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Summary Of Lytle V. Rosemere Estate Prop. Owners, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Allison Vitangeli Dec 2013

Summary Of Lytle V. Rosemere Estate Prop. Owners, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 98, Allison Vitangeli

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined two issues: (1) whether an NRCP 59(e) motion to alter or amend may be properly directed at a post-judgment order or whether that rule is limited to final judgments; and (2) whether NRAP 4(a)(4) tolling applied to the appellants’ NRCP 59(e) motion.


Summary Of Dogra V. Liles, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Jeff Scarborough Dec 2013

Summary Of Dogra V. Liles, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 100, Jeff Scarborough

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined three issues: (1) whether a nonresident defendant is subject to personal jurisdiction in Nevada when the sole basis asserted is her adult child’s unilateral act of driving the defendant’s vehicle in Nevada; (2) whether a defendant’s filing of a motion to consolidate in a Nevada court waived her right to object to the court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction over her; and (3) whether an interpleader action filed by a defendant’s car insurance company subjects its insured to personal jurisdiction in Nevada.


Usando La Camiseta De Indecopi En El Poder Judicial: Trazos Sobre El Proceso De Modificación De Denominación O Razón Social Por Conflicto Con Signos Distintivos, Javier André Murillo Chávez Dec 2013

Usando La Camiseta De Indecopi En El Poder Judicial: Trazos Sobre El Proceso De Modificación De Denominación O Razón Social Por Conflicto Con Signos Distintivos, Javier André Murillo Chávez

Javier André Murillo Chávez

No abstract provided.


La Tercería De Propiedad Contra Garantías Reales, Jimmy J. Ronquillo Pascual Dec 2013

La Tercería De Propiedad Contra Garantías Reales, Jimmy J. Ronquillo Pascual

Jimmy J. Ronquillo Pascual

El autor se encuentra a favor de la posibilidad de que vía tercería de dominio se levanten afectaciones judiciales como extrajudiciales (garantías reales). Sin embargo, considera que no basta con derogar el segundo párrafo del artículo 533 del Código Procesal Civil, ya que eso implicaría el retroceso a un escenario en el que la jurisprudencia era contradictoria y tendía a rechazar in limine las pretensiones del tercerista. Finalmente, reconoce que la tercería de propiedad mantiene aún muchos aspectos que deben ser esclarecidos y que una eventual reforma debe mirar íntegramente esta figura.


Trial Practice And Procedure, Brandon L. Peak, John C. Morrison Iii, Tedra C. Hobson, Mary K. Weeks, Jeb Butler, Anna W. Howard, Morgan E. Duncan Dec 2013

Trial Practice And Procedure, Brandon L. Peak, John C. Morrison Iii, Tedra C. Hobson, Mary K. Weeks, Jeb Butler, Anna W. Howard, Morgan E. Duncan

Mercer Law Review

This Article addresses several significant cases and legislation of interest to the Georgia civil trial practitioner occurring during the survey period of this publication.


The Limits Of Custom In Constitutional And International Law, Michael D. Ramsey Dec 2013

The Limits Of Custom In Constitutional And International Law, Michael D. Ramsey

San Diego Law Review

This Article does not contend that arguments for extension of custom are illegitimate. Instead, it makes two more limited claims. First, there is an important difference between arguments from pure custom and arguments for the extension of custom, with the latter being more properly called common law arguments. Second, the legitimacy of common law arguments in some fields, especially constitutional law and international law, is substantially more problematic than the legitimacy of arguments from pure custom. The Article develops as follows. Part II sets out in greater detail the proposed distinction between arguments from pure custom and arguments for extension …


To Say What The Law Is: Rules, Results, And The Dangers Of Inferential Stare Decisis, Adam N. Steinman Dec 2013

To Say What The Law Is: Rules, Results, And The Dangers Of Inferential Stare Decisis, Adam N. Steinman

Faculty Scholarship

Judicial decisions do more than resolve disputes. They are also crucial sources of prospective law, because stare decisis obligates future courts to follow those decisions. Yet there remains tremendous uncertainty about how we identify a judicial decision’s lawmaking content. Does stare decisis require future courts to follow the rules stated in a precedent-setting opinion? Or must future courts merely reconcile their decisions with the ultimate result of the precedent-setting case? Although it is widely assumed that a rule-based approach puts greater constraints on future courts, two recent Supreme Court decisions—Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes and Ashcroft v. Iqbal—turn this conventional …


El Lado Oscuro De La Santidad: La Denominada "Santidad" De Los Contratos En Nuestra Constitución, Fort Ninamancco Córdova Nov 2013

El Lado Oscuro De La Santidad: La Denominada "Santidad" De Los Contratos En Nuestra Constitución, Fort Ninamancco Córdova

Fort Ninamancco Cordova

No abstract provided.


