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On January 3, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke gave a long speech entitled "Monetary Policy and the Housing Bubble," in which he argued that the Fed's low interest rate policy in the early 2000s, which he supported, was not a significant factor in the housing bubble and resultant financial collapse.
Litigation Value: Nothing for Pam, but I’m sure the Philly real estate employees have plenty of gripes. Last night’s episode of “The Office” was a repeat of “Move On: Part I,” which we covered in our post “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.”
Members of the judiciary–with their anachronistic black robes, gavels and towering benches–have a tough public image to manage.
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Using “X” and “Y” to Refer to the Parties Note use of the defined terms “X” and “Y” in the following, from the 2002 ISDA master agreement (discussed in this post): If a party … Continue Reading » The 2002 ISDA Master Agreement Isn’t a Contract-Drafting Masterpiece Recently someone reminded me of the ISDA master agreement, the widely used form of master contract for over-the-counter derivatives transactions. It was last updated in …
A move to close a discipline hearing into two lawyers who used to represent Conrad Black and his related companies is turning into a “waiver bandwagon,” as key companies indicate a willingness to forgo their right to solicitor-client privilege over critical legal documents that would allow the hearings to be held in public.
During arguments on California's ban on same-sex marriages, the U.S.
The transcript of today’s oral argument in United States v. Windsor , the Defense of Marriage Act case, ranges widely across both jurisdictional issues and the merits of DOMA’s constitutionality. I think the jurisdictional issues are much harder to sort out than the merits are.
CA AB109ers Eligible for Death Penalty: Keith Carls of KCOY News reports the some of the eight killers charged with the March 17 murder of Anthony Ibarra in Santa Maria were released prison under Realignment. Ibarra's murder is believed to be gang related.
Data Driven Models to Reduce Legal and Compliance Costs This post is a follow-up to my January 7, 2013 post, The Role of Data Driven Models in Law Practice .
Attorneys frequently ask me which iPad they should get and what they should purchase once they get their first iPad.
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Nursing a cold recently, I was trying various OTC remedies with varying results. But I was reading the advance sheets, and an interesting, multi-layered case that caught my attention was an effective tonic. It is Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v.
David Kappos at PLI in NY, March 27, 2013. I’m in New York City today at PLI headquarters on Seventh Avenue for the USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2013 program. I will moderate a panel this afternoon, but as the day starts the first speaker is David Kappos , former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.