Peter Lake quoted in The Washington Post on BYU’s honor code policy change

By Marisa Iati The Washington PostFeb. 21, 2020 Professor Peter F. Lake Excerpt As the church’s teaching on same-sex relationships evolves, Brigham Young University may have removed specific rules about same-sex intimacy from its honor code to leave “enough room to maneuver to what the church is doing, rather than having to go back and change all the rules because you guessed wrong,” said Peter… » Read more

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy talks Trump campaign spending at Trump properties on Yahoo! Finance

By Kristin MyersYahoo! FinanceFeb. 22, 2020 Excerpt Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Trump 2020 has been fundraising since the president took office in January 2017; and since that time, his campaign has continuously spent big at Trump properties and businesses. According to FEC filings, the Trump campaign, the fundraising committee Trump Victory and the Republican National Committee have spent roughly $1.3 million at Trump hotels, golf courses, and other properties. … » Read more

Elder Law Prof Blog – Week of Feb. 29, 2020 – Professor Rebecca C. Morgan

Rebecca C. Morgan Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 29: Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law LectureMarch 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care SystemMarch 2: Helping Elders Learn How to Spot Fake NewsMarch 3: Worried You Will End Up With Dementia? You Aren’t Alone.March 4: Where Do You… » Read more

White Collar Crime Prof Blog – Week of Feb. 27, 2020 – Professor Ellen Podgor

Ellen S. Podgor Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the following blog posts for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 27: Overcoming Ethical Issues With CDAsMarch 3: Criminal History of Economic Crimes – Sentencing Commission Report… » Read more

Andrew Appleby quoted on Law360 on exodus from national firm’s SALT group

By Maria KoklanarisLaw 360March 3, 2020 Professor Andrew Appleby. Excerpt Law360 spoke to more than a dozen state tax professionals, who said the SALT practice appears to be fading and that they expect even more departures in the next several weeks. Andrew Appleby, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who previously worked in the tax groups of Eversheds Sutherland and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw… » Read more

Rebecca C. Morgan featured in The Gabber for annual Wills for Warriors program

By Laura MulrooneyThe GabberFeb. 19, 2020 Excerpt Profesor Rebecca C. Morgan Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport hosted its seventh annual “Wills for Warriors” event. For the past seven years, Stetson, Stetson Law students, St. Petersburg Bar Foundation and volunteer attorneys from the Community Law Program have assisted Stetson Law’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law in preparing free simple wills and advance health… » Read more

Andrew Appleby tells Tampa Bay Times proposed tax law could be clarified

By Caitlin JohnstonTampa Bay TimesSept. 26, 2019 Excerpt Professor Andrew Appleby. Hillsborough County, Fla., Commissioner Les Miller wants to give voters another chance to pass a one-cent transportation sales tax, but he’s adamant the attempt will be in place of, not in addition to, the tax voters already passed in 2018… Andrew Appleby, a professor of tax law at Stetson University, said the ordinance provides… » Read more

Louis J. Virelli III talks permanent Daylight Savings Time with WUSF

By Susan Giles WantuckWUSFMarch 5, 2020 Louis J. Virelli III Excerpt It’s a longtime practice that the Florida Legislature was trying to do away with by passing the Sunshine Protection Act to make Daylight Saving Time permanent year-round in 2018. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Senator Marco Rubio introduced bills in their respective houses of Congress in 2019 to allow that state law to take effect.… » Read more

Darryl Wilson calls guitar trademark suit ‘an interesting case’

By Sean Kinane88.5 WMNFDec. 26, 2019 Excerpt Associate Dean Darryl Wilson One of the most famous guitar manufacturers in the world is suing a much smaller company that makes guitars in Tampa; Gibson is suing Tampa’s Armadillo Enterprises, which makes guitars under the Dean and Luna brands. Gibson says three Dean or Luna guitars violate its trademarks. Law professor Darryl Wilson, an associate dean at … » Read more

Business travel, coronavirus and workers comp – Jason Bent weighs in

By Jeff John RobertsFortuneFeb. 12, 2020 Professor Jason Bent Excerpt The short answer, according to legal experts, is that workers can’t cite the coronavirus outbreak as a reason not to carry out their ordinary duties—including duties that involve general travel. While a federal law called the Occupational Safety and Health Act offers some protection to workers who refuse to work in the face of danger,… » Read more