Changing Your Name In New York: A Guide For Attorneys And The Self-Represented—Part Ii, Gerald Lebovits Nov 2013

Changing Your Name In New York: A Guide For Attorneys And The Self-Represented—Part Ii, Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Publicidad De Las Acciones Colectivas., Gabriel Martinez Medrano Nov 2013

Publicidad De Las Acciones Colectivas., Gabriel Martinez Medrano

Gabriel Martinez Medrano

El trabajo aborda reciente jurisprudencia sobre las formas de publicar o comunicar la existencia de acciones colectivas a los consumidores, sin que los costos de dichas comunicaciones se transforme en una barrera para que puedan ser tramitadas.


Pound's Century, And Ours, Jay Tidmarsh Nov 2013

Pound's Century, And Ours, Jay Tidmarsh

Jay Tidmarsh

No abstract provided.


Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, Jay Tidmarsh Nov 2013

Civil Procedure: The Last Ten Years, Jay Tidmarsh

Jay Tidmarsh

No abstract provided.


Appellate Courts And Prejudiced Verdicts, Thomas Shaffer Nov 2013

Appellate Courts And Prejudiced Verdicts, Thomas Shaffer

Thomas L. Shaffer

Professor Shaffer maintains that the preservation of fair trial in civil cases requires an increased Bench and Bar effort to control prejudicial trial conduct. To support this assertion, he investigates sources of jury prejudice, available and proposed court devices for remedying inadvertent and intentional misconduct by trial attorneys, and appellate court avoidance of corrective sanctions.


Religion And Procedure, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Religion And Procedure, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

God has no use for procedural rules since He knows the full truth and is able to exercise absolute justice simultaneously alongside complete mercy. This paper discusses the religious significance of legal rules of procedure in light of this truth. It finds that since we, unlike God, are inherently fallible, we are forced to implement procedures in the legal pursuit of our goals of truth, justice, and mercy. These procedures remain imperfect in implementing these goals, as compromises must often be made between competing values such as mercy on one hand and justice on the other. Nevertheless, though legal procedure …


The Compromise Of '38 And The Federal Courts Today, John H. Robinson Nov 2013

The Compromise Of '38 And The Federal Courts Today, John H. Robinson

John H. Robinson

No abstract provided.


Terra Incognita: Un Aspecto Poco Estudiado De La Denominada Acción Pauliana, Fort Ninamancco Cordova Nov 2013

Terra Incognita: Un Aspecto Poco Estudiado De La Denominada Acción Pauliana, Fort Ninamancco Cordova

Fort Ninamancco Cordova

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Brooksby V. Nev. State Bank, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 82, Michael Bowman Nov 2013

Summary Of Brooksby V. Nev. State Bank, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 82, Michael Bowman

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined two issues: (1) whether a judgment creditor may garnish a nondebtor’s funds in bank accounts held jointly with a judgment debtor; and (2) whether NRS 31.070 imposes an absolute deadline for making a third-party claim, thereby precluding the district court from having jurisdiction.


Summary Of Humphries V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 85, Sean Daly Nov 2013

Summary Of Humphries V. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 85, Sean Daly

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined two issues: (1) whether relief through a writ of mandamus was appropriate for the petitioners, Humphries and Rocha, and (2) whether Ferrell, a non-party cotortfeasor, was a necessary party under NRCP 19(a).


The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance To The Daubert Revolution, David E. Bernstein Nov 2013

The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance To The Daubert Revolution, David E. Bernstein

Notre Dame Law Review

This Article reviews the history of the evolution of the rules for the admissibility of expert testimony since the 1980s, the revolutionary nature of what ultimately emerged, and the consistent efforts by recalcitrant judges to stop or roll back the changes, even after Rule 702 was amended to explicitly incorporate a strict interpretation of those changes.

Part I reviews the law of expert testimony through the Supreme Court’s Daubert decision. Critics had charged for decades that the adversarial system was a failure with regard to expert testimony. Parties to litigation, they argued, often presented expert testimony of dubious validity because …


Jurisdiction And The Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments, Tanya Monestier Nov 2013

Jurisdiction And The Enforcement Of Foreign Judgments, Tanya Monestier

Law Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Civil Practice And Procedure, Andrew P. Sherrod, Jaime B. Wisegarver Nov 2013

Civil Practice And Procedure, Andrew P. Sherrod, Jaime B. Wisegarver

University of Richmond Law Review

This article surveys recent significant developments in Virginia civil practice and procedure. The article discusses opinions of theSupreme Court of Virginia from June 2012 through June 2013 addressing civil procedure topics, significant amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia concerning procedural issues during the same period, and legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly during its 2013 session that relates to civil practice.


