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HTMLNike Sues Three Former Top Designers After Move to Adidas
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014
On December 8, Nike filed suit against three of its former designers after they left to work for Adidas. According to Nike’s suit, Dennis Dekovic, Marc Dolce, and Mark Miner violated their non-compete agreement and stole trade secrets from their former employer.

 

HTMLBad Press For The NFL Leads to Enhanced Personal Conduct Policy
Matthew S. Libroia; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
In the wake of countless controversies of the NFL regarding sexual assaults and domestic violence, the NFL has officially announced that it has a revised and strengthened Personal Conduct Policy for all NFL employees. Over the past several months, domestic violence has been a prevailing problem in...

 

HTMLDavid v. Goliath: Another Suit Brought Against MLB by Minor Leaguers
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
Four minor league players filed an antitrust lawsuit in San Francisco federal court against Major League Baseball (MLB), claiming that the league’s right of first refusal to resign the players impair their ability to negotiate when their contracts expire.

 

HTMLThe Problem of Earning Too Much Too Fast
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
It is not uncommon to hear about sports stars and entertainers going broke. Often, with the influx of large sums of money, they are clueless how to handle and preserve it wisely. This is especially true with younger athletes.

 

HTMLRecent Poll: Half of Americans Don’t Want Their Son to Play Football
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Despite football’s popularity as a spectator sport, according to a recent Bloomberg Poll, half of American’s don’t want their son’s playing the game. Those statistics are even gloomier among the educated; sixty-two percent of college-educated survey respondents said they...

 

HTMLBookie Pleads Guilty to Extorting Thomas Vanek
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014
The second bookie involved in a Rochester, NY gambling ring pled guilty to illegal gambling, extortion, and money laundering conspiracies on December 5, 2014. In his plea, Joseph Ruff,admitted to extorting Thomas Vanek for partial payment of Vanek’s gambling debts. The plea comes months after...

 

Adobe PDFFractional Interests in Art and Other Valuation Challenges
Quincy Cotton, Stuart J. Gross, Mark David Rozen; Roberts & Holland LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 2014
Several recent valuation cases are of interest to our clients and friends. One fairly high-profile case involved the estate tax valuation of fractional interests in valuable works of art (the court accepted fractional interest valuation discounts between 51.69% and 79.74%!). Several other...

 

HTMLPistol Pete Lawsuit Put to Pasture
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on December 13, 2014
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Oklahoma State University and New Mexico State University defuse their duel over the classic ‘Pistol Pete’ mascot with a nominal licensing agreement.

 

HTMLWashington DOR Upholds Disallowed Deductions for Video Game Like-Kind Exchanges
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
The Washington Department of Revenue finds that video games are not the same kind of property as a video game controller or the video game console for purposes of qualifying for "like kind" property under RCW 82.08.010. Det. No.13-0263, 33 WTD 562 (December 30, 2014).

 

HTMLUPDATE-Michigan Excludes Student-Athletes from Unions
Howard M. Bloom, Gregg E. Clifton, Patrick Egan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015
Michigan has become the first state to exclude intercollegiate student-athletes at its public universities from the definition of a "public employee," and therefore, the right to bargain collectively through a union.

 


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