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Bush’s article, Real Estate Antitrust: The Ability of the FTC to
Obtain Data on Competition in Real Estate Markets, is now published
at 35 Real Est. L. J. 33. The article
was part of an American Antitrust Institute (AAI) symposium on competition in
real estate markets. The AAI also filed a motion to intervene before Judge
Sullivan in regards to the Department of Justice’s proposed consent decrees in
the SBC/AT&T and Verizon/MCI telecommunication mergers. In part, AAI
offered to have Professor Bush testify as an expert on the Tunney Act. The
motion, mentioned in the National Journal, the Telecom Policy Report, and Legal
Times, is available at http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/recent2/520.pdf.
AAI’s reply brief is at
Professor Bush, along with Professors
John Flynn (
completed work on two forthcoming papers in May. They are: The ‘Commencement’ Problem: Lessons from
a Statute’s First Year (UC Davis L. Rev., forthcoming 2006).
A draft of the paper is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=881779;
and Intersections of State
and Federal Power: State Judges, Federal Law and the “Reliance Principle”
(Tulane Law Review, forthcoming 2006). A draft of this paper is available
Also in May, Professor Hoffman spoke on “Current Developments in
Class Actions, Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Supplemental Jurisdiction,
Removal, Personal Jurisdiction, and Venue” at the American Law Institute-American
Bar Association, Civil Practice and Litigation Techniques in Federal and State
In June, Professor Hoffman completed work on two other papers: Access to Information, Access to Justice: The Role of Pursuit Investigatory Discovery (Univ. of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, forthcoming 2006), draft available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=885820; and The Allocation of Jurisdiction in the American Federal Judicial System and Treatment of Interjurisdictional Conflicts in Developing American Law and Its Impact on China (ALI-ABA 2006). The paper was prepared for American Law Institute/American Bar Association conference at
His current works in progress include: In Retrospect: A First Year Review of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (Loyola Los Angeles Law Review (solicited for symposium on CAFA, forthcoming 2006), and The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act: The Legislative Bid to Regulate Lawyer Conduct (The Review of Litigation, solicited for symposium, “The Future of Litigation,” forthcoming 2006).
Professor Hoffman traveled in July
Jacqueline Weaver taught a new course, “Natural Gas: Domestic and International Legal Frameworks” at the Vermont Law School’s Energy Summer Program in South Royalton, Vermont from July 24th- August 5th.
Harriet Richman, Editor