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Deja Vu All Over Again - Sports Leagues Sue To Sto...

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_jersey chris_soriano sports_betting | General | Monday October 20, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

In the words of well respected sports figure Yogi Berra, "it's like deja vu all over again." In the wake of Friday's enactment of a new sports wagering law in New Jersey, today the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB filed a Complaint for Declaratory...

Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill; Clarification ...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

On October 16, 2014, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 2460, which changed the legal framework for sports betting in New Jersey.  Today, Governor Christie signed that legislation into law.  Immediately thereafter, the Attorney General's...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Oct. 13-17)

Duane Morris Gaming Law international_law remote_gaming interactive_gaming new_jersey eric_frank frank interactive_gambling internet_gambling internet_gaming remote_gambling new_jersey_internet | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of October 13 - 17: New Jersey Internet Gaming Revenue Down Slightly in September Ireland Follows UK Lead on Licensing...

NJ Regulators Seeking Skill-Based Gaming - Possibl...

Duane Morris Gaming Law interactive_gaming igaming skill_based_gaming internet_gaming frank_digiacomo gamblit_gaming new_jersey casino | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Frank A. DiGiacomo

New Jersey’s Gaming regulators garnered attention this week by issuing a press release that they are accepting applications for skill-based games for play in New Jersey’s casinos.   This was a friendly reminder to the industry of two things: (1) that...

Court Cannot Invalidate Arbitration Venue Clause

Duane Morris Construction Law forum_non_conveniens construction stan_martin venue arbitration | General | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A federal court in Kentucky has confirmed that it is without authority to tinker with the venue clause in an arbitration agreement.   The plaintiff subcontractor is from Kentucky, and the joint venture prime contractor partners from Massachusetts and...

Duane Morris Partner Max Stern to Moderate Panel a...

Duane Morris Insurance Law claims stern coverage max insurance | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Max H. Stern will be moderating a panel at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) National Forum on Insurance Allocation on October 29, 2014 at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York. Mr. Stern's session is titled,...

Duane Morris Partner Dominica Anderson to Speak at...

Duane Morris Insurance Law corporate anderson piaa medical_professional_liability dominica insurance | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Dominica C. Anderson will be speaking at the PIAA's Corporate Counsel Workshop . Ms. Anderson's session is titled, "ECO/XPL and the Mega-Verdict: Is This the New Normal?" and will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday,...

Follow the Rules, or Don’t Lose the Money?

Duane Morris Construction Law construction pedestrian_bridge sacramento stan_martin public_procurement | General | Wednesday October 15, 2014 | By Stan Martin

What’s more important: following public procurement rules, or making sure that federal funding won’t disappear?   That’s the question being debated in Sacramento, where a bid dispute has put $6.9 million in federal funding at risk; see the article in ...

The Failure of International Organizations to Prev...

Duane Morris TechLaw war international prevent sinrod organizations | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday October 15, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

World War I was supposed to be the "war to end all wars." And the League of Nations and the subsequent United Nations were designed to keep countries at peace. But unfortunately, wars are still part of the international landscape, including the ...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Oct. 6-10)

Duane Morris Gaming Law online_gaming remote_gambling singapore lottery interactive_gaming eric_frank internet_gaming united_kingdon frank pennsylvania internet_gambling internet_lottery international_law | General | Friday October 10, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of October 6 - 10: Challenge to the   UK Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act Fail ...

Pennsylvania Senate Amendment to Lottery Bill woul...

Duane Morris Gaming Law eric_frank lottery internet_lottery internet_gaming frank state_law internet_gambling interactive_gaming pennsylvania state_lottery | General | Thursday October 09, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

The Minnesota State Lottery and the Minnesota State Legislature recently squared off  in a battle over the sale of online ticket sales and online lottery instant games.  Other state lotteries   are looking to internet...

CMS Extends Period of Exemption for Hospices Affec...

Duane Morris Health Law hospice cms | Health Law | Thursday October 09, 2014 | By Ari J. Markenson

On October 3, 2014, CMS issued S&C: 12-43-Hospice entitled "Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care". In the memorandum, CMS explains that the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to forecast a shortage of nurses through 2022. As a...

