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ASCAP Shows Commitment to Greater Transparency

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of the two largest Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) in the country. Boasting a repertoire of over 10 million musical compositions from over half a million members, ASCAP can now also boast that it is the first PRO to make “licensable share data” readily available […]

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Federal Appeals Court Considers Further Concussion Litigation


  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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Taylor Swift “Shakes Off” Plagiarism Suit

  Jesse Braham, an amateur musician, filed a copyright infringement suit in federal court in California against international pop star Taylor Swift. His complaint alleged that lyrics from Swift’s chart-topping single “Shake It Off” were 92% plagiarized from a song he wrote in 2013, “Haters Gonna Hate.” He specifically claimed Swift’s lyric, “the players gonna […]

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Super Bowl Seating Case Set to go to Trial


On February 6, 2011, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. According to the Dallas Morning News, a lawsuit was filed shortly after the game because 1,200 of the 15,000 temporary seats in the stadium were not completed in time for kickoff. Some ticketholders were forced to […]

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Former LSU DC Sues Over Buyout Dispute

John Chavis

According to ESPN, former LSU Defensive Coordinator and current Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator John Chavis has filed suit against LSU, claiming that he does not owe his former employer a $400,000 buyout. Chavis claims that LSU sent him a letter demanding that he pay the $400,000 buyout on Jaunary 2nd, but that he did not give […]

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