Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire: How Deception is Burning the Criminal Justice System

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire: How Deception is Burning the Criminal Justice System[1]This blog post is derived from a larger article of the same name by the author. To read the larger work, visit https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3772453 By: Mckenzie Williamson, University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2022 In the United States, the use of deception … Continued

Up-the-line Immunity: A Gift to General Contractors

Up-the-line Immunity: A Gift to General Contractors Jack Simpson, University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2022 A.     Workers’ Compensation is the Exclusive Remedy for on-the-job Injuries All individuals and businesses that regularly employ five or more individuals are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits.[1]Miss. Code Ann. § 71-3-5. The benefits are … Continued

Modern Homemakers: How Cottage Food Laws Open a New World for Small Businesses

Modern Homemakers: How Cottage Food Laws Open a New World for Small Businesses Bess Fisher, University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2022[1] Social media, namely Instagram, has changed the name of the game for marketing and advertising. Average, everyday people now have the ability to gain thousands of followers, and with that platform … Continued

Consumers v. Pharmaceutical Fraud: The Call to Revive Section Five of the FTC Act

Consumers v. Pharmaceutical Fraud: The Call to Revive Section Five of the FTC Act By Matti Reightler, University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2022 “Is fraud within the pharmaceutical industry the exception, or is it, simply put, their business model?” – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)[1] Successful litigation against fraudulent pharmaceutical manufacturers is vital … Continued

What Long Lake Township v. Maxon Could Mean for the Future of the “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” from Drone Operations Conversation in Mississippi

What Long Lake Township v. Maxon Could Mean for the Future of the “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” from Drone Operations Conversation in Mississippi Nestor K. Delgado Jr., University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2021 Over the course of the past twelve months, the drone industry has made tremendous strides forward nationwide. The COVID-19 … Continued

Banished to the Bleachers on the Basis of Sex: How the Mississippi Fairness Act is Anything but Fair

SB2536 Makes Little Legal Sense By Julio Cazares, University of Mississippi School of Law, Class of 2021  Governor Tate Reeves violated Mississippians’ constitutional rights by signing Senate Bill 2536 into law.  In Bostock v. Clayton Cty. Georgia, the Supreme Court held that the employers in question violated Title VII by choosing to fire LGBTQ+ employees based on … Continued

How Plessy’s Separate-But-Equal Doctrine Would Have Served as a Better Decision Under Brown

In 1954, the Supreme Court overruled Plessy v. Ferguson’s separate-but-equal doctrine in K-12 education through Brown v. Board of Education.[1] Brown was beneficial in many ways. For schools that did integrate, it gave those black children the educational resources that were not available in their previous segregated schools. Some scholars even believe that Brown was … Continued

Mississippi’s Duty to Read and the Questionable Immunity it Provides

A. The Recognized Claim Mississippi has long recognized that an insurance agent or broker may be found liable for any damages that result from the agent or broker’s failure to procure the insurance requested by his client.[1] Insurance agents have a duty to exercise reasonable diligence in obtaining a policy “conforming to the requests of … Continued

Borrower Liability During PPP Loan Process

The Paycheck Protection Program was quickly put into place to address the needs of the small business community during the COVID-19 pandemic; now businesses may fear liability for unintentional inaccuracies in loan and loan forgiveness applications. The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) generally indicated only an interest in intentional misconduct, and this is reflected in the … Continued

Stolen Treasure: A Tale of Modern Piracy

While the word “pirate” generally evokes the image of a one-legged, eighteenth century bandit searching for ships to raid, the truth is that modern day internet piracy is an infinitely more commonplace crime than those that had previously occurred on the high seas. In 2010, $59 billion dollars’ worth of software was stolen worldwide, with … Continued