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A regularly updated selection of new books available to NKU Chase students, faculty, staff, and the community through the NKU Chase College of Law Library.
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New books added to the Chase College of Law Library during January 2014

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The ABCs of the UCC : Article 9 : secured transactions - Russell A. Hakes
Call Number: KF1050.Z9 H355 2013
ISBN: 9781627223959
Publication Date: 2014-08-07
This book is a wonderful introduction to the law governing security interests in personal property, which is based on Article 9 of the UCC. This book explains the terminology, structure, and methodology of security interests governed by Article 9 in a readable, concise, and yet thorough manner. Practitioners can use the book to become rapidly conversant with the scope, concepts, and structure of Article 9 and how security interests are created, priority is established and remedies are pursued upon default. Students can gain an overview of security interests and can revisit each chapter as they study its principles in greater depth.

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Beyond the Fracking Wars - Erica Levine Powers (Editor); Beth E. Kinne (Editor)
Call Number: KF1849.A2 B49 2013
ISBN: 9781627221634
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
Beyond the Fracking Wars provides an accessible and credible reference for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens. It avoids a "pro" or "anti" position and serves as a balanced resource on common issues associated with unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. Whether you are a state and local government lawyer, land owner, public official, planner, oil and gas industry employee, or interested citizen, Beyond the Fracking Wars is a must-have reference for understanding the controversial subject of unconventional oil and gas development and its impact on local governments.

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A Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law - American Bar Association
Call Number: KF5407 .B53 2013
ISBN: 9781627223027
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
This book is an updated version of the original Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law (2004), which represents collective views on the interpretation and application of the Administrative Procedures Act. The book is broken into six key topic categories of administrative law:- Adjudication- Informal Rulemaking- Scope of Review- The Availability of Judicial Review of Administrative Action- Freedom of Information, Sunshine, Advisory Committees- Government Management of the Administrative Process

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The Class Action Fairness ACT - Gregory Cook
Call Number: KF8896 .C66 2013
ISBN: 9781627223065
Publication Date: 2014-08-07
The book looks at CAFAs provisions, with in-depth analysis of statutory language, descriptions of key judicial interpretations, and specific suggested strategies for practitioners. CAFA has created important new strategic considerations for both plaintiffs and defendants. This book will provide both plaintiff and defense counsel with a clearer picture of the statute, its case law, and helpful strategies, so attorneys can make better-informed decisions for their clients.

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Fundamentals of construction law - Elmore, L. Franklin
Call Number: KF902 .F86 2013
ISBN: 9781627223003
Publication Date: 2013
Twenty-seven construction lawyers collaborate to impart expert information across all areas of construction law.

Fundamentals of Construction Law, Second Edition is the definitive primer on the subjects that are at the heart of every construction law dispute. In depth analysis explains the key principles of construction law, making this book is a "must have" for any lawyer practicing in this area, particularly those new to the field. Its scope is unique among construction treatises, because it explains the perspectives of the various "players" - owner, designer, constructor, and surety, as well as discussing key contract provisions.

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International Labor and Employment Laws - William L. Keller; Timothy J. Darby; Carl Bevernage; American Bar Association, International Labor and Employment Law Committee Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: K1705 .I584
ISBN: 9781617463044
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This guide contains information on primary law, secondary resources and non-legal resources relating to cultural property. It includes listings of international conventions with annotations, and also contains information on non-governmental organizations concerned with cultural property and ethical codes that relate to the topic.--Publisher.

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Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy - James C. Clinger (Editor); Michael W. Hail (Editor); Mitch McConnell (Foreword by); Trey Grayson (Foreword by)
Call Number: JK5316 .K48 2013
ISBN: 9780813143156
Publication Date: 2013-10-30
The cornerstone of the American republic is an educated, active, and engaged citizenry; however, the multifaceted inner workings of government and the political forces that shape it are incredibly complex. Kentucky Government, Politics, and Public Policy is the first book in nearly three decades to provide a comprehensive overview of the commonwealth's major governing and political institutions and the public policy issues that profoundly affect Kentuckians' daily lives. In this groundbreaking volume, editors James C. Clinger and Michael W. Hail have assembled respected scholars from across the state to inform citizens about their governing institutions, the consequences of their policy choices, and the intricacies of the political process. They provide clear and authoritative information on Kentucky's government and explain significant trends and patterns, exploring the legacy of the state's political history and illuminating the contributions of influential Kentucky politicians such as Henry Clay, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis. The contributors also address essential topics such as the structure and function of the three branches of government, the constitution, and federalism and intergovernmental relations, as well as administration, budgeting, and finance. They analyze key issues in education policy, economic and community development, and health care in great detail, explaining persistently controversial topics such as campaign finance, the cost of elections, ethics, and the oversight of regulatory agencies. From the executive branch to the legislature, from the court system to political parties, there is no better primer on government in the commonwealth.

