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This past Friday, football fans throughout the country heard the news most have been dreading for the past several months. Unable to come to an agreement regarding labor issues, the NFL Players Association and NFL owners broke off negotiations hours before their contract expired. First, the Players Association decertified. Then, ten players filed an antitrust [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 14, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau has released a new list of things companies cannot do in advertisements.

Small victory for LimeWire as federal judge rules statutory damages for P2P infringement constitute one infringement, not multiple.

Federal judge rules that StubHub [...]

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As the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) expires today and the two sides continue to maneuver in anticipation of a lockout, the owners now will likely have to go to the mattresses with a slightly smaller war chest. And by slightly, I [...]

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StarCaps Litigation May Finally Be Over

On February 18, 2011 By Charles Michels

In 2008, two Minnesota Vikings defensive linemen (Kevin and Pat Williams) received four game suspensions for violating the NFL’s drug policy. The players tested positive for Bumetanide, a substance that can help to mask steroids. Both players attributed the positive test to the weight loss supplement StarCaps. The players appealed and the appeals were [...]

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is angry. No, not about the fact that the Redskins have a losing record under his ownership. No, not about the Donovan McNabb deal that went south. Not even about the Albert Haynesworth fiasco. What’s really got Snyder up in arms is a local paper’s criticisms [...]

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Super Bowl Class Action: Better Than the Commercials

On February 11, 2011 By Sean Wlodarczyk

When I first heard that there was a class action in the works over last Sunday’s Super Bowl, I hoped that someone had come up with an innovative legal theory to compensate myself and the rest of America for the horrendous half-time show. In reality [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.

The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music landscape.

Court [...]

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To Play or Not to Play?

On January 25, 2011 By Richard Jacques

As I sit here a few hours before my beloved Green Bay Packers face our hated rivals — the Chicago Bears — for the right to play in Super Bowl XLV, I am struck at the thought of what will happen after the season ends and all the teams are finished. If you have been [...]

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Concussion Lawsuits Blindside NFL

On January 18, 2011 By Nathan McGregor

This just in: “Hitting your head thousands of times appears to create a disease that slowly and quietly causes your brain cells to die.” For more than a decade, the National Football League (NFL) had steadfastly denied any connection between multiple concussions and permanent brain damage. While the League now publicly Continue Reading

Who Dat?, Inc. “Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints”

On November 19, 2010 By Ilana Kattan

Ownership of “Who Dat?,” the familiar battle cry of New Orleans Saints fans, is the subject of a no-holds barred trademark battle in Louisiana.

On March 4, 2010, Who Dat?, Inc. sued NFL Properties, the New Orleans Saints, the Secretary of State of Louisiana, and the State of Louisiana, on [...]

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