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ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
  • Aug 26

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause
    I have witnessed with interest the evolving story of what exactly happened in Rio involving Ryan Lochte the morning of August 14. Initially Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint. I later heard through the gossip mill that that...
  • Aug 25

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?
    The New York Times reports here (paid access) on the increasing use of so-called “rent-to-own” housing contracts. Under these contracts, companies from big Wall Street giants to a slew of small landlords hoping to strike it rich lend or,…
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Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Aug 26

    To Swear or Not to Swear, that is the Question....

    To Swear or Not to Swear, that is the Question....
    Should judges and lawyers quote profanity in their opinions, briefs, and oral arguments? Zoe Tillman tackled this touchy issue in a recent article on Law.com. The article, aptly entitled "In Quoting Profanity, Some Judges Give a…
  • Aug 22

    Keeping it Brief

    Keeping it Brief
    On December 1, 2016, several important changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure will go into effect (assuming Congress doesn't act in the interim). Among other things, these changes impact the length of federal appellate briefs,…
  • Aug 15

    Appellate Advocacy Meme Contest

    Appellate Advocacy Meme Contest
    With classes starting up again at law schools around the nation and the October 2016 Supreme Court term fast approaching, we could all use some levity. Thankfully, the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas is offering just the...
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