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MLB Salary Skimming–The Underbelly of Opportunity

On November 30, 2010 By Alex Payne

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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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 16, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.

Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.

Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]

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The Cost of Kickbacks

On January 26, 2010 By JETLaw

To the drug companies that are awarding kickbacks for prescribing or otherwise recommending their drugs, I have two words: stop it!

I respect the time, effort, and money that pharmaceutical companies devote to drug research and development, and advertising the drugs that are ultimately developed is an inevitable part of the research and development [...]

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Marketing Has a High Price Tag for Pfizer

On September 9, 2009 By JETLaw

Pfizer offered a major “mea culpa” last week when it agreed to pay $2.3 billion in fines for the “largest combined federal and state health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice.” The pharmaceutical company has ended up in this less than esteemed position as a result of its [...]

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