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|Deja Vu All Over Again - Sports Leagues Sue To Stop NJ Sports Betting|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014In the words of well respected sports figure Yogi Berra, “it’s like deja vu all over again.”
|No More Bets? Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014In light of Monmouth Park’s stated intention to accept sports wagers beginning October 26, today the professional sports leagues filed an application for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction stopping New Jersey from implementing the sports wagering law signed on October 16.
|Acceptable Discipline Or Criminal Abuse? What If Adrian Peterson Was A New England Patriot?|
Amy F. Green; Rubin and Rudman LLP;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014Perhaps the only positive result of the recent issues that have plagued the National Football League is that it has brought two important issues to the national forefront: domestic violence and child abuse/corporal punishment. This article will focus on the latter and the state of the law in...
|NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws|
Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA’s rule prohibiting student-athletes from being...
|Digital and Social Media Rights: Playing the Advantage or Should We Call Foul?|
David Blood, Alex Henderson, Jennifer Munn, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Football fans' excitement as the long, dark 33 days without top class football finally ended with the start of the Premier League season on 16 August was muted by an announcement from the Premier League that it was going to "clamp down on fans posting unofficial videos of goals online".
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On 24 July 2014 the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched an inquiry into society lotteries.
|Liquor License Lottery Drawing Application Period Opens for Florida|
Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014If you’re looking for a reason to spend a hundred dollars, consider entering Florida’s annual liquor license lottery. In Florida, for every increase in the population by 7,500 residents of a county which permits the sale of intoxication beverages, a new quota license is created. A quota...
|O’Bannon vs. NCAA: What Does It Mean for Most NCAA Institutions?|
Ben Irwin, Michael E. Norton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014On Friday, August 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its decision in a case that has been followed for several years and referenced as often on ESPN as on network and cable news programs: O’Bannon vs. NCAA.
|Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.
|Ofcom Consults on Important Changes to Its TV Advertising Rules|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014 On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules, including in particular as to the way in which programme length is measured for the purposes of determining the amount of permitted advertising. These changes are particularly relevant to...