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Funding Derivative Actions: Costs and Fees as Incentives to Commence Litigation

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter is concerned with costs and fees in derivative actions in the context of incentives for such litigation. It explores the critical role of costs and fees in initiating and maintaining ... More


Reversal of Status

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.02
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

From 1858, Company action in Bengal transformed, over the following half century, a maritime agency into a land power on the sub continent. The Presidencies of Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay interacted ... More


The Law of Insurance

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on the law of insurance in the 19th century covers the development of insurance, the principle of indemnity and the insurable interest, the formation of insurance policies, and claims on ... More


The French Crime of 1873: An Essay in Interpretation

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 8 analyses the end of bimetallism. It shows that the conventional view of an inescapable collapse is not founded. France, endowed with a large share of the gold output of the 1850s and 1860s, ... More


Discourse and Figure: The Resistance of/to Cinema

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is concerned with the visual art of cinema in relation to alterity and postmodernism. It examines the relation of narrative space to narrative time in cinema and argues that there is a ... More


The First Settlement

Ronald Hutton

in The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

For over a century, the term ‘Restoration Settlement’ has been used to denote the legislation of 1660–2. Yet it is a misnomer, for there were two settlements in these years, of different character ... More


Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Greg Gordon, John Paterson, and Emre Usenmez (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This highly successful bookbrings together academic and practicing lawyers to consider the key legalissues facing the United Kingdom as it becomes a progressively more mature hydrocarbon province. ... More


China: The Long War, 1929–1949

Anthony James Joes

in Victorious Insurgencies: Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126142
eISBN:
9780813135588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126142.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

China is a civilization pretending to be a state. Its population was reduced from approximately 410 million in 1850 to 350 million in 1873, because of rebellions and civil wars in the middle of the ... More


Rent-Seeking in the Military Paymaster World

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

After 1701 French finances were dominated in an unprecedented way by men associated directly with the war effort. Although grand theft was far harder to pull off than half-a-century earlier, there ... More


Risk Allocation in Oil and Gas Contracts

Gordon Greg

in Oil and Gas Law: Current Practice & Emerging Trends

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861018
eISBN:
9781474406239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861018.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many oil and gas contracts depart quite radically from the law’s basic assumptionsabout where liability should fall following a breach of contract or a negligent act. Put shortly, the oil industry is ... More


Remains to Be Seen: Witness for the Prosecution

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Witness for the Prosecution began its artistic life as a short story that Agatha Christie published in 1933 in Britain in a volume titled The Hound of Death. The story was published in the United ... More


Epilogue a Touch of Class

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder certainly did his part to enrich American cinema. He learned during his long career in Hollywood that a director had to work hard not just to achieve artistic independence but also to ... More


The Rise of Film Noir: Double Indemnity

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his book on film noir, William Hare repeats the story that one day Billy Wilder could not find his secretary. He was told by one of the women in the office that she was holed up in the ladies' ... More


Performing the Accident on Purpose

Theodore Dreiser and James Cain

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the early twentieth century, insurance crime emerged as a social phenomenon that signals not only a sociological shift in criminality but also indicates a radical change in thinking about the ... More


Insurance and Tort Law

Peter Cane

in Tort Law and Economic Interests

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252368
eISBN:
9780191681370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252368.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Practical operation of the law of tort cannot be fully comprehended without closely looking at the fact and extent of insurance, whether it be liability insurance, loss insurance, or legal expenses ... More


The structure of dental services in the UK

Blánaid Daly, Paul Batchelor, Elizabeth Treasure, and Richard Watt

in Essential Dental Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199679379
eISBN:
9780191918353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679379.003.0026
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

This chapter will briefly describe how oral health care may be managed and organized and how health workers may be remunerated. This will be followed by a ... More


Subrogation

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explains the hidden significance of insurer subrogation for the law of obligations, explores its operation, and identifies how it may best be controlled. Argues that broadly contractual analysis ... More


Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Mark Feeney

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239682
eISBN:
9780226239705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Was it an omen that Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913? As this book relates, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some ... More


The End of a Dream (1924–1926)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Johnston and Puyi supported a Chinese minister Zheng Xiaoxu to control the inefficiency and corruption of the Imperial Household Department. Johnston infuriated the department and was accused of ... More


Captain Hodsdon’s Legal Entanglements

Eric M. Freedman

in Making Habeas Work: A Legal History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479870974
eISBN:
9781479802470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870974.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Illustrating the numerous legal restraints on power in the early national period, this chapter focuses on Captain Isaac Hodsdon of the United States Army, accused of wrongfully imprisoning men in ... More


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