Could Nestlé Finally be Forced to Face the Bitter Truth About Child Slavery on its Cocoa Farms?

By: Mariam Jaffery If you have any leftover Halloween candy sitting around, there is a good chance that some of it potentially came from Nestlé, one of the largest food makers in the world.[1]  Despite the brand’s global recognition, its reputation among human rights and labor rights organizations has been less acclaimed: the company has […]

Battle Lines Drawn in the Tech Industry: The Future of Federal Data Privacy Law in the United States

By: Genevieve Bresnahan On October 24, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke in Brussels, Belgium, at the annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.[1]  Cook praised the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) during his speech, and expressed Apple’s support for the passage of a similar comprehensive federal privacy law in the […]

Did South Dakota Ruin Your Etsy-Shop Dreams?

By: Michael Farmer Business owners would tend to agree that money taxed is better than no money at all.  From there, tax attorneys do what they can to minimize their client’s tax burden.[1]  South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. significantly strengthens states’ authority to collect tax on online sales from businesses that have no physical presence […]

Does a Taurus Lead to the Stairway to Heaven?

[1]   By Bethanie Ramsey The Ninth Circuit vacated the District Court of California’s judgment on whether the beginning guitar riff of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ violated the copyright of Spirit’s single ‘Taurus’, and has remanded the case for a new trial.[2] In 1967, Spirit released their first album which included ‘Taurus’.[3]  Led Zeppelin […]

Blockchain: The Solution to Ticket Fraud

By Kaitlyn Bello The secondary entertainment ticket sales market is saturated with fraud and price inflation.[1]  Fans that wish to attend concerts or sporting events can have a difficult time acquiring tickets for these popular events.[2]  If a fan is unable to purchase a ticket during the primary sale, their only option is to purchase […]

Netflix’s Ups and Downs

By Lorenzo Ricchi Netflix has been under the spotlight in recent months for two main reasons: its considerable amount of debt and its recent employment-related lawsuits.[1]  Although the two may not seem related, this combination may potentially cause the streaming giant’s stock value to drop under the Efficient Market Hypothesis.[2]  Netflix offered $1.6 billion in […]

Elon Musk: Tunneling His Way Through Legal Ambiguity

By Sydney Shufelt With his first tunnel set to open to the public on December 10, 2018, Elon Musk’s[1] plans to thwart the notoriously congested Los Angeles traffic has left many people wondering, is he allowed to do this?  In recent years, Musk has developed a bit of a reputation for skirting around the edge […]

The Not So Free Spirit of the Live Music Industry

    By Holly Santapaga Fans of live music festivals know the free-spirited feeling of seeing their favorite act on stage.  After waiting months or traveling long distances to attend, the feeling of finally experiencing the show is indescribable.  A recent lawsuit brought against Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (hereinafter “Coachella”) regarding the use […]