College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Is Moving Swiftly Toward Passage In Numerous States

States are continuing to introduce and move forward bills that would allow college athletes to profit from their names, images, and likenesses.  Bills have now been formally introduced in 27 states, with Louisiana and Connecticut joining the list yesterday. In many of the states where bills have previously been introduced, legislators are having little trouble

Legalized Sports Betting Presents Revenue Opportunities for Kansas and Missouri Businesses

Legalized Sports Betting Presents Revenue Opportunities for Kansas and Missouri Businesses

As we discussed previously, sports gambling is coming to Missouri and Kansas sooner rather than later. While the specific form of each state’s law is yet to be finalized, all major participants in the sports industry are developing strategies to capitalize on sports betting once it becomes legal. Here we discuss the various potential avenues

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska Poised to Allow College Athletes to be Paid for the Use of Their Names, Images, and Likenesses

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature took a significant step today toward passing a bill that would allow college athletes in Nebraska to make money from the use of their names, images, and likenesses.  The bill received initial approval by a vote of 36 (in favor), 4 (against), 8 (present), and 1 (excused).  The bill only needed 25

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

Braden Perry Discusses Artificial Intelligence Regulation Risks in Article

A number of the world’s leading democracies (U.S. excluded) would like to take a closer look at artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s affect on privacy, security, human rights, crime and finance. The U.S. has not joined this movement, for they believe this regulation could likely hurt businesses and the development of AI technologies.  However, six

Jeff Donoho Featured as a Panelist in NEJC’s Discussion on Medical Marijuana

Jeff Donoho Featured as a Panelist in NEJC’s Discussion on Medical Marijuana

The Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce (NEJC) offered an educational luncheon and panel discussion on medical marijuana in the workplace. Kennyhertz Perry Attorney, Jeff Donoho, was invited to participate as one of the panelist members. “With medicinal marijuana now legal just across State Line Road, an audience member asked if Kansas law enforcement is

Kansas Senate Committee Approves Sports Gambling Bill; House Member Pushes Broader Rival Bill

Kansas Senate Committee Approves Sports Gambling Bill; House Member Pushes Broader Rival Bill

On Monday, the Kansas Senate’s Federal and State Affairs Committee approved a pending sports gambling bill.  The Senate bill would limit sports betting to the premises of the four state-sanctioned casinos in Dodge City, Pittsburg, Mulvane and Kansas City, KS, and mobile devices and internet services affiliated with those casinos. The Senate bill would prohibit

Unregistered Commodity Pool Operator and It’s Principal Charged with Fraud in Missouri

Unregistered Commodity Pool Operator and It’s Principal Charged with Fraud in Missouri

A civil enforcement action was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Joshua Christian McDonald, and his company Perfection PR Firm LLC (PPR), by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  McDonald’s company, out of California and Tennessee, was charged for an off-exchange foreign currency trading scheme of fraud and

List of States with Pending College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Twenty-Two

List of States with Pending College Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Legislation Has Grown to Twenty-Two

As states’ 2020 legislative sessions continue to open, state legislators continue to file new college athletes name, image, and likeness bills similar to the bill that was passed in California last year.  These laws would allow college athletes in the relevant states to be paid by third parties for the use of their names, images,

Five Big Name Technology Firms to be Examined by FTC

Five Big Name Technology Firms to be Examined by FTC

Alphabet Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple, Inc., Facebook, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. were issued Special Orders from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) demanding they make available information and documents on acquisitions unreported to antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.  The order requests documents discussing terms, scope, structure and reason for transactions from these big name