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Volume 108 - Issue 6

Comment on Griffith’s Deal Insurance: The Continuing Scramble Among Professionals

In his recent article, Professor Sean Griffith observes a substantial development in the M&A market. Increasingly, buyers and sellers replace traditional deal terms with an insurance product—representation and warranty insurance (“RWI”). This essay considers how this new product and the insurance professionals who sell and underwrite it affect the traditional role of M&A lawyers. It concludes that RWI, in its present form, does not substantially encroach on the traditional role of M&A lawyers. But it also notes that representations and warranties are ripe for technological innovation and that insurance professionals may be better positioned then lawyers to seize the opportunity.

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Criminal Consequences and the Anti-Injunction Act

By Gerald S. Kerska. Full text. Abstract: The United States Supreme Court has made clear that no litigant should have to choose between asserting his legal rights and risking prosecution.  That is not so for certain challenges to Treasury regulations.  Information reporting regulations are enforced through civil penalties and criminal liability.  Because those civil penalties count…

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