharmaceuticals, this Article questions the underlying justifications for exclusive rights conferred by the grant of a patent. Traditionally, patents are defined as property rights granted to encourage desirable innovation. This definition is a misfit as treating patents as property rights does a poor job of defining the limits of the patent rights as well as the public benefit goals of the system. This misfit gradually caused an imbalance in the rights versus duties construct within patent law. After a thorough analysis of the historical and philosophical perspectives of patent exclusivity, this Article ...


The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, Jennifer S. Martin, Colin P. Marks, Wayne Barnes Oct 2016

The Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Introduction, Jennifer S. Martin, Colin P. Marks, Wayne Barnes

Faculty Scholarship

The survey that follows highlights the most important developments of 2015 dealing with domestic and international sales of goods, personal property leases, payments, letters of credit, documents of title, investment securities, and secured transactions. Along with the usual descriptions of interesting judicial decisions in these areas, which are highlighted in the survey, there has also been important legislative progress. The 2010 amendments to U.C.C. Article 9 have been adopted in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Those revisions were summarized in the Introduction to the 2009 survey. Additionally, the 2012 amendments to U.C ...