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The Global Legal Information Network ("Glin") , Nabil R. Adam, Konstantinos Kalpakis, Burton I. Edelson, Nick J. Kozura, Tarek A. El-Ghazawi, Rubens Medina, Milton Halem, Yelena Yesha Dec 1996

The Global Legal Information Network ("Glin") , Nabil R. Adam, Konstantinos Kalpakis, Burton I. Edelson, Nick J. Kozura, Tarek A. El-Ghazawi, Rubens Medina, Milton Halem, Yelena Yesha

American University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Trial Practice And Procedure, C. Frederick Overby, Teresa T. Abell Dec 1996

Trial Practice And Procedure, C. Frederick Overby, Teresa T. Abell

Mercer Law Review

Developments in the law of personal jurisdiction and venue, the professional malpractice affidavit pleading requirement embodied by Official Code of Georgia Annotated ("O.C.G.A.") section 9-11-9.1, and the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel continued to refine the law during this survey period. Additionally, this survey reviews significant decisions discussing disqualification of jurors for cause, actions for prenatal injuries, procedure in connection with trials involving default judgment, and remedies for spoliation of evidence. Due to the number of decisions, this review seeks to analyze the most significant and practical developments in the areas of trial practice ...


Gains, Losses, And The Psychology Of Litigation, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski Nov 1996

Gains, Losses, And The Psychology Of Litigation, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski

Cornell Law Faculty Publications



Implementing The Public Welfare Requirement In New Mexico's Water Code, Consuelo Bokum Oct 1996

Implementing The Public Welfare Requirement In New Mexico's Water Code, Consuelo Bokum

Publications

Despite the fact that the New Mexico legislature added a public welfare criterion to the water code over 10 years ago, the State Engineer Office has not addressed the application of the criterion by regulation and has only addressed the public welfare briefly in a few decisions. There is almost no case law in New Mexico addressing this issue. More and more participants, however, are raising public welfare in water rights protests. This paper addresses how the public welfare criterion has developed in western water law and proposes an approach for use of the criterion in New Mexico.


The Mareva Injunction In Aid Of Foreign Proceedings, Paul Michell Oct 1996

The Mareva Injunction In Aid Of Foreign Proceedings, Paul Michell

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Courts have long awarded Mareva injunctions to prevent defendants from frustrating the domestic litigation process. An emerging question is whether Canadian courts can order Mareva injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings. Traditional English authority, recently confirmed by the Privy Council, says no. Yet Canadian courts take a different view, and are in the process of developing principles to guide the awarding of Mareva relief in aid of foreign proceedings. After a critical analysis of the debate, this article evaluates several recent decisions, argues in favour of such a power, and proposes a framework by which it should be exercised.


The Endurance Of Prosecutorial Immunity---How The Federal Courts Vitiated Buckley V Fitzsimmons, Megan M. Rose Sep 1996

The Endurance Of Prosecutorial Immunity---How The Federal Courts Vitiated Buckley V Fitzsimmons, Megan M. Rose

Boston College Law Review

No abstract provided.


Class Actions And Supplemental Jurisdiction: Will Zahn V. International Paper Co. Remain Viable?, Christopher P. Simkins Sep 1996

Class Actions And Supplemental Jurisdiction: Will Zahn V. International Paper Co. Remain Viable?, Christopher P. Simkins

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Lex, Lies & Videotape, Greg Jones Jul 1996

Lex, Lies & Videotape, Greg Jones

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Rediscovering Discovery Ethics, W. Bradley Wendel Jul 1996

Rediscovering Discovery Ethics, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Color Of Truth: Race And The Assessment Of Credibility, Sheri Lynn Johnson Jul 1996

The Color Of Truth: Race And The Assessment Of Credibility, Sheri Lynn Johnson

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The New Activist Court , Donald H. Zeigler Jun 1996

The New Activist Court , Donald H. Zeigler

American University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Report Of The Subcommittee On Legal Opinions Of The Transactional Practice Committee Of The Federal Communications Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association Jun 1996

Report Of The Subcommittee On Legal Opinions Of The Transactional Practice Committee Of The Federal Communications Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association

Federal Communications Law Journal

The Federal Communications Bar Association created an Ad Hoc Committee on Opinion Letters to create and develop materials to assist practitioners in drafting and negotiating opinion letters for FCC-related transactions. This Committee Report is intended to facilitate negotiations between opinion givers and recipients, whose respective business operations are at least in part regulated by the FCC. However, the Report is drafted with the assumption that practitioners utilizing it understand the basis for certain opinions are counsel(s examination of records which may be incomplete in the public reference room.
The Report is divided into four parts: (1) the general status ...


