David Horton

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Professor

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall

Davis, CA CA 95616-5201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (52)

1.

Inheritance Forgery

69 Duke Law Journal 855 (2020), Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2020
Reid K. Weisbord and David Horton
Rutgers Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 1,158 (27,354)

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forgery, fraud, wills, deeds, life insurance, death beneficiary, probate, forensic expert, real estate, decedent, notary

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Arbitration Nation: Data from Four Providers

California Law Review, Vol. 109, 2019, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 03 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2019
Andrea Chandrasekher and David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 703 (54,578)

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FAA, Arbitration, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, Epic Systems v. Lewis, Empirical, AAA, JAMS, ADR Services, Kaiser

3.

After the Revolution: An Empirical Study of Consumer Arbitration

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 104, 2015, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 436
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 06 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2015
David Horton and Andrea Chandrasekher
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 700 (54,879)
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arbitration, FAA, empirical, Supreme Court, consumer, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, AAA, American Arbitration Association, data

4.

Extreme Sports and Assumption of Risk: A Blueprint

University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 38, 2004,
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 09 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 623 (63,970)

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assumption of risk, extreme sports, primary assumption of risk, secondary assumption of risk, negligence

5.

Flipping the Script: Contra Proferentem and Standard Form Contracts

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 80, 2009
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2008
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 521 (79,818)

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contracts, standard form contracts, boilerplate, interpretation, contra proferentem, class actions

6.

In Partial Defense of Probate: Evidence from Alameda County, California

Georgetown Law Journal, February 2015, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 390
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 453 (94,481)

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probate, probate court, non-probate revolution, wills, trusts, intestacy, empirical, Norman Dacey, How to Avoid Probate

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COVID-19 and Formal Wills

73 Stan. L. Rev. Online 18 (2020), Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2020
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 398 (109,851)
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COVID-19, wills, probate, holographic, electronic wills, estate planning

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Boilerplate and Default Rules in Wills Law: An Empirical Analysis

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 102 (2017), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Reid K. Weisbord and David Horton
Rutgers Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 372 (118,541)

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wills, empirical, default rules, boilerplate, antilapse, tax apportionment, exoneration of loans, New Jersey, probable intent

9.

Unconscionability in the Law of Trusts

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 84, 2009
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 362 (122,178)

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trusts, estates, contracts, unconscionability

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Federal Arbitration Act Preemption, Purposivism, and State Public Policy

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, 2013, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 318
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2013
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 343 (129,671)

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AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, FAA, federal arbitration act, public policy, preemption, American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, In re American Express Merchants’ Litig., unconscionability, vindication of rights

11.

Wills Without Signatures

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, 2019
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 321 (139,143)

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Wills Act, electronic wills, digital wills, Electronic Wills Act, harmless error, South Australia, formalism, functionalism, substantial compliance, testator, decedent

12.

Wills Law on the Ground

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 62, 2015 Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 404
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 01 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2014
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 320 (139,607)

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Uniform Probate Code, UPC, Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Donative Transfers, probate, empirical, testator, wills, harmless error, holographic wills, ademption, anti-lapse

13.

Probate Lending

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 126, 2016, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 492
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2017
David Horton and Andrea Chandrasekher
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 308 (145,287)

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probate loan, inheritance advance, litigation loan, payday loan, litigation finance, champerty, usury, TILA, truth-in-lending act, empirical, probate court

14.

Heir Hunting

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 169 (2021 Forthcoming), Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Mar 2020
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 301 (148,824)

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heir hunting, intestacy, empirical, champerty, litigation funding

15.

Infinite Arbitration Clauses

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 168 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Mar 2019
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 282 (159,061)

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Archer & White v. Henry Schein, Scope Arbitrability, Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson, Broad Arbitration Clause, Delegation Clause

16.

Forced Remote Arbitration

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 108, 2022
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 19 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2022
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 273 (164,502)

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FAA, arbitration, remote hearings, virtual hearings, virtual trials, COVID, pandemic, empirical

17.

Rethinking Assumption of Risk and Sports Spectators

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 51, 2003
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 270 (166,410)

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assumption of risk, sports, baseball rule, torts

18.

