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IN THE NEWS Ongoing Daily Fantasy Royalty BSF represented daily fantasy sports leader DraftKings in litiga- tion with the New York Attorney General and others regarding the legality of the daily fantasy sports industry. BSF currently represents DraftKings in a multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) involving allegations that DraftKings employees benefit from inside information to use on other websites and that its busi- ness model is fraudulent. DraftKings seeks to have most claims in the current MDL sent to arbitration, as the company asserts is specified in the website’s terms of use. May 2017 Fahrvergnügen Firm Chairman David Boies was appointed to serve on the plaintiffs’ steering committee and help lead the litigation, in which BSF represented a nationwide class of consumers seek- ing redress for Volkswagen’s installation of a defeat device on vehicles to cheat emissions tests. The plaintiffs reached two settlements with Volkswagen and one with Bosch, the developer and supplier of the defeat device, to provide more than $12.5 billion in consumer relief (not counting additional government relief). Unicorn Battle On behalf of a Brooklyn café that originated the “Unicorn Latte,” BSF filed a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement by Starbucks with its “Unicorn Frappucino.” The lawsuit asserts that Starbucks was aware of The End’s Unicorn Latte because it had received media coverage in The New York Times and The Huffington Post . “Starbucks, with its thousands of coffee shops, launched a competing product with a similar look and name, and marketed it in the same channels where our client’s
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© 2017 Inc. 224 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 2018 Edition BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP product became famous, severely damaging our client’s mark,” said BSF’s Josh Schiller. February 2017 For Women and Children The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund and BSF filed federal lawsuits on behalf of an individual and entities in Arizona and Florida against the website for par- ticipating in the trafficking of children and young adults for sex. Backpage has avoided civil and criminal liability in the past by claiming that it was simply an innocent website posting ads by others. However, evidence cited in the complaints, including evidence resulting from BSF’s investigation and a recent U.S. Senate investigation, shows that Backpage actively participated in preparing the content of advertisements offering children and others for commercial sex. January 2017 Flash Boy BSF won a judgment after trial in the Delaware Court of Chan- cery, and affirmance of an appeal argued in the Delaware Supreme Court, while representing Goldman Sachs in headline- grabbing advancement/indemnification litigation filed by its former coder, Sergey Aleynikov. BSF continues to represent Goldman Sachs in a related proceeding against Mr. Aleynikov in New Jersey federal court.
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