New Jersey

FTC and State of New Jersey Settle Consumer Privacy Claims with VIZIO

February 13, 2017 On February 6, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it, along with the New Jersey State Attorney General, has reached a $2.2 million consumer privacy settlement with VIZIO, Inc. (“VIZIO”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Internet-connected “smart” televisions.  According to the underlying complaint, in 2014 VIZIO began manufacturing …

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Appeals Court Says “No” to Sports Betting in New Jersey

August 9, 2016 The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a ruling denying New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting in the State.   The ongoing league battle has pitted several professional sports associations against the State of New Jersey in a high stakes effort to undercut the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection …

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Full Third Circuit to Hear New Jersey Sports Gambling Law Appeal

October 14, 2015 On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the full Third Circuit court decided to hear New Jersey’s appeal, en banc, that the State’s sports gambling law violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). On August 25, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, by a 2-1 decision, …

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Third Circuit Rules That New Jersey Sports Gambling Law Violates PASPA

August 26, 2015 On August 25, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, by a 2-1 decision, affirmed a lower court ruling that held New Jersey’s sports gambling law violates the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). The law, passed by the New Jersey legislature in 2014 (the “2014 …

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New Jersey Ban on Sports Gambling Repealed

October 23, 2014 On October 17, 2014, New Jersey Senate Bill No. 2460, which partially repeals New Jersey’s ban on sports gambling, was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.  In his signing statement, Governor Christie explains that “[t]his bill closely adheres to controlling federal law, fully responds to the issues raised by federal courts, …

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Interstate Online Poker Websites May Soon Be Linked Through One Online Portal

We previously detailed the passage of an amendment to Nevada’s online poker law that allows Nevada’s governor to reach agreements to create joint player pools with residents of other states.  Since passage of the amendment, Nevada has entered into an interstate online poker compact with Delaware, and it is widely believed that an agreement with New Jersey will soon follow. Despite both …

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United States Supreme Court Refuses to Hear New Jersey Sports Gambling Appeal

A New Jersey State law that would legalize sports gambling in Atlantic City casinos suffered its final blow yesterday when the United States Supreme Court declined to hear New Jersey’s appeal from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which had affirmed a lower court ruling that found the law to be illegal. Previous Decision In …

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