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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weekly Top Ten

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TOP 10 Papers for Journal of Contracts & Commercial Law 

September 25, 2009 to November 24, 2009

RankDownloadsPaper Title
1188The Effect of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 on Consumer Credit 
David S. EvansDavid S. EvansJoshua D. Wright
University of Chicago Law School, University College London, George Mason University - School of Law, Faculty, 

2184Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal and the Private Equity Implosion 
Steven M. Davidoff
University of Connecticut School of Law, 

3165The 2005 Rules of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration - Revisited 
Simon GreenbergLuke R. NottageRomesh Weeramantry
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), University of Sydney - Faculty of Law, City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK), 

4110Interpretation and Implied Terms in Contract Law 
George M. Cohen
University of Virginia School of Law, 

5109Conflict of Laws and Choice of Law 
Erin A. O'HaraLarry E. Ribstein
Vanderbilt University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, 

6100A Critique of Evans and Wright’s Study of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act 
Adam J. Levitin
Georgetown University - Law Center, 

797Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Home Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis 
Christopher Lewis Peterson
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law, 

896Langdell and the Invention of Legal Doctrine 
Catharine P. Wells
Boston College - Law School, 

987Federated Identity Management: Balancing Privacy Rights, Liability Risks, and the Duty to Authenticate 
Thomas J. Smedinghoff
Wildman Harrold, 

1085The Role of International Law Firms and Multijural Human Capital in the Harmonization of Legal Regimes 
Gillian Hadfield
USC Law School and Department of Economics


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Sale of Silverdome Enjoined

Pontiacdome In 1975, for a mere $55.7 million, the National Football League’s Detroit Lions got a new home, the Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan (pictured).  In 2002, the team moved back to Detroit, and according to Time.com’s Detroit Blog, it now costs the city of Pontiac $1.5 million/year to maintain the stadium, which no longer generates significant revenues.   So, the city put the stadium up for sale, and according to the Detroit Free Press website, the high bidder was an unnamed Toronto company, with a bid of $583,000. 

Last week, H. Wallace Parker, owner of Silver Stallion Development filed a breach of contract suit and sought an injunction of the sale.  According to the Wall Street Journal blog, a judge granted the injunction on Wednesday.  Silver Stallion alleges that it was negotiating the terms of a contract to purchase the Silverdome and that the city breached its contractual obligations.  In addition, Silver Stallion alleges racial bias in the city’s decision to put the stadium up for auction rather than permit its development by a minority-owned company.

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