Uradmin

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Date registered: November 11, 2009

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  1. Comment: Lighting a Fire Under Free Speech: the FDA’s Graphic Attempts to Reduce Smoking Rates — March 6, 2014
  2. Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right — March 6, 2014
  3. Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud — March 6, 2014
  4. The Copyright/Patent Boundary — March 6, 2014
  5. High-Frequency Trading: A Regulatory Strategy — March 6, 2014

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Mar 06

Comment: Lighting a Fire Under Free Speech: the FDA’s Graphic Attempts to Reduce Smoking Rates

Ashley Peterson More than forty-three million adult Americans are cigarette smokers. Cigarette smoking accounts for 400,000 deaths annually—more than AIDS, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, motor vehicle crashes, and fires combined—making cigarettes the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Tomorrow, approximately 4,000 children under the age of eighteen will experiment with cigarettes …

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Mar 06

Reclaim This! Getting Credit Seller Rights in Bankruptcy Right

Lawrence Ponoroff The oxymoronically titled Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA” or “2005 amendments”) has received considerable attention since its passage, and considerably less than all of it is positive. By even a neutral account, the bill is clumsily drafted, unnecessarily prolix, internally inconsistent, and annealed in a cauldron of special …

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Mar 06

Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud

Jennifer O’Hare Following the financial crisis, the synthetic collateralized debt obligation (“CDO”)—a complex derivative that received little mainstream attention prior to the housing meltdown—became big news. Journalists wrote numerous articles explaining how synthetic CDOs spread the contagion of toxic assets throughout the financial system, nearly bringing down the global economy. Government hearings exposed the ugly …

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Mar 06

The Copyright/Patent Boundary

Viva R. Moffat In passing the Copyright Act in 1976, Congress provided that “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works” were to be protected, but at the same time made clear that works of industrial design, as opposed to works of applied art, were not to be protected by copyright law. Put simply, “useful articles” are not …

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Mar 06

High-Frequency Trading: A Regulatory Strategy

Charles R. Korsmo The events of May 6, 2010 took high-frequency trading from the edges of public consciousness to being front page news. American stock markets had opened that morning to unsettling rumblings from Europe. The previous day had seen violent protests in Greece against proposed austerity measures designed to avert a default on Greek …

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Mar 06

The Purpose of the Fourth Amendment and Crafting Rules to Implement that Purpose

Thomas K. Clancy What is the purpose of the Fourth Amendment?  How should rules – legal principles – be crafted to implement that purpose?  This article addresses those questions. Nothing is more fundamental to the development of Fourth Amendment principles than the answers to those questions.  Given the wide applicability of the Fourth Amendment to …

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Nov 08

Family Law

Sharon K. Lieblich That the Court of Appeals of Virginia has reached its maturity is evident from the court’s recent decisions, which rarely break significant new ground. The last two years have seen the court mainly applying established principles in new contexts, and the most interesting cases tend to be the ones whose unusual facts …

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Nov 08

Nonsuit in Virginia Civil Trials

Richard G. Moore The voluntary nonsuit is a potent weapon in the arsenal of a Virginia litigant, primarily the plaintiff, and it has been recognized by common law and statute for hundreds of years. Nevertheless, the Virginia nonsuit statute has long been controversial and the subject of sharp debate. While it has been modified through …

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Nov 08

Corporate and Business Law

Laurence V. Parker Over the past two years, there have been a number of legislative changes to Virginia’s business entity statutes. Part II high-lights the changes to the Virginia Stock Corporation Act (“VSCA”) and the Virginia Nonstock Corporation Act (“VNSCA”). Part III highlights changes to the Limited Liability Company Act (“LLCA”) and other business entity …

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Nov 07

Civil Practice and Procedure

This article surveys recent significant developments in Virginia civil practice and procedure. The article discusses opinions of the Supreme Court of Virginia from June 2012 through June 2013 addressing civil procedure topics, significant amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia concerning procedural is-sues during the same period, and legislation enacted by the Virginia General Assembly during its 2013 session that relates to civil practice.

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