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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Alabama on
Q: Based on Alabama statute Section 8-1-150 -can i recover the losses we accrued at an illegal gambling establishment?

Illegal gaming/gambling establishment in bessemer al, at 1317 eastern valley rd known as “valley bingo”, operator name unknown, aka “Moe”, believed to be short for Mohammed. Full name unknown.

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson
answered on Aug 4, 2021

It appears as though you could potentially recover losses based on this statutory provision; however, I did not find a case where that statute had been used to do so from an illegal gambling establishment. I am also not sure of the legal ramifications (in a criminal context) for admitting to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Gaming for Arizona on
Q: Can I make a fangame legally and distribute it if I don't use the original graphics, sound, or names of characters?

I want to create a fangame based off of the very popular Pokemon franchise from Nintendo, but don't want to be involved in copyright lawsuits. If I create a game with my own monsters which can be caught, battled, level up, and evolve in a world similar to a normal pokemon game, but uses my own... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Aug 3, 2021

It is an interesting idea

Risky proposition

You must consult with an attorney

2 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Trademark for Florida on
Q: If i make a video game and a corporation has trademark on the name for a board game. How does it work will i thus be TM?

Games name we want to be rebound. But, mattel has a trademark on the word Rebound. What legal action could they take against us we named it such. Or are we safe todo so and name it as we please?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Aug 2, 2021

No, you are not safe

You need to consult with an attorney to understand your risks

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Gaming for New Jersey on
Q: Goodmorning I have a quick question. Will points be put on my license if failure to observe signal?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Jul 31, 2021

Yes Failure to observe a signal is a 2-point ticket. The points will go on your license unless you fight the ticket at court and win. Your best chance of eliminating these points is with a good lawyer representing you for the charge. Even if your guilty of the charge in most cases a good lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California on
Q: Are name variations of already existing companies legal?

I had an idea for a company that similarly operates in the same way as AirBnB. But it relates to Dungeons & Dragons, called AirD&D. The basic premise of the company would be that people could post locations that can be rented out for single or ongoing campaigns or game sessions that are... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Maybe, depends

You need to have a consultation with an attorney

In general if the marks are in related areas, there may be a conflict

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Nevada on
Q: Is it legal to form a LLC(w/ mult members)in the state of Nevada for the purpose of entering casino sportsbook contests?

There would be an Nevada resident and a out of state Resident(s) as well as the LLC members. This would simply be so that any winnings would be declared by LLC and then distributed legally to the members based on ownership. This is not intended to bet sports or gamble in the traditional sense.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 25, 2021

Perhaps you don't understand that you have asked a Florida law question about Nevada law; you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged in Florida for taking my money back in a poker hand that I lost

I was in the hard rock casino Tampa Florida playing poker I have $1900 in front of me I lost the pot my understanding the pot was $900 the dealer made a mistake and flipped all the carts over try to cover his self by saying it was all in bed I got upset because he was lying and took my thousand... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
answered on Jul 18, 2021

You may be charged, the real question is whether they can convict based on the evidence.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Intellectual Property for Illinois on
Q: If I want to resell a video game streamers highlights, do I need to obtain licensing from the video game publisher?

If its a case by case basis, what companies require a licensing agreement?

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
answered on Jul 1, 2021

So you're talking about potential infringement and there are some specific details that need to be discussed.

Your best course of action is to consult with an attorney before making any decisions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for California on
Q: I am an advocate for a man who does not hear and is not able to speak. He works in strawberries and has raised a family.

He bought a lottery ticket and was paid $1,000. The rest was later collected by another person. The prize was $1,000,000.00. The lottery says that they have a time limit. How do we go after the person who collected on the ticket?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jun 3, 2021

more info needed.

why would someone who won $1M wait a long time to collect? does he have a good reason?

you need to find him, make a demand, have proof, and then sue.

however, many lawyers would not take the case on a contingency if they don't feel there is a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Gaming for Texas on
Q: I have a username that is called AnoyingOrang, and I want to know if I’m able to trademark that username, if so, how?

I want to be able to keep this username for a very long time and don’t want any problems with other company’s or the YouTube Annoying Orange. Need help in understanding trademarking. I have a gaming account with the username AnoyingOrang and would like to move further with that account name.... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 23, 2021

You need to consult with an attorney, so she can do a search and an analysis of the strenght of the mark.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Entertainment / Sports and Gaming for Minnesota on
Q: if copyrighted music is in a game, and you upload a video of the game with the music, is there copyright infringement

i had uploaded a video on youtube of beatsaber, in it there was copyrighted music, i got a claim from the music owners, i took the video down and deleted it, what can i do in the future to avoid copyright claims if there is copyrighted music in the game

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on May 12, 2021

Check with the music owner and see if they have distribution agreements.

