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|Nevada Legislature Authorizes Skill-Based Slot Machines|
Mark A. Clayton, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015On May 14, 2015, the Nevada Assembly approved Senate Bill 9 (SB9), which was previously approved by the Nevada Senate. SB9 now moves to the governor’s office for signature.
|Abu Dhabi is 30 Per Cent More Attractive|
Joby Beretta, Craig Hughson, Andrew Ward; Dentons Canada LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 12, 2015The UAE is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to encourage business growth across the Emirates. Film and TV production is one of the diverse range of areas in which the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has actively looked to encourage growth, addressing perceptions of high costs and lack of specialist...
|Ontario Reduces Production Services and Computer Animation and Special Effects Film Tax Credits|
Tara Parker, Jaclyn Seidman, Carolyn Stamegna, David Zitzerman; Goodmans LLP - Toronto;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 24, 2015On April 23, 2015, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the 2015 provincial Ontario budget (the “Budget”) and announced several related amendments to the three provincial Ontario film and television tax credits.
|Nevada 'No Pay, No Play' Bill Seeks Non-Economic Damages Cap For Uninsured Motorists|
Colodny Fass P.A.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 07, 2015A bill moving through the Nevada Legislature that would curtail non-economic damages for uninsured drivers is attracting a great deal of attention, inasmuch as only 10 other states have enacted similar laws to date.
|Morawski v. Lightstorm Entertainment, Inc.|
Loeb Loeb LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 15, 2015Ninth Circuit panel summarily affirms award of summary judgment in favor of James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, rejecting plaintiff’s claims of breach of express contract, breach of implied-in-fact contract and fraud, where Cameron had presented detailed and copious evidence of...
|Game On: Kansas DOR Rules Video Game Access Codes and Subscription Cards Are Not Subject to Sales Tax|
Open Weaver Banks, Charles C. Capouet; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015The Kansas Department of Revenue addressed the taxability of sales of video game access codes, subscription cards, point cards, and notional dollar value cards. Initial sales of access codes that allow customers to download video games or video game add-ons directly to the customer’s computer...
|If I Were Paid to Walk in Your Shoes: Protecting a Company's Interests in Endorsement Deals While Still Looking Out for Player Well-Being|
Sekou Lewis, Benjamin D. Wanger; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 28, 2015, previously published on April 2015Chandler Parsons, a forward for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, does not have to worry about buying basketball shoes. Rather, Parsons, like other NBA players, gets paid to wear certain brand name shoes. In February 2014, Chinese shoe company Anta announced that it had entered into a five-year...
|Cybersecurity Duties of Private Organization Governing Boards and Management|
Fred L. Somers Jr. P.C.;
April 23, 2015, previously published by www.somerslawfirm.org on Spring 2015Organization governing boards and management need to focus on protecting the organization’s and its members’ and employees’ sensitive and private data. This data in the wrong hands may result in disastrous legal consequences for the organization and the persons whose data has been...
|$1.1 Million Penalty Issued for Violation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation|
K. Paige Backman; Aird & Berlis LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 2015On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “CRTC”) issued a Notice of Violation awarding a penalty of $1.1 million against Québec company Compu-Finder for four violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”).
|Creating Information Asymmetry to the Detriment of Competitors in the Context of an Invitation for Bids Can Constitute an Abuse of Dominant Position|
Sara Pomar, Emmanuelle van den Broucke; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Practices implemented by Télédiffusion de France (TDF) in the sector of terrestrial broadcasting services in the overseas territories were referred to the French Competition Authority by Outremer Telecom (OMT).