NMSU Business Outlook: February 2009

If it Walks and Talks Like a Duck….

Michael R. Hyman

Multi-level marketing (MLM) or network marketing is a reportedly $100 billion retailing industry (Arbonne International 2008b). Well-known MLM companies include Amway, Herbalife, Mary Kay, and Tupperware. Although seemingly acceptable to government regulators and most marketers, the typical–if not universal–recruiting approach of major MLM companies is ethically problematic.

Complete Article: If it Walks and Talks Like a Duck….

Maritime Law for Landlocked States: Carrier Liability for Loss or Damage in the International Shipment of Goods

Roger J. Johns, JD, LLM

The legal environment governing the risk of loss or damage to goods in the hands of common carriers is a function of the interplay between the terms of contracts of carriage, the statutes that govern those contracts, and judicial interpretations of both the contracts and the statutes.

Complete Article: Maritime Law for Landlocked States: Carrier Liability for Loss or Damage in the International Shipment of Goods

Talking Points

Christopher A. Erickson and James Libbin

Complete Article: Talking Points


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