By: Brendan Glynn In 2018, John Formant, a real estate developer, brought suit against Washington, D.C. claiming that the current iteration of the Retail Service Station Act (“RSSA”) amounted to a taking of his property, which in this case was a piece of land that a full-service gas station sat on.[1]  The RSSA dates back…

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By: Olivia Hines Following widely-reported allegations of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination at video game company Activision Blizzard (“Blizzard”), lawsuits were filed first by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and then by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   Now, the EEOC has proposed an $18 million settlement for its case.[1] …

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By: Derek Siegal Belgium is widely known for its outstanding chocolate production.[1] Godiva, founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1926, is a prominent chocolate manufacturer that does substantial business across the world.[2] The phrase “Belgium 1926” is featured on the front of all of Godiva’s chocolate products’ packaging, and featured throughout Godiva’s many marketing campaigns across…

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By: Poppy Doolan The domestic silicon metal industry has long been at a disadvantage from foreign producers exporting to the United States.[1] The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”)  has determined this will change – but the extent will likely be determined by the Court of International Trade.[2] The Court’s decision may determine the future for…

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By: Alex Dourian On March 7, 2021, Buffalo Sabres star forward Jack Eichel suffered a herniated disc in his neck as a result of a collision during a game.[1] Since then, Eichel and the team have been unable to agree on a medical treatment to repair the disc.[2] Initially, team doctors wanted Eichel to rehab…

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By: Brad Espinosa Google’s automated flagging system came under scrutiny in a landmark digital privacy rights case decided by the Ninth Circuit on September 21, 2021. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in United States. v. Wilson, that law enforcement officials will need a warrant to access digital information such as email attachments, even…

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By: Alex Rankin On September 15, the Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 to issue a policy statement (“Statement”) that health apps are included under the Health Breach Notification Rule (“HBNR”)[1] requirement that vendors of personal health records (“PHR”) and PHR-related entities notify the FTC and any affected U.S. users following a breach of those users’…

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