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Andrew Blair-Stanek, Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathew v. Eldridge Test for Discovery

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: The Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has baffled and mystified both practitioners and scholars, casting aside the well-settled rule for … Continue reading

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Ann Laquer Estin, Families Across Borders: The Hague Children’s Conventions and the Case for International Family Law in the United States

62 Fla. L. Rev. 47 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: In our globalized world, as families form and dissolve across international borders, domestic family law does not adequately address the needs of parents and children … Continue reading

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Andrea M. Matwyshyn, Hidden Engines of Destruction: The Reasonable Expectation of Code Safety and the Duty to Warn in Digital Products

62 Fla. L. Rev. 109 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: This Article explores a seemingly straightforward question: to what extent is a consumer entitled to know how digital products work and the likelihood of digital … Continue reading

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Juliet M. Moringiello, What Virtual Worlds Can Do for Property Law

62 Fla. L. Rev. 159 (2010) |   |   |   | INTRODUCTION :: Disputes over virtual world items, such as virtual money, Second Life islands, and even “sex beds,” can inform property law generally. Rights in these virtual … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lynch, The Eleventh Amendment and Federal Discovery: A New Threat to Civil Rights Litigation

62 Fla. L. Rev. 203 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Lawyers for the State of California have argued recently in several federal civil rights cases that the state sovereign immunity doctrine bars all discovery issued … Continue reading

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Sarah B. Schindler, Following Industry’s LEED®: Municipal Adoption of Private Green Building Standards

62 Fla. L. Rev. 285 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Local governments are beginning to require new, privately constructed and funded buildings to be “green” buildings. Instead of creating their own, locally-derived definitions of green … Continue reading

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