By Stephanie Flynn California Attorney General Rob Bonta (A.G. Bonta) filed a Complaint against Amazon.Com, Inc. (Amazon) in San Francisco Superior Court claiming the tech company violated California’s Cartwright Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law.[1]  A.G. Bonta believes the lawsuit has a good chance of success despite the dismissal of a nearly identical claim brought […]

Trent Turk In 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a slate of amendments to the State Constitution.[1] Among these amendments was the creation of a State Constitutional right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.[2] The amendment was ratified in 2018 by 57% of North Carolina voters.[3] Now codified as N.C. CONST. Art. I. § […]

By Summer Allen An unlikely character may soon join the ranks of Blackbeard, Captain Hook, and the Dread Pirate Roberts.  In a current lawsuit, librarians are being accused of “digital piracy,” but their treasure chests are filled with books instead of Spanish Doubloons.[1] A group of publishers, including Hachette and Penguin Random House, brought this […]

Isaac Hopkin Elon Musk (“Musk”) has a taste for the dramatic.[1]  His most recent example was a hostile takeover bid to purchase the social media app Twitter, only to torpedo the deal three months later,[2]  just to opt back into the deal.[3] When Musk backed out, Twitter sued for specific performance of the agreement.[4]  Nearly […]

Banks Griffin Should corporations be held to the same standard of legal knowledge as independent creators during copyright registration?  As of now, the Supreme Court says yes. United States copyright law is the means by which artists and creators receive property rights for their work.[1]  Accordingly, all creators should have equitable access to the copyright […]

Haley Hurst All Dressed Up With No One to Sue: Naked Nirvana Baby’s Case Dismissed With Prejudice On September 24, 1991, grunge rock band Nirvana “gave voice” to Generation X with its debut album, Nevermind.[1]  Nevermind was the “first full expression of punk concerns to achieve mass-market success in the United States.”[2]  However, the album’s […]

By Grace Koppenheffer As morbid as it is, most of us have probably thought about the way we would want to die, and the ways we definitely would not.  We instinctively recoil against those deaths that seem the most painful, the most inhumane. Richard Bernard Moore, a death row inmate in South Carolina, was the […]

By Cameron Bray On April 20, 2022, attorneys and Justices of the United States Supreme Court sparred over whether Miranda warnings[1] are a constitutional right or a “judicially crafted prophylactic rule,”[2] as lawyer Roman Martinez argued in open court.  In the case of Vega v. Tekoh, the Court granted certiorari[3] of “whether a plaintiff may […]

Taylor Jones Overhauling United States environmental and labor policies has been a priority of the Biden Administration since the 2020 presidential election.[1]  In fact, the Biden-Harris campaign’s website still displays Biden’s promise to “sign a series of new executive orders with unprecedented reach that go well beyond the Obama-Biden Administration platform”[2] concerning environmental issues.  Likewise, […]

By Jacob Winton In 2004, the Wall Street Journal published an article titled U.S. Senators’ Stock Picks Outperform the Pros, reporting on an academic study that detailed the uncanny success of stock portfolios owned by United States Senators.[1]  “Politicians may have done a poor job improving the government’s bottom line,” the opening line quipped, “but […]

Maggie Martin In 2019, Carmen Arroyo (“Arroyo”) and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center filed suit against CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions, LLC (“CoreLogic”) on the basis that CoreLogic violated the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”).[1]  Arroyo sued on behalf of her son Mikhail, who was previously “injured in an accident . . . which left him unable […]