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In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Middle District Court recently confronted the issue of racial discrimination in reality television.  Plaintiffs Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two African American men who were denied the opportunity to be cast as The Bachelor in ABC’s reality-based dating show of the same name—filed [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 11, 2010 By JETLaw

The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010.  He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 23, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

“Innocent Infringer” defense under copyright law may be put to the test as P2P user appeals to the Supreme Court.

Twitter diet helps woman lose twenty-five pounds.

Judge clears Google and Yahoo Argentina of defamation charges for including sex-related web sites in the search results of [...]

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Hooters Downsizes Former Waitress

On May 28, 2010 By Nathan McGregor

In a complaint filed this week, Cassandra Marie Smith of Roseville, Michigan, alleges that she was “constructively discharged” because she failed to meet the “discriminatory and illegal requirements” demanded of a “Hooters Girl.”

Under a different set of facts, this case might make a bit of sense. Suppose Ms. Smith drank a few [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On February 28, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

U.S. Copyright Czar launches public inquiry into how Americans think copyright infringement law can be improved.

FCC regulatory plan set to be launched soon has broadband providers on the defensive.

Costs associated with Tiger press conference will go to him, not taxpayers.

The end [...]

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The day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA) announced plans for an all-white basketball league, with teams located in 12 cities across the nation. Only natural born citizens with two Caucasian parents are eligible to play.

Don “Moose” Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 6, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information.

Is Wikipedia becoming an oligarchy?

Disabled mayor prepared to bring ADA claim against Disney World for treatment over four-wheeled iBOT at Magic Kingdom. German tourist arrested at same park for making security [...]

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In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]

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Although the Miss USA pageant may have dodged one lawsuit when temporary-winner of the 2007 Miss California USA contest withdrew her claim of racial discrimination after her crown was stripped because of an “accounting error,” this year’s nationwide pageant has erupted in more controversy.  Runner-up in the competition, Carrie Prejean (Miss California), who many [...]

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