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No One Statute Should Have Too Much Power: How Electing Not to Amend 42 U.S.C § 1320(a)–7(b) May Frustrate the Purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

 

Amber C. Dawson – The over breadth of the Federal Anti-Kickback statute as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) holds dangerous implications for the future of the health care marketplace. When a statute permits criminal, civil and administrative punishment for an overbroad category of innocuous actions, such a statute must also […]

 

 

International Reciprocity: If a Drug Is Good Enough for Great Britain, It Should Be Good Enough for the United States

 

 

Nicole C. Perez – The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest, and most lucrative, industries in the world, worth about one trillion U.S. dollars. Specifically, the United States accounts for more than one-third of the global pharmaceutical market with about 340 million dollars in sales. Not only is the pharmaceutical industry one of the […]

 

 

China’s Withdrawal of Article 96 of the CISG: A Roadmap for the United States and China to Reconsider Withdrawing the Article 95 Reservation

 

 

Pan Zhen – The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was created for the purpose of providing legal neutrality and certainty, and also for the purpose of avoiding choice of law issues in international sales of goods. However, the United States and China, the two largest trading nations in […]

 

 

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Taking STOCK in Trump’s Tweets: Insider Trading in 140 Characters or Less?

 

 

Meera Khan – When Donald Trump tweets, the market listens. Mr. Trump’s social media megaphone has quickly created an unprecedented bully pulpit for the president-elect. While past presidents meticulously crafted speeches and presidential addresses, Mr. Trump is breaking the mold of traditional executive correspondence by creating what is now being termed a “Twitter presidency”—delivering hot takes […]

 

 

The Dark Side of American Baseball

 

 

Alessandria San Roman – “Hey batter, batter, batter. Hey batter, batter, batter. SWING!” For the past few years, investigations have shed new light on American baseball that is more than just the classic baseball chants, bag of peanuts, and the seventh-inning stretch. Since 2004, stemming from over a dozen federal investigations, twenty-five Cuban baseball players […]

 

 

Compromising the Dream: The Dangers with the H-1B Visa Program

 

 

Robert Santos – The H-1B Visa, for a great many foreign people around the world, is a manifestation of an invitation to find the American Dream—securing gainful employment, owning your own protected property, and pursuing your interests with little to no outside intervention—all the while practicing your own specialized skills mastered abroad. It is a […]

 

 

Florida’s Amendment 2: Effects on Patients, Doctors, and Entrepreneurs

 

 

Brandon M. Peck – This past November, Florida joined twenty-three other states who have enacted medical marijuana legislation when a majority voted in favor of passing Amendment 2: the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative.  The affirmative result, which garnered 71.29% support from Florida voters, required at least a sixty percent (60%) supermajority vote for an […]

 

 

Get Your Facts Straight: Fake News at an All-Time High

 

 

Anthony Perez – You really can’t believe everything you read on the internet. The prevalence of fake news is at an all-time high. By making the sharing of information as easy as the click of a button, social media platforms have breathed life into the fake news phenomenon. All that was needed for it to catch […]

 

 

CADRA: A New Cause of Action in Florida that Business Owners Should Know About

 

 

Ashley Singrossi – “Information is the oxygen of the modern age.” The oxygen of any modern age business is its client lists, formulas, contracts, systems, codes, and financial statements. This information, or data, is stored on a business’ computers. Florida recently recognized the importance of protecting this information and enacted the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery […]

 

 

EB-5s, a Developer’s Secret Tool: Billions of Dollars Invested and Tens of Thousands of Jobs Created at no Cost to Americans

 

 

Zachary Doniger – On September 29, 2016, Congress voted for a short-term extension through December 9, 2016 for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. Congress established the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors seeking U.S. resident visas, better known as green cards. Congress later enhanced […]

 

 

 

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