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|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...
|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.
|25 Years after the Shark: Supreme Court Ruling on the NCAA Casts a Shadow on Current Investigations|
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013Before John Calipari, Rick Pitino and other presently successful college basketball coaches, there was the “Shark”. Jerry “Tark the Shark” Tarkanian held an impressive run as the Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) in the 80s and...
|New Hampshire Moving Closer to Expanding Legalized Gaming|
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013New Hampshire’s on-again-off-again relationship with the expansion of gaming may be back on again, as there are growing indications that differences between proponents and opponents could be bridged. New Hampshire, a notoriously tax-averse state (having neither a sales nor personal income...
|Inclusion Is A Choice: How My Hindu Wedding Taught Me How To Promote Diversity|
Manish Jain; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013This past summer, I married my wife in a traditional Indian wedding. We were both born in America and it was important for us to have a wedding that not only celebrated our love for one another, but also celebrated our culture, traditions, and families. With that purpose in mind, we decided that we...
|What Every Business Needs to Know About Using Music For Business Purposes|
Cory M. Amron, Tanya M. Curcio, Jason C. Elvers, Jonathan D. Iten; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP;
December 6, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013Most businesses use music in some capacity to create the right ambiance, draw a crowd or even to pacify holding telephone customers. The right music can influence purchasing decisions, how fast patrons at a restaurant eat and how satisfied customers feel in their dealings with your business. For...
|FIFA and Temporary Admission Regimes Offer Import Tax Exemptions|
Lucas R. Kurtz, Ricardo Malachias Ciconelo; Manhaes Moreira Advogados Associados;
December 4, 2013, previously published by International Law Office on May 24, 2013A series of tax incentives connected with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) are contained in Law 12350/2010. The law is in place to assist with the construction of stadiums for the 2014 World Cup and to provide support to subsidiaries of FIFA. The regime allows FIFA to...
|A Nuts and Bolts Introduction to the State of Gaming in Massachusetts|
Michael J. Tarantino; Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.;
December 3, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013In the coming months the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will issue Commonwealth’s very first casino license. The development of this new and soon-to-be rapidly growing gaming economy in Massachusetts is set to create any number of challenging legal issues for all those involved. In the first...