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.
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.
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.
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.
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).