Recent Faculty News
Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was interviewed on HuffPo Live on July 21, 2014 regarding the death of Eric Garner after police officers put him in a chokehold. Controversy hit the New York Police Department last week after the death of New York “gentle giant” Eric Garner, who can be seen in several videos struggling as police officers keep him in a chokehold. Continue reading »
Professor Michael Green tells Winston-Salem Journal Reynolds punitive damage verdict strikes of jury overreach
A Florida state jury is trying to send a message about tobacco manufacturers’ past marketing strategies by handing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a $23.6 billion punitive damages award Friday.
In the spring of 2011, I saw a piece in The New York Times about a steam-powered automobile, the Paxton Phoenix. The car had been developed by Robert Paxton McCulloch, heir to the McCulloch chainsaw fortune. He initiated the project in 1949, and finally abandoned it in 1954. According to the sole, surviving member of the team—a retired foreman living in California—the project was killed by unfavorable tax laws. Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading »