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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Betting

• The Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA ruled 7-2 that a federal law prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting violated the constitutional rule that the federal government may not “commandeer” the states. • The...more

Three Point Shot - May 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Welcome to Three Point Shot, a newsletter brought to you by the Sports Law Group at Proskauer. Three Point Shot brings you the latest in sports law-related news and provides you with links to related materials. Your feedback,...more

Supreme Court Opens Door to Legalized Sports Betting

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On May 14, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that effectively prohibited states from legalizing sports betting. The Court’s decision breaks Nevada’s monopoly on sports betting and will empower state...more

Time to Place Your Bets? Key Things to Know about the Supreme Court Sports Gambling Decision

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision authorizing the states to decide whether sports betting should be legal within their borders. In its decision, the Court struck down certain provisions of the...more

Bet on It: Supreme Court Clears Path for States to Legalize Sports Gambling

by Jones Day on

Since 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PASPA"), 28 U.S.C. § 3702, has, among other things, made it unlawful for U.S. states (with the exception of Nevada and three other "grandfathered" states) to...more

Supreme Court Allows States to Parlay Laws Into Moneyline of Sports Betting

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a federal law that prohibits most states from allowing gambling on competitive sporting events. The Court's May 14 ruling in Murphy v. NCAA has significant potential implications...more

The U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Monday that the 1992 federal Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. This law had barred the states - with a handful of exceptions - from...more

New Jersey Enacts Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) has signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the “Act”), which will provide eligible employees with paid leave for their own medical needs, those of a family member, or other...more

Daily Fantasy Sports, A Supreme Decision

by Verrill Dana LLP on

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional – meaning it’s up to the states to decide whether to allow its residents to bet on sports....more

Supremes Move the Chains to Allow Sports Gambling in North Carolina

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

The United States Supreme Court's decision today in favor of New Jersey's gambling interests eviscerated the federal government's prohibition on sports gambling across the nation. The case, now known as Murphy v. NCAA, goes...more

Supreme Court Decides Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court decided Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, No. 16-476, in which it held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), 28 U.S.C. § 3701 et seq.,...more

Mississippi Federal Court Rejects RCRA Preemption

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Illustrating limits on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) preemption of state tort claims, a Mississippi federal court concluded that the state’s toxic tort claims were not preempted by federal law. ...more

Clean Air Act Preemption Claims Not Preempted in Diesel Cheat Device Class-Action

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

A Michigan district court judge determined that the Clean Air Act did not preclude plaintiffs from bringing 53 state law fraudulent concealment and consumer protection claims against General Motors LLC and its suppliers for...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - The CFPB has historically focused on how to address so-called "debt traps" associated with payday lending. After five years of research and public comments, the CFPB released its final rule regulating...more

Wisconsin Law Prohibits Local Regulation of Several Employment Issues, Does Not Preempt Discrimination Ordinances

On April 16, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed an amended version of 2017 Assembly Bill 748, thereby declaring a number of employment issues to be matters of statewide concern and therefore beyond the scope of...more

Will "Best Interest" Preempt Fiduciary Duties?

by Allen Matkins on

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed to established a standard of conduct for broker-dealers when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a...more

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard rules publish May 4: Ties to patent protection and gene editing

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard rules publish May 4: Ties to patent protection and gene editing - In 2016 Congress passed an amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a national...more

WPI State of the States: Equal Pay, Paid Leave, and Gig Economy Bills Gain Momentum

by Littler on

May begins the legislative homestretch for a number of states. Nearly half of the state legislatures have adjourned for the year, and another nine are expected to end their sessions by the end of the month....more

Does New York's Martin Act Conflict With California's Blue Sky Law?

by Allen Matkins on

A recent dispute between plaintiffs domiciled in California and defendants domiciled in New York caused U.S. District Court Judge Arthur D. Spatt to ponder whether to apply New York's Martin Act or California's Corporate...more

Cannabis Considerations: Protecting your Cannabis Innovation

by Knobbe Martens on

Introduction – Is Patenting Cannabis Legal? Early protection of intellectual property is a critical component in any business’s efforts to secure a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In the cannabis space, efforts...more

Is Marijuana “Legal” Now? The Cannabis Industry and Your Risk

by Williams Mullen on

As more states join the majority, regulating some form of medical or recreational marijuana, the federal government’s position remains unchanged. Under federal law, it remains illegal to cultivate, process, distribute or...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2018

by Payne & Fears on

This month’s two key California employment law cases are both significant decisions involving wage and hour laws. Alvarado v. DART Container Corp. of Cal., 4 Cal. 5th 542 (2018) - Summary: California formula for...more

Court Vacates Arbitration Award In Crop Insurance Dispute That Awarded Remedies Preempted By Federal Law

by Carlton Fields on

The plaintiff, a farming company, demanded arbitration against Diversified Crop Insurance Services over the nonpayment of federally reinsured claims....more

California Appellate Court Rejects Legislative Attempt To Circumvent Federal Arbitration Act On Claims Involving The Ralph Act And...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center (B283217, Cal. Ct. App., March 14, 2018), the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District addressed for the first time whether restrictions on arbitration agreements contained...more

President Trump Indicates Softer Stance on Cannabis

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

After threatening to block any Department of Justice nominations following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memorandum, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado said in a statement that President Trump has given...more

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