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|$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”).
|Important Changes to the Polish Broadcasting Act|
karol Laskowski, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is working on amendments to the Polish Broadcasting Act. The bill prepared by the Ministry is currently subject to public consultations. Market players have a window of opportunity to make their voice heard and to affect the final wording of the bill....
|Advertising Industry Continues to Push the Boundaries of the CAP Code|
Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015In 2014, the ASA received (yet again) a record number of complaints. It attributed the record to an increase in:
|Protect Yourself: Are You Prepared for a Personal Lawsuit?|
Dana Drew Shaw, Bennett H. Speyer; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
April 10, 2015, previously published on January 22, 2015Head coaches are subject to personal lawsuits for a variety of reasons, and these cases are probably more common than you think. Many times the situation is swept away quietly without public knowledge; however, the recent suit filed against the University of Oregon and its men’s head...
|Video Gaming Bill Reintroduced in Pennsylvania|
Adam Berger, Frank A. DiGiacomo, Eric D. Frank, Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Pennsylvania House Bill 808, introduced this week, would authorize video gaming machines for video poker, bingo, keno and other games in establishments with valid liquor licenses, such as restaurants, bars, taverns, hotels or clubs, in Pennsylvania. In addition to providing an overview of the...
|Are You an E-Athlete?|
Chinh H. Pham; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015Video games were once associated with couch potatoes, but today there is growing legitimacy, especially around what is known as “eSports.” This type of professional competitive gaming is gaining popularity in the U.S., and eSports is breaking into the mainstream world - emerging...
|Proposed Connecticut Law Would Empower Certain Student-Athletes to Unionize|
Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015A bill has been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly that would define certain collegiate athletes at public colleges and universities within the state as employees. The proposed law would permit eligible student-athlete employees to join unions and bargain collectively. If the bill is...
|The Top Five Immigration Mistakes Made By Foreign Athletes|
Davis C. Bae, Gregg E. Clifton; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted 224 players from countries such as Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Cuba, and Mexico, not to mention the many players from other...
|Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association To Implement Background Checks For Officials|
Shawn N. Butte; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015Closing one of the last gaps in ensuring the safety of students from school workers in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has approved an initiative requiring all high school referees to undergo criminal background checks by a unanimous vote of the board of...
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Settle Cheerleaders’ Wage-and-Hour Class Action|
Benjamin A. Tulis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by its cheerleaders on May 19, 2014. Pierre-Val v. Buccaneers Ltd. Partnership, No. 14-cv-01182 (M.D. Fla.). The Buccaneers agreed to pay $825,000, with $264,000 of the settlement allocated to attorney’s fees. As a...