Savvy or Stupid? Exxon’s Climate Change Countersuits

By: Amy D’Avella Exxon is no stranger to litigation. As the leader in a high-risk industry, high-stakes lawsuits are a part of Exxon’s ordinary business operations. However, accusing the New York, Massachusetts, and California attorneys general of conspiracy is far from ordinary.[1] This bold step follows lawsuits from the three states which each seek damages […]

Wall Street Whistleblowers Take a Hit

By: Maximilian Raileanu Congress passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Act”) in 2010 to improve accountability within the U.S. financial system and to protect consumers from corrupt business practices. [1]  The passage of the Act was in response to the 2008 financial crisis and the widespread mentality of “too big to fail”.  […]

Facebook Braces for Europe’s New Privacy Regime

By Marielena Reyes Advertisers have historically used consumer data to target ads by analyzing and tracking the online behavior of users, which has created international tension.[1] For example, social media networks’ ability to capture user data and sell it to third parties has grown significantly in the last decade, which has compelled advocates around the […]

Will Christian Louboutin Lose His Sole?

By Pritika Ramesh Christian Louboutin, the world renowned designer known for his famous “red bottom” shoes, is fighting to keep his trademark for “the colour red (Pantone 18 1663TP) applied to the sole of a shoe.”[1] According to a non-binding opinion from an advocate general at the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), […]

The Moose in Trouble: Abercrombie & Fitch Settles Employee Class Action Suit

By Marie Claire O’Leary Most Millenials remember a fashion phase around their middle school years that made shopping at stores like Hollister, American Eagle, and Abercrombie & Fitch (“A&F”) a necessity. Throughout the 90s and into the 2000s, companies like A&F found a niche market selling tight-fitting logo t-shirts to teens.[1] Despite its popularity, A&F […]

The Tipping Point

By Bianca Petcu Increasing the minimum wage and refining the tipping process in the service industry continues to permeate through society.[1]  There are currently 18 states that have increased the minimum wage for service workers and other minimum wage employees in their states.[2]  Raising the minimum wage is only one idea for how companies can […]

Did Michelle Williams’ Agent Get Her ‘All of the Money’ For Reshoots?

By: Sara Dalsheim In the wake of sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, the director of the film All of the Money, Ridley Scott, decided to reshoot all of Spacey’s scenes and replaced him with actor Christopher Plummer.[1]  As a result of these reshoots, the film’s stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg needed to […]

Paying the Price for Destroying Street Art: Possible Redemption for 5Pointz Artists

By: Elizabeth Nwabueze Introduction 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, more commonly known as “5Pointz,” was an outdoor mural space where street artists from around the world would paint authentic pieces on the walls of a 20,000-square-foot factory building.[1] After permitting the artists’ free reign over the then-blighted property in Long Island City developer Jerry Wolkoff planned on […]