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Gerritsen v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. - USDC, C.D. California, June 12, 201

District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims in first amended complaint against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture "Gravity," holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of...more

The Oman Update - The Official Gazette 1103

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

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

Gerritsen v. Warner Bros. Entertainment - USDC, C.D. California, January 30, 2015

District court dismisses breach of contract and breach of guaranty claims against Warner Bros. based on Oscar-winning motion picture Gravity, holding that plaintiff Terry Gerritsen, author of novel by same name, failed to...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?

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

False Notes in the Music Industry: Fiduciary Duty of Business Partners

A “fiduciary duty” is imposed by law upon parties with certain relationships dependent on a high level of trust and confidence. According to the Supreme Court of Virginia, a fiduciary relationship is established “whenever a...more

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

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission Continues Busy Fall Schedule As Application Deadlines Loom

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

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

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

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

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

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

FCPA Compliance Considerations for the Fashion and Beauty Industry

In recent years, the U.S. government has vigorously enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") against individuals and companies representing a variety of industries. Recent press reports suggest that entertainment...more

Mark Burnett Settles $70 Million Entertainment Lawsuit

Mark Burnett Settles $70 Million Entertainment Lawsuit Producer Mark Burnet, who is behind several popular television programs including Survivor and the Apprentice, recently settled an entertainment lawsuit brought by his...more

Could Social Media Put Your New York or New Jersey Business Lawsuit at Risk?

Could Social Media Put Your New York or New Jersey Business Lawsuit at Risk? by Robert Levy on April 9, 2012 There is growing concern in the legal community that social media use by jurors could influence the way...more

Watercraft, Playboy, and the 9th Circuit's view of Google Adwords

The 9th Circuit has taken a another look at trademark law in the Internet era and determined that the use of a competitor’s name in Google’s Adwords does not constitute trademark infringement....more

Interesting Articles And News From Around the Web: 10/11-10/17/2010

Interesting Articles And News From Around the Web: 10/11-10/17/2010 Business Litigation News...more

Work For Hire. Intellectual Property Contract.

Work for Hire Agreement, Intellectual Property Contract, Intellectual Property Agreement, Hire Agreement, Content Creation protection, Asset Protection Agreement,...more

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