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Are Inclusion Riders Legal?

On September 30, 2018 By

On March 4, 2018, actress Frances McDorman ended her Best Actress speech at the Oscars with the words “inclusion rider.” This term was coined by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a Hollywood Reporter op-ed in 2014. An inclusion rider is a […]

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An irritating weakness of written agreements is that they are really just words on a page until someone sues to enforce them. Lawsuits are time consuming and expensive, and not every wronged party will be able to clear the legal hurdles of proof required to receive a remedy.

But smart contracts are not afflicted with […]

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards had social media abuzz with talk of Viola Davis’s historic win and moving acceptance speech, HBO’s clear and undeniable dominance of the top categories, and Jon Hamm’s long overdue gold statuette for his role in the critically acclaimed drama Mad Men. It can be argued however that no single moment […]

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One would have to be living under a rock to have missed the drama that has unfolded in recent weeks between Charlie Sheen and his former employer Warner Brothers — the studio that produces the CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” Following Sheen’s rash of media exploits — from his interviews with […]

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Maverick in a Twilight Contract Blood Bath

On February 25, 2011 By

The Twilight franchise has grossed almost $800 million, and Nanette Shipley alleges she has not gotten a fair share of this blood bank. Nanette filed a lawsuit in LA superior court claiming that Maverick Films did not pay her what she was owed for being the literary scout who discovered the books with […]

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MLB Salary Skimming–The Underbelly of Opportunity

On November 30, 2010 By

As Major League Baseball (MLB) continues the post-steroid cleanup, yet another ugly issue has raised its head–salary kickbacks for front office personnel and scouts which deprive young Latin American baseball prospects of hundreds of thousands of dollars in signing bonus money. After a lengthy federal investigation, criminal indictments were filed against […]

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Back in October 2007, Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading international developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive games, released its third version of popular video game Guitar Hero(R), titled, Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock(TM) (“GH III“). The game (featuring hits from legendary artists such Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Pearl Jam) was immediately a Continue Reading

Anheuser-Busch Shows MLB Its Bitter Beer Face

On November 16, 2010 By

The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later this […]

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The lead character “Dora” of Nickelodeon’s wildly popular animated television show, “Dora the Explorer,” has embarked on a variety of journeys during her ten years on the air. Interestingly, “Dora’s” most recent excursion involves a trip to the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. More specifically, fourteen-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, the actress […]

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Library Cards: Now Saving You $8.99/Month!

On September 29, 2010 By

The red Netflix movie envelope has become a well-known sight, with fifteen million customers recently joining the service to receive DVDs in the mail or view films through online streaming. The convenience and simplicity of Netflix’s service has even contributed to the collapse of some of its competitors, with former market leader, Blockbuster, declaring bankruptcy […]

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