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On February 2nd, nearly one hundred million Americans took part in the ultimate American tradition: watching the nearly four-hour entertainment phenomenon dubbed the Super Bowl. In a segmented entertainment culture where individuals choose from an ever-expanding array of options, the Super Bowl is arguably the last remaining event that unites the nation. The National Football […]

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NFL Settlement Under Further Review

On February 3, 2014 By

Although the NFL season ended with last night’s Super Bowl matchup between the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks and the AFC champion Denver Broncos, ongoing concerns surrounding the league’s concussion litigation will ensure that professional football remains in the headlines throughout the offseason. In August 2013, the NFL agreed to a historic $765 million settlement […]

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Last Sunday, millions of people tuned in to watch “the big game.”  Everyone knows what “the big game” means (…just in case, it is an unofficial title for the Super Bowl).  Restaurants and stores all advertise their wares with banners telling you to either to “Stock up” or “Come on in” for “the […]

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Super Bowl Class Action: Better Than the Commercials

On February 11, 2011 By

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

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

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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Is Lindsay Lohan a Milkaholic?

On March 19, 2010 By

Former Mean Girl, Lindsay Lohan filed a lawsuit on March 8 in New York’s Nassau County Supreme Court against E-Trade alleging that the milkaholic baby, Lindsay, in E-Trade’s Super Bowl commercial is actually a portrayal of herself. Lindsay is trying to milk E-Trade for 100 million dollars in damages and an […]

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Blue Laws Make Valentine's Day Sad, Sober

On February 18, 2010 By

For the first time since 1999, Valentine’s Day was on a Sunday, meaning that people in at least 14 states spent the loneliest of holidays with limited (or no) ability to buy alcohol–yikes. Given the religious significance attached to Sunday, many states prohibit certain activities on the day, like purchasing alcohol. […]

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NFL Versus . . . Who Dat?

On February 9, 2010 By

Some T-shirt vendors were asking this question after they received cease-and-desist letters from the National Football League compelling them to stop selling shirts that included the traditional cheer of New Orleans Saints fans.

The NFL had asserted rights to “who dat” earlier last week through the Florida Department of State, […]

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Can the NFL Learn from Plaxico Burress?

On July 15, 2009 By

It appears the National Football League could be headed towards a scenario that some might conceivably categorize as “Plaxico-esque”– referring to former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress who accidently shot himself in the leg last November. The NFL dominates the pro sports landscape in the United States, but if recent reports […]

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