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In this post-trial memorandum opinion, Vice Chancellor Glasscock conducted an appraisal proceeding in which he found that the price paid in the acquisition of CKx, Inc. (CKx or the “Company”) by Apollo Global Management was a...more
NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation
by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the
Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more
A-Rod Situation Highlights Risks of Long-Term Contracts
by Gary S. Young on August 16, 2013
The two contracts previously awarded to Alex Rodriguez are widely regarded as being the two worst contracts in the history of...more
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Hull, partner at Squire Sanders LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of Shahid Khan, owner of the auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate Corp., in his recent purchase of...more
In This Issue:
- MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD APPROVES ATHENS ACQUISITION TRANSACTION:
At its April 9 monthly meeting, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) approved Athens Acquisition LLC’s acquisition...more
According to a report on Inside Social Games, Caesars Interactive Entertainment has acquired Buffalo Studios LLC, a social and mobile games developer most known for its Bingo Blitz and Bingo Rush....more
Further to Michael's post pointing out that the Competition Bureau has issued a "No Action" letter in respect of the proposed acquisition of Alliance Films Holdings Inc. by Entertainment One Ltd., a merger of the two largest...more
What better way to kick off 2013 than with kind of a big deal!
eOne just announced this morning that the Competition Bureau will not stand in the way of its planned acquisition of Alliance Films....more
Originally published in Riverside Lawyer, October 2012.
The tribal gaming industry received a blow from the United States Supreme Court right before the high court ended its session for the summer. Whether the blow is...more
Lessons For Investors From the Facebook IPO
by Dan Brecher on May 28, 2012
Facebook highlights one of the most significant risks of pre-IPO investing—the value of the stock can go down as well as up. While Facebook’s...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
Imagine a business that hires an employee who brings with him computer programs he wrote for his prior employer, which he offers for use at his new employer. The new employer incorporates and uses those computer programs in...more
A good understanding of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) transferred or licensed in a commercial transaction is fundamental in ensuring that the intellectual property dealt with in the transaction is properly...more
Some of the trends in the digital world in the next (Chinese) year and their implications for licensing....more
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently announced its "acquisition" of the typographic "@" symbol. This unprecedented move marks a significant step into the unexplored realm of "acquiring" non-physical objects.
Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who is trying to buy out Lions Gate Entertainment Group, says that the company may be on the verge of bankruptcy. This allegation was vehemently denied by the movie studio who emphasized...more
IN THIS ISSUE: Function Follows Form-Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants After Company Acquisition May Hinge on Structure of the Deal; Federal Circuit Holds USPTO Miscalculating Patent Term Adjustments; Big 12 Expansion (of...more