Electronic Arts Inc. lost a bid to block lawsuits for profiting from using college athletes’ likenesses free without their permission as a federal appeals court said the conduct isn’t protected by the First Amendment.
Jim Brown, owner of JWB Properties LLC, says community banks called him almost every day in 2006 trying to lend him money. Now, his homebuilding business in Atlanta can’t get a loan.
John McKeon, an Irish real estate developer, stands in a half-finished penthouse apartment looking out to Dublin Bay. He raises his voice above the clanging of construction on the floors below.
Sachia Vickery was 5 1/2 when she declared she would be the next Serena Williams. Now 18, she credits the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion with much more than just tennis inspiration.
"The inconvenience that was caused to our customers went to the heart of the trust they have in us as a bank and we are quite clear that they should never have to experience anything like this ever again."
- Jim Brown on Nov 11, 2014