The Three and a Half Minute Transaction

Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design


Author: Mitu Gulati,Robert E. Scott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924386

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 9718

Boilerplate language in contracts tends to stick around long after its origins and purpose have been forgotten. Usually there are no serious repercussions, but sometimes it can cause unexpected problems. Such was the case with the obscure pari passu clause in cross-border sovereign debt contracts, until a novel judicial interpretation rattled international finance by forcing a defaulting sovereign—for one of the first times in the market’s centuries-long history—to repay its foreign creditors. Though neither party wanted this outcome, the vast majority of contracts subsequently issued demonstrate virtually no attempt to clarify the imprecise language of the clause. Using this case as a launching pad to explore the broader issue of the “stickiness” of contract boilerplate, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott have sifted through more than one thousand sovereign debt contracts and interviewed hundreds of practitioners to show that the problem actually lies in the nature of the modern corporate law firm. The financial pressure on large firms to maintain a high volume of transactions contributes to an array of problems that deter innovation. With the near certainty of massive sovereign debt restructuring in Europe, The Three and a Half Minute Transaction speaks to critical issues facing the industry and has broader implications for contract design that will ensure it remains relevant to our understanding of legal practice long after the debt crisis has subsided.

Three and a Half Minutes


Author: Caroline Fyffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984014675


Page: 256

View: 9895

Workaholic Camille Ashland is at the top of her game. She has built a thriving business, has a lovely daughter, and lives in a newly decorated home. The forty-four-year-old widow doesn't have time to be lonely, and a relationship is at the bottom of her list. On Valentine's Day eve, in the middle of her busy chocolate shop, Camille suffers a heart attack and has a near-death experience that lasts three-and-a-half minutes. Revived, she can recall little detail about what she has experienced-but something inside keeps whispering that it was divine. She wishes she could remember more fully. For a complete stress buster, her doctor sends Camille on an Austrian vacation to a German-language school in Vienna. When Gunther Christove walks into the classroom, every woman takes notice-especially Camille. After several dreamlike flashbacks, Camille is convinced she's either crazy, or someone or something beyond this earth is trying to tell her something. Without realizing it at first, Camille becomes caught up in an investigation surrounding the school, one that also involves Gunther's brother, Father Florian Christove. As she and Gunther grow close, the mysterious flashbacks become more frequent and compelling-almost demanding. Will her three-and-a-half minutes between life and death destroy her second chance at happiness, or turn her life into a banquet of love?"

Explorer Race and Beyond


Author: Robert Shapiro

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824067

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 9206

In our continuing exploration of how creation works, we talk to Creator of Pure Feelings and Thoughts, the Liquid Domain, the Double-Diamond Portal, and the other 93 percent of the Explorer Race. We revisit the Friends of the Creator to discuss their origin and how they see the beyond; we finally reach the roots of the Explorer Race (us!) and find we are from a different source than our Creator and have a different goal; and we end up talking to All That Is!

The Mad Scientist's Daughter


Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481461699

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1754

Nominated for the Phillip K. Dick Award, a science fiction fairy tale set in a collapsing future America about a girl and the android she falls in love with. When Cat Novak was a young girl, her father brought Finn, an experimental android, to their isolated home. A billion-dollar construct, Finn looks and acts human, but he has no desire to be one. He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection. His primary task now is to tutor Cat. Finn stays with her, becoming her constant companion and friend as she grows into adulthood. But when the government grants rights to the ever-increasing robot population, Finn struggles to find his place in the world. As their relationship goes further than anyone intended, they have to face the threat of being separated forever.