Arbitration as Delegation

New York University Law Review, Vol. 86, 2011, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-34
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 02 May 2011
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 267 (168,250)

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arbitration, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, class arbitration waiver, nondelegation doctrine, delegation clause

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Arbitration About Arbitration

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 70, February 2018
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 21 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2018
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 263 (170,760)

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delegation clause, arbitration clause, Federal Arbitration Act, Rent-A-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson, wholly groundless, arbitrability, separability

20.

The Shadow Terms: Contract Procedure and Unilateral Amendments

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 57, 2010, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2009-31
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 262 (171,465)

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contract procedure, unilateral modification, arbitration, class arbitration waiver, jury trial waiver

21.

Tomorrow’s Inheritance: The Frontiers of Estate Planning Formalism

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 58, Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 503
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 01 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2017
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 258 (175,458)

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wills, trusts, formalism, Gulliver, Tilson, estate plan, electronic wills, digital assets, Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Privacy Expectations and Afterlife Choices Act

22.

Indescendibility

California Law Review, Vol. 102, 2014 , UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 345
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2014
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 248 (180,864)

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Wills, trusts, estates, intestacy, descendiblity, market inalienability, property, bundle of rights, NOTA, National Organ Transplant ACT, UAGA Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, abatement, survival actions, wrongful death, right of publicity, Airline Deregulation Act, Wolens, Ginsberg v Northwest Airlines

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Boilerplate No Contest Clauses

83 Law & Contemporary Problems (2020, Forthcoming), Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 May 2019
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 229 (195,338)
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no contest clause, boilerplate, wills and trusts, California law, empirical, probate, wills

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Borrowing in the Shadow of Death: Another Look at Probate Lending

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 21 Dec 2017
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 212 (209,981)

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probate loan, inheritance advance, litigation loan, payday loan, litigation finance, champerty, usury, TILA, truth-in-lending act, empirical, probate court

25.

The Federal Arbitration Act and Testamentary Instruments

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 90, April 2012, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-29
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2012
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 209 (212,738)

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Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, wills and trusts, testamentary instruments, probate, arbitration

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Unconscionability Wars

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 106, 2011, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-19
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2011
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 197 (224,499)
Citation 1

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arbitration, unconscionability, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion

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Probate Litigation

University of Illinois Law Review, forthcoming 2022, Rutgers Law School Research Paper No. Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2021
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 194 (227,584)

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empirical, probate, litigation, harmless error, antemortem probate, living probate, will contests, incapacity, undue influence, executor

28.

The Uneasy Case for California's Care Custodian Statute

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 11, 2008
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 193 (228,642)

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trusts and estates, wills, care custodian, California, undue influence, Bernard v. Foley

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Mass Arbitration and Democratic Legitimacy

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 84, 2013, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 331
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 171 (253,746)

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Margaret Jane Radin, Peggy Radin, Boilerplate, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, adhesion contracts, standard form contracts, contractual consent, democratic legitimacy, AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, In re: American Express Merchants Litigation

30.

Contractual Indescendibility

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 66, 2015 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2014
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 165 (261,635)

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inheritance, wills, trusts, estates, digital assets, frequent flier miles, Airline Deregulation Act, Stored Communications Act, preemption, Northwest Airlines v. Ginsberg, World of Warcraft, Second Life, Facebook, adhesion contracts, unconscionability

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The Stored Communications Act and Digital Assets

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67, 2014
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2014
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 151 (281,310)

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SCA, FADA, digital assets, digital property, inheritability, descendibility

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Testation and Speech

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, 2012, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-17, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 307
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 151 (281,310)

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wills, trusts, probate, decedent, testation, speech, First Amendment, self-expression

33.

Inheritance Crimes

Washington Law Review, Forthcoming, Rutgers Law School Research Paper No. Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Sep 2020
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 147 (287,485)

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wills, estates, undue influence, slayer, inheritance, elder abuse, theft, family dispute, financial exploitation, due process

34.

Employment Arbitration after the Revolution

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 65, 2016 Forthcoming, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 443
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2015
David Horton and Andrea Chandrasekher
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 140 (300,450)
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arbitration, FAA, employment, Gilmer, Rent-A-Center v. Jackson, AT&T v. Concepcion, empirical, class action, class arbitration, repeat player

35.

