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|Ginuwine Concerns for Management Contracts|
Bob Tarantino; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014 Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (the performing artist better known as “Ginuwine”) is being sued by his former manager. For those familiar with the R&B star, one could make the (terrible) pun that he is being asked to “Pony” up dough for outstanding royalties. But how did this...
|Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee Introduces Bill That Would Allow Existing Casinos to Offer Internet Gaming|
Adam Berger, Frank A. DiGiacomo, Eric D. Frank, Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015On February 25, 2015, John Payne, Chairman of the Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee, introduced a bill that would allow existing Pennsylvania casinos to offer Internet gaming to patrons in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), which currently regulates casino...
|Walters v. YMCA, Putting Some Limitations on Stelluti v. Casapenn|
Walter F. Kawalec; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014In 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its opinion in Stelluti v. Casapenn Enterprises, Inc., 1 A.3d 678 (N.J. 2010), in which the court examined the applicability of an exculpatory (i.e. hold harmless) provision in the context of a private health club membership. A club patron was injured...
|A Scar is Born|
Brian J. Kurtz; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2014On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other night, the host and Matthew McConaughey competed to see who could throw the most footballs at the other guy’s face. Not his physical face, of course, but glass plates printed with each guy’s face. Toward the end, McConaughey steps in...
|U.S. Criteria for The Antique Exception to the Ivory Ban|
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Before the new rule went into effect, objects at least 100 years old that are either made of African elephant ivory or included ivory components were exempt from the general Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)...
|Marky Mark and the Convicted Bunch|
David S. Kim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014Just last week, Mark Wahlberg filed a formal petition with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking a pardon for his 1988 criminal convictions for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, amongst others. These crimes occurred well before Wahlberg became the public...
Brian J. Kurtz; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Inspired by The Hunger Games trilogy, some employers may feel the urge to pile the employees onto a bus, head off site, and pit coworker against coworker in some form of physical competition under the guise of “team building.” Savvy employers are always looking for new and better ways...
|The Naked Truth about Nude Celebrities in Your Workplace|
Andrew E. Tanick; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Whether it’s one of the Kardashian sisters baring her bottom or Keira Knightley baring her bosom, you can hardly look at any social media site these days without being assaulted by celebrities in various degrees of naked-idity, as Radar O’Reilly once called it. While the exhibitionism...
|Perspectives on Local Ski Resort Development|
Alex Skoblo; Dentons Canada LLP;
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014As they plan their winter vacations, many upper-middle class Russian households are likely to feel a chill running down their spine akin to the one experienced when stuck on a ski-lift in soggy gear at minus 10 degrees Celsius. Indeed, the bill for swishing down the slopes in popular winter...
|Are You an E-Athlete?|
Chinh H. Pham; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 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...