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New Law Affecting Insurance Industry & Ridesharing Companies

 

 

Yasbel Perez – Ridesharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, also known as Transportation Network Companies (“TNC”), have taken over the transportation industry, going from zero to a billion-dollar industry in just four years.  Due to such exponential growth, legislation has been playing catch-up in an attempt to regulate this industry.  As a result, on July […]

 

 

The National Flood Insurance Program is Underwater and Congressional Action is Needed

 

 

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Kevin Fish – The National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) provides flood insurance that is subsidized and operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”).  The NFIP was created in 1968 by Congress in response to immense damage caused by Hurricane Betsy in Florida.  It became clear that private insurance companies did not contain the resources or […]

 

 

SCOTUS Takes on Sports Gambling: Chris Christie’s Fight to Legalize Gambling Seeks to Break into an Untapped Billion Dollar Industry

 

 

Angelo Massagli – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s fight to legalize sports betting has found its way to the Supreme Court as the Court has granted certiorari for Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Governor Christie is specifically challenging the constitutionality of the congressional Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Christie argues that PASPA is […]

 

 

A New Era: The Land of the Free Defunct

 

 

Raquel Toral – The Trump administration continues to decimate the Obama administration’s initiatives. President Trump’s latest pillage masked behind expanding religious liberty comes at a steep price. The new rules issued by the administration on October 6, 2017, significantly limits the Affordable Care Act’s promise of no-cost contraceptive coverage. The rewrite of the interim final […]

 

 

NFL and its Battle with Free Speech

 

 

Joshua Robins – The NFL, America’s professional football league, is no stranger to controversy. In recent years, we have had the pleasure of watching the NFL gracelessly deal with: inadequate suspensions for domestic violence, dog fighting, and trying to convince the public that there is no correlation between playing football and CTE (a disease caused […]

 

 

What is the Deal with Hurricanes and Airline Price Gouging?

 

 

Ludovica Gardani – Trying to buy a ticket for a flight out of Miami in the days before Hurricane Irma hit was a real mission. All the tickets either rapidly sold-out or were extremely expensive. On Expedia, flights from Miami to Phoenix ranged from $547.50 to $3,258.50, but the lowest tickets had the added bonus […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

 

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