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NJ Joins the CrowdFunding Race

The race is on between the New Jersey Legislature and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Both are considering legislation to permit entrepreneurs to raise funds through equity crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, which...more

Can Blowout Football Game Qualify as Illegal Bullying?

New Jersey has some of the toughest bullying laws in the country, but could annihilating your opponent in a high school football game really constitute a violation? In Texas, school officials were forced to consider such...more

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) v. Texas Racing Commission (TRC)

USDC Order Dismissing Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge

The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...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

Factors That Go Into Television Network Contracts

Factors That Go Into Television Network Contracts by Anthony Caruso on August 19, 2013 Many sports analysts are watching the ascent of Fox Sports 1 as it makes multi-year television network contracts with several sports...more

US V. Lawrence DiCristina

US Court of Appeal (2nd Cir.) Opinion Reversing USDC Judge Weinstein (EDNY) re application of Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA)...

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: Opinion Reversing US District Court Judge Weinstein (EDNY) re application of Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA) to Poker. --- Appeal from an order of the United States...more

Court Rules Against EA Sports "First Amendment Rights" Defense

Court Rules Against EA Sports’ “First Amendment Rights” Defense by Anthony Caruso on August 5, 2013 A federal court struck down Electronic Arts' First Amendment rights defense of artistic expression for a second time in...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- June 20, 2013

EMI Entertainment World, Inc. v. Karen Records, Inc., U.S.D.C., New York, June 10, 2013 - District court vacates $100,000 judgment for copyright infringement, finding that parent company did not have standing to bring...more

US v. Elie et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re Bank Fraud

In an attempt to tell a story that Mr. Elie and the Poker Companies engaged in a conspiracy to deceive banks about voluntary transactions by the banks’ customers, from which the banks profited, the Government makes...more

US v. Campos et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re IGBA / UIGEA

In both its response to defendants’ argument for dismissal of the UIGEA charges and of the IGBA charges, the government runs from the language of the statute, which, in each case,requires dismissal of the charges...more

Deliverance Poker LLC v. Tiltware LLC and Michael Mizrachi

USDC Order Dismissing Case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

USDC for the WD of TX (Austin Division) Order Dismissing Case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction per Judge James R. Nowlin. ...more

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