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    “Minor” Settlements Have Major Implications: A Birds Eye View Of How Guardianships Of the Property Work With Minor’s Getting a Large Windfall From a Judgment Or Settlement In Florida

    May 14, 2022By Elan Wechsler

    Imagine a situation where a young child, a Florida resident, suffers a serious injury from the negligence of another. A parent of the child, also a Florida resident older than 18, files suit on behalf of the minor child and a jury awards $500,000 to the child. What happens after a child is awarded that […]

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    Fatal Formula: Maker of Popular Baby Products Recalls Formula After Complaints

    May 8, 2022By Byron Acosta

    In February 2002, Abbot Laboratories recalled Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare® after consumer complaints of bacterial contamination causing severe illness in infants. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) is investigating complaints of infant illnesses in Minnesota, Texas, and Ohio. Four infants were hospitalized, and one of them died. The FDA believes Cronobacter may have contributed to […]

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    Contracts Antitrust Claim Obtains Largest Settlement in Private Class Action

    May 8, 2022By Emily Chahede

    In March of 2015, consumers for disposable contacts commenced a class action lawsuit against four major manufacturers of disposable contact lenses in the United States. Among the Defendants were Alcon Vision LLC, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb Inc., ABB Optical Group, LLC (“Manufacturers”). The Complaint alleged that the Manufacturers were in […]

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    Copyright Protection Reaches the Supreme Court: How Will Their Decision Impact Secondary Users?

    May 6, 2022By Karla Alberte

    As of March 28, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to render a final decision that may affect copyright law in more ways than one. The case of Andy Warhol’s (“Warhol”) popular silkscreen prints and pencil illustrations of pop superstar, Prince, is on the Supreme Court’s docket. The Court will be […]

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    Elon Musk: The Conqueror of the 21st Century

    May 4, 2022By Claudia Reves Gonzalez

    “Elon Musk attempts hostile takeover of Twitter, calling path ‘painful,’” was the headline in The Washington Post. On April 4, 2022, Elon Musk announced he had become the largest shareholder of Twitter, owning about 9.1 percent of the platform. As a result, a former shareholder filed a suit alleging that Elon Musk violated securities regulations […]

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    Six Billion Dollars and an Objection: Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy and the Pursuit of Justice Against the Sackler Family

    April 29, 2022By Alexander Maza

    The epidemic of opioid addiction has caused approximately 500,000 deaths. Purdue Pharma has largely been held responsible for the opioid epidemic: “Purdue filed for bankruptcy in 2019 in the face of thousands of lawsuits accusing it and members of the Sackler family of igniting the opioid epidemic through deceptive marketing of OxyContin, a highly addictive […]

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