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Book
xvi, 155 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The epic of America
  • What I am fighting for
  • People of plenty
  • The making of a counter culture
  • The poverty of affluence
  • The world is flat
  • Conclusion.
"Telling the full story of the American way of life (or more simply the American way) in the United States over the course of the last century reveals key insights that add to our understanding of American culture. [The author] argues that since the term was popularized in the 1930s, the American way has served as the primary guiding mythology or national ethos of the United States. More than that, however, this work shows that the American way has represented many things to many people, making the mythology a useful device for anyone wishing to promote a particular agenda that serves his or her interests. A consumerist lifestyle supported by a system based in free enterprise has been the ideological backbone of the American way, but the term has been attached to everything from farming to baseball to barbecue. There really is no single, identifiable American way and never has been—it becomes clear after tracing its history—making it a kind of Zelig of belief systems. If our underlying philosophy or set of values is amorphous and nebulous, then so is our national identity and character, [the author] concludes, implying that the meaning of America is elastic and accommodating to many interpretations."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
ix, 429 pages ; 26 cm
  • Preface / Bruno Boesch and Massimo Sterpi
  • Introduction / Marc Spiegler
  • Foreword / Sarah Austrian
  • Argentina / Juan Javier Negri
  • Australia / Janet Whiting, Tom Barry, and Vee Vien Tan
  • Austria / Peter M. Polak, Mark Rammelmüller and Paul Kessler
  • Belgium / Lucie Lambrecht
  • Brazil / João Paulo Servera
  • Canada / Brian W. Gray
  • China / Denning Jin
  • England & Wales / Adrian Parkhouse and James Carleton
  • Finland / Rainer Hill and Suvi Laes
  • France / Jean François Canat, Anne Boutron, and Line-Alexa Glotin
  • Germany / Friederike Gräfin von Brühl
  • Greece / Alkisti-Irene Malamis and Aristeidis Papthanasiou
  • Hungary / Katalin Szamosi and Enikő Karsay
  • India / Lataa Krishnamurti [and 3 others]
  • Iran / Farkhondeh Sabi
  • Ireland / Richard Woulfe
  • Israel / Gil Brandes
  • Italy / Massimo Sterpi and Angela Saltarelli
  • Japan / Koichi Nakatani and Tomoko Takemura
  • Malta / Luigi Sansone
  • Mexico / Ernesto Duhne B., José Pablo Pérez Zea and Sergio Chagoya
  • The Netherlands / Pieter H. Ariëns Kappers and Laurens W. Kasteleijn
  • Russia / Maxim Alekseyev [and 4 others]
  • Singapore / Lam Chung Nian
  • Spain / Juan José Marín, Bárbara Sainz de Vicuña and Jamie Bello
  • Sweden / Clas Romander and Jenny Sverker
  • Switzerland / Bruno Boesch, Michael Fischer and Anne Laure Bandle
  • Turkey / Murat Volkan Dülger
  • USA : California / Robert A. Darwell
  • USA : federal & New York / John Charles Thomas, Ambre Nérinck-Seltzer and Blythe Kennedy
  • USA : Florida / Diego R. Figueroa-Rodríguez.
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Book
xxxviii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
  • Analyses, perspectives and jurisdictional overview / Jean Jacques du Plessis and Jeanne Nel de Koker
  • The United Kingdom / Andreas Rühmkorf and Jean Jacques du Plessis
  • Australia / Tess Blackie and Jean Jacques du Plessis
  • South Africa / Neels Kilian, Jean Jacques du Plessis, and Jeanne Nel de Koker
  • United States / Hannah Marie Farhan and Jeanne Nel de Koker
  • Germany / Andreas Rühmkorf.
