Category: Student Blog

JetBlue’s Acquisition of Spirit and the Anticompetitive Effects

BY: Alex Bonomo, RBFL Student Editor The battle for Spirit began in February 2022, when Frontier made a cash-and-stock offer for Spirit, valued at $2.9 billion.[1] Both companies’ boards of directors adopted their merger agreement on February 5, 2022.[2] On February 7, 2022, Frontier and Spirit announced their agreement,[3] leading to JetBlue’s announcement of its […]

FTX Creditor Litigation Parallels to Enron/WorldCom

BY: Evan Paul, RBFL Editor The collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX Trading Ltd. (“FTX”) due to its co-mingling of assets with Alameda Research LLC (“Alameda”) has resulted in a plethora of litigation by those seeking recovery of lost assets. On the more traditional end, this includes bankruptcy proceedings, civil actions by the Securities and Exchange […]

AI Revenue Management and Antitrust Implications

BY: Rob Stigile Following the publication of a blockbuster report detailing the use of apartment rent pricing software by some of the nation’s largest multifamily landlords, dozens of plaintiffs have filed suit alleging that use of the software violates section of the Sherman Act. These lawsuits may serve as an invitation for judicial reconsideration of […]

“30 Under 30” Pipeline to Prison

BY: Katie Negron, RBFL Student Editor The Forbes 30 Under 30 List has grown to showcase and introduce people making substantial differences and innovations in their given community. Broken into several categories including tech, finance, medical, entertainment, and more, the list has evolved to become a notable achievement for many younger entrepreneurs. Over the course […]

The Use of Cryptocurrency to evade OFAC Sanctions

By: Ryan Connolly, RBFL Student Editor On August 8, 2022, OFAC sanctioned the cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash. OFAC alleges that Tornado Cash has been used, through its transaction anonymizing services, to launder over $7 billion worth of cryptocurrency since 2019. Among the most notable launderers was Lazarus Group, a North Korean state-sponsored hacking group who […]

DAOs: The Future of Business Organization?

BY: Marina Phillips, RBFL Editor Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs”) are becoming an increasingly popular means of organizing people from around the world for a common purpose. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, DAOs are essentially organizations or entities formed in blockchain and can be formed for both for-profit or not-for-profit purposes. DAOs are […]