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Jury Finds Avenatti Guilty of Fraud and Extortion

USA - February 14 2020 On February 14, 2020, a federal jury found celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty of fraud and extortion over a scheme where he attempted to force...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Riddell Will Continue, Judge Rules

USA - February 12 2020 A Texas federal judge told helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc. that it will not be able to escape a wrongful death lawsuit, denying the company’s motion...

New York Appellate Court Rules Fantasy Sports is Illegal Gambling

USA - February 11 2020 The New York Appellate Division, Third Department, has ruled that fantasy sports betting is illegal gambling in New York State, reversing a 2016 law...

Hazing Gone Wild: Failure to Stop Football Team Hazing, Penn State Sued

USA - February 10 2020 On January 13, 2020, former Penn State football player Isaiah Humphries filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of...

NCAA Agrees: Student-Athletes Can Receive Funding for Olympic Training

USA - February 5 2020 The NCAA has determined that elite collegiate athletes may receive funding for Olympic training without risking their eligibility under the...