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Enforcing Outbound Forum Selection Clauses In State Court, John Coyle, Katherine Robinson Jul 2021

Enforcing Outbound Forum Selection Clauses In State Court, John Coyle, Katherine Robinson

Indiana Law Journal

Forum selection clauses are a staple of modern business law. Parties agree, ex ante, on where they can sue one another and then rely on the courts to enforce these agreements. Although the number of contracts containing forum selection clauses has skyrocketed in recent years, there is a dearth of empirical information about enforcement practice at the state level. Are there any states that refuse to enforce them? How frequently are they enforced? Under what circumstances, if any, will these clauses be deemed unenforceable? The existing literature provides few answers to these questions.

This Article aims to fill that gap ...


Arbitration And The Federal Balance, Alyssa King Oct 2019

Arbitration And The Federal Balance, Alyssa King

Indiana Law Journal

Mandatory arbitration of statutory rights in contracts between parties of unequal bargaining power has drawn political attention at both the federal and state level. The importance of such reforms has only been heightened by the Supreme Court’s expansion of preemption under the FAA and of arbitral authority. This case law creates incentives for courts at all levels to prefer expansive readings of an arbitration clause. As attempts at federal regulation have stalled, state legislatures and regulatory agencies can expect to be subject to renewed focus. If state legislatures cannot easily limit arbitrability, an alternative is to try reforms that ...


Bitcoin: Order Without Law In The Digital Age, John O. Mcginnis, Kyle Roche Oct 2019

Bitcoin: Order Without Law In The Digital Age, John O. Mcginnis, Kyle Roche

Indiana Law Journal

Modern law makes currency a creature of the state and ultimately the value of its currency depends on the public’s trust in that state. While some nations are more capable than others at instilling public trust in the stability of their monetary institutions, it is nonetheless impossible for any legal system to make the pre-commitments necessary to completely isolate the governance of its money supply from political pressure. This proposition is true not only today, where nearly all government institutions manage their money supply in the form of central banking, but also true of past private banking regimes circulating ...


The Concurrent Liability In Contract And Tort Under U.S. And English Law: To What Extent Plaintiff Is Entitled To Recover For Damages Under Tort Claim?, Phutchaya Numngern Jan 2017

The Concurrent Liability In Contract And Tort Under U.S. And English Law: To What Extent Plaintiff Is Entitled To Recover For Damages Under Tort Claim?, Phutchaya Numngern

Maurer Theses and Dissertations

Both U.S. and English courts has confronted with the concurrent situations mostly occurring in the cases where 1) the plaintiff asks for the recovery in tort claim despite the existence of contractual relationship or 2) the plaintiff asserts contract claim but the defendant contends that the issue at bar should be sound in tort rather than in contract. After studying all relevant cases and academic writings, this thesis found that both U.S. and English systems generally recognize concurrent tort claim as an elective right. The courts have attempted to provide the justified rationales either to allow the plaintiffs ...


College Football Coaches’ Pay And Contracts: Are They Overpaid And Unfairly Treated?􀀃, Randall Thomas, Lawrence Van Horn Jan 2016

College Football Coaches’ Pay And Contracts: Are They Overpaid And Unfairly Treated?􀀃, Randall Thomas, Lawrence Van Horn

Indiana Law Journal

College football coaches’ employment contracts and compensation garner public attention and scrutiny in much the same way as those of corporate CEOs. In both cases, the public perception is that they must be overpaid and pampered. Economic theory claims that for coaches and CEOs to be overpaid, they must be receiving compensation in excess of the value they create for their organizations. However, both receive pay-for-performance compensation, which structurally aligns their compensation with value creation. This means we need to examine the underlying structure of the contract that gives rise to the observed compensation to determine whether they are appropriately ...


Good-Cause Statutes Revisited: An Empirical Assessment, Adi Ayal, Uri Benoliel Jul 2015

Good-Cause Statutes Revisited: An Empirical Assessment, Adi Ayal, Uri Benoliel

Indiana Law Journal

One of the most vital debates in franchise law focuses on whether state or federal law should adopt “good-cause statutes” (GCSs), which require franchisors to show good cause before terminating contractual relations with a franchisee. The traditional law-and-economics analysis suggests that GCSs are inefficient. This inefficiency argument is based upon one central hypothesis: GCSs increase franchisee free riding since they limit the franchisor’s ability to terminate the franchise contract easily. The free-riding hypothesis has been significantly influential in the development of franchise law, as is evident in state and federal statutory regimes. To date, the majority of states and ...


Let's Talk About Text: Contracts, Claims, And Judicial Philosophy At The Federal Circuit, Andrew T. Langford Oct 2012

Let's Talk About Text: Contracts, Claims, And Judicial Philosophy At The Federal Circuit, Andrew T. Langford

IP Theory

No abstract provided.


Changing Contract Lenses: Unexpected Supervening Events In English, New Zealand, U.S., Japanese, And International Sales Law And Practice, Luke Nottage Jul 2007

Changing Contract Lenses: Unexpected Supervening Events In English, New Zealand, U.S., Japanese, And International Sales Law And Practice, Luke Nottage

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This article compares differences in the reasoning underlying contractual relationships between English and New Zealand law and U.S. and Japanese law. It then builds upon an existing framework by adding the notion of didactic formality to identify another important contrast between the laws of these countries. It also discusses how CISG and UPICC fit in to this spectrum. The article concludes by questioning "strong convergence" theory in commercial law worldwide.