Duane Morris Closes Historic Tax Credit Investment...

New Markets Tax Credit, Affordable Housing, and Super Storm Sandy historic_tax_credits momjian historic_boardwalk_case | Historic Tax Credit Program | Tuesday October 07, 2014 | By Arthur J. Momjian

A Duane Morris team of lawyers including Art Momjian, Chris Winter, and Chris Bender represented South Jersey based Parke Bank in its investment in the Federal historic tax credits to be generated by the historic rehabilitation of 1831-1833 Chestnut Street in...

States v. Nations: An International Challenge

Duane Morris TechLaw nations sinrod states international | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The fact that states and nations do not line up neatly on the geographical global map continues to create international problems. Under the Montevideo Convention of 1933 , a state is defined as "an entity that has a defined territory and a...

DOJ Opposes NJ's Latest Sports Betting Effort; Ano...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey | General | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

Following up on our September 29 post about the sports leagues' opposition to New Jersey's latest effort to implement sports betting, late in the evening of the 29th the Department of Justice also weighed in, opposing New Jersey's efforts. The DOJ...

When the “Discovery Rule” is Irrelevant

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Adam L. Gill

Can the statute of limitations for a claim expire even before a project owner knows that it has a claim?   This is a very real possibility if one is not careful in drafting contracts.   Courts generally recognize that sophisticated business...

Sports Leagues Oppose NJ's Latest Sports Betting P...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting new_jersey chris_soriano | General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

On September 29, the NCAA and the professional sports leagues filed their opposition to New Jersey's effort to clarify the sports betting injunction in place.  New Jersey has argued that the sports wagering law operated as a repeal on New Jersey's...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Duane Morris Vietnam oliver_massmann_vietnam_m&a | Vietnam - M&A | Sunday September 28, 2014 | By Oliver Massmann

  X.1 Overview With the passing of the Law on Investment (IL) and Law on Enterprises (EL) by the National Assembly of Vietnam, a foundation was laid for establishing a new Vietnamese investment regime in general and creating a level playing field...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 22-26)

Duane Morris Gaming Law interactive_gaming internet_gambling eric_frank international_law frank european_union | General | Friday September 26, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 22-26: Court: Danish preferred Internet Gaming Tax Rate OK Hong Kong Won’t Block Internet Gaming Sites Norway Begins Internet Gaming...

The Limitations of the International Court of Just...

Duane Morris TechLaw world_court international_court_of_justice united_nations sinrod | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday September 24, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The world is becoming a much smaller place given international transportation, multinational corporations, and Internet communications that know no geographic boundaries. With more frequent and heightened dealings with people across the globe, there...

Further Confirmation Of The P3 “Tipping Point”

Duane Morris Construction Law infrastructure construction stan_martin penndot p3 | General | Tuesday September 23, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A Pennsylvania program announced yesterday provides support for the “tipping point” comment by Tony Sanacory and Will Fagan only two weeks ago, in a Duane Morris blog entry .   PennDOT plans to award a contract to a P3 entity to repair or replace 558...

FDA Goes Purple on Biologics and Biosimilars: Com...

Duane Morris Life Sciences Law bpcia interchangeable_biologic_drug 351(k) purple_book biosimilar biosimilars interchangeability patent_litigation orange_book bla | General | Monday September 22, 2014 | By Michael A. Swit

Since the early 1980s, the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the pharmacy boards that control substitution at the state level, have relied on FDA’s Orange Book to determine which drugs are not only approved, but also those generic versions that are...

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Pay Transparency...

Duane Morris Construction Law department_of_labor christopher_durham elana_baurer employees transparency federal_contractors disclosure pay compensation | General | Monday September 22, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a  Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register to implement Executive Order 13665, which was signed by President Obama on...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 15-19)

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_jersey_casinos new_jersey interactive_gaming frank eric_frank internet_gaming internet_gambling | General | Friday September 19, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 15-19: Study: U.S. Internet Gambling could be generating $5.2 billion by 2020 and be in 20 states  Charitable Text-To-Enter Raffles OK’ed for...


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