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HTMLMarch Madness: Could Friendly Wagers Among Employees Put Your Organization At Risk?
Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Executive Summary: The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will wager $9 billion on the NCAA tournament, more than double the estimated $3.9 billion bet on the Super Bowl, bringing March Madness to a whole new level. Of that amount, only about $2 billion will be bet legally. See...

 

HTMLKentucky Attorney General: Internet Sweepstakes are Illegal Gambling
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015
This past Friday, the Kentucky Attorney General issued an opinion (OAG-15-005) concluding Internet sweepstakes machines meet the definition of illegal lotteries under Kentucky law and computers used at Internet sweepstakes cafes constitute illegal gambling devices.

 

HTMLKentucky Senate Approves Shared Lottery Games Measure
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
The Kentucky Senate today approved a measure to amend Kentucky’s lottery laws to add “shared lottery games” tying lottery ticket sales and horse races together. Senate Bill 74 permits proceeds from lottery ticket sales to be used to place pari-mutuel wagers by the Kentucky Lottery...

 

HTMLRestoration of America’s Wire Act Reintroduced in Congress
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act today in the 114th Congress. The bill is identical to a measure set forth by Rep. Chaffetz in the last session of Congress.

 

HTMLThe Artist’s Legacy - Gifts of Art to Family and Friends
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
In our last blog post, Christine Steiner addressed artists’ business and legal challenges. In this post, Lauren Liebes will address unique issues artist face when making gifts to family and friends of visual art they have created.

 

HTMLTom Petty Receives Writing Credit for “Stay With Me;” Sam Smith Claims it Coincidence
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
Over the weekend, it was reported that Grammy-nominated recording artist, Sam Smith, agreed last year to a settlement with Tom Petty over a copyright dispute with Smith’s song “Stay With Me.”

 

HTMLNCAA Says District Court Got It Wrong
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 14, 2015
Citing NCAA v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma where the Supreme Court found the NCAA’s amateurism rules were procompetitive, the NCAA claimed the district court erred in finding such rules anti-competitive and “embracing an analysis that conflicts with fundamental...

 

HTMLYankees Seeking to Avoid Paying Potential $24 Million Bonus to A-Rod
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
The New York Yankees have made it clear they are still unhappy with Alex Rodriguez despite his return. A-Rod is preparing to return after a year-long suspension for admitted use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. At the same time, the Yankees are avoiding contact with the player,...

 

HTMLLance Armstrong Owes $10 Million According to Arbitrators
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
Last week, Lance Armstrong lost an arbitration battle in the amount of $10 million over a fraud dispute with a Dallas based promotions company.

 

HTMLFreeplay Music Sues Disney’s Maker Studios and Other MCNs for Copyright Infringement
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
Freeplay Music, a music licensing company that owns rights to 50, 000 works by various composers, is suing separately four YouTube multi-channel networks (MCNs) Disney’s Maker Studios, DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness, Big Frame and BroadbandTV Corp., alleging the defendants...

 


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