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Choice Of Law And The Right Of Publicity: Rethinking The Domicile Rule, Mary Lafrance Jan 2019

Choice Of Law And The Right Of Publicity: Rethinking The Domicile Rule, Mary Lafrance

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Determining the best choice of law principle for right of publicity claims, and persuading courts to adopt this principle, will enhance predictability for potential plaintiffs and defendants in the foreseeable future. To begin this process, this article by Professor Mary LaFrance takes a critical look at the widespread practice of applying the law of the celebrity's domicile to determine the existence of an enforceable right of publicity.

This article suggests that there are strong policy arguments against the domicile rule, and that courts adhering to the rule are confusing disputes over property ownership with disputes over liability for tortious ...


What's In A Game: Collective Management Organizations And Video Game Copyright, Tori Allen May 2018

What's In A Game: Collective Management Organizations And Video Game Copyright, Tori Allen

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Major League Broadcasting: The Deleterious Effects Of Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption On Nevada Consumers With No Home Team, Andrew P. Dunning, Kerry E. Kleiman Jun 2016

Major League Broadcasting: The Deleterious Effects Of Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption On Nevada Consumers With No Home Team, Andrew P. Dunning, Kerry E. Kleiman

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Right-Of-Publicity Challenges For Tattoo Copyrights, Yolanda M. King Mar 2016

The Right-Of-Publicity Challenges For Tattoo Copyrights, Yolanda M. King

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Basketball Court: How Brittney Griner's In My Skin Illustrates Title Ix's Failure To Protect Lgbt Athletes At Religious Institutions, Leslie C. Griffin Jan 2016

Beyond The Basketball Court: How Brittney Griner's In My Skin Illustrates Title Ix's Failure To Protect Lgbt Athletes At Religious Institutions, Leslie C. Griffin

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Symposium: Playing with Pride: LGBT Inclusion in Sports.

Unlike schoolteachers, janitors, coaches, food-service directors, organists, and other workers, professional athletes usually command center stage in society. Their successes and failures loom larger than life. Sometimes their prominent lives highlight themes hidden from public discussion or neglected by the majority. Professional basketball player Brittney Griner's autobiography does just that, by illuminating how "religious freedom" can undermine equality, especially LGBT equality.


Gambling Disorder, Vulnerability, And The Law: Mapping The Field, Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2016

Gambling Disorder, Vulnerability, And The Law: Mapping The Field, Stacey A. Tovino

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This Article seeks to descriptively map the sub-field of gambling disorder and the law and ask whether individuals with gambling disorder are vulnerable under the law. Like other scholarship that descriptively maps ethical, legal, and social implications of lesser known conditions and developments, this Article seeks to describe the treatment of individuals with gambling disorder in a variety of illustrative, but not exhaustive, legal contexts, to identify the limited scholarship assessing the application of the law to individuals with gambling disorder, and to invite members of the health law academy to bring their significant expertise to bear on these issues ...


Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues: Do You Have The Skill To Win At These Games Of Chance?, Michael Trippiedi Oct 2014

Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues: Do You Have The Skill To Win At These Games Of Chance?, Michael Trippiedi

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Lessons From The Dolphins/Richie Incognito Saga, Kerri Lynn Stone Jun 2014

Lessons From The Dolphins/Richie Incognito Saga, Kerri Lynn Stone

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Title Ix And Baseball: How The Contact Sports Exemption Denies Women Equal Opportunity To America's Pastime, Brittany K. Puzey Jun 2014

Title Ix And Baseball: How The Contact Sports Exemption Denies Women Equal Opportunity To America's Pastime, Brittany K. Puzey

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Concussions And Sports: Introduction, David Orentlicher Jan 2014

Concussions And Sports: Introduction, David Orentlicher

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No abstract provided.


