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The Ultra Music Festival Empire vs. the Amateur Rapture Music Festival: Who will Sink or Swim on Virginia Key Beach Park?

By: Ernesto Rivero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Two electronic-dance music festivals are promoting and hosting their respective events on identical weekends, at the same waterfront location in Miami. However, the venue is only suitable for one. The conflict arose after Ultra Music Festival was relocated to Virginia Key, being […]

April 11th, 2019|Cases, Contracts, Florida|0 Comments

Grubhub Might Promote Happy Eating, But Not Happy Drivers.

By: Christina Trueba, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Many of us are familiar with convenient online and app services like Postmates, Uber, Airbnb, and Grubhub, just to name a few. These companies follow a gig economy employment model. A gig economy “refers to a general workforce […]

March 26th, 2019|Business, Cases, Employment Law|0 Comments

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault: How 1991 and 2018 are not that Different

By: Andtoinette Mederos, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Sexual harassment and sexual assault seem all too common in today’s work environment. According to a recent poll conducted by Edison Research titled Sexual Harassment in the workplace #metoo, men, women, and the gig economy, 27 percent of women have experienced sexual […]

December 29th, 2018|Cases, Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Airbnb’s Fight with Miami Over Short-Term Rentals Continues

By: Jessica Alvarez, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In today’s society, Airbnb makes it possible for people to stay virtually everywhere, including right next door in your neighbor’s apartment. However, short-term rentals (less than 28 nights) are causing some problems for Airbnb. Recently, Miami Beach had made it illegal to […]

December 28th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Florida, State, Third DCA|0 Comments

Will Florida’s Supreme Court Stand for Self-Defense?

By: Tahimi Magrans, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The highly criticized “Stand Your Ground Law” is up to the Florida Supreme Court. However, the question before the Court is not whether it is constitutional but whether it applies to cases retroactively that were pending at the time the statute became […]

December 27th, 2018|Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

A Dispute Over a Parking Space: Retreat to Safety or Shoot to Kill?

By: Shameequa Buxton, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law

Who would ever imagine that a simple dispute over a parking space would end in death. During summer 2018 in Clearwater, Florida Michael Drejka (“Drejka”) shot and killed Markeis McGlockton (“McGlockton”), after Drejka became upset when McGlockton parked his vehicle in […]

December 23rd, 2018|Cases, Criminal Law|0 Comments

Facebook’s Platform is Facilitating Employers’ Discriminatory Practice

By: Layla Nguyen, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is unlawful to limit job postings to one sex or on the basis of age. But how are employers still able to segregate […]

Gamblers Hit the Jackpot in Landmark Decision

By: Ernesto Rivero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court struck down federal law that banned sports betting across the nation. The overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act now placed the power with each States legislation to legalize sports gambling within their […]

December 20th, 2018|Cases, Financial, Florida, Governments|0 Comments

Shouldn’t Criminal Justice Live Up to Its Name? A Call to Forego Felony Murder and Consider Felony Manslaughter.

By: Jikky Thankachan, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

At just sixteen years old, A’Donte Washington was shot four times and killed by an anonymous police officer. The officer will face no consequence for this murder, but another person will. Washington’s friend Lakeith Smith, who was only 15 at the time […]

Sixth United States Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds First Amendment by its Ruling on President Trump’s Alleged Incitement of a Riot

By: John Jordan, Staff Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court ofAppeals, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 that President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump’s public statements as a presidential candidate at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky […]