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Order On Defendant's Motion To Dismiss (Mary Ann Digan Et Al.), Elizabeth E. Long Dec 2013

Order On Defendant's Motion To Dismiss (Mary Ann Digan Et Al.), Elizabeth E. Long

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Order On Defendants' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment (North Star Jefferson, Llc Et Al.), Elizabeth E. Long Dec 2013

Order On Defendants' Motion For Partial Summary Judgment (North Star Jefferson, Llc Et Al.), Elizabeth E. Long

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Order On Georgia-Pacific's Motion And Memorandum To Exclude Damages (Ezgreen Assoc. Llc), John J. Goger Dec 2013

Order On Georgia-Pacific's Motion And Memorandum To Exclude Damages (Ezgreen Assoc. Llc), John J. Goger

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Mandatory Rules And Default Rules In Insurance Contracts, Tom Baker, Kyle D. Logue Dec 2013

Mandatory Rules And Default Rules In Insurance Contracts, Tom Baker, Kyle D. Logue

Law & Economics Working Papers

The economic analysis of contract law can organized around two general questions: (1) what are the efficient or welfare-maximizing substantive rules of contract law; and (2) once those rules have been identified, when if ever should they be made mandatory and when should they be merely “default rules” that the parties can contract around if they wish? Much of contract theory over the past twenty years has been devoted to developing answers to those two questions. The same two questions can be posed with respect to the rules of insurance law. Although previous scholars have examined particular substantive doctrines of …


Case Comment: A New Framework For The Implication Of Terms In Fact, Yihan Goh Dec 2013

Case Comment: A New Framework For The Implication Of Terms In Fact, Yihan Goh

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

In Sembcorp Marine Ltd v PPL Holdings Pte Ltd the Singapore Court of Appeal once again reaffirmed the Singapore courts’ rejection of the approach adopted by Lord Hoffmann in Attorney General of Belize v Belize Telecom Ltd which characterised the implication of a term in fact as a process of contractual interpretation. What may be of interest to practitioners and academics of common law jurisdictions wrestling with the implications of the Belize approach is the Court of Appeal’s prescription of ‘a three-step process’ for the implication of terms in fact, which is accompanied by an in-depth discussion of various conceptual …


Unilateral Reordering In The Reel World, Jake Linford Dec 2013

Unilateral Reordering In The Reel World, Jake Linford

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Visual Clarity In Contract Drafting, Karin Mika Dec 2013

Visual Clarity In Contract Drafting, Karin Mika

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

No abstract provided.


Order On Nov. 1, 2013 Hearing (Michael D. Sullivan), Elizabeth E. Long Nov 2013

Order On Nov. 1, 2013 Hearing (Michael D. Sullivan), Elizabeth E. Long

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Order On Nov. 14, 2013 Hearing (United Community Bank), John J. Goger Nov 2013

Order On Nov. 14, 2013 Hearing (United Community Bank), John J. Goger

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Duty In The Litigation-Investment Agreement: The Choice Between Tort And Contract Norms When The Deal Breaks Down, Anthony J. Sebok, W. Bradley Wendel Nov 2013

Duty In The Litigation-Investment Agreement: The Choice Between Tort And Contract Norms When The Deal Breaks Down, Anthony J. Sebok, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Litigation investment, which is also known as “litigation finance” or “third party litigation finance,” has grown in importance in many common law and civilian legal systems and has come to the United States as well. While many questions remain about both legality and social desirability of litigation finance, this paper starts with the assumption that the practice will become widespread in the US and explores the obligations of the parties to the litigation finance contract.

The first part of the article uses an example to illustrate the risks imposed by one of the other party on the other which should …


Order On Motion To Compel Arbitration (Fulton County School District), Melvin K. Westmoreland Oct 2013

Order On Motion To Compel Arbitration (Fulton County School District), Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Order On Motion For An Order To Show Cause (Bennett L. Knight And William C. Lankford, Jr. As Trustee Of The Walter Bunzl Trusts), Melvin K. Westmoreland Oct 2013

Order On Motion For An Order To Show Cause (Bennett L. Knight And William C. Lankford, Jr. As Trustee Of The Walter Bunzl Trusts), Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Contractually Adopted Fiduciary Duty, D. Gordon Smith Oct 2013

Contractually Adopted Fiduciary Duty, D. Gordon Smith

Faculty Scholarship

The Delaware Supreme Court recently referred to “contractually adopted fiduciary duties.” Although some commentators, including Larry Ribstein, view fiduciary duties as a type of contract term, the notion of contractually adopted fiduciary duties is incoherent. The need to opt in to fiduciary duties would arise in only two circumstances: (1) fiduciary relationships that do not invoke fiduciary duties without contractual authorization, and (2) nonfiduciary relationships in which the parties wish to invoke fiduciary duties that would otherwise be absent. The first category of relationships does not exist, as courts impose fiduciary duties when the structure of a relationship indicates that …


