What Is A Force Majeure Clause?

What is a Force Majeure Clause?

No Worries, We Got You Covered! By Nan Shen Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 The coronavirus pandemic significantly affects every individual, family, and business. Needless to say, this disaster has also influenced many existing contracts either by delays or cancellations, including significant agreements requiring traveling and performing. The pandemic has also stifled numerous transactions, and…

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Briefly Stated 7.10.20

Briefly Stated 7.10.20

STREET PERFORMERS STILL IN COURT University City and two street performers who have been harassed while performing in the Delmar Loop are no closer to resolving their legal dispute. In April, Washington University Law School’s First Amendment Clinic and the ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit on behalf of musicians Raven Wolf Jennings and Raymond Douglas. On June 23, U…

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To Rep. Clay Re: Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Bill

To Rep. Clay re: Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Bill

Dear Rep. Clay: Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Judy Chu are recruiting Democrats in the House to be cosponsors of the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act. I’m writing to encourage you to sign on. The proposed legislation would ensure that thousands of St. Louis creatives, who normally cobble their incomes together through a mix of traditional W-2 jobs and…

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3 Takeaways: Why Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense

3 Takeaways: Why Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense

1. Missouri’s Medicaid program provides health insurance for low-income children and their parents, pregnant women, seniors, and the disabled. A family of four must earn $5,550 or less per year to qualify. Single adults aren’t eligible. Many artists are among those who make too much to qualify but not enough to get affordable health insurance. Expansion would close the gap…

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The Rolling Stones (Got Some) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones (Got Some) Satisfaction

By Alec Williams Juris Doctor Candidate 2022 Georgetown University Law Center The Rolling Stones are undoubtedly one of the most prolific bands of all time. From Paint It Black to Sympathy for the Devil, the Rolling Stones fostered a musical style that embodied fundamental elements of the 1960s soundscape. However, the Rolling Stones garnered nearly as much infamy off-stage as…

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Briefly Stated 7.3.20

Briefly Stated 7.3.20

MO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS UPDATE Beginning July 5, individuals wishing to continue to receive unemployment benefits (including the $600 federal PUA supplement available through July 25) will be required to search for work. Those requirements had been lifted for those who filed a coronavirus-related unemployment claim. Read more about the work search requirements, including how self-employed individuals can comply. We've heard…

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How Can Small Fashion Entrepreneurs Seek IP Protection?

How can small fashion entrepreneurs seek IP protection?

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel By Nan Shen Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 The fashion industry is a serious business. Cumulative data compiled within the Fashion and Apparel Industry Report paints a portrait with worldwide revenue expected to rise from $481.2 billion in 2018 to $712.9 billion…

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Briefly Stated 6.26.20

Briefly Stated 6.26.20

LOOP STREET MUSICIAN LAWSUIT UPDATE University City appears ready to back off policies that violate the First Amendment rights of street musicians. On June 23, University City’s attorneys responded to the lawsuit filed by the Washington University School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic and the ACLU of Missouri on behalf of Raven Wolf Felton Jennings and Raymond Douglas, two musicians…

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CASE Act: Something Is Better Than Nothing At All

CASE Act: Something Is Better Than Nothing At All

A proposal for a cheaper and easier alternative to resolve disputes for small copyright claims By Lucy Soyinka Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 Arguably everybody agrees that the U.S. legal system can be very expensive. Artists who want to enforce their copyright rights against infringers may not have the resources to do so, or the cost-benefit…

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Briefly Stated 6.20.20

Briefly Stated 6.20.20

MEDICAID EXPANSION GOES TO VOTERS  We’re partnering with the Missouri Foundation for Health on educational outreach efforts to inform voters about the economic and health benefits of Medicaid expansion. Read about the arts case for expansion Why Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense for Missouri (free webinar) Wednesday, July 1, 6:30-7:30 PM On August 4, Missouri voters will decide whether an estimated…

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