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Plaintiff Loses In A Game Of "What If …"
That's the "What if" game. If you've been a parent, you've played it in some form. It's a close cousin of the "Why" game or the "But" game.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Taxing Drug Decision Goes Against Gambler
We have two things in common with the petitioner in Mancini v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, No 16975-13, 2019 Tax Ct. Memo LEXIS 16 (U.S. Tax Ct. Mar. 4, 2019).
United States
26 Mar 2019
A Claim Of Epic Proportions: Epic Games Hits Back In Suit Against 14-Year-Old
Epic Games, Inc. ("Epic"), the company behind popular video game "Fortnite," has refused to stand down in its copyright infringement and breach of contract suit against a 14-year-old gamer.
United States
21 Jun 2018
A Straight-Up Victory For States Rights In Regulating Sports Betting
On May 14, 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
United States
17 May 2018
COPPA: A Game Developer's Primer
Please take a look at an article I recently co-wrote with my colleague Wendell J. Bartnick published on here.
United States
17 Oct 2017
SCOTUS Grants Review of Federal Ban on Sports Gambling
In one of its final acts of the October 2016 term, the Supreme Court of the United States recently agreed to hear a New Jersey challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PAPSA"), a federal statute banning states from authorizing and regulating gambling on sporting events.
United States
19 Jul 2017
Vermont Legislature Passes Fantasy Sports Bill
Approximately 80,000 residents in Vermont currently participate in DFS contests—a number expected to increase as these contests grow in popularity not only in Vermont but throughout the country.
United States
26 Jun 2017
Three States Introduce Bills To Legalize Sports Betting While SCOTUS Decides Whether To Hear Suit Challenging Existing Federal Ban
As the Supreme Court weighs whether to hear a New Jersey challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PAPSA") – a 1992 federal law that banned sports wagering in all states where it was not already in existence – legislators in New York, Michigan, and South Carolina have introduced legislation seeking to legalize sports betting in their states.
United States
2 Feb 2017
Despite Plaintiffs Satisfying Standing Requirements, Barnes & Noble Closes The Book On Data Breach Class Action
In data breach class actions, standing is often the major obstacle, and has taken on renewed focus following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (May 24, 2016).
United States
13 Oct 2016
Skin In The Game: Video Game Publisher Dodges Teenage Gambling Suit, But Must Address State Regulator Concerns
On October 4, 2016, a federal court dismissed a putative class action against Valve Corporation regarding its popular eSports game, Counter Strike Global Offensive.
United States
11 Oct 2016
PA Supreme Court Declares Portion Of Slot Machine Tax Unconstitutional; Provides Possible Preview Of Pending NOL Cap Case
The Court held that the municipal share assessment, imposed on slot machine revenue, is a non-uniform progressive rate structure that violates the Uniformity Clause of Pennsylvania's Constitution.
United States
4 Oct 2016
Federal Court Holds That Casino In Video Game App Is Not A Gambling Device
A Federal court in Illinois dismissed a class action lawsuit against Machine Zone, Inc. Machine Zone is the maker of the popular "Game of War" mobile app.
United States
26 Sep 2016
New York Marathon Settles Illegal Lottery Litigation
Last week, the New York Road Runners settled a class action lawsuit regarding their famed New York City Marathon and other New York-area races.
United States
20 Sep 2016
Second Pokémon Go Alliance Announced: SoftBank
The international phenomenon surrounding the mobile game Pokémon Go has captured the attention of marketers.
United States
6 Sep 2016
Big Leaguers: Daily Fantasy Sports Scores Major Legislative Victory In New York
From the Stanley Cup to the NBA Championship, there were some major sports victories these last few weeks.
United States
24 Jun 2016
Did Virginia Save The Daily Fantasy Sports Industry?
Though there aren't many $2 bills in circulation anymore, Thomas Jefferson's beloved Virginia just made spending money on daily fantasy sports ("DFS") contests legal.
United States
17 Mar 2016
Just A Fantasy? Toeing The Line Between Fantasy Sports And Illegal Online Sports Betting
But there are other leagues garnering increased attention as the crisp air rolls in.
United States
24 Sep 2015
FinCEN Speech Outlines "Core Principles" On Enforcement
A recent Reed Smith Client Alert discusses a June 2015 speech by Stephanie Brooker, Associate Director for Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN").
United States
26 Jun 2015
FinCEN Enforcement Stacks The Deck In AML Compliance For Casinos And Card Clubs
Stephanie Booker, Associate Director for Enforcement, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), recently gave a speech at the Nevada Bar Association's Bank Secrecy Act Conference in Las Vegas.
United States
25 Jun 2015
Running A Sweepstakes In France Is Less Misérables
It's not every day that one gets to observe a non-U.S. jurisdiction abandoning frustrating, idiosyncratic requirements on sweepstakes promotions, but – sacré bleu! – we've got one to report.
26 May 2015
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