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Contracts Sports Law

Houston Rockets Sue Insurer Over COVID-19 Claims

The Toyota Center and the Houston Rockets are suing their insurer, Affiliated FM Insurance Company (AFM), after AFM allegedly refused to honor the parties’ insurance agreement. The plaintiffs filed their complaint in Rhode Island State Court on July 15, about two weeks after three Minor League Baseball teams filed a similar complaint in Pennsylvania against […]

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Discrimination Sports Law

Former NHL Star Files Heterosexual Discrimination Complaint Against Former Employer

Jeremy Roenick, a nine time NHL All-Star and former NBC analyst, is suing his former employer for wrongful termination. Roenick’s complaint hinges on, “discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation”[1]. In December of 2019, while appearing on Barstool Sports’ Spittin Chiclets podcast, Roenick made sexual comments about his co-worker Kathryn Tappen and his wife. Roenick referenced […]

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Insurance Sports Law

3 Minor League Baseball Clubs Go To Bat Against Insurer On Covid-19 Claims

Three Minor League Baseball teams, the Staten Island Yankees affiliated with the New York Yankees, the Greenville Drive affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, and the Delmarva Shorebirds affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles have taken legal action against Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company.

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Antitrust Sports Law

The National Collegiate Appeals Association

Per Steve Berkowitz, the NCAA announced that it plans to appeal the recent decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a 2019 decision by Judge Claudia Wilken. This appeal would be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court if selected. As leading sports law expert Darren Heitner pointed out, this is far […]

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Contracts Sports Law

When Is A Fee Tail, AKA A Fee Sharing Arrangement, Enforceable In A Contract

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Defamation Sports Law

Background On Defamation Law, Courtesy Of Mason Rudolph And Myles Garrett

Heitner Legal is your one-stop shop for all of your defamation-related questions/needs. Contact us for more information after reading this article. Defamation actions can be the most emotionally driven court cases, where one party charges another for communicating (either orally or through written means) a false statement of fact that results in reputational harm. These […]

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Sports Law Torts

Myles Garrett Will Be Disciplined, But What If He’s Sued?

Defensive end Myles Garrett ripped quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off of his head and swung it at him near the end of a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. After the game, Garrett admitted to his wrongful action, stating, “I lost my cool and regret it. It’s going to come […]

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Contracts Sports Law

NFLPA Issues Stern Warning To Agents Who Want Fees From Player Income Purchase Agreements

NFL players have reportedly been recently entering into Income Purchase Agreements, which are contracts that involve an up-front payment by a third party to a player in exchange for the player promising the third party a percentage of his current and future NFL contracts. The NFL Players Association caught wind of these Income Purchase Agreements […]

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Contracts Sports Law

Naomi Osaka Wins Florida Court Case Against Trainer Who Asked For Indefinite, Big Commission

Before one can sue for breach of contract, he must be able to prove that there is an enforceable contract under which to sue. In Florida, it has been stated many times that contracts with minors can be voidable, and a minor has a legal right to disavow a contract, because of minority.

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Sports Law Trademarks

Why LeBron’s Taco Tuesday And Ohio State’s THE Failed The Trademark Test

Ohio State was denied the trademark registration to “THE” and LeBron James lost in an attempt to register “TACO TUESDAY.” Neither outcome should be shocking, whether you are a trademark attorney or not.