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21 09, 2017

Trademark Registrations Yield to Free Speech Concerns

September 21st, 2017|Blog, Intellectual Property|0 Comments

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

In a unanimous decision this summer, the Supreme Court overturned a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) denying registration of the trademark “the Slants,” on the basis that the mark violated the disparagement clause of the Lanham […]

20 09, 2017

The Use of Modern Technology Should Not Be An Implied Consent to Governmental Intrusion

September 20th, 2017|Blog, Fourth Amendment|0 Comments

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

Recently, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) granted certiorari in Carpenter v. United States, to determine whether the Fourth Amendment protects individuals against warrantless searches and seizures in the modern technological era, regarding cell-site-location information records (“CSLI”).  Pursuant to the Fourth […]

19 09, 2017

Are Frivolous Lawsuits Really the Solution to Faster Power Restoration?

September 19th, 2017|Blog, Trending|0 Comments

By: Daniel Grammes,  J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On Monday, September 18th, a group of Miami lawyers announced during a press conference that they are planning on filing a class-action lawsuit against Florida Power & Light (“FPL”), Florida’s primary electric company, for breach of contract allegedly due to the company not properly […]

6 09, 2017

Texas Supreme Court Allows Lawyers In To Help Harvey Victims

September 6th, 2017|Blog, Professionalism; Ethics|0 Comments

By: Frank Samitier, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On August 29th the Texas Supreme Court issued an order allowing out of state licensed attorneys to practice temporarily within Texas. This order comes after Hurricane Harvey flooded cities in southeast Texas. The flooding in the area has proven […]

11 04, 2017

Books-A-Million Decision May Further Undermine Fairness for Minority Shareholders

April 11th, 2017|Blog, Business|0 Comments

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

On October 10, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit brought on behalf of the shareholders of Books-A-Million Inc., a Delaware Corporation engaged in the retail book business.  A minority shareholder sued, alleging the price paid by Books-A-Million’s Chairman […]

10 04, 2017

Who is REALLY paying for the high rises in South Florida?

April 10th, 2017|Blog, Business|0 Comments

By: Jeremy Solorzano, J.D. Candidate, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In a recent trip to New York, I, like everyone around me was marveled at the height of all the sky-scrappers in Manhattan.  At one point in my trip, my neck hurt from staring up to the top of each building.  When I got […]

7 04, 2017

How Fair is the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act?

April 7th, 2017|Blog, General, Trending|0 Comments

By: Frank Samitier, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The House of Representatives passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (FCALA) on March 10, 2017 by a 220 to 201 vote.  The bill will now head to the Senate for consideration.  One of the major provisions of the bill requires […]

7 04, 2017

A DREAMer’s Dream May Become Reality

April 7th, 2017|Blog, Immigration|0 Comments

By: Becky Saka, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On March 9, 2017, Miami Republican Representative, Carlos Curbelo, filed legislation to further immigration reform.  The “Recognizing American Children Act” (RAC) would provide a pathway to citizenship for those immigrants who entered the United States illegally at sixteen years old or younger before January […]

5 04, 2017

What’s Next For Sin City?

April 5th, 2017|Blog, Medical Marijuana|0 Comments

By: Dania L. Sancho, J.D. Candidate, May 2017, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Effective January 1, 2017, the use of medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada.  With this law into effect, adults of twenty-one years and over with a valid identification will be allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana, or up to one-eighth […]

3 04, 2017

The Extraordinary Impact of the No Impact Rule: A Call for Recession

April 3rd, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law|0 Comments

By: Curtis Wurster, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Under Florida law, in order for a plaintiff to prevail on a claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress they must suffer a physical impact from an external force, i.e something must physically come into contact with a them. See Willis v. Gami Golden […]