Category Archives: UMBLR Insights

David v. Goliath: What Will Brian Flores’ Path to Title VII Relief Against the National Football League Look Like?

Matthew Shalna – “Humiliation. Disbelief. Anger.” These are the emotions that former National Football League (NFL) head coach, Brian Flores, experienced after learning his interview with the New York Giants was a “sham.” The team interviewed him only to satisfy the “Rooney Rule” (which requires NFL teams to interview at least one black candidate for […]

Sportsmanlike Conduct: Auction House Spares Bidder From Brady’s Retirement False Start

Jack Flagg – On January 23, 2022, Tom Brady threw his last touchdown pass of the 2021-22 season in a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Brady connected with Mike Evans for a 55-yard score with 3:20 left to play in the fourth quarter. In celebration, Evans launched the ball into the stands, and […]

Florida Bitcoin Case Challenges Big Tech’s Desire to Stay Deregulated

Rayaan Hossain – Decentralized, digital commodities have transformed our understanding of the monetary system. Bitcoin’s allure comes not only from its novelty (and sometimes anarchy) but also from its perceived anonymity. That anonymity extends to Bitcoin’s creator—Satoshi Nakamoto. Although general consensus held that Satoshi Nakamoto was only a pen name, many people have claimed to […]

Microsoft’s Road to the Top in the Gaming World – The Largest Gaming Industry Deal Ever Creates Legal Controversy

Stephen Vinson – Microsoft took another gigantic step in its journey to become one of the largest gaming companies in the world earlier this year after it announced its intention to acquire Activision, the makers of the “Call of Duty,” currently the third highest-selling gaming franchise in history. The purchase price–a whopping $68.7 billion–is the […]