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The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

S. 3804: The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on September 20, 2010.  Sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the bill is supported by the Motion Picture Association of America, US Chamber of Commerce, Screen Actors Guild, Viacom, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, and […]

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Yahoo! Search Results In False Endorsement Claim

Last week, we looked at a case where Google was found guilty of defaming a person based on Google’s search engine’s suggested results when the person was typing his name in the search box.  In a similar case, a woman named Beverly Stayart sued Yahoo! after she put her name into Yahoo!’s search engine and […]

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Bad Contract Drafting Leaves The Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Unknown

One of the first things any law school student will learn in what is usually a 2L Legal Drafting course is that punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure really do matter.  I remember my professor telling us that the placement of a single comma affected whether the plaintiff in a case would be given a $2+ […]

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Paris Court Finds Google Guilty Of Defamation

What if you opened up your browser, surfed over to, and while you were typing in your name into the Google search box, the words “rapist”, “satanist”, and “prison” were produced as suggestions?  You might laugh off the error, but what if you are somebody whose reputation and/or business is affected by people searching […]

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The University of South Carolina v. The University of Southern California

The University of South Carolina and University of Southern California have had their fair share of battles this year.  Both schools have mostly defeated the competition, each with only one loss thus far this season.  The two schools have also had to deal with NCAA scrutiny.  Southern California has a 2-year bowl ban, 4 years’ […]

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All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, […]

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South Florida Jewish Lawyers

When you think of lawyer, do you think of someone who is Jewish?  That would be called a stereotype, and while there is nothing wrong with you thinking that way, is there something wrong with playing up on the idea that Jewish attorneys are more desirable than non-Jewish attorneys? The Jewish American Bar Association is […]

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Chad Morton v. Leigh Steinberg, et al.

Earlier this week, Sports Agent Blog referenced a lawsuit between Chad Morton and Leigh Steinberg and many of his companies and affiliates.  While that post is largely focused on a man named David Meltzer and a company called Sports 1 Marketing, this post will look at the pending lawsuit itself, and scrap out the facts […]

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Super Wi-Fi Is Coming

Roughly a week ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided that vacant unlicensed spectrum between TV channels will be open for use by wireless devices.  Not too long ago, low-quality spectrum was freed up by the FCC, which became unlicensed spectrum.  That decision lead to the creation of Wi-Fi.  Could the new release of unlicensed […]

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Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, Pixar, Intuit Told To Get Out Of Bed With Each Other

A no-poach agreement is just slightly different than a non-compete agreement.  A majority of states permit employers to place non-compete clauses in employer contracts and even have standalone non-compete agreements with employees that are separate from the employment contracts that are executed.  California is known as being one of the few states that rarely permits a […]