Monday, July 13, 2009

I am in A.P. Contracts ....

Property Prof. Ben Barros thinks "moving to an advanced placement system for law school would be a win for everyone."  Read his post here.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rule 60(b) and bad lawyering

When must a district court grant a Rule 60(b) motion to vacate a default judgment due to bad lawyering? Essentially never, says the Seventh Circuit.  Because of the principal-agent nature of the lawyer-client relationship, which attributes the lawyer's conduct to the client, even gross omissions don't constitute exceptional circumstances.  Click the link to download Bakery Machinery & Fabricattion, Inc. v. Traditional Baking, Inc: Download BMF

--RR

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