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“Uber v. Drivers”: The Battle for Employee Classification

The peer-to-peer ridesharing industry has been booming since Uber first went live in San Francisco in 2010. Presently, Uber has spread to more than 700 cities worldwide,[i] and is estimated to have more than two million active drivers.[ii] The ease and popularity of Uber’s services have inspired a remarkable amount of competition: in the United States, companies like Lyft, Wingz,…
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Say Goodbye to Shopping Malls: America’s Shift Towards Technology and Ease

Despite 94% of American consumers who say that they believe doing business within their local communities is important, 2017 ended with a staggering number of over 6,700 brick and mortar stores closing.[i] Famous brands such as Walgreens, Nike, and Footlocker have decided to eliminate physical locations and shift their sales to the online market. With online retailers such as Amazon…
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Edwards v. M’Connel: Hiding Behind Legal Principles

Edwards v. M’Connel[i] is cited by a Tennessee state law treatise on res judicata, the legal principle stating that a prior court’s decision is conclusive on another if it was “between the same parties or their privies.”[ii] Edwards’ importance to legal studies and slavery studies is far-reaching. Edwards is an example of how judges reinforced slavery by presenting their decisions…
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Quality Health Care and the Indian Health Service: Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States

The ongoing relationship between the United States Government and Native American tribes is one fraught with tension. This tension is readily apparent within the Indian Health Service (IHS), a Government provided health services operation within the Department of Health and Human Services.[i] Access and quality issues plague the IHS and IHS patients. For example, patients can only get free IHS…