Minor League Baseball Players Strike Out On Wage Claims Against MLB, Judge Decertifies Collective and Class Actions

A judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted MLB’s motion to decertify the collective of former minor league baseball players against major league baseball, the Commissioner, and several MLB franchises alleging they were not paid the minimum wage in violation of the FLSA.

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Tribal Enrollment Inquiry Leads to $2 Million FCC Settlement with Blue Jay Wireless

By | Lifeline Law Advisor | July 22, 2016
Tribal Enrollment Inquiry Leads to $2 Million FCC Settlement with Blue Jay Wireless

On July 15, the FCC issued an Order approving a consent decree between Blue Jay Wireless and the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, ending the Bureau’s investigation into whether Blue Jay’s Tribal Lifeline enrollments in Hawaii from November 2013 through August 2014 violated Lifeline program rules.

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The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights – What Does It Mean for Music Services?

By | Broadcast Law Blog | July 22, 2016
The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights – What Does It Mean for Music Services?

The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a private company that specialized in representing composers trying to maximize their music rights collections – both for performance rights and mechanical royalties – worldwide.

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FTC Acts Against Warner Brothers’ YouTube Promotion Campaign: Disclosure of Affiliation Below the “Fold” is Not Enough

Last week, the FTC announced an agreement containing a consent order, subject to final approval, resolving its claims against Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (“Warner Bros.”) for the company’s misleading use of social media influencers to promote one of its video games in violation of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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