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Heads Up: The Danger of Brain Injury on the Playing Field

In autumn of 2013, the National Football League (NFL) settled a lawsuit brought by retired players for $765 million. In the suit, the players allege the NFL had knowledge of the dangers of suffering repetitive concussion and...more

Busting Brackets: District Court Rejects NCAA’s Summary Judgment Motion and Allows Student-Athletes’ Suit for Publicity...

Nearly five years into the lawsuit, a District Court denied defendant NCAA’s summary judgment motion, and ordered that the antitrust claims of current and former student-athletes denied compensation for the commercial use of...more

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona

The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC Barcelona for linking the Spanish football clubs to a doping plot....more

Injunctive Relief, but not Damages Class, Certified in NCAA Student-Athlete Litigation

In In re NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160739 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 8, 2013) (Wilken, J.)., the Court certified a class of current and former student-athletes seeking injunctive...more

Panties: 1, Fair Use Doctrine: 0

Picture a sexy young bride, reclining sensuously on the nuptial bed. Smiling seductively, she lifts her wedding dress — a stretch white mini — to give her new husband a glimpse of the lingerie covering her private parts....more

Three Point Shot - May 2012

In This Issue: - Selling the Shirt off Tim Tebow’s Back Requires a License...1 - I See Your True Colors Shining Through ...2 - Pretty Boy’s Right of Publicity Lawsuit Ain’t Pretty, Says World Wrestling...more

Jackson Walker VIA Media postcard - April 2012

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective A Million to None in Texas Defamation Rulings — The same red-flag words may yield vastly different results in defamation litigation. Two recent Texas rulings serve as...more

Ex-Football Player Receives $4.4 Million Verdict for Head Injuries

Head injuries sustained by football players are sometimes played down as simple concussions. However, repeated concussions over time can lead to serious head injuries....more

Invasion of Privacy Tort in Ontario - Implications for Entertainment Lawyers

The question of whether Ontario law recognizes a tort cause of action for invasion/breach of privacy has long been a contentious one - but it has finally been definitively settled in the affirmative. The Ontario Court of...more

Becoming Immune to Reputation Damage: Tips from Kim Kardashian?

This blogger is proud to say that I have never watched any show featuring a member of the Kardashian family (okay, okay, unless you count their step-brother Brody Jenner…you know I could never resist The Hills). I normally...more

Making A Hit Comedy Isn't All Fun and Games

If you are a fan of comedy, then you probably are a fan of the recent hit comedy "The Hangover Part 2." While some might argue it wasn't as funny as the first, it still produced a lot of laughs. However, it reportedly wasn't...more

REALITY BITES - Brand Protection, Reality TV Style

In this issue: The Situation is Asked Not to Cover His Situation With Abercrombie Anymore; The Kardashian - Sears Marriage Causes the Girls to End Up in Court. Excerpt from 'The Situation...': Abercrombie & Fitch...more

IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - June 22, 2011

Table of Contents •Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc. •Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC Dillinger, LLC v. Electronic Arts Inc., USDC Southern District of Indiana, June 15, 2011 •District Court dismissed...more

No Tort of Invasion of Privacy in Ontario

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently confirmed, in emphatic an unambiguous terms, that Ontario law does not recognize a common law tort of "invasion of privacy". In Jones v. Tsige, 2011 ONSC 1475, Whitaker J. framed...more

As Long as They Spell My Name Correctly: Truth, Fiction and Biopics

How much can real people be fictionalized in the movies? Two recent films make that point — The Social Network and All Good Things. Though these movies often blend truth and fiction, the legal implications that can result are...more

Is the Sovereign Immunity of Athletic Trainers at State-Funded Colleges and Universities Coming Under Fire?

Illinois Court finds athletic trainers subject to duty of care independent of State employment - Sellers v. Rudert A recent case decided in Illinois has determined that athletic trainers in Illinois may be held personally...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

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