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Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekly Top Ten

Ssrn Two new papers hit our top ten list this week, Ethan Leib's Contracts and Friendships, which debuts at number 3, and a timely piece from Steve Schooner and Christoper Yukins on one of the lurking problems in the recent stimulus packages, which checks in at number 8.  Following are the top ten most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending April 5, 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 (2)  Bankruptcy Reform and the Financial Crisis, Melissa B. Jacoby (No. Carolina).

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

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

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

6 (3)  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)

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

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

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

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

[Frank Snyder]

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