Fifth Circuit rules against homeowners, holding home loan modification agreement was not enforceable under the Texas statute of frauds
16 Jul 2017, 4:22 pm
Tex. 2011).JASON OWENS; TERRY MARIE OWENS, Plaintiffs-Appellants,v.SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, L.L.C., Defendant-Appellee.No. 16-20557.United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.Filed June 5, 2017..Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, USDC No. 4:15-CV-1254.Before: KING, JOLLY, and PRADO, Circuit Judges.PER CURIAM.[*]Jason and Terry Marie Owens appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Specialized Loan… [read post]
26 Jun 2017, 4:09 am
” For Capitol Media Services (via Pinal Central), Howard Fischer reports that a ruling in Hernandez v. [read post]
Applications now welcome for 2017 Global Governance Summer School, presented by Georgia Law & Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
15 May 2017, 12:14 pm
Doty, our Center’s Director for Global Practice Preparation; from Leuven, Dean Bart Kerremans, Professors Horst Fischer, Dominik Steiger, Geert Van Calster, Drs. [read post]
What’s On Their Minds: Does Ohio’s Dram Shop Act Preclude All Traditional Common-Law Negligence Claims Against a Liquor Permit-Holder? Nichole Johnson v. Mary E. Montgomery et al.
24 Apr 2017, 4:43 am
Mary E. [read post]
Merit Decision: Sentence Not Impermissible Trial Tax; Court Adopts Actual Vindictiveness Standard. State v. Rahab.
20 Apr 2017, 11:05 am
Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge Marie Moraleja Hoover, sitting for the recused Justice Fischer, (he sat on the appellate panel) concurred in part and dissented in part, joined by Justice O’Neill. [read post]
13 Apr 2017, 12:20 pm
Mary McGowan won a jury verdict of $300,000 in compensatory damages, $500,000 in punitive damages, and attorney fees for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. [read post]
What’s On Their Minds: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.
27 Feb 2017, 7:31 am
Since Justice Fischer sat on the appellate panel that heard this case, he has recused himself from this appeal, and Judge Marie Moraleja Hoover, Fourth District Court of Appeals, was appointed to sit in his stead. [read post]
What’s On Their Minds: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.
20 Feb 2017, 7:02 am
Mary McGowan (“Dr. [read post]
Oral Argument Preview: Propriety of Sentencing Penalty for Exercising Right to Trial. State of Ohio v. Malik Rahab.
31 Jan 2017, 7:03 am
Since Justice Fischer sat on the appellate panel that heard this case, he has recused himself from this appeal, and Judge Marie Moraleja Hoover, Fourth District Court of Appeals, has been appointed to sit in his stead. [read post]
Oral Argument Preview: Satisfying the Clarity Element of a Wrongful Termination Claim. McGowan v. Medpace.
26 Jan 2017, 7:29 am
Mary McGowan (“Dr. [read post]
29 Dec 2016, 8:24 pm
And Mary Jo Pitzl of The Arizona Republic has an article headlined "Court: Arizona's new minimum wage takes effect Sunday. [read post]
Just Published: "The Concept of Constitutionalization and the Multi-Corporate Enterprise in the 21st Century: From Body Corporate to Sovereign Enterprise"
22 Jun 2016, 6:19 am
I was happy to report the publication of Multinationals and the Constitutionalization of the World Power System (Jean-Philippe Robé, Antoine Lyon-Caen, and Stéphane Vernac, eds., Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) 2016) ISBN: 978-1-4724-8292-1 (hbk); ISBN: 978-1-315-596334 (ebk), with a forward by John G. [read post]
14 Jun 2016, 12:02 am
Meg Kinnear, Geraldine Fischer, Jara Minguez Almeida, Luisa Fernanda Torres, & Mairée Uran Bidegain have published Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID (Wolters Kluwer 2016). [read post]
2 Jun 2016, 7:02 am
Paul Pioneer Press Oregon: “Another Strikeout for Limiting Big Money in Oregon Politics” by Taylor Anderson for Bend Bulletin Ethics Alabama: “Former Ethics Director Says He Advised Hubbard of Law” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Arizona: “Judge Tosses Last Bid to Get Arizona Regulator Stump’s Texts” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star Florida: “Prison Inspectors Detail Alleged Interference in Their… [read post]
21 Apr 2016, 11:33 am
" Mary Jo Pitzl of The Arizona Republic reports that "Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting plan. [read post]
14 Apr 2016, 8:51 am
Sven Fischer suggests that applicants may suffer from both an optimism bias and an overconfidence bias. [read post]
17 Mar 2016, 6:32 am
Campaign Finance “Even as Political Spending Explodes, Disclosure Remains Hazy” by Mary Spicuzza (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and Jeremy White (Sacramento Bee) for CTNewsJunkie.com Arizona: “House Panel OKs Significant Changes to Campaign Finance Laws” by Howard Fischer (Capitol Media Services) for Arizona Daily Star Hawaii: “Honolulu Ethics Director on Leave after Internal Investigation” by Anita Hofschneider for Honolulu Civil Beat Hawaii:… [read post]
11 Feb 2016, 6:35 am
Marie Henein told the court that Ms. [read post]
19 Jan 2016, 6:41 am
Lobbying “East Side of California Capitol Will Become Staff, Lobbyist Entrance” by Alexei Koseff for Sacramento Bee Campaign Finance “Super PACs Get Free Pass to Hide Donors” by Dave Levinthal for Center for Public Integrity Florida: “Special Interests Flood Florida Legislative Campaigns with $28 Million in 6 Months” by Mary Ellen Klas for Miami Herald New Jersey: “Critics Allege Pay-to-Play Violation after Fulop Donor’s Firm Gets… [read post]