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Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers - Pamela H. Woldow; Douglas B. Richardson
Call Number: KF318 .W65 2013
ISBN: 9781627221900
Publication Date: 2014-08-07
Legal clients are responding to today's unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently--and take it away from those who can't or won't. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working relationships with clients, and maximizing profitability.

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License Agreements: Forms and Checklists - Battersby
Call Number: KF2977 .B382
Publication Date: 2013-09-04
In the fast-paced, multi-billion dollar licensing industry, you don't havetime to reinvent the wheel every time you need to draft or negotiate a strong,enforceable licensing agreement. License Agreements: Forms andChecklists, Second Edition puts at your fingertips -- and on yourcomputer screen -- all the critical tools needed to draft, negotiate, andfinalize licensing deals more quickly and effectively.In this one comprehensive resource, License Agreements: Forms andChecklists, Second Edition, you'll find at your fingertips:Over sixty fully editable sample agreements that can be easily modified tomeet your needs in virtually any transaction, both for US and internationaldealsAgreements covering a wide range of licensable subjects including patents,software, athletic endorsements, wireless distribution and mobile contentAn introduction and practice tips for each form explaining their purpose andapplicabilityIn-depth analysis of the legal principles you must consider when draftingagreements, from both the licensor and the licensee perspectiveAuthoritative discussions of "hot issues" that will likely come up fornegotiation and how to handle themCD-ROM containing all of the forms discussed in the text for ease of useCompiled by nationally renowned licensing law authorities Gregory J. Battersbyand Charles W. Grimes, this time-saving reference gives you proven-effectiveagreements that can be used as the starting point for the preparation andnegotiation of virtually any licensing transaction.

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Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice - Amdursky
Call Number: KF6775 .A962
ISBN: 9781454826644
Publication Date: 2013-08-22
Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice, Second Editiondescribes the law related to municipal debt finance and indicates therequirements that municipalities and states must satisfy in order to issuedebt, the limitations on the amounts and kinds of debt that municipalities andstates can issue, the rights of the creditors of municipalities and states,and the role of federal securities laws in regulating the issuance of debt bymunicipalities and states.Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice, Second Editionprovides an examination of the legal principles underlying the issuance ofdebt by states and their political subdivisions. The book provides in-depthanalysis of the conditions that must be satisfied prior to issuance ofdebt; state constitutional restrictions on the issuance of debt, such as thepublic purpose requirement, the prohibition on lending of credit, and debtlimitations; the rights of bondholders; and federal regulation of municipalsecurities.The world of municipal finance has undergone major transformations in the lawregarding the conditions under which states and localities can issue debt, theform of transactions, and the regulation of bonds evidencing those debts. Inaddition, the fiscal environment surrounding states and their politicalsubdivisions has been dramatically altered by the financial crisis of 2008.Terms that were unknown twenty years ago have become commonplace. Moreimportantly, terms that were known but rarely uttered, such as "municipalbankruptcy," have now become part of everyday conversation.Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice, Second Editionexamines all of these issues including a new chapter on municipal bankruptcy.It emphasizes the basic principles and themes that dominate municipal finance.The new edition also covers key issues like the proper scope of liability fordisclosure and the applicability of federal securities laws to municipal bonds.

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Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers - Katy Goshtasbi
Call Number: KF316.5 .G67 2013
ISBN: 9781627221597
Publication Date: 2014-08-07
With over 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the United States, how do lawyers stand out from their fellow practitioners and get jobs, promotions, clients, and referrals? To survive and thrive, lawyers must develop their own intentional personal brand to distinguish themselves from the competition. In Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers, personal branding expert and experienced attorney Katy Goshtasbi explains how attorneys can highlight their unique talents and abilities, manage their perceptions, and achieve greater success as a lawyer in the process.

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Privacy in Employment Law - Matthew W. Finkin
Call Number: KF3457.5 .F564
ISBN: 9781617463273
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Privacy in Employment Law, Fourth Edition offers guidance on employee/employer rights and the limits of employer authority in securing information about applicants and employees, disclosing such information, and controlling activities in the U.S. workplace. This treatise is a dependable reference on the law of privacy as addressed fragmentally in statutes and court decisions.

The author has meticulously assembled citations, definitions, practical examples, and guidance to help practitioners assess present legislation and judicial thinking on key issues in employment privacy. Privacy in Employment Law provides lists of relevant state laws addressing topics relating to workplace privacy, including drug testing, access to personnel files, lie detection, electronic monitoring, and more, in addition to offering text of selected foreign statutes and the European Union (EU) directive on privacy law.

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