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In the only decision nationwide to allow alienation of a child's affections (other than South Dakota), Washington summarized the majority of arguments against the action as including: (1) lack of authority or precedent; (2) fear of a flood of litigation; (3) inapplicability of consortium to the parent-child relationship and difficulty in determining when that right, if acknowledged, would cease; (4) possible extortionary use of the action; and (5) impossibility of measuring damages.
Extortionary harassment bribes are distortive when they are not paid, because a justified and presumably welfare-enhancing licence is then not issued.
All of this is consistent with the notion that campaign contributions are like bribes, or, as Fred McChesney (1987) argues, extortionary payoffs.
These two excellent reasons for antitrust interest notwithstanding, however, the quest for an antitrust inquiry directed toward the general extortionary troll model that has raised most public ire remains somewhat elusive.
I'm going to suggest that this client file a grievance with the Bar over this, and I hope the Bar is vigilant in stopping such extortionary practices when it sees them.
The extortionary tactic was responsible for last fall's 16-day government shutdown.
for crane cases, a familiar scenario for extortionary uses of ownership
As their superior officers keep rotating while these lower ranking officials remain entrenched almost semi-permanently in their positions they create deep seated fears among those who wish to complain against their high handedness and extortionary practices.
The Obama administration rightly rejected the demands of the Zardari government, which wanted to charge an extortionary $5,000 per truck to reopen the supply route.
"These airlines and their appointed travel agencies are specifically targeting Hajj/Umrah pilgrims and force them to pay extortionary prices for their airline tickets compared to travelling the same distance to any other destination in the world," the statement said.