Category Archives: Ethics

Class No. 13 (The United Airlines Case)

Have you ever been bumped off a flight or received shabby service from a commercial airline carrier? In our next class, we will take a break from “The Social Network” in order to debate United’s fateful decision (see memes below) … Continue reading

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Class No. 12 (“You better lawyer up …”)

In our next class, we will study the pleadings in the litigation between Facebook and Eduardo Saverin. In the movie The Social Network, for example, Eduardo confronts his best friend and business partner Mark Zuckerberg when he finally realizes that … Continue reading

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Class No. 11 (Is Facebook a monopoly?)

“But with … incredible growth came new problems.” –Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires, Ch. 22. In our next class, we will debate whether Facebook is an illegal monopoly. After all, Facebook is the most popular social network in the world … Continue reading

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Class No. 10 (Facebook, Inc.)

“It wasn’t about two kids in a dorm room anymore.” –Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires, Ch. 25. When an entrepreneur starts a new venture, like Mark Zuckerberg did when he launched “thefacebook” at Harvard in the spring of 2004, he … Continue reading

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Markets and morality (final post, for now)

Note: This is the last installment of our series of blog posts reviewing Nathan B. Oman’s new book The Dignity of Commerce. Nate Oman concludes his beautiful book on The Dignity of the Commerce by drawing a fundamental distinction between … Continue reading

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Exit, voice, and boilerplate

Note: This is the fifth of six blog posts on Nate Oman’s new book The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundation of Contract Law. Now that we have surveyed Professor Oman’s chapter on contract remedies (see our 3/21 … Continue reading

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Self-correcting contracts?

Note: This is the fourth of six blog posts in which we review Nate Oman’s new book The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundation of Contract Law. After tackling the legal doctrine of consideration in Chapter 5 (see … Continue reading

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