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Media & Entertainment

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  • January 18, 2019

    Pa. Gambling Board Urges Caution After DOJ Wire Act Opinion

    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday urged operators in the state seeking to set up mobile and online platforms to be cautious after the U.S. Department of Justice earlier the week issued an opinion finding the Wire Act, which prohibits placing wagers across state lines, applies beyond sports betting.

  • January 18, 2019

    Charles Harder Clients End 2 Gizmodo Defamation Suits

    Clients of Charles Harder, who brought the invasion of privacy suit that forced Gawker Media to file for bankruptcy in 2016, discontinued two New York state court defamation lawsuits Friday against the media company's successor, Gizmodo Media Group LLC, following a noncash agreement, a Gizmodo spokesperson said.

  • January 18, 2019

    Atlantic City's Winning Streak Will Be Tough To Sustain

    Atlantic City's fiscal recovery may be fueled by sports betting fever and trendy hotspots along the New Jersey boardwalk, but the resort town's government and business leaders must overcome entrenched patterns of corruption and bad economic decisions in order to sustain this newfound prosperity, experts say.

  • January 18, 2019

    Brand Battles: Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, 'Shark Tank'

    In Law360's latest roundup of new cases at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, German auto giants Daimler and Volkswagen spar over "Smart" cars, Coca-Cola cites Smartwater to block a "Sportwater," and Sony argues that "Shark Tank" presents a different trademark story than a normal TV show title.

  • January 18, 2019

    Reps Tell FCC To Protect TV Cos. In Spectrum Expansion

    Two congressmen have urged the Federal Communications Commission to take a conservative approach in expanding the use of a spectrum band to wireless services, saying the impact on the broadcasters and cable operators that rely on the band should be minimized. 

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