April 20, 2007
by David Shucosky
Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive reached a settlement on Thursday with anti-game activist lawyer Jack Thompson. Take-Two agreed to drop a contempt of court charge against Thompson stemming from a prior legal battle over the video game Bully. Thompson had strong words for the judge ...[read more]
January 24, 2007
by David Shucosky
A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of NHL players against Ted Saskin, head of the National Hockey League Players' Association. Judge Suzanne B. Conlon of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled Monday that since the NHLPA and most of th... ...[read more]
November 30, 2006
by David Shucosky
The Entertainment Software Association, the trade group representing video game companies, won two more legal battles this week against laws aimed at restricting the sale of violent games to minors. On Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the 2005 ruling that the... ...[read more]
October 18, 2006
by David Shucosky
Russian hockey team Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Wednesday sued Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the NHL in a dispute over the star hockey player's move from Russia to the National Hockey League, the second such lawsuit to be filed this week by a Russian Super Hockey League team. The law... ...[read more]
October 14, 2006
by David Shucosky
A judge in Florida refused Friday to block the sale of the controversial video game Bully, ruling that it does not qualify as a public nuisance under state law. The suit, brought by long-time video games foe Jack Thompson, named Wal-Mart andGamestop, two video game retailers, and Take... ...[read more]
October 13, 2006
by David Shucosky
US President Bush on Friday signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, a bill attached to a larger port security measure late last month by Congress, making it illegal for banks or credit card companies to process transactions involving Internet gambling. Internet gambling is ...[read more]
October 6, 2006
by David Shucosky
As the National Hockey League opened its 2006-2007 season this week, the lockout that wiped out the entire 04-05 slate has reared its head again in the form of a lawsuit filed against the players' union by players themselves. The suit, filed in US District Court on Monday, alleges improprieties... ...[read more]
April 20, 2006
by David Shucosky
Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, and Ohio have joined California and New Jersey in suing tobacco companies for money they say is owed under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). The Illinois attorney general says the state is owed almost $40 million and is suing to recover that money and to ...[read more]
April 20, 2006
by David Shucosky
The National Security Archive, a research institute at George Washington University, won partial summary judgment on Wednesday in its lawsuit against the US Air Force, as the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Air Force had engaged in a pattern or practice of violating ...[read more]
April 20, 2006
by David Shucosky
A panel from the US House Committee on International Relations sharply criticized China's human rights record on Wednesday, ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's Thursday visit to the White House. At a Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations hearing, subco... ...[read more]

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