Where’s the Harm: How Privacy Considerations Should Influence the Standing Inquiry in Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims

Photo by Y W on Flickr Nathaniel Kinman, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction Consider the following scenario: You are midway through a busy workday, prioritizing client and job-related calls while similarly dealing with obligatory family matters. After a lengthy, contentious conference call, you realize you have an unread voicemail from an... Continue Reading →

Podcasting’s Plagiarism Problem

Photo by Will Francis on Unsplash Bailey Wharton, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction Author Brendan Koerner took to Twitter on Monday, April 11, to highlight his recent experience with a podcast “shameless[ly] rip[ping]-off” a story he wrote for the Atlantic last year.[1] He tweeted that “no credit [was] given and the creator did no... Continue Reading →

Mystery in the Metaverse: Examining Whether a Website Qualifies as a Place of Public Accommodation under the ADA

Photo by Christopher Gower on Unsplash Lisa Rosenof, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction When Mark Zuckerburg announced in October 2021 that Facebook was rebranding itself as Meta, it created buzz surrounding the long-awaited concept of the “Metaverse.” Now, the Metaverse, a virtual reality-like online platform, is beginning to exert influence in all facets of... Continue Reading →

Effectuating Well Established Laws: Biden’s Ban on Workplace Raids

Photo by Scott 97006 on Flickr Mallory Perazzo, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati College of Law I. Introduction It has long been illegal for employers to retaliate against undocumented workers that bring labor disputes by threatening to report their immigration status to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).[1]  Nevertheless, there are countless stories of just that.[2]... Continue Reading →

Analyzing Abuse of Prosecutorial Discretion in the RaDonda Vaught Verdict

Photo by Ante Samarzija on Unsplash Gabriel Cripe, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (“VUMC”), faces several years in prison following her conviction on March 25th for gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide.[1] During the course of her employment at VUMC, Vaught... Continue Reading →

Claws Out: The Rise of Clawback Provisions in Legal Employment Contracts

Photo by Jossuha Théophile on Unsplash Margot Tierney, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction When agreeing to an employment contract, new employees often find themselves parsing through dense and confusing lines of the contract’s various provisions before signing on the dotted line. While reading through the terms of these contracts, fledgling lawyers often find that... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name? Class Struggle and “Employee” or “Independent Contractor” Status

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Jack Verner, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles…The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet,... Continue Reading →

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Professional Sports Leagues, Sports Betting Sponsorships, and How to Handle Players Who Bet On Games

Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash Bailey Wharton, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction Sports betting and professional sports leagues are no longer in two separate spheres. In the last half decade, all five of the major professional sports leagues – the National Hockey League, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and... Continue Reading →

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