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  • Social Media Influencers and The Law: How Governing Bodies Are Cracking Down
    by Legal Blogger on June 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    While it may seem that having the last name of Kardashian or Jenner guarantees a bidding war among companies vying for their endorsements on social media, the clamor for media or sports celebrities such as Justin Bieber or Steph Curry has quieted a bit in favor of lesser-known names that companies are enlisting to hype their products. As any business matures, however, legal issues crop up of which both companies and influencers need to be aware. Moreover, we’re now seeing […]

  • Is Social Media Inadvertently Drawing Up New Legal Boundaries?
    by Legal Blogger on April 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Who new in the early days of social platforms like Friendster and Myspace that their successors would provide the staging grounds for legal battles that test our constitutional limits and place new checks on high profile CEOs and even world leaders? To understand where we are in the evolution of social media and the law, one might need merely to follow the twitter feeds of Elon Musk or Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to enjoy appearing in court almost as […]

  • The Future of Workplace Discrimination
    by Legal Blogger on March 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, color or national origin, that certainly doesn’t mean it ceased to exist. On the contrary, recent cases highlight many of the problems in a system that lets employers off the hook more often than it holds them accountable, leaving many workers frustrated and helpless. In a case from 2006, Ron Law and 18 of his African-American co-workers at Austal USA shipyards […]

  • White Collar Crime in the 21st Century
    by Legal Blogger on November 30, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, believed that people were underestimating the propensity of the upper class to commit […]

  • Business Law and Company Disclosures in the Social Media Age
    by Legal Blogger on November 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Although social media may have transformed how rapidly news and information travels in the digital world, it also brings new implications and challenges for those involved in business law.  As Elon Musk and Tesla recently discovered, the Securities and Exchange Commission may not look kindly upon the casual disclosure of information that could affect a company’s stock price.  The resulting SEC lawsuit brought against Tesla and Elon Musk brings to light compliance issues that companies and business attorneys now face […]

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