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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Protecting Against Reverse Corporate Veil Piercing

Alan Williams

By: Alan Williams, 2L, Journal Staff Member In an age where corporate profits have never been higher, wise corporate leaders must always be mindful of judicial equity doctrines that seek to discard the corporate form, and the limited liability that comes with it, in the name of finding relief for plaintiffs.  Check out a couple […]

Corporations Want To Be On Your Ballot

By: Batool Saad, Journal Staff Member Citizens United gave corporations the status of a ‘person’ and the right to financially contribute as much as possible to a political campaign. Hobby Lobby gave corporations the right to religious freedom. So what possibly could come next for corporations? The right to holding public office, of course. Corporations […]

Why I Want a Business Court in my Jurisdiction

​By: Alexander Blank, 2L, Journal Staff Member   It is surprising that so many states are without Business Courts while such courts provide a variety of benefits. Joshua Halen’s article “Transforming Nevada into the Judicial Delaware of the West” sheds light on these benefits and why Nevada is pushing to develop their business court. Success […]

U.S. Corporate Taxes: Can we blame our companies for leaving the U.S.?

By: David Rader, Journal Staff Member The primary mission of any business or large corporation is to prosper from its transactions. An ancillary and unspoken goal that accompanies this objective is to see an increase in profits so that the company may return substantial dividends to their shareholders or investors. However, business is competitive, sales […]

SEC Decreases Use of Administrative Law Judges

By: Pattie Weir, 3L, Journal Editor According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, titled SEC Trims Use of In-House Judges, the SEC has been decreasing its use of in-house judges (administrative law judges).  This change comes after the SEC has been facing harsh criticism for using agency administrative law judges to decide contested […]

The Future of the Michigan Business Courts?

By: Jewell Briggs, Journal Staff Member In his article, Transforming Nevada into the Judicial Delaware of the West, Joshua Halen traces the evolution of the Nevada Business Courts since creation in 1999. There were overwhelming rationales for establishing the focused courts. However, as Halen details, the Nevada Business Courts have not meet expectations, nor have […]

The Extension of Corporate Personhood

By: Laura Pioch, Journal Staff Member   In 2010, the Supreme Court passed Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310, in which the Court established that corporations have the right to spend unlimited money towards political elections. Those against the decision already believed corporations were essentially given the ability to control political elections. […]

Is Grant’s ‘The Aftermath of a King Renouncing His Citizenship’ History Repeating Itself?

By: Elizabeth Hirschman, Journal Staff Member Growing up in the age of globalization has allowed me to see doors opening for many domestic companies to compete abroad.  I remember the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and all the hype that was associated with its initiation.  I remember President Clinton declaring all […]

Absent Federal Rules of Procedure: Reflection on SEC Trail Practice

By: Hilary Barnard, 2L, Journal Staff Member It is an interesting development within the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) proceedings that SEC alternative procedure can circumvent the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Glassman mentions this within his article about Constitutional challenges to administrative proceedings. There are still levels of protection and efficiency in the process. In […]

Arbitrary and Capricious Review in Administrative Proceedings – An Opportunity for ALJ’s to Grant Undue Deference to Agency Decisions?

By: Andrew Burrows, Journal Staff Member Quoting Harvard Professor Adam Vermule in his article, TS Glassman remarks that arbitrary and capricious review can skew the analysis of constitutionality in administrative proceedings where massive amounts of discretion is afforded to the administrative agency. This post will briefly discuss arbitrary and capricious review of administrative proceedings and […]