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Lead Article: National Airline Policy

 

 

Timothy M. Ravich, National Airline Policy, 23 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2014). The “innovation” of ancillary fees for carry-on baggage, seat selection, and in-flight amenities, to say nothing of the inefficiency of congestion and delays caused by an old aviation infrastructure, has impaired some of the most important promises of airline deregulation for airline […]

 

 

UMBLR INSIGHTS

 

 

Enforcing No Texting While Driving: Is it as Realistic as Achieving Ultimate World Peace?

 

 

Samuel Falk – More than 3,000 people die, and an excess of a quarter-million are injured, in the United States each year because of texting while driving. Despite 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands banning texting and driving, 47 percent of adults still admit to partaking in that hazardous […]

 

 

Taxation And The Internet: Should There Be A Federal Solution To Allow States To Collect Sales Taxes From Online Retailers In A World Of Global Internet Consumerism?

 

 

CLAIRE ARRITOLA — Within our lifetime, the Internet has changed the world. It has changed the way that we work, the way we interact, and the way we seek to purchase necessary products and discretionary items. With the power of the Internet, you may purchase anything, from anywhere, without the seller having a physical location […]

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPERSIZE THAT? McDonald’s, from franchisor to joint employer

 

 

GABRIELLA BRAGA – The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) will soon decide whether companies may be held liable for labor violations carried out by their franchisees. This comes after the NLRB Office of the General Counsel authorized complaints against McDonald’s franchisees and determined that McDonald’s, USA, LLC was a “joint employer.” Joint employer liability requires that […]

 

 

An End to “Net Neutrality”?

 

 

Jocelyn Ezratty – The open and free Internet as we know it may be in for some major changes: “Net Neutrality” may be a thing of the past.  The Internet may no longer be a completely cost-free, nondiscriminatory outlet, and the Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”, commonly known as broadband providers) will be the ones who […]

 

 

Miami’s Deep Dredge: Economic and Environmental Expense of Maintaining a Global Port

 

 

Alexander Cook – In April of 2006, the President of Panama, Martín Torrijos, announced an audacious five billion dollar plan to expand and improve the aging Panama Canal. Torrijos analogized the Canal to other nations’ oil reserves and recognized that the century-old canal needed to grow to keep pace with the ever-increasing growth and importance […]

 

 

Legalizing Marijuana: The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

 

 

Meridyth Wasserman – What if the United States government had the opportunity to earn billions of dollars by simply changing a single law? That’s right, a single law. The United States has the potential to make an estimated $­­­­14 billion in revenue each year merely by legalizing marijuana. This economic windfall may become a reality very […]

 

 

Civilian Drones: Aircrafts, Model Planes, and Making Money Via Remote Control

 

 

Danielle Furneaux–On October 17th, 2011, commercial drone pilot Raphael Pirker raised a previously unimagined issue: whether an unmanned aircraft system, classified as a model aircraft, is regulated by FAA-manned aircraft guidelines where such flight is for commercial purposes. After being fined $10,000 for reckless flying by the Federal Aviation Administration, he took his novel case […]

 

 

 

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