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This Just In: Space Law: A Treatise

Space law is an area of International Law that has developed massively in the last fifty years. Francis Lyall, from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Paul B. Larsen, from Georgetown Law Centre and formerly a lawyer for the Office of the US Secretary of Transportation, have been involved this area of law since the early 1960s, when both taught at the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal. Both professors currently teach Space Law at their respective universities.

This book has extensive coverage of the literature of space law; its discussion provides an excellent source for both student and practitioners. Covered are major treaties and agreements and national laws and regulations and how they affect the use of space by governments, militaries, and commercial interests. In addition, the treatise has a chapter on how environmental regulation intertwines with space law.

Related to this topic, we have a selection of McGill Institute of Air and Space publications available via HeinOnline.

This Just In: Public International Air Law

The 2nd edition of Public International Air Law has been updated with major changes in the law in this area since the first edition was published in 2008. There is a large collection of international conventions, treaties, and air transport agreements, as well as domestic law with an international application that governs air transport. There are also many issues relating to aviation security, aviation safety, the use of airports and air navigation services, and environmental concerns that are involved in public international air law.

The author, Paul Stephen Dempsey, is Tomlinson Professor Emeritus of Air and Space Law and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. McGill Institute of Air and Space Law publications are available on HeinOnline.

This Just In: Les Roberts’ The Lake Effect

Technically, this book in our legal- and Cleveland-related fiction section isn’t new to the library, but you may want to read it or any of our other fiction titles. These selections and other pleasure reading options are available on the first floor near the entrance to the library.

The Lake Effect is part of the private investigator Milan Jacovich series of mysteries. Jacovich owes a favor to a local mobster. As a person who pays his debts, he agrees to keep an eye on the mayor’s race in a local suburb. When a candidate’s spouse is killed in a hit-and-run outside of Tower City the story starts to get very interesting with twists and turns galore.


Just in: Blood at the Root

Forsyth County, Georgia, was home to a large African-American community. Then came the race-based terrorism.

In September of 1912, three black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square and two teenagers were hanged after a one-day trial. Next the real campaign of terrorism began, eventually driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, and history—but not forever.

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth’s story of “homegrown terror” a hundred years ago and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth “all white” until the 1990s.

This Just In: An Introduction to Health Law Litigation

An Introduction to Health Law Litigation Based on Contracts and Government Claims (in our new arrivals section on the first floor in the law library), is a topical and timely selection for our patrons.  Aaron Krauss, the editor (and also author of the chapter on Partnership and Closely Held Corporation Disputes), is a member of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor‘s Health Care practice.  Each chapter can be looked at as a standalone primer on the issue covered.  Advice and strategies when facing litigation in each area are also covered.



Topics covered not already mentioned above include:

  • The pros and cons of litigation versus arbitration
  • Antitrust claims
  • Issues surrounding the licensing of healthcare facilities
  • Real estate claims
  • Privacy and cybersecurity claims
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Medicare and Medicaid audits
  • Employment law issues facing healthcare companies
  • The False Claims Act and qui tam actions
  • Narrow networks
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secrets