Sirius Business: Deciphering the Legal Grey Area in Sound Recording

By: Emily Wolfford Subscribers to the popular satellite radio station, Sirius, tune in daily to hear their favorite songs on a variety of stations varying from golden age hip hop, to Neil Diamond Radio, to classic hits like “Happy Together” by the Turtles.[1] Sirius and other fee-based radio stations have long provided this music to […]

Competitors Arnold & Porter and Kaye Scholer Join Forces

By: Ronalda Smith   On November 10, 2016, Arnold & Porter LLP and Kaye Scholer LLP announced the two firms will be joining forces effective January 1, 2017, becoming Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.[1] This deal will potentially allow the joint top-tier firm to dominate in many sectors of law. Arnold & Porter opened […]

What Caused A Global Internet Wipeout?

By Elizabeth Nwabueze By YBS 999 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48128869. On the morning of October 21, 2016, Dyn, an Internet performance management company, came under a global distributed denial of service “ DDoS ” attack.[1] This DDoS attack rendered websites like Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Reddit and a host of other sites in […]

Leidos Losses: Due Diligence Failure or Anti-Merger Discretion?

By Chris White You can follow Chris on Twitter @FamousFlipper On January 26th, 2016, the defense company Leidos published a news release regarding its merger with former Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions Business (“IS&GS”).[1] The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) requires companies to publish news releases covering relevant uncertainties present during a merger. […]

Exploding Phones Are Getting Legal: Samsung Class Action Lawsuit

By Colin Wood Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are banned from all commercial planes[1], but the Plaintiffs who have filed a class action lawsuit against the maker of the smartphone are hoping that the District Court of New Jersey will not ban their complaint from the courtroom. If this is the first time you are hearing […]

OFAC loosens restrictions on Cuban Pharmaceutical Market

By Sandra Fadel Last week, President Obama articulated his Presidential Policy Directive on normalizing United States – Cuban relations.[1] Building on the announcement the President made almost two years ago, which revealed the beginning of a new chapter between the two nations, the directive outlined the Administration’s strategic goals and priority objectives moving forward. Health […]

Telenovela Actors Fight for SAG-Aftra Protection

By Stephanie Vilella Follow Stephanie rn Twitter @stephvilella As Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language network, became a major network in the United States, the Screen Actors Guild and the Federation of Television and Radio Artists (“SAG-Aftra”) slammed NBCUniversal for its “double standard” on its talent’s unionization[1]. While Telemundo has positioned itself as the nation’s main employer for Spanish-language […]

Changing Cars, Changing Rates: The Potential Effects of Self-Driving Cars on Insurance Liability

By James Duffy Compulsory auto-insurance is a hallmark of wealthy, developed nations.  While federated nations like the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have varying insurance requirements, all of them heavily encourage citizens to purchase insurance.[1]  Thus, when an accident happens, the insurer of the driver at-fault pays for the damage.[2]  In a world where […]