Racial Upside: Deconstructing The "Merits" Of Jeremy Lin's Nba Contract, Stewart Chang Jan 2014

Racial Upside: Deconstructing The "Merits" Of Jeremy Lin's Nba Contract, Stewart Chang

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In this Article, Professor Stewart Chang disputes the common misperception that sports are a colorblind meritocracy that should serve as a model for the rest of society. The capacity of players to break into and succeed in professional sports is believed to be based purely on merit, with no consideration of race. Controversies that surfaced around the rise of professional basketball player Jeremy Lin, an Asian American not expected to succeed in a sport dominated by blacks and whites, challenged this popularly-held notion. He argues, not in a derisive way, that Lin's ability to secure a lucrative $28.8 ...


The Nfl's Stance On Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, Daniel Bernard Sep 2013

The Nfl's Stance On Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction, Daniel Bernard

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Disappearing Fourth Wall: Law, Ethics, And Experiential Theatre, Mary Lafrance Jan 2013

The Disappearing Fourth Wall: Law, Ethics, And Experiential Theatre, Mary Lafrance

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The cutting edge of experiential theatre blurs the lines between performer and audience. Both the performer and the audience are vulnerable. Audiences may be subject to assaultive or disturbing behavior or images. The performance may take place in an unconventional venue that poses safety hazards. A single audience member may be alone with a performer, who may engage in provocative or shocking behavior, including verbal abuse or touching. The performer may invite similar conduct from the participant. Typically, the participant does not know in advance what will take place and does not sign a waiver. While the performer has a ...


Concussion And Football: Failures To Respond By The Nfl And The Medical Profession, David Orentlicher Jan 2013

Concussion And Football: Failures To Respond By The Nfl And The Medical Profession, David Orentlicher

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No abstract provided.


Gambling With The Bronx Bombers: Betting On, Against, And With The Yankees, Ronald J. Rychlak Oct 2012

Gambling With The Bronx Bombers: Betting On, Against, And With The Yankees, Ronald J. Rychlak

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

The New York Yankees, arguably the most hallowed name in all of professional sports, has probably had more money wagered on the outcome of its games than any other team in any sport. Although few people today may be aware of it, the team itself has a long history of association with gamblers and gambling. The first owners of the Yankees were notorious gamblers; the team’s first captain was indicted in the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal; one Yankees’ pitcher was suspected of having thrown another Series game; one owner had ties to underworld figures in Las Vegas; another owner ...


Proposal For An International Convention On Online Gambling, Marketa Trimble Jun 2012

Proposal For An International Convention On Online Gambling, Marketa Trimble

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The proposal, which will be published as a chapter in a volume from the Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium co-organized by the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in May 2012, presents the outline of an international convention ('Convention') that will facilitate cooperation among countries in enforcement of their online gambling regulations while allowing the countries to maintain their individual legal approaches to online gambling. Countries continue to vary in their approaches - some permit and regulate, and others prohibit online gambling, and even countries that permit and regulate online gambling approach the issue differently ...


Csi Las Vegas: Privacy, Policing, And Profiteering In Casino Structured Intelligence, Jessica D. Gabel Apr 2012

Csi Las Vegas: Privacy, Policing, And Profiteering In Casino Structured Intelligence, Jessica D. Gabel

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

This Article argues that the intricate, vast amounts of consumer information compiled through casino structured intelligence require greater protection and oversight in the contexts of both bankruptcy and law enforcement. Section II examines the various types of casino technology and information gathering that casinos perform. Section III considers the available protections of private information in terms of security breaches, law enforcement sharing, and sales in the context of a bankruptcy. Section IV discusses additional safeguards and ethical concerns that should be considered as casinos continue to increase their data mining efforts. Finally, Section V concludes that, minimally, consumers are entitled ...


Patron Data Privacy And Security In The Casino Industry: A Case For A U.S. Data Privacy Statute, Chandeni K. Gill Apr 2012

Patron Data Privacy And Security In The Casino Industry: A Case For A U.S. Data Privacy Statute, Chandeni K. Gill

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

This Note discusses the recent surge in patron data collected by casino player tracking systems and the increasing need to protect the confidentiality and security of patron Personally Identifiable Information (PII) through the implementation of federal privacy legislation. Part I discusses the rise of the casino player tracking database systems. Part II explains and defines PII. Part III outlines current U.S. privacy laws applicable to the casino industry, describes casino liability standards, and examines patron remedies for a potential breach in the security of patron PII. Part IV assesses the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. privacy laws applicable ...


