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Koji Ishikawa; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 22, 2017, previously published on January 20, 2017In late December, the Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Integrated Resort Areas (the IR Act) was passed into law by the Japanese National Diet (parliament). With passage of the IR Act, Japan has introduced the legalization of limited casino gaming in the form of integrated resorts (IRs),...
|Not What I Signed Up For: California’s New Autograph Law|
Robert A. Darwell, Daniel R. Fong; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 20, 2017, previously published by Law360 on January 19, 2017Memorabilia dealers operating in California now have a new certificate-of-authenticity requirement. AB 1570, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires a detailed certificate of authenticity for all autographed items sold by dealers for over $5.
|Do You Have Inspiration? |
Neal H. Bookspan; Jaburg Wilk;
February 17, 2017, previously published on February 8, 2017Isn't the real answer to that question "Yes, sometimes." That's because the source of inspiration is mostly unknown. That is why it can hit you at times that seem unlikely, such as the middle of the night or when you are in the shower.
|The Charitable Immunity Act Does Not Protect the YMCA from Liability for Negligence.|
Alicia M. Smith; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
January 24, 2017, previously published on January 3, 201In a case previously seen as a discussion of when a waiver does not apply to an activity that is not inherent to the sport (swimming) but to general premises liability (slip on a wet floor), the Essex County trial court and the Superior Court of New Jersey went through several discussions on...
|IRS Does Not Reduce Winning Thresholds for Casino Information Reporting & Will Not Track Electronic Players Cards for Tax Purposes|
Marvin A. Kirsner; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 30, 2016In a major win for the gaming industry today, the Treasury Department published regulations that do not reduce winning thresholds for a casino’s tax information reporting obligations, and will not track electronic player cards for tax information purposes.
|NFL Changes Stance on Ticket Resale Floors|
Mackenzie Queenin; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 9, 2016The NFL has agreed not to require its teams to set minimum prices in ticket resale marketplaces as part of a settlement with several state attorneys general. The settlement caps an investigation that was initially launched by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman into possible antitrust...
|Passage of the Japan Integrated Resorts Act|
Koji Ishikawa, John Stapleton, Ryo Takizawa; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 22, 2016On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, the Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Integrated Resort Areas (the IR Act) was passed into law by the Japanese National Diet (i.e., parliament). With passage of the IR Act, Japan has introduced the legalization of limited casino gaming in the form of integrated...
|NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights’ Trademark Application Refused Due To Likelihood of
Confusion with the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights|
Tiffany Knapp, Brad Michael Scheller; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016In June 2016, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that Las Vegas would be awarded an NHL franchise team, the first major professional sports team in the city and the first new expansion team for the NHL in over fifteen years. The team announced its name in November-the “Vegas Golden...
|Seventh Circuit Confirms Student-Athletes Not Entitled to Minimum Wage under FLSA|
William J. Anthony, Gregg E. Clifton, Paul DeCamp, Monica H. Khetarpal; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 9, 2016The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence’s dismissal of the student-athlete litigation against the NCAA and over 120 NCAA Division I member schools alleging that student-athletes are employees who are entitled to a minimum wage...
|Seventh Circuit Rejects Student Athletes’ “Pay for Play” Suit|
Michael Derrick Wilson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 28, 2016, previously published on December 12, 2016On December 5, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. The case was brought by former University of Pennsylvania (Penn) student athletes, Gillian Berger and Taylor Hennig, who filed suit against Penn, the National...