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Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn For the third week in a row, Daniel Solove's and Neil Richards's paper exploring what the first amendment has to say about contract and tort law (where civil liability frequently attaches to purely verbal expressions) keeps the number one position on this week's Top Ten.  New on the charts is Fred Tung's exploration of contractual restraints imposed by lenders on corporate governance issues.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending April 12, 2009.  (Last week's rank in parentheses.)

1 (1) Rethinking Free Speech and Civil Liability, Daniel J. Solove (Geo. Washington) & Neil M. Richards (Washington U.).

2 (5) The Sale of the Century and its Impact on Asset Securitization: Lehman Brothers, Stephen J. Lubben (Seton Hall) & Chip Bowles (Greenebaum Doll & McDonald).

3 (3) Contracts and Friendships, Ethan J. Leib (UC-Hastings).

4 (4) True Sale of Receivables: A Purposive Analysis, Kenneth C. Kettering (New York LS).

5 (8) Tempering ‘Buy American’ in the Recovery Act -- Steering Clear of a Trade War, Steven L. Schooner & Christopher R. Yukins (Geo. Washington).

6 (7) A License to Deceive: Enforcing Contractual Myths Despite Consumer Psychological Realities, Debra Pogrund Stark (John Marshall) & Jessica M. Choplin (DePaul).

7 (6) Limitation of Sales Warranties as an Alternative to Intellectual Property Rights: An Empirical Analysis of iPhone Warranties' Deterrent Impact on Consumers, Marc Lane Roark (Missouri)

8 (-) Leverage in the Board Room: The Unsung Influence of Private Lenders in Corporate Governance, Frederick Tung (Emory).

9 (9) Intent to Contract, Gregory Klass (Georgetown).

10 (10) Rational Ignorance, Rational Closed-Mindedness, and Modern Economic Formalism in Contract Law, Shawn J. Bayern (Duke).

[Frank Snyder]

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