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HTMLRaffles: The Difference between Fundraising and Gambling in Illinois
Stacy Crabtree; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2016, previously published on Spring 2016
Raffles are often used by organizations for fundraising purposes. However, Illinois law suggests that unless the raffle is licensed and operated in accordance with the Raffles and Poker Runs Act, 230 ILCS § 15/0.01 et seq., (Raffles Act) and applicable local laws, raffles are illegal gambling...

 

HTMLU.S. State Department Selects FY 2017 Diversity Visa Lottery Winners
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 20, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016
The U.S. State Department has chosen the winners of the Fiscal Year 2017 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery. Foreign nationals who entered the lottery can visit the official Entrant Status Check website to learn whether they were selected to submit an application for permanent residence.

 

HTMLEqual Pay for Equal Play - U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Claim Against U.S. Soccer
Jillian M. Collins; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
Five members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, including stars Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, filed a complaint at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging that they are paid almost four times less than the men’s national...

 

HTMLIt’s A Wrap! Sony Pictures Data Breach Case Settles Without a Hollywood Ending For the Plaintiff Class
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
Everyone loves a good courtroom drama. So just imagine this pitch: henchmen of an evil dictator hack their way into a movie studio computer system. Once inside, they steal the most sensitive personal information of the studio’s stars, executives and employees. Their most intimate secrets,...

 

HTMLVirginia Becomes First State to Formally Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports
James B. Rixey; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2016, previously published on May 2016
On March 7, 2016, Governor McAuliffe signed into law the Fantasy Contests Act (the “Act”), making Virginia the first state to formally regulate daily fantasy sports websites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The Act distinguishes these daily fantasy sports websites from illegal gambling...

 

HTMLCIC Establishes LMIA Exemptions for Television and Film Production Workers and Performing Artists
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
On February 3, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC”) announced two new categories of work permits exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) requirement, pursuant to Section 205 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations:

 

HTMLAttorneys General Issue Negative Opinions on Daily Fantasy Sports
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
One of the most important features of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) contests is their characterization as games of skill, not chance. If they were games of chance, they would be considered to be illegal gambling activities in many jurisdictions. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association justifies this...

 

HTMLNew York: Attorney General Cracks Down on Tax Fraud by Art Dealers
David Ebersole, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016
In early May, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that his office is “committed to rooting out tax abuses wherever we find them, especially in the art world, where the difference can be hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of dollars in lost tax revenue per...

 

HTMLThe NFL Deflategate Scandal — The Second Half
Clifford J. Hart; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
In September 2015, we reported on the U.S. District Court's decision to overturn ("vacate") the four-game suspension issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for his role in the "deflategate" scandal ("Fantasy Football ¿ Lessons...

 

HTMLProfessional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bucks Antitrust Claims by Elite Rodeo Association
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. (Tom) Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. (Tom) York; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on February 2016
A Texas federal district court recently rejected an attempt to enjoin preliminarily the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association from enforcing its bylaws restricting competing activities of its members. Though plaintiffs have since voluntarily dismissed the complaint, the decision on the injunction...

 


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