quarta-feira, 22 de junho de 2011

Legal English: Financial Crisis

The documentary 'Inside Job' discusses the 2008 financial crisis. The end of part 2 (12'52'') and the begining of part 3 expain how the new mortgage system was a time bomb...
part 2/8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfU1H4q5lT8&feature=related

part 3/8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCPjGIW8_Bc&feature=related

Video: PBS Frontline - The Warning

"We didn't truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market," says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency -- the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] -- who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country's key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. "They were totally opposed to it," Born says. "That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?" (more »)

Read more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warning/view/?autoplay#ixzz1Q3TAXuXF

quarta-feira, 8 de junho de 2011

domingo, 5 de junho de 2011

Legal English: American Needle v. NFL (2)

Visit the original posting on this topic from last year


FTC Video: A Brief History of the Birth of the Federal Trade Commission

Cornell Law: Antitrust

FTC Files Joint Amicus Brief with U.S. Department of Justice in Matter of American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League
The Brief: http://www.ftc.gov/os/2009/09/090925nflbrief.pdf

"Supreme Court Reaffirms Application of Rule of Reason to Joint Venture Conduct"

from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

PBS Newshour Video: Supreme Court Watch: NFL Merchandise

Video: Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann "NFL Antitrust Ruling"