Tag Archives: Sovereign

Proposed: Sovereign Immunity for Big Media

Having heard that a House-version of "Protect IP" was introduced last week, I made a quick check to see if this bill also contained a provision outsourcing judicial functions to private corporations. Sure enough, it does. Here's the relevant text, … Continue reading

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Credit Rating Agencies, the Sovereign Debt Crisis and Competition Law

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol Nicolas Petit, University of Liege explores Credit Rating Agencies, the Sovereign Debt Crisis and Competition Law. ABSTRACT: This paper explores the possibility of remedial intervention against the credit rating oligopoly under the competition rules. To… … Continue reading

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New Sovereign Immunity case from Ninth Circuit – Tobar v. USA

New case from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals addressing the United States government's immunity from suits in the law enforcement context. The opinion is Tobar v. USA, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 8173 and can be found here. From the … Continue reading

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Nazi Art Looting: Sixth Circuit Cloaks Nazi-Era Atrocities in Sovereign Immunity

Flag of Tennessee The United States won World War II. As part of the postwar cleanup, the US did everything in its power to undo the damage the Nazis had wrought. Nowhere was this damage more atrocious than in what … Continue reading

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Sovereign Bank v Hepner (In re Roser)

In Sovereign Bank v Hepner (In re Roser), 613 F.3d 1240 (10th Cir. 2010), before filing petition for chapter 7 bankruptcy, the debtor borrowed money from Sovereign Bank to buy a car. Seven days after the petition filing, and within … Continue reading

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