Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, NYIT, former professor and Dean, reports on a proposal to study new product decisions based on options theory.
The premise of the proposed study is that new product decisions are real options. They are “option-like investments” in the sense of the definition as given by McGrath et al (2004). This study will evaluate various types of new product decisions: development of new products, launch of new products, delay in the launch of new products and exiting the market by using the real options lens. Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on lawsuits and policies and in this brief particularly on the latest court ruling on voting provisions.
Several civil rights groups filed a lawsuit against a law passed by the North Carolina Legislature. In their lawsuit, the civil rights groups argued that elimination of easy ballot access provisions by the legislature will harm the voters in general, and the black voters even more so. The two issues in the complaint related to the elimination of same-day registration and out-of-precinct provisional voting.
In their ruling on the lawsuit in October 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a 2-1 ruling restored “same-day registration,” which allows North Carolina voters to register and cast ballots in single visits to locations for early voting. As reported by the Time, “The ruling also sets aside another part of the law and directs the state to count provisional ballots that are filed outside of voters’ home precincts.” Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor, and expert witness, Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the two similar lawsuits but with dramatically different adjudications.
Two industrial disasters have brought two different outcomes in the US courts.
First, let us review the Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice and others against British Petroleum (BP) for liabilities in the explosion of Deepwater Horizon and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Continue reading
Reports on Amicus Curiae Briefs in US Supreme Court
Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, Dean, Expert Witness and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the role of amicus curiae briefs filed in support of the plaintiffs and/or defendants in lawsuits in US Supreme Court.
An amicus curiae (literally “friend of the court”) is an individual who is not a party to a lawsuit but who offers information that is relevant to the lawsuit. The presentation of information to the Court may take the form of legal opinion, testimony or learned treatise (the amicus brief) and is a way to introduce concerns ensuring that the possibly broad legal effects of a court decision will not depend solely on the parties directly involved in the case. The decision on whether to admit the information lies at the discretion of the court. The most popular mode of presentation is a brief. Continue reading
Reports on the Question Is Harsh Criticism of a Commission Headed by an Indian Supreme Court Justice a Reasonable Basis for Contempt Lawsuit against the Critic?
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor and expert witness and Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the Indian Supreme Court Holding on Contempt Lawsuit. Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on his expert witness testimony in a False Claims Act/qui tam lawsuit based upon my expert witness testimony, the US government decided to intervene in a qui tam lawsuit against two private educational entities.
The background to the lawsuit is as follows. Two educational entities had collaborated and designed an on-line educational program. According to the complaint, the institutes were purportedly offering degrees without completion of the requisite requirements, employing unqualified faculty and using inadequate facilities. The on-line educational program was also purportedly engaged in commissions-based student recruitment process. Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 30, 2014 authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
In a somewhat historic but also development, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on June 30, 2014 to authorize Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit against President Obama for his abuse of authority. The vote was completely partisan – all the Republicans except five of them voting to authorize such a lawsuit and all the democrats voting against such a plan. So, it will essentially be Republicans suing President Obama, not so much the U.S. House of Representatives. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
Of course, the American tax payers will be paying all the litigation costs because this is now considered people’s business. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit Continue reading