Crowdfunding: A Capital Idea for Your Start-Up?

By Bob Emerson, Esq. | Small businesses may be able to solicit non-accredited investors over the internet and raise up to a million dollars per year under proposed “equity crowdfunding” rules released by the SEC last week.

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Enforcing Copyrights: How Late is Too Late?

By Byron McMasters, Esq. | “Raging Bull” is the critically-acclaimed new movie from young director Martin Scorcese. It stars up-and-comer Robert De Niro in a potential break-out role of boxer Jake LaMotta. Unfortunately, the movie is embroiled in a copyright dispute that could derail its release, or at least cut into its profits.

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Inside Baseball: MLB Dares A-Rod to Waive Confidentiality on Drug Testing. Can He?

By Byron McMasters | I hate writing this, but Alex Rodriguez’s attorney is right. When Major League Baseball issued its surprise challenge to A-Rod’s attorney Joseph Tacopina on the Today Show that A-Rod could discuss the facts of his suspension provided MLB could publicly disclose all of its evidence in the case, it made for a great “gotcha” moment on live TV.

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State Tax Credits For Film Production Companies: Show Me The Money!

By Christopher Matteodo | Many states have become caught up in trying to lure Hollywood into using their state as the filming location for the next big-budget blockbuster. In the current challenging economic climate, the local production of large movies, television shows, and video games can help to stimulate the local economy by creating jobs, building infrastructure, and generating revenue for local businesses.

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Rights of Publicity and the Student-Athlete: Another Test for the NCAA

By Byron McMasters | A federal appeals court recently reinstated former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart’s lawsuit against videogame giant Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) for allegedly violating his right of publicity by using his likeness and bio in its NCAA Football videogame.

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New Regs for Tracking FMLA Intermittent Leave: Use Smallest Increment

By Roger Hood | As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, new regulations issued in March clarify tracking for employers with hourly employees who take time off for qualified FMLA leave. The new regulations serve as a reminder to employers that they must track using the smallest increment of time utilized for other types of leave that are offered to employees.

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