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eSports Lawsuit Over For Now, But State Action May Follow

On October 4, 2016, a federal judge in the Western District of Washington dismissed a suit against Valve Corporation (“Valve”) alleging that Valve and third-party websites had facilitated online gambling in violation of state...more

NBA Team Sued By Fans Over Mobile Application

Earlier this week, a putative class action was brought against the NBA’s Golden State Warriors concerning the team’s mobile application. According to the complaint, the free app provides an interactive experience for fans by...more

New York Court Sacks Daily Fantasy Sports

On December 11, 2015, a New York State court ordered a shut down of the leading daily fantasy sports sites in New York, at least for now. The Court found the NYAG has a likelihood of success in showing that the activities are...more

And You Thought Your Teenager’s Cell Phone Bill Was High…NFL Team’s Texts Cost $3 Million

Fans everywhere like to complain about their team’s picks in the NFL draft. Maybe their team drafted a quarterback instead of a cornerback, or maybe it fell for that highly overrated prospect. Most such complaints stay safely...more

Langone v. FanDuel, Inc. (Fantasy Sports)

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil ActionIllinois

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

Notice to US Full Tilt Poker Player Victims re Fund Remission Protocols

Electronic Notice by Claims Administrator Garden City Group to US Full Tilt Poker Player Victims re Fund Remission Process, Protocols, and Procedure. --- On September 16th, 2013 the Full Tilt Poker Claims...more

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

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

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 02/19/2013New York

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 New York

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 New York

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 12/14/2012New York

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

Text Message Complaint Against Sports Team Highlights Risks Associated with Using New Media to Interact with Fans

Most major sports teams invite fans to receive text message alerts about breaking news, player trades, scores, etc. Teams often use these services to collect information about their fans and to promote products and events....more

Kutcher Twitter-Punk'd & FTC/Twitter Data Breach Settlement

The attached article provides details about the FTC's recently-finalized settlement with Twitter about the company's alleged data security deficiencies that allowed hackers to gain administrative control of the site twice in...more

Can a Dog Bite a Lawyer in California and Get Away with it? California Attorneys Want to Know.

In California, dog bite attorneys often handle the worst type of injuries imaginable to children where a dog has mauled a small child. Fortunately, an owner is strictly liable when their dog bites another. But what happens...more

Charity Million Dollar Home Raffles in California and The Ten Percent (10%) Rule Attorneys Must Advise Non-Profit Clients To...

There is a set of complex rules that Charity and Non-Profit Organization Attorneys must convey to charity organization clients seeking to hold a charity raffle. In vogue today are charity million dollar home raffles. If the...more

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