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Comments On Federal Trade Commission Non-Compete Ban Proposed Rule, Matter No. P201200, Chaz D. Brooks Apr 2023

Comments On Federal Trade Commission Non-Compete Ban Proposed Rule, Matter No. P201200, Chaz D. Brooks

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Within signed law professors and law students submitted this letter to the Federal Trade Commission, writing in their individual capacities, not as agents of their affiliated institutions, in support of the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule to ban most non-compete clauses (the “Proposal”) as an unfair method of competition.

This letter offers comments in response to areas where the FTC has requested public comment. To make our views clear, this letter contains the following sections: I. Summary of the Proposal; II. The Commission Should Consider Expanding Its Definition of Non-Compete Clauses to Prevent Employers from Requiring Workers to Quit Before …


Corporate Consolidation Of Rental Housing & The Case For National Rent Stabilization, Brandon Weiss Jan 2023

Corporate Consolidation Of Rental Housing & The Case For National Rent Stabilization, Brandon Weiss

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Rental housing in the United States is increasingly owned by corporate landlords that operate under a different set of incentives, behind a level of anonymity previously unavailable, and pursuant to practices that often exacerbate an already precarious housing landscape for tenants. Marketsensitive and nuanced rent stabilization laws have reemerged at the state and local level as a viable policy option to help regulate escalating rents and prevent tenant displacement. These laws, when well drafted, can address outdated critiques of strict rent caps and can complement alternative approaches, like those of the politically popular Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) movement, which …


The Obsolescence Of Blue Laws In The 21st Century, Ira P. Robbins Oct 2022

The Obsolescence Of Blue Laws In The 21st Century, Ira P. Robbins

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Depending on where in the United States one is located on any given Sunday or Christian holiday, it is against the law to buy a beer or a car, go shopping, hunt, or even play Bingo. This prohibition is a direct result of Blue Laws, alternatively called Sunday Closing Laws or Lord’s Day Acts. Blue Laws frustrate commerce and recreational activities. While at one time they might have aligned with societal values or served a practical secular purpose, such as providing workers with a day of rest, modern society renders Blue Laws obsolete and nonsensical.

Due to rapid change in …


Contracting For Process, David Snyder Jan 2022

Contracting For Process, David Snyder

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This article introduces the concept of contracting for process and considers when it is likely to be the best contract design. Contracting for process is in widespread use, but it often goes unnoticed. Some characteristics of contracting for process suit it particularly well to situations of uncertainty, including the radical uncertainty that results from fundamental disruptions such as COVID-19. Parties can employ this design for both contracts made or renegotiated during a crisis and for contracts made in ordinary times. The concept articulated here, however, is not confined to contexts of uncertainty or complexity; it can be used to achieve …


Stay In The Fight With Civility And Professionalism, David Spratt Jan 2020

Stay In The Fight With Civility And Professionalism, David Spratt

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Reforming The True-Sale Doctrine, Heather Hughes Jan 2018

Reforming The True-Sale Doctrine, Heather Hughes

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Transactional Clinics As Change Agents In The Trump Era: Lessons From Two Contexts, Priya Baskaran, Michael Haber Jan 2017

Transactional Clinics As Change Agents In The Trump Era: Lessons From Two Contexts, Priya Baskaran, Michael Haber

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The results of the 2016 presidential election and the efforts by the Trump administration to make sweeping changes to a wide range of federal policies have left communities across the country feeling overwhelmed and threatened. In its first year, the Trump administration has been working steadily to slash budgets for health care, housing, infrastructure, schools, and other public benefits that help low-income and middle-class Americans, while adopting policies and engaging in rhetoric that has made many immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and LGBTQ people feel increasingly vulnerable and marginalized.

