Thomas P. Gallanis: Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions

Thomas Gallanis has made available for download his article, Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions.  The Abstract is as follows: The law of commercial trusts has been taught in universities in London and Cambridge, Sydney and Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore, but it is absent from the law schools of the … Continue reading Thomas P. Gallanis: Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Issue Joint Statement Re Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Treasury and SBA issued a joint statement re the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The key portion of the statement addresses updated PPP procedures, which are as follows: SBA, in consultation with Treasury, will promptly issue rules and guidance, a modified borrower application form, and a modified loan forgiveness application implementing these legislative amendments to … Continue reading Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Issue Joint Statement Re Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Law.com: BigLaw Associate Hourly Billing Rates Surge Past $1K

Law.com reports that associate billing rates at big law firms has surged past $1,000/hour. The article begins as follows: The coronavirus pandemic quickly upended the economy and sent already struggling companies into free-fall, with retailers such as J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney among those filing for Chapter 11 protection in recent weeks.Recent court filings highlight the avalanche of … Continue reading Law.com: BigLaw Associate Hourly Billing Rates Surge Past $1K

Laurel Mast, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle

Laurel Mast, Oregon Health & Science University, has made available for download her article, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle, published in Bioethics, Vol. 34, Issue 3 (2020). The Abstract is as follows: Significant criticisms have been raised regarding the ethical and psychological basis of living … Continue reading Laurel Mast, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle

Business Law Prof Blog: Dead Investors Tell No Tales – Expunging Information After a Customer Passes

Professor Benjamin P. Edwards, on his Business Law Prof Blog, writes about stockbrokers expunging negative information. His post begins as follows: I've written about the expungement process stockbrokers now use to suppress public information before.   We know that brokers who receive expungements are statistically more likely to cause harm than the average broker--about 3.3 times … Continue reading Business Law Prof Blog: Dead Investors Tell No Tales – Expunging Information After a Customer Passes

David F. Johnson, Winstead, Presentation: Joint Account Litigation in Texas

David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, presented his paper on “Joint Account Litigation in Texas” to the Texas Bankers Association via a webinar on April 29, 2020. This presentation addresses the creation, ownership, and disputes that arise from joint accounts.  It also addresses who owns money in an account during the … Continue reading David F. Johnson, Winstead, Presentation: Joint Account Litigation in Texas

Musurlian, During these grim times, estate planning offers peace of mind (Apr. 15, 2020)

Peter Musurlian, of the Federal News Network, writes that during the Pandemic, estate plan gives individuals some mental comfort. His article begins as follows: Along with the coronavirus, a sense of mortality is in the air these days. That means tax attorney and estate planner Tom O’Rourke’s voicemail is full as clients, sometimes in a … Continue reading Musurlian, During these grim times, estate planning offers peace of mind (Apr. 15, 2020)

Wealth Strategies Journal COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page

The Wealth Strategies Journal has published a COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page of links to other organizations' websites that provide COVID-19 / Coronavirus resources, and which are updated regularly. We ask readers to suggest any additions to the resource list that they believe would be helpful by going to the Contact tab on the navigation … Continue reading Wealth Strategies Journal COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page

Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser, Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis (Apr. 2020 + updated regularly)

Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser have made available for download their paper, which is in progress and which they have promised to update regularly. The Abstract is as follows: The United States is currently trying to manage a fast-moving public health crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The economic and … Continue reading Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser, Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis (Apr. 2020 + updated regularly)

Yun-chien Chang, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions

Yun-chien Chang has made available for download his article, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions. The Abstract is as follows: Acquisitive prescription, a broader concept than adverse possession, is adopted in at least 130 jurisdictions in the world, and the doctrine dates back to Roman law. … Continue reading Yun-chien Chang, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions

Kitces Report: Jeffrey Levine, Analyzing The CARES Act: From Rebate Checks To Small Business Relief For The Coronavirus Pandemic (Mar 27, 2020)

Jeffrey Levine has published an in depth article on the CARES Act on the Kitces Report. The Executive Summary is as follows: In response to the unfolding COVID-19 global pandemic (as the US this week surpassed China as the country with the most confirmed cases in the world), the US Senate has passed the Coronavirus … Continue reading Kitces Report: Jeffrey Levine, Analyzing The CARES Act: From Rebate Checks To Small Business Relief For The Coronavirus Pandemic (Mar 27, 2020)

