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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 14, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase [...]

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MLB contract negotiations are well underway for baseball’s free agents.  Many players have already been signed.  For example, David Ortiz re-signed with the Red Sox and Torii Hunter signed with the Tigers.  However, many other players are still in the process of negotiating, including Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke.  For a complete list of [...]

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The Franchise Tag

On August 2, 2012 By Mike Ritter

The July 16, 2012, deadline for NFL teams to sign long-term contracts with players designated as franchise players came and went.  That deadline marked the date on which the terms of the franchise tag are automatically instituted.

What does the franchise tag mean for players and organizations?  Where did it come from?  Why don’t [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 23, 2012 By JETLaw

‘Three’s Company’ lawyers object to the play 3C. A federal appeals court suggested Friday that it may affirm its previous ruling that human genes can be patented. Twitter will appeal a subpoena that it must turn over messages from an Occupy supporter. Romance novelists sue [...]

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Hard to write a blog

Post when there’s no power in

Washington, D.C.

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The first tackler Rashard Mendenhall ever faced in the NFL was Ray Lewis.  He broke Mendenhall’s clavicle on the first play.  Mendenhall’s initial foray onto the playing field of litigation has, remarkably, been more successful, as the star running back has successfully dodged a motion for summary judgment brought by Hanesbrand, whom Mendenhall sued for [...]

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The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is on a roll right now. Alabama is the reigning king of college football. Same for Kentucky in men’s college basketball and South Carolina in college baseball. An SEC-alum is the reigning Super Bowl MVP and another recently won the [...]

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The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Department of Justice has warned Apple and five major publishing houses (Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), Macmillan, and HarperCollins Publishers) that it plans to sue them for “allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books.”  The DOJ [...]

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Every attorney hopes for a sympathetic client . . . and this was one of those cases.  A man donated half a million dollars to a local hospital to name a women’s center in honor of his mother who died of cancer, but the hospital never built the women’s center.  Oh, and did I [...]

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The saga of shifting NCAA conferences has written a new chapter.  Last Tuesday, Sept. 6th, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) voted to accept Texas A&M as their 13th member, provided that the members of A&M’s old conference, the Big 12, waive their right to sue. The Big 12 commissioner sent a letter on [...]

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