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22 04, 2018

Zero Patience for Students

April 22nd, 2018|Blog, Education, Family Law, Florida|0 Comments

By: Brandon Greene, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In Miami, schools have zero patience when it comes to their students. Instructors and school administrators are becoming less and less tolerant to students’ behavioral problems. News officials recently reported that a seven-year-old first-grader was handcuffed and transported to a psychiatric hospital for an […]

20 04, 2018

Cell Site Location Information and the Fourth Amendment

April 20th, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Fourth Amendment, Governments, Supreme Court|0 Comments

By: Franklin Sandrea-Rivero, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On November 29, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Carpenter v. United States. This case arose out of a series of robberies involving the theft of hundreds of cellphones. But the issue in this case was not […]

19 04, 2018

Social Media: An Unregulated Platform for Questionable Content

April 19th, 2018|Blog, Creative, First Amendment, Free Speech, Intellectual Property, Media Law|0 Comments

By: Brian Saenz, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

We all know the feeling. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Google Plus. Just kidding about Google Plus, I don’t know anyone who actually uses that. Anyway, we all know the feeling when scrolling through social media and we see a post or video […]

18 04, 2018

Betting and Sports Go Hand in Hand

April 18th, 2018|Blog, Financial, Gaming Law, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

By: Yesenia Alfonso, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

As of right now, Nevada is one of the only states to have legalized betting on sports. The Supreme Court is reviewing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PAPSA”).

When the PAPSA came into effect, many Americans were against sports betting. As time has […]

16 04, 2018

Spotify: The Music Industry’s Latest Adversary

April 16th, 2018|Blog, Business, Creative, Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

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 […]

16 04, 2018

Plead Guilty, Lose Your Rights?

April 16th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Supreme Court|0 Comments

By: Jamie Mathis, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

If a criminal defendant pleads guilty, can he challenge the constitutionality of the statute he is convicted under?  Does a defendant waive his right to this challenge after he pleads guilty?  Does that right have to be explicitly preserved in his plea agreement?  These […]

15 04, 2018

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

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

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 […]

14 04, 2018

Should Injured Fishermen Be Entitled to Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claims?

April 14th, 2018|Blog, Employment Law, Maritime/Admiralty Law, Supreme Court|0 Comments

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

After a recent decision in the Ninth Circuit joins a circuit court split, the U.S. Supreme Court may accept an appeal and resolve the issue of whether seamen are entitled to punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims. Last month the Ninth Circuit of the United […]

13 04, 2018

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

April 13th, 2018|Blog, Business, Medical Marijuana, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

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 […]

12 04, 2018

Can an Airline Legally Kick You Off a Flight?

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

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 […]