Category Archives: Tort Law

Andrew S. Brown, Breaking Up and Making Out (Rich): Recommendations for Revision of the Bankruptcy Code Provisions Governing Break-Up Fees Used by Stalking Horse Bidders in § 363 Bankruptcy Asset Sales

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1463 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Since December 2007, the United States has suffered through a “Great Recession.” The stock market had plummeted more than 40% from its peak as investors pulled their money … Continue reading

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David G. Owen, Bending Nature, Bending Law

62 Fla. L. Rev. 569 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Human relationships with one another are extraordinarily complex, yet that complexity pales in comparison to their relationships with nature. Carbon, air, water, sunlight, and various organic nutrients provide … Continue reading

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Heather Howdeshell, Didn’t my General Contractor Pay You? Subcontractor Construction Liens in Residential Construction Projects

61 Fla. L. Rev. 151 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: During the past eight years, the housing market boom carried the United States economy out of the 2000 recession. Due in part to low interest rates for mortgages … Continue reading

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Patricia Alten, Gina: A Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Solution in Search of a Problem

61 Fla. L. Rev. 379 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: “Genetic discrimination is unfair to workers and their families. It is unjustified-among other reasons, because it involves little more than medical speculation. A genetic predisposition toward cancer or … Continue reading

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Ryan D. Watstein, Out of Jail and Out of Luck: The Effect of Negligent Hiring Liability and the Criminal Record Revolution On an Ex-Offender’s employment prospects

61 Fla. L. Rev. 581 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: In January 1978, Ed Harbour picked up a seventeen-year-old hitchhiker on his Indiana truck-driving route. He brutally raped and beat her, leaving her near death in the sleeping … Continue reading

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Kristen Rasmussen, Shedding (False) Light: How the Florida Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Tort Falsely Implies Protection for Media Defendants: Jews for Jesus, Inc. v. Rapp, 997 So. 2d 1098 (Fla. 2008)

61 Fla. L. Rev. 911 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Edith and Marty Rapp, a Jewish Florida couple, were married until Marty’s death in 2003. Bruce Rapp, Marty’s son and Edith’s stepson, worked for Jews for Jesus. Prior … Continue reading

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