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Commercial Division Reprimands Lawyer for Misconduct in Deposition

On August 25, 2017, Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich of the New York Commercial Division entered an order reprimanding a high-profile lawyer, Mark Geragos, for misconduct during a deposition, including refusing to answer...more

Three Point Shot - November 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Who's First in Ownership of the "Sweet Spot" Remains Unclear - Baseball is often called a "game of inches," whether one is describing the strike zone, a close play at the plate, or a liner past third base that just kicks...more

Pokémon Go Faces More Criticism

by King & Spalding on

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game in which players use their mobile device to catch Pokémon in the players’ real-world surroundings by utilizing the camera, GPS, and gyroscope features of the mobile...more

Liability Waivers. What Happens When You are Injured at the Gym?

by Howard Ankin on

Injuries from overexertion and misuse of equipment at the gym are fairly common, but sometimes, a fitness center is to blame for a person’s suffering. In many cases, liability waivers come into play in lawsuits against gyms,...more

The Ink Isn’t Dry

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

What rights based in copyright law does a tattoo artist have in a tattoo itself, and to what extent can an artist use those rights to restrict the rights of others, including the people whose skin has been inked?...more

Stadium Owners Watching Closely To See if Insurer Fumbles Reggie Bush Claim

by Reed Smith on

San Francisco 49ers running back Reggie Bush reportedly intends to sue the city of St. Louis after slipping on a concrete surface behind the St. Louis Rams’ bench during a recent game, injuring his knee and ending his season....more

September Antitrust Bulletin

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the first policy statement on Section 5 of the FTC Act in the agency’s 100-year history in a bipartisan, 4-1 vote. The one-page policy statement outlined the broad...more

Express Waiver of Assumption of Risk – Gross Negligence Exception

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Stacey Chavez, et al. v. 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. - Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (July 8, 2015) - California’s public policy in favor of sporting and leisure activities provides strong support for...more

Insurers Pay to Avoid a Precedent Finding CGL Coverage for a Cyberbreach – the Zurich v. Sony Settlement

by Nossaman LLP on

It was reported today that the widely-watched data breach case, Zurich American Ins. Co., et al  v. Sony Corp. of America (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Feb. 21, 2014), has been settled before the New York appellate court could issue an...more

WWE Faces Wrongful Death Suit for Alleged Concealment of Risks Associated with Concussions

by Butler Snow LLP on

Memphis, Tennessee is the most recent arena in which the WWE is defending itself against concussion-related claims brought by former professional wrestlers. On February 18, 2015, the widow of deceased wrestler Nelson Lee...more

And the Lawsuit Goes to . . . An Oscar-Time Guide to “Best Picture” Intellectual Property Litigation

The film that wins the Best Picture Oscar this year is certain to attract more viewers and more box office receipts than it had before receiving the award. But Best Picture winners also tend to attract more lawsuits,...more

Gaming Legal News - October 2013 • Volume 6, Number 23

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - WAR GAMES IN WISCONSIN (2013 STYLE): Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues...more

Insurance Recovery Law -- Jul 26, 2013

Three Wins and A New Rule - In this edition of the Manatt newsletter, we take a look at several new cases that examine an array of important insurance issues. First, though, we report an important victory for...more

Super Bowl Ticketholders Denied Bid for Class Certification

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A group of Super Bowl XLV ticketholders recently lost their bid in federal court in Texas for class certification of their lawsuit arising from problems with temporary seating at the event....more

NFL Concussion Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Earlier this month, a federal court in Philadelphia heard arguments about concussions in the National Football League (NFL). More than 4,100 plaintiffs, who are part of 222 consolidated lawsuits, are at the beginning of the...more

Three Point Shot - April 2013

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The (Gold) Gloves Are Off - Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has a lot to say. He's well-known for being outspoken, and he's a prolific tweeter on his @DatDudeBP account, which boasts over 650,000...more

Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for Monkeying Around on Late-Night Talk Show

Here at Law Law Land, there are a few pearls of wisdom we like to repeat — perhaps to a fault — just because they are so helpful and right. Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expressions of ideas. Being legally...more

Three Point Shot - January 2013

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

In This Issue: - Take Me Out To the Ball Game, But Keep Me Away From the Flying Hotdogs - Full Court Press Gets Young Women the Right to Play AND Be Cheered - Will Dorsett be able to “Heisman” SER Media?...more

Release of Liability Contained in Event Entry Form Held to Apply To a Subsequently Added Event Sponsor

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

On any given week, most of us are asked to sign at least one or two releases of liability for various sporting and recreational events. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District recently held those releases may...more

This Week’s Other Sports/Game Rules and Officiating Scandal

Sure, most of America might be abuzz about how poor NFL refereeing definitely may or may not have swung the outcome of this week’s showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. But...more

Three Point Shot - May 2012

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

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

Becoming Immune to Reputation Damage: Tips from Kim Kardashian?

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

Cherchez les Catalogues Raisonné

The success of the art market depends largely on confidence in the authenticity of artists’ works. Traditionally, a work in an artist’s “catalogue raisonné” has been key to confirming the authenticity, and thus value. To that...more

Newsletter of the Sports Law Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Road to the Beijing Olympic Games: Legal and Business Issues In Staging Major Sporting Events *Trial For Thousands Of Retired NFL Players Remains Set For Next Month After Denial Of Summary Judgment...more

Intellectual Property - 2008 Winter Bulletin

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In This Bulletin: *California's Amended Right of Publicity Statute (California Civil Code Section 3344.1) *Ethical Limits on Investigations in IP Litigation *Quick Updates Please see full bulletin for more...more

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