Stetson University in the News, June 1-7, 2018

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K.C. Ma

Top Stories:

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  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s article for the Conversation, “Missouri’s dark money scandal, explained,” was picked up by Salon. The June 2 Election Law Blog mentions the article also.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the June 4 Washington Times article, “Banned gun buyers beat background checks — and are rarely prosecuted when caught.” Rose spoke with Bay News 9 for the story, “Appeals Court Disqualifies Judge from Attempted Murder Case.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 4 Times Higher Ed article, “‘Seismic spring’ shifts US attitudes to student safety on campus.”
  • Law Professor Jason Bent is quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, “Walt Disney World union loses fight over $1,000 bonuses.”
  • Stetson’s Director and Chair of Roland George Investments Program, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, wrote three articles for Seeking Alpha this past week. The first one, entitled “Tesla’s smart shorts” speaks about Tesla’s “high flying stock performance” over the past few years, as well as some fundamental short strategies that could be initiated. The second and third articles, “AMD: 2018 Target Prices” and “Nvidia: 2018 Target Prices,” focus on the target prices of each of the two companies.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, “2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Webinar.” She wrote the June 6 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Doctors’ Conversations with Patients About Aid-in-Dying.” She wrote the June 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Thank you Professor Frolik.” She also wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, “More on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law.” 
  • The June 5 Florida Bar Foundation has shared the news of Stetson students awarded in their summer fellows program. 
  • Law student Amanda L. Govins co-authored the article, “False Claims Act 2017 Recoveries May Surprise You,” for AAPC. 

Alumni News: 

  • The June 3 Orlando Sentinel reports that Law alumnus Wilton L. Strickland has died.
  • The June 6 Citrus County Chronicle reports that Law alumnus John Booth has died.
  • The June 4 Fowler White Burnett reports that Law alumnus William A. Potucek was appointed a shareholder in the firm’s Insurance Practice Group.
  • The June 6 Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. announced that law alumna Alexandrea Simser was elected to the board of directors for the Founders Forum.
  • The June 5 Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., announced that Law alumna Melody Lynch been elected as vice president and president-elect of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors.
  • The June 5 Adams & Reese reports that Law alumnus Eric J. Partlow has been appointed partner in charge of the firm’s Tampa office.
  • According to the June 4 Jacksonville Daily Record, Law alumna Janet Carver is a finalist for a circuit judge post.
  • The June 4 Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Law alumna Sarah Harnden Campbell has joined the law firm of Dunlap & Moran PA, as an associate. 
  • Law alumnus Jeff Harvey was honored with a Change of Command ceremony at Camp Blanding in Starke, Florida, in June.
  • The June 1 Prague Post ran a profile of Law alumnus Brian Motroni of Hunter Law P.A.