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|Federal Appeals Court Rejects Payments To College Athletes|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
October 9, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015This morning, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NCAA is subject to antitrust laws and that its payment rules are too restrictive in attempting to maintain amateurism. However, in what can only be deemed a victory for the NCAA, the court also ruled that antitrust law requires only that...
|NCAA Play for Pay? Ninth Circuit Rules Antitrust Rule of Reason Does Not Require Payments for ‘Name, Image, or Likeness’|
John Richard Carrigan; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 6, 2015, previously published on September 30, 2015On September 30, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that the amateurism rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violate federal antitrust laws. The Ninth Circuit panel considering the NCAA’s appeal rejected one dramatic change...
|Forming Your Esports Organization|
Timothy Heggem, Richard K. Zepfel; Payne & Fears LLP;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015In 2014 over 27 million people watched the League of Legends World Championships on Twitch and ESPN3. This viewership exceeds that of Game 7 of the World Series or the NBA Finals games. Esports is exploding, and consequently, the number of esports organizations and the legal issues related to them...
|“Deflategate” in Context|
McMahon Berger A Professional Corporation;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 14, 2015You probably already know the background, but you may have missed the details. To understand the recent decision by the federal court to overturn Brady’s suspension, the details are crucial. This case also presents the issues many employers encounter when attempting to discipline unionized...
|Three Americans in Paris-a Tale of Heroism and Fashion|
Alan Behr; Phillips Nizer LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015Among all the words written about the three young Americans who charged and subdued a heavily armed terrorist aboard a high-speed train in France, preventing what could have been a massive loss of life, was the fact that each received the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration given by France,...
|Common Defenses Used in a Casino Premises Liability Lawsuit|
Cooper Levenson P.A.;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 3, 2015New Jersey casinos attract countless tourists every year. According to the State of New Jersey Casino Control Commission, in 2010, there were more than 1 million square feet of casino space across the state. That leaves a substantial amount of room for people to enjoy the gaming industry....
|What Casino Owners Should Know About New Jersey Dram Shop Law|
Cooper Levenson P.A.;
September 3, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015When someone is injured as the result of a drunk person's negligence, the victim may choose to file a dram shop claim against the vendor that sold the alcohol. At Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, we know how New Jersey handles such claims and seek to help casino owners understand the laws.
|Closing Time: Liquor License Considerations in Hospitality Transactions|
Andrew J. Orosz, William S. Vanos; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015In today’s increasingly competitive hospitality market, the closing timeframe of sophisticated hospitality transactions has become a significant point of negotiation between sellers and purchasers. One factor that frequently drives the closing of transactions at properties where alcohol sales...
|How Can Plagiarism Be Defined? Brief Commentaries on Musical Works Infringement Lawsuits in Taiwan and the United States|
Angela Wu, Angela wu; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
August 19, 2015, previously published by On March 10, 2015, the jury of the United States District Court for the Central District of California concluded that “Blurred Lines” ¿ a popular single authored by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in 2013 ¿ infringed the copyright of “Got To Give It Up,” a song published by Marvin Gaye in 1977, and that damages in the amount of US$7.3 million (equivalent to NT$220 million) should be paid. Such astronomical damages were rare in the history of musical works infringement.How Can Plagiarism Be Defined? Brief Commentaries on Musical Works Infringement Lawsuits in Taiwan and the United States
|Borrowing Against Art Collections|
Thomas N. Lawson; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
August 14, 2015, previously published on August 2015Your art collection may not be as illiquid as you think. It is possible to raise cash by borrowing against works of art. Although some banks do not offer art-secured loans because of the inherent difficulties in valuing and authenticating art, as well as the moveable nature of works, other banks...