Workers Compensation

Retired NFL Player Sues Former Attorney for Botching Workers’ Compensation Claim

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Another lawsuit involving an NFL player dealing with closed head trauma has arisen. However, this lawsuit has a different twist as the player is not suing the league, but his previous counsel.  Former St. Louis Rams Linebacker Jamie Duncan is suing Mark L. Floyd and the Floyd Law […]

False Advertising

Tennis Ball Maker Penn Sues Competitor Dunlap for False Advertising

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Penn Racquet Sports Inc. and parent Head USA Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against Dunlop International Ltd. and Dunlop Sports Group America Inc. Monday in U.S. District Court. The complaint filed in Connecticut, stems from Dunlap’s tennis ball advertising statistics. Penn accuses Dunlap of misleading the public by […]

Contractual Issues

FIBA Hands Down Array of Rulings and Awards

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. FIBA serves as the governing body for international basketball. The association regulates 213 National Federations of basketball throughout the world. In 2006, the FIBA Arbitral Tribunal was established to settle disputes amongst players, clubs, and agents through arbitration. In 2010, the name was changed to The Basketball Arbitral […]

Concussion Litigation

Umpire Sues Wilson Sport Goods Following Concussion

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Major League Umpire Edwin Hickox and his wife are suing Amer Sports Corporation and their subsidiary Wilson Sporting Goods due to a concussion he suffered three years ago. The New York Yankees were hosting the Cleveland Indians on April 18th 2009 in a game Hickox was working as […]

Endorsement Deals

Contract Breach in Question over Terminating NFL Player’s Endorsement Deal Due to Tweets

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Rashard Mendenhall’s twitter page describes the football player as not only a professional athlete but also a conversationalist. A series of tweets following the death of Osama bin Laden last year sparked quite a bit of conversation and also led Mendenhall to lose his endorsement contract with Hanesbrands. […]

NCAA Violations

Wisconsin Basketball Coach Imposes Abnormally Large Transfer Ban on Student-Athlete

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Jarrod Uthoff arrived to the University of Wisconsin in 2011 fresh off winning Iowa’s Mr. Basketball Award. In his first year in Madison, he failed to play or accumulate any stats. Following the season, Uthoff requested to transfer as he did not believe the offense was a good […]

NCAA Violations

Baylor Faces Sanctions for NCAA Violations

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. Baylor University announced Monday that it has been involved in a three year investigation by the NCAA for impermissible contact with potential prospects. ESPN cited an NCAA summary disposition that shows coaches for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs made more than 1,200 prohibited phone calls and […]


United Football League Faces Additional Financial Hardship with Insurer Lawsuit

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The United Football League is currently dealing with hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. The league has struggled with expansion, franchise shifts, and a variety of financial issues since its inception in 2009. They reportedly lost $225 million in their first three years of existence. The UFL is […]

Title IX

Contract Structure Allows For Considerable Compensation Differences in College Sports

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The New York Times recently ran an article providing specific figures and examples to demonstrate the dramatic salary differences found when comparing the compensation men’s and women’s coaches receive. The article focuses on the wide disparities in coaches’ compensation at some universities. The average salary for the coach […]

Salary Cap Issues

Cowboys, Redskins React To Salary Cap Penalties with Grievance against NFL and NFLPA

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were hit with a combined $46 million salary cap penalty for their spending in the uncapped year of 2010. The NFL Management Council under leadership of John Mara, the New York Giants owner, determined the teams gained an unfair advantage, so proper […]