Category Archives: Insights

International Arbitration and Bankruptcy: Can They Be Reconciled?

DAMON DUCHENNE—Parties to a contract may elect to resolve disputes arising out of the agreement through arbitration. International arbitration involves parties based in different countries who select a “seat” where the arbitration will occur and the rules that apply to the proceeding procedure. Because international arbitration is a private form of dispute resolution, generally without […]

Buyer Brokers About to Go Broke: The Billion-dollar Class Action That Could Transform Real Estate Commission Practices

ISABELLA WOLSTENHOLME—If you have ever sold your home before, chances are your realtor listed it on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), one of the local databases listing properties for sale. Roughly 97% of local and regional MLSs are owned or operated by one or more local realtor associations, which require membership from realtors to gain […]

Pickleball Popularity: Investment Opportunity or Noisy Nuisance?

RAQUEL DRAGHI—Pickleball is officially the fastest growing sport in the United States. With close to five million players nationwide, the sport rose in popularity by nearly 40% over the last couple of years. So, what is this new sport that everyone is so obsessed with? Pickleball is a crossover of tennis and ping-pong, played on […]

Redefining Firearm Regulations: United States v. Rahimi’s Potential Impact on Second Amendment Jurisprudence

BRIANNA SANCHEZ—In the coming months, the United States Supreme Court will issue an opinion of profound significance: whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8), which prohibits the possession of firearms by persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders, violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The case, United States v. Rahimi, is located at the intersection of […]

Where’s my Sriracha? The Spicy Consequences of Breaching Oral Contracts

SAMARA SPILER—Oral contracts stemming from long-standing business practices centered on custom and trust are as valid as contracts memorialized in ink. When such an oral contract is breached, there are significant consequences—not just for your kitchen but also for business relationships and supply chains. Huy Fong Foods (“Huy Fong”), the manufacturer of the wildly popular […]