Order And Judgment On Plaintiff's Motion (Hamilton State Bank), Melvin K. Westmoreland Oct 2013

Order And Judgment On Plaintiff's Motion (Hamilton State Bank), Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Newmar Corp. V. Mccrary, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 67, Shaina Plaksin Oct 2013

Summary Of Newmar Corp. V. Mccrary, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 67, Shaina Plaksin

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined whether a purchaser of a motor home may revoke acceptance and recover the purchase price from the motor home’s manufacturer under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).


Order On Motion To Strike Expert Reinaldo Pascual (Anatoly Melamud Et Al.), Melvin K. Westmoreland Oct 2013

Order On Motion To Strike Expert Reinaldo Pascual (Anatoly Melamud Et Al.), Melvin K. Westmoreland

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Sovereign Debt And The Three And A Half Minute Transaction: What Sticky Boilerplate Reveals About Contract Law And Practice, Andrea Boyack Oct 2013

Sovereign Debt And The Three And A Half Minute Transaction: What Sticky Boilerplate Reveals About Contract Law And Practice, Andrea Boyack

Faculty Publications

The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contractual Design, by Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott, is a cautionary tale about modern legal practice where the protagonist is the standard sovereign debt contract. The book discloses an undeniable flaw in sovereign bond boilerplate (the widely used pari passu clause) that, in spite of expensive, sophisticated lawyering, perpetuates a risky disconnect between party intent and contract terms. The fact that boilerplate terms persist even in elite sovereign-lending practices suggests that the problem of over-reliance on standard form language is ubiquitous.When contract terms diverge from client risk …


Rediscovering The Sawyer Solution: Bundling Risk For Protection And Profit, Jeffrey W. Stempel Oct 2013

Rediscovering The Sawyer Solution: Bundling Risk For Protection And Profit, Jeffrey W. Stempel

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Due Date: Enforcing Surrogacy Promises In The Best Interest Of The Child, Browne C. Lewis Oct 2013

Due Date: Enforcing Surrogacy Promises In The Best Interest Of The Child, Browne C. Lewis

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

Professor Lewis argues that the courts should apply contract principles and not family law principles to resolve surrogacy disputes. Since children are unique, Professor Lewis argues, courts should presume that the contract should be specifically enforced. As a result, the intended mother should be adjudicated the legal mother. However, Professor Lewis further argues the the surrogate should be able to present evidence of changed circumstances to rebut the presumption of specific performance and permit the court to determine maternity based upon the best interests of the child.


Agenda: Water, Oil And Gas: Nuts And Bolts Of Oil And Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, And Water Rights For Non-Oil And Gas Attorneys, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (Denver, Colo.), Colorado Bar Association. Natural Resources & Energy Section Sep 2013

Agenda: Water, Oil And Gas: Nuts And Bolts Of Oil And Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, And Water Rights For Non-Oil And Gas Attorneys, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches-Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (Denver, Colo.), Colorado Bar Association. Natural Resources & Energy Section

Water, Oil and Gas: Nuts and Bolts of Oil and Gas Leases, Surface Use Agreements, and Water Rights for Non-Oil and Gas Attorneys (September 26)

This third program in the Water, Oil, and Gas 101 series was designed to provide those who don’t practice in the area with essential information regarding leases, surface use agreements, siting considerations for oil and gas facilities, the resolution of disputes before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the ins and outs of nontributary and produced nontributary ground water, and water rights as an asset.

Program topics include:

  • Oil and Gas Leases
  • Surface Use Agreements (SUAs)
  • Government’s Role in Authorizing Locations for Oil and Gas Development
  • Technical Aspects of Nontributary and Produced Nontributary Ground Water
  • Produced Nontributary Ground …


Australia's Proposed Exercise In Contract Law Reform: International Convergence And Regional Implications, Basil C. Bitas Sep 2013

Australia's Proposed Exercise In Contract Law Reform: International Convergence And Regional Implications, Basil C. Bitas

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

In July 2012, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department began soliciting comment regarding the best way to reform Australian contract law to render it more suitable for the demands of 21st century commerce. The effort marks an appreciation of the changing commercial environment and challenges the traditional common law preference for piecemeal, organic reform through case law. The proposed effort has implications for the global convergence of legal systems and further poses practical questions as to what form any such contractual reform should take. Codification in the European, civil law sense is a possible but unlikely outcome. A persuasive but non-binding restatement …


Contractual Interpretation In Indian Evidence Act Jurisdictions: Compatibility With Modern Contextual Approach, Yihan Goh Sep 2013