Nonsuit In Virginia Civil Trials, Richard G. Moore Nov 2013

Nonsuit In Virginia Civil Trials, Richard G. Moore

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Election Law Pleading, Joshua A. Douglas Nov 2013

Election Law Pleading, Joshua A. Douglas

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This Article explores how the Supreme Court’s recent pleading decisions in Twombly and Iqbal have impacted election litigation. It explains how Twombly and Iqbal’s “factual plausibility” standard usually does not help in an election case, because there is often little factual dispute regarding the operation of the election practice. Instead, the real question in a motion to dismiss is whether the plaintiff has stated a viable cause of action against the government defendant who is administering the election. But Twombly and Iqbal’s rule does not assist in answering this question. That is, Twombly and Iqbal are incongruent with …


An Implausible Standard For Affirmative Defenses, Stephen Mayer Nov 2013

An Implausible Standard For Affirmative Defenses, Stephen Mayer

Michigan Law Review

In the wake of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the federal district courts split over whether to apply Twombly’s plausibility standard to the pleading of affirmative defenses. Initially, a majority of district courts extended Twombly to defense pleadings, but recently the courts that have declined to extend the plausibility standard have gained majority status. This Note provides a comprehensive analysis of each side of the plausibility split, identifying several hidden assumptions motivating the district courts’ decisions. Drawing from its analysis of the two opposing positions, this Note responds to the courts that have applied plausibility pleading …


Schiavone: An Un-Fortune-Ate Illustration Of The Supreme Court's Role As Interpreter Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, Joseph P. Bauer Oct 2013

Schiavone: An Un-Fortune-Ate Illustration Of The Supreme Court's Role As Interpreter Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure, Joseph P. Bauer

Joseph P. Bauer

Let me identify the two basic theses of this paper. First, I believe that in the recent Schiavone v. Fortune case, the Supreme Court gave the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure under consideration there, Rule 15(c), an unduly restrictive reading. In this, the fiftieth year of the effective date of the Rules, it is particularly unfortunate to see any of the Rules given an unnecessarily grudging interpretation. My second assertion is that as a general matter, in interpreting the Federal Rules, courts should recognize that their role is different from the one they play in interpreting statutes or in applying …


The Erie Doctrine Revisited: How A Conflicts Perspective Can Aid The Analysis, Joseph P. Bauer Oct 2013

The Erie Doctrine Revisited: How A Conflicts Perspective Can Aid The Analysis, Joseph P. Bauer

Joseph P. Bauer

I have taught Civil Procedure for the past twenty-five years. Having returned to teaching Conflict of Laws last year, after not having taught that course since the mid-1980s, I was interested in re-examining the Erie doctrine from the vantage point of both of these subject areas. My goal was to see whether a combination of learning from these two related disciplines would introduce additional coherence into the analysis of this topic.

In one sense, the Erie doctrine and traditional choice of law determinations present analogous questions, since they both involve making a selection between competing legal rules. Choice of law …


Intellectual Property Defenses, Alex Stein, Gideon Parchomovsky Oct 2013

Intellectual Property Defenses, Alex Stein, Gideon Parchomovsky

Alex Stein

This Article demonstrates that all intellectual property defenses fit into three conceptual categories: general, individualized, and class defenses. A general defense challenges the validity of the plaintiff’s intellectual property right. When raised successfully, it annuls the plaintiff’s right and relieves not only the defendant, but also the entire world of the duty to comply with it. An individualized defense is much narrower in scope: Its successful showing defeats the specific infringement claim asserted by the plaintiff, but leaves the plaintiff’s right intact. Class defenses form an in-between category: They create an immunity zone for a certain group of users to …


¿Cómo Se Constituyen Las Denominadas Servidumbres Legales? Apuntes En Torno A Una Pregunta Nada Obvia, Fort Ninamancco Córdova Oct 2013

¿Cómo Se Constituyen Las Denominadas Servidumbres Legales? Apuntes En Torno A Una Pregunta Nada Obvia, Fort Ninamancco Córdova

Fort Ninamancco Cordova

No abstract provided.


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxviii—Disclosure Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits Oct 2013

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxviii—Disclosure Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Summary Of Stilwell V. City Of North Las Vegas And City Of Boulder City, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 76, Kylee Gloeckner Oct 2013

Summary Of Stilwell V. City Of North Las Vegas And City Of Boulder City, 129 Nev. Adv. Op. 76, Kylee Gloeckner

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court determined two issues: (1) whether the district court’s appellate jurisdiction is final for cases that originate in the municipal courts; and (2) whether NRS 176.115 creates an additional right of appeal for a defendant who has already been given an opportunity to appeal and who has been unsuccessful.