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|What's Next For Student Athletes?|
L. James Juliano; Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC;
January 7, 2014, previously published on Winter 2013-2014A lawsuit by former college and professional basketball player Edward O'Bannon has the potential of upending the basic premise that collegiate athletes are amateurs. It could also disintegrate, although neither side is letting up after four years in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...
|ALJ Lord Denies Motion To Terminate Investigation As To Mindset Television In Certain TV Programs, Literary Works For TV Production And Episode Guides (337-TA-886)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014On January 2, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 16 in Certain TV Programs, Literary Works For TV Production And Episode Guides Pertaining to Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-886).
|A Decade-Long Promotional Disaster|
Barry M. Benjamin, Jeremy A. Schachter; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 24, 2013Every now and then comes a glaring reminder that all promotions must be thoroughly vetted, their terms and conditions reviewed in detail, and any agencies and employees that are involved in carrying out and fulfilling the promotion trained and educated on how to do so.
|Football Players Sue NCAA For Head Injuries|
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on January 2, 2013Two former college football players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta. The suit alleges the NCAA failed to inform players about the risks of head injuries and should have provided medical monitoring for former players.
|Former NHL Players sue NHL Over Head Injuries|
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on January 3, 2013Ten former National Hockey League players claim in a class-action lawsuit that the NHL concealed 'the severe risk of brain injuries' and 'exposed players to unnecessary dangers.'
|Copyright Castaway, Part II: The Supreme Court Brings Robinson Crusoe Ashore|
Casey Chisick, Peter Henein, Stephanie Voudouris; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
January 2, 2014, previously published on December 24, 2013Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Robinson v. Cinar Corporation. At issue: whether an animated television series based on the well-known novel, Robinson Crusoe, infringed copyright in another proposed series based on the same underlying work and developed...
|Supreme Court Partially Reverses, Partially Upholds Appeal In Robinson Curiosity Case|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 2, 2014, previously published on December 23, 2013This Supreme Court copyright decision decides issues of 1) whether a substantial part of a work is reproduced; 2) the role of expert evidence in copyright infringement cases; and 3) to assess whether the trial judge committed reviewable errors in his award of damages, including disgorgement of...
|Jurisdiction for Injuries Arising at Tribal Casinos: The Importance of Clear Dispute Resolution Terms|
Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris Sisk P.A.;
December 19, 2013, previously published on Winter 2013The State supreme courts in Oklahoma and New Mexico both have recently determined that their state courts lack jurisdiction over tort claims arising from conduct at tribal casinos. These cases are a reminder of the importance of clear dispute resolution and forum selection clauses in agreements...
Donald F. Kochersberger, Timothy R. Mortimer; Business Law Southwest LLC;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013The growth of the television and movie industries in New Mexico has resulted in an increased need for legal assistance by members of the industries and those dealing with the industries.
|Are You a Jackpot Winner?|
Jason M. Kurland; Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP;
December 17, 2013You just won the lottery. Congratulations! This is such an exciting time in your life.