"This book provides an...overview of the legal rules relating to directors’ disqualification in Australia, Germany, South Africa, the UK and the US, and to highlight the differences in the disqualification regimes of these jurisdictions. The book seeks to determine whether disqualification on application should be developed further as a corporate law and corporate governance tool to ensure that individuals who have a proven record of posing a particular risk to the business community, shareholders and creditors, are indeed disqualified from being directors. The book is unique as it provides a single source where the disqualification regimes of all these jurisdictions are explored and compared."-- Provided by publisher.
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Book
lxii, 574 pages ; 25 cm
  • Foreword / Felipe Claro
  • Introduction / Jochen Bühling
  • European Patent Office / Jürgen Meier
  • Germany / Jochen Bühling
  • Switzerland / Thierry Calame
  • France / Isabelle Romet, Dora Talvard
  • The Netherlands / Gertjan Kuipers
  • Sweden / Jonas Westerberg
  • Denmark / Nicolai Lindgreen, Nicolaj Bording
  • Poland / Justyna Rasiewicz, Marta Sznajder
  • United Kingdom / Tim Powell, Penny Gilbert
  • United States of America / Dan Altman
  • Canada / Steven Garland, Dan Davies, Lei Liu
  • Australia / Sarah Matheson, Matthew Swinn
  • Japan / Shoichi Okuyama
  • Republic of Korea / Seong-Ki Kim, Yoon Suk Shin
  • China / Amy Feng, An Chen, Simon Tianle Luo
  • India / Hari Subramaniam
  • Brazil / Maria Carmen de Souza Brito
  • Mexico / Javier Uhthoff-Orive
  • Resolution question Q238.
"[This book] explains the key jurisdictional differences and challenges in protecting and enforcing second medical use (SMU) claims. When a party proposes an SMU for a known substance or compound, special issues of patentability arise as they form an important component of the potential second-line patent protection. Jurisdictions around the world vary significantly in their treatment of such claims. This compendium of contributions from nineteen jurisdictions worldwide is the result of the need for a broader and more detailed exposition in SMU in order to allow comparison between jurisdictions."-- Provided by publisher.
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Book
xv, 408 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • The scope 'ratione personas'
  • The scope 'ratione materiae'
  • Carry-over of balance sheet values, provisions reserves and losses
  • The combat of tax avoidance under the merger directive
  • The avoidance of double taxation under the merger directive
  • Proposal for the Amendment of the merger directive
  • Overall conclusion.
"[This book] offers solutions for dealing with issues arising out of the shortcomings in the European Union (EU) Merger Directive (adopted in 1990 with the aim of eliminating the tax obstacles to cross-border restructuring operations, while simultaneously safeguarding the financial interests of EU member states). In spite of the amendments and the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) interpretations of its provisions, various shortcomings remain. Most of these pitfalls exist where the directive conflicts with higher (EU) law (the fundamental freedoms and the general principles of EU law). Now, more than twenty years later, there is a heightened interest in tax harmonisation, while drawing reference from the ECJ's significantly developed case-law in the field of direct taxation and learning from the issues that have emerged with the implementation of the directive in the member states."-- Publisher's website.
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Book
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction to corporate taxation
  • Tax consequences of transferring property to a new or existing controlled corporation
  • Capital structure of a corporation
  • Non-liquidating distributions of property to shareholders (dividends)
  • Redemptions of stock
  • Stock dividends
  • Corporate liquidations and taxable acquisitions
  • The pass-through regime of subchapter s
  • Reorganizations : overview
  • Acquisitive reorganizations
  • Corporate divisions
  • Reorganizations involving only one corporation
  • Carryover of tax attributes
  • Anti-abuse measures and special provisions
  • Integration of corporate and shareholder taxes
  • Corporate tax shelters.
