Washington State law, House Bill 1140, requires that juveniles being questioned in connection to a crime must confer with an attorney before they can speak with, or are interviewed by, police. A column in the Yakima Herald delves into the topic and the countering viewpoints.
On September 10, the Global Innovation Policy Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to The American Law Institute concerning the Restatement of the Law, Copyright project. The post features ALI’s response to this inquiry.
This Article looks at Amazon’s liability as a “seller” of unmerchantable goods under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Thus far, litigants and courts have almost exclusively focused on Amazon’s liability in tort. This piece, however, argues that there is a compelling argument that Amazon is liable for defective third party goods because it is a merchant seller under § 2-314 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
The European Law Institute has voted approved ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy: Data Rights and Transactions, marking the completion of the first joint project between ALI and ELI.
Contract law has long suffered from an institutional problem: Which legal institution can best create an efficient law for commercial contracts that can overcome “obsolescence”—the persistence of rules that only solve yesterday’s contracting problems?
By providing the computer code needed to build the Lexon U.C.C. Financing Statement, this Article demonstrates not only that crypto-legal structures are possible, but that they can simplify the law and make it more accessible.