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Squeeze out Litigation isn’t just for the Rich, Famous and Camouflaged

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Law360 recently reported that the creators of Duck Dynasty were in litigation with the Hollywood production company to whom they sold a controlling interest. The suit alleges the new control group was vilifying the original...more

Virtual legality: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - legal issues

by Dentons on

With Newsweek predicting that 2017 will be shaped by Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)1 Dentons, as part of its on-going TechTalk series, thought it was timely to examine the legal issues associated with this...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: December

by K&L Gates LLP on

January will bring some important changes in the internal composition and current leadership of the European Parliament (“EP”). Such changes are expected to shake the EP’s internal life, even without a shift in the general...more

This Week in FCPA-Episode 16 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this Week's episode, Jay Rosen and I discuss the following: 1. Matthew Stephenson article on the Global Anti-Corruption Blog on JP Morgan sons and daughters FCPA Enforcement Action. 2. Financial Times Op-Ed Piece on...more

Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence - May 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the latest issue of Media, Sport and Entertainment Intelligence, offering you a selection of the latest and most impactful sector news worldwide. ...more

Orchestra Left Without A Chair When The Music Stops: Another Independent Contractor Misclassification

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

How independent are musicians who play and perform with others? Do they have more artistic control on their own, or do they only become truly great artists in collaboration with others when their independent talents combine...more

Contracts and Unfair Trade Practices, Redux

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

A recent decision by the North Carolina Business Court underscores the challenges faced by a party who tries to convert a breach of contract into a violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1. A breach of contract alone, even...more

Global Anti-Bribery Year-in-Review: 2015 Developments and Predictions for 2016

by WilmerHale on

I. Introduction: Enforcement Trends and Priorities - Among other significant developments, 2015 saw the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ” or the “Department”) document a policy priority of holding individuals...more

Five Legal Issues Your eSports Company Needs to Know About Operating in the U.S.

by Ifrah PLLC on

With a $143 million market in North America, eSports is big business in the U.S. And given its swift rise in popularity – 205 million people worldwide watched or played eSports in 2014, it will only become bigger. At last...more

The Oman Update - The Official Gazette 1103

by Dentons on

Ministerial Decisions - Ministry of Sports Affairs - Ministerial Decision No. 152/2015 - Amending some provisions of the regulations on honouring sporting achievers (Ministerial Decision...more

Business Entities Now Permitted to Wager at Nevada Race and Sports Books

A new Nevada law permits business entities to wager at Nevada race and sports books. Senate Bill 443 (SB443), which was signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval on June 2, 2015, provides the legal mechanism for investors and...more

Board Games (Silicon Valley, Episode 16)

Episode 16 culminates with a disastrous end to the Intersite bake-off, and highlights an issue that’s cropped up in several episodes: troublesome or under-performing board members. To recap, Pied Piper is competing against...more

AML Compliance Developments in the Gaming Industry

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Executives of regulated entities often lament that fulfilling compliance obligations interferes with their ability to operate their business. However, an extensive (and extended) regulator investigation with the potential for...more

Delaware Serves Up a Possible Game Changer with Validation of Fee-Shifting Bylaw

A recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court may be a game changer in the world of stockholder litigation. In ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund (Del. May 8, 2014), the Delaware Supreme Court addressed the validity of...more

I’m Ready For My Close-Up: SEC Puts The Focus On Moviemaker Over Hostile Takeover Maneuvers

In a story right out of the movies, complete with “poison pills” and “white squires,” the SEC announced on March 13, 2014 that motion picture company Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation settled charges that it failed to...more

Expanding Smart: Is Franchising Right For Your Restaurant Concept?

by LeClairRyan on

The franchise model can offer restaurateurs plenty of upside, which is precisely why franchise restaurants blanket the country. As growth vehicles go, however, franchising works better for some concepts than for others. Is...more

Appendix - Opening-up Measures for Service Sectors (China)

by DLA Piper on

Please see full chart below for more information....more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Busy Fall Schedule As Application Deadlines Loom

by Goodwin on

Region C Contenders Have Lingering Process Questions. The Commission held its 77th open public meeting on September 19. Highlights from the meeting included a discussion regarding Region C. Karen Wells, the...more

Suns Gain More Cap Relief Through Official Release of Michael Beasley

by Anthony Caruso on

Suns Gain More Cap Relief Through Official Release of Michael Beasley by Anthony Caruso on September 6, 2013 The Phoenix Suns will see cap relief with the official release of Michael Beasley, the 2008 No. 2 draft pick,...more

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation

by Anthony Caruso on

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013 NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more

Your Band is Your Business

by Evan Pappas on

Often overlooked with the emerging entrepreneurial spirit amongst musicians, are the mundane (but necessary) legal matters associated with managing their own career. Remember, your band is your business. Treating it like your...more

Your Band is Your Business

by Michael B. Goldberg on

Often overlooked with the emerging entrepreneurial spirit amongst musicians, are the mundane (but necessary) legal matters associated with managing their own career. Remember, your band is your business. Treating it like...more

New Mexico 2013 Tax Legislation Update

The recently concluded 2013 regular session of the New Mexico Legislature resulted in legislation enacting several significant changes to New Mexico’s tax programs, the majority of which are business friendly. Most of the...more

Amnesty for Armstrong? Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

by Thomas Fox on

The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more

Texas Rangers: Lenders Strike Out in Challenge to Financial Advisors’ Professional Fees

On September 25, 2012, Judge D. Michael Lynn for the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas held that a “tail provision” for professional fees rendered prepetition survived – and was not cut off by –...more

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