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Legal Bargaining Theory's New "Prospecting" Agenda: It May Be Social Science, But Is It News?, Robert J. Condlin Dec 2009

Legal Bargaining Theory's New "Prospecting" Agenda: It May Be Social Science, But Is It News?, Robert J. Condlin

Robert J. Condlin

In the good old days legal bargaining scholarship was based mostly on negotiator war stories exuberantly told. The social-scientific study of the subject did not begin in earnest until the nineteen-seventies. Since then, however, the literature of storytelling has gone into a pronounced eclipse and social-scientific study is now the principal scholarly game in town. This article questions the wisdom of this shift, almost seismic in its proportions, and argues that it is too soon to jump on the social science bandwagon. Discussion focuses on the uses made of the Prospect Theory of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky and the ...


Certificacion De Una Acción De Clase, Gabriel Martinez Medrano Dec 2009

Certificacion De Una Acción De Clase, Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Analisis del sistema de class actions en Argentina con posterioridad al leading case de la Corte Suprema "Halabi"


Just Go Away: Representation, Due Process, And Preclusion In Class Actions, Debra Lyn Bassett Dec 2009

Just Go Away: Representation, Due Process, And Preclusion In Class Actions, Debra Lyn Bassett

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sobre Homogeneidad Y Delimitación De La Clase En Las Acciones Colectivas De Consumidores. (Critica A Un Fallo)., Gabriel Martinez Medrano Nov 2009

Sobre Homogeneidad Y Delimitación De La Clase En Las Acciones Colectivas De Consumidores. (Critica A Un Fallo)., Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Gabriel Martinez Medrano

La presente nota critica la solución adoptada por el Juez de Primera Instancia en la acción colectiva PADEC PREVENCION ASESORAMIENTO Y DEFENSA DEL CONSUM. C/ CITIBANK N.A. S/ SUMARISIMO, sentencia de fecha 8 de octubre de 2009, por la cual se rechazó una acción colectiva pretendida por una asociación de consumidores, utilizándose como argumento para el rechazo del caso la falta de delimitación de la clase representada y la consecuente falta de homogeneidad en el reclamo de los miembros de la clase.


Contemporary Water Issues, Susan Kelly Nov 2009

Contemporary Water Issues, Susan Kelly

Publications

No abstract provided.


Loss Causation And Class Certification, Steven Serajeddini Nov 2009

Loss Causation And Class Certification, Steven Serajeddini

Michigan Law Review

Courts have long faced difficulty interpreting loss causation under Section 10b-5 of the Securities Act of 1934. This difficulty stems from the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between this core element of common law fraud and the procedural demands of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the typical vehicle for a 10b-5 class action. Recently, some courts and commentators have begun to consider loss causation as an individualized inquiry that is not common among class members, and one that therefore warrants consideration at the class certification stage. The existing justifications center on the conceptually distinct 10b-5 element of reliance ...


Attorneys’ Fees And Expenses In Class Action Settlements: 1993-2008, Theodore Eisenberg, Geoffrey P. Miller Oct 2009

Attorneys’ Fees And Expenses In Class Action Settlements: 1993-2008, Theodore Eisenberg, Geoffrey P. Miller

Cornell Law Faculty Working Papers

We report on a comprehensive data base of eighteen years of published opinions (1993-2008, inclusive) on settlements in class action and shareholder derivative cases in both state and federal courts. An earlier study, covering1993-2002 , revealed a remarkable relationship between attorneys’ fees and the size of class recovery: regardless of the methodology for calculating fees ostensibly employed by the courts, the overwhelmingly important determinant of the fee was simply the size of the recovery obtained by the class. The present study, which nearly doubles the number of cases in the data base, powerfully confirms that relationship. Fees display the same relationship ...


Is Novelty Obsolete? Chronicling The Irrelevance Of The Invention Date In U.S. Patent Law, Dennis D. Crouch Oct 2009

Is Novelty Obsolete? Chronicling The Irrelevance Of The Invention Date In U.S. Patent Law, Dennis D. Crouch

Faculty Publications

This paper presents a normative study of patent applicant use of invention-date rights during ex parte prosecution.


