FCC, Lawmakers Push to End Sports Blackouts – Dan Kirkpatrick

By | LXBN | January 2, 2014
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There’s never been more money pouring into sports television contracts then there is right now. A rapidly changing TV landscape has left sports programming as one of the last holdouts to remain immune to technological developments with on-demand video. But while the intersection of sports and television has benefited greatly from a favorable regulatory environment, that may soon change as both the FCC and lawmakers are taking a look at ending sports blackouts.

To Ring in the New Year, Court Dismisses the EEOC’s Largest Pattern or Practice Lawsuit for Its Failure to Satisfy Its Duty of Pre-Lawsuit Investigation

To Ring in the New Year, Court Dismisses the EEOC’s Largest Pattern or Practice Lawsuit for Its Failure to Satisfy Its Duty of Pre-Lawsuit Investigation

In one of the first workplace rulings of 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District Of New York granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment in EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers Inc., Case No. 08-CV-706 (W.D.N.Y. Jan. 2, 2014), and dismissed the lawsuit because the Commission failed to show that its pre-lawsuit investigation was consistent with the scope of the nationwide pattern or practice allegations of pay and promotion discrimination in its lawsuit.

Top Picks for Trusts and Estates Lawyers: “Sycamore Row,” by John Grisham and “Devil in the Grove,” by Gilbert King

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If you’re law practice involves inheritance disputes, you’ll want to read “Sycamore Row,” by John Grisham. In his latest novel Grisham comes back to his roots, revisiting: small-town Mississippi lawyer Jake Brigance, who we first met in Grisham’s break-through thriller turned Hollywood blockbuster “A Time To Kill” (Jake is played by Matthew McConaughey in the movie version); and the will contest, a plot device Grisham mined to great effect in “The Testament,” his 10th novel.