The document where you sign your life away. The best of them ask you to fill your name out at the top and then initial every single paragraph across multiple pages of the release. As the paragraphs progress, the consequences of your "fun" activity get more and more dire.

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Flash-forward-in-time to when she was of legal drinking age and, “if” I recall correctly, when at a party of young people I was somehow invited to, I carefully chose my favorite-colored ping pong ball and schooled her in the game of Beer Pong.

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When to laugh or when to sue? Famous brand owners face this question when their brands are used as the butt of a joke or in humorous-intending spin-off products.

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Louisiana has joined the growing number of states requiring solar producers to provide financial security for clean-up costs associated with shutting down their facilities.

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Lewis Roca partners Mary Ellen Simonson and Laura Pasqualone joined Steve Hirschfeld on the ”Employment Matters” podcast for Employment Law Alliance. In this episode for the Travel Tuesdays series, they explored the essential things to know before doing business in the state of Arizona. 

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On June 21, 2022, The Ohio State University (OSU) obtained a federal trademark registration (U.S. Reg. No. 6,763,118) for the standard character mark THE for “t-shirts, baseball caps, and hats; all of the foregoing being promoted, distributed, and sold through channels customary to the field of sports and collegiate athletics.”

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The Pennsylvania legislature is weighing two bills that require decommissioning plans for solar energy projects, and the debate over them among lawmakers illustrates the challenges associated with developing a solution to this growing issue in the renewable energy industry.

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The Nevada Gaming Commission (“Commission”) recently amended Commission Regulation 5 to (i) allow hosting centers located outside of Nevada to house Nevada-regulated gaming equipment provided they register with the Gaming Control Board (“Board”) and satisfy certain additional criteria; and (ii) expand the scope of Nevada-regulated gaming equipment that may be housed at hosting centers.

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A Colorado law will take effect in August 2022 that substantially changes what is permissible for non-compete and non-solicitation employment agreements.

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The Metaverse is a virtual environment whose digital attributes persist even if the user is not logged online. What makes the Metaverse more complex is its integration with new technology. Wearable technology such as the Oculus give the Metaverse the capability to virtualize almost all facets of the real world. The similarities to the real world and high functionality can lead to legal issues, including trademark issues.

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