The authors of this commentary run law clinics that provide pro …


Civil Consequences Of Corruption In International Commercial Contracts, Padideh Ala'i Jan 2014

Civil Consequences Of Corruption In International Commercial Contracts, Padideh Ala'i

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The United States legal system seeks to prevent and prohibit bribery and corruption through a myriad of laws, regulations and policies. Anti-corruption jurisprudence is more developed in the context of public sector contracts where the United States criminalizes bribery of public officials through 18 U.S.C. §201 (Bribery of Public Officials and Witnesses). In addition, the United States was the first country to criminalize bribery of foreign government officials in 1977 with the passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA has since been amended to comply with the adoption of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign …


Unified National Legal Treatment Of International Commercial Arbitration: A Continuing Challenge, Horacio A Grigera Naon Jan 2012

Unified National Legal Treatment Of International Commercial Arbitration: A Continuing Challenge, Horacio A Grigera Naon

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Securitization And Suburbia, Heather Hughes Jan 2011

Securitization And Suburbia, Heather Hughes

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This Article explores the relationship between one typical form of real estate development finance-the securitized mezzanine loanand one controversial phenomenon-suburban sprawl. It asks foundational questions about the connection between financial transactions and real-world applications of the capital they raise. In this work, sprawl serves as an example of an environmental consequence of applications of capital raised with a common form of transaction. This Article considers the extent to which commercial finance laws release forceful incentives driven by capital markets upon land use decisions, potentially undermining the collective, morally informed determination such decisions require. It rejects the aesthetic aversion to looking …


Counterintuitive Thoughts On Legal Scholarship And Secured Transactions, Heather Hughes Jan 2007

Counterintuitive Thoughts On Legal Scholarship And Secured Transactions, Heather Hughes

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El Desarrollo Del Arbitraje Comercial Internacional: Sofisticacion O Complejdad, Horacio A. Grigera Naón Jan 2007

El Desarrollo Del Arbitraje Comercial Internacional: Sofisticacion O Complejdad, Horacio A. Grigera Naón

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Aesthetics Of Commercial Law: Domestic And International Implications, Heather Hughes Jan 2007

Aesthetics Of Commercial Law: Domestic And International Implications, Heather Hughes

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The Settlement Of Investment Disputes Between States And Private Parties - An Overview From The Perspective Of The Icc, Horacio A. Grigera Naón Jan 2000

The Settlement Of Investment Disputes Between States And Private Parties - An Overview From The Perspective Of The Icc, Horacio A. Grigera Naón

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The Legal Architecture Of Virtual Stores, Walter Effross Jan 1998

The Legal Architecture Of Virtual Stores, Walter Effross

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INTRODUCTION: A major "selling point" of the World Wide Web is its ability to offer a "virtual storefront" to anyone, from an individual to a multinational corporation, with a product to market. Commercially available software packages enable even those computer users who are not versed in the intricacies of programming to create customized Web sites quickly, and at a relatively low cost. The swift development of this technology and a cultural shift towards encouraging on-line commerce have led to dramatic growth in the demographics and dollar amounts of the on-line marketplace, which in turn offers a challenging new context for …


Three Roles For The Private Equity Market In Foreign Investments: Comment On Mailander's "Seraching For Liquidity", Kenneth Anderson Jan 1997

Three Roles For The Private Equity Market In Foreign Investments: Comment On Mailander's "Seraching For Liquidity", Kenneth Anderson

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Christopher J. Mailander's discussion of the private equity market identifies what is, by most measures, the central concern of equity investors in foreign enterprises-how to get out of a foreign investment after getting in it.' His strategy for resolving this problem is to make available the liquidity necessary for an investor to exit a foreign investment by tapping the United States capital markets. This can be accomplished, according to Mailander, through the use of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the private equity markets and through the private equity markets themselves. It seems evident that the capital markets have adopted this …


The Legal Architecture Of Virtual Stores: World Wide Web Sites And The Uniform Commercial Code, Walter Effross Jan 1997

The Legal Architecture Of Virtual Stores: World Wide Web Sites And The Uniform Commercial Code, Walter Effross

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Putting The Cards Before The Purse: Distinctions, Differences, And Dilemmas In The Regulation Of Stored Value Card Systems, Walter Effross Jan 1997

Putting The Cards Before The Purse: Distinctions, Differences, And Dilemmas In The Regulation Of Stored Value Card Systems, Walter Effross

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Chilean Consumer Protection Standards And The United Nations Guidelines On Consumer Protection: A Comparative Study Revealing Regional Conflicts, Robert Vaughn Jan 1996

Chilean Consumer Protection Standards And The United Nations Guidelines On Consumer Protection: A Comparative Study Revealing Regional Conflicts, Robert Vaughn

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