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Publications by Meiring de Villiers

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Foreseeability Decoded, 16 Minnesota J.L. Sci. & Tech. 343 (2015)

Stock Price Crashes and 10b-5 Damages: A Legal, Economic and Policy Analysis (with Baruch Lev), 47 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 7 (1994.)Relied upon and cited by US Congress as well as Senate in securities legislative reform. Received national award, best securities paper published in USA, 1995.Cited in the following federal judicial opinions:

  • In re Crazy Eddie Securities Litigation, 948 F.Supp. 1154, 1171.
  • In re Clearly Canadian Securities Litigation, 875 F.Supp. 1410, 1415.
  • In re Polymedica Corp. Securities Litigation, 432 F.3d 1 (2005).Cited in US Supreme Court brief:Brief of State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury and its Division of Investment, as Amicus Curiae, 2003 U.S. Briefs 932, In support of respondents in Dura Pharmaceuticals et al. v Michael Broudo et al., No. 03-932, Supreme Court of the United States (November 15, 2004).

A Legal and Policy Analysis of Bifurcated Litigation, 2000 COLUMBIA BUS. LAW REVIEW, 153 (2000.)

Technological Risk and Issue Preclusion A Legal and Policy Critique, 9 CORNELL JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY, 523 (2000.)Cited as authority in Amicus Curiae brief submitted by US Chamber of Commerce on behalf of General Motors (Anderson v General Motors) to overturn record $4.8 billion punitive damages award (March 2001.)

Virus ex Machina Res Ipsa Loquitur, 2003 STANFORD TECHNOLOGY LAW REVIEW 1.

The Effect of Transaction Size on Off-the-Run Treasury Prices (with D. Babbel, C. Merrill, and M. Meyer), JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, September 2004.

Book Chapter: "Bifurcated Litigation" reprinted in Civil Procedure: Doctrine, Practice and Context, by S. Subrin, M. Monow, M. Brodin, and T. Main. Expected publication date: March 2004.

Computer Viruses and Civil Liability: A Conceptual Framework, TORT TRIAL AND INSURANCE PRACTICE LAW JOURNAL, Fall 2004 (40:1).

Free Radicals in Cyberspace: Complex Liability Issues in Information Warfare, 4 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 1 (2005)

Distributed Denial of Service: Law, Technology & Policy. World Jurist Law/Technology Journal v. 39 n. 3 (2006).

Opinionated Software, Forthcoming Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

Reasonable Foreseeability in Information Security Law: A Forensic Analysis, forthcoming 30 HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL (2008).

Substantial Truth in Defamation Law, 32 American J. of Trial Advocacy 91 (Summer 2008).

Quantitative Proof of Reputational Harm

Information Security Standards and Liability, 13 J. Internet Law 24 (2010)

Quantitative Proof of Reputational Harm, 15 Fordham J. Corp. & Financial Law. 567 (2010)

Information Security Standards and Liability, 13 J. Internet Law 24 (2010)

The Impartiality Doctrine: Constitutional Meaning and Judicial Impact, 34 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 1 (2010)

Enabling Technologies of Cyber Crime: Why Lawyers Need To Understand It, 11 PITT. J. TECH. L. & Pol'Y 2011 1

Working Papers

  • Foreseeability and Scientific Discovery
  • HIV/AIDS Primer for Lawyers


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Conference Presentations

"Risk, Arbitrage and Market Segmentation: A Stochastic Dominance Approach", presented at 13th International Conference of the French Finance Association, Geneva, Switzerland (Summer 1995).

"A Convex Preference-Theoretic Interpretation of Third Order Stochastic Dominance," presented at "Frontiers of Utility and Risk" (FUR), Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons, Mons, Belgium (Summer, 1997).

Legal Aspects of Malevolent Software and Computer Security, presented at "The Fifth Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice," National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 12 - 15, 2000.

The Law & Economics of Computer Virus Transmission and Detection, presented at American Law and Economics Association Eleventh Annual Meeting, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., May 11-12, 2001.

Evidence in Cyberspace: A Forensic Analysis of Malevolent Software, presented at 11-th Annual Virus Bulletin Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2001.

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