Weisbord, Postmortem Defamation in a Society Without Truth for the Living

Reid K. Weisbord has made available for download his article, Postmortem Defamation in a Society Without Truth for the Living, 71 Rutgers U. Law Rev. 667 (2019). The Abstract is as follows: Defamation law limits the private action for reputational injury to plaintiffs who are alive at the time of disparagement. In a novel reform … Continue reading Weisbord, Postmortem Defamation in a Society Without Truth for the Living

Libson + Parchomovsky: Reversing the Fortunes of Active Funds (Jan 2020)

Adi Libson & Gideon Parchomovsky have made available for download their research paper, Reversing the Fortunes of Active Funds. The Abstract is as follows: Recent years have witnessed a considerable growth of passive fund at the expense of active funds. This trend picked in 2019, a year that saw passive funds surpass active funds in … Continue reading Libson + Parchomovsky: Reversing the Fortunes of Active Funds (Jan 2020)

CBO: Projected Changes in the Distribution of Household Income, 2016 to 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has released its periodic study of the distribution of income in the US and its relation to taxes. The executive summary is as follows: The Congressional Budget Office regularly analyzes the distribution of income in the United States and how that distribution has changed over time. Building on those past analyses, … Continue reading CBO: Projected Changes in the Distribution of Household Income, 2016 to 2021

Age, Equality, and Vulnerability by Alexander A. Boni-Saenz (Dec. 3, 2019)

Alexander Boni-Saenz has made his paper, Age, Equality, and Vulnerability, available for download. This article is published as a research paper at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The abstract of the article, available on SSRN, reads as follows: This Article uses age as an entry point for examining how temporal and methodological issues in egalitarianism … Continue reading Age, Equality, and Vulnerability by Alexander A. Boni-Saenz (Dec. 3, 2019)

Cold Corpses, Hot News and Dead IP: The Reasons and Consequences of a Legal Status of No-Property by Carol M. Rose (Nov. 18, 2019)

Carol Rose has made her paper, Cold Corpses, Hot News and Dead IP: The Reasons and Consequences of a Legal Status of No-Property, available for download. This article was published as a part of the Houston Law Review. The abstract of this article, available on SSRN, reads as follows: An oddity of Anglo-American common law … Continue reading Cold Corpses, Hot News and Dead IP: The Reasons and Consequences of a Legal Status of No-Property by Carol M. Rose (Nov. 18, 2019)

Wealth X: Ultra Wealthy Population Analysis: The World Ultra Wealth Report 2019

Wealth X has released and made available for download the seventh edition of its World Ultra Wealth Report, which analyzes the state of the world’s ultra wealthy population, or those with $30m or more in net worth, which showed muted growth in 2018, rising by 0.8% to 265,490 individuals. This subdued increase comes on the … Continue reading Wealth X: Ultra Wealthy Population Analysis: The World Ultra Wealth Report 2019

Free HBR Webinar: The Secrets of Strong Family Businesses

The Harvard Business Review is offering a free webinar on The Secrets of Strong Family Businesses on November 12, from 12-1 pm EST. The Abstract is as follows: Family businesses are the cornerstone of most national economies. They can create jobs, spur innovation, and drive superior returns. But most family businesses fail to last through … Continue reading Free HBR Webinar: The Secrets of Strong Family Businesses

Haneman, Intergenerational Equity, Student Loan Debt, and Taxing Rich Dead People, 39 Va. Tax Rev. ___ (2020)

Victoria J. Haneman has made available for download her article, Intergenerational Equity, Student Loan Debt, and Taxing Rich Dead People, to be published in the Virginia Tax Review. The Abstract is as follows: Once upon a time, there was a generation of indentured servants called Millennials. They were beautiful and mysterious and clever and feckless, in … Continue reading Haneman, Intergenerational Equity, Student Loan Debt, and Taxing Rich Dead People, 39 Va. Tax Rev. ___ (2020)

Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation Annual 2019 Goalkeepers Report: Examining Inequality

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has published its annual Goalkeepers Report for 2019, Examining Inequality. Its report begins as follows: We were born in a wealthy country to white, well-off parents who lived in thriving communities and were able to send us to excellent schools. These factors, among many others, put us in a … Continue reading Bill + Melinda Gates Foundation Annual 2019 Goalkeepers Report: Examining Inequality