Did you know that over a third of all copyright cases in the U.S. are brought by a single plaintiff? In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the proliferation of lawsuits over BitTorrent file sharing and alleged illegal downloads of copyrighted movies. Hollywood is even getting in on the action. Dan Donnellon explains what the courts are doing and what you should do.
August 26, 2014
University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as companions in business litigation, too far? In this business litigation update, Faruki Ireland & Cox discusses the non-compete agreements essential to some businesses while the tandem trade secret lawsuits often boarder on the frivolous.
July 8, 2014
Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.” It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend. The Cincinnati Reds, our local team, recently lost its lead-off hitter from last season, Shin-Soo Choo, to an exorbitant deal with the Texas Rangers, negotiated by Choo’s agent Scott Boras.
Boras is notorious for wringing every last cent out of teams. If baseball teams wanted to keep player salaries down, in the interest of helping small-market teams compete, could they simply agree not to negotiate with Boras anymore?
July 3, 2014