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Spotify: The Music Industry’s Latest Adversary

By: Adriana Obeso, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Those who are involved in the music industry should be wary of entering into royalty agreements with Spotify, the music streaming company.  As of late, Spotify has earned a reputation for failing to pay artists mechanical royalties they are owed. Mechanical royalties can be […]

Art Who’s Provenance is a Reminder of the Holocaust and of a Museum’s Disregard for a Family Affected by the Holocaust

By: John Jordan, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In Zuckerman v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York properly dismissed the replevin and conversion claims of Laurel Zuckerman, the representative of the estate of Alice Leffman, which alleged that the Met lacked good […]

April 15th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Financial, Governments|0 Comments

Passing Joints v. Completing Passes — Will Drug-Testing Policies Change In Professional Sports?

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Should athletes get a slap on the wrist for marijuana use or should sports organizations put a tighter grip on their athletes?

            Laws have changed since the beginning of professional sports. As we all know, California was the first state to allow the use […]

Can an Airline Legally Kick You Off a Flight?

By: Akia Espinoza, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

From the woman who was travelling to see her dying mother and was kicked off a United Airlines flight, to the cellphone video of a doctor that was dragged off a United Airlines flight, the airline industry has had scandals in the last year […]

April 12th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Financial|0 Comments

Thank You for the Music: Additional Compensation for Songwriters Under Congress’s Proposed Music Modernization Act

By: Amanda Spencer, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Imagine you’re a baker, and a consumer comes into your shop wanting to buy a loaf of bread. The posted price on your display is $4.00, but the consumer tells you he only wants to pay $0.03. You’d refuse, right? You’d […]

Just Who Is The Enemy In The War Against Opioids?

By: Martha Ferral, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The first step to solving a problem is identifying it, right? Right, so this problem that is seemingly simple is actually quite complex. And the only way to fix it is to have real perspective on this issue.

The opioid crisis is a war that […]

October 25th, 2017|Blog, Business, Criminal Law, Governments|0 Comments

Law School Entrance Exams: The LSAT vs. The GRE

By: Danielle DeMahy, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Throughout the past few years there has been an emerging trend regarding law school application requirements—the Graduate Record Examination test (“GRE”). There has been a gradual increase in law schools allowing their applicants to submit with their application either the Law School […]

October 22nd, 2017|Blog, Business, Law Schools|0 Comments

Three Reasons Why Patent Disputes Should Not Be Decided By A Jury

By: Jennifer Weiss, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On August 24, 2012, seven women and two men gathered in San Francisco, California, to deliberate what would become one of the most significant patent cases in United States history: Apple v. Samsung. The trial involved more than 700 questions regarding alleged patent infringement […]

October 19th, 2017|Blog, Business, Cases, Intellectual Property|0 Comments

Starting your Own Business in Florida: Which Fits the Business Better, an LLC or a Corporation?

By: Kemil Saab, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In the U.S., when choosing an entity for a startup business, the decision is reduced to a limited liability company (“LLC”) and a corporation due to the liability protection those provide to their owners. However, when deciding between either, other priorities also […]

October 11th, 2017|Blog, Business, Financial, Tax|0 Comments

The “Robot Tax”: What is It and Why Should It Exist?

By: Adriana Obeso, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

According to Bill Gates–the world’s richest man and a front-runner in the tech world–our government should be taxing companies that are choosing to use robots instead of people for jobs originally performed by human beings alone.  At first, that statement may sound ironic coming […]

October 7th, 2017|Blog, Business, Financial, Tax|0 Comments