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Mitigating Artificial Intelligence Bias in Venture Capital

Alexander J. Díaz Thomas* 76 U. Miami L. Rev. Caveat 1 (2022). PDF Version This article addresses the issues relating to the use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) in venture capital investing. Specifically, it addresses the use of discriminatory and biased AI in venture capital and assesses the effects that a lack of funding could have […]

The Texas Two-Step: A Controversial Bankruptcy Dance

SAMANTHA GOLDSTEIN—On February 25, 2022, New Jersey U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Michael Kaplan, allowed healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson’s spinoff company, LTL Management, LLC (“LTL Management”), to proceed with its filing of chapter 11 bankruptcy. Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy evolved due to the 38,000 lawsuits claiming that its talc-based baby powder was contaminated with […]

The Rush out of Russia: Why Some Brands are Locked-In

ELIZABETH SARDINAS—On March 16, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the U.S. Congress, calling for American companies to exit the Russian market. In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Zelenskyy’s remarks, over 600 companies, including American Airlines, Deloitte, Netflix, and Spotify, have completely withdrawn from Russia. Similarly, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney introduced a […]

The Voting Rights Act and the Uncertain Future of Vote Dilution Claims

KAITLYN BUFFALOE—In early February, the Supreme Court granted Alabama’s bid to temporarily halt the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama’s ruling that required the state to redraw its new congressional map to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The lower court found that Alabama’s congressional map diluted the power of Black […]

Encampment Ban Is Miami’s Latest Effort to Criminalize Homelessness

MAGGIE MARQUART—Birth certificates, urns, medication, family photos—these are all items the City of Miami has confiscated from people experiencing homelessness in recent street “clean ups.” Now, the city also has the authority to arrest people for living on the streets. In October, Miami passed an ordinance banning encampments, taking another step toward criminalizing homelessness. Ordinance […]