Using Decision Trees As Tools For Settlement, Marjorie Corman Aaron Jun 1996

Using Decision Trees As Tools For Settlement, Marjorie Corman Aaron

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

While experienced lawyers can some­ times develop an intuitive sense of what a case is worth, their intuition may not be sufficient in a case of considerable complexity. Furthermore, intuitive "gut sense" valuations are hard to support or explain to clients.

Decision trees allow the parties and their lawyers to see more clearly how the strengths and weaknesses of their positions on specific issues will affect the overall value of a case. Long popular in the business community, deci­sion analysis has evolved as a tool for lawyers to help make decisions in complex litigation.


Wrongful Discharge Law And The Search For Third-Party Effects, Stewart J. Schwab Jun 1996

Wrongful Discharge Law And The Search For Third-Party Effects, Stewart J. Schwab

Cornell Law Faculty Publications


Section L04(A)(2) After Commissioner U. Schleier: Litigating The Excludability Of Statutory Damages "Received On Account Of Personal Injuries", T. James Lee Jr. May 1996

Section L04(A)(2) After Commissioner U. Schleier: Litigating The Excludability Of Statutory Damages "Received On Account Of Personal Injuries", T. James Lee Jr.

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin May 1996

Trial Practice And Procedure, Philip W. Savrin

Mercer Law Review

This Article surveys the 1995 decisions of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that have a significant impact on issues relating to trial practice and procedure.


The Contested Role Of The Civil Jury In Business Litigation, Valerie P. Hans Apr 1996

The Contested Role Of The Civil Jury In Business Litigation, Valerie P. Hans

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

According to a recent study, several of the most frequent criticisms of the jury in business cases--that it is pro-plaintiff, that its decisions are based more on sympathy and prejudice than facts, and that it focuses on the defendant's deep pockets--appear to be unfounded.


Litigation Outcomes In State And Federal Courts: A Statistical Portrait, Theodore Eisenberg, John Goerdt, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman Apr 1996

Litigation Outcomes In State And Federal Courts: A Statistical Portrait, Theodore Eisenberg, John Goerdt, Brian Ostrom, David Rottman

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

"U.S. Juries Grow Tougher on Plaintiffs in Lawsuits," the New York Times page-one headline reads. The story details how, in 1992, plaintiffs won 52 percent of the personal injury cases decided by jury verdicts, a decline from the 63 percent plaintiff success rate in 1989. The sound-byte explanations follow, including the notion that juries have learned that they, as part of the general population, ultimately pay the costs of high verdicts. Similar stories, reporting both increases and decreases in jury award levels, regularly make headlines. Jury Verdict Research, Inc. (JVR), a commercial service that sells case outcome information, often ...


Structuring Multiclaim Litigation: Should Rule 23 Be Revised?, William W. Schwarzer Mar 1996

Structuring Multiclaim Litigation: Should Rule 23 Be Revised?, William W. Schwarzer

Michigan Law Review

The question whether Rule 23 should be revised therefore is not susceptible to a global answer unless revision is stylistic only, limited to making the text more elegant - and even stylistic revision is likely to have some substantive impact, even if unintended. But if the argument for revision is that the Rule is in some respect deficient and should be made to work better, one must begin by answering the question how it should work. That in tum depends on defining the Rule's purpose - what it is intended to accomplish.This paper examines briefly the purposes for which the ...


Xenophilia In American Courts, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg Mar 1996

Xenophilia In American Courts, Kevin M. Clermont, Theodore Eisenberg

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Foreigner! The word says it all. Verging on the politically incorrect, the expression is full of connotation and implication. A foreigner will face bias. By such a thought process, many people believe that litigants have much to fear in courts foreign to them. In particular, non-Americans fare badly in American courts. Foreigners believe this. Even Americans believe this.

Such views about American courts are understandable. After all, the grant of alienage jurisdiction to the federal courts, both original and removal, constitutes an official assumption that xenophobic bias is present in state courts. As James Madison said of state courts: “We ...


