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Contract Terms, Part Two: Parties

“The common law doctrine of privity of contract means that a contract cannot (as a general rule), confer rights or impose obligations arising under it on any person except the parties to it.” [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:44:35

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The Situation of Credit Card Regulation

Situationist Contributor Adam Benforado recently published the following op-ed, titled “Time to Rein in Tricks of the Financial Trade,” in Cap Times . * * * I have a confession: I teach contract law, and I do not understand everything in my credit card agreement. If business law professors are getting lost in the fine print of consumer financial products, we have a fundamental problem. Back in the early 1980s, the average credit card contract filled up a single page. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 04:01:16

There Is An Angel After All For Folks Facing Foreclosure

It seems there is at least one lawyer who is in business to help people facing foreclosure. Her name is April Charney ... to take possession of those homes. Her encyclopedic knowledge of contract law, debt-collection practice ... she help people in Florida, her knowledge is shared with lawyers in other states. She has given one day [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 21:00:50

January 15, 2009 Guests

January 15, 2009 Guests Filed Under 2009 Guests | Leave a Comment Peter J ... Homeier: “It’s the Law!” segment, talking tonight about contract law; www.michaelhomeier.com [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:21:54

ACLU challenges secrecy of US whistleblower law

ACLU challenges secrecy of US whistleblower law The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a law that requires whistleblowers with allegations of war profiteering or other contract fraud to... Full story Immigration officials end RI detention contract » All 155 survive plane crash [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:58:04

Do We Have Too Many Lawyers?

Being a lawyer no longer means being able to pay the bills. I was concerned to read that law firms were trying to hold pay below the going rate of $35 an hour for contract attorneys in Washington, D.C., and New York, according to the National Law Journal [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 19:27:19

Auto Bailout Would Kill Jobs, Impoverish Taxpayers

A bailout would be worse for the auto industry than automakers filing for bankruptcy, explains banking and bankruptcy expert Todd Zywicki, ... of expensive union contracts (such as $70 per hour compensation) and red tape,  a “Chapter 11 bankruptcy ... auto dealerships that should be terminated but aren’t because of state dealer franchise laws [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 18:37:15

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