Did the Big Ten Make a Big Mistake? The Big Ten is Being Sued for Violating its own Guidelines

By: Sophie Edbrooke Eight football players and their parents have sued the Big Ten Conference to invalidate the conference’s decision to postpone the season and award monetary damages.[1] As this lawsuit continues, the plaintiff class could grow because other parents and students have criticized the decision by the conference to cancel the fall season.[2] The […]

Court of Justice Strikes Down Privacy Shield: U.S. Surveillance Laws Are Not “Adequate” Under EU Law

By: Janice Lopez On July 16, 2020, the $7.1 trillion economic relationship between the United States and the European Union (EU) was jeopardized by the Court of Justice’s decision that U.S. data protection laws do not afford EU citizens “adequate” protection when their data enters U.S. territory.[1] The transfer of personal data from the EU […]

NHL Hotel on Thin Ice: Catering Company Sues After Being Replaced by a Friend of the League

By: Daniel Bartlett The catering company By Peter & Paul’s has sued Hotel X for unfair termination of its lease and is seeking $60 million in damages.[1] With this NHL caterer out of work, there lies a potential loophole to sever existing contracts without a legitimate reason.[2] Covid-19 has impacted every major sports league and […]

Debunking Qualified Immunity

The following piece is part of American University Business Law Review’s initiative to publish articles that bring awareness to issues of racial injustice. In order to ensure publication of relevant and informative articles, the American University Business Law Review’s Editorial Board has temporarily waived the business nexus publication requirement for its blog articles.  By: Heather […]

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’ Influence Post Covid-19

By: Christine Thebaud The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) will likely have a critical role in shaping the U.S. economy once the spread of Covid-19 is contained, and American life returns to normal.  On February 13, 2020, the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review and Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”) expanded the reach of […]

To Play or Not to Play: Manchester City Faces Opposition in Appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over UEFA Decision

By: Jasmine Dohemann Also known as the beautiful game, soccer is the world’s most popular sport.[1] Due to its popularity, there is a plethora of financial investment in soccer at the professional level.[2] Soccer is particularly popular in Europe, where professional soccer is governed by the Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”), with teams from […]