Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
In this issue:
- NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking
- Advertising Law News & Analysis
- November 1, 2013 Edition
- November 7, 2013 Edition
- November 14,...more
Sports and Hollywood have long been inextricably linked – many athletes want to be and even become actors, countless actors have lived out their athletic fantasies on the silver screen, and it is no secret that athletes and...more
The Miami Dolphins recently have come under intense scrutiny amid allegations that coaches encouraged defensive guard Richie Icognito to bully teammate Jonathan Martin in an effort to “toughen” him up. The alleged bullying...more
When an NFL lineman makes allegations that one of his teammates bullied him, people notice. A big, strong lineman in the macho world of pro football is not someone people think would or could be affected by teasing, jokes and...more
Child-Directed Sweepstakes Ran Afoul of COPPA -
A sweepstakes conducted by a magazine for tween girls raised concerns under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Children's Advertising Review Unit...more
The much “ballyhooed” controversy surrounding the Miami Dolphins’ offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s departure following the allegedly incessant bullying and harassment by all-pro lineman Richie Incognito has reignited the...more
In late August, a class action lawsuit brought by former players against the National Football League (NFL) was settled for $765 million, a controversial price tag that raised questions even at the outset. ...more
There is no crying in football, but is there harassment? The Miami Dolphins, a National Football League (NFL) franchise, faces this question in the wake of a highly-publicized bullying scandal involving the Dolphins’...more
In August, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action lawsuit with some 4500 players over injuries allegedly suffered during years on the football field. While the $765 million settlement is a positive step, it...more
For the past week, our national news has been filled with reports about the decision by Miami Dolphin football player Jonathan Martin to leave the team as a result of hazing and harassment to which he was subjected by...more
Workplace bullying is once again receiving significant media attention after a Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, lodged allegations of bullying and harassment by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other...more
Tom Cruise: Did you order a Code Red?
Jack Nicolson: You’re G__D__ right I ordered a Code Red.
The above lines were spoken in the movie version of “A Few Good Men”. If there was ever one scene which demonstrated...more
The National Football League ("NFL") has hired an outside investigator to handle the complaint made by Jonathan Martin, an offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins. The national news media cannot seem to get enough of this...more
In This Issue:
- IS THIS REALLY A JOB FOR THE TRADEMARK OFFICE?
Legal proceedings involving mass murders and lurid sexual escapades get lots of media attention.
Trademark cases? Not so much.
We continue the football theme as an entrée into compliance by looking at Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. I am a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan so having someone like Snyder as the owner of your main rival at the...more
As we sit here today, with our cities laying in decay and the collective psyche of our nation’s children having been damaged beyond repair, we can surely point to the event that started it all: the time rap sort-of-star...more
MDL No. 2323 – the NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation has reached settlement with a degree of controversy. The premise of liability and the extent to which the NFL owed its players a duty to warn amid now decades of private...more
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Jesse Witten, partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of a group of Native Americans who have petitioned to cancel the trademark...more
Between the whistles of play, professional football is an arguably violent game....more
Beginning in 1922 with the Supreme Court’s decision in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League of Professional Baseball, professional sports leagues have been involved in antitrust litigation....more
FTC Updates COPPA Guidance -
As promised, the Federal Trade Commission has provided additional updates to its Frequently Asked Questions guidance regarding the new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule which took...more
Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc., USCA, Ninth Circuit, July 31, 2013 -
Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of NFL great Jim Brown’s Lanham Act claim against video game developer Electronic Arts, Inc., concluding that Rogers...more
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
A Ninth Circuit panel decision issued on July 31, 2013, has revived NFL legend Jim Brown's state law right of publicity claims against video game maker Electronic Arts, Inc. ("EA"). Back in March 2009, Brown filed an action...more
July 30 (Bloomberg) -- David Hull, partner at Squire Sanders LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his representation of Shahid Khan, owner of the auto-parts maker Flex-N-Gate Corp., in his recent purchase of...more