Daily Archives: July 31, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Inventor of ‘Madden NFL’ Video Game Wins $11 Million

A video game designer who claimed he invented the first versions of the hugely popular Madden NFL Football video game won a $11 million jury verdict against video game seller Electronic Arts. Robin Antonick sued based on a contract he signed in 1986 — the Stone Age of video gaming — that promised him royalties on early versions of the game. The game that eventually developed featuring legendary coach and broadcaster John Madden has since sold more than 100 million …

Read More Leave a Comment

Facebook and Twitter Play Big Roles in Divorces [Infographic]

Money may be the number one reason why couples divorce. But once the wheels start rolling to Splitsville, people are using social media more than ever in dissolving their marriages. The infographic below from Ruppert & Schaefer provides insightful statistics. For example, did you realize 81% of members in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers have used or encountered evidence taken from social media sites? Our Lawyers.com video shows you why it’s a bad idea to vent on Facebook or …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Divorce Your Money & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Fighting over Finances Is Top Divorce Predictor

Fighting over money is the top predictor for divorce, according to a recent study published by a family studies scholar. Divorce lawyers agree – and one offers the rest of a top five list of divorce predictors, along with an added irony about money.   For Richer or for Poorer The study, “Examining the Relationship Between Financial Issues and Divorce,” was published in the journal Family Relations by several scholars including Sonya Britt, assistant professor of family studies and human …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Consumer Law Crime The Internet & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Legal Online Poker Slowly Spreading State by State

When Nevada unveiled a trial run of legalized online poker this spring, it became the first and — so far — only state to allow the Internet version of the game since the federal government shut down a number of sites two years ago. Ultimate Poker offers an opportunity for anyone in the state to join in a poker game while sitting in their living room, with no need to make the trek to a casino. While Nevada is unique …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 4 years ago in Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Vanity License Plate Rules Lead to Free Speech Fights

A vehicle license plate measures a mere six inches by 12 inches, but it’s plenty big enough to be a First Amendment battleground. Just ask Indiana police officer Rodney Vawter, who was unceremoniously stripped of his vanity plates that read “0INK.” After three years with the barnyard reference on his bumper, Vawter, who calls the plates “an ironic statement of pride in his profession,” filed for his renewal with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The BMV rejected it, citing an …

Read More Leave a Comment