Fringe Economy Lending and Other Aberrant Contracts – Symposium

From the Introduction:

“Aberrant Contracts, rent to own agreements, third party legal lending contracts, payday loans, and title loan – often referred to as ‘fringe banking’ in the fringe economy, are contractual relationships that lack the characteristics of arms length, bargained for exchanges that dominate the focus of general contract law as taught in most US law schools. These atypical agreements are, more often than not, used by individuals who lack the financial ability to otherwise acquire the goods or services obtained …”

Third Party Funding of Personal Injury Tort Claims: Keep the Baby and Change the Bathwater
Terrence Cain

An Economic Perspective on Subprime Lending
Michael H. Anderson

Females on the Fringe: Considering Gender in Payday Lending Policy
Amy J. Schmitz

Interest Rate Caps, State Legislation, and Public Opinion: Does the Law Reflect the Public’s Desires?
Timothy E. Goldsmith and Nathalie Martin

An Economic Investigation of Rent-to-Own Agreements
Michael H. Anderson

Securitization of Aberrant Contract Receivables
Thomas E. Plank

Legal Uncertainty and Aberrant Contracts: The Choice of Law Clause
William J. Woodward Jr.

Some Economic Insights into Application of Payments Doctrine: Walker Thomas Revisited
James W. Bowers

Situational Duress and the Aberrance of Electronic Contracts
Nancy S. Kim

Tax Ferrets, Tax Consultants, Bounty Hunters, and Hired Guns: The Property Tax Netherworld Fueled by Contingency Fees and Champertous Agreements
J. Lyn Entrikin

Tenure, the Aberrant Consumer Contract
James J. White

Are You Free to Contract Away Your Right to Bring a Negligence Claim?
Scott J. Burnham

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Volume 89, Issue 1 (2014)

First posted 2014-01-13 10:07:05

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