Medical Record


Author: George Frederick Shrady,Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 7850

The Power of a Half Hour

Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time


Author: Tommy Barnett

Publisher: WaterBrook Press

ISBN: 0307731863

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6351

"The Power of a Half Hour is full of unique, practical, and God-inspired truths to keep your time focused on all that God has called you to do. If you apply these principles...they will bring renewed purpose and inspiration to your life." --Joyce Meyer, Bible teacher and best-selling author "Allow the deep revelations and years of wisdom from this man of God to impart health and life into your faith journey." --Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments. What can you do in thirty minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook? How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same twenty-four hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at "getting things done," says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day--just thirty minutes at a time. In this remarkably practical book, Tommy shows how to begin a whole new life of fruitfulness. You'll see immediate results in all areas of your life, including your-- - Purpose and values - Personal goals - Faith - Character and attitude - Dreams - Career - Relationships - Marriage and family - Church involvement and ministry Why not change time from being your worst enemy to your everlasting friend? It all starts with the amazing things you can do in only a half hour. Through inspiring stories and biblical principles, discover how your downtime can have a major upside. Get going--you don't have a minute to lose!

The Nautical Magazine for 1874


Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056539

Category: History

Page: 1086

View: 7395

The 1874 Nautical Magazine includes legal reports, shipbuilding statistics and strong criticism of proposals for government safety regulations on shipping.

The Old Game

A Retrospect After Three and a Half Years on the Water-wagon


Author: Samuel G. Blythe

Publisher: Emptitude Books

ISBN: 9781453649886


Page: 50

View: 8285

From Content: "In a few minutes it will be three years and a half since I have taken a drink. In six years, six months, and a few minutes it will be ten years. Then I shall begin to feel I have some standing among the chaps who have quit. Three years and a half seems quite a period of abstinence to me, but I am constantly running across men who have been on the wagon for five and ten and twelve and twenty years; and I know, when it comes to merely not taking any, I am a piker as yet."

The Fury and the Terror


Author: John Farris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765341570

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4425

In the sequel to The Fury, psychic Eden Waring, married to a man she no longer trusts, is pursued by a powerful covert agency as she struggles to use her remarkable psychic gifts to save millions of lives while investigating a bizarre and complex plot that reaches to the Oval Office. Reprint.

3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life

The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief


Author: Joseph Weisberg,Heidi Shink

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416506780

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 6901

Relieve and prevent chronic pain forever with this simple, safe, and sure-fire three-minute daily program! Imagine a world free of aches and back pain, headaches, joint stiffness, or arthritis; no expensive ergonomic equipment or pain medications. With Dr. Joseph Weisberg's revolutionary new system, a pain-free life is now within reach of everyone—even those who have endured chronic pain for years. At the heart of Dr. Weisberg's system is the 3-Minute Maintenance Method--a unique program for all ages and fitness levels that eliminates the conditions that cause pain in the first place. By utilizing six different thirty-second therapeutic movements the program makes it possible for the body to keep itself free of pain. Thanks to Dr. Weisberg's groundbreaking program, relief—and a lifetime of healthy muscles and joints--is finally at hand. In fact, it's just three minutes away!

Nineteen Minutes

A Novel


Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476729719

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 2001

In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with the primary witness--the daughter of the judge assigned to the case.

Annual Report


Author: New York (State). Board of Railroad Commissioners

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8788

3 1/2 Seconds to Live

A Lifelong Journey with Ptsd and Depression


Author: Kate Thomas Baker,Don Baker

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512767980

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 3384

From a World War to a personal war this is the profoundly personal story of a preacher with PTSD and major depressive disorder. Don Baker shares his journey into the darknessthe black hole, as he calls itand how its shadow has haunted him for over seventy years. Insightful, vulnerable, and honest, this is a human story for human readers, for people who have tasted life and found it too often bitter and perplexing.

Friendly Enemies


Author: Sam Munch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469153726

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 9156

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. A suspense thriller of a novel about an American fighter squadron commander and a Russian squadron commander who get caught up in a forbidden, passionate romance. The Russian lady gets pregnant and both of them are entangled in a UN political game of power and supremacy among nations. This personal and international competition to establish a UN one-world government system is in Sam Munch's book entitled Friendly Enemies