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Cash Payments to Athletes? No. Ban on Cash Pyments? No.

The NCAA lost some and won some in the wake of the Ninth Circuit decision. The court ruled 2-1 that the National Collegiate Athletic Association was not required to pay athletes royalties for the use of their names and likenesses. On the other hand, the court also found that a complete......

Discriminatory Seattle Minimum Wage Law Survives 2nd Challenge

Late last week, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit upheld the decision of Washington federal judge Richard A. Jones regarding the Seattle minimum wage law.

Dancing Baby In The Ninth Circuit: A Twist On Takedowns

DMCA requires consideration of “fair use” before infringement can be alleged.

A mixed Ninth Circuit ruling on antitrust and the NCAA

“Colleges can’t be required to let star athletes cash in on their celebrity status, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, reversing part of a landmark antitrust decision that had called into question the NCAA’s entire business model.”...Show More Summary

It’s Time to End the NCAA’s Corrupt Exploitation of Athletes

The Ninth Circuit issued a split-the-baby ruling yesterday in former UCLA athlete Ed O'Bannon's ongoing antitrust litigation against the NCAA. Like most split-the-baby rulings, it left neither side happy and wasn't particularly well grounded in law. Show More Summary


NCAA BAN ON PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES VIOLATES FEDERAL ANTITRUST LAW:  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that the NCAA’s ban on any pay for basketball or football players in Division I schools violates federal antitrust law. Ruling that the Supreme Court has not settled the issue, and setting the stage […]

3 Takeaways From The Ninth Circuit Ruling On NCAA Athletes

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a decision that largely upholds the August 2014 ruling in O'Bannon v. NCAA, which stated at the time that the NCAA's model violated antitrust laws.  The 78-page decision is undeniably significant, but it is also long and convoluted. Show More Summary

A U.S. Appeals Court Just Did The NCAA A Big Favor

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision in Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, which ruled that the NCAA’s larger amateurism rules are in violation of anti-trust laws. The appeals court also, though, vacated a key portion of the lower court’s ruling, and that makes it hard to count this as a victory for the athletes. Read more...

Single Legal Mistake Cost Plaintiffs In O'Bannon v. NCAA: Lack Of Consumer Demand Study

Sometimes. a monumental court decision will turn on a single piece of evidence, or lack thereof.  That was indeed the case in today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA -- a decision rejecting a free market for college athlete pay. As a matter of [...]

Court Strikes Down Payments to College Athletes

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that N.C.A.A. rules violated antitrust law but struck down a federal judge’s solution that would have paid athletes $5,000 a year.

Dancing Baby in the Ninth Circuit: A Twist on Takedowns

DMCA requires consideration of “fair use” before infringement can be alleged. Thanks to digital technology, copyright infringement is easier than ever – and the Internet provides a tempting place to display infringing uses of copyrighted material. Show More Summary

“Of Judges and ‘Wannabes'”

Kate Berry at the Brennan Center: Should all judicial candidates be treated equally? This question gripped the Ninth Circuit during en banc oral argument earlier this month in Wolfson v. Concannon. Plaintiff Randolph Wolfson is an Arizona lawyer who ran … Continue reading ?

Batmobile qualifies for copyright protection as “character”

A Ninth Circuit panel has ruled that Batman’s car, the Batmobile, has sufficient character traits to qualify for copyright protection. Judge Sandra Ikuta seems to have had fun writing the opinion. [Reuters/AutoNews] Tags: copyright,Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Upholds Seattle Minimum Wage Law

Another loss for McDonald's. VYTAUTAS KIELAITIS/Shutterstock The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Seattle's minimum wage law can go forward, agreeing with a judge's decision from back in March that denied the International...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Deals Blow to Group Behind Planned Parenthood Smear Videos

In a decisive victory, the National Abortion Federation can now obtain a preliminary injunction blocking the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any further videos containing alleged stolen information. Image: The Center for Medical Progress / YouTube The post Ninth Circuit Deals Blow to Group Behind Planned Parenthood Smear Videos appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ninth Circuit Gives Batmobile The Copyright It Deserves, The One It Needs Right Now

A federal judge uses a cartoon character's famous exclamatory catchphrase to announce the court's unanimous ruling.

Could The Ninth Circuit Fall For This Monkey Business?

What to make of this legal theory -- fascinating, or frivolous?

Court Revives Class Action Over Google's AdWords

The Ninth Circuit revived a seven-year-old class action lawsuit over Google's AdWords program on Monday. AdWords places brief, text-based ads on websites working with Google -- including, between 2004 and 2008, undeveloped domains and error pages. Advertisers sued, alleging that the placement of ads of such undesirable sites violated......

DC Comics' Batmobile Is Protected By Copyright, Appeals Court Rules

The Ninth Circuit handed DC Comics another victory in its four-year legal battle with a manufacturer of unlicensed Batmobile replicas.

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