Opening the Floodgates

By charrington on December 15, 2016 in The Verdict

Opening the Floodgates By Jason Lese In 2015, Giancarlo Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract, which was not only the most lucrative contract in baseball history, but also the highest paying contract in the history of North American sports. For some perspective, in 1920, the average bas...

Felony Murder in Missouri

By WUULR on February 14, 2016 in The Verdict

By Matt Shepherd The current law in Missouri makes killing someone while perpetrating a felony or fleeing from the perpetration of a felony a crime known as “Second-Degree Felony Murder”. This crime is punishable by 10 years to life in prison in addition to whatever sentence is given for the actu...

Deflated Powers

By WUULR on February 14, 2016 in The Verdict

A Legal Consideration of the NFL’s Most Talked About Court Case By Jason Lese At this point, most Americans have heard about the winning appeal by Tom Brady, the superstar quarterback for the New England Patriots, of his four game suspension from the NFL. Brady was suspended by commissioner Roger...

Corporate Personhood or Forced Arbitration: You Can’t Have Both

By WUULR on November 2, 2015 in The Verdict

By Claude Harrington  What do companies such as Yahoo, Nordstrom, and Papa John’s have in common? In order to work for these companies, along with many other top employers, an employee must sign what is called an arbitration agreement. This clause requires all disputes to be settled outside of th...