Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

Hohfeld forever

The great Wesley Hohfeld (the Dmitri Mendeleev of law) famously identified four types of legal rights: claim rights, liberty rights, powers, and immunities. Alas, Hohfeld’s own writings explaining his fourfold taxonomy are not very “user friendly.” Via our colleague and … Continue reading

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A critique of stakeholder theory

A stakeholder without a veto is just window dressing, but if there are too many stakeholders with veto rights, nothing gets done. Mark J. Dunkleman’s excellent history of New York City’s Penn Station provides an instructive case study of this … Continue reading

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a circle thief

Sunday funday! Animation by Natsumi Comoto (hat tip: Kottke).

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An illustration of the law of diminishing marginal utility?

Is Disney’s Star Wars strategy counter-productive? More details about Disney’s decision-making are available here. (Also, here is Wikipedia’s entry for diminshing marginal utility.)

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Does the American with Disabilities Act apply to commercial aircraft?

Apparently not, as noted in this fascinating report by Michael Schulson on “The Physics (and Economics, and Politics) of Wheelchairs on Planes.” File under: Hmmm.

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Police error?

Another police chase (this one in South Florida) on busy highways led to the deaths of two innocent civilians, including Frank Ordoñez, a UPS driver and father of two children. Call me a “Monday morning quarterback,” but why didn’t the … Continue reading

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Ten-year challenge (pop culture & the law edition)

During the last ten years (2009-2019), I authored or co-authored the following five papers in which I explored a wide variety of popular culture artifacts (novels, movies, TV shows, urban legends, etc.) from a legal perspective: 1. Gödel’s loophole (2013) … Continue reading

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