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Free Speech and Ron Burgundy: Lessons from Hunter v. CBS

A man applies to be a weather anchor. The station instead hires “younger attractive females.” The man then sues the station, alleging discrimination....more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks -- December 19, 2013

Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. - California Court of Appeal reverses denial of CBS’s anti-SLAPP motion to strike plaintiff’s gender and age discrimination claims, finding that selection of weather anchors is...more

Are Unpaid Internships Coming to an End?

Are Unpaid Internships Coming to an End? by Anthony Caruso on August 23, 2013 In what has raised more questions about the legality of unpaid internships, a lawsuit was recently filed against Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy...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

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

March Madness Taking Hold Of Sixth Circuit

March gets the blood flowing for all of us basketball fans, and it appears the Sixth Circuit is no different. Last week, while many of you were game-casting or locating the "hide" button on your Web browser, the Sixth Circuit...more

Illinois Basketball Star’s Lawsuit For Unequal Treatment In Residency Dispute Can Proceed

A federal judge allowed claims of unequal treatment by a high school basketball player to proceed against his school district. The claims arose out of the student’s move from the attendance area of one high school within the...more

Trademark Registration Application for THE SLANTS

THE SLANTS Trademark Registration Application, Office Actions and Responses, plus Notice of Appeal

Can THE SLANTS be registered as a trademark? In fact, there are many trademark registrations for the word SLANT. But what if the person who wants to register the mark is Asian? According to the PTO, then the mark may not...more

Town of Mount Pleasant v. Robert Chimento, et. al. [Poker / Gambling]

South Carolina Supreme Court Opinion No. 27197 - Filed November 21, 2012

Mt. Pleasant v. Chimento Factual and Legal Summary: Nathan Stallings leased a home in Mt. Pleasant where he lived with his fiancee and a roommate. He used an internet networking site to meet other poker players, and...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks - October 25, 2012

Table of Contents: - Claybrook v. American Broadcasting Company: District court dismisses putative class action alleging racial discrimination in casting of shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, holding that...more

Three Dwight Circus

Litigation Value: Andy’s vocal hatred for Nelly = fodder for her brewing constructive discharge and breach of contract case; New versus Old Dwight dynamic = possible future age discrimination issues; watching Old Dwight’s...more

CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED; CHURCHILL DOWNS TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES COMPANY, doing business as TWINSPIRES.COM, versus CHUCK TROUT, in his official capacity as Executive Director of the Texas Racing C

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (re Dormant Commerce Clause et. al.)

Churchill Downs Inc. challenging Texas law that would ban TwinSpires.com: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a bold move to keep online wagers on...more

Diagrama de decisión para la publicación de imágenes de adultos

Diagrama para la toma de decisiones sobre la publicación de imágenes de adultos...more

Scheier v. City of Snohomish, et al.

Order Denying Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment

This was a civil rights case where a photographer who was detained for photographing power lines near a power-station brought claims based on her detention and arrest. Defendants moved for summary judgment based on qualified...more

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