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The blog is a composite of academic, opinion, and news-related pieces submitted by Journal members. Blog entries are independent from the print edition of the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review.

  • The Failed Merger Between FanDuel and DraftKings

    The professional sports industry has proven to be a hotbed of innovation for companies seeking to capitalize on its immense fan base. One of the most rapidly developing platforms in this space has been daily fantasy sports (“DFS”). Unlike traditional fantasy sports, where “leagues” comprised of typically a dozen members compete throughout an entire sports season and often without any

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  • Why does the U.S. Continue to Engage in ‘Zeroing’?

    As recently as October of 2016, China prevailed on the majority of a WTO complaint against certain U.S. methods of determining anti-dumping (“AD”) duties on Chinese products.1 The Panel held that U.S. practices of determining dumping margins in certain cases of “targeted dumping” were faulty because the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) had engaged in “zeroing.”2 Targeted dumping occurs when foreign

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  • China’s Dilemma: Anti-Dumping Investigations

    The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) anti-dumping (AD) investigation process is highly discretionary because the complainant has enormous latitude in selecting a country that possibly produces relatively expensive like products in determining the normal value of a product. China has brought many complaints against the U.S. for using questionable tactics in establishing dumping margins within proceedings, but China’s position within the

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  • No-Fault’s Future in Michigan

    In the state of Michigan, it is not clear that no-fault insurance has much longer to live. The state has the highest rates for automobile insurance in the country.1 For many, this high cost makes it difficult to afford a car; this cost imposition has led to a high number of uninsured vehicles in the state. Although Michigan is not

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  • Economic Impact of the Little Caesars Arena

    The Little Caesars Arena, replacing the Joe Louis Arena, is the new stadium in Detroit that many locals are hoping will breathe some economic life into midtown. These hopes are amplified by the fact that the Detroit Pistons are joining the Red Wings in calling the new stadium their home. However, at this time it is not clear that the

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  • Law and Economics of Financial Deregulation

    Almost ten years since the beginning of the Great Recession, the fallout is still fresh in the minds of most Americans, politicians, and economists. The impact it had on the the greater part of the American people pushed Congress to pass reforms to protect their constituents and to prevent a similar crisis from happening in the future. This response is

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