The 2011-2012 NHL season was a huge deal for hockey fans in Southern California. For the first time in a 40 year history the Los Angeles Kings took home the Stanley Cup. However, this year's 2012-2013 season has yet to celebrate its opening day, as regular season league play has been suspended in a bitter lockout between the player's union and the franchise owners.
American voters may find themselves in a dilemma this election season. In fact, a recent poll by Rasmussen found that 46% of Americans will be voting between "the lesser of two evils." While nearly two thirds of Americans would consider voting for a third-party candidate, these candidates will amass only 6% of the vote.
In a lawsuit between the Ray Charles Charitable Foundation and Ray Charles' children, a big ruling may be coming soon. In the lawsuit, the Ray Charles Charitable Foundation brought a claim for Declaritory Relief that they are safe any alleged copyright termination claims from Ray Charles' children because the songs at issue were "works made for hire". The problem is that if the works are in fact "works made for hire", then Warner/Chappell has standing to bring the suit but it is unclear if a mere third party beneficiary such the Ray Charles Charitable Foundation has standing to bring suit. The judge in this case has requested further breifing on the issue.