Archive for September 30th, 2019

September 30, 2019

Lazaro presents at Securities Arbitration 2019 Program at PLI

Professor Christine Lazaro participated on the panel, “Staying Ahead of the Curve: Hot Topics in Securities Arbitration and Future Trends in 2019,” at the PLI program, Securities Arbitration 2019.

Christine Lazaro

Professor Lazaro discussed recent cases, as well as issues impacting investors and the securities arbitration forum.  Additionally, Professor Lazaro co-authored an article for program with Teresa Verges entitled, Technology in Legal Practice: Keeping Ethical Obligations in Mind.  In addition to appearing in the program materials, the article will be published in PLI Current: The Journal of PLI Press.

September 30, 2019

Boyle Presents at Harvard Medical School Think Tank

On September 25, 2019, Professor Robin Boyle Laisure presented at a think tank for Harvard Medical School, called the Program in Psychiatry and the Law (PIPATL).  PIPATL members hold degrees in psychiatry and law. The topic of her talk was “Litigating Against Cults: Avoiding Undue Influence Conundrum.”
Professor Boyle summed up the history of United States Supreme Court decisions, in which expert testimony was challenged when it pertained to “mind control” or “brainwashing.”  She argued that we can now look to the case of United States v. Raniere, tried in federal court (EDNY) last May, as a paradigm for litigation against cults and high demand groups.  In that case the leader of the Nxivm organization, a purported network of self-help workshops, was convicted on seven counts, including human trafficking and racketeering.  At her talk, Professor Boyle offered some suggestions about revising the requirements for establishing undue influence in the civil context.  The members of PIPATL engaged in a robust discussion about how much weight courts should afford to the mental state of the victim in cases of undue influence.
September 30, 2019

Warner Presents at European Academic Forum

On September 25, Professor Ray Warner presented his paper, Implementation of the Restructuring Directive: Enforcing Reorganization Plans in the United States, at the INSOL Europe Academic Forum on Harmonisation of Insolvency and Restructuring Law in the EU in Copenhagen, Denmark.


G. Ray Warner

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