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|Liquor License Lottery Drawing Application Period Opens for Florida|
Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014If you’re looking for a reason to spend a hundred dollars, consider entering Florida’s annual liquor license lottery. In Florida, for every increase in the population by 7,500 residents of a county which permits the sale of intoxication beverages, a new quota license is created. A quota...
|Federal Circuit Finds Computer Bingo Patents Invalid as Abstract Ideas|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014On August 26, 2014, the Federal Circuit ruled that patent claims regarding computer-aided management of bingo games are invalid because they are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea. The ruling in Planet Bingo, LLC v. VKGS LLC is notable because it is one of the first Federal Circuit...
|O’Bannon vs. NCAA: What Does It Mean for Most NCAA Institutions?|
Ben Irwin, Michael E. Norton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014On Friday, August 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its decision in a case that has been followed for several years and referenced as often on ESPN as on network and cable news programs: O’Bannon vs. NCAA.
|Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.
|The Game Case (Pillor Denton Ltd & Others v Jervis & Others) - Victory for Landlords|
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Game Station Limited ('GAME') was the tenant of hundreds of retail properties. Rent was generally payable in advance each quarter. GAME went into administration on 26 March 2012, the day after the quarterly rent, of approximately £10 million, was due. Some stores were closed immediately but many...
|Expungement and Permanent Injunction Ordered in Respect of the Trade-mark THE ATHLETIC CLUB & DESIGN|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders, Ryan Steeves; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014The Ottawa Athletic Club (“OAC”) brought an application under s. 57 of the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) to expunge the trade-mark THE ATHLETIC CLUB & DESIGN (the “Trade-mark”) from the Register. The OAC has operated a fitness facility in Ottawa since at least...
|Update on Google Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchase Class Action: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte has issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s Motion to Dismiss the class action filed against the Company on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as a result of unauthorized children’s...
|Film Tax Incentives in Latin America|
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and while the consumer is still demanding for more new content, producers are struggling with this new competitive era. While appetite for content is at its highest peak, and consumer is getting original content from distributors...
|Update to Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Gaming Vendor Licensing Process|
Laura McAllister Cox, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The gaming vendor licensing process is underway in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicants should be aware of the following:
|Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future|
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...