Updating an earlier story on JURIST's Paper Chase, a federal judge late Tuesday denied the request of third-party candidates for a full recount of Ohio presidential ballots before the state had certified the election results. Judge James G. Carr in Toledo wrote that he sees no reason why the recount, to which the candidates are [...]

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Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law: "This W$J overview of the Disney case puts the Eisner/Ovitz affair into perspective: a strong CEO rendered his board practically irrelevant. Left on his own, he fumbled badly.  Shareholders suffered. There are many interesting aspects of this case, including the limits of judicial supervision under the business [...]

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The EU has delayed a vote to take place later this week on a proposed law governing when patents can be obtained for technological developments after Poland expressed some reservation over whether to support the law. The law, known as the software patent directive, seeks to establish uniformity on patent laws across the EU, but [...]

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Following up on an international story reported earlier on JURIST's Paper Chase, Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko appeared before opposition members of parliament Tuesday and declared himself president in the wake of a disputed election. Yuschenko read the oath of office before a 200,000-strong crowd of supporters gathered outside parliament. Official results of the election [...]

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