"[This books makes] the complex subject of corporate taxation [accessible]. The book starts with an introductory chapter that discusses the choice of business form; the general principle that corporate profits are subject to double taxation (once at the corporate level and again at the shareholder level); and the basics of anti-abuse rules, such as the step-transaction doctrine. Those anti-abuse rules are explored in more detail in a later chapter, as are proposals to partially or fully eliminate double taxation. The next several chapters are organized using a cradle-to-grave approach that traces the life cycle of a corporation, beginning with formation and capitalization and ending with corporate 'death, ' liquidation. Between those events, the book discusses operational issues, including the capital structure of a corporation, distributions of cash or property, stock redemptions, and stock dividends. After corporate liquidations, the book explores more advanced topics, such as taxable stock or asset acquisitions; non-taxable corporate reorganizations and divisions; the carryover of tax attributes (such as net operating losses) following certain non-recognition transactions; and the treatment of corporate tax shelters. In addition, a chapter addresses the taxation of S corporations, which generally provides a single-tax paradigm. [This book] also includes discussion of relevant cases."-- Provided by publisher.
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Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to federal income tax
  • Gross income concepts and limitations
  • The effect of an obligation to repay
  • Gains derived from dealings in property
  • Gifts, bequests and inheritance
  • Sale of a principal residence
  • Scholarships and prizes
  • Life insurance, annuities, and individual retitement accounts
  • Discharge of indebtedness
  • Compensation for personal injury and physical sickness
  • Fringe benefits
  • Business and profit seeking expenses
  • Capital expenditures
  • Depreciation
  • Losses and bad debts
  • Travel expenses
  • Entertainment and business meals
  • Educational expenses
  • Other deductible personal expenses
  • Hobby losses
  • Home offices, vacation homes and other dual use property
  • The interest deduction
  • The deduction for taxes
  • Casualty losses
  • Medical expenses
  • Charitable deductions
  • Limitations on deductions
  • Cash method accounting
  • Accrual method accounting
  • Annual accounting
  • Capital gains and losses
  • Quasi-capital assets : section 1231
  • Depreciation recapture
  • Assignment of income
  • Below-market loans
  • Tax consequences of divorce
  • Effect of debt on basis and amount realized
  • Like-kind exchanges
  • Involuntary conversions
  • Installment sales
  • Sale of a business and sale-leasebacks
  • An introduction to original issue discount
  • Limitations on tax shelters
  • The alternative minimum tax.
"[This book] consists of forty-four chapters with each chapter addressing a basic topic in individual income taxation, e.g., the taxation of personal injury awards, the interest deduction, installment sales. Because the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code are necessarily at the heart of tax study, a part or all of the Code section(s) pertinent to the specific topic are included in each chapter. Likewise, the chapters contain summaries of leading cases and relevant administrative rulings as well as numerous examples explaining the application of the law...[This edition] incorporates recent developments in the Internal Revenue Code and addresses important recent income tax cases as well as revised regulations and other new administrative materials."-- Provided by publisher.
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Book
lxxiv, 1379 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Ten threshold issues
  • Muhammad (PBUH) before prophethood (570/571-610 A.D.)
  • Muhammad (PBUH) as prophet (610-632 A.D.)
  • Holy Qur'an (610-650 A.D.) : revelation, compilation, and tenets
  • Caliphs of Mecca and Medina (Rashidun) (632-661 A.D.)
  • Umayyad Caliphate (661-750 A.D.)
  • Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258 A.D.)
  • Crusades (1095-1272 A.D.)
  • Sunni-Shiite split (632-680 A.D.)
  • Shiiism and its Imāms (680-940 A.D.)
  • Ottoman Turkish Empire (11th Century A.D.-1923)
  • Moghul Indian Empire (1504-1857 A.D.)
