Volume 13

    Volume 13, Issue 2 - Fall 2009

  • Internalizing Identity Theft

    Chris Jay Hoofnagle

    Why has identity theft remained so prevalent, in light of the development of ever more sophisticated fraud detection tools? Identity theft remains at 2003 levels — 9.9 million Americans fell victim to the crime in 2009. One faction explains the identity theft as a problem of a lack of control over personal information. Another argues […]

  • Historical Perspectives on Reasonable Royalty Patent Damages and Current Congressional Efforts for Reform

    Erick S. Lee

    The award of reasonable royalty damages for patentees successful in a patent infringement suit has had a long road in its development, resulting in its current manifestation under 35 U.S.C. § 284. As history has shown, the treatment of compensable damages to patentees ranged from the automatic trebling of the actual damages suffered, to placing […]

  • Volume 13, Issue 1 - Spring 2009

  • The Straight Talk Express: Yes We Can Have a False Political Advertising Statute

    Colin White

    The American public has grown weary of political advertisements that manipulate the truth and focus on out of context quotes instead of substantive issues. Politicians continue to use false political ads because they are effective and virtually unregulated. Requiring a politician to endorse his own advertisement no longer deters him from defaming his opponent. While […]

  • No Free Lunch (or Wi-Fi): Michigan’s Unconstitutional Computer Crime Statute

    Stacy Nowicki, Ph.D.

    This article examines Michigan’s computer crime statute in the context of unsecured wireless internet networks and argues that the statute is unconstitutionally void for vagueness. The statute violates the Due Process Clause of the Constitution because it uses terminology that does not afford citizens fair notice of illegal acts. The statute also fails to characterize […]

  • Volume 12, Issue 2 - Fall 2008

  • ONLINE COURT: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Small Claims

    Brian A. Pappas

    Advances in web technology are slowly starting to impact the resolution of disputes that had previously been handled in person. Online Dispute Resolution can broadly be defined as the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques over the internet. Typical ODR cases involve small dollar amounts, distant parties, and often relatively obscure issues. ODR will […]