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26 12, 2018

Tipping Out on Money You Didn’t Make

December 26th, 2018|Blog, Business, Employment Law, Financial|0 Comments

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

The tipping system is different in all restaurants. Some restaurants allow for a server to personally choose how much to tip the busboy or dishwasher, but most restaurants automatically make the server take out a portion of cash from the sales the […]

23 12, 2018

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

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

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 […]

22 12, 2018

Gender Discrimination in the American Workforce

December 22nd, 2018|Business, Civil Rights, Employment Law|0 Comments

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

Gender equality and women’s rights have played a large role in our country’s history. Beginning with the 19thamendment of our United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote and making it unconstitutional for someone to be denied the right to vote […]

22 12, 2018

Facebook’s Platform is Facilitating Employers’ Discriminatory Practice

December 22nd, 2018|Business, Cases, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Social Issues|0 Comments

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 […]

21 12, 2018

An End to Corporate Abuse of Personal Information?

December 21st, 2018|Intellectual Property, Media Law, Technology|0 Comments

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

On June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This revolutionary privacy regulation is the most extensive and comprehensive privacy regulation to date will come into effect January 1, 2018.  The ”CCPA” now grants consumers […]

20 12, 2018

Gamblers Hit the Jackpot in Landmark Decision

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

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 […]

20 12, 2018

Illusion or Collusion? Colin Kaepernick’s Biggest Hurdle

December 20th, 2018|Business, Evidence, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

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

On August 14, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, in a San Francisco 49ers pre-season game, sat during the National Anthem. This move set the stage for the silent protest movement that gained numerous followers and became so controversial during the 2016-17 N.F.L. season. Kaepernick […]

19 12, 2018

Should the Mentally Ill be Legally Obligated to Take Medications?

December 19th, 2018|Human Rights, Mental Health|0 Comments

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

In January of 1999, a thirty-two-year-old journalist, Kendra Webdale was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train in Manhattan by a twenty-nine-year-old with a long history of mental illness, Andrew Goldstein. Kendra would probably still be alive if Andrew Goldstein had been taking […]

19 12, 2018

Battered Women Syndrome as a sub-category of Self Defense

December 19th, 2018|Criminal Law, Mental Health, Social Issues|0 Comments

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

Over the years, there has been discussion as to whether the Battered Women Syndrome (“BWS”) should be included within the affirmative defense of self-defense. BWS is a defense implemented to protect women being physically and emotionally abused by their aggressor.

The Battered Women […]

18 12, 2018

Low Fares at High Costs: How Uber has Negatively Impacted Taxi Drivers Around the Nation

December 18th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Financial, Technology|0 Comments

By: Carolina Del Campo Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Since the introduction of ride-sharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, passengers have appreciated the easy, inexpensive mode of transportation that is both user-friendly and at the touch of their fingers. However, what these owners and passengers have failed to consider […]