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|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...
|Canada’s “Tour Tax”: Will New Foreign Worker Fees Cripple Music Venues?|
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel, Warren L. Creates; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 26, 2013As a result of changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, certain venues will need to pay $275 for each individual foreign musician and crew member when they book musical acts from abroad. However, music venues will be exempt from paying any fees in certain situations. It is...
|Activision Blizzard, Inc. v. Hayes, C.A. No. 497, 2013 (Del. Nov. 15, 2013)|
Potter Anderson Corroon LLP;
December 2, 2013, previously published on November 15, 2013In this en banc decision, the Supreme Court set forth the basis for its order reversing the Court of Chancery’s preliminary injunction of a stock purchase agreement under which Vivendi, S.A. agreed to sell its controlling interest in Activision Blizzard, Inc. The Supreme Court held that...
|[A] Black [Suit] Is the New Yellow [Jersey]: Tracking Armstrong's Newfound Career as a...Professional Defendant?|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 2013In his neverending Trek through the courts, Lance Armstrong is facing a slew of suits following his dramatic admissions of doping to Oprah Winfrey. While past Tour de France champions like Eddy Merckx or Greg LeMond have left the sport in great esteem and started their own bicycle lines, Lance...
|Whose Tat? Body Art, Copyright and Sports|
Proskauer Rose LLP;
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 2013Sports and Hollywood have long been inextricably linked - many athletes want to be and even become actors, countless actors have lived out their athletic fantasies on the silver screen, and it is no secret that athletes and actresses are often quite publicly attracted to each other. Recently,...