Under Armour Ends UCLA Feud by Writing Big Check

The University of California, Los Angeles and Under Armour have finally ended a two-year, tit-for-tat legal battle that started out as the largest-ever deal between an apparel company and college and ended in UCLA leaving the PAC-12 conference and joining the Big 10. The sports apparel company and school agreed to the settlement back on […]

Washington, D.C. Prohibits Canning Employees for Getting High

The Nation’s Capital joined Nevada and New York by passing legislation that would prohibit employers from punishing or firing employees who use marijuana or test positive for the drug. The bill, called the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, was first introduced as Prohibition of Marijuana Testing Act of 2021 in February of 2021 by […]

District Judge Gives Feds Another Crack at Facebook

After dismissing the government’s anti-trust case against Facebook in early 2021, the same federal judge granted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a second chance at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia James Boasberg, in June, dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the government and a […]

Loss of income due to government mandated COVID restrictions on businesses is not covered by insurance

Turns out, loss of income due to government mandated COVID restrictions on businesses is not covered by insurance the same way radiation or asbestos contamination might be. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to join the state appellate courts in Ohio and California in issuing concurring decisions that business-income-interruption-insurance coverage does […]

Stop me if you’ve heard this joke….

A Congresswoman, billionaire and football coach walk into a bar … After the bartender fetches their drinks, the lawmaker says to the billionaire and coach: “I want you two to know that we’re going to investigate you and if we find any evidence of you entitled, privileged men abusing your positions of power, yet again, […]

Not So Fast, Sacklers

A bankruptcy settlement reached earlier this year shielding the owners of the company responsible for making and marketing OxyContin was overturned by a federal judge. Senior U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said in a written opinion that the New York bankruptcy court did not have authority to grant the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma […]

The un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady

A Las Vegas-based sportsbook is asking the National Football League (NFL) to investigate if significant bets placed using insider information regarding the un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. As reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay believes that a bettor placed a large bet for the Buccaneers to […]

Is our DNA our own intellectual property by birthright?

A recent decision from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is attempting to grapple with that very issue and has decided some state privacy laws protect image and likeness akin to the way federal law protects intellectual property. The court has historically been divided on the issue, with the latest case; Hepp v. Facebook Inc, […]

Pro Bono Hours Hit All-Time High During Pandemic

A report from the Pro Bono Institute shows that Amazon, food delivery and PPE manufacturers weren’t the only industries to set records during the pandemic. The global COVID pandemic has not only changed how law firms around the world work – nearly instantly replacing such mainstays as three-piece suits, court appearances and client/lawyer meetings with […]

South Africa 2010 – Not Quite

As World Cup Soccer fever grips the planet in the run-up to South Africa 2010, KMFM’s own team “Independiente” continues its league dominance with a 13-5 record in regulation play — with Luis Campante as goalie. “He is crucial to our success,” says coach Thomas Ortega. “Nothing gets past him,” he added. I guess the […]