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Is the Corporate Forum Shopping Spree Coming to an End?

By: Parker Reynolds In June, Representatives Ken Buck (CO-04) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) introduced a bipartisan bill…

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Let the Games Begin . . . Or Not

By: Aya Abdellatif The investment world has seen unprecedented popularity lately with Robinhood and other apps aimed…

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The Ninth Circuit Splits on Private Search Exception

By: Brad Espinosa Google’s automated flagging system came under scrutiny in a landmark digital privacy rights case…

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Comply or Be Fined: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Warning to Health Apps Regarding the 2009 Health Breach Notification Rule

By: Alex Rankin On September 15, the Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to issue a policy statement…

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Revolving Door Regulators: How the Tax Code is Written by Industry Lawyers & Attorneys

By: Carson Hicks The New York Times published an article last month describing a “revolving door” system…

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Lost in the Clouds: The Implications of the FTC’s Decision to Rescind the Vertical Merger Guidelines

By: Will Jackson On September 15, 2021, the Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted to…

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Blizzard in Hot Water for “Frat Boy Culture”

By: Alyssa Taylor Trigger Warning: sexual harassment, suicide. This summer, after two years of investigation, the California…

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Sex, Money, & Politics: Big Tech Made FOSTA-SESTA Global for Sex Workers

By: Charli Vark The world’s oldest profession has thoroughly ensconced itself in the digital age.[1] Modern sex…

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Solving the Internet’s Toll Bridge Problem by Reviving the Essential Facilities Doctrine

By: Louis Naiman Online commerce has a toll bridge problem.[1] Technology platforms, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google,…

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Half Baked: Not the Dave Chappelle Comedy . . . Ben & Jerry’s Opposes Trademark Applications Filed by Marijuana Company

By: Riva Smith On July 26, 2021, the iconic ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, filed a…

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