Blogs

Mar
06

Popular weight-loss and wellness app Noom has agreed to pay $56 million, and provide an additional $6 million in subscription credits, to end putative Manhattan federal court class claims that it ripped off about 2 million users through a deceptive subscription auto-renewal scheme. Noom is a digital platform that applies psychology to achieve long-term weight

Feb
27

Earlier this month, Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2022. The Algorithmic Accountability Act was originally introduced in 2019 to “study and fix flawed computer algorithms that result in inaccurate, unfair, biased, or discriminatory decisions impacting Americans.” However, the bill stalled out in Committee and

Feb
23

Energy law and policy in developing countries are due for a change. With the increasing availability of electricity produced through micro-generation, countries need to amend their energy law and policy to remove government front control and encourage a move to the private market. The move will have two benefits: (1) encourage further development and access

Feb
21

New technologies constantly push the boundaries of what can be achieved in a smaller amount of time. From taking notes the “old fashioned way” with a pen and paper to recording meetings which are then digitally converted to text using, technological advances have fueled the efficiency of law firms globally. Although some lawyers are quick

Feb
16

When purchasing products online, it is common for consumers to read product reviews. These reviews often include a type of rating system designed by the company’s website. For example, Amazon products are displayed with a rating between one and five stars—five indicating positive reception by consumers. The higher the review score, the more credible the

Feb
13

As the Pandemic pushes into 2022, Zoom and other virtual networks continue to provide the platform for work meetings, conferences, academic classes, happy hour sessions, and more. When the pandemic hit, people throughout the country quickly panicked. The question of “how can we conduct our usual activities without leaving the house?” seemed like a foreign

Feb
09

  As COVID-19 cases spiked across the country, the Biden administration, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), mandated that large companies, with 100 or more employees, require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test once a week and wear a mask. In mid-January 2022, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3

Feb
06

The rise of the “Chicago School” in the 1970s completely upended traditional, “big-is-bad” antitrust enforcement theory. Robert Bork (yes, that Robert Bork), in his seminal work, The Antitrust Paradox, argued that the intention of antitrust laws was the pursuit of maximizing consumer welfare, and nothing more.  In other words, only a few acts should be prohibited

Jan
23

For many young Americans, internships provide an exciting first glimpse into the working world. In 2021, 75% of graduating college seniors indicated that they’d had at least one internship. But despite the many benefits that interns can provide to employers, over 40% of internships in the United States today are unpaid. The debate over these

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