  • Fundamental sources : holy Qur'ān and Sunnah
  • Secondary sources : Ījmaʻ and Qiyas
  • Controversial additional sources
  • Five pillars of Islam
  • Four Sunnite schools of Islamic law
  • Islam and capitalist economic growth
  • Property law : ownership and property
  • Property law : public property, private property, and possession
  • Property law : protecting and restricting private ownership
  • Contract law : general principles and contract formation
  • Contract law : types of contract
  • Contract law : performance, terms, and remedies
  • Business associations law : traditional types of partnership
  • Business associations law : modern partnerships and agricultural ventures
  • Banking law : risk (Gharar)
  • Banking law : interest (Ribā)
  • Banking law : legal devices (Ḥiyal) and the prohibition on interest (Ribā)
  • Finance (Tamweel) : Islamic bonds (Ṣukūk) and securitization
  • Finance (Tamweel) : types and risks of Islamic bonds (Ṣukūk)
  • Finance (Tamweel) : insurance (Takaful) and money transfers (Ḥawālah)
  • Finance (Tamweel) : innovative instruments and markets
  • Marriage and divorce
  • Polygamy and mixed marriages
  • Rights of wife
  • Women and clothes
  • Women and work
  • Rearing children
  • Contraception
  • Abortion
  • Wills (Waṣāyā), charitable trusts (Waqfs), and euthanasia
  • Law of succession
  • Key concepts
  • Claims of God (Ḥaqq Allāh) : sex crimes
  • Claims of God (Ḥaqq Allāh) : drinking and stealing
  • Claims of God (Ḥaqq Allāh) : converting and religious freedom
  • Private claims (Ḥaqq Ādamī)
  • Law of war
  • Jihād (struggle)
  • Terrorism.
"[This book provides] foundational materials for the study of Islamic Law and covers several other pertinent fields: banking and finance, contracts, criminal law, family law, and property. The book includes Arabic terms, in English, with diacritical marks to assist in pronunciation, provides a glossary of Arabic terms, and incorporates recent developments. It...can be used without supplementation in a one-semester Islamic Law course."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 25 cm
  • Understanding the rules of lawyers' ethics
  • The adversary system
  • The lawyer's virtue and the client's autonomy
  • Zealous representation : the pervasive ethic
  • Lawyer-client trust and confidence
  • The perjury trilemma
  • Counseling clients, coaching witnesses, and cross-examining to discredit the truth
  • The impartial judge
  • Conflicts of interest : the ethic of prevention and of appearances
  • Prosecutors' ethics
  • Solicitation of clients : the professional responsibility to chase ambulances
  • Lawyer's ethics in a time of crisis or change
  • Appendix A. Must you be the devil's advocate?
  • Appendix B. Taking advantage of an adversary's mistake.
"[This book] analyzes the fundamental issues of lawyers' ethics and the ABA's Model Rules. It is designed to facilitate a real understanding of legal rules as distinguished from a superficial familiarity with them by challenging the reader to test their understanding of the legal rules against the reader's own moral standards and reasoned judgment. The fifth edition includes new chapters on lawyers' ethics in a time of crisis and counseling clients, coaching witnesses, and cross-examining to discredit the truth, and substantial updates on judicial ethics and more."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xviii, 791 pages ; 26 cm
  • What is "property"?
  • Jurisprudential foundations of property law
  • Property rights in wild animals
  • Finders of personal property
  • Gifts of personal property
  • Intellectual property
  • Other personal property rules
  • History of estates in land system
  • Present estates
  • Concurrent ownership
  • Marital property
  • Introduction to future interests
  • Future interests held by the transferor
  • Future interests held by the transferee
  • Introduction to landlord-tenant law
  • Creation of the tenancy
  • Condition of leased premises
  • Transfer of leasehold interest
  • Termination of the tenancy
  • The sales contract
  • Condition of the property
  • The mortgage
  • The deed
  • Fundamentals of land title
  • The recording system
  • Methods of title assurance
  • Adverse possession
  • Transfer of property at death
  • Nuisance
  • Trespass
  • Surface, subsurface, and airspace rights
  • Easements
  • Real covenants
  • Equitable servitudes
  • Condominiums and other common interest communities
  • Fundamentals of zoning
  • Tools for zoning flexibility
  • Modern land use controversies
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use regulation and the takings clause.
