Moral Turpitude Clause & Celebrity Disasters

by Anthony Caruso on April 20, 2015

Why is a Moral Turpitude Clause in every endorsement deal contract? What do Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods and Rashard Mendenhall all have in common? All three were involved in legal disputes based on the moral turpitude clauses in their respective contracts. A clause to save your brand’s cause A moral turpitude clause basically accounts for […]

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Moral Turpitude Clause & Celebrity DisastersAnthony CarusoApril 20, 2015



Recording an album, shooting a movie, publishing a book – whatever the pursuit, one of the most crucial elements is finding investors to fund it. Finding investors, taking advantage of various funding outlets and researching available capital for entertainment deals are significant parts of working in the business, and knowing how to secure what you need […]

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Paying For A Passion: Finding Investors For Your Next Entertainment EndeavorAnthony CarusoApril 15, 2015



It doesn’t take a business major to sign up for American Idol or pursue a career as a musician, just a bevy of talent and a wealth of ambition. That’s why performers – including those who attain their contracts through competitive television shows such as American Idol – often find themselves stuck in oppressive contracts and hungry […]

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American Idol or American Puppet? What contestants don’t realize about record dealsAnthony CarusoApril 13, 2015



Just so everyone is clear: No, microwaves do not zap the nutrition out of food. But that assertion in the movie”American Hustle” has spawned a defamation lawsuit, and, in turn, what has been referred to as “the ditzy defense.” The microwave that sparked a lawsuit In the 2013 film a character played by Jennifer Lawrence, named […]

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Sued for defamation? Try going with the “ditzy defense”Anthony CarusoApril 6, 2015



Sergei Polonsky, a property tycoon, has threatened to sue 20th Century Fox for $1 billion because of a recently-released movie villain’s notable similarities to himself. He’s not making them up either. The main villain the in the Russian-language rework “Neulovimye” (Uncatchable) is named Sergei Polyansky. The character is a wealthy businessman, according to the Moscow Times, who, after […]

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Similarities With Movie Villain Drive Russian Tycoon To Threaten LawsuitAnthony CarusoApril 1, 2015



How about making a song that samples Mike D and Ad-Rock’s probably exuberant reactions after the judge threw out TufAmerica’s lawsuit against them? The Beastie Boys’ landmark 1989 album Paul’s Boutique made pretty heavy use of samples, and did so without permission. While the music from the album is considered revolutionary, the methods used to […]

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Don’t Pull A TufAmerica & Sue When You Don’t Have The Right ToAnthony CarusoMarch 30, 2015



So, What Are NFL Scouts Looking For Anyway?

by Anthony Caruso on March 26, 2015

The NFL Scouting Combine is a crucial opportunity for teams to get a look at the players who intend to make the leap from college to the professional level, and NFL scouts are looking at things most people wouldn’t even consider. Though the NFL Combine is over, various evaluations are ongoing leading up to the […]

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So, What Are NFL Scouts Looking For Anyway?Anthony CarusoMarch 26, 2015



Will ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Change Music?

by Anthony Caruso on March 24, 2015

The family members of the late Marvin Gaye seem as though they’re not quite as happy as they should be following a victorious copyright infringement suit over Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s hit song “Blurred Lines”. Rumors have been swirling regarding the outcome of the lawsuit, which has many experts worried that the concept of copyright in music […]

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Will ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Change Music?Anthony CarusoMarch 24, 2015



Getting into the NFL takes a few skills: Outstanding 40-yard dash time? Check. Have a large enough hand to grip the ball securely? Check. Answer the question, “Which one of these pairs of shapes is made up of duplicates?” What? Playing football, or playing it well at least, is about intelligence as much as it is pure […]

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Have You Been Wondering If The Wonderlic Matters In The NFL?Anthony CarusoMarch 19, 2015



If you’re at all aware of the NFL than you’ve probably heard a bit about the myriad deals that were leaked before the free agency period began, during the short window when teams are allowed to speak with players’ agents, but before professional football contracts can be signed. You may have also heard that the […]

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Why Is The NFL Calling Foul On Leaks During The Tampering Window?Anthony CarusoMarch 17, 2015