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Portfolio 2 col – Vesteo Law Theme

Portfolio 2 col

Rent-Paying Tenant

Conflicts of Interest

Abstract Mr. Goodnow is a single parent who works two jobs and pays his rent on time every month. He is very attached to his apartment, as it is in relatively good condition, is close to his child ...

Springfield Outfest

Abstract In Springfield OutFest, Springfield Pride is a local advocacy organization that supports the city of Springfield’s sizeable lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Spri ...

Hong Kong Property Deal

Abstract The Hong Kong Property Deal is a simple two-party negotiation that appears to have a single distributive issue (price), but contains several hidden issues that offer integrative opportunit ...

From Sony to SOPA

Government intervention

Abstract Copyright law, which is intended to provide creative rights and financial protection to content creators, has been challenged by technology innovators whose products have the potential to ...

Sinaloa Cartel

Criminal law

Abstract If the Sinaloa Cartel were a legal enterprise, it would be one of the forty largest companies in Mexico and a member of the Latin 500. It is considered the most successful and sophisticat ...

El Paso’s Sale to Kinder Morgan

Conflicts of Interest

Abstract In 2011, El Paso — publicly traded oil and gas company — agreed to be bought out by Kinder Morgan, a leading owner/operator of US oil and gas pipelines.  El Paso was advised by Goldma ...

Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

Government intervention

Abstract In September 2008, as Lehman Brothers struggled to survive, John Thain, CEO of Merrill Lynch, realized that his bank was also on the brink of failure. Throughout the weekend of September 1 ...

The WikiLeaks Incident

Criminal law, Cyberlaw, Government intervention

Abstract In 2010, a disaffected U.S. Army intelligence analyst allegedly copied a large trove of U.S. government documents and sent them to whistleblower website WikiLeaks (http://wikileaks.org/). ...

Balloon Boy

Criminal law

Abstract On October 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene called 911 in a panic. Their son Falcon had gone missing, as had a large metallic balloon housed in their backyard. Local and federal authorit ...

Barclays Capital – Sale of Del Monte Foods

Conflicts of Interest

Abstract In 2010, Del Monte — publicly traded and a large US food producer — agreed to be bought out by private equity funds led by KKR.  Del Monte was advised by Barclays Capital, which had r ...