The Review of Litigation

The Review of Litigation is a magazine focusing on Law

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, Summer

Causes of Action on and off the Contract in Year 2000 Litigation
I. Introduction With the advent of computers, many people believed they had witnessed the most advanced technological breakthrough of our time. There was nothing a computer system could not do. These perfect machines, which simplified our lives, became...
Fortuity, Insurance, and Y2K
Many people believe that certain software problems, combined with the way some computers have been designed or utilized, will cause substantial losses when 1999 becomes 2000.' The general purpose of this Article is to consider whether the Principle of...
Information Technology and Y2K Litigation
Introduction By the time this Article is published, it is unlikely that any reader will be completely unfamiliar with the potential problem for information technology arising out of the date change from 1999 to the year 2000.1 Despite this widespread...
Legal Implications of the Millennium Bug: The Multiple Roles of Lawyers in Coping with the Fallout from the Trillion-Dollar Computer Glitch
The Year 2000: The Nature of the Beast A new year, a new century, a new millennium. The year 2000 will be an exciting time that will serve both as a historic milestone and as a technological launch pad for the advancement and progress of society. Yet,...
Protecting the Unwed Father's Opportunity to Parent: A Survey of Paternity Registry Statutes
Introduction Nature dictates that the mother be present when a newborn baby takes its first breath, but the biological father need not, and often is not. It is clear that the law may compel a biological father to financially support his child, if the...
Speaking Out: Lawyers and Their Right to Free Speech
I. Introduction All around the country every day, lawyers' freedom of speech is curtailed by the legal system. That a lawyer, as an "officer of the court," should face more stringent standards than the ordinary citizen as to what he can say and when...
State and Federal Year 2000 Legislation
I. Nature of the Year 2000 Problem The Year 2000 problem, known as the "millennium bug," is caused by a commonly used programming shortcut in which two-digit fields are used rather than four-digit fields to represent dates. This programming shortcut...
The Duty of Ordinary Care for HMOs: Can Texas Senate Bill 386 Weather the Storm of ERISA Preemption?
I. Introduction: A New Day in HMO Liability Texas recently became the first state in the nation to adopt legislation creating liability for negligence in health care decisions made by health care providers.' On September 1, 1997, Senate Bill 386 (SB...
The Managerial Judge and Y2K Litigation
Thank you. I am delighted to be here. It is my first time-not in the great State of Texas, but in Austin. Your winters here are reputedly milder than what I am accustomed to in the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania, and so a sojourn here ought...