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Jeff Rosenblum on The Naked Brand
California Enacts “Student-Athletes Bill of Rights” For Collegiate Athletics
Jeff Ifrah on Historic DOJ/Poker Stars/Full Tilt Deal
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Amended Complaint (Exempt from Arbitration) filed on May 14th, 2013 by Plaintiff Chad Elie v. Ifrah PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, Alain Jeffrey Ifrah a/k/a Jeff Ifrah, individually, etc. , et. al,,...more
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief:
Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Under existing law, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control Board are required to perform various acts relating to the regulation and control of gaming. (NRS 463.140)...more
The New Jersey DGE regulations on fantasy sports games (N.J.A.C. 13:69 P ) can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/temporaryorders.html
An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22,...more
Hawaii SB768: Bill for an Act relating to Internet Gaming.
"BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
The legislature finds that internet wagering on games of chance and...more
New Jersey Internet Gaming Draft Bill -- Sponsored by Assemblymen BURZICHELLI, PRIETO, and RAMOS, JR.
"AN ACT authorizing Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances and amending and supplementing...more
Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by
the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling.
As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more
Key Legal Opinion Holdings:
1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance.
2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA.
On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more
In an attempt to tell a story that Mr. Elie and the Poker Companies engaged in a conspiracy to deceive banks about voluntary transactions by the banks’ customers, from which the banks profited, the Government makes...more
In both its response to defendants’ argument for dismissal of the UIGEA charges and of the IGBA charges, the government runs from the language of the statute, which, in each case,requires dismissal of the charges...more
Cet article porte sur une stratégie d'utilisation des méthodes d'indexation du flux audiovisuel dans le but de faciliter l'exploitation des droits d'une collection de documents numériques. Il s'agit de...more
The 9th Circuit has taken a another look at trademark law in the Internet era and determined that the use of a competitor’s name in Google’s Adwords does not constitute trademark infringement....more
Peer to peer iPoker as conducted on the worldwide internet has received much attention given the ever-increasing popularity of the game across the globe.
Questions over the legality of such virtual online poker cardrooms...more
The number one concern I have observed with our clients’ online terms and agreements is NOT with the substantive drafting of the provisions, but with the way these contracts (and yes, they are binding contracts) are...more
Your website can be a casualty of identity theft. Businesses spend substantial time and money developing web presence that communicates a look-and-feel that captures the businesses’ philosophy and mission. The look-and-feel...more
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure that combines the characteristics of a partnership with those of a corporation. . . ...more
Let’s face it, for many of us starting a new business on a shoestring budget the prospect of hiring a competent business attorney is little more than a pipedream. As a grassroots entrepreneur, I get that. But as a small...more
Businesses, individuals and organizations often hire people to create work for them. It is important that the business, individual or organization that is hiring someone else to create a written or artistic work on their...more
All original works that are fixed in a stable and permanent form are automatically deemed copyrighted pursuant to federal law. That means that if a work is new, rather than copied, and on a fixed platform such as paper or...more
The principles of copyrighting seem straightforward. However, each year numerous lawsuits are brought in the United States federal courts claiming copyright infringement. So, what went wrong and why are people confused about...more
With the recent flurry of 3-D films, there is great pressure on theaters because, currently, there are only approximately 3,500 3-D screens in place around the country. That's less than 10% of the total and not enough to...more
Microsoft introduced its Windows(R) product in 1985, but delayed filing for trademark protection until 1990. By this time, however, the public associated the word "Windows" with the specific operation of the software. The...more
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