The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
The Delaware Court of Chancery has cited a paper written by Professor Alexandra Lahav with former UConn Law colleague Sean Griffith in an opinion released Jan. 22, 2016, in re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation. The paper, The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation, was published in 2013 in the Vanderbilt Law Review. The court rejected a disclosure-only settlement as inadequate, finding that the supplemental disclosures obtained by the plaintiffs were not “plainly” material and therefore insufficient to support the release of stockholder claims against the defendants.
Professor Richard Wilson will speak at at an interdisciplinary conference, Mass Violence and Human Rights: The Global Politics of Truth and Justice, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Feb. 5, 2016. He will present on the topic How International Trials Write History. Wilson's research focuses on international human rights and post-conflict justice institutions, such as truth and reconciliation commissions and international criminal tribunals.
Professor Richard Pomp has published the eighth edition of his casebook State and Local Taxation, incorporating the latest U.S. Supreme Court tax cases, including Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, Comptroller of Maryland v. Wynne and Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transportation. Earlier editions have been used in more than 100 schools, state tax administrations and major accounting firms. Parts of the casebook have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Association of American Law Schools has elected Professor Sara Bronin chair of its State & Local Government Section.The election took place at the association's annual conference, which was held in New York on Jan. 6-10, 2016. The section promotes discussion of state and local government law and makes recommendations to the association on the topic. The nonprofit association has 179 member law schools.
Professor Richard Pomp will debate Fredrick J. Nicely, senior tax counsel for the Council on State Taxation, on Jan. 27, 2016, at the 25th annual Ohio Tax Conference in Columbus on the topic of Best and Worst of State Tax Administration. They are slated to discuss such topics as recent developments in nexus, alternative apportionment and audits, as well as the actions of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Multistate Tax Commission in connection with state and local taxes. Albert P. Cliffel III, senior vice president of Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, will serve as referee.
Professor Mathilde Cohen has been invited to talk at the Bocconi University School of Law in Milan on March 2, 2016. She will present on the topic Bevete più latte—The Legal Construction of Milk. Professor Cohen has been studying the regulation of milk, both animal and human.
Professor Peter Kochenburger helped to organize and was a speaker at a January 8, 2016 seminar, Storm Law: Helping Clients Prepare For and Respond to Natural Catastrophes, sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association's Insurance Law Section. The program, which conferred Continuing Legal Education credits, provided an overview of homeowner and commercial insurance policies, exclusions in those policies, the basics of business interruption coverage, the National Flood Insurance Program, the claims handling process and proof of loss.
Professer Mathilde Cohen will speak at Harvard Law School's Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law on Feb. 18, 2016. She will give a presentation on the topic The Comparative Constitutional Law of Cow and Milk—India and the United States.