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California Supreme Court (June 12, 2014) -
Commercial liability policies provide coverage for “personal and advertising injury.” This term typically...more
The purpose of this article is to address potential issues and concerns that may arise between General Contractors (“GC”), Subcontractors (the “Sub”) and their insurers when claims by outside parties (also known as...more
The US Supreme Court last week issued a major ruling that will significantly limit where corporations may be sued for claims that do not relate to business they may do in a particular place. In Daimler A.G. v. Bauman, the...more
Since 2009, former student-athletes have been litigating the issue of whether the apparent commodification of student-athlete likenesses in video games entitles the athletes to compensation. Defendants in these lawsuits...more
In This Issue:
- TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDS THAT TENNESSEE STATUTE PROHIBITING PREFERENCES OR DISTINCTIONS IN CERTAIN INSURANCE TRANSACTIONS IS NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL:
In its April 24, 2013 opinion, the...more
Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, trade dress and,...more
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Global Payments, which processes credit card transactions, announced on March 30, 2012 that an unauthorized person gained access to a portion of its processing system. Global Payments later disclosed that Track 2 data (card...more
Star gazing takes on new meaning in New Mexico as the state’s film industry continues to grow. You might spot stars like Johnny Depp, Lou Diamond Phillips, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Juliet Lopez in Albuquerque since...more
Table of Contents:
•Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc., USDC District of New Jersey, September 9, 2011
District court dismisses former college football player’s right of publicity...more
In This Issue:
This afternoon the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar for the September term, and the Court will hear oral argument in ten civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues...more
Table of Contents:
• Best v. Berard
• Lapine v. Seinfeld
Best v. Berard, USDC N.D. Illinois, March 3, 2011
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No Doubt v. Activision Publishing, Inc., California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, February 15, 2011
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