Heitner Moderates Symposium

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MIAMI ― Attorney Darren Heitner, a partner at Wolfe Law Miami, recently moderated a panel at St. Thomas University’s Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium. The panel included a topic on NCAA Compliance. Heitner has authored numerous articles, including a Dartmouth Law Journal article titled, “Duties of Sports Agents to Athletes and Statutory Regulation Thereof.” He’s a member of a number of professional organizations including the Sports Lawyers Association, the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and the National Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Heitner has a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a BA from the University of Florida. … [Read more...]

Golfers Drop Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiddler’s Creek

Five current and resigned members of The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek who had filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against developer Aubrey J. Ferrao have dismissed their lawsuit with prejudice (Case No. 2:10-CV-241-FtM-36DNF, as filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida). Plaintiffs Matthew Suffoletto, Raymond David, Steven Taub and Stephen Shulman, together with their attorneys Glenn Vician and Robert Stochel of Indiana, and Eric Vasquez of Naples, Florida, have also issued a written public apology to Mr. Ferrao. In addition to the issuance of the public apology and payment for publication of the apology in the local Southwest Florida media, substantial monies are being paid by the Plaintiffs and their attorneys. The written apology was published on June 7, 2013 in the Naples Daily News (http://www.naplesnews.com) Read … [Read more...]

NY lawsuit over Marvel’s Ghost Rider reinstated

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawsuit against comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment by a man who claims he owns the rights to the Ghost Rider character was reinstated on Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2011 lower-court decision that dismissed the lawsuit brought by Gary Friedrich, who had sued in 2007, claiming he was owed a cut of the box office proceeds from a film version starring Nicolas Cage. The comic features a motorcycle-riding character with a flaming skull named Johnny Blaze, who agreed to let the devil have his soul in return for his adoptive father being cured of cancer. The cover of its 1972 debut says it was conceived and written by Friedrich. The lower court found that Friedrich relinquished his rights in a 1979 agreement with Marvel. But the appeals court on Tuesday found that the contract language was open to dispute. "There are genuine … [Read more...]

George Zimmerman Updates

The highly anticipated trial of George Zimmerman begins.

  Watch the George Zimmerman case here http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/10/justice/florida-zimmerman-trial     … [Read more...]