NFL Agent: Should you leave school early for the draft?

by Anthony Caruso on December 17, 2014

As an NFL Agent I advise that you  consider the rules barring student-athletes from receiving pay and the potentially lucrative contracts that might be had in the NFL, it isn’t surprising that many underclassmen choose to declare early for the NFL Draft. This decision may mean giving up on a college degree, but in some […]

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NFL Agent: Should you leave school early for the draft?Anthony CarusoDecember 17, 2014



How Defamation Applies To The Bill Cosby Scandal

by Anthony Caruso on December 15, 2014

The rape and sexual assault allegations in the Bill Cosby scandal are by equal parts shocking and frustrating. Shocking, because if true, it is difficult and disturbing to believe that the comedian America has come to know and love over decades could perpetrate such heinous crimes. Frustrating, because statutes of limitations make it unlikely that […]

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How Defamation Applies To The Bill Cosby ScandalAnthony CarusoDecember 15, 2014



NFL Agent: Preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine

by Anthony Caruso on December 8, 2014

As a student-athlete’s college football career draws to a close, one of the important next steps that he must prepare for is the NFL Scouting Combine. This grueling test of strength, speed, endurance and knowledge has a serious impact on an athlete’s prospects in the draft, and the competition is fierce. It isn’t at all […]

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NFL Agent: Preparing for the NFL Scouting CombineAnthony CarusoDecember 8, 2014



NFL Agent: Real Talk About Agents and Amateurism

by Anthony Caruso on December 1, 2014

For NFL-bound college football players, walking the thin line between acceptable screening of agent candidates and violating NCAA amateurism requirements is often a difficult prospect. This problem is not made easier by the countless agents in the industry who won’t hesitate to risk a player’s potential career by making offers that violate these requirements in […]

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NFL Agent: Real Talk About Agents and AmateurismAnthony CarusoDecember 1, 2014



Exploring A Controversial Ruling: ‘Innocence of Muslims’

by Anthony Caruso on November 17, 2014

We’ve discussed copyright law a lot in this blog, so today I would like to explore something a little bit more complex. The ongoing litigation surrounding Innocence of Muslims, the anti-Muslim film that caused riots in the Middle East in 2012, delves deep into several elements of copyright law to reach a surprising conclusion. To […]

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Exploring A Controversial Ruling: ‘Innocence of Muslims’Anthony CarusoNovember 17, 2014



Copyright Extension & ‘Rounded’ Characters

by Anthony Caruso on November 12, 2014

Fans of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Watson will appreciate the legal victory just scored against the former holders of these characters’ copyrights. While the denial of a copyright extension in this case isn’t controversial, the argument advanced by the Doyle estate was unique, if not particularly effective. Why do copyrights expire? In a […]

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Copyright Extension & ‘Rounded’ CharactersAnthony CarusoNovember 12, 2014



Nancy Grace Under Fire With Defamation & Slander Lawsuit

by Anthony Caruso on November 10, 2014

Slander, libel and defamation charges get thrown around a lot in the media, but many people don’t know precisely what they mean. In today’s blog post, I’d like to take a moment to discuss how these legal terms fit together before examining how they are applied in a case. Specifically, we’ll examine how slander charges […]

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Nancy Grace Under Fire With Defamation & Slander LawsuitAnthony CarusoNovember 10, 2014



With the Department of Justice apparently looking into “clearance” pacts between small theaters and studios, today seemed like a good day to look at antitrust laws. The film exhibition industry is no stranger to antitrust suits, and the recent investigation does a great job of demonstrating some of the finer points of this law. Antitrust […]

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How Movie Exhibition Giants Put Small Theaters Out Of BusinessAnthony CarusoNovember 3, 2014



What’s better than free labor? The answer is unpaid interns: They work for free, and they’re happy for the opportunity. These days, however, a number of major entertainment firms are discovering that there’s no such thing as a free laborer. A wave of lawsuits against multiple firms has companies returning to the unfortunate habit of […]

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NBCUniversal Learns There’s No Such Thing As A Free LaborerAnthony CarusoOctober 29, 2014



Pop star Kesha and songwriter-producer Lukasz Gottwald, aka Dr. Luke, are squaring off for a major lawsuit that includes allegations of rape, abuse, defamation and more. Each party has filed an extremely aggressive case against the other. We’ll discuss each case, but first we should define the trickier allegations. We’ll go into detail about the […]

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Defamation, Abuse & Negligent Retention: The life of Pop StarsAnthony CarusoOctober 27, 2014