"[This book features]...coverage of all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues; analysis of cutting-edge topics, such as property rights in human bodies, current takings issues, the new restatement (third) of property (servitudes), rights and duties of homeowners' associations, and property rights in personal names and likenesses; [and] discussion of the policy and historical underpinnings of property law doctrines."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 24 cm
  • History and scope of Articles 2 and 2A
  • The agreement process synopsis
  • The requirement of a writing
  • Contract terms
  • Warranty
  • Risk of loss
  • Performance and breach
  • Remedies of buyers and lessees
  • Remedies of sellers and lessors
  • Third-party interests.
"[This book surveys and analyzes] the legal principles that affect the law governing sales and leases of goods...[This] book presents an integrated treatment of Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. The primary focus is on sales, with material addressing lease transactions woven into the text at appropriate points. Beyond the treatment in the text, footnotes provide additional examples and internal cross-references..."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) ; 26 cm
  • Nature and purpose of trademark protection
  • Subject matter of trademark protection
  • Trademark infringement and unfair competition.
"[This book is a] guide to the law of trademarks and unfair competition. It provides an...introduction to the federal laws protecting registered trademarks and trade dress, as well as the broad array of federal and state unfair competition doctrines which protect unregistered trademarks and trade dress. Coverage includes the standards and procedures for obtaining federal registration, the rights and remedies available to owners of both registered and common law marks under federal and state law, and the full array of applicable defenses."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xxix, 518 pages ; 26 cm
  • Introduction to white collar crime
  • Corporate and individual liability
  • Conspiracy
  • Mail fraud, wire fraud, and related offenses
  • Securities fraud
  • Computer crime
  • Health care fraud
  • Environmental crimes
  • Bribery and gratuities
  • Extortion
  • False statements
  • Perjury and false declarations
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Tax crimes
  • Currency transaction reporting crimes
  • Money laundering
  • RICO
  • Internal investigations, compliance programs, and deferred and non-prosecution agreements
  • Grand jury issues
  • The right against compelled self-incrimination
  • Civil actions, civil penalties, and parallel proceedings
  • Sentencing
  • Forfeitures.
"White collar crime is primarily based upon a complex set of statutes. [This book] provides the texts of the statutes, along with analyses of the statutes' elements. Because many of these statutes are open to varying interpretations, the book also extensively discusses the main cases interpreting the statutes, including a large number of U.S. Supreme Court cases. Finally, the book discusses the significant policy issues that arise in white collar crime investigations and prosecutions, such as enforcement barriers and prosecutorial discretion."-- Provided by publisher.
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Book
x, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introdcution
  • The coming of freedom
  • Reconstruction and the birth of a new kind of lawyer
  • The education of the new lawyers
  • Law practice in Reconstruction
  • The end of Reconstruction : purge, exodus, and demise
  • New lawyers
  • Law practice and politics in the Gilded Age
  • A last stand
  • From the Great Migration to the Great Depression
  • All-white juries and the continuing struggle for voting rights
  • The 1940s and the civil rights era
  • The modern civil rights era
  • A new generation
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A. African American lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1968
  • Appendix B. Alphabetical list
  • Appendix C. Read law
  • Appendix D. Law school attended
  • Appendix E. White lawyers and black lawyers in southern states.
"'The history of the black lawyer in South Carolina, ' writes [the author], 'is one of the most significant untold stories of the long and troubled struggle for equal rights in the state.' Beginning in Reconstruction and continuing to the modern civil rights era, 168 black lawyers were admitted to the South Carolina bar. [This book is] devoted to those lawyers’ struggles and achievements in the state that had the largest black population in the country, by percentage, until 1930―and that was a majority black state through 1920. Examining court processes, trials, and life stories of the lawyers, [the author] offers an...analysis of black lawyers’ engagement with the legal system. Some of that study is set in the courts and legislative halls, for the South Carolina bar once had the highest percentage of black lawyers of any southern state, and South Carolina was one of only two states to ever have a black majority legislature. However, Burke also tells who these lawyers were (some were former slaves, while others had backgrounds in the church, the military, or journalism); where they came from (nonnatives came from as close as Georgia and as far away as Barbados); and how they were educated, largely through apprenticeship. [The author] argues...that from the earliest days after the Civil War to the heyday of the modern civil rights movement, the story of the black lawyer in South Carolina is the story of the civil rights lawyer in the Deep South. Although All for Civil Rights focuses specifically on South Carolinians, its argument about the legal shift in black personhood from the slave era to the 1960s resonates throughout the South."-- Back cover.