Governing Contracts – Public and Private Perspectives, Symposium. Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, November 9-10, 2006


The Making Of Transnational Contract Law, Graf-Peter Calliess Jul 2007

The Making Of Transnational Contract Law, Graf-Peter Calliess

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

The definition and creation of contract law is entrenched in a common understanding of the strong role of the modern state in the administration of justice. This article argues that this understanding is currently subject to a fundamental transformation as a result of the increasing demand for legal certainty in cross-border transactions. Traditional concepts of private international law, mainly the law of conflicts and multilateral treaty harmonization, have proven unable to keep pace with globalization, allowing private actors to step in and gain a dominant position in providing legal services to international commerce. The resulting privatization of lawmaking leads to ...


Introduction: Private Ordering In A Globalizing World: Still Searching For The Basics Of Contract, Peter Zumbansen Jul 2007

Introduction: Private Ordering In A Globalizing World: Still Searching For The Basics Of Contract, Peter Zumbansen

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Governing Contracts - Public and Private Perspectives, Symposium. Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, November 9-10, 2006


The Law Of Society: Governance Through Contract, Peter Zumbansen Jul 2007

The Law Of Society: Governance Through Contract, Peter Zumbansen

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This paper focuses on contract law as a central field in contemporary regulatory practice. In recent years, "governance by contract" has emerged as the central concept in the context of privatization, domestic and transnational commercial relations, and law-and-development projects. Meanwhile, as a result of the neo-formalist attack on contract law, "governance of contract" through contract adjudication, consumer protection law, and judicial intervention into private law relations has come under severe pressure. Building on early historical critique of the formalist foundations of an allegedly private law of the market, the paper assesses the current justifications for contractual governance and posits that ...


Consumer Protection And Social Methods Of Continental And Anglo-American Contract Law And The Transnational Outlook, Andreas Maurer Jul 2007

Consumer Protection And Social Methods Of Continental And Anglo-American Contract Law And The Transnational Outlook, Andreas Maurer

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Debates over the content of recent EU directives and U.S. statutory amendments related to consumer protection highlight the importance of such regulation. Criticism calling for a return to freedom of contract in both regions reflects a tension between social ideals related to equality between private parties, and a deep distrust of state intervention and market regulation. With the rise of private sources for transnational commercial standards and practices, there is an opportunity for states to facilitate selfregulation in lieu of producing public substantive regulations. This approach seems to satisfy a well-established need for consumer protection without exacerbating government intervention ...


Closing The Deal In Contracts: Introducing Transactional Skills In The First Year, David V. Snyder Jan 2003

Closing The Deal In Contracts: Introducing Transactional Skills In The First Year, David V. Snyder

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


An Efficiency Analysis Of Contracts For The Provision Of Telephone Services To Prisons, Justin Carver May 2002

An Efficiency Analysis Of Contracts For The Provision Of Telephone Services To Prisons, Justin Carver

Federal Communications Law Journal

As the numbers of prisons and prisoners continue to increase, so does the market for prison services. One of the more lucrative segments of this industry is the telephone market. To the extent that the services are provided to the prisoners, the relationship resembles a third party beneficiary contract, but due to the perverse financial incentives and the political climate surrounding prisons and prisoners, neither the state nor the private entity acts in the best interests of the consumers in particular or of society in general. This Article will analyze the efficiency of these contracts, introduce alternate arrangements, and compare ...


Contracts-Breach Distinguished From Rescission Nov 2001

Contracts-Breach Distinguished From Rescission

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Contracts-Offer And Acceptance-Lapse Of Offer Jan 2000

Contracts-Offer And Acceptance-Lapse Of Offer

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Comparative Law In Action: Promissory Estoppel, The Civil Law, And The Mixed Jurisdiction, David V. Snyder Jan 1998

Comparative Law In Action: Promissory Estoppel, The Civil Law, And The Mixed Jurisdiction, David V. Snyder

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Selected Poems On The Law Of Contracts, Douglass Boshkoff Jan 1991

Selected Poems On The Law Of Contracts, Douglass Boshkoff

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Viva Zapata!: Toward A Rational System Of Forum-Selection Clause Enforcement In Diversity Cases, Leandra Lederman Jan 1991

Viva Zapata!: Toward A Rational System Of Forum-Selection Clause Enforcement In Diversity Cases, Leandra Lederman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresident Debtors: When May Creditors Sue At Home?, Gene R. Shreve Jan 1985

Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresident Debtors: When May Creditors Sue At Home?, Gene R. Shreve

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Transcending Covenant And Debt, Morris S. Arnold Jan 1976

Book Review. Transcending Covenant And Debt, Morris S. Arnold

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Contracts And Sales, Douglass Boshkoff Jan 1964

Contracts And Sales, Douglass Boshkoff

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Contracts And Sales, Douglass Boshkoff Jan 1963

Contracts And Sales, Douglass Boshkoff

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Damages In Contract, William Burnett Harvey Jan 1959

Foreword: Damages In Contract, William Burnett Harvey

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Inadequacy Of Factual Basis For Enforcing Charitable Subscription Apr 1949

Inadequacy Of Factual Basis For Enforcing Charitable Subscription

Indiana Law Journal

Contract Note


Contracts, Sales And Assignments Jul 1947

Contracts, Sales And Assignments

Indiana Law Journal

Indiana Legislation, 1947


Contracts, Sales, Insurance, Henry B. Witham Apr 1946

Contracts, Sales, Insurance, Henry B. Witham

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Key To Understanding The Law Of Contracts (A Modern Rationale Of The Law Of Contracts), Hugh Evander Willis Jan 1946

Key To Understanding The Law Of Contracts (A Modern Rationale Of The Law Of Contracts), Hugh Evander Willis

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Meaning Of "Profits" Oct 1945

Meaning Of "Profits"

Indiana Law Journal

Notes and Comments: Contracts


Agreements To Repurchase Apr 1943

Agreements To Repurchase

Indiana Law Journal

Notes and Comments: Contracts