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Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchases Round Two: Google Faces Class Action

Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases, Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store!...more

Cherms v. Sony Online Entertainment LLC - California Superior Court, February 2014

Plaintiff sued Sony Online Entertainment, a publisher, developer, and seller of video games, for negligence and products liability, alleging that he suffered emotional distress as a result of his adult son’s addiction to...more

New Football Helmet Warning Labels Beg the Question – Do you really want to get your head in the game?

Football helmet companies make attempts to avoid future athletes’ injuries and lawsuits: The topic of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in sports has recently become a very pressing issue. Most notably, the occurrence of...more

Riddell Found Negligent In Relation To Football Player's Injuries

One 17-year-old high school student had a life not that different from many other high school football players in Alabama. However, this football player's end is far more tragic than most, but sadly no longer becoming a rare...more

Information Friday: Some News to End Your Week

Here’s a round-up of ADR news happening around the world. So, take a break, grab a cup of coffee and get informed!...more

American Academy Of Neurology Warns Of Dangers From Concussions

New information is emerging all the time about exactly how delicate our brains really are. A brain injury can not only interrupt cognitive functions and motor skills, it can also alter a victim's personality, at times...more

Automation Systems and Product Liability: Best Practices

Originally published in Law360 on January 25, 2013. Contemporary theater depends increasingly on the "wow" factor. General audiences are no longer satisfied to see a great performance live without an associated visual...more

Huntsville event brings together athletes, rouses concussion talk

With the concern and personal injury lawsuits regarding brain injuries among former professional athletes, it's no surprise that the matter of concussions came up at a local sporting event. Last week in Huntsville, many...more

Flagrant Foul: NFL Sued by 12 Former Players Over Concussions

The discussion of brain injuries among National Football League (NFL) athletes is becoming weekly news. Concussions are knocking marquee players out of games and in some cases, out of the league. It is no wonder that...more

TV and DDL Guide

This is the time of the year when critics and pundits come out with their top (and, sometimes, bottom) ten lists. Bexis will soon recite his most and least favorite court decisions of the year, with his usual withering wit...more

Canadian Marketing, Advertisng & Regulatory Law Update

A year in review from Heenan Blaikie's national Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law practice....more

Concussions and Kids and Consumers' Pocket Books

A hot topic in the world of sport safety these days is concussion. It’s not the first time we’ve covered the topic. Thanks to an increasing awareness that concussions can lead to traumatic brain injury (TBI), cognitive...more

Is Pesky, Beaked Animal Beacon of Hope for Concussion Prevention?

With the endless hours that researchers spend in the lab, it seems that one of the places where we can find answers is in our own backyard. Woodpeckers have a habit of banging their heads, but somehow they manage to escape...more

Conversation about Sports Concussions Focuses on Safety Equipment

In a previous post, we shared with you that various NFL players are suing the league and helmet maker Riddell for alleged negligence. The plaintiffs claim that, as players whose health was at risk, they should have been...more

Zachs’ Law Helps To Prevent A Child from Being Injured on The Soccer Field

This summer, protects children on soccer fields. In 2003, 6 year old Zach Tran became the 36th victim in the United States to die as the result of unsafe soccer goals; many more have been injured. The sad reality is that...more

Former Players Sue NFL Over Head Injuries

Last month, 75 ex-football players filed suit the National Football League seeking unspecified amounts of damages for head injuries sustained over their careers. In the lawsuit, the players allege that the NFL knew of the...more

Ex-NFL players team up to sue league over brain injuries

It is definitely one of the top most violent sports in this country. Along with football comes tackle after tackle. And helmets and all of that padding sometimes is not enough. Specifically, a group of former NFL players...more

Never Underestimate the Power of Addiction

THE POWER OF ADDICTION Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more

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