Graduated Response By Industry Compact: Piercing The Black Box, Mary Lafrance Jan 2012

Graduated Response By Industry Compact: Piercing The Black Box, Mary Lafrance

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No abstract provided.


How To Play Your Hand: Lessons For Negotiators From Poker, John Valery White, Joseph Asher, Russell Korobkin, Jack Binion, Howard Lederer, Annie Duke Oct 2011

How To Play Your Hand: Lessons For Negotiators From Poker, John Valery White, Joseph Asher, Russell Korobkin, Jack Binion, Howard Lederer, Annie Duke

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

A panel discussion on the topic of conflict resolution and negotiation strategies among internationally acclaimed poker players Annie Duke and her brother, Howard Lederer, UCLA professor Russell Korobkin, and leading Las Vegas gaming executive Jack Binion. The following transcript reflects the speakers' discussion.


Can A State Seize An Internet Gambling Website's Domain Name? An Analysis Of The Kentucky Case, Kirk D. Homeyer Apr 2011

Can A State Seize An Internet Gambling Website's Domain Name? An Analysis Of The Kentucky Case, Kirk D. Homeyer

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

The newly developed Internet gambling forum has produced myriad legal issues affecting state, federal, and international law. The difficulty in addressing the issues arises from the ubiquity of the Internet. Based on an analysis of the Kentucky Case, this Note argues that a state cannot seize an Internet gambling website’s domain name for violating that state’s laws. First, Kentucky did not have personal jurisdiction over the gambling domain names’ registrars to have authority to seize them. Second, Kentucky’s gambling statute violates the Commerce Clause. Part II provides background to and the facts underlying the Kentucky Case and ...


Conference Program -- Association For The Study Of Law, Culture, & The Humanities 14th Annual Conference, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Mar 2011

Conference Program -- Association For The Study Of Law, Culture, & The Humanities 14th Annual Conference, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

Association for the Study of Law, Culture, & the Humanities 14th Annual Conference

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law hosted the Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities 14th Annual Conference from March 11-12, 2011. The Association brings together more than 275 interdisciplinary scholars from around the world each year to discuss law and legal issues from a broad perspective. Scholars attended the meeting at UNLV from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and Sweden. The theme of the conference, drawing on the work of Nan Seuffert of the University of Waikato, was "Boundaries and Enemies."

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities is ...


Conference Bibliography: Selected Books And Other Publications By Conference Participants And New Scholarly Books Related To Law And The Humanities, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law Mar 2011

Conference Bibliography: Selected Books And Other Publications By Conference Participants And New Scholarly Books Related To Law And The Humanities, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School Of Law

Association for the Study of Law, Culture, & the Humanities 14th Annual Conference

A selected bibliography was prepared in connection with the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities 14th Annual Conference held at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on March 11-12, 2011.


Space Age Love Song: The Mix Tape In A Digital Universe, Megan M. Carpenter Oct 2010

Space Age Love Song: The Mix Tape In A Digital Universe, Megan M. Carpenter

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Rewarding Trespass & Other Enigmas: The Strange World Of Self-Exclusion & Casino Liability, Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed, Meredith A. Harper Jan 2010

Rewarding Trespass & Other Enigmas: The Strange World Of Self-Exclusion & Casino Liability, Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed, Meredith A. Harper

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

In this paper, the authors address many of the tortious and contractual issues associated with the liability of casinos to problem gamblers. The issues in tort are analyzed through the traditional elements of the action – duty of care, standard of care, proximity, and recognizable loss. Under contract law, the authors examine the problems associated with consideration and mental capacity when problem gamblers sign a contractual undertaking to be excluded from casinos and other gaming venues.

