Lead Article: Legal, Operational, and Practical Considerations For Hospitals and Health Care Providers in Responding to Communicable Diseases Following the 2014 Ebola Outbreak



by Jane Jordan, Greg Measer, Asha Agrawal and James G. Hodge, Jr. – This article analyzes some of the potential issues that may arise during epidemics or other public health emergencies. It specifically focuses on legal and operational preparedness experiences at Emory University during the 2014 Ebola crisis. Emory University Hospital was the first health care facility in […]



Ebola, Quarantine, and Flawed CDC Policy



by Robert Gatter – The CDC’s Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movements of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure is deeply flawed because it disregards the science of Ebola transmission. It recommends that officials quarantine individuals exposed to the virus but who do not have any symptoms of illness, ignoring the fact that only those with Ebola […]






2015 Bar Exam Scores Reveal Worst Performance in Decades: What Does This Mean for Law Firms?



Gabriela Lazaro – Has the bar exam become too difficult or are current law students just not as smart as their predecessors? Nationwide, the underwhelming results of the July 2014 administration of the bar exam was blamed on a technical glitch involving ExamSoft. ExamSoft is a program available to test-takers who wish to use their […]



Ashley Madison: Risky Business  



Matthew Keilson – In July and August of this year, hackers infiltrated Ashley Madison – the world’s leading “married dating service for discreet encounters.” The digital hack released the names, emails, and private profile information of upwards of thirty million users worldwide. Naturally, a slew of multi-million dollar lawsuits followed. Former users filed suit against […]



Tinder’s Survival without a Revenue-Based Business Model



Jacqueline Kaleel – Today’s competitive and growing economy requires startups to be extra creative when coming up with a successful business plan. Some companies, however, have formed a successful business plan without a revenue model. But how long can this last? There has to be a point in the company’s life span when profit becomes a […]



The Feds Want Residential Home Purchasers to Know Before They Owe



Amber Dawson – October 3, 2015 marked the beginning of substantial changes to the transactional process of residential home buying. In 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced finality of a federal mortgage initiative, which the agency hopes will ensure that residential real estate purchasers are more informed before securing loans. The CFPB hopes […]



Social Media and a Right to Privacy



Tiffany Hendricks – The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal released a groundbreaking opinion in Nucci v. Target Corp., et al., denying plaintiffs’ right to privacy argument in response to a motion to compel discovery of their Facebook information. The court reasoned: “[T]he photographs posted on a social networking site are neither privileged nor protected by […]



The FCC’s Rulemaking Power



Joseph Feldman – On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) decided to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 with a 3-2 vote. This decision allows the FCC to regulate broadband services using rules originally created for telephone lines, where Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) had otherwise been self-regulating. Before […]



Conflict Minerals Disclosure



JULIE BLACKMORE & JOE BUCCIERO – 2013 was the first year public that companies dealt with the conflict minerals rule. This year, we can review which companies chose to report, how they did so, and what the future will look like for conflict mineral disclosures. The rule is relatively self-contained, so it is an easy way to dip […]




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