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In rare but refreshing bipartisan good news out of Congress, Senator Thom Tillis (R – North Carolina) and Representatives Ben Cline (R - Virginia), Theodore Deutch (D - Florida), Martha Roby (R - Alabama) and Harley Rouda (D – California) have just taken a firm stand protecting property rights – copyrights specifically – and merit our praise.

As we’ve long highlighted, property rights constitute a central pillar of “American Exceptionalism,” and that includes intellectual property (IP) rights – copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.   Our Founding Fathers considered IP so important that they deliberately and explicitly singled it out for protection in the text of the Constitution.  As a direct result, we’ve become the most innovative and prosperous nation…[more]

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Wednesday, July 31 2019

A Texas man is suing Dallas Cowboys' running back Ezekiel Elliot and the organization after being involved in a car accident with the football player, claiming the Cowboys conspired with the city of Frisco police to "cover up the severity of the the accident" so Elliott wouldn't have to miss an upcoming playoff game.

Ronnie Hill alleges in his lawsuit that Elliott "barreled through a red light" on his way to practice causing him physical injuries and damages in excess of $33,000 to his BMW 750. Hill is suing Elliott and the Cowboys for $20 million.

According to legal documents, Hill claims Elliott admitted fault and the Frisco police also concluded it was Elliott's fault, saying, “At the scene of the crash, Elliott admitted fault, and the Frisco Police also concluded that the crash was Elliott’s fault. Elliott and running back’s coach Gary Brown who was on the scene told Hill not to worry about anything, go get checked out and ‘we will take care of everything.’ If anyone had actually reported the impact of the accident and had Elliott been examined he would have most likely been placed in concussion protocol and out for the Dallas Cowboys upcoming playoff game. Upon information and belief, the Dallas Cowboys conspired with the Frisco Police Department to cover up the severity of the accident to assure that Elliott’s health would not be placed in question before their playoff game.”

The city of Frisco responded to the allegation by saying it was false.

According to news reports, unless the Cowboys owned the car or Elliott was driving the car as part of his employment duties or the Cowboys in some other way caused or contributed to the accident and ensuing injuries, it will be difficult if not impossible to impose liability on the team.

Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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