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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That States May Conduct Sports Betting

by Snell & Wilmer on

After much speculation and anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the States may conduct sports betting, and struck down the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). In the case of Murphy v....more

M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd. v. Dynamic Air LTDA

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Hughes, Reyna, Stoll. Appeal from the District of Minnesota. Summary: Specific personal jurisdiction over a foreign corporation is proper when the foreign corporation allegedly...more

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

In Re ZTE (USA) Inc.

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Reyna, Linn, and Hughes. On Petition for Writ of Mandamus to the Eastern District of Texas. Summary: Under Federal Circuit law, the plaintiff bears the burden of showing that venue is...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

4 KEY TAKEAWAYS: Why Judgements Get Reversed on Appeal

After reviewing official court statistics, 178 Texas court-of-appeals decisions, and 132 Fifth Circuit decisions from 2017 to determine “Why Judgments Get Reversed,” Kilpatrick Townsend counsel Jason Steed offers a few key...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

Supreme Court Opens the Door for States to Legalize Sports Betting

by White and Williams LLP on

On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion with nationwide ramifications that could create a potentially massive new industry. In Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Court found...more

Supreme Court Paves the Way to Sports Wagering

by Genova Burns LLC on

In a victory for states’ rights and sports fans looking to cash in on their insight, the Supreme Court ruled today in favor of allowing states to determine whether to legalize sports wagering in Murphy v. NCAA. Writing for...more

Understanding The Implications of Murphy v. NCAA

The Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Murphy v. NCAA (formerly known as Christie v. NCAA) removes the federal ban on sports betting and returns to the states the ability to regulate sports betting. Some may believe the...more

SCOTUS declares PASPA unconstitutional; states are free to legalize sports betting

by DLA Piper on

Finding violations of anticommandeering principles articulated in Tenth Amendment jurisprudence, the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, 28 U.S.C. §3702 et...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

The Impact of Compliance - Another Reversal For a Jefferies Trader

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The key role of compliance threads through the continuing saga of Jefferies & Co. trader Jesse Litvak as well as a series of similar cases. Mr. Litvak is one of a number of traders who were indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s...more

Supreme Court Introduces “Fair” Reading Of FLSA Exemptions

by Fisher Phillips on

If you’re not an auto dealer and you missed last month’s Supreme Court decision in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, we forgive you. After all, a ruling on the correct application of the “salesman” exemption to service...more

Fourth Circuit Says Manager's Alleged Fear of 'Voodoo Curses' Constituted Race Discrimination

The legal line between race and national origin discrimination claims continues to fade as federal courts take an increasingly expansive definition of the term “race.” Last month in an unpublished decision, the Fourth Circuit...more

Early thoughts on this Supreme Court term

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

We are about midway through the 2017-18 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. One case the Court has already decided and another it refused to take up provide some insight on how the Court has handled employment cases it has been...more

New Internet frontier: you can defame through your WiFi name

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Defamation by tweet isn’t news anymore, but surely a new barrier was broken when the Idaho Supreme Court found potential defamation in the name a family gave to their home wireless network. Jeffrey and Dona Hall were...more

Ninth Circuit Splits from Five Other Circuits; Requires Only a Showing of Negligence for Claims Under Section 14(e) of the...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On April 20, 2018, in Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp., the Ninth Circuit held that Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires only a showing of negligence, rather than scienter, in connection with a disclosure...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2016-2121, -2208, -2235 (Fed. Cir. 2018)?- In an appeal from a jury trial, the Federal Circuit addressed numerous issues...more

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