Understanding Pleading Doctrine, A. Benjamin Spencer Oct 2009

Understanding Pleading Doctrine, A. Benjamin Spencer

Faculty Publications

Where does pleading doctrine, at the federal level, stand today? The Supreme Court's revision of general pleading standards in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has not left courts and litigants with a clear or precise understanding of what it takes to state a claim that can survive a motion to dismiss. Claimants are required to show "plausible entitlement to relief" by offering enough facts "to raise a right to relief above the speculative level." Translating those admonitions into predictable and consistent guidelines has proven illusory. This Article proposes a descriptive theory that explains the fundaments of contemporary pleading doctrine ...


Land & Water Planning: Another State's Perspective - Water Resources Regional Plan Policies, Kathleen M. Chavez, P.E. Oct 2009

Land & Water Planning: Another State's Perspective - Water Resources Regional Plan Policies, Kathleen M. Chavez, P.E.

Publications

No abstract provided.


The Decision Of The Corporate Special Litigation Committees: An Empirical Investigation, Minor Myers Oct 2009

The Decision Of The Corporate Special Litigation Committees: An Empirical Investigation, Minor Myers

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lumpkin And Chattahoochee Inns Of Court Members, 2009, Kellie Casey Monk Sep 2009

Lumpkin And Chattahoochee Inns Of Court Members, 2009, Kellie Casey Monk

Materials from All Student Organizations

No abstract provided.


Preparing For Trial: A Guide For The Novice, Gerald Lebovits Aug 2009

Preparing For Trial: A Guide For The Novice, Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Toward Procedural Optionality: Private Ordering Of Public Adjudication, Robert J. Rhee Jul 2009

Toward Procedural Optionality: Private Ordering Of Public Adjudication, Robert J. Rhee

Robert Rhee

Private resolution and public adjudication of disputes are commonly seen as discrete, antipodal processes. There is a generally held understanding of the dispute resolution processes. The essence of private dispute resolution is that the parties can arrange the disputed rights and entitlements per agreement and without judicial intervention. In public adjudication, however, the sovereign mandates the substantive and procedural laws to be applied, many of which cannot be changed by either a party’s unilateral decision or both parties’ mutual consent. Neither approach allows a party an option to unilaterally alter important aspects of the process, such as the standards ...


Litigation Realities Redux, Kevin M. Clermont Jul 2009

Litigation Realities Redux, Kevin M. Clermont

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Both summarizing recent empirical work and presenting new observations on each of the six phases of a civil lawsuit (forum, pretrial, settlement, trial, judgment, and appeal), the author stresses the needs for and benefits from understanding and using empirical methods in the study of the adjudicatory system's operation.


How Many Plaintiffs Are Enough? Venue In Title Vii Class Actions, Piper Hoffman Jul 2009

How Many Plaintiffs Are Enough? Venue In Title Vii Class Actions, Piper Hoffman

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

This Article critiques the recent rash of federal district court opinions holding that all named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit alleging employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 must satisfy the venue requirements in the court where they filed the action. Neither the text nor the history of Title VII requires this prevailing interpretation; to the contrary, requiring every named plaintiff to satisfy venue requirements in the same court undermines the legislative purpose behind both Title VII and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 by creating a new obstacle to employees seeking to enforce ...


The Most Litigious People In The World, Jeff Rasley Jul 2009

The Most Litigious People In The World, Jeff Rasley

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Article for The Phi Beta Kappa Key Reporter about the contentious distribution of land in post-colonial Palau.


Co-Presenter, Beyond The Ada: How Legal Skills Faculty Can Help Students With 'Non-Visible' Disabilities Bridge The 'Accommodations Gap' Between Law School And Legal Practice, Alexis Anderson Jun 2009

Co-Presenter, Beyond The Ada: How Legal Skills Faculty Can Help Students With 'Non-Visible' Disabilities Bridge The 'Accommodations Gap' Between Law School And Legal Practice, Alexis Anderson

Alexis Anderson

No abstract provided.


