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HTMLProfessional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bucks Antitrust Claims by Elite Rodeo Association
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. (Tom) Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. (Tom) York; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on February 2016
A Texas federal district court recently rejected an attempt to enjoin preliminarily the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association from enforcing its bylaws restricting competing activities of its members. Though plaintiffs have since voluntarily dismissed the complaint, the decision on the injunction...

 

HTMLNew Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemption
Brian Dingle, Brian D. Portas, Samantha Tom; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") has recently made it easier for foreign nationals in television and film, performing arts and commercial production to work in Canada on a temporary basis. Since February 17, 2016, certain job positions within these industries have been...

 

HTMLCourt Denies Class Cert. in NCAA Antitrust Suit
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2016, previously published on April 4, 2016
The NCAA scored a victory last week with the denial of class certification in an antitrust suit challenging the association’s former ban on multiyear scholarships (the “One Year Rule”) and its cap on scholarships (the “GIA Cap”). Plaintiff had alleged that those rules...

 

HTMLBroadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call Ad Runs Afoul of Discrimination Laws
Linda R. Carlozzi, Christopher M. Repole; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016
Recent publicity surrounding a casting call for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” should remind employers of the danger of using discriminatory criteria in job ads.

 

HTMLVirginia and Indiana: Governors Sign Laws Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 7, 2016
March was a big month for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS). On March 7, 2016, Virginia’s Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed HB 775, the Fantasy Contests Act, which, among other things, defines “fantasy contests,” and specifically states that they are not illegal gambling.

 

HTMLNew Class Action Filed Challenging NCAA’S Scholarship Caps and Transfer Rules
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2016, previously published on March 9, 2016
In the latest chapter in the litigation wars against college athletics, on March 8, 2016, another antitrust class action was filed against the NCAA in its “home court,” the United States Southern District of Indiana. This latest suit, Deppe v. NCAA, Case No. 1:16-cv-00528, gathers in...

 

HTMLRodeo Associations Fail to Wrangle Each Other in First Round of Antitrust Class Action: District Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Preliminary Injunction and Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss
Farrah Short, Bruce D. Sokler; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2016, previously published on February 8, 2016
An upstart rodeo association, created and owned by professional rodeo cowboys, challenged that its competitor’s bylaws aimed at the new association and its participants constituted agreements that unreasonably restrain trade and monopolize the market in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the...

 

HTMLCorus Entertainment to Acquire Shaw Media in Transformational Acquisition
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016
On January 13, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. (SCI) for C$2.65 billion to be paid through a combination of cash and Corus Class B shares. The transaction will give Corus ownership of all of Shaw Media's...

 

HTMLCrowdfunding until You “Make It”
Elizabeth Ann Clippard; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2016, previously published on January 22, 2016
A major problem for most entertainment artists (“artists”) is funding their work and covering their living expenses while they build a following. Traditional sources of funding can be hard to come by without a large institutional investor or a label prepared to front all of the costs...

 

HTMLDaily Fantasy Sports Contests - Illegal Gambling or Not?
Brenner Lackey McDonald; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2016, previously published on January 21, 2016
Nationwide, the Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) Industry, including heavy hitter players DraftKings and FanDuel, is growing exponentially but not without controversy. The debate is burgeoning - are DraftKings and FanDuel running blatant illegal gambling operations or are the two giants...

 


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