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Justice Department Deals a Blow to Songwriters

On September 20, 2016 By amaloney

After conducting a two-year review, the Justice Department has released a ruling on music licensing consent decrees. ASCAP and BMI, two of the music industry’s largest performing right’s societies, previously asked the Justice Department for changes to the regulatory agreements that have governed the organizations for more than sixty years. Performing rights societies are responsible for collecting royalties [...]

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In April 2013 the US Justice Department joined a whistleblower action against Lance Armstrong in the District Court of Washington, D.C. The lawsuit alleges that by using performance enhancing drugs to climb to the pinnacle of cycling Armstrong violated his contract with the U.S. Postal Service – his title sponsor during six of his seven [...]

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E-Discovery, Yet Another Challenge for BP

On June 11, 2010 By JETLaw

As the fallout — both figurative and literal — from the BP oil spill continues to spread, one of the components of this massive mess that has been largely overlooked is the looming e-discovery challenge on the horizon. Although the legal strategies for BP and the other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster have yet [...]

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