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Life Insurance As Security For A Debt And The Applicability Of The Rule Against Wager Contracts, John M. Limbaugh Jun 1999

Life Insurance As Security For A Debt And The Applicability Of The Rule Against Wager Contracts, John M. Limbaugh

Missouri Law Review

Every jurisdiction has a rule against wager contracts, developed to discourage speculation in human life and attendant moral hazard.2 In the life insurance context, the rule in Missouri prohibiting wager contracts applies only "where a policy is taken out by, and premiums paid by, a person who has no insurable interest in the life of the insured, or when a policy has been assigned for speculative purposes."3 The Missouri Supreme Court, in Estate of Bean v. Hazel, correctly limited the creditor's recovery on the debtor's life insurance policy to the amount of the debt, plus interest ...


Shopping For Judges: An Empirical Analysis Of Venue Choice In Large Chapter 11 Reorganizations , Theodore Eisenberg, Lynn M. Lopucki May 1999

Shopping For Judges: An Empirical Analysis Of Venue Choice In Large Chapter 11 Reorganizations , Theodore Eisenberg, Lynn M. Lopucki

Cornell Law Review

No abstract provided.


Gender, Risk Taking, And Negotiation Performance, Charles B. Craver, David W. Barnes Jan 1999

Gender, Risk Taking, And Negotiation Performance, Charles B. Craver, David W. Barnes

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This Article will evaluate the impact of the confluence of two factors- gender and the availability of a credit/no-credit grading option- on student performance in Professor Craver's Legal Negotiating course at George Washington University. Our empirical assessment will analyze the results achieved on negotiation exercises and on course papers by the 612 male and female law students who took Professor Craver's course over the past eleven years. Do a greater percentage of female students take the Legal Negotiating course on a credit/no-credit basis, when that option is available, than do their male cohorts? Are the woman ...


Wage Discrimination In The National Basketball Association: Is There Discrimination Based On Race, Sean D. Johnson Jan 1999

Wage Discrimination In The National Basketball Association: Is There Discrimination Based On Race, Sean D. Johnson

Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Be Careful What You Wish For: An Examination Of Arrest And Prosecution Patterns Of Domestic Violence Cases In Two Cities In Michigan, Andrea D. Lyon Jan 1999

Be Careful What You Wish For: An Examination Of Arrest And Prosecution Patterns Of Domestic Violence Cases In Two Cities In Michigan, Andrea D. Lyon

Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

This Article will examine six months of data on arrests for domestic violence in the cities of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. In order to be able to interpret what the data means Lyon did some other research. The results were surprising- for example, although women tend to be injured most severely by domestic violence, they use violence in intimate relationships a little more often than men. Part I of this Article traces a brief history of domestic violence and discusses the issue of who commits domestic violence, Part II discusses the "must arrest" and "should arrest" policies and their history ...


Which Cases Go To Trial: An Empirical Study Of Predictors Of Failure To Settle ?, Leandra Lederman Jan 1999

Which Cases Go To Trial: An Empirical Study Of Predictors Of Failure To Settle ?, Leandra Lederman

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.


Dna Database Searches And The Legal Consumption Of Scientific Evidence, Peter Donnelly, Richard D. Friedman Jan 1999

Dna Database Searches And The Legal Consumption Of Scientific Evidence, Peter Donnelly, Richard D. Friedman

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DNA evidence has transformed the proof of identity in criminal litigation, but it has also introduced daunting problems of statistical analysis into the process. In this Article, we analyze a problem related to DNA evidence that is likely to be of great and increasing significance in the near future. This is the problem of whether, and how, to present evidence that the suspect has been identified through a DNA database search. In our view, the two well-known reports on DNA evidence issued by the National Research Council ("NRC"), each of which has carried great authority with the American courts on ...


The Stories, The Statistics And The Law: Why 'Driving While Black' Matters University Of Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 2, 1999, David A. Harris Jan 1999

The Stories, The Statistics And The Law: Why 'Driving While Black' Matters University Of Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 2, 1999, David A. Harris

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Racial profiling of drivers - often called "driving while black" - has taken an increasingly important role in the public debate on issues of race and criminal justice. It is one of the few such issues that has penetrated not only the public discourse, but the legislative process as well. This article takes three different approaches in attempting to explain that racial profiling is important not only for its own sake, but because it is a manifestation - both a symbol and a symptom - of all of the most difficult problems that we face at the intersection of race and criminal justice. First ...