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Monitoring Of Corporate Groups By Independent Directors, Adam C. Pritchard Jan 2009

Monitoring Of Corporate Groups By Independent Directors, Adam C. Pritchard

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Both the United States and Korea have reformed their corporate governance in recent years to put increasing responsibilities on independent directors. Independent directors have been found to be an important force protecting the interests of shareholders when it comes time to make certain highly salient decisions, such as firing a CEO or selling the company. This article compares the role of independent directors in the US and Korean systems. I argue that the US may have placed regulatory burdens on independent directors that they are unlikely to be able to satisfy, given their part-time status. By contrast, in the chaebol ...


The Screening Effect Of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Stephen Choi, Karen K. Nelson, Adam C. Pritchard Mar 2007

The Screening Effect Of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Stephen Choi, Karen K. Nelson, Adam C. Pritchard

Law & Economics Working Papers Archive: 2003-2009

Prior research shows that the PSLRA increased the significance of merit-related factors, such as the presence of an accounting restatement or insider selling, in determining the incidence and outcomes of securities fraud class actions. (Johnson, Nelson, and Pritchard, 2007). This result, however, is consistent with two possible hypotheses. First, the PSLRA may have reduced solely the incidence of non-meritorious litigation. Second, the PSLRA may have changed the definition of merit, effectively precluding claims that would have survived and produced a settlement pre-PSLRA. This paper tests these alternative hypotheses. We find that pre-PSLRA claims that settled for nuisance value would be ...


Rights Of Holder Of Bill Of Exchange Against The Drawee, Ralph W. Aigler May 1925

Rights Of Holder Of Bill Of Exchange Against The Drawee, Ralph W. Aigler

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“If the question were put to the average layman whether the holder of a check...had any effective rights against the drawee bank, it is believed that the almost universal response would be to the effect that of course the holder may insist upon payment by the bank, if there are funds on deposit to cover the amount. And if the same question were propounded to the average lawyer, the reply generally would be--at least if the lawyer had in mind the provisions of the Uniform Negotiable Instruments Law--that the holder had no rights against the bank. It is the ...


Recognition Of New Types Of Negotiable Instruments, Ralph W. Aigler Jun 1924

Recognition Of New Types Of Negotiable Instruments, Ralph W. Aigler

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“The expression ‘negotiable instrument’ is one of variable meaning, and what is meant thereby often can be determined only by the context… Primarily ‘negotiable’ indicates transferability with a certain facility…..

“It may be not without interest to consider how instruments gain the negotiable quality and to trace, sketchily perhaps, the process of recognition.”


Commercial Instruments, The Law Merchant And Negotiability, Ralph W. Aigler Apr 1924

Commercial Instruments, The Law Merchant And Negotiability, Ralph W. Aigler

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“Until recently apparently no serious attempt had been to make a comprehensive examination into the origins and history of commercial instruments or to explain the special doctrines attached to negotiability….

“The bill of exchange, it is said, developed as a bit of machinery to give effect to the medieval contract of cambium which was concerned with the special case of the exchange of money for money. With the growth of foreign trade the difficulties and dangers of payments multiplied. Naturally those whose business it was to exchange monies were resorted to in this connection. They, in turn, out of necessities ...


Gratuitous Partial Assignments, Edwin D. Dickinson Nov 1921

Gratuitous Partial Assignments, Edwin D. Dickinson

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"Is it possible to make an effective and irrevocable assignment by way of gift of part of a close action? There are no obvious reasons why it should not be possible. Gifts of a great variety of valuable rights are favored and protected by law. Why not a gift of part of a chose in action?"


A Surety's Claim Against His Bankrupt Principal Under The Present Law, Evans Holbrook May 1912

A Surety's Claim Against His Bankrupt Principal Under The Present Law, Evans Holbrook

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"The peculiar three-sided relationship of principal, surety and creditor gives rise to many vexatious questions of law, and one of the most interesting is that of the relationship between surety and principal in the case of the latter's bankruptcy."