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5 things to start the day: Yuengling rises to the top, Charter-Bright House hot spots, Google’s April Fools’ prank



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Yuengling tops the Brewers Association’s craft brewing companies list, based on 2014 beer sales volume.

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4 Orlando-area attorneys among 28 disciplined by Florida Supreme Court



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Attorney discipline: 14 punished in South Florida



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Judge Rules ‘Three’s Company’ Parody Play to Be Fair Use

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On Tuesday, a New York federal judge accepted David Adjmi’s word that his play 3C was a permissible parody of Three’s Company. In doing so, the judge granted him a legal victory against DLT Entertainment, owner of the the 1970s sitcom starring John Ritter as Jack Tripper.

DLT asserted copyright claims after 3C ran for two months off-Broadway with Adjmi wishing to have his play exploring the darker side of a gay man living with two women put in book form.

After getting a cease-and-desist letter, Adjmi went to court asking for declaratory relief that 3C wasn’t a copyright infringement. He found support from the the Dramatists Guild of America, which

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CAA vs. UTA, Corporate Raiding and the Ghost of Ed Limato (Analysis)

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The news Tuesday that a slice of CAA’s agent roster is defecting to rival UTA — perhaps the biggest surprise agency shakeup since Ari Emanuel and his ICM cohorts founded Endeavor in the middle of the night exactly 20 years ago this month — is prompting big threats by CAA of a lawsuit against UTA and its former colleagues.

If the suits are indeed filed, would CAA have a case? According to multiple sources, at least three of the defecting agents — comedy powerhouses Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak and Nick Nuciforo — were under contract to CAA when they abruptly exited Tuesday morning just as

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Who Won the Nigerian Election? Maybe Boko Haram

Yet, Buhari’s win makes sense simply because Nigeria is saddled with a raging, multiborder civil war driven by terrorist insurgency Boko Haram. Voters were, understandably, in a state of panic. Islamist militants continue wreaking havoc throughout the country’s northeast, even as federal troops (in conjunction with neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger) have made substantial gains in recent months. Hence, Nigerian voters placed their bets on the former army junta commander with battlefield experience rather than the disappointing lifelong pol who still didn’t bring those kidnapped schoolgirls back.

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Why a Comical Book About Slavery? Ask Paul Beatty

Beatty’s latest novel, The Sellout, is, on a plot level, the story of Mr. Me, a “not-so-proud descendant of the Kentucky Mees, one of the first black families to settle in southwest Los Angeles,” who finds himself in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The reason? With his decrepit hometown of Dickens suddenly disappeared from the map, Mr. Me has taken it upon himself to reinstall both segregation and slavery to rescue the town from oblivion.

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Dear Detroit: Send Jay Z Your Water Bill; He Says ‘Water is Free’

So as Jay Z and his band of merry musicians come together to hock yet another music streaming service that benefits already established artists, who probably have no problem in paying their water bill, wouldn’t it be nice if they foot the bill for Detroit? I mean, if Jay Z says water is free, it shouldn’t be a problem, right?

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Personal Injury Judgment in a Divorce: Community or Separate Property?

A divorce is emotionally difficult on its own, without factoring in the division of property that comes with it. And in some cases, the law surrounding who gets what only adds to the confusion.

Take a monetary award in a personal injury case, for example: when you get divorced, is your personal injury judgment treated as community property (to be divided equally), or separate property (which you can keep entirely)? Every divorce is unique, so let’s take a look at some circumstances that could determine how a personal injury judgment is treated in a divorce.

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ICYMI: FindLaw Blogs Report on New Laws Comin’ Atcha in 2015

1. Party Time

Oregon and Alaska legalized marijuana in 2014, with laws set to take effect this year. We wrote articles both for consumers interested in taking advantage of the new laws and for legal professionals who might want to open up a new practice area. (Spoiler alert: Marijuana law is still rife with ethical peril, so now isn’t quite the time to abandon a more prosaic estate law practice.)

2. Panic at the Disco

About 900 new laws will go into effect in California this year. In our California Case Law Blog for Golden State practitioners, we summarized just five of them. As of January 1, criminal

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