Category Archives: Primary

Merge With a Competitor or Fight to Stay Alive? The FTC Sues to Halt Kroger and Albertsons Survival Strategy—a Merger.

ALESSANDRA LORA—On February 26, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sued to block the proposed merger of supermarket giants, Kroger and Albertsons. As the largest proposed merger in the supermarket industry with Kroger’s $24 billion acquisition of Albertsons Companies, the FTC claims the proposed deal is monopolistic, which in turn will lead to decreased competition. […]

Gaseous Gambit: The EPA’s Methane Mission Meets State Resistance

ADDIEL PEREZ—The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently enacted a groundbreaking methane emissions regulation, published on March 8th, 2024. This swiftly became a focal point of legal contention. Texas and other states have launched a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s authority to implement such stringent measures. This development spotlights the ongoing battle between federal environmental initiatives and […]

From Memes to Markets: Reddit’s IPO Journey Amidst the Echoes of Meme-Stock Mania

JULIANNE RUDKIN—Reddit, the online forum, officially filed for its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) last month under the ticker symbol “RDDT,” making it one of the largest social media companies to go public since Snap Inc. in 2017. The journey marks a pivotal moment in the company’s history and a significant test for the US stock […]

The Limits of Arbitration: Why the Supreme Court Will Likely Dodge Answering the Delegation ClauseQuestion Presented in Coinbase, Inc. v. Suski

ALEX VIOLA—In 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the use of delegation clauses in arbitration agreements. These clauses delegate to an arbitrator—rather than a court—the power to decide threshold issues about arbitrability, such as whether a valid agreement to arbitrate exists or whether a dispute falls under the scope of an arbitration agreement. Fourteen years later, […]

True “Reality TV”: Will the Trials of Former President Trump Prompt the Federal Judiciary to Reconsider Camera Rules?

DILLON RICHARDS—It would be the biggest courtroom spectacle since O.J.: a former president on trial for conspiring to “overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election . . . .” With cameras in the courtroom, cable news would cover every word uttered by the lawyers, judge, witnesses, and defendant. Social media personalities would endlessly […]