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1999

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Fair Value And Fair Price In Corporate Acquisitions, Rutheford B. Campbell Jr. Nov 1999

Fair Value And Fair Price In Corporate Acquisitions, Rutheford B. Campbell Jr.

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In statutory corporate acquisitions, dissenters' rights entitle shareholders of acquired corporations to obtain a "fair value" for their consideration, while common-law fiduciary duties ensure that such shareholders receive a "fair price" in the transaction. Courts, however, have had difficulty defining and measuring fair value and fair price, leaving this area of the law in disarray. This Article reviews the current framework of appraisal rights and fiduciary duties and proposes refined definitions of fair value and fair price that are based on attractive moral and economic values widely shared by society. The proposal respects the expectations of shareholders and provides guidance …


Social Responsibility Of Corporations , Peter Nobel Jul 1999

Social Responsibility Of Corporations , Peter Nobel

Cornell Law Review

No abstract provided.


Playing Doctor: Corporate Medical Practice And Medical Malpractice, E. Haavi Morreim Jul 1999

Playing Doctor: Corporate Medical Practice And Medical Malpractice, E. Haavi Morreim

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Although health plans once existed mainly to ensure that patients could pay for care, in recent years managed care organizations (MCOs) have attempted to limit expenditures by exercising significant influence over the kinds and levels of care provided. Some commentators argue that such influence constitutes the practice of medicine, and should subject MCOs to the same medical malpractice torts traditionally brought against physicians. Others hold that MCOs engage only in contract interpretation, and do not literally practice medicine.

This Article begins by arguing that traditional common law doctrines governing corporate practice of medicine do not precisely apply to the current …


Fiduciary Duties As Residual Claims: Obligations To Nonshareholder Constituencies From A Theory Of The Firm Perspective , Jonathan R. Macey Jul 1999

Fiduciary Duties As Residual Claims: Obligations To Nonshareholder Constituencies From A Theory Of The Firm Perspective , Jonathan R. Macey

Cornell Law Review

No abstract provided.


Trademark Issues In Cyberspace: The Brave New Frontier, Sally M. Abel Jun 1999

Trademark Issues In Cyberspace: The Brave New Frontier, Sally M. Abel

Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

Cyberspace raises a variety of thought-provoking trademark and trademark-related issues. While many of the issues and problems that arise may be analyzed and resolved from the vantage point of traditional notions of trademark law, others present thornier questions requiring greater sensitivity to the practical effect of cyberspace on the commercial marketplace. The cyberspace trademark issue that continues to get the most press is the domain name controversy. Is a domain a trademark? When does use of a domain infringe trademark rights? If someone else registers a company's name or trademark as their domain, what can the company do? Beyond domains …


Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort Jun 1999

Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort

Notre Dame Law Review

No abstract provided.


Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort Jun 1999

Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort

Notre Dame Law Review

No abstract provided.


Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort Jun 1999

Corporation As Mediating Institution: An Efficacious Synthesis Of Stakeholder Theory And Corporate Constituency Statutes, Timothy L. Fort

Notre Dame Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ethics Of Procedure A Discovery-Based Approach To Ex Parte Contacts With Former Employees Of A Corporate Adversary, John E. Iole, John D. Goetz Jun 1999

Ethics Of Procedure A Discovery-Based Approach To Ex Parte Contacts With Former Employees Of A Corporate Adversary, John E. Iole, John D. Goetz

Notre Dame Law Review

No abstract provided.


Corporate Nonrecognition Provisions: A Comparison Of The U.S. And Canadian Tax Regimes, Catherine Brown, Christine Manolakas Apr 1999

Corporate Nonrecognition Provisions: A Comparison Of The U.S. And Canadian Tax Regimes, Catherine Brown, Christine Manolakas

Dalhousie Law Journal

This article compares the rules governing the federal income taxation of corporate reorganizations in Canada with those in the United States, including transfers of property to a corporation, corporate divisions, share-for-share exchanges, amalgamations or mergers, recapitalizations, and corporate dissolutions. The paper outlines the provisions governing a particulartype of corporate transaction, compares the Canadian tax results with those of the United States, comments on any differences between particular tax provisions, and examines the practical implications of these differences. The authors conclude that although there are a number of parallels between the U.S. and Canadian tax systems, fundamental differences exist that change …


Transatlantic Misunderstandings: Corporate Law And Societies, Caroline Bradley Jan 1999

Transatlantic Misunderstandings: Corporate Law And Societies, Caroline Bradley

University of Miami Law Review

No abstract provided.


Prosecution Of Corporations For Manslaughter: Towards A New Offense Of "Corporate Killing" In The United Kingdom, Mark Franklin Jan 1999

Prosecution Of Corporations For Manslaughter: Towards A New Offense Of "Corporate Killing" In The United Kingdom, Mark Franklin

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


Missouri Law Regarding Punitive Damages And The Doctrine Of Remittitur, Edward S. Stevens Jan 1999

Missouri Law Regarding Punitive Damages And The Doctrine Of Remittitur, Edward S. Stevens

Missouri Law Review

The imposition of punitive damages can devastate defendants, be they individuals or large corporations. Fortunately for these defendants, the jury does not have the final word on the amount of damages. This Note addresses the circumstances under which punitive damages are available in Missouri and when the doctrine of remittitur will be used so that damage awards comport with Missouri's prohibition against excessive awards and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.


Comparative Corporate Governance And The Theory Of The Firm: The Case Against Global Cross Reference, William W. Bratton, Joseph A. Mccahery Jan 1999

Comparative Corporate Governance And The Theory Of The Firm: The Case Against Global Cross Reference, William W. Bratton, Joseph A. Mccahery

All Faculty Scholarship

Professors Bratton and McCahery take up the main questions addressed by the literature on comparative corporate governance: whether national governance systems can be expected to converge in the near future, and whether the focal point of that convergence will be a new, hybrid governance system comprised of the best practices drawn from different systems. This Article advances the view that neither global convergence that eliminates systemic differences nor the emergence of a hybrid best practice safely can be projected because each national governance system is a system to a significant extent. Each system, rather than consisting of a loose collection …


Time, Uncertainty, And The Law Of Corporate Reorganizations, John M. Czarnetzky Jan 1999

Time, Uncertainty, And The Law Of Corporate Reorganizations, John M. Czarnetzky

Fordham Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Scope Of Private Securities Litigation: In Search Of Liability Standards For Secondary Defendants, Jill E. Fisch Jan 1999

The Scope Of Private Securities Litigation: In Search Of Liability Standards For Secondary Defendants, Jill E. Fisch

All Faculty Scholarship

Recent federal court decisions have struggled to apply the Supreme Court's decision in Central Bank v. First Interstate to determine when outside professionals should be held liable as primary violators under section IO(b) of the Securities Exchange Act. In keeping with the Court's current interpretive methodology, Central Bank and its progeny employ a textualist approach. In this Article, Professor Fisch argues that literal textualism is an inappropriate approach for interpreting the federal securities laws generally and misguided in light of legislative developments post-dating the Central Bank decision. Instead, Professor Fisch advocates an approach that weighs Congress 's recent endorsement of …


Great Expectations? A Contract Law Analysis For Preclusive Corporate Lock-Ups, Paul L. Regan Dec 1998

Great Expectations? A Contract Law Analysis For Preclusive Corporate Lock-Ups, Paul L. Regan

Paul L Regan

No abstract provided.