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Eggs and baskets

On the one hand, regulators want to be able to easily see all the trading data about stock trades.  On the other, if you put all the important information in one place, hackers might go after it.  95 more words


Case of the Day - Thursday, November 2, 2017


Every adult can recite the many and varied warnings and admonitions we heard from parents when we were kids. Among them were “you’ll catch your death of cold,” “clean up your plate, because there are starving kids in India/China/Africa.” We imagine Momma Weinstein telling a young Harvey to “keep your hands to yourself.” Good advice that can… 1,141 more words

Barnett v Chelsea and Kensington Management Committee

Professional negligence and the balance of probabilities were, at the time of this hearing, key ingredients to the maxim ‘novus actus interveniens’, which is used to determine whether the actions (or inactions) of a third party can be held liable for the cause of death, even when the primary act or event was of such magnitude that nothing could have reasonably prevented a fatality. 618 more words

Neil Egan-Ronayne


This is a straight compliance piece, where a corporation is held liable for the misdeeds of its employees (agents).

“Wells Fargo to Pay $3.4 Million Over Advisers’ Flub,” … 91 more words


Case of the Day - Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Your tree is growing, man. Do something!

That was Ed Chandler’s lament to his neighbors, the Larsons. The nerve of those Larson people, owning a tree growing near the boundary with Ed’s place. 648 more words

Kobe Steel

Not Kobe beef.

“Suspect Metal Rattles Car Makers,” The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2017 B1.  A supplier (Kobe Steel) falsifies some of its product-quality paperwork.  38 more words


Government duty

“Redress Ordered In Fukushima Case,” The Wall Street Journal, October 11, 2017 A11.

Remember the March 2011 nuclear meltdown in Japan?  In a class action suit, the court ordered the government and the power company running the plant to pay damages. 22 more words