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|California Poised to Pass On-Line Poker Legislation|
Jeffrey Leacox, Martha A. Sabol, Parke D. Terry; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014Two coalitions have introduced rival bills in the California Legislature marking a third year of debate among state lawmakers over how to license and regulate on-line poker.
|Making the Most Out of March Madness|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014With the seasonal turn from winter to spring comes the annual rite of “March Madness” — the competition for the NCAA annual national basketball championship. School spirit abounds as 68 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams compete. Any event with great public interest can...
|Are March Madness Office Pools Legal?|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014Brace yourselves, employers: March Madness is upon us. Thursday, March 20, is the first full day of the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament games, and the tourney does not conclude until the Championship Game on Monday,...
|Three Pointers on Handling Employees’ March Madness|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 19, 2014It’s that time of year. Your office supply room smells of freshly copied pages titled “NCAA Tournament Bracket.” The words “underdog,” “upset,” “first round,” and “buzzer beater” are heard from watercooler conversations. Money is...
|Bracketology 101 - A Look Ahead at Legal Issues that May Change the Face of the Final Four|
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014This year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament may be the last of its kind. This post explores some of the brewing legal issues that may force big changes to future “Final Fours,” and in turn, the legal rights and obligations of the NCAA and its member universities, and...
|Does March Madness = Workplace Madness? Some Thoughts on the Legality of NCAA Bracket Pools, the Tournament’s Effect on the Workplace, and of course, a Rendition of One Shining Moment|
Michael S. Arnold, Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014With the Olympics now behind us (were they ever in front of us?), this time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness. This lull provides employers with an excellent...
|Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director
Agreement: What is 20/60/10/10 Formula?
IP Law Click PC;
March 12, 2014One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a director is pay or played off a film. The question becomes will the director be entitled to any portion of the negotiated contingent compensation since she...
|Reality TV Publicity For Your Business Venture? Beware the Release You Are Required to Sign|
Jessica Freiman, Kym Stasiuk; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014It is tempting for a small business to sign up to be on a reality TV competition.
|Kid Gamers: Safe Harbors for Video Game Providers|
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014As online social gaming becomes more pervasive in the lives of children today, it is vital for video game providers to understand and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”). The COPPA Rule applies to websites or online services directed to...
|Casino's Litigation Gamble Pays Off: Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Tax Credits to Offset Combined Group's Liability|
Madison J. Barnett, Prentiss Willson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014The Mississippi Supreme Court held that a casino operator was entitled to use tax credits—specifically, gambling license fee credits—earned by one combined group member to offset the entire combined group’s liability. Mississippi is generally a separate return state, but taxpayers...