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Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
After Trademark Ruling, Yankees are Officially "The Evil Empire"
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Wanting Him to Stay Home, HS Running Back’s Mom Takes Letter of Intent to Lawyer
New Happy Birthday Song, Copyright-Free
NHL's Lawyer: Lockouts Are 'Necessary' Weapons
"A Great Day for New Jersey" - On Governor Christie's Move to Bring Online Gaming to NJ
Legal Fallout of an Armstrong Confession
Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me
Lance's Lawyer: Armstrong Didn't Betray Me: Video
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Filmmaker's Lawyer Asserts Privilege to Oppose NYC Subpoena
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
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Freeh Report Reveals Paterno & Penn State Officials Covered Up Sandusky Sexual Abuse—Joe Bahgat
Breaking Down the NFL Concussion Class Action and the Players’ “Warrior Mentality”—Eliot Wagonheim
Roger Clemens Perjury Re-Trial Begins, Will He End Up In Jail? — Joe Bahgat
Former basketball assistant Eric Murdock has filed a wrongful termination suit against Rutgers University amid the fallout following the disclosure of head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward the players. ...more
March gets the blood flowing for all of us basketball fans, and it appears the Sixth Circuit is no different. Last week, while many of you were game-casting or locating the "hide" button on your Web browser, the Sixth Circuit...more
The Rooney Rule was established to promote the hiring of minorities among the NFL’s head coaches and general managers. But with numbers at their lowest since the Rule’s inception ten years ago, is the Rooney Rule working?...more
On December 20, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it entered into an agreement with Lesley University to ensure that students with celiac disease and other food allergies can fully and equally enjoy the...more
There is a lot to be thankful for in Los Angeles this Thanksgiving. As I’m sure we can all agree, near the top of the list is the Lakers’ recent acquisition of superstars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, as well as team USA...more
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed bills enacting several new employment statutes. Below are brief explanations of these new laws that affect employers in California. It should be noted that the Governor vetoed AB 1450,...more
Litigation Value: Andy’s vocal hatred for Nelly = fodder for her brewing constructive discharge and breach of contract case; New versus Old Dwight dynamic = possible future age discrimination issues; watching Old Dwight’s...more
Update: New Social Media Rule for New Jersey Employers Passes Assembly
by Ramon Rivera on July 3, 2012
New Jersey employers concerned about proposed new social media rules should be aware that proposed legislation has...more
Former N.Y.P.D. narcotics detective Kelley Hardwick, who now serves as a Director in the NBA’s Security Department, alleges that Coach Geno Auriemma of University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team retaliated against...more
Yesterday, a security director for the NBA filed a lawsuit against USA Basketball, UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma, and the NBA. It is just that — a complaint — nothing more and nothing less. Yet it is treated...more
In a case that rivals the showdowns between scantily-clad women on episodes of the infamous Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jersey Shore, a lesser-known New Jersey resident, Lauren Odes, is sure to get her 15 minutes of...more
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and representatives of a class of television writers today announced the settlement of a case alleging age discrimination in the representation of television writers.
The case was the last...more
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that could significantly impact employers in the New Year. Below is a survey of some of these new laws and their key provisions.
Yesterday, after only about three hours of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous (12-0) verdict for Manatt’s clients in the highly publicized lawsuit filed by Elgin Baylor against the Clippers. This swift verdict...more
Employers in the live entertainment business must comply with the law of the workplace in every state in which they operate. California, Connecticut and Maine currently have statutes mandating that employers train their...more
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