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Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
In In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160739 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 8, 2013) (Wilken, J.)., the Court certified a class of current and former student-athletes seeking injunctive...more
Picture a sexy young bride, reclining sensuously on the nuptial bed. Smiling seductively, she lifts her wedding dress — a stretch white mini — to give her new husband a glimpse of the lingerie covering her private parts....more
In This Issue:
- Selling the Shirt off Tim Tebow’s Back Requires a License...1
- I See Your True Colors Shining Through ...2
- Pretty Boy’s Right of Publicity Lawsuit Ain’t Pretty, Says World Wrestling...more
In This Issue:
- Paul Watler's Perspective
A Million to None in Texas Defamation Rulings — The same red-flag words may yield vastly different results in defamation litigation. Two recent Texas rulings serve as...more
Head injuries sustained by football players are sometimes played down as simple concussions. However, repeated concussions over time can lead to serious head injuries....more
The question of whether Ontario law recognizes a tort cause of action for invasion/breach of privacy has long been a contentious one - but it has finally been definitively settled in the affirmative. The Ontario Court of...more
This blogger is proud to say that I have never watched any show featuring a member of the Kardashian family (okay, okay, unless you count their step-brother Brody Jenner…you know I could never resist The Hills). I normally...more
If you are a fan of comedy, then you probably are a fan of the recent hit comedy "The Hangover Part 2." While some might argue it wasn't as funny as the first, it still produced a lot of laughs. However, it reportedly wasn't...more
In this issue: The Situation is Asked Not to Cover His Situation With Abercrombie Anymore; The Kardashian - Sears Marriage Causes the Girls to End Up in Court.
Excerpt from 'The Situation...':
Abercrombie & Fitch...more
Table of Contents
•Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc.
•Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC
Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc., USDC Southern District of Indiana, June 15, 2011
•District Court dismissed...more
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed, in emphatic an unambiguous terms, that Ontario law does not recognize a common law tort of "invasion of privacy". In Jones v. Tsige, 2011 ONSC 1475, Whitaker J. framed...more
How much can real people be fictionalized in the movies? Two recent films make that point — The Social Network and All Good Things. Though these movies often blend truth and fiction, the legal implications that can result are...more
Illinois Court finds athletic trainers subject to duty of care independent of State employment - Sellers v. Rudert
A recent case decided in Illinois has determined that athletic trainers in Illinois may be held personally...more
In California, dog bite attorneys often handle the worst type of injuries imaginable to children where a dog has mauled a small child. Fortunately, an owner is strictly liable when their dog bites another. But what happens...more