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Book
xxvi, 241 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Courts, privacy and data protection in the digital environment / Evangelia Psychogiopoulou and Maja Brkan
  • The Court of Justice of the EU, privacy and data protection : judge-made law as a leitmotif in fundamental rights protection / Maja Brkan
  • The European Court of Human Rights, privacy and data protection in the digital era / Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Belgium : fundamental rights that might as well be struck from the constitution / Paul De Hert
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Finland : making privacy and data protection real with a little help from the courts / Tuomas Ojanen
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Germany : informational self-determination in the digital environment / Johannes Eichenhofer and Christoph Gusy
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Greece : systemic inconsistencies and incoherence in a rapidly changing landscape / Tania Kyriakou
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Italy : implied constitutional rights / Claudio Di Cocco and Giovanni Sartor
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in the Netherlands : European influence and trends in litigation / Colette Cuijpers
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Slovakia : a hesitant guardian? / Martin Husovec
  • Courts, privacy and data protection in Spain : experiencing data protection's dominance / Gloria González Fuster.
"Through...analysis of case law in European and national courts, this book reveals the significant role courts play in the protection of privacy and personal data within the new technological environment. It addresses the pressing question from a public who are increasingly aware of their privacy rights in a world of continual technological advances - namely, what can I do if my data privacy rights are breached? The...contributors examine the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and decisions by national courts. Together, they explore how judiciaries balance privacy and data protection rights against other interests and investigate the influence European courts have on national judges. This book also probes the ways in which courts deal with strategic litigation aimed at law and policy reform and, in doing so, sheds light on the role and ability of courts to safeguard privacy and data protection rights."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
lxxii, 595 pages ; 25 cm
  • Argentina / Javier M. Petrantonio & Laura Lavia Haidempergher
  • Australia / Rory Moriarty
  • Austria / Christian Dorda
  • Belarus / Dmitry Viltovsky
  • Belgium / Philippe Malherbe
  • Bermuda / David William Peter Cooke
  • Bolivia / Ignacio M. Aguirre U.
  • Brazil / Walter Douglas Stuber
  • Canada / Markus Koehnen & Stephen Brown-Okruhlik
  • Cayman Islands / Anthony G.D. Duckworth, Alan G. de Saram & Wendy Stenning
  • Chile / Pablo Guerrero V.
  • Czech Republic / Dagmar Dubecká
  • Denmark / Niels Bang
  • Ecuador / Javier Robalino-Orellana [and 3 others]
  • Estonia / Sven Papp & Kaspar Kolk
  • The European Action Plans of 2003 and 2012 / Thorsten M. Volz
  • Finland / Riikka Rannikko & Jesse Collin
  • France / Jacques Buhart & Nicolas Lafont
  • Germany / Alexander Loos
  • Hong Kong / Allan Leung & Danny Leung
  • India / Som Mandal
  • Indonesia / Lia Alizia & Valdano Ruru
  • Ireland / Stephen Hegarty & Maeve Moran
  • Israel / Ehud Sol & Haim Machluf
  • Italy / Gabriele Fagnano
  • Japan / Norio Mitsuuchi
  • Latvia / Jānis Gavars, Reinis Sokolovs & Raimonds Slaidiņš
  • Luxembourg / Alexander Koch
  • Mexico / Daniel Del Rio & Juan José López-de-Silanes
  • Mongolia / Chris Melville, Anthony Woolley & Ariungoo Khurelbaatar
  • The Netherlands / Willem Calkoen & Martin Grablowitz
  • New Zealand / Pip England
  • Nigeria / Ayodeji Oyetunde & Lotanna Nwondo
  • The People's Republic of China / Liang Xu & Sarah Zhang
  • Poland / Tomasz Żak
  • Portugal / Miguel de Avillez Pereira & Hugo Teixeira
  • The Russian Federation / Doran Doeh & Svetlana Barinova
  • Singapore / Stephanie Keen & Matthew Bousfield
  • South Africa / Nastascha Harduth [and 3 others]
  • South Korea / Kyung-Taek Jung & Hye-Sung Kim
  • Spain / Enric Picanyol & Coro Fernández-Rañada
  • Sweden / Björn Kristiansson & Per Sammuelsson
  • Switzerland / Matther T. Reiter & Lorenz Naef
  • Turkey / Sedar Paksoy & assisted by Deniz Özkan
  • Ukraine / Timur Bondaryev, Pavlo Khodakovsky & Alesya Pavlynska
  • United Arab Emirates / Imtiaz Shah
  • United Kingdom / Karla Dudek
  • United States of America / Robert Ripin
  • Vietnam / Jeff Olson & Minh Nguyen.
