The "America's Got Talent" judges celebrate with 2011 show winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., second from left. The judges include, from left, Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel (Via AP Images/Trae Patton)
Sweepstakes law stretches further than you’d ever imagine. It even affects Simon Cowell, the prickly English media mogul behind hit television shows like “America’s Got Talent.”
How did Simon stumble upon the pitfalls of sweepstakes law? It all has to do with the concept of “consideration.”
A past Sweepstakes Law Blog post described the criteria states use for determining if a sweepstakes constitutes an illegal form of ...