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Technical Problems 3/9/15

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The great thing about stats and surveys is that they usually can say two things at once –  so hope can always spring eternal:

“‘The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,’ according to a telephone survey ...


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Last month, a California Court of Appeal invalidated an arbitration agreement for including a representative action waiver combined with a non-severability clause.

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In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), 2015 Cal.App.LEXIS 190 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. Feb. 27, 2015), the employee, Edwards, signed an arbitration agreement from her ...


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At her Dewey B. Strategic blog, Jean O’Grady took an unscientific but nonetheless fascinating poll of her readers to ask them about the best new products they became aware of in 2014. She also asked them about the products or services they would like to have but that do not ...


March 26, 2015, 11:43 am, 1445791

Getting back to academic discussions, here'smorefrom Freya Baetans on ISDS:

Four possible alternatives to the inclusion of ISDS in TTIP are frequently mentioned. The first would be to opt for state-to-state arbitration. However, such an option would hardly be preferable, as it will invariably politicise a dispute and blow ...


March 26, 2015, 9:43 am, 1445709

Here's the minimum standard of treatment provision in the leaked TPP investment chapter(which is basically the same as the U.S. model BIT):

Article II.6: Minimum Standard of Treatment14

1. Each Party shall accord to covered investments treatment in accordance with applicable customary international law principles, including ...


March 26, 2015, 9:43 am, 1445710

WikiLeaks has posted the Jan 20, 2015 version of the TPP investment chapter. The NY Times reports here. I'm going to do two short posts, one on national treatment and one on the minimum standard of treatment. Here's the national treatment provision:

Article II.4: National Treatment


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Well, as two Foley & Lardner attorneys point out, this might, in fact, suck:

“March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the “sunrise” period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD)… the .SUCKS TLD ...