A Proposed Clayton Act Reform and the Future of Antitrust Law

By: Neli Traykova On February 4, 2021, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced, what is regarded as, a much-needed reform to current antitrust laws, primarily the Clayton Act.[1] As the chair of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Senator Klobuchar sponsored the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act of 2021.[2] The Act aims […]

Fast-Fashion in the Hot Seat: Boohoo Group Responds to Fraud Allegations

By: Amy Berger While the fashion industry has struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, fast-fashion companies have been able to secure revenue in an unstable market. For millennials and Gen-Z alike, social media seems to be inundated with sponsored posts from fast-fashion brands. Influencers donning sweatpants from Fashion Nova, Boohoo, and other direct to consumer retailers […]

eBay, Facebook, and Google File Amicus Brief Asking the Supreme Court to Scale Back Consumer Privacy Claims

By: Laila Abdelaziz A broad range of communications and technology companies, led by eBay, Facebook, and Google, have submitted an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to narrowly interpret when individuals have standing to bring class action lawsuits against companies in federal courts.[1]  The case is TransUnion LLC v. Sergio L. Ramirez[2], and the Court’s ruling is […]

TRACY CHAPMAN AND THE “DO NOT SAMPLE LIST”: CREATIVE SECURITY OR CREATIVE SUPPRESSION?

By: Maggie Horstman After sampling became common practice in the late 1980s, disputes pertaining to this technique were often settled out of court.[1] Laws surrounding sampling were not thoroughly considered by a judge until 1991, when Gilbert O’Sullivan sued Biz Markie for sampling his song “Alone Again (Naturally) in the case Grand Upright Music, Ltd. […]

Human Interest or Business Interest?—Twitter’s Double Standard in Response to the Capitol Riot versus India’s Farmer Protest

By: Eliza Collison On January 6, 2021, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, contesting the results of the election.[1] The rioters heeded former President Trump’s cries to march to the Capitol.[2] Rioters broke into the Capitol, and several, including a Capitol police officer, ended up dead.[3] Within two days of the riot, Twitter permanently suspended former […]

Will This Happen Again? Why Recent Market Drama Should Encourage the SEC to Consider Updating Regulations to Conform to Modern Times

By: Ashlee Kuan On January 29, 2021, acting Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Allison Herren Lee, along with Commissioners Hester M. Peirce, Elad L. Roisman, and Caroline A. Crenshaw, issued a statement stating that the Commission would begin an investigation into “the extreme price volatility of certain stocks’ trading prices . […]