ANOTHER NCAA UPSET: RETHINKING THE PLAYBOOK FOR COMPENSATING STUDENT-ATHLETES

ANOTHER NCAA UPSET: RETHINKING THE PLAYBOOK FOR COMPENSATING STUDENT-ATHLETES By: Stanton McManus, Volume 103 Staff Member March introduced a new kind of madness into collegiate athletics this year. Just as the regular basketball season came to a close and players geared up for the annual all-around tournaments,[i]a ruling issued from the Northern District of California…

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SUPERBOWL DREAMS CRUSHED: BUT A LAWSUIT IS NOT THE ANSWER

SUPERBOWL DREAMS CRUSHED: BUT A LAWSUIT IS NOT THE ANSWER By: Elizabeth Kelley, Volume 103 Staff Member During the Saints-Rams NFC championship game in early 2019 the referees missed a pass interference call that many experts agree cost the Saints the game.[i]Even the National Football League (NFL) acknowledges that its referees missed the penalty call.[ii]With…

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LOOT BOX LOTTERY: HOW THE BACKLASH AGAINST VIDEO GAME LOOT BOXES IS AFFECTING GAME DEVELOPERS, RETAILERS, AND CONSUMERS IN THE LEGAL SPHERE

LOOT BOX LOTTERY: HOW THE BACKLASH AGAINST VIDEO GAME LOOT BOXES IS AFFECTING GAME DEVELOPERS, RETAILERS, AND CONSUMERS IN THE LEGAL SPHERE By: Thomas Hansfield, Vol. 103 Staff Member Confetti! Bright colors! Candy! Little Billy’s eyes are fixed on the screen. He just broke open a Llama Piñata in his favorite video game, Fortnite, with…

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NIELSEN V. PREAP AND HOW THE WAY THAT WE INTERPRET LANGUAGE CAN CHANGE LIVES AND WHAT ELSE WE SHOULD CONSIDER DURING STATUTORY INTERPRETATION.

NIELSEN V. PREAPAND HOW THE WAY THAT WE INTERPRET LANGUAGE CAN CHANGE LIVES AND WHAT ELSE WE SHOULD CONSIDER DURING STATUTORY INTERPRETATION. By: Samantha F. Carmickle, Volume 103 Staff Member In 1893, Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote that “[t]he pen is mightier than the sword.”[1]That may be so, but more power lies with he who interprets the…

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No More Surprises: Patients fight back against Surprise Medical Bills

NO MORE SURPRISES: PATIENTS FIGHT BACK AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS By: Alexander Tibor, Volume 103 Staff Member  Before his 2013 surgery for herniated disks, Peter Drier checked off all the boxes a diligent patient could: he made sure the facility was in-network, the surgeon was in-network, and he even ensured the anesthesiologist would be in-network.[1]Nonetheless,…

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Amateurs by the Hour

AMATEURS BY THE HOUR: EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT COMPLETION CENTERS AND TORT LIABILITY By: Mitchell Williams, Volume 103 Staff Member In the wake of the recent air disasters involving Boeing 737 MAX airplanes,[1] much media attention has been directed to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) for inadequacies in its certification process.[2] While stories like this are sensational to the…

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There and Back Again

THERE AND BACK AGAIN: THE NLRB’S RECENT JOURNEY THROUGH WORKER CLASSIFICATION UNDER THE NLRA By: Alex Shaner, Volume 103 Staff Member In the modern “gig” economy, a critical issue for access to labor rights comes down to how a worker is labeled.[1] Is a worker an employee or an independent contractor? Recent data from the Bureau…

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HOLISTIC CARE BEGINS WITH SAFE USE PRACTICES

HOLISTIC CARE BEGINS WITH SAFE USE PRACTICES: SAFE INJECTION SITES AS CRUCIAL PIECES TO FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC By: Michelle Cardona Vinasco, Volume 103 Staff Member While using drugs may initially start off as a choice, it often ceases to be one; addiction takes this choice away. Helping people obtain treatment should be one of the…

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IS A GOOGLE SERVER A “PLACE” FOR PURPOSES OF PATENT VENUE?

IS A GOOGLE SERVER A “PLACE” FOR PURPOSES OF PATENT VENUE? THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT’S REFUSAL TO REHEAR IN RE GOOGLE HINTS THAT IT MIGHT BE By: Jenna Saunders, Volume 103 Staff Member The Supreme Court’s recent holding in TC Heartland has given patent litigators yet another opportunity to challenge the patent system’s adaptability to our technologically driven society. This case…

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DEMOCRACY UNCAGED

DEMOCRACY UNCAGED: FLORIDA VOTERS STRIKE DOWN CONSTITUTIONAL REMNANT OF THE JIM CROW ERA AND SET STAGE FOR 2020 ELECTION By: Conor Hume, Volume 103 Staff Member What does it mean to be an American citizen when the law prevents you from participating in democracy? The answer to this question lies in the struggle that minority…

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