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|Bracketology 101 - A Look Ahead at Legal Issues that May Change the Face of the Final Four|
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014This year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament may be the last of its kind. This post explores some of the brewing legal issues that may force big changes to future “Final Fours,” and in turn, the legal rights and obligations of the NCAA and its member universities, and...
|Does March Madness = Workplace Madness? Some Thoughts on the Legality of NCAA Bracket Pools, the Tournament’s Effect on the Workplace, and of course, a Rendition of One Shining Moment|
Michael S. Arnold, Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014With the Olympics now behind us (were they ever in front of us?), this time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness. This lull provides employers with an excellent...
|Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director
Agreement: What is 20/60/10/10 Formula?
IP Law Click PC;
March 12, 2014One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a director is pay or played off a film. The question becomes will the director be entitled to any portion of the negotiated contingent compensation since she...
|Reality TV Publicity For Your Business Venture? Beware the Release You Are Required to Sign|
Jessica Freiman, Kym Stasiuk; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014It is tempting for a small business to sign up to be on a reality TV competition.
|Kid Gamers: Safe Harbors for Video Game Providers|
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014As online social gaming becomes more pervasive in the lives of children today, it is vital for video game providers to understand and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (“COPPA Rule”). The COPPA Rule applies to websites or online services directed to...
|Casino's Litigation Gamble Pays Off: Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Tax Credits to Offset Combined Group's Liability|
Madison J. Barnett, Prentiss Willson; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014The Mississippi Supreme Court held that a casino operator was entitled to use tax credits—specifically, gambling license fee credits—earned by one combined group member to offset the entire combined group’s liability. Mississippi is generally a separate return state, but taxpayers...
|ISP TekSavvy Ordered To Turn Over Names and Addresses of 2,000 Alleged Copyright Infringers|
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014The Court framed the issues on this motion as whether a person who downloads copyrighted material has a right to not have their contact information revealed to the copyright holder, and if they are infringing copyright what remedy, if any, should the court impose. In brief, Voltage is seeking the...
|Updated: The Wells Report Could Mean Big Changes in NFL Workplace Policies; Two Coaches Fired|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
February 28, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014Last Friday, attorney Ted Wells of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP issued a 144-page report (commonly referred to as the Wells report) to the National Football League concerning the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. On October 28, 2013, Martin...
|Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: Despite Forgery Scandals, the Fine Art Market is Booming|
Sheppard Mullin; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 19, 2014On January 23, in a rare public appearance, Jasper Johns testified against a New York foundry owner, Brian Ramnarine, who was charged with creating unauthorized sculptures, including a fraudulent Johns “Flag” sculpture which Ramnarine allegedly made from the original mold and attempted...
|Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores: The Seventh Circuit Explores the Boundaries of Commercial Speech|
Kellen C. Kasper; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 25, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014When and how the First Amendment applies is normally a complicated question. In a case decided earlier this week, Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., No. 12-1992, the parties teamed up to present an issue on commercial speech for the Seventh Circuit.