"[This] comparative study of a crucial issue in corporate law gives practitioners a...tool for ascertaining and comparing the law affecting directors liability in today s globalizing economies. Covering nearly fifty jurisdictions worldwide (including eight not previously covered), the third edition affords senior lawyers in major firms the opportunity to provide...summaries on his or her home law on directors liability. Authors whose research appeared in earlier editions have updated their chapters, and the case law summarized and analysed now reflects published cases through the end of March 2016. The contributions describe the relevant law in force in each particular jurisdiction, along with an insightful discussion of trends and future prospects. For each of the different jurisdictions the authors detail and explain such factors as the following: national legal theories of director liabilities; recent cases dealing with directors liability; corporate governance; and indemnification and insurance. Where applicable, coverage also includes the legal implications of jurisdictional variations in such matters as judicial review, lawyer directorship, directors reliance on outside professionals, and the effect of the European Action Plan. References have been thoroughly updated throughout, and include many new online sources."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
viii, 223 pages ; 25cm
  • The Eurasian Economic Union : origin and development of a new integration format compared with that of the EU / Angela Di Gregorio
  • The modern concept of Eurasianism and the perspectives of cooperation between EU and EAEU / Juliia Sushkova
  • Big Europe's gap : dynamic obstacles for integration between European Union and Eurasian Economic Union / Mikhail Minakov
  • Human security dimension across the frozen conflicts in the post-Soviet space / Grazvydas Jasutis
  • The secession of Crimea from Ukraine : between international legality and realpolitik / Mara Valenti
  • Ukranian migratory flows toward Europe and Russia since the outbreak of the geopolitical crisis / Sandro Rinauro
  • Eurasian integration and the energy factor : where does the EAEU stand? / Carlo Frappi
  • Cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe in the field of institutional reforms in newly independent states / Caterina Filippini
  • Constitutional and legal instruments of democratization and farewell to the Soviet past (Ukranian case) / Iurii Barabash
  • Regionalization-devolution-decentralization processes in the countries of the Eastern Partnership / Arianna Angeli
  • EU-Moldova Association agreement : what are the effects on state reformation / Nataşa Danelciuc-Colodrovschi
  • The limits of the judiciary within the Eurasian integration process / Maksim Karliuk
  • Compatability of the Eurasian Economic Union law and the WTO agreements / Daria Boklan
  • Legal aspects of Russia and EU energy sector relations in the context of the 'third energy package' WTO dispute (DS 476) / Ilya Lifshits
  • The Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement and the democratic legitimacy of EU 'new generation' trade agreements / Anna G. Micara.
