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Disruption by Ignoring Law – The Story of Many “Disrupters”

Posted in Law, Law Review Articles
Finally, an article highlighting the lawlessness of many “disruptive” businesses. From SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2880818 "Forthcoming in The Handbook of Law and Entrepreneurship in the United States, Cambridge University Press 2018, D. Gordon Smith & Christine Hurt, eds. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-43 22 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2016 Last revised: 2 Jul 2017… Continue Reading

Delaware Jurists Write on Contracts and Alternative Entities – Presumably Many Will Listen

Posted in Law Review Articles, Liability Standards, Securities
“No brainer.” That phrase often was used when I was a baby lawyer.  It’s an apt phrase regarding whether to read a new article from leaders of the Delaware court system.  Francis Pileggi at his blog on Delaware law offers a different set of words to explain the situation (his post is where I learned… Continue Reading

Global Litigation Trends Article – Aggregate Litigation, Contingent Fees, Litigation Funding, and Punitive Damages

Posted in Class Actions/Aggregate Litigation, EU Developments, Global Tort Litigation, Law Review Articles, Litigation Funding, Mass Tort Issues
Looking for a tight but informative summary of changes around the globe with respect to (1) aggregate or class action litigation, (2) contingent fees and litigation funding, and (3) exemplary or punitive damages? If so, you should read a new article, “Global Litigation Trends.” The authors are Mark Behrens, Gregory Fowler and Silvia Kim, who… Continue Reading

Article Attacks Congress’ Costly Asbestos Mistake: The Bankruptcy Code Section That Gives Plaintiff’s Lawyers Veto Power Over Asbestos Bankruptcies

Posted in Asbestos Bankruptcy, Constitutional Law/Mass Tort Law, Law Review Articles, Policy Issues
S. Todd Brown of Temple University has written an insightful law review article desribing in detail Congress’ incredibly costly error in creating the bankruptcy code section (524(g)) with terms that have turned out to give a very small number of plaintiff’s law firms “veto power” over asbestos-related chapter 11 plans. Strengths of the article include… Continue Reading