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District Court dismisses NFL season ticket class action because plaintiff received the “reasonably expected fruits under the contract”
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2018

On August 30, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed with prejudice a putative class action alleging that an NFL team’s


NFL Forced to Play More Defense: Ninth Circuit Holds that Collective Bargaining Agreements Do Not Preempt NFL From Former Players’ Claims Brought under Theory of Direct Liability
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 13 2018

On September 6, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California breathed fresh life into a case brought by a putative class of retired


Spinelli v. NFL
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2018

Second Circuit reinstates professional photographers’ copyright infringement claim alleging that National Football League and Associated Press


NFL No-Kneeling Compromise: Implications for the Workplace
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2018

On May 23, 2018, the NFL issued a new rule that will require all players on the field to stand for the national Anthem. The NFL will also impose fines


Copyright in tattoos - a prickly legal question
  • Adams & Adams
  • USA, South Africa
  • June 4 2018

Would it ever occur to you that a third party might be able to claim rights in your skin? In the case of art that has been inked into your skin


Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning States from Legalizing Sports Gambling
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) that bans states


Franchise “No-Hire” Agreement Class Actions And The Single Enterprise Defense
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

“No-hire” (sometimes referred to as “no-switching”) agreements are contracts between or among employers not to hire each other’s employees. A


Why it is 100x Riskier to Pay College Athletes than it is to Pay NFL Free Agents
  • Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
  • USA
  • March 29 2018

Every March, as the NCAA Final Four tips off, there is no shortage of opinions that it is madness to prohibit universities from paying college


Can Inclusion Riders Force Demographic Proportionality In Hiring?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

What is an inclusion rider? In most respects, this is an entertainment industry term for the more commonly known NFL Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule


Are We Saying Goodbye to the Beer Babe?
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2018

The MeToo movement has produced constant headlines and has helped positively change corporate culture. Is it possible for its breadth to include beer