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Can Plagiarism Occur in Hollywood?

December 30, 2013

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Movies and television shows are often based or inspired by past cinematic or literary works. If the creator gives credit than there are no issues, but what happens when the author or producer of the previous work isn’t credited? Can plagiarism occur in Hollywood? In the past, many filmmakers have been sued for plagiarism, but […]

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Concussion Lawsuit Hits the NHL

December 27, 2013

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Concussions and other head injuries have been a major topic of conversation in sports, especially football. But, it appears as though the NFL settlement has sparked concussion lawsuits, as the National Hockey League was recently sued by 10 former players, claiming leaders didn’t do enough to address head injuries and promoted violence. Much like in […]

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California Law Restricts Worker’s Compensation Claims for Pro Athletes

December 27, 2013

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California has implemented a new law that will limit out-of-state professional athletes’ ability to file worker’s compensation and disability benefits claims. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a sports law that requires professional athletes to prove they played a substantial percentage of their career for California teams if they plan to file injury claims in the state, including […]

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Legalizing Sports Betting Could Generate Untapped Revenue

December 26, 2013

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Legalizing sports betting has been a major topic of conversation in recent months, as numerous states have made attempts to legalize it, such as New Jersey. However, all of these have been shot down by legislators for a variety of reasons. In 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was passed, which banned betting […]

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