National Association of Women Lawyers 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

NAWL has just finalized the announcement for the 2015 Selma Moidel student writing contest. I would like to encourage submission of papers by any law students who may be writing on-topic papers that discuss issues related to women.  The Announcement:   The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission

Sales – Survey of 2014 Cases

My annual survey of noteworthy sales cases arising under Article 2 during 2014 is now available on SSRN , 71 Bus. Law. (forthcoming Aug. 2015).  There is the usual cadre of good formation cases, such as Grandoe Corp. v. Gander Mountain Co. (formation under section 2-204 based on oral agreement where buyer had its terms

CFPB Proposal to remove Arbitration clause

Why don’t consumers more regularly bring suit against their “bad” bank or debt collector? Standard arbitration clauses buried in consumer contracts often prohibit such suits.  Basically consumer financial companies use a “free pass” arbitration agreement clause to prevent consumers from suing in groups (“class action”) to obtain relief.  According to the CFPB Director Richard Cordray