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|Updated: The Wells Report Could Mean Big Changes in NFL Workplace Policies; Two Coaches Fired|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014Last Friday, attorney Ted Wells of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP issued a 144-page report (commonly referred to as the Wells report) to the National Football League concerning the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. On October 28, 2013, Martin...
|Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: Despite Forgery Scandals, the Fine Art Market is Booming|
Sheppard Mullin; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014On January 23, in a rare public appearance, Jasper Johns testified against a New York foundry owner, Brian Ramnarine, who was charged with creating unauthorized sculptures, including a fraudulent Johns “Flag” sculpture which Ramnarine allegedly made from the original mold and attempted...
|State of Play-Is 2014 the Year of Internet Gaming?|
Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014Confounding the expectation of most observers, after the December 23, 2011 reversal by the Department of Justice (the DOJ) of its long-standing interpretation of the Federal Wire Act’s (18 U.S.C. § 1084) application to non-sports betting on the Internet, Internet gaming did not...
|California Senate Unanimously Supports Broader Inquiry into State Gambling Regulations|
Kenneth R. Florin, Douglas N. Masters, Jay K. Musoff; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 2014California's Senate unanimously approved a bill (Senate Bill 601) that would amend the state's existing gambling law to enlarge the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, the body tasked with considering the state's gambling regulatory policies, and to expand the issues the Committee may consider.
|Curiosity Killed the Copycat: Supreme Court of Canada Releases Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson|
Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 11, 2014The Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson on December 23, 2013. In a unanimous decision written by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, the Supreme Court affirmed the Quebec Supreme Court’s findings that Cinar Corporation and...
|Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi|
Lerman Senter PLLC;
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begin on Friday, February 7, 2014. Because the Olympic organizing committees have in the past been quite vigilant in protecting the trademarks and copyrights associated with the Olympics, broadcast stations should be extremely careful not to use any...
|Yep, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Wins Final Knockout in Copyright Infringement Suit|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014Facedown on the canvas, the boxer slowly opens his eyes. His ears still ringing from the punch that knocked him down, he can vaguely hear the referee counting, "1! 2! 3! 4!..." Meanwhile, the champion boastfully circles the ring, pumping his chest in celebration of imminent victory. The...
|Louisiana Court Not "Ultimate Fan" of Sports Marketer's Trademark|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014Ultimate sports fans can crack open a cold one to celebrate a recent Louisiana ruling clearing Anheuser-Busch's Ultimate Fan sweepstakes from trademark infringement claims. The major brewing company (and famed sponsor of the stop-motion animated Bud Bowl) prevailed in a suit over the use of the...
|Down 40-Love, Tennis Channel Serves Appeal to Supreme Court|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014Never say never. Just ask Andy Murray.
|Mum’s the Word: New York’s Highest Court Maintains Anonymity in Auction Sales|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014In late 2012, we reported on a New York Appellate Division order that sent shockwaves and fear of instability through the auction house world. Late last month, the New York Court Appeals issued its opinion in the case of William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. v. Rabizadeh,...