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|Exit Stage Left, Enter Stage Right: Theater Trends Over the Past 25 Years|
Jason Baruch, Merlyne Jean-Louis, Diane Krausz, Diane Krausz, Jeffrey Lawhorn, Adam Rosen, Ning Yu Wu; Diane Krausz Associates Attorneys at Law;
July 16, 2013, previously published by NYSBA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal on Spring 2013We have been asked to review legal business trends in the commercial theater industry over the past 25 years, and to make some predictions of where the industry is heading in the 25 years to come. In undertaking this exercise, we find a few specific areas particularly worthy of discussion....
|Comcast Prevails against the FCC and Tennis Channel in the D.C. Circuit in Distribution Dispute|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 10, 2013, previously published on July 2013On May 28, 2013, in Comcast Cable Communications, LLC v. FCC, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals decided in favor of Comcast in their “program carriage” dispute with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over Comcast’s decision to keep the Tennis Channel on a...
|Issue of Personal Jurisdiction over Crown Defendants Still in Play|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
July 8, 2013, previously published on July 3, 2013Safe Gaming Systems commenced a patent infringement action in the Federal Court in respect of a patent that, according to the statement of claim, relates to methods in a computer system for monitoring, regulating and terminating the gambling activities of an individual. Two of the defendants...
|Choosing a Winner: Knowing Sweepstakes and Contest Laws Up Front Can Prevent Future Problems|
R. Warner Off, J. Eric Quinn; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP;
July 3, 2013, previously published on June 28, 2013An Illinois court recently found that a contest sponsor’s publication of images violated the Illinois Right of Publicity Act when it published a photo of an entrant on a media kit used to generate advertising revenue for its monthly publication.
|Black Swan Interns: The Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. Pay Violations|
McMahon Berger A Professional Corporation;
July 3, 2013, previously published on June 24, 2013In a decision that could send shockwaves throughout the country and have dramatic repercussions for recent college graduates, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures violated federal and state minimum wage laws by not paying their...
|The Effect of the Black Swan: End of the Road for Unpaid Internships?|
June 26, 2013, previously published on June 19, 2013‘Tis the season for summer interns. Each year some employers choose to pay their summer interns, while others do not. Employment lawyers and intern advocates have debated for years whether the practice of employing unpaid interns is unlawful. On June 11, 2013, unpaid interns across the...
|As Evidence Mounts In Murder Case, Patriots Player Returns Home|
Abbey Niezgoda; The Law Offices of Lawrence J. Signore;
June 26, 2013, previously published by ABC 6 WLNE News ProvidenceThe tight end is staying tight lipped about the murder investigation, but sources tell ABC News the evidence against Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is mounting and an arrest is imminent.
|Lessons Learned from Sports: Improve Your Team Every Year|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 6, 2013, previously published on June 1, 2013Seasonal hiring is critical to the hospitality industry’s ability to provide service in peak seasons. Whether it is the rush of the winter ski season or the crowded summer months at the beach, employers’ needs fluctuate dramatically with the influx of guests. With the competition for...
|Columnist: Addressing Baseball Pitchers' Head Vulnerabilities|
Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP;
June 5, 2013, previously published on May 20, 2013The extent of injury involved with a head hit in sports is sometimes not obvious, especially for players wearing helmets. In fact, it often seems the case that team coaches, doctors and trainers are not aware that something might be amiss or that the player who was concussed or sustained another...
|Culture, Media and Sport Committee backs draft Gambling Bill|
Gemma Boore, William Haig, Moris Mashali, Michael McCormack; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 23, 2013, previously published on May 2013On 1 May 2013, the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee (the Committee) published a report (the Report) on their pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill (the Bill). The Bill, proposes to address changes in technology and the market, as well as...