Contractual Interpretation In Indian Evidence Act Jurisdictions: Compatibility With Modern Contextual Approach, Yihan Goh

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

This paper examines the approaches towards contractual interpretation taken by Commonwealth jurisdictions governed by the Indian Evidence Act. While some of these jurisdictions import the modern contextual approach into their domestic approaches, it will be argued that it is largely compatible with the Indian Evidence Act. In particular, it will be shown that a limited adoption of the modern contextual approach is permissible, namely one involving the limited admissibility of extrinsic evidence to interpret contracts, subject to the requirement of ambiguity. An integrated approach may represent the best way of following the modern contextual approach, while remaining faithful to the …


A Psychology Of Choice Of Laws, Gary Low Aug 2013

A Psychology Of Choice Of Laws, Gary Low

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

There is certainly a lot of choice going around in the market for contract law. This is a good thing, since choice is key to self-determination and may help improve our laws. Yet there may be such a thing as choice overload, and the introduction of the Common European Sales law is a timely reminder to consider its effect for the market for contract law. This article does just that. It explains what choice overload is, why it comes about, and what can be done to ameliorate its effects. The conclusion is that CESL will not cause choice overload but …


Summary Of Khan V. Bakhsh, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 57, Sara Stephan Aug 2013

Summary Of Khan V. Bakhsh, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 57, Sara Stephan

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Appeal of the district court’s order excluding the use of extrinsic evidence under the statute of frauds. The Court held that the statute of frauds does not apply to a writing that is subsequently lost or destroyed, and oral evidence is admissible to prove the existence and terms of that lost or destroyed writing. The Court reversed and remanded the lower court’s decision for further proceedings.


A Psychology Of Choice Of Laws, Gary Low Aug 2013

A Psychology Of Choice Of Laws, Gary Low

Research Collection Yong Pung How School Of Law

There is certainly a lot of choice going around in the market for contract law. This is a good thing, since choice is key to self-determination and may help improve our laws. Yet there may be such a thing as choice overload, and the introduction of the Common European Sales law is a timely reminder to consider its effect for the market for contract law. This article does just that. It explains what choice overload is, why it comes about, and what can be done to ameliorate its effects. The conclusion is that CESL will not cause choice overload but …


Order On Joint Motion To Seal Record (Zelby), Elizabeth E. Long Jul 2013

Order On Joint Motion To Seal Record (Zelby), Elizabeth E. Long

Georgia Business Court Opinions

No abstract provided.


Lock-Up Creep, Christina M. Sautter, Steven M. Davidoff Jul 2013

Lock-Up Creep, Christina M. Sautter, Steven M. Davidoff

Journal Articles

The article discusses a reported increase in the number of merger agreement lock-ups that have occurred as of June 2013, focusing on the causes of lock-up creep and its potential impact on the takeover market. It states that lock-up creep is a phrase that is used to describe a rise in the number and type of merger agreement contractual devices that buyers and sellers negotiate in an acquisition agreement. Attorney negotiations, bidders, and various legal cases are examined.


Transitive Counterparty Risk And Financial Contracts, Manuel A. Utset Jul 2013

Transitive Counterparty Risk And Financial Contracts, Manuel A. Utset

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Qu'ils Mangent Des Contrats: Rethinking Justice In Eu Contract Law, Daniela Caruso Jul 2013

Qu'ils Mangent Des Contrats: Rethinking Justice In Eu Contract Law, Daniela Caruso

Faculty Scholarship

The concern for justice in the context of EU contract law was central to a scholarly initiative that led, in 2004, to the publication of a Social Justice Manifesto. The Manifesto had the explicit goal of steering the Commission’s harmonization agenda away from purely neoliberal goals and towards a socially conscious law of private exchange. Contract law would be designed at the EU level so as to become (or remain, depending on the baseline of each member state) palatable to weaker parties. Today, in the many parts of Europe devastated by rising poverty, dire unemployment rates, and collapsing social safety …


The Baby And The Bath Water: The American Critique Of European Contract Law, Daniela Caruso Jun 2013

The Baby And The Bath Water: The American Critique Of European Contract Law, Daniela Caruso

Faculty Scholarship

This paper aims to contribute to a larger research agenda concerning the possibility of meaningful transatlantic dialogue about private-law reform. Both the European Union and the United States regulate private autonomy extensively. In spite of contextual similarities, there are several barriers making dialogue among legal scholars difficult. In particular, the conversation about social justice, an important element of private law reform within the European Union, is now quite marginal in American contract law scholarship. In U.S. legal academia, social justice is a matter for moral philosophers, development economists, and constitutionalists. Against this background, this paper takes a close look at …