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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


Where is the Line? Options for Professional Leagues and Teams Facing On-Field Player Social Activism
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • February 22 2018

In July 2016, four players on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team wore black shirts in support of the Black Lives Matter social justice movement. The WNBA


Were Analytics the Real MVP of the Super Bowl?
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 9 2018

As the Eagles readied to celebrate the franchise’s first Vince Lombardi trophy, an unlikely candidate basked in the glow of being declared the game’s


Hail Mary Pass to Supreme Court Missed Its Mark: Application to Stay CRTC Order Prohibiting Simultaneous Substitution during the Super Bowl Dismissed
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • February 5 2018

Canadians watching "The Big Game" last night on U.S. network television were able to see the much-anticipated commercials from the American broadcast


After the Supreme Court Touchdown, Washington Redskins Are Finally Winning at the Fourth Circuit and the PTO
  • Mintz Levin
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

Two incredible things happened in 1992 for the NFL football team Washington Redskins. It won the Super Bowl and applied to register a trademark


“Ticket-gate”- Revisiting the Intersection of Professional Football and Class Actions
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

First, Deflategate. Now, “Ticket-gate?” Stirring in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, a putative class action takes aim at