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Yes, Your March Madness Office Bracket is Technically Illegal

March Madness has arrived!  The 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournaments tip-off tonight (March 15) and continue through the Women’s and Men’s National Championship Games on April 2 and 3 respectively.  With this, comes the American tradition of companies and their employees betting on tournament outcomes through office bracket pools. As lawyers, we have to point out …

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March (Appellate) Madness re: O'Bannon NCAA Antitrust Case

It has been a few months since we updated on the O’Bannon antitrustcase, where federal judge Claudia Wilken ruled last summer that theNCAA’s amateurism rules violated federal antitrust laws. But this week, as the rest of the country filled out their brackets and geared up for the start of the NCAA tournament, the NCAA was getting …

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March (Appellate) Madness re: O’Bannon NCAA Antitrust Case

It has been a few months since we updated on the O’Bannon antitrustcase, where federal judge Claudia Wilken ruled last summer that theNCAA’s amateurism rules violated federal antitrust laws. But this week, as the rest of the country filled out their brackets and geared up for the start of the NCAA tournament, the NCAA was getting …

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Does March Madness = Workplace Madness? Some Thoughts on the Legality of NCAA Bracket Pools and the Tournament’s Effect on the Workplace

With the Olympics now behind us (were they ever in front of us?), this time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness. This lull provides employers with an excellent opportunity to contemplate the issues that March Madness …

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What Do You Get When You Cross March Madness With Insurance?

  A chance to win one billion dollars.  Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced that they are teaming up to award one billion dollars to be shared by persons who correctly predict the winners of every game in this year’s men’s college basketball tournament.  Quicken is running the competition and paying Berkshire Hathaway an …

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