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On September 19, 2014 By Erin Shackelford September 19, 2014
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has cited Midnight Rider producers for safety violations, stemming from the tragic on-set death of twenty-seven year old camera assistant Sara Jones.
Jones was tragically killed last February on the set of Midnight Rider while the crew [...]Continue Reading →
On September 18, 2014 By Victoria Roessler September 14, 2014
This past March, a grand jury indicted Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice on third-degree aggravated assault charges after video surfaced of Rice hitting his then fiancé outside a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rice pleaded not guilty, avoided trial, and ultimately ended up being sentenced to complete a pre-intervention program. In terms of [...]Continue Reading →
On July 16, 2014 By Samara Shepherd July 16, 2014
When it comes to marketing, branding is important. A clever brand name can become ubiquitous and help a company soar to popularity. The drawback is that such brands are at risk of being genericized. When this happens, what was once a brand name is now a generic term used as a [...]Continue Reading →
Controversy over the unceremonious departure of the former Miss Delaware may lead to litigation. Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre was stripped of her crown after winning the title in June. Brittany Lewis, the original runner-up for the Miss Delaware pageant, was crowned the new Miss Delaware shortly after Longacre’s removal.
Longacre was [...]Continue Reading →
On July 9, 2014 By Richard Saunders July 9, 2014
On June 23th, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most highly anticipated securities litigation opinions in recent memory. Halliburton II brought the fraud-on-the-market theory, the linchpin of securities class actions, squarely in front of the Court. For months, excerpts from various other Court opinions suggested the theory was ripe [...]Continue Reading →
On May 30, 2014 By Brittany Burnham May 27, 2014
Recently, efforts have been growing to urge the Washington Redskins to change their name due to the offensive connotations it carries toward Native Americans. We have covered the issue extensively, from trademark battles to growing outrage. President Obama, lawmakers, civil rights groups, and tribal organizations have expressed their endorsement of a name change. [...]Continue Reading →
On May 28, 2014 By Lorraine Baer May 27, 2014
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the nation’s first genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law on May 8, 2014. Within a mere day, national trade organizations announced plans to sue and overturn it.
The law, which would take effect in July of 2016, requires any food available for retail sale to be [...]Continue Reading →
On April 4, 2014 By Erin Shackelford April 4, 2014
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On March 28, 2014 By Andrea Scheder March 31, 2014
The world-famous magician Teller has secured a major victory in a Nevada Federal Court, winning his copyright suit against a copycat magician. Teller filed his copyright suit against Gerard Dogge, a Dutch magician who uploaded YouTube videos of himself performing Teller’s famous, and copyrighted, performance of “Shadows.” While this is not [...]Continue Reading →
On March 27, 2014 By Sara Whaley March 27, 2014
Although Pandora may have won a single battle against the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the recent decision has left many questions about music royalties unanswered. Pandora originally filed suit against ASCAP in the Southern District of New York, petitioning the court to set “reasonable” licensing fees through 2015. The [...]Continue Reading →
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