Business & Corporate Law

Jeffrey Manns, Building Better Bailouts: The Case for a Long-Term Investment Approach

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1349 (2011)| | | | The Article seeks to fill a crucial gap in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: the failure to create a framework for dealing with future financial bailouts. It argues that the federal government’s ad hoc, “break even” approach to the recent bailouts not […]

Richard A. Epstein, Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law: The Constitutional Paradox of the Durbin Amendment: How Monopolies are Offered Constitutional Protections Denied to Competitive Firms

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1307 (2011)| | | | The Durbin Amendment is the first of the major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act to have been implemented-but only after it withstood a constitutional challenge on the basis of the Takings Clause in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Now that the Amendment […]

Kimon Korres, Bankrupting Bankruptcy: Circumventing Chapter 11 Protections Through Manipulation of the Business Justification Standard in § 363 Asset Sales, and a Refined Standard to Safeguard Against Abuse

63 Fla. L. Rev. 959 (2011)|  | | NOTE :: Of the twenty largest public company bankruptcy filings from 1980 to the present, seventeen have taken place since 2001, and ten of those seventeen were filed between March of 2007 and August of 2009. One such example is In re Chrysler LLC, in which Chrysler, on […]

Henry N. Butler & Joshua D. Wright, Are State Consumer Protection Acts Really Little-FTC Acts?

63 Fla. L. Rev. 163 (2011) | | | | ABSTRACT :: State Consumer Protection Acts (CPAs) were designed to supplement the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) mission of protecting consumers and are often referred to as “Little-FTC Acts.” There is growing concern that enforcement under these acts is not only qualitatively different than FTC enforcement […]

George D. Brown, Accountability, Liability and the War on Terror—Constitutional Tort Suits as Truth and Reconciliation Vehicles

63 Fla. L. Rev. 193 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article examines the role of civil suits in providing accountability for the Bush administration’s conduct of the “war on terror.” There have been calls for a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to perform this function, almost like a retroactive impeachment of President Bush. For […]

Melanie B. Leslie, The Wisdom of Crowds? Groupthink and Nonprofit Governance

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1179 (2010)| | | | ABSTRACT :: Scandals involving nonprofit boards and conflicts of interest continue to receive considerable public attention. Earlier this year, for example, musician Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity became the target of intense criticism after the charity disclosed that it had regularly transacted business with Jean and […]