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All agreements rely on a mix of provisions to achieve the contracting parties’ objectives. Some of these provisions will necessarily be customized for use in the particular agreement, while others will be boilerplate-stock, uncustomized language usually reserved for more routine aspects of the contract, such as integration and construction clauses and disclaimers of third-party beneficiaries. But the intersection of those provisions in a merger agreement involving the acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corp., one of the largest U.S.-based cable operators, led to a serious dispute — and cautionary tale for the merger-laden entertainment and media industries — about interpretation of the agreement, requiring a Delaware court to determine the impact of potentially conflicting language.
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By Stan Soocher
This article is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two will appear in our March 2020 issue.
This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive.
By Max Mitchell
A former Philadelphia police officer has alleged she was defamed in an episode of Free Meek, the documentary series that was made available on Amazon Prime last year.
By Sue Reisinger
Two Major League Baseball in-house lawyers, both former prosecutors, led the investigation into the Houston Astros cheating scandal.
By Greg Land and Katheryn Hayes Tucker
A Gwinnett County, GA, jury awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a Walking Dead TV-series episode in 2017.