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The most popular social-networking website just hit a major milestone: 500 million users. It celebrated this milestone by launching a new application, Facebook Stories. Few people would disagree that Facebook has come a long way since its humble beginnings. I remember joining back when membership was limited to people with valid [...]

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“The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” With this phrase — taken from a monologue rivaled only by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross — Michael Douglas immortalized his character from the 1987 film “Wall Street,” a soulless investment banker named Gordon Gekko. And, [...]

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A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded Don Johnson $23.2 million in lost profits for his role in the 90′s television show “Nash Bridges.”

In February 2009, Johnson sued three entertainment companies associated with the show’s production — Rysher Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment, and Qualia Captial — in Los Angeles County Superior [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg…

On June 21, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Swedish officials arrest three for suspected copyright infringement due to use of massive piracy servers.

HTC issues Cease & Desist Order to hackers for cooked ROM and fraudulent use of its intellectual property.

IBM’s Supercomputer, “Watson,” to compete against humans on Jeopardy! for the intellectual [...]

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In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved the creation of markets for trading box office futures, essentially contracts investors can buy or sell based on individual films’ box office receipts. A typical contract would begin trading six months prior to the release of the film to which it pertained, [...]

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Bargaining Power and Background Law

On December 16, 2009 By JETLaw

Power in contract law typically refers to the bargaining strength of each contracting party in relation to the other. In assessing the relative bargaining power of each party, courts and commentators often consider factors specific to the parties, such as socio-economic status and education level. In this Essay, I suggest another factor that affects the power [...]

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A Second Chance for Gambling Corporations?

On July 27, 2008 By JETLaw

In a decision that may increase the likelihood that gambling corporations be able to slip through legal loopholes, the Supreme Court of Alabama earlier this month held that an arbitration clause in a gambling-related contract was enforceable, thereby forcing an allegedly victimized participant in the scheme to go through arbitration before receiving formal judicial [...]

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