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Fair use blocks out copyright claim over LeBron’s tattoo

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Courtside questions: Is it fair or foul to show a player’s tattoo in a video game? LeBron James is a talented individual: three-time NBA Champion; 13-time NBA All-Star. And he gave a more than respectable performance playing...more

The Value of a Life: Standing to Sue Your Company in a Gamified World

No matter how small it seems to you, if your company offers a reward to consumers as encouragement to market your goods or services, then your company should not remove or expire that reward without notice and a rational...more

City Slapped Down on anti-SLAPP Claim

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Details of a Potential NFL Deal for Carson Not of Public Interest, Court Says - In a decision that illustrates government entities’ limits of the anti-SLAPP process, an appellate court rejected the City of Carson’s use...more

Texas Film Commission Permitted to Slice and Dice Financial Incentives to Machete Films

It’s been a disappointing few months for Machete, Danny Trejo’s “Mexploitation” character created by Robert Rodriguez. After making powerful enemies in Mexico, former Federale Machete found himself a day laborer and...more

Creative Use Of The California Anti-SLAPP Statute To Idea Submission Claims: Stay Tuned

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Purge is a motion picture in which a fictional U.S. government has established an annual twelve hour period called “the purge” in which all crime is legalized and no emergency services are available. And, for the last...more

Portion of California Resale Royalty Act Struck Down as Unconstitutional - Sam Francis Found. v. Christie’s, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing the constitutionality of California’s Resale Royalty Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 986 (“the Act”), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a portion of the Act violated the dormant Commerce Clause of the...more

Cole Schotz Successfully Defends Against Motion to Dismiss New Jersey State Lottery Claims

by Cole Schotz on

The Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court held in our favor last week, ruling that our clients can proceed with their claims against the State of New Jersey, Division of Lottery challenging the retroactive taxation of...more

Tennessee Tax Year in Review

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s State and Local Tax Team would like to share our year-end review—revisiting some interesting Tennessee tax developments for 2014 and announcing our annual “Tennessee Tax Issue of the Year.”...more

Federal Court Limits Tribe’s, Secretary’s Options When States Balk at Gaming Compact

A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a...more

Fur Flies and West Hollywood (“WeHo”) Fur Ban Is Upheld By Federal Court

West Hollywood, California’s controversial law banning the sale of fur within city limits survived a legal challenge by a luxury retailer last month. A federal court dismissed the action brought by Mayfair House Inc., a...more

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

by Goodwin on

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more

Musicians in the theatre production ‘War Horse’ lose their legal bid

by DLA Piper on

Musicians employed by the National Theatre in its production of War Horse at the New London Theatre have been refused their application for an interim injunction, or alternatively specific performance, to require the National...more

Spain: Approval of a simplified system for the fulfillment of regulatory duties by the gambling industry

by DLA Piper on

The Spanish Parliament has approved this week the so-called Market Unity Act. This piece of legislation is aimed at simplfying the difficulties of providing services or manufacturing or distributing goods connected with...more

Major League Baseball’s Antitrust “Exemption” Is Immune From Judicial Overrule

The City of San Jose, California, entered into an option contract to lease land to the Oakland A’s, a Major League Baseball (“MLB”) club, for the construction of a new stadium. The land was within the exclusive territory of...more

Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering

Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities....more

New Jersey Changes its Playbook On Appeal to Third Circuit

by Goodwin on

On June 26, 2013, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit heard oral argument in National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al. v. Governor of New Jersey, et al. The NCAA and the North American professional sports leagues...more

Gaming Legal News - June 26, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 14

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP REVOCATIONS: DIALING FOR DOLLARS? Over the past several years, there have been a series of publicized tribal enrollment revocations of enrolled members – including former...more

The Katten Kattwalk – Spring 2013

In this issue: - Questions Left Unanswered by Louboutin Case - Supreme Court Rules on Covenant Not to Sue - An Eye for Fashion: New York Magazine Presents New York’s - Women Leaders in the...more

Amending the Oklahoma model Tribal Gaming Compact

by GableGotwals on

The recent “settlement agreement” between the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and the Governor of Oklahoma (Exhibit A hereto) has revived interest in amendment of the terms of the Model Tribal Gaming Compact (the “Compact”) (Exhibit...more

Bill Maher Prevails Over Donald Trump Lawsuit By Sitting and Waiting for the Donald to Figure Out to Drop It Himself

In February, I wrote about a particularly fake-haired boneheaded lawsuit that Donald Trump brought against comedian Bill Maher. As you may recall, Trump accused Maher of breach of contract based on a joke that Maher had made...more

Casinos Go Virtual

In late February 2013 the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation allowing on-line wagering, subject to certain limitations. This legislation was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Under the new law, licensed...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

California Reintroduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

by Snell & Wilmer on

For the second year in a row, the California State Legislature will consider Senate Bill 190 to legalize sports betting within the state. Last year’s Senate Bill 1390 passed in the California State Senate, but stalled in...more

DOJ Brief Tries to Keep N.J. Sports Gaming Law Out of Bounds

by Ifrah PLLC on

On Friday, February 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey defending the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992...more

DOJ Plans to Intervene in N.J. Sports-Betting Case

by Ifrah PLLC on

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 22, 2013, that it plans to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA challenging a New Jersey state law that legalized...more

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