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United Football League Blamed For Breaching Promissory Note

The NFL has its concussion problems.  The United Football League (UFL) is just trying to generate enough interest in its product to survive.  One person who is growing very impatient with the UFL is Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban. Cuban, through his company HDNET, LLC, filed a Complaint against William Hambrecht, an investor in the […]

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Headline Negligence Sports Law Torts

Holding Football Helmet Companies Accountable For Head Injuries

Yesterday, John Carlson of the Seattle Seahawks was carted off of the field of play in his team’s NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Chicago Bears.  Carlson suffered an injury after he landed on his head near the sideline.  As discussed last month, there are enormous dangers and damaging health effects of from head injuries. […]

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Scavo and O’Toole v. Brett Favre, New York Jets, and Lisa Ripi

Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole filed a Complaint against Brett Favre, the New York Jets, and Lisa Ripi with the New York County Clerk’s Office on January 3, 2011.  Two out of the three Defendants should be easily recognizable.  The third, Lisa Ripi, is the New York Jets’ massage therapist coordinator.  Part of her duties included […]

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Cyberspace Headline Intellectual Property Trademarks

X6D Limited Found To Have Engaged In Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH), also known as reverse cybersquatting, is similar to trademark bullying.  Both tactics involve the trademark owner using his trademark rights to unjustly interfere with another’s rights.  With trademark bullying, a trademark owner uses his trademark rights to harass and intimidate another beyond what the law might be reasonably interpreted to […]

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Headline Sports Law

New Jersey Making A Push For Legalized Sports Betting

In May 2010, my article, The Plight of PASPA: It’s Time to Pull the Plug on the Prohibition was published in the Gaming Law Review and Economics.  The article focuses on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which has completely denied forty-six states from adopting any type of state-sponsored sports betting scheme.  The Act, which […]

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Dannon Makes History In General Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Recently, I looked at the largest software piracy verdict ever.  Now, I bring you the biggest attorney general consumer protection multi-state settlement ever reached with a food producer.  Attorney generals from multiple states sued The Dannon Company, an American yogurt company that develops and markets dairy products in the United States.  It is a subsidiary […]

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Headline Sports Law Torts

NFL Players Receiving Adequate Warning Regarding Concussions

Roughly 9,000 lawsuits have been filed against tobacco companies in Florida based on claims that for many years tobacco companies failed to warn smokers about the dangers and addictive capacity of cigarettes.  The class of potential plaintiffs is huge, as many people across the country have smoked cigarettes at one point in their lives.  The […]

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Copyright Headline Intellectual Property

The Fair Use Of Unpublished Works

Authors and scholars would love to be able to use unpublished works in their own works, but they must do so carefully so that they do not run afoul of copyright law and publisher restrictions.  Historically, it has been tough to prove a fair use when dealing with unpublished works.  There is no per se […]

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Gucci Gains Over Twenty Domains In UDRP Hearing

Guccio Gucci founded the Italian fashion and leather goods label Gucci in Florence in 1921.  Since then, it has become a very fashionable and profitable brand throughout the world.  The brand holds many registrations for the trademark GUCCI throughout the world.  It was not pleased to find out that someone had registered multiple domain names that […]

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MLB Responds To Anheuser-Busch’s Complaint

On November 29, I discussed Anheuser-Busch Inc.’s lawsuit against MLB.  In its Complaint, Anheuser-Busch claimed that the company was entitled to a multi-year renewal on its beer-sponsorship rights based on negotiations that ended with a letter agreement in April 2010, and that MLB all of a sudden went back on its promise to renew, asking for […]