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HTMLThe NFL Goes Back to the Eighth Circuit
Ryan G. Koopmans; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014
The decades-old battle between the NFL and its players is returning to the Eighth Circuit this morning, when the NFL Players Association will ask a three-judge panel to reinstate its lawsuit against the teams and their owners for secretly setting a salary cap for the 2010 season, which was supposed...

 

HTMLA Decade-Long Promotional Disaster
Barry M. Benjamin, Jeremy A. Schachter; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 24, 2013
Every now and then comes a glaring reminder that all promotions must be thoroughly vetted, their terms and conditions reviewed in detail, and any agencies and employees that are involved in carrying out and fulfilling the promotion trained and educated on how to do so.

 

HTML[A] Black [Suit] Is the New Yellow [Jersey]: Tracking Armstrong's Newfound Career as a...Professional Defendant?
Proskauer Rose LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 29, 2013, previously published on November 2013
In his neverending Trek through the courts, Lance Armstrong is facing a slew of suits following his dramatic admissions of doping to Oprah Winfrey. While past Tour de France champions like Eddy Merckx or Greg LeMond have left the sport in great esteem and started their own bicycle lines, Lance...

 

HTMLLessons of Litigation: Understanding the NFL Settlement
David W. Lieberman; Day Pitney LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 24, 2013, previously published on October 23, 2013
As you may have heard, the NFL recently agreed to pay $765 million to settle concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,500 retired players and their families, alleging the NFL deliberately concealed the risks of head trauma, leading to long-term damage for those who play the sport. While...

 

HTML$760 Million Settlement Reached in NFL Players Repetitive Head Trauma Class Action
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2013, previously published on August 30, 2013
The Class Action settlement announced today is the culmination of months of negotiations. It provides substantial compensation for seriously impaired retired players; medical evaluation for all players; and the right to file claims for 65 years in the event a player develops serious neurological...

 

HTMLOntario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers
Ranjan K. Agarwal, Amanda C. McLachlan; Bennett Jones LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2013, previously published on August 15, 2013
In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Dennis v Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation marks the third...

 

HTMLThe Second Opinion: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses “Problem Gambler” Class Action
Brandon Kain; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2013, previously published on August 2, 2013
In an important new ruling released Wednesday, the Ontario Court of Appeal has declined to certify a class action by problem gamblers against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”). The decision in Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2013 ONCA 501 marks only...

 

Adobe PDFWhite v. Hollister Co. Illustrates Importance of Individual Questions in Class Certification
Molly T. Cusson, Thomas E. Gilbertsen, Ari N. Rothman; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2013, previously published on January 2013
The California Court of Appeals January 3, 2013 decision in White v. Hollister Co. reversed and remanded the trial court’s opinion denying class certification to a class of consumers who claimed that defendant Hollister Co. (“Hollister”) refused to honor gift cards that failed to...

 

HTMLFacebook Resolves User Right of Publicity Claims Concerning Sponsored Stories Advertising
Barry M. Benjamin, Andrew I. Gerber; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2012, previously published on July 3, 2012
Facebook recently settled a class-action lawsuit stemming from Facebook’s alleged unauthorized use of users’ photographs in ‘sponsored stories’ advertisements on its site. The class action plaintiffs alleged that Facebook’s use of their images in “Sponsored...

 

HTMLClass Action Targets Facebook for In-App Purchases by Kids, May Fuel Interest in Mobile App Regulation
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar, Crystal N. Skelton; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2012, previously published on April 19, 2012
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging that the company improperly made money off in-app "credits" that were purchased by minors. In Bohannon, et al. v. Facebook, Inc., No. 12-cv-01894 (N.D. Cal., March 8, 2012), the Plaintiff alleges that she gave her son...

 


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