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PDVSA US Litigation Trust v. Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

LAUREN ALVAREZ—On March 3, 2018, a litigation trust for Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), sued international oil companies Lukoil, Glencore, Trafigura AG, and Vitol, among others, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to bribe Venezuelan officials and corrupt oil company employees in exchange for advance information about crude oil prices. […]

Contractual Implications of “Getting Banksy’d”

MEAGHAN GOLDSTEIN—On October 5, 2018, right after the gavel fell accepting a $1.4 million telephone bid, someone in the crowd at Sotheby’s (London) triggered a remote-control shredder encased in the framing of the Banksy painting up for auction. The spray-painted canvas Girl with Balloon passed partway through the hidden shredder before stopping—half safely ensconced in […]

The Rise of the Gig Economy: Can Labor Law Keep Up?

FRANCO PICCININI—The gig economy—the economic arrangement that connects short-term labor with immediate consumer demand via digital platforms—has become a hot topic in the past decade. Assessing the size of the gig economy has proven a difficult task, with estimates ranging from as low as 1% of the U.S. labor force to as high as 34%. […]

Florida Amendment 4 to Return Felon’s Voting Rights: A Conversation with Angel Sanchez

This article was originally published on the Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review website, and features an interview with UMLR candidate Angel Sanchez. We would like to thank Ms. Fate and the Harvard CR-CL Law Review for allowing us to share this post.  REBECCA FATE* (guest writer)—In the upcoming November election, Floridians will have the opportunity […]