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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 23

    Please support empirical study of decision making in business insolvency

    Please support empirical study of decision making in business insolvency
    Leiden University in the Netherlands has established an impressive strength in insolvency law studies. For example, following his retirement, the eminent Bob Wessels left his massive collection of literature on the subject to a foundation,…
  • Apr 19

    Farewell to Signatures...

    Farewell to Signatures...
    Here's what all of the commentary I've read has overlooked. Signatures are utterly irrelevant to consumers except to the extent that the slow down the transaction. (Ok, they also require those germaphobes among us to touch a shared pen…
  • Apr 17

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)

    Congressional Review Act Confusion: Indirect Auto Lending Guidance Edition (a/k/a The Fast & the Pointless)
    Part of the legacy of Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America (can I get damages for breach?) is the Congressional Review Act. The CRA creates a mechanism whereby Congress can override an agency rulemaking on a simple majority vote...
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The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 984

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 26

    It Can’t Happen Here, Has It?

    It Can’t Happen Here, Has It?
    Adam Przeworski, Why Bother With Elections? (2018). W.A. Edmundson This concise and lucid book “is a summary of our current collective understanding of the method by which some societies decide who would govern them.…”…
  • Apr 25

    Milk’s Global Rise: A Case Study to Illuminate the Transspecies Violence of Law and Colonialism

    Milk’s Global Rise: A Case Study to Illuminate the Transspecies Violence of Law and Colonialism
    Mathilde Cohen, Animal Colonialism: The Case of Milk, 111 Am. J. Int’l L. Unbound 267 (2017), available at SSRN. Maneesha Deckha Many progressive scholars and advocates on the Left presume that the animal rights movement is culturally…
  • Apr 24

    How and Why is the American Punishment System “Exceptional”?

    How and Why is the American Punishment System “Exceptional”?
    Kevin Reitz, American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment (2018). Christopher Slobogin Anyone interested in American criminal justice has to wonder why we have so many more people in prison—in absolute as well as relative…
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The China Collection

The China Collection

Covers modern Chinese law.

http://thechinacollection.org/
  • Apr 13

    Chinese administrative law symposium volume

    Chinese administrative law symposium volume
    I just received the announcement below from Neysun Mahboubi. I haven’t read the articles yet, but judging solely from the contributors…
  • Apr 13

    China Enters the Counter-Reform Era

    China Enters the Counter-Reform Era
    Thanks to Don for inviting me to join his blogging effort!  Below, I’ll lay out my argument that China is…
  • Mar 28

    Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center seeks fellow/senior fellow

    Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center seeks fellow/senior fellow
    Here’s the announcement: https://law.yale.edu/system/files/area/center/china/document/announcement-fellow-ptcc.pdf The application deadline is April 20, 2018.
Rank this Week: 2033

Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Blog

Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Blog

Covers aviation, mass torts and products liability litigation.

http://www.podhurst.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 29

    DBR Announces Professional Excellence Award Honoree

    DBR Announces Professional Excellence Award Honoree
    The Daily Business Review is announcing honorees for its 2018 Professional Excellence Awards in recognition of exemplary work by attorneys in the legal profession and the community in 2017. An event set for May 30 at the Rusty Pelican in…
  • Feb 5

    Chiquita Settles with families of U.S. victims of Colombia’s FARC

    Chiquita Settles with families of U.S. victims of Colombia’s FARC
    Families of six U.S. citizens who were kidnapped and killed by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have settled with Chiquita Brands International, which they had accused of financially supporting the former rebel group turned political party,…
  • Feb 5

    Chiquita Settles suits with families of slain missionaries, geologist

    Chiquita Settles suits with families of slain missionaries, geologist
    WEST PALM BEACH- On the eve of trial, banana giant Chiquita Brands International on Monday settled lawsuits accusing it of being responsible for the decades-old deaths of five Central Florida missionaries and an Alabama geologist during…
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The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    Autopsy reports -- still waiting for clarification

    Autopsy reports -- still waiting for clarification
    Last May, I posted a discussion concerning the treatment of autopsy reports under the Confrontation Clause.  The principal issue is when, or whether, such reports should be considered testimonial.  A secondary issue, which arises in…
  • Sep 15

    Another look at the Craig-Crawford disjuncture?

    Another look at the Craig-Crawford disjuncture?
    Crawford did not purport to disturb Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990), which allowed a prosecutor in some circumstances to present the testimony of a child by electronic transmission from a place outside the physical presence of the…
  • Sep 15

    Scotusblog piece on the effects of Melendez-Diaz

    Scotusblog piece on the effects of Melendez-Diaz
    Scotusblog recently ran a piece by Andrew Hamm titled Looking back at predictions in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts.  Here is a link. I think it's fair to say that this article bears out the conclusion that, despite the dire…
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Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Eric Patrick - Michigan Law

Covers property law, intellectual property/trademark law, and bankruptcy rulings.

https://ericpatricklaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle

    The Ongoing Wayne County Jail Debacle
    Sad as it is to say, there’s been a lot in the media about Michigan’s jail over-population problems. A few years back it was decided to create a new jail in Wayne County to begin housing some of the overflow. A noble plan, no? You…
  • Feb 9

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?

    Electronic Signatures – Upholdable in Michigan?
    There’s been a lot of advancement lately in the field of electronic contracts and electronic signatures. You’ve probably seen one yourself – many businesses are switching over to digital means of capturing signatures for,…
  • Feb 2

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy

    Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    This one hit a little close to home for me, given as I’m still enrolled in college and all, but I thought it worth mentioning. I’ve had some friends who have filed for bankruptcy – a sad reality at our age, but it’s…
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