You may be able to get some simple licensing to allow to do what you want.

Consult with an attorney for a better analysis.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gaming and Personal Injury for Washington on
Q: Hello there I’m looking for a lawyer that can represent me against the ilani casino I was assaulted by the bartender

On 3/4/2021 at 1:30am

Thomas Robes
Thomas Robes
answered on Apr 7, 2021

Hello there, very sorry to hear about this incident. We recommend searching the Florida Bar Directory for a specialized attorney that suits your needs, you can find this resource at lrs.floridabar.org or call them at 800-342-8011.

1 Answer | Asked in Native American Law, Personal Injury and Gaming for California on
Q: Chemical burns at Indian casino..how should I proceed?

I was recently can really meet at a California Indian casino when I suffered chemical burns on the back of my legs due to sitting down on a chair that had been treated with the chemicals that they spray to disinfect against Covid. This caused me severe pain and swelling and caused me to go into... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Mar 28, 2021

more info needed.

you may have a case but the complicating factor is you need not only a PI lawyer but one with experience suing Indian tribes

google for local PI lawyers to see if they have this kind of experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gaming for Texas on
Q: Candy crush

I was playing words with Friends and an ad popped up for Candy crush and it was constant screaming! I am deaf in one ear and when I hear loud sharp noises it makes my ears ring and hurts really bad. I couldn't mute it or x out of it it gave me severe anxiety at 6:00 in the morning, I filed a... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Mar 23, 2021

My best suggestions would be: 1) Stop playing apps that have annoying adds, or 2) pay for the app so you don't have to see the ad.

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: I am playing a game in mobile and spent about almost 60K and being treated unfairly.

I know it’s unconventional but I am paying real big money to a mobile game that is ignoring mine and other players complaints and almost only updating their spending events instead of fixing game issues. I would like to know if there’s a case for me to file against them since I paid a lot of... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
answered on Mar 10, 2021

It is impossible to know if there is a case without the facts. Was there any paperwork? When and where did all this happen? If you paid $60,000 it might be penny wise and pound foolish to avoid contacting a lawyer. Many lawyers give an initial, no-obligation consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gaming, Internet Law and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If alot of people got scammed from a website out of alot of money for example I invested 1500 was supposed to be a 10%

It was supposed to be a 10% return and u could take ur money out anytime for a fee now no one can take there money out now. The site was a scam and a lot of people got scammed can I sue ?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 9, 2021

Yes. You can. You’ll need to find out the princi ppu als behind it and sue them too.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming and Trademark on
Q: Is selling score sheets for let's say "Yahtzee" or "scrabble" can cause me any trademark problems?

I'm a print-on-demand seller on KDP Amazon, and I want to sell score sheets for some games such as Yahtzee, scrabble knowing that these terms are owned by Hasbro, am I facing a problem if started selling these using: Yahtzee score sheets for example.

Drew Chalfant
Drew Chalfant
answered on Feb 26, 2021

You may receive a nasty letter from them if you directly copy their existing score sheets and attempt to re-sell them. Even if you remove their logos and just re-print the exact design layout of the sheet, they could raise a copyright/trade dress issue with you. All that being said, those companies... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Copyright and Gaming for Maryland on
Q: Can you re-sell custom painted video game controllers as a legal business?
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
answered on Feb 17, 2021

“Under the doctrine of ‘patent exhaustion,’” United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., wrote in a 2017 decision, “once a patent holder sells an item, it can no longer control the item through the patent laws.... The purchaser and all subsequent owners are free to use... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for California on
Q: Can I sue an app that I have used money on and have gotten nothing in return even though “I’ve won”

I have played 2 separate apps where I have spent money and have not received anything. I have emailed constantly and gotten no response. But I have picture proof I have paid for shipping on one prize that I never got still showing as processing after like 6 months and the other I “won” $100 and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jan 25, 2021

Does the word "SCAM" mean anything to you? In order to sue them you have to find them, in this reality, not in the virtual world. You have to haul them into court in the real world. Once you do that, sue them. Meanwhile, stop gambling with real world money on the internet. Oh, BTW-... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for New York on
Q: i have a idea for a new game for sims5
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 28, 2020

You chose a good category (Gaming) for your post, but it seems like you might be interested in protecting your intellectual property rights with your new idea. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better chances of meaningful input by reposting and... Read more »

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