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United Airlines: The Complexities of Corporate Policy

 

 

Cameron Scullen – It is a necessity for corporations to have company policies. These policies keep the employees in line, allowing the company to properly achieve economic efficiencies while ensuring its cooperation with applicable law. However, sometimes the adherence to company policies can lead to an ethical confrontation. On Sunday, April 9, 2017, Dr. David Dao […]

 

 

Equitable Mootness: Unjustly Preventing Appeals of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plans

 

 

Eli Gordon – While bankruptcy can take many forms, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the most well-known. Chapter 11 of the United States Code allows insolvent companies to start fresh and reenter the marketplace as a reorganized entity. Proceedings under Chapter 11 adjudicate the rights of numerous parties at once. This collective proceeding entails intense negotiations and […]

 

 

Publix Super Markets: Beloved Grocer, Commercial Real Estate Powerhouse

 

 

Gary McPherson – Floridians and other natives of the Southeastern United States are familiar with Publix, its famous “Pub Subs,” and its commitment to “making shopping a pleasure.” However, what people do not know is that Publix has quickly become a major force in the commercial real estate industry. Starting in 2008, while the country and […]

 

 

Piping the Presidential Power into Private Oil Production

 

 

Lindsay Abbondandolo – When the Dakota Pipeline is mentioned on the news or in conversation, the first word that comes to many minds is “controversial.” The project is designed to bring crude oil from Canada through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska to connect the pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast. This project has made quite a […]

 

 

The Real Price of Factory Farming

 

 

Jared Brenner – The need for food is probably the one thing every person on this planet has in common. Throughout the world, many people unknowingly struggle with an addiction to eating meat. Though early humans hunted and killed animals to survive, many people have no idea about where their meat comes from nowadays. To keep […]

 

 

Florida Students Fight Against “Tampon Tax”

 

 

Angela Capezza – Florida students have taken to Tallahassee hoping to encourage state lawmakers to end what’s become known as the “tampon tax.” The term refers to the inclusion of feminine hygiene products on the list of items not exempt from Florida’s sales tax. Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads are subject to […]

 

 

Lane Diving: Will the Brakes be Put on the Express Lanes?

 

 

Steven Dickstein – The twenty-one miles of South Florida’s I-95 express lanes have breathed new life into the phrase “don’t drive slow in the left lane.” The varying one-to-two lane stretch of road is separated from the regular flow of traffic with 21,000 plastic pole “delineators.” These delineators that were once at twenty-foot intervals are now […]

 

 

 

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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 […]