April 18, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The attorneys general of New Jersey and California said Tuesday that they will file a lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers over payments they allege are due to them under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). New Jersey Attorney General Zulima Farber said the state's lawsuit against R.J... ...[read more]
April 26, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Ellen Podgor :In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court issued an extremely narrow decision favorable to the government in the case of Pasquantino v. United States. Justice Thomas, delivering the opinion of the Court, held that there was no violation of the common law revenue rule whe... ...[read more]
March 29, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School:With all the turmoil swirling around American International Group Inc., I wonder whether the company will become the new poster-child for corporate misconduct. An insurance company is built on trust, that the money given to them today (the float... ...[read more]
March 29, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Julian Ku, Hofstra University School of Law:Having failed to motivate myself to get down to D.C. for oral argument in Medellin, and being too cheap to shell out the money for an instant transcript, I will have to content myself with reviewing the several very interesting press accounts of the... ...[read more]
March 27, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School:Congress is on the verge of passing and the President of signing a major overhaul of the Bankruptcy Code. (See Summary and Changes). The new bankruptcy law, popularly termed the Bankruptcy Reform Act, has engendered passionate debate... ...[read more]
March 22, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Peter Henning, Wayne State University Law School:An article in the Wall Street Journal...states that two senior American International Group Inc. executives -- Howard Smith, the company's CFO, and Christian Milton, a vice president -- have been fired because they indicated that they would... ...[read more]
March 21, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Peggy McGuiness, Missouri Columbia School of Law:Kofi Annan is scheduled to announce in a talk to the General Assembly today that he will push for major reform at the UN, including replacing the HR Commission with a HR council, expanding membership of the Security Council from 15 to 24, making... ...[read more]
March 21, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Stephen Bainbridge :Now that Congress has approved the legislation to give federal courts jurisdiction over the Terry Schiavo case, I am finding myself oddly unable to reach a definitive assessment of that action. As I see it, Congress' act implicates four first principles I hold dear: The... ...[read more]
March 20, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law:Schiavo is about abortion, at least that much is obvious. Terri Schiavo is a fetus tethered by life-giving machines rather than to her mother. There's speculation about whether she shows signs of life. Portraying the... ...[read more]
March 20, 2005
by Joshua Farber
Michael Froomkin, University of Miami School of Law:So much one could say about the entire Schiavo mess; How can the GOP support this anti-federalist measure without any hint of shame? How can the same GOP that says federal power should be seen through he lens of a limited Commerce Clause and... ...[read more]

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