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The “Fight Of The Century” In Its 13th Round

It’s not uncommon to see sports fans get emotional at a game, match, race, or fight. They feel invested in their team, invested in their athlete. For the sports bettors out there, that investment may be literal, but for most...more

New York Court Gives Final Approval to $58.5 Million Music Licensing Settlement

On February 19, 2015, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued final approval of a $58.5 million settlement between performing rights society SESAC (Society of European Stage Actors and Composers) and...more

American Needle Settlement to End Nine-Year Litigation

On February 16, American Needle Inc. reached an agreement in principle with the National Football League to settle its claims. A settlement between the parties would mark the end of an antitrust litigation that has been...more

Advertising Law - October 2014 #4

Red Bull’s $13M False Ad Deal Crashes Site - Red Bull may claim to give you wings, but a false advertising settlement with the company apparently couldn’t stop its servers from crashing....more

Redbox Collection of ZIP Codes Does Not Violate Song-Beverly Privacy Rights

Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (“Redbox”), provider of the popular self-service kiosks that rent movies and video games in airports and other locations, received confirmation last month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Three Point Shot - June 2014

Federal Circuit Leaves Cobra Golf Co. in the Rough - It's dormie. On Eighteen. You're in great shape, having hit a solid drive, leaving yourself a fairway lie and a mid-iron into a back-right Sunday pin. Feeling good...more

Wyndham Secures Interlocutory Appeal Challenging the FTC’s Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity Practices

As part of our ongoing effort to advise clients on significant developments in cybersecurity that are likely to impact their businesses, we have been actively reporting on the case of in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation,...more

TCPA Plaintiffs Take Aim at the Sports World

Virtually every customer-facing industry has faced TCPA class actions and sports franchises are no exception. In the past few months, both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Buffalo Bills have settled TCPA suits that relate to...more

Langone v. FanDuel, Inc. (Fantasy Sports)

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Judge Thomas M. Durkin); MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action based upon the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, 720 ILCS...more

Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners - Consumers can challenge Reebok's exclusive NFL apparel deal based just on a market of...

On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and the NFL in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Case No. 5:12-CV-5481 (N.D....more

UK: Advertising claims – do statements of opinion or objective fact require substantiation? The ASA decides

In an interesting adjudication on the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, the ASA holds that the level of sophistication of the audience at which an ad is aimed, and therefore the effectiveness of a disclaimer used in that ad, has...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal) -- minutes entered by Los Angeles Superior County Clerk on 07/12/2013. ...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety -- entered by Honorable Elizabeth A. White, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 12, 2013....more

Advertising Law -- Jun 07, 2013

SPECIAL FOCUS: CFPB - The Dodd-Frank Act provides that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") may take action against certain persons who engage in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices....more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

SDNY Hon. Judge Kimba M. Wood executed STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON

Approved and Executed STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON: Ferguson agrees to forfeit to the United States all funds in the Ferguson Account (the "Ferguson Account Funds") for disposition...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Sharon Cohen Levin dated 02/19/2013

LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from AUSA Sharon Cohen Levin dated 02/19/2013 re Christopher Ferguson Settlement Stipulation. ...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON [Submitted 02/19/2013 for court approval by Hon. Judge Kimba M. Wood] ...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Sharon Cohen Levin, Michael D. Lockard, and Jason H. Cowley dated 1/28/2013

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Sharon Cohen Levin, Michael D. Lockard, and Jason H. Cowley dated 1/28/2013 re: The Government requests, with the consent of claimant/defendant Ferguson, an additional...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Christopher Ferguson)

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Jason H. Cowley dated 12/14/2012

ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Jason H. Cowley dated 12/14/2012 re: Accordingly, the Government and defendant/claimant Ferguson jointly request that (a) Ferguson's memorandum in support of Lederer's...more

Poker Gaming Act of 2013: State of Texas Bill (HB 292 filed 12/17/2012)

POKER GAMING ACT OF 2013 -- State of Texas Bill relating to the authorization and regulation of poker gaming and the duties of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing civil and criminal penalties. HB 292 Legislative Session:...more

Ballard v. St. Albans Congregational Church

Defendant's Reply on its Motion to Dismiss Complaint

This Reply was filed in conjunction with a motion to dismiss a pro se complaint alleging trademark infringement and violation of the model "Truth in Music" statute that's been enacted in a majority of states. What makes the...more

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