As Of July 1, Can Athletes Sign NIL Deals With Brands That Compete With Their School Partners?

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College athletes in five states will be allowed to enter into endorsement deals as of July 1, 2021, but there will be limitations on the types of companies and contracts that they are able to execute and deliver upon. On May 10, I looked at the name, image, and likeness (NIL) laws in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and New Mexico to determine what types of conflicts may exist for third-party service providers. But what about the athletes themselves? Do they need to worry about possible conflicts before negotiating deals with brands?

Florida’s NIL law says:

An intercollegiate

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Singaporean and English law diverge on fundamental contract law issue: Singapore Court of Appeal rejects reasoning in Rock Advertising

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Charles Lim Teng Siang v Hong Choon Hau [2021] SGCA 43

In May 2018 we authored a bulletin (“our May 2018 bulletin”) about the radical decision of the English Supreme Court in Rock Advertising v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2019] AC 119 (“Rock Advertising”) in respect of the effect of “no oral modification” clauses (“NOM clauses”).

The Supreme Court in Rock Advertising had overturned the Court of Appeal and rejected the reasoning in a string of previous cases. Since, the decision has been applied in England repeatedly, as well as being cited in four Court of Appeal

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Modern Family Law: Who Gets the Frozen Pre-Embryos?

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With the increasing use of cryogenic preservation in fertility treatments (and thousands of Maryland divorces every year), it was only a matter of time before Maryland’s appellate courts would need to create a framework for resolving custody disputes over frozen pre-embryos. That time arrived last month when the Court of Special Appeals handed down its reported decision in Jocelyn P. v. Joshua P., No. 2125, September Term, 2019. It is the first Maryland appellate decision to “examine how to determine the rights of parties, upon dissolution of their marriage or partnership, in a pre-embryo that they jointly created and

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Managed care problem? Find out if the law’s on your side

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There’s always something else. That is the way it can feel for physician practices that battle daily to navigate the maze of health insurer requirements on behalf of their patients.

“Physicians and practice managers often struggle with the myriad health insurer contract terms, policies and rules that they have to meet to get their patients the care they need,” according to Marilyn J. Heine, MD. She is chair of the AMA Council on Legislation and a hematology-oncology and emergency physician in suburban Philadelphia.

Health insurers also often set the standards for schedules of treatment, continuity of care, payments and prior

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Covid-19 Public Health Orders did not frustrate the sale of a hotel

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It was on 31 January 2020 that the owner of The Quarryman’s Hotel contracted to sell the hotel, and to carry on the business in the usual and ordinary course until completion, which was to take place on 31 March 2020.

No one foresaw that as at Midday on 23 March 2020, the Public Health (COVID-19 Places of Social Gathering) Order 2020 would require the hotel to close its doors and restrict trading to the sale of food or beverages for off the premises consumption. On 26 March 2020, the hotel started takeaway sales of food and beverages (including draft

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