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It’s a Hard Knock Life for Them: Can Next of Kin File Suit in NHL Concussion Claims?

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The NHL is seeking to have certain concussion claims brought by wives and next of kin dismissed. A lawsuit seeking compensation from the league for medical and household care was filed on January 15 in U.S. federal court. The NHL has now filed a motion to dismiss for lack of standing, stating that the claims […]

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Creators of NBA 2k16 Sued for Game’s Use of Tattoo Designs

Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, creators of the popular video game NBA 2k16, have been named as defendants in a copyright infringement suit brought by tattoo company Solid Oak Sketches. At issue are eight tattoo designs that appear on the game’s versions of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. NBA 2k16 graphically represents the portraits of […]

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A Not-So-Happy New Year for Spotify

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  The music industry was no stranger to legal controversies in 2015, and it appears 2016 will provide no reprieve, at least for interactive streaming giant Spotify. Within a two-week period, Spotify has been hit with not one, but two class action copyright infringement suits. The first suit, brought by artist Michael Lowery, is seeking […]

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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation

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  Federal Judges in the Third Circuit conducted a hearing on Thursday with regard to the lower court’s approval of settlements with regard to NFL concussion litigation. Per the April settlement, families of players whose brains were found to have C.T.E. qualified for up to $4 million dollars. Upon appeal, the players’ lawyer is arguing […]

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Volume 6-2 Released

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Featuring the first two articles in Professor Charles E. Colman’s series on principles of copyright protection for fashion design, an article on implementing a franchise player designation in the NBA, and commentary on off-the-field violence by professional athletes.

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Volume 6-1 Released

Featuring articles on Fan Action Committees, reforming amateur basketball in the United States, and when linking to leaked movies, scripts, and shows is copyright infringement

Featuring articles on Fan Action Committees, reforming amateur basketball in the United States, and when linking to leaked movies, scripts, and shows is copyright infringement

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Blackhorse Defendants Seek Dismissal of Redskins Lawsuit

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According to the Washington Post, attorneys for five Native Americans have asked a federal district judge in Alexandria, VA to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by the Washington Redskins. The Native Americans are the same group who successfully challenged the Redskins’ trademarks in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office board. The group […]

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