Monthly Archives: August 2020

UB Law’s September Webinars Look at Misinformation and ‘Fake News,’ and How Civil Disobedience Interacts with Structural Racism

The UB Law in Focus Discussion Series continues in September with two webinars that examine topics of current interest through a legal lens. On Sept. 16 at 5 p.m., the topic will be “Misinformation, Disinformation and ‘Fake News.’” This webinar … Continue reading

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UB Law Prof. Gilda Daniels Discusses COVID-19’s Impact on Voting Rights in Sept. 4 Law Forum Webinar

The UB Law Forum will present a webinar, “Coronavirus and its Impact on Voting Rights – Will 2020 Elections be Safe and Fair?,” on Friday, Sept. 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. UB Law Prof. Gilda R. Daniels will lead a … Continue reading

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‘Black in Baltimore’ Teach-In Featured UB Law Professors Speaking on Structural Racism, Police Reform and Advocating for Social Justice

Several UB Law faculty participated in a recent “Black in Baltimore Sit-In and Teach-In” organized by the Law Students for Liberation Coalition (LS4LC). The coalition was formed by a group of law students earlier this year to seek the implementation … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Flint Water Settlement, UB Law Professors Share Their Thoughts About Access to Clean, Affordable Water

The $600 million Flint water settlement announced Aug. 20 will compensate more than 33,000 victims for health consequences of drinking tainted water when the city government switched to an inferior and unclean water source in 2014.  Lead from old pipes … Continue reading

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UB Law Prof. Ziaja Calls for Greater Place-Based Public Participation in Government Regulatory Process

In a recent comment in the Yale Journal on Regulation, UB Law Prof. Sonya Ziaja calls for changes to administrative law procedures to combat structural racism. In the Aug. 16 comment, titled “Lessons on Race and Place-Based Participation from Environmental … Continue reading

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Risk of COVID Lawsuits High As Colleges Proceed With Fall Football Seasons, UB Law Associate Dean Koller Says

As college athletic conferences decide whether to proceed with their football season in the midst of a pandemic, legal analysts are speculating that lawsuits could well result from a decision to move forward with play. The Big Ten and Pac-12 … Continue reading

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In Win for Retired Players and UB Law Prof. Closius, Ninth Circuit Rules Drug Distribution Suit Against NFL May Proceed

In a victory for more than 2,000 retired players who are part of a class action against the National Football League, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a portion of their case over teams’ use of drugs to … Continue reading

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UB Professors Comment on Allegations of Possible Insider Trading in Suspended Kodak Pharma Deal

A recent deal with Eastman Kodak to begin manufacturing pharmaceutical ingredients using a federal government loan has been put on hold amid suspicions of insider trading. The Aug. 7 decision — announced in a tweet — by the U.S. International … Continue reading

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UB Law Prof. Barbara Babb Named to Family Justice Courts’ Advisory Council in Singapore

UB Law Prof. Barbara Babb, director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, has received a two-year appointment on the Singapore Family Justice Courts’ Advisory and Research Council on Therapeutic Justice (ARC), created in June 2020. … Continue reading

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UB Law’s Koller: College Athletes Are at Risk Under Mounting Financial Pressure for Them to Compete in a Pandemic

For the past six weeks, while college students were buying books and getting ready for the semester, college football players have been on campus, training and practicing with their teammates. Whether this activity is wise during a pandemic is the … Continue reading

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