"This volume analyzes the evolution of geo-political and economic integration in the Eurasian area. The Eurasian integration is a growing phenomenon and the largest scale analysis proves necessary to avoid simplistic judgments based only on the geo-political approach. The editors of this publication present different profiles of integration, such as the geo-political and constitutional aspect, the relations with the European Union, migration issues, energy flows, the compatibility between the Eurasian and the WTO law, and the comparison with the European integration model. The book presents a wide range of viewpoints through essays of specialists from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Italy, France."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 222 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction / Professor Jeremy Cooper
  • Reflections of a retired Lord Chief Justice / Lord Judge
  • Reflections of a serving Lord Chief Justice / Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
  • Walking the tightrope of independence in a constitutionally illiterate world / Baroness Chakrabarti CBE
  • The embattled judge / Joshua Rozenberg QC
  • Judges and the modern media / Alan Rusbridger
  • Being a judge in the modern world : a view from the Caribbean / Mrs Justice Desirée Bernard
  • The new world of tribunals : a quiet revolution / Professor Jeremy Cooper
  • Reflections on the Tribunal Reform Project / Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill
  • Improving the delivery of justice in the shadow of the Magna Carta / Lord Justice Ryder
  • The modernization of access to justice in times of austerity / Lord Justice Ryder
  • The centrality of justice : its contributions to society and its delivery / Lord Thomas Cwmgiedd
  • Judicial indepedence in a changing constitutional landscape / Lord Thomas Cwmgiedd
  • How diverse are judges / Lady Hale of Richmond
  • Should judges make law? / Lord Justice Laws.
"The role of the judiciary is constantly evolving and is in many ways more important than ever. Indeed, many argue that the sovereignty of parliament is eroding and being replaced by the respective power of judges. The Jackson Reforms of 2010, for example, saw judges bestowed with more power over case and budget management than ever before. Equally, courtrooms are transforming under the weight of technological innovation and the increasing presence of litigants in person. Stemming from a series of lectures arranged by the Judicial College on the theme of 'Being a Judge in the Modern World', this book provides a survey of many significant aspects of the modern judicial role. With contributions from some of the most senior judges in the UK and beyond, this collection provides...insight into the development of the legal system and the challenges faced by today's judiciary. Additional contributions from the realms of journalism and civil liberties offer an external perspective and provide a wider context to the judicial voices."-- Back cover.
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256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Constitution Aotearoa : the essential message
  • Constitution of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A new head of state
  • The Parliament
  • The government
  • The judiciary
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi
  • Human rights
  • Safeguards
  • International relations ad defence
  • Law-making
  • The State of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • The way forward
  • Appendix: Some constitutional developments in New Zealand.
"New Zealand needs a constitution that is easy to understand, reflects our shared identity and nationhood, protects rights and liberties, and prevents governments from abusing power. The current constitution is vague, jumbled and unclear. It can be easily overridden or changed according to political whim. This book aims to change that. It proposes a modern, codified constitution that is accessible and clear, and it aims to stimulate debate about who we are as a nation, and how we should be governed - so we can forge enduring arrangements now, instead of waiting for a crisis to force our hand. [This book] is a case for change, and an impassioned plea for government to be transparent, accountable, responsive, and reflect the values of all New Zealanders."-- Provided by publisher.
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xliv, 595 pages ; 19 cm
  • The developing law of employment
  • Forming and terminating the employment relationship
  • Employee dignity, privacy, and reputation
  • Discrimination
  • Physical safety
  • Wage and hour regulation
  • Pensions and other employee benefit programs
  • Individual rights in the collective rights context
  • Employment law remedies.
"This Nutshell provides an overview of individual employee rights and responsibilities. It addresses a number of areas, including establishing and ending the employment relationship, protection of employee privacy and reputation, discrimination, regulation of wages and hours, employee physical safety, fringe benefits, and employee duties of loyalty. This edition includes a substantially revised treatment of discrimination law, expanded discussion of employment-based health care, and takes into account a number of recent Supreme Court decisions and the use of executive orders. It further addresses how employment law directly impacts the modern economy, discussing how this area of the law effects on-demand workers in the technology sector."-- Provided by publisher.
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