Vanderbilt Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 1, January

Aggregate Litigation across the Atlantic and the Future of American Exceptionalism
This Article analyzes the emerging phenomenon of trans-Atlantic civil litigation on an aggregate basis-chiefly, though not exclusively, by way of class actions. European systems have shown a growing receptiveness to aggregate litigation, but scholarly...
Attorneys, Accountants, and Bankers, Oh My! Primary Liability for Secondary Actors in the Wake of Stoneridge
I. BUDDY SCHWARTZ AND THE AMERICAN DREAMMervin "Buddy" Schwartz, Jr., embodied the American Dream. A Pennsylvania resident, Schwartz began working for Hershey Foods in 1961 as a maintenance mechanic.1 He eventually became a member of the local union's...
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Landlords, Latinos, Anti-Illegal Immigrant Ordinances, and Housing Discrimination
In the face of federal inability to effectively police our national borders and to remove unauthorized immigrants, many local governments have recently sought to take measures into their own hands by passing anti-illegal immigrant ("All") ordinances....
Corporate Voting
Discussion of shareholder voting frequently begins against a background of the democratic expectations and justifications present in decisionmaking in the public sphere. Directors are assumed to be agents of the shareholders in much the same way that...
Pragmatic Selective Waiver: Re-Aligning Corporate Executives' Personal Interests with Those of the Corporation Amidst Government Investigations
I. INTRODUCTIONIn the corporate setting, government investigators increasingly ask corporations to waive the attorney-client privilege as part of the "cooperation" necessary to receive incentives.1 In practice, however, these cooperation incentives have...
RICO Overreach: How the Federal Government's Escalating Offensive against Gangs Has Run Afoul of the Constitution
NOTESI. INTRODUCTIONThe United States has a problem with gangs. According to the Department of Justice, there are more than twenty thousand gangs1 in the United States today, with over one million members.2 There are gangs in every state and in the District...
Will Aggregate Litigation Come to Europe?
This Essay considers Europe's experiment with aggregate litigation in light of American experience. European thinking on the topic appears to have reached consensus on two points: first, aggregate litigation will soon be the norm for Europe; and second,...