Faculty in the News - Archive
Tuesday, June 26, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerEnvironment and Energy Daily
Ė At a hearing on Capitol Hill last week, energy-industry trade groups, businesses, and a former natural gas trader voiced support for Congress giving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) authority to regulate electronic trading in natural gas and other energy futures markets, and not just on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Two panelists cautioned that too strict or inflexible a definition by the number of holdings instead of percent of the total market, for instance could lead traders to flee to other markets. But panelist Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, and a former director for trading and markets for the CFTC, called that scenario unlikely because regulatory certainty attracts players to the market.
Thursday, June 21, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerTheStreet.com
Ė The InterContinentalExchange, Inc. (ICE), isnít melting under the pressure of a big bidding war. The Atlanta-based futures and commodities exchange once again urged Chicago Board of Trade shareholders to reject a planned merger with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "This is well worth the fight, and whoever wins this wins a valuable commodity," says Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director for trading and markets for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission. "The futures industry is the hottest, most dynamic industry in the financial sector. Itís overwhelming the equity and debt markets and the exchanges only have a small part of it because the OTC market is even more vast."
Tuesday, June 19, 2007Professor Abraham DashThe Baltimore Sun
Ė The defense attorney in a federal carjacking-murder case tried yesterday to raise questions in jurorsí minds about whether they can rely on the allegedly incriminating statements made by a jailed teenager to Annapolis police in 2002. Leeander Jerome Blake, now 22, was 17 when arrested in the Sept. 19, 2002, fatal shooting of Straughan Lee Griffin, 51, as the businessman was unloading his Jeep Grand Cherokee in front of his home near the State House in Annapolis. "What the defense lawyer is obviously trying to do, now that the statement is in, is try to show the statement is not reliable," said Abraham Dash, JD, a professor at the School of Law and former federal prosecutor who has no connection to the case.
Monday, June 18, 2007Professor Irving BreitowitzThe Daily Record
Ė Defining contract law and interest rate caps more clearly, Marylandís Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that late payment fees on automobile leases are not subject to the 6 percent rate limit mandated by the Maryland Constitution. According to Irving Breitowitz, JD, associate professor at the School of Law, Maryland is different from most other states in that its constitution grants the legislature final authority over the interest rate. "In the short run, consumers pay more money, but if businesses are able to legally charge these late fees they might be able to then give credit to those who are more high risk," he said.
Friday, June 15, 2007Professor Rena SteinzorThe Baltimore Sun
- A federal report released yesterday concludes that playing on arsenic-tainted soil in South Baltimoreís Swann Park is not likely to cause cancer or other illnesses, unless children eat the dirt. However, researchers did not collect any soil or air samples from the park or surrounding neighborhood despite concerns expressed by local residents that arsenic dust could be whipped up by the wind or during sporting events. Rena Steinzor, JD, professor at the School of Law and legal adviser to a task force organized by the city to examine Swann Park, said the federal report should have included more testing. "I canít see how anyone would conclude itís not a risk without additional sampling," said Steinzor. "It doesnít enhance ... the confidence of the community when they do quick and dirty jobs like this."
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