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Record Jury Verdict for New Hampshire Defamation Plaintiffs

by Akin Gump - Excubitor on

A New Hampshire jury has awarded nearly $275 million to three men publicly alleged to be drug dealers, money launderers and extortionists by local businessman and radio host Michael Gill. The verdict—thought to be the largest...more

Pissarro from Cornelius Gurlitt’s Salzburg Home Returned to Heirs

by Sullivan & Worcester on

News Accompanied by Deafening Silence About Ongoing Restitution Policy Failures The German government announced recently that it had returned an additional work of art found in the Salzburg home of Cornelius Gurlitt in...more

As American as Football, Apple Pie and Class Actions

by Benesch on

Two cert petitions in a football-related class action are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court: Gilchrist v. National Football League, case no. 16-283 and Armstrong v. National Football League. Both are scheduled to be...more

Pokémon Go Faces More Criticism

by King & Spalding on

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game in which players use their mobile device to catch Pokémon in the players’ real-world surroundings by utilizing the camera, GPS, and gyroscope features of the mobile...more

NFL tries to pull a fast one on funding for head-trauma research

What’s $30 million among friends? When the National Football League offered in 2012 to provide that sum to support concussion research by the National Institutes of Health, the conventional wisdom held that the sports...more

Unvacating Arbitration Awards: Quarterbacks and Car Accidents

The Second Circuit reminded us yesterday that judicial review of arbitration awards is “among the most deferential in the law.” And when district courts are not sufficiently deferential, their decisions are likely to be...more

NCAA Settlement Could Promote Concussion Prevention and Treatment, but Leaves Member Institutions on the Hook for Future Lawsuits

On January 26, U.S. District Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted preliminary approval of a new settlement of consolidated class action litigation involving the NCAA...more

Michael Jordan Testifies He Doesn’t Do Deals For Less Than $10 Million: Jury Awards Him $8.9 Million In Lawsuit Over Use Of His...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

A jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million this week after he testified he doesn’t do deals for less than $10 million and he would never have done a deal with the grocery store chain Dominick’s Finer Foods, LLC, as it wasn’t...more

Jordan $8.9M – Dominick’s 0: Star Wins Over Unauthorized Use of Name

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

For years, Michael Jordan dominated opponents on the basketball court. Now, he seems to be doing the same in legal courts. Last week, a jury ordered Chicago grocery chain Dominick’s (now owned by Safeway) to pay the former...more

Sirius Wins One in Florida, Florida, Florida!

On June 22, 2015, the Southern District of Florida held that artists have no public performance rights in their pre-1972 sound recordings under Florida law, in contrast to decisions from California and New York in related...more

Dutch judge: online operator does not have to refund gambling losses

by DLA Piper on

Through its website, the remote gambling operator gave the opportunity to participate in remote games of chance. Now that it is still not legally permitted to offer remote games of chance targeted to the Dutch market, the...more

Three Point Shot - February 2015

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Will Johnny Be Good, or Will Name Games Go up in Flames? Johnny Gaudreau, left wing for the Calgary Flames, is attempting to high-stick potential interlopers by locking up rights to his now-popularized nickname – Johnny...more

NCAA Settles Concussion Class Action Lawsuit

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

On July 29, 2014, the NCAA and representatives of college athletes announced an agreement to settle a concussion class action lawsuit that came on the heels of a similar lawsuit against the NFL. The settlement will need to...more

Protecting High Profile Reputations - Brownstein's $19 Million Verdict Stands After Appeal

In the modern age of the Internet where “news”—whether or not it’s true—spreads worldwide in an instant, high-profile corporate and individual reputations are under attack every day from business adversaries, disgruntled...more

Three Questions for the Third Week of the O’Bannon v. NCAA Trial

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

As the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial enters its third week, commentators are already predicting the fall of the “college sports cartel.” In the case, a group of about 20 current and former college men’s basketball and football...more

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

by Mintz Levin on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

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

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

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

by Jackson Walker on

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

by Howard Ankin on

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

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

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

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

by Sebastian Gibson on

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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