Revoking Wills

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 97, forthcoming 2021
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 17 Mar 2021
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 136 (305,610)

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wills, testators, revocation, Statute of Frauds, Statute of Wills, formalities

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Do-It-Yourself Wills

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 53, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Nov 2019
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 134 (309,061)

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electronic wills, Wills Act, LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, Nolo Press, Willing.com, form wills, holographic wills, holographs, empirical, probate, probate litigation

37.

Partial Harmless Error for Wills: Evidence from California

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 103, 2018, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Jul 2017
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 130 (316,221)

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Wills Act, harmless error, empirical, Langbein, South Australia, formalism, functionalism, California Probate Code 6110(c)(2), substantial compliance, testator, decedent

38.

The Arbitration Rules: Procedural Rulemaking by Arbitration Providers

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 105 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 120 (335,225)

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The Future of Testamentary Capacity

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, Rutgers Law School Research Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
Reid K. Weisbord and David Horton
Rutgers Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 118 (339,286)

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capacity, wills, guardianships, supported decision making, probate, empirical, cognitive, disability

40.

Arbitration and Inalienability: A Critique of the Vindication of Rights Doctrine

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 60 (2012)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2012
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 110 (356,308)

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Concepcion, Stolt-Nielsen, Green Tree, Bazzle, Amex, American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant, Bradford, Morrison, arbitration, Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, federal statutes, vindication of rights doctrine, arbitrability, non-arbitrability, alienability, inalienability

41.

The Limits of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

132 Yale Law Journal Forum -- (2022 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2022
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 108 (360,869)

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Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, FAA, forced arbitration, #MeToo

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Empirically Investigating the Source of the Repeat Player Effect in Consumer Arbitration

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Dec 2019
Andrea Chandrasekher and David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 101 (377,389)

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arbitration, FAA, repeat-player, repeat player, empirical, AAA, American Arbitration Association, AAA

43.

Probate Lending: Data From San Francisco

169 U. Penn. L. Rev. Online, Rutgers Law School Research Paper No. Forthcoming
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Oct 2020
David Horton and Reid K. Weisbord
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Rutgers Law School
Downloads 100 (379,840)

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probate lending, fringe lending, fringe finance, usury, consumer protection, payday lending

44.

Pirate Arbitration

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 106, 2022, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2021
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 97 (387,333)

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sham arbitration, fake arbitration awards, rent-a-tribe arbitration, FAA, supreme court

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Clause Construction: A Glimpse into Judicial and Arbitral Decision-Making

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68, 2019, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 96 (389,834)

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New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc., Clause Construction, FAA, Delegation Clause, Rent-a-Center West, Inc. v. Jackson, Stolt-Nielsen, S.A.. V. AnimalFeeds, Inc., Oxford Health Plans, Inc. v. Sutter

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Donative Trusts and the United States Federal Arbitration Act

Arbitration of Internal Trust Disputes: Issues in National and International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2016
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 92 (400,490)

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wills, estates, trusts, arbitration, FAA, alternative dispute resolution, probate

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The Mandatory Core of Section 4 of the Federal Arbitration Act

Virginia Law Review In Brief, Vol. 96, 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 89 (408,832)

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Rent-a-Center v. Jackson, arbitration, arbitrability, Federal Arbitration Act, section 4

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Intestacy, Wills, and Intent: A Short Comment on Wright & Sterner

43 ACTEC L.J. (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Jan 2018
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 83 (426,515)

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trusts, estates, wills, intestacy, default rules, empirical

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The Limits of Testamentary Arbitration

58 Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 68, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2016
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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FAA, arbitration, wills, trusts, intestacy, Spitko, The Will as an Implied Unilateral Arbitration Contract, testamentary arbitration

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All Alone in Arbitration

Florida Law Review Forum, Vol. 73, forthcoming 2021
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Mar 2021
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, class arbitration, mass arbitration, neoliberalism, law and emotions

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Sticky Omitted Choice-of-Law Clauses: The Case of Heir Hunters

Tulane Law Review, 2023 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jul 2022
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 50 (550,546)

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The Dead Voter Rule

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 73, 2021
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Nov 2021
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 35 (629,930)

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absentee voting, mail-in ballots, deceased voters, dead voters, 2020 election