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A Look at Two New 9th Circuit Opinions Involing EA Sports and the Right of Privacy
September 20th, 2013 at 2:54 PM
  Two recent 9th Circuit opinions -- both with EA sports as a defendant to the litigation -- ruled opposite ways with regards to the right of privacy concerns at issue.  The overarching issue in both cases is the balance between trademark and similar rights on one hand and First Amendment rights on...

Federal Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor’s Suit Against the NCAA
June 6th, 2013 at 1:48 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane of Pennsylvania’s Middle District granted the NCAA’s Motion to Dismiss Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Corbett’s lawsuit seeking to overturn sanctions levied against Penn State University (Case Number 13-cv-00006).  Last July, the NCAA sanctioned Penn State for their role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse...

Unexpected Touchdown in Electronic Art’s Legal Conundrum – the Tim Tebow Play Call
June 5th, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Written by John Leppler: ***PHOTO1*** On May 23, 2013, it was discovered that Electronic Arts Sports (EA) used Tim Tebow’s name in a play call in its NCAA Football 2010 video game, which was released in 2009 prior to Tebow’s senior season at the University of Florida. Using his name was discovered...

NCAA Men’s Basketball Adopts Rule Changes
May 9th, 2013 at 7:07 PM
The NCAA Rules Committee for Men's Basketball held a three-day meeting which concluded yesterday with a number of rules changes. The 12-member committee (of which 11 were present and voting) adopted a change to the replay rules as well as an adjustment to the elbow-clearing rule and a clarified block/charge...

Manti Te’o’s Potential Legal Recourse Versus Catfishers
January 27th, 2013 at 1:53 PM
Now that some of the smoke is cleared and we have a better idea of what actually happened with Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend, the obvious question arises: Does Te’o have any legal recourse against the perpetrators of this hoax? To begin with, we still have not heard all sides of this...