Courts In Cyberspace, Theodore Eisenberg, Kevin M. Clermont Mar 1996

Courts In Cyberspace, Theodore Eisenberg, Kevin M. Clermont

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Trial By Jury Or Judge: Which Is Speedier?, Theodore Eisenberg, Kevin M. Clermont Feb 1996

Trial By Jury Or Judge: Which Is Speedier?, Theodore Eisenberg, Kevin M. Clermont

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Many take as a given that jury-tried cases consume more time than judge-tried cases. Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit, for example, opines: “Court queues are almost always greatest for parties seeking civil jury trials. This makes economic sense. Such trials are more costly than bench trials both because of jury fees (which … understate the true social costs of the jury) and because a case normally takes longer to try to a jury than to a judge …. Parties are therefore “charged” more for jury trials by being made to wait in line longer.”

A close reading reveals that he ...


Turning From Tort To Administration, Richard A. Nagareda Feb 1996

Turning From Tort To Administration, Richard A. Nagareda

Michigan Law Review

My objective here is to challenge the notion that the recent mass tort settlements - for all their novel qualities in the mass tort area - are truly sui generis in the law. Rather, I contend that the rise of such settlements in tort mirrors the development of public administrative agencies earlier in this century - that, in both instances, powerful new institutions emerged outside preexisting channels of control to wield significant power over human lives and resources. I argue that courts usefully may draw upon familiar doctrines of judicial review in administrative law to form a conceptual framework for their analysis of ...


Patentes De Invencion (Tesis De Maestria), Gabriel Martinez Medrano Jan 1996

Patentes De Invencion (Tesis De Maestria), Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Tesis de Maestria con la que obtuve el Master en Derecho y Economia de las Nuevas Tecnologias (UNMDP) presentada en 1996 y calificada con 10 puntos.


Feminism For Men: Legal Ideology And The Construction Of Maleness, Nancy Levit Jan 1996

Feminism For Men: Legal Ideology And The Construction Of Maleness, Nancy Levit

Nancy Levit

It may seem a little odd to suggest that feminist theory has overlooked men. Yet, in several important respects, apart from the role of culprit, men have been largely omitted from feminism. Feminist legal theorists have paid mild attention to the "Can men be feminists?" question but this issue is usually relegated to footnotes. The negative effect gender role stereotypes have on men is typically subsidiary to the main focus of feminist legal literature, which has concentrated on documenting the patterns of subordination of women and on questions of feminist ideology.

The primary purpose of this article is to suggest ...


Damned For Using Daycare: Appellate Brief Of Jennifer Ireland In Ireland V. Smith, Julie Kunce Field Jan 1996

Damned For Using Daycare: Appellate Brief Of Jennifer Ireland In Ireland V. Smith, Julie Kunce Field

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

At issue is custody of three-and-a-half-year-old Maranda (date of birth: April 22, 1991). The trial court found that Maranda had an established custodial environment with her mother, Jennifer Ireland, but then nominally ordered custody changed to Steven Smith. The court's order changing custody was based on a determination that day care is an inappropriate choice for care of a preschool child, and that no one effectively can be a single parent and a student at the same time. Those findings have no factual basis in the record, no legal basis under Michigan law, and no logical or even common ...


Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 1996

Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Transboundary environmental problems do not distinguish between political boundaries. Global warming is expected to cause thermal expansion of water and melt glaciers. Both are predicted to lead to a rise in sea level. We must enlarge our paradigms to encompass a global reality and reliance upon global participation.


Michigan's Proposed Prenatal Protection Act: Undermining A Woman's Right To An Abortion, Mark S. Kende Jan 1996

Michigan's Proposed Prenatal Protection Act: Undermining A Woman's Right To An Abortion, Mark S. Kende

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


From The Couch To The Bench: How Should The Legal System Respond To Recovered Memories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse?, Wendy J. Kisch Jan 1996

From The Couch To The Bench: How Should The Legal System Respond To Recovered Memories Of Childhood Sexual Abuse?, Wendy J. Kisch

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.


Culture And Mediation: A Red Herring, Cynthia A. Savage Jan 1996

Culture And Mediation: A Red Herring, Cynthia A. Savage

American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

No abstract provided.