Thursday, May 08, 2008

Recent reading: standing

Robert C. Bird, The Impact of Legal Standing Rules on Deceptive and Legitimate Advertising Activity: Two parts of this article don’t quite cohere into a whole. If your concern is that private plaintiffs will sue too often in order to crush competition, what good does it do you to have a standing rule limiting access to the courts to direct competitors only, who you’ve just identified as the primary bad guys?

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