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Navigating South Florida’s Rapid Development and Legal Landscape: Insights from the University of Miami Business Law Review Fireside Chat

 

 

Kaitlyn Jauregui – South Florida’s rapid development and its legal implications took center stage in a recent fireside chat hosted by the University of Miami Business Law Review. The panel, moderated by Professor Thomas F. Nealon III, provided a comprehensive exploration of the opportunities and challenges associated with our local region’s growth. Florida is a […]

 

 

Construction Contractors Beware: The New Test for Classifying Independent Contractors

 

 

Ryder Kaplan – On January 10, 2024, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor promulgated a new rule on how to distinguish independent contractors from employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This rule, known as the “Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” updates and […]

 

 

Saving the Soul of Music City: The King Inspires Battle Against Voice-Cloning Robots

 

 

Roselyn Castillo – Watch out, AI, because Music City has just laid down the law with the ELVIS Act –a game-changing, first-of-its-kind statute aimed at protecting musicians from the perils of voice cloning. Named after the legendary Elvis Presley, this landmark legislation marks Tennessee’s pioneering stance in safeguarding the integrity of musical voices in an […]

 

 

Starbucks’s Proxy Contest Highlights Deep-Rooted Labor Relations Problem and Single-Issue Activist Campaigns Under the Universal Proxy Rules

 

 

Matthew Mallon – Since 2021, Starbucks locations across the country have elected to be represented by the Starbucks Workers United union, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”). Over 380 locations have voted to unionize, but despite this, no location has been able to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement with the company. Starbucks, […]

 

 

Tesla’s Governance Challenges: Navigating the Complex Intersection of Relationships and Fiduciary Duties

 

 

Amelia White – On January 30, 2024, a Delaware judge struck down Elon Musk’s compensation package of $56 billion, criticizing the close relationships between Tesla’s board of directors and Musk’s influence over them. Boards must be largely independent to be publicly traded on Nasdaq. Nasdaq defines an independent director as someone “who is not an […]

 

 

Hit or Miss: How the New CBA Played Out During the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend

 

 

Aisha Jehaludi – NBA All-Star Weekend ideally should be a fan favorite. It’s a weekend filled with the league’s best players showcasing their talent, skills, and iconic slam dunks. However, in recent years, the all-star game has faced immense criticism not only from fans, but also from NBA coaches over a lack of competitiveness. Michael […]

 

 

USDA Declares Lab-Grown Meat Safe for Human Consumption. Will You Eat It?

 

 

Ygnacio Garcia-Saladrigas – In 2023, the USDA granted permission to two businesses, Upside Foods and Good Meat, to produce and sell chicken cultivated from a culture of animal cells. The decision makes the United States the second country after Singapore to allow the sale of lab-grown meat. Supporters of the new technology praise it for […]

 

 

 

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Navigating South Florida’s Rapid Development and Legal Landscape: Insights from the University of Miami Business Law Review Fireside Chat

 

 

Kaitlyn Jauregui – South Florida’s rapid development and its legal implications took center stage in a recent fireside chat hosted by the University of Miami Business Law Review. The panel, moderated by Professor Thomas F. Nealon III, provided a comprehensive exploration of the opportunities and challenges associated with our local region’s growth. Florida is a […]

 

 

A Means Test at Odds with Itself: The Secured Debt Expense in Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Cases After The Supreme Court’s Decision in Lanning and Ransom

 

 

Roma Perez

 

 

Let’s Shake on it: Perceived Pre-contractual Risk in Cross-border Investment

 

 

Kevin J. Fandl JD, Phd