This outline clearly examines the full range of issues that arise in classes focused on business organizations. The central distinctions among business forms such as general and limited partnerships, limited liability corporations as well as close and public corporations. Both federal and state statutes that regulate the affairs of corporations are examined. The legal requirements for their formation, operation and management. Also includes shareholders' right to inspect records, shareholders' suits, capitalization, dividends, redemption of shares, fundamental changes in corporate structure, and applicable conflict of laws principles. Contemporary practices and legal provisions addressing corporate governance are described. Special attention is given to the fiduciary obligations of owners and managers as well as the governance rights of shareholders. The materials provide detailed coverage of the federal provisions addressing proxy solicitations, insider trading, disclosure requirements and the scope of the anti-fraud provision Rule 10b-5. The outline provides comprehensive treatment of a wide range of mergers and acquisition issues including the procedural requirements to effect acquisitions, the fiduciary obligations to defend and transfer control, and the intricate case law surrounding self-dealing acquisitions.
Author: Herma Hill Kay
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2004-01-01
The topics covered in this Conflict of Laws outline include domicile, jurisdiction (including notice and opportunity to be heard, minimum contacts, and types of jurisdiction), choice of law (including vested rights approach, most significant relationship approach, and governmental interest analysis), and choice of law in specific substantive areas. Also included are traditional defenses against application of foreign law, constitutional limitations and overriding federal law (including Due Process Clause, Full Faith and Credit Clause, and conflict between state and federal law), and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
Author: William Reppy Jr.
Release Date: 2006-09-26
The subjects discussed in this Community Property outline include classifying property as community or separate, management and control of property, liability for debts, and division of property at divorce. Also covered are devolution of property at death, relationships short of valid marriage, conflict of laws problems, and constitutional law issues (including equal protection standards, and due process issues).
Author: James E. Krier
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2006
The subjects discussed in this outline are possession (including wild animals, bailments, and adverse possession), gifts and sales of personal property, freehold possessory estates, and future interests (including reversion, possibility of reverter, right of entry, executory interests, and rule against perpetuities). Also included are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety, condominiums, cooperatives, marital property, landlord and tenant, and easements and covenants. This outline also covers nuisance, rights in airspace and water, right to support, zoning, eminent domain, sale of land (including mortgage, deed, and warranties of title), and methods of title assurance
Author: Michael H. Hoffheimer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-01-31
A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. Clear, informal, and even humorous, Examples & Explanations: Conflicts of Law, 3E, explores all of the topics covered in Conflicts courses, including personal jurisdiction and the Erie doctrine. It provides full treatment of traditional and modern approaches to choice of law and proof of law, with up-to-date coverage of constitutional limits. Big-picture overviews and accurate statement rules are reinforced with concrete examples and test-taking tips. The powerful Examples & Explanations pedagogy works especially well for Conflict of Laws where students gain understanding of rules and policies by applying them to new fact patterns. Summaries of leading cases found in most casebooks and a modular organization allows easy adaptation to any course. The Third Edition adds new Supreme Court decisions, provides a new chapter on transfers and forum non conveniens, and adds coverage of the new European Union rules on inheritance and wills. Features: Updated coverage of marriage and constitutional rights after Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Eliminates consideration of authorities and policy debates that are dated or inaccurate after Obergefell. Revises personal jurisdiction chapters adding Supreme Court cases clarifying general jurisdiction based on significant contacts. Adds chapter on transfer and forum non conveniens discussing Supreme Court cases. Revises explanations to incorporate latest law from appellate courts.
Author: Erika De Wet
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-02-16
This book takes an inductive approach to the question of whether there is a hierarchy in international law, with human rights obligations trumping other duties. It assesses the extent to which such a hierarchy can be said to exist through an analysis of the case law of national courts. Each chapter of the book examines domestic case law on an issue where human rights obligations conflict with another international law requirement, to see whether national courts gave precedence to human rights. If this is shown to be the case, it would lend support to the argument that the international legal order is moving toward a vertical legal system, with human rights at its apex. In resolving conflicts between human rights obligations and other areas of international law, the practice of judicial bodies, both domestic and international, is crucial. Judicial practice indicates that norm conflicts typically manifest themselves in situations where human rights obligations are at odds with other international obligations, such as immunities; extradition and refoulement; trade and investment law; and environmental protection. This book sets out and analyses the relevant case law in all of these areas.
Author: Emily Crawford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-01-14
On the recent US treatment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay in the "War on Terror", this book draws on considerable legal precedent, legal theory, and policy arguments to make the case that it is time for the law relating to the regulation of armed conflicts to be more uniformly applied. Readership: Scholars of international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and international criminal law; post-graduate students; practitioners in these areas.
Author: James Freeland
Publisher: Foundation Press
Release Date: 2016-05
Genre: Income tax
This title is a part of our CasebookPlusâ,,¢ offering as ISBN 9781634608886. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. Adopted at over 100 schools, this casebook provides detailed information on federal income taxation, with specific assignments to the Internal Revenue Code, selected cases, and administrative rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. The revised and updated Eighteenth Edition retains the bookâe(tm)s long standing format and much of its prior materials, but it is updated to reflect recent events including all legislative developments, especially the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-113). The new edition contains coverage of updated tax rates, the permanent extension of various tax provisions, final regulations on capitalization, the Ninth Circuitâe(tm)s opinion in Voss v. Commissioner, and IRS guidance on the tax rules for same-sex married couples. The Eighteenth Edition also features revised and reorganized coverage of: (1) the cost recovery system (including §§ 179 and 168(k)), (2) the cash and accrual methods of tax accounting, and (3) the tax treatment of original issue discount and the time value of money provisions. The Text is accompanied by an extensive Teachers' Manual containing answers to the problems, comments on cases not contained in the text, and suggestions on teaching the course.
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create. Annotated and with an introduction by Susan Gubar
Author: Michael Asimow
Publisher: Gilberts Law Summaries
Release Date: 2008-11-24
The topics discussed in the Administrative Law study outline include separation of powers and controls over agencies, constitutional right to hearing, and adjudication under administrative procedure act. Other topics that are covered include formal adjudication, adjudicatory decision makers, bias, improper influences, ex parte communications, familiarity with record, res judicicata, rulemaking procedures, and obtaining information. Also discussed are the scope of judicial review, reviewability of agency decisions, standing to seek judicial review and timing.
The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious Rachel like a moth to the flame. And yet . . . might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?