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Why don't courts punish time-wasting tactics?

I haven't reviewed the filings, but I can tell you that it's perfectly routine for lawyers to describe the other side's position as "plainly without merit," with no regard for the actual ...
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Why was nine-pin bowling illegal in most states, unlike ten-pin bowling?

Moral panic Nine-pin bowling was the violent video game of its age - the people who were in power didn’t like it, didn’t like the type of people who played it, linked it with vice - like gambling and ...
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Why was nine-pin bowling illegal in most states, unlike ten-pin bowling?

connecticut There was a law in Hartford CT which says Every person who shall keep in his custody or possession, or in any house, or building, or its appurtenances, or in any place in his occupation, ...
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Do people have the right to comment or live blog professional sports in the United States?

In the United States at least, the answer is clearly "Yes". Absent some restrictive agreement to which the would-be blogger is explicitly a party, a person has a protected right to comment or report ...
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Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game?

Generally, yes Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game? Yes. For example, Todd Bertuzzi was convicted with assault causing bodily ...
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How can Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian, be sued for defamation by Hans Niemann in Missouri?

It is not required that you sue each defendant in their own courts. Two of the defendants are natural persons living in the US (Utah, Florida), one is a US company (Utah and California), one is a ...
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Why don't courts punish time-wasting tactics?

the court is mandated to accept these filings The rules say, that they can't deny a party to file for every form of relief that isn't frivolous. It is never frivolous to request dismissal on the lack ...
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Placebo doping in sport

Not a full answer, but it should be noted that in the United States (and, I suspect, many other jurisdictions), even if the athlete didn’t manage to use such substances they could be charged with ...
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Can players and coaches be held criminally liable for actions that they take beyond the scope of their game?

united-kingdom I know you're asking from a USA perspective but certainly in the UK this has happened on a number of occasions. On April 16, 1994, in a Scottish Premiership fixture against Raith ...
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How can Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian, be sued for defamation by Hans Niemann in Missouri?

For such a suit to be maintained, the courts of the state where the suit is brought (the forum state) must assert jurisdiction over the defendants. This happens routinely and often. It does not ...
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Would it be / have been unhelpful for Hans Niemann to bring up Magnus Carlsen's own cheating?

Your question is essentially this: consider a defamation lawsuit in which A alleges that B falsely stated that A did X (and it is not contested that B made the statement) also consider that B has ...
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Is evidence of rumours of a defendant's racism unhelpful in a defamation case involving accusations of cheating?

Information about a defendant’s character or past misdeeds are not generally admissible during a court proceeding. It can be brought in to rebut testimony. If the defendant takes the stand and asserts ...
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Placebo doping in sport

Let's look at the WADA Code which many sport governing bodies have adopted. This has 11 categories of anti-doping rule violations. The first 2 could be relevant to your question. The first "2....
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How can Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian, be sued for defamation by Hans Niemann in Missouri?

Because Missouri has jurisdiction It’s alleged that Mr Carlsen defamed Mr Niemann while competing in an online tournament organised by the St Louis Chess Club. St Louis is in Missouri. The plaintiff ...
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Are there laws requiring the release of PII to participate in wall climbing in Utah?

"Legal requirement" can and in this case simply means "it's what is required in order for us to be reasonably able to offer you this service", noting that it would be unreasonable for such a dangerous ...
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Why do boxing fights need to be sanctioned by state authorities?

Boxing doesn't have to be regulated by a government agency, but it generally is regulated in this way (1) because states are concerned about regulating fighting with an intent to do physical harm to ...
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English Football Club ownership

Do fans legally have any ownership rights? Generally, no. It can be done if an agreement of the team is put into place when the team is founded or if the current owner agrees to it (which can then be ...
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Is it legal to climb on public bridges when there are no prohibition signs?

Depending on the bridge, you might be trespassing in some way. Railway bridges are the property of the railway company, they don't allow to go there unless specifically allowed and even the absence of ...
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Is evidence of rumours of a defendant's racism unhelpful in a defamation case involving accusations of cheating?

Bringing up rumors is rarely helpful in litigation. Rumors are hearsay, and therefore typically inadmissible.
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Can I take a bow and arrows on the train in the UK?

In addition to the answer by @Nij, this would be like people taking potentially offensive weapons to and from martial arts events. I was taught that any offensive weapons should be carried in a bag, ...
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Legality of spending public money on private enterprise

The government is allowed to spend public money on private enterprise. For example, the Small Business Administration gives grants to qualified businesses. Stadium subsidies have been a feature of ...
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Why don't courts punish time-wasting tactics?

As it happens, this question was based on a wrong premise entirely, since the case was, in fact, dismissed, a result widely anticipated by legal commentators. More generally, if the motion to dismiss ...
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Do footballers ever get in legal trouble if they commit a violent foul?

In the U.S. at least, there is an assumed risk you acknowledge and consent to when you put on your professional athletic team uniform and walk onto the field. The principle of assumption of risk ...
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Are NFL athletes employees of their teams?

NFL players are employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by their union, the NFLPA, part of the AFL-CIO, which indicates specific different civil protections compared to an ...
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Copyright of recorded sport events

I do not believe it is a violation of copyright. You are the author of your own video. After all, you're making the creative choices of what to film, when to zoom in, etc. The fact that someone else ...
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Can I take a bow and arrows on the train in the UK?

I decided to contact the train operator, Northern, by email with this question. This is their response: You can take your secured bow and arrows on the train. The limitations are not what you are ...
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Is flashscore.com data copyrighted?

No copyright does not protect facts, and sports results are facts. In the US that would end the matter. But this site is in the EU, and EU law also includes a "database right" that is ...
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