Many of the references cited in this work relate to the Province of Ontario because an earlier article (and report) on the issue of problem ...


Sparks Nugget. State Tax Exemption Of Food Used By Casinos For Comped Meals, Steve Johnson Jan 2010

Sparks Nugget. State Tax Exemption Of Food Used By Casinos For Comped Meals, Steve Johnson

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

In their search for new sources of revenue, states have legalized and sought to tax many kinds of gaming. Forty-eight of the fifty states of the United States permit one or more types of legal gaming. An important technique in casino and some other types of gaming is giving “comps” – complimentary goods or services – to player-customers. A frequent type of comp is free meals on the casino premises or elsewhere. Gaming establishments also often give free meals to their employees.

Comps have been controversial for federal income tax purposes. A recent Nevada case, Sparks Nugget, and related cases illustrate that ...


Economic Value, Equal Dignity And The Future Of Sweepstakes, Anthony N. Cabot, Glenn J. Light, Karl F. Rutledge Jan 2010

Economic Value, Equal Dignity And The Future Of Sweepstakes, Anthony N. Cabot, Glenn J. Light, Karl F. Rutledge

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

The three basic forms of prize gaming are gambling, sweepstakes, and contests. Most states have a common approach to determining the legality of prize gaming. In general, states analyze if an activity includes three factors associated with gambling: (1) opportunity to win a prize, (2) winning based on chance, and (3) consideration paid to take that chance. If you take away any one of the three elements of gambling—consideration, prize, or chance—you have an activity that is lawful in most states. A contest, for example, differs from gambling because the winner is determined by skill. Determination of whether ...


Betting On Dog Racing. The Next Legalised Gambling Opportunity In South Africa? A Cautionary Note From The Regulation Of Greyhound Racing In Great Britain, Marita Carnelley Jan 2010

Betting On Dog Racing. The Next Legalised Gambling Opportunity In South Africa? A Cautionary Note From The Regulation Of Greyhound Racing In Great Britain, Marita Carnelley

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

This article commences with a brief overview of the history of dog racing in South Africa. It provides a synopsis of South Africa’s current legal position on dog racing and the betting thereon. The main question this article addresses is whether there is any policy reason why dog racing and wagering should not be legalised and regulated. Furthermore, some comments are included discussing how such regulation should fit into the broader existing gambling regulatory framework should the legislature make the decision to legalise dog racing and wagering.

The article concludes with a discussion of the greyhound racing industry in ...


A Post-Carcieri Vocabulary Exercise: What If "Now" Really Means "Then"?, Heidi M. Staudenmaier, Ruth K. Khalsa Jan 2010

A Post-Carcieri Vocabulary Exercise: What If "Now" Really Means "Then"?, Heidi M. Staudenmaier, Ruth K. Khalsa

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

When the Indian Reorganization Act1 (“IRA”) was passed in 1934, it officially defined an “Indian” as a member of a recognized tribe “now under federal jurisdiction.” For nearly three-quarters of a century, this definition of an Indian and an Indian tribe — hallmarked by the four-word phrase “now under federal jurisdiction” — guided federal policy and agency action on a host of matters, including management of federal lands, land-into-trust acquisitions made on behalf of tribes, and — after 1988 — application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”).

In February 2009, however, the United States Supreme Court upended seventy-five years of administrative interpretation. The ...


Luck Of The Irish: Will The Casinos Tranform From Gaelic Grey To Gaelic Green $$, William N. Thompson Jan 2010

Luck Of The Irish: Will The Casinos Tranform From Gaelic Grey To Gaelic Green $$, William N. Thompson

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

As the first decade of the twenty-first century evolved, Ireland was one of only two countries in the European Union that did not have legal, regulated casinos. The Irish Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956 does not prohibit games with equal chances. Moreover, games can be conducted lawfully, according to the Act, if promoters assess minor seat charges to players, and “the promoter derives no personal profit from the promotion of the game.” Additionally, Part III of the 1956 law indicates that amusement centers can have slot machines that award small prizes. The Act also includes provisions for private lotteries ...