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Jonathan Taylor and the SEC’s New Policy

The story of a student-athlete getting into legal trouble and then transferring to a different program is not a new one. What is new is the way that conferences are beginning to handle those troubled student-athletes. In the wake of the Jonathan Taylor, University of Georgia and University of Alabama debacle, conferences across the country […]

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HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel Fights Off Defamation Suit

A Manhattan, New York federal jury cleared HBO of defamation charges on May 8th that had been brought by Mitre Sports International, a British sportswear and equipment supplier. HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” aired a segment in 2008, “Children of Industry” that accused Mitre Sports of exploiting child labor as part of its soccer […]

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NHL Concussion Litigation: What’s Next After Judge Nelson Rejects The NHL’s First Attempt to Dismiss Lawsuit

On March 25, 2015, Judge Susan Nelson denied the NHL’s first motion to dismiss, potentially strengthening the former players’ case. Prior to that decision, on January 8, 2015, Judge Nelson heard arguments from both the NHL and former players in regards to two motions to dismiss: (1) motion to dismiss the Master Complaint pursuant to […]

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NHL Concussion Litigation – The Backstory and Potentially the Players’ First Victory

The past twelve to eighteen months have without a doubt been the busiest and most interesting for both sports lawyers and fans alike. In the past calendar year alone: Aaron Hernandez was charged with and is being tried in his first of two murder trials; the NBA forced Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles […]

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Welcome to the Spin Room: How the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy is a Microcosm of Labor-Management Relations

A lot has happened between the National Football League and National Football League Players Association these last few weeks regarding the scope and ability of Commissioner Roger Goodell to discipline players. Here is a brief summary of what has transpired: Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Raven’s running back, is now free to sign with any […]

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More pain for the NFL: The seemingly forgotten Dent et al. v. NFL litigation

Back in May 2014, former NFL players filed a lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court on behalf of over 600 former NFL players from 1969 to 2008. The complaint alleges that the NFL illegally supplied the players with narcotics and painkillers to mask their injuries during games. This alleged medical malpractice has since led […]

Intentional Torts

Black Mamba’s Forearm Shiver: Kobe Bryant Settles Assault Lawsuit

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. Are NBA fans sitting courtside too close to the players? On November 15, 2005, the Los Angeles Lakers were visiting the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat the Lakers by 12 points, but that wasn’t the biggest story coming from FedEx Forum that evening. During the game, a […]

Intentional Torts Sexual Assault

Hardwick v. Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball, and the NBA: Assault, Battery, and Employment Discrimination

The following article was written by Benjamin Haynes, Esq. On June 11th 2012, Kelley Hardwick filed a Verified Complaint with a demand for jury trial against Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball Inc. (USAB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). The lawsuit was brought under the cause of action for employment discrimination against all three Defendants under the […]

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Take Me Out At the Ball Game

The following article is a guest contribution by Benjamin Haynes, Esq.   Haynes is a former Division 1 Basketball Player at Oral Roberts University and currently practices law in the State of Florida. Forty-five year old Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking $500,000 in damages against a thirteen year old boy, Matthew Migliaccio, for hitting her in the face […]

Intentional Torts

Four University of Arizona Football Players Arrested

The following article was written by Spencer Wingate. The University of Arizona’s student newspaper, the Arizona Daily, has reported the Tucson Police Department arrested four UA football players for their role in a brawl last weekend. Police reports cite sophomore cornerback Jourdon Grandon, offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele, offensive lineman Eric Bender, and safety Jared Tevis were […]