Rehearsing In Poetry, But Practising In Prose - The Anatomy Of A Manly Mediation, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

Rehearsing In Poetry, But Practising In Prose - The Anatomy Of A Manly Mediation, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

As arranged, the cast gathered at 9.30am for yesterday's production in the sort of law offices where, if you want a coffee, you need to say whether it's a latte, macchiato, cappuccino or espresso with soy/trim/creamer...


40 Sites In 40 Minutes, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

40 Sites In 40 Minutes, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

The best of free mediation resources on the world wide web


I Know It's Not My Problem... But It Happened On My Watch, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

I Know It's Not My Problem... But It Happened On My Watch, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

It is at some risk that I set out to promote my expertise in the area of what to do when mediation ends in disagreement.

Nevertheless, I dread those times when the smell of napalm hangs in the air as the parties depart the room with their final exchanges of the ‘see you in court’ variety ringing in my ears.

To assist my investigation of what we do as mediators when destination Yes eludes us, I polled a number of experienced commercial mediators. I am indebted to my friends from Bond University in Queensland, Australia and colleagues from the International ...


Desert Island Questions For Mediators, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

Desert Island Questions For Mediators, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

When I was a wee lad, I drove others nuts by asking questions. They were, I am told, good open ones usually starting ".... but, why?"

As time passed, I grew into a know-it-all teen and forgot about asking questions, more intent on doing the telling. Now at age 40 and in my role as a commercial mediator, I seem to have come full circle and once again appreciate the value of the well-timed, well-constructed question aimed at the essence of a discussion.

So what are my all-time favourites? What questions do I ask that make people sit back in their ...


The Legal Scholarship Of Blogs, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

The Legal Scholarship Of Blogs, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

If you’ve ever felt the need to share your opinions with the world, then blogs just may provide you with the global audience you’ve been longing for. Geoff Sharp surfs the wave of the future and finds out the skinny on blawging.


Where Angels Fear To Tread, Geoff Sharp Jun 2009

Where Angels Fear To Tread, Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp

The Tricky Matter of How a Commercial Mediator Shows Respect for the Attorney/Client Relationship...

Those of us who were lawyers in a previous life and are now mediators, or those of us who dabble in both worlds, will know that there is a sensitivity surrounding the whole question of the mediator and the attorney / client relationship. This tension is largely unspoken but it is nevertheless an anxiety for most attorneys as they head into a mediation session.


Slides: Groundwater Law And Administration: From Conflict To Reform, Michael A. Gheleta Jun 2009

Slides: Groundwater Law And Administration: From Conflict To Reform, Michael A. Gheleta

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Michael A. Gheleta, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, Denver, CO

14 slides


Slides: Modifying Prior Appropriation: The Spectrum Of Experiences, Adam Schempp Jun 2009

Slides: Modifying Prior Appropriation: The Spectrum Of Experiences, Adam Schempp

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Adam Schempp, Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC

12 slides


Slides: Rethinking Western Water Law: Restoring The Public Interest In Western Water Law, Mark Squillace Jun 2009

Slides: Rethinking Western Water Law: Restoring The Public Interest In Western Water Law, Mark Squillace

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

20 slides


Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell Jun 2009

Slides: Next Evolutionary Steps In State Instream Flow Programs, Lawrence J. Macdonnell

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Lawrence J. MacDonnell, attorney and consultant, Boulder, CO

27 slides


Slides: Opportunities: Softer Paths?, Sarah Bates Jun 2009

Slides: Opportunities: Softer Paths?, Sarah Bates

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Sarah Bates, Public Policy Research Institute, University of Montana

2 slides


Slides: Status Of Southern Nevada Water Authority (Snwa): Third Intake Into Lake Mead And Groundwater Project, Kay Brothers Jun 2009

Slides: Status Of Southern Nevada Water Authority (Snwa): Third Intake Into Lake Mead And Groundwater Project, Kay Brothers

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Kay Brothers, Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), Las Vegas, NV

37 slides