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Harsh P. Parikh, Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier; Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.;
May 8, 2013, previously published on May 3, 2013More than 25 years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality of gambling on tribal lands. The issue culminated in a landmark decision in the United State Supreme Court, California v Cabazon Band of Indians, 480 U.S. 202 (1987), and...
|Occupier's Liability - Defence Upheld in "Slip & Fall" at Cinema|
Veronica M. Y. Lee; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 2, 2013In a recent decision handed down by the High Court, Yau Tsz Hin v. Broadway Theatre Company Limited, HCPI 674 of 2010, the cinema successfully defended a 'slip and fall' claim lodged by its patron. The conduct of the defence focussed on the cinema having in place an adequate cleaning and inspection...
|Geys - It's Not Cricket!|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on Aprril 26, 2013The Rules of Cricket are famously complex. As a child, my family had a humorous tea-towel - "The Rules of Cricket Explained to a Foreigner" - which included the following line:
|Game Over for UK Video Games Tax Relief?|
Gemma Boore, Michael McCormack, Becket McGrath; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013On 16 April 2013, the European Commission (the Commission) announced that it had launched an in-depth investigation into whether tax breaks for businesses involved in the United Kingdom (UK) video games industry will constitute illegal state aid under European Union (EU) law.
|Appropriate Appropriation: Second Circuit Holds That Commentary on Original Work Unnecessary for Fair Use Defense, Only Transformative Quality Required|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 29, 2013In Cariou v. Prince, No. 11-1197-cv (2d Cir. Apr. 25, 2013), an opinion with significant importance for the art world, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified what is required for a defendant’s entitlement to the “fair use” defense to a claim of copyright...
|The UFL's Fumbling Attempts to Survive|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 2013Football is a tough sport, and sometimes a team has to call a time out to get a breather and regroup. In October 2012, the United Football League (the "UFL") took a break to deal with the money woes that have plagued the league almost since its inception.
|Can I Borrow the Car? I Promise I'll Be Careful ...|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 2013Mark Hales has driven a lot of fast cars, both as a Formula One driver and in his subsequent career as a freelance auto racing journalist. You'd think he could drive a car without ruining the engine, or so thought David Piper, also a distinguished former racing driver. But when Hales borrowed an...
|The (Gold) Gloves Are Off|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 2013Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a lot to say. He's well-known for being outspoken, and he's a prolific tweeter on his @DatDudeBP account, which boasts over 650,000 followers. But he's also got the goods, as reflected in the six-year, multimillion dollar contract he signed with...
|California District Court Dismisses TCPA Claim Against Los Angeles Lakers|
Joshua H. Threadcraft; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 29, 2013According to the Complaint, Plaintiff attended a Lakers basketball game at which time he saw the following statement to fans in the arena: “TEXT your message to 525377.” Plaintiff sent a text message stating “I love you Facey. Happy Date night”- to the Lakers “for the...
|CAVCO Lead Performer Policy - Comment Period Closes May 31, 2013|
David Zitzerman; Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
April 24, 2013, previously published on April 19, 2013The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) released today for comment its policy on lead performers and the documentary exception. The comment period closes May 31, 2013.