Jurisprudence

BIG DATA, BIG LAW FIRMS & BIG BULLSHIT

According to the Gartner IT Glossary: "Big Data"* is high-volume, high-velocity, and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making. This is more or less how the idea of...

KICKING CANS DOWN ROADS

This essay is going to sound like a political tract of sorts, and to some extent it is.  It is also, however, a reflection on parts of the legal system.   It will consist of a few opening remarks, and then sets of questions, plus a few reflections...

COVERAGE FOR SEC-IMPOSED DISGORGEMENT BASED UPON IMPROPER “AFTER HOURS” TRADING

INSURERS' MOTION TO DISMISS BASED ON PUBLIC POLICY WHERE INSURED SEEKS INDEMNITY FOR INTENTIONAL WRONGFUL-ACTS PART I: TOPICSTHIS IS ONE OF TWO BLOG POSTS REGARDING TWO "HIGHEST COURT" OPINIONS IN THE SAME COMPLEX AND UNUSUAL CASE REGARDING DELIBERATE...

‘Wrongful Act’ Insurance Coverage for Broker-Dealers in the Securities Markets

LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR DELIBERATE CONDUCT CAUSING NON-FORTUITOUS CONSEQUENCES LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR WRONGFUL ACTS AND THE PROBLEMS OF “MORAL HAZARD” LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR DISGORGEMENTS INTERPRETING THE LANGUAGE OF POLICY EXCLUSIONS UNDER NEW YORK LAW Part II:...

AMBIGUITY IN INSURANCE POLICIES

AMBIGUITY IN INSURANCE POLICIES: EARTHQUAKES, POLLUTION, AND WASTEWATER–PLUS SOME ODDBALL SURPLUS LINES MATTERS National American Insurance Co. v. New Dominion, 2021 OK 62, _ P.3d _ (2021). This case concerns unusual exclusions in a series of modified Comprehensive...

Lawyers, Election Law, Jurisprudence, and Proper Governance

ELECTION LAW, GOVERNANCE, AND DEMOCRACY Factions and therefore political parties are something that acutely concerned many of the "Founding Persons," of our republic e.g., both Washington and Madison, among many others.  Political parties are a paradox. At...

Jurisprudence, or legal theory, is the theoretical study of the propriety of law seeking to explain the nature of law in its most general form and provide a deeper understanding of legal reasoning and analogy, legal systems, legal institutions, and the proper application and role of law including the social, philosophical, political and other random topics.

Topics: legal theory, nature of law, legal reasoning, legal systems, legal institutions, the role of law, social, philosophical, and other random topics. 

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