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Fortune Magazine’s Chris Matthews discusses CEO pay in the article "Your boss is way better than you at getting a raise." He includes references to and quotes from Professor Michael Dorff’s new book and the argument that increases in CEO compensation have far outstripped what executives actually produce for their firms and society at large. In his guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, "James Garne ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Michael Epstein spoke about aspects of the California Supreme Court case involving the public disclosure of the name of a police officer involved in an on-duty shooting on KPCC's "All Things Considered." You can hear the clip online - scroll down to the play button under "Listen Now." In addition, Professor Epstein's commentary on e-cigarettes and the reappearance of smoking on television appeared ...

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Faculty in the Media

Intellectual Property Watch reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published a paper by Professor Ryan Abbott on "Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge" ("WIPO Publishes Expert Paper On Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge"). As reported in early April on Facebook and Twitter, Professor Abbott was commissioned to write the paper by WIPO, a division of the United N ...

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Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

As part of Southwestern's Amicus Project, third-year day student Andrew Pletcher, under the supervision of Professors Warren Grimes and Michael Epstein, has written an amicus brief that was filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent in American Broadcasting Company et al v. Aereo. The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for this case, which can affect the way people wa ...

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Looking at Both Sides of Net Neutrality Through a Lively Debate

The Media Law Forum, in association with the Entertainment Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society and Law Commentator, presented a 'Net Neutrality Forum' for an enthusiastic audience of students, faculty and staff. Second-year students Carly Hill and Jordan Stern debated against third-year students Addison Martinez and Cristian Reyes on this hot button issue surrounding internet data access and usag ...

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Faculty in the Media

With the impending elections to fill two seats on the LA County Board of Supervisors, Adjunct Professor Miriam Krinsky weighs in on what new supervisors will face in the way of challenging decisions and responsibilities in the LA Daily News article "Candidates vying for seats on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will face new era of governance."  Are scholarship football students considered employees ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Steve Krone was quoted in the Techworld article "Does Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto have a case against Newsweek?" regarding Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto's claim of false reporting against Newsweek. In it, he sheds light on the false light and defamation claims Mr. Nakamoto might make against the magazine. In his latest opinion piece in Forbes Magazine about the cable industry ("How 100 Million Cable Subscri ...

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Faculty in the Media

Antitrust expert Professor Warren Grimes has been featured prominently in several media outlets commenting on what Comcast's proposed $45.2-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable would mean for consumers. You can find out why he thinks the current cable industry system is unsustainable in his opinion piece in Forbes today, and in David Lazarus' column in the Los Angeles Times. Professor William Wood, an e ...

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Professor Grimes on the Status of the Cable Industry

Antitrust law expert Professor Warren Grimes has been interviewed widely in the media regarding cases and mergers involving the cable industry. In David Lazarus' column in today's LA Times, Professor Grimes explains why he thinks the current cable industry system is unsustainable and what he predicts Comcast's proposed $45.2-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable would mean for consumers. In a recent Op-e ...

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