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Richard Goldfarb
Is Soy Milk to Milk as E-Books are to Books?

I don't think we need a lot of scientific research to determine why people drink soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk. I'll save some time and list them, not in any particular order: They are lactose-intolerant They are living a vegan...

Margit Livingston
Professor Margit Livingston on Bankruptcy and Lapse of Perfection under U.C.C. Article 9

It is incumbent upon secured parties to file continuation statements within the six-month period before the expiration of their financing statements to ensure continued perfection. In a recent bankruptcy case, a secured creditor narrowly averted disaster...

Margit Livingston
Professor Margit Livingston on the Debtor's Name under the 2010 Amendments to U.C.C. Article 9: California's Interesting Journey

The 2010 Amendments to U.C.C. Article 9 went into effect in most states on July 1, 2013. A key portion of the amended debtor name provisions focused on the appropriate name of an individual debtor so as to ensure the best prospects of giving notice of...

State Net
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear New York Amazon Tax Case

by Korey Clark On the same day that consumers were making Cyber Monday the busiest online shopping day in history (see Bird's eye view), the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions from Amazon and Overstock to review a case from New York's highest...

Lee Berlik
Failure to Mediate Prior to Litigation Held Grounds for Dismissal

A court will not substitute a judicial resolution for a contractually agreed-upon remedy when two sophisticated parties negotiate a contract at arm's length. In Dominion Transmission, Inc. v. Precision Pipeline [ an enhanced version of this opinion...

Dykema
Senators Demand Answers Regarding CFPB’s Guidance Targeting Indirect Auto Lenders

by Michael J. Blalock On Wednesday (October 30, 2013), a bipartisan group of twenty-two U.S. Senators—11 Democrats and 11 Republicans—asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) to provide details concerning the methodology...