The Superbowl in Legal History
Superbowl weekend is a great time to visit family and friends, eat pizza and hot wings, or even play football during halftime. Here is a list of a few appellate cases that have some connection to Superbowl weekend:
Brown v. Southern Ventures Corp., 331 So.2d 207 (1976)
A wrongful death action brought by the widow and children of a man who died in a motel pool while a guest at a Superbowl party in 1973.
People v. Dixon, 592 N.E.2d 1104 (1992)
A criminal investigation of alleged gambling at the Prime Minister Restaurant on Superbowl Sunday.
Takeall v. PepsiCo, Inc., 809 F.Supp. 19 (1992)
Plaintiff, a ventriloquist, claimed copyright infringement for the Diet Pepsi advertising slogan "You Got the Right One Baby, uh-huh!" which debuted at the 1991 Superbowl.
Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications, Inc. v. Just For Feet, Inc., 64 F.Supp.2d 207 (1999)
A breach of contract dispute over an unaired Superbowl commercial.
CBS v. FCC, 535 F.3d 167 (2008)
The Janet Jackson Superbowl halftime show "wardrobe malfunction" case.