Business

Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Evaluating Useful Articles

Decision may have implications for the protection of other industrial designs.

Equal Footing as Equal Protection

Supreme Court holds that states cannot adopt rules disfavoring arbitration agreements.

Bank Culture in the Trump Era

Three kinds of bank behavior contributed to the financial crisis, and President Trump’s personal business activities appear to support that behavior.

Volcker Alliance Presents Reform Priorities

At Penn panel discussion, former Fed chair’s group urges further financial regulatory reform.

Is Professional Self-Regulation at a Crossroads?

Recent Supreme Court decision is a wake-up call for state licensing boards claiming antitrust immunity.

Taxing Fringe Benefits

Law and economics professor examines how to tax fringe benefits most efficiently.

The Need for Federal Oversight of Tax Preparers

As court strikes down IRS tax preparer regulations, a scholar argues for a legislative fix.

The American Pizza Community Bites Back

Pizza restaurants break from restaurant lobby to challenge FDA’s menu labeling rule.

Will the Volcker Rule’s Complexity Be Its Undoing?

Regulators face unique challenges as mandatory compliance begins.

Simplicity Trumps Logical Coherence

The Supreme Court upholds its concededly “incorrect” ban on post-expiration patent royalties.

CFPB Considers New Payday Loan Requirements

Consumer protection agency takes first steps to reform payday loan market.

Finding a Regulatory Framework for Social Enterprise

How can regulators effectively enforce social and environmental bottom lines for multi-purpose enterprises?