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Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund Files For Bankruptcy
The Third Circuit denied New Jersey’s request that the Court rehear arguments en banc in National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al. v. Governor of New Jersey, et al. (previously chronicled in the Goodwin Gaming Blog...more
Frustrated with the inability of the Oakland Athletics to commit to relocate to San Jose in the face of the territorial objections of the San Francisco Giants – and by the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring the...more
Alex Rodriguez Files Lawsuit Against MLB
by Anthony Caruso on October 9, 2013
After several weeks of speculation, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez announced that he has filed a lawsuit against Major League...more
Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. FilmOn X LLC, USDC, District of Columbia, September 5, 2013 -
Adding to split among courts on this issue, D.C. district court issues preliminary injunction against internet television...more
The state of New Jersey filed its opening brief on April 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in a case that could ultimately decide the fate of sports betting in the United States....more
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief:
Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more
Nevada Gaming Commission NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND/OR LANGUAGE ON REGULATIONS CONCERNING INTERSTATE AGREEMENTS FOR INTERACTIVE GAMING.
Section 6 of Assembly Bill 114 from the 2013 Legislative Session...more
State of Texas Ballot Measure SJR No. 43: "The constitutional amendment to authorize online poker gaming regulated under federal law." [By: Sen. Leticia Van de Putte]
A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing a constitutional...more
The Off-Reservation Internet Gaming Debate: International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion (03.09.2013) [re-purposed extract from IMGL LinkedIn legal discussion]
Some believe that from a US Constitutional...more
Last night, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp released an opinion in the widely watched New Jersey sports betting case, stating that New Jersey’s sports betting law is invalid as conflicting with federal law. Now, the...more
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION ACT [U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division]
[USDOJ Memo of Points & Authorities argues that PASPA is...more
The legal controversies over athletes' rights-of-publicity rage on. Two pending appellate decisions offer some hope that a rational conclusion might be in sight. The head of Manatt's Sports Law Practice Group, Ron Katz, had...more
Order: [Denying New Jersey MTD and MSJ re NCAA, NFL, NBA, et. al. Legal Standing]
"This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiffs’ “Motion for Summary Judgment and, If Necessary to Preserve the Status Quo, a...more
MEMORANDUM OPINION (Shipp, District Judge) re Plaintiff Legal Standing -- Denying Defendant New Jersey's Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Summary Judgement:
"This matter comes before the Court upon several motions...more
Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the...more
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS.
The attached communication -- "Towards a comprehensive European framework for...more
[Reid - Kyl Draft iGaming Bill Summary Leaked to Media on September 12, 2012]
Prior to the attached document which poker endemics, bloggers, and others in the US media obtained access thereto yesterday evening...more
IGBA Poker NY Law Excerpt from ANALYSIS OF THE ILLEGAL GAMBLING BUSINESSES ACT -- New York State Gambling Law
EDNY Senior District Court Judge Jack Weinstein got most of it right in his thorough legal analyses of IGBA...more
[Defense Request for Status Conference in USA v. PokerStars (Lederer, Ferguson, Furst) SDNY civil forfeiture proceedings:]
We represent claimant and defendant Howard Lederer in connection with the referenced case. Mr....more
Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by
the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling.
As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more
Key Legal Opinion Holdings:
1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance.
2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA.
On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more
Recent disputes involving Electronic Arts (EA) have divided district courts in the Third and Ninth Circuits over whether the First Amendment insulates designers of video games from lawsuits when they use an athlete’s likeness...more
Articulo publicado por primera vez en el portal de la Fundación Globalon, de Alicante, anticipando el futuro del Caso sobre Alberto Contador, luego de la sentencia del Tribunal Arbitral du Sport, que despertó la atención de...more
Table of Contents:
•Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment
•Glen E. Friedman v. Thierry Guetta
Cabell v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, USCA Second Circuit, June 24, 2011
•Circuit court affirms summary judgment in...more
The 9th Circuit giveth and the 9th Circuit taketh away. Last year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit breathed life into copyright preemption as a defense to idea-submission claims under...more