BOWMAN V. SUNOCO INC.: PRESERVING THE VALIDITY OF EXCULPATORY CLAUSES WITHIN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS IN PENNSYLANIA

MICHAEL WINSKO

In Bowman v. Sunoco, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania interpreted a section of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and analyzed the enforceability of third party exculpatory clauses that were signed in consideration for employment. This case note examines the effects of enforcing third-party exculpatory clauses against an employee.

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VOLUME 16-1 TABLE OF CONTENTS

NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD – LIMITATIONS ON EQUITY CROWDFUNDING REGULATIONS
Jamie Hopkins, Esq. and Katie Hopkins

THE CROWDFUNDING ACT: A NEW FRONTIER
Lindsay Sherwood Fouse

A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS: THE JOBS ACT AS FOE MORE THAN FRIEND
Amy Coleman

CASE NOTES

COMCAST V. BEHREND: THE CLASS ACTION CHANNEL IS STILL SCRAMBLED
Joseph Krebs

COMMENTS

CONSUMER ARBITRATION AGREMENTS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION WAIVERS: WHY THE SUPREME COURT’S DEFENSE OF ARBITRATION HAS GONE TOO FAR
Alexander C. Hyder

‘WORKING FROM HOME’ OR ‘SHIRKING FROM HOME’: McMILLAN V. CITY OF NEW YORK’S EFFECT ON THE ADA
Mary Hancock

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NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD – LIMITATIONS OF EQUITY CROWDFUNDING REGULATIONS

JAMIE HOPKINS AND KATIE HOPKINS

Many startup companies have aspirations of being a Fortune 500 company, but without adequate access to funding many companies will neither maximize their potential nor meet their business objectives. The World Bank publishes an annual report on conducting business throughout the world, stating which countries are best for starting a new business.  One of the major factors in the World Bank’s ranking of ease of doing business is the ease and reliability of getting credit and access to funding.

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THE CROWDFUNDING ACT: A NEW FRONTIER

LINDSAY SHERWOOD FOUSE

At a time when stagnant economic growth and persistent unemployment seem to be the new normal for the United States, equity crowdfunding has been offered as a potential panacea for many of today’s economic woes. Crowdfunding has garnered
support from leading academic and business minds, and perhaps more surprisingly, from politicians and bureaucrats on both sides of the aisle.

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A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS: THE JOBS ACT AS FOE MORE THAN FRIEND

AMY COLEMAN

Securities Law – The Jumpstart Our Businesses Startups Act–Emerging Growth Companies– The Act’s deregulation of a heavily regulated stock market flies in the face of the historical importance of disclosure in Securities Regulation and the potential dangers may be displayed in a case analysis of the Initial Public Offerings of Facebook, Inc. and Twitter, Inc.

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COMCAST V. BEHREND: THE CLASS ACTION CHANNEL IS STILL SCRAMBLED

JOSEPH KREBS

CLASS ACTION – FRCP RULE 23 – CLASS CERTIFICATION – The United States Supreme Court in recent years has placed a significant number of hurdles in the path of plaintiff’s looking to certify their claims as class actions.  While the Court’s latest decision further erodes the plaintiff’s ability to gain certification, a significant number of questions have been left unanswered and a considerable amount of judicial refinement is going to be necessary before it can be determined if class actions remain a viable form of litigation. – Comcast Corp v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (U.S. 2013).

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