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|Recent College Coach Lawsuits Emphasize the Importance of Good Contract Language|
Daniel W. Werly; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The recent flurry of scandals in professional sports, particularly those from the NFL that dominated headlines in recent weeks, are not without their counterparts in the college ranks. Indeed, in the past year there have been an increasing number of controversies involving college coaches, which in...
|Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 11 of 11 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL: the World Cup and Onionhead Capture America’s Attention...Briefly|
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014This summer’s FIFA World Cup was truly spectacular. I know this because I’ve been working in the same office building for years and not once has every one of the 10+ pubs located within a five-block radius been packed to the gills on a weekday afternoon for a sporting event. I know this...
|Case Summary: Ottawa Athletic Club Inc. v The Athletic Club Group Inc.|
Paul W. Braunovan; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has given some trade-mark owners pause for concern. On July 9, 2014 Justice Russell from the Federal Court ordered to have The Athletic Club trademark struck from the trademark registry. Justice Russell also prohibited the fitness club from using the...
|Acceptable Discipline Or Criminal Abuse? What If Adrian Peterson Was A New England Patriot?|
Amy F. Green; Rubin and Rudman LLP;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014Perhaps the only positive result of the recent issues that have plagued the National Football League is that it has brought two important issues to the national forefront: domestic violence and child abuse/corporal punishment. This article will focus on the latter and the state of the law in...
|NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws|
Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA’s rule prohibiting student-athletes from being...
|Digital and Social Media Rights: Playing the Advantage or Should We Call Foul?|
David Blood, Alex Henderson, Jennifer Munn, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Football fans' excitement as the long, dark 33 days without top class football finally ended with the start of the Premier League season on 16 August was muted by an announcement from the Premier League that it was going to "clamp down on fans posting unofficial videos of goals online".
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On 24 July 2014 the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched an inquiry into society lotteries.
|Sport - Supplies to Non-Members|
Graham Elliott; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014In another example of HMRC procrastination, the recent issue of R&C Brief 25/14, concerning supplies of sporting services by non-profit clubs to non-members has taken a full six months to be issued in the wake of the CJEU's decision in the case of Bridport Golf Club. The problem faced by HMRC is...
|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...