Entertainment & Sports Law
977 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.
Terri Carmichael Jackson recalled leading the Women’s National Basketball Players Association during a panel on Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports at the ABA Annual Meeting.
Oct 1, 2018 12:40 AM CDT
A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday that actor Johnny Depp can void an oral contract with his former lawyer because California law requires contingency agreements to be put in…
Aug 30, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
The moments are rare, but they exist—moments when a plaintiff’s screams for justice are (almost) drowned out by the cries of laughter from a courthouse. Today, we bring you an interesting new case of epic proportions: the trademark dispute of SpongeBob SquarePants
Aug 23, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
In the spring of 2016, Terri Carmichael Jackson
was named director of operations for the Women’s National Basketball Players’ Association, the WNBA’s players union. She recalled the time as a bumpy introduction to the job during a Friday morning panel titled "The Right (or Not) to Take a Knee: Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports" at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Aug 3, 2018 2:27 PM CDT
A class action suit against the Pop Warner youth football league on safety concerns stands to be the first lawsuit to go to trial.
Aug 1, 2018 2:40 AM CDT
Attorneys who have been in the limelight say it’s important to be aware of the challenges that come with representing celebrities and how missteps can impact their reputation and yours.
Aug 1, 2018 2:20 AM CDT
State constitutions may protect players who are fined for violating the NFL's ban on protests during the national anthem, according to incoming Harvard law professor Nikolas Bowie.
Jun 6, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
The nephew of an Egyptian composer has no standing to sue Jay-Z and producer Timbaland for copyright infringement for sampling a flute melody in his rap hit “Big Pimpin',” a federal appeals court has ruled.
Jun 1, 2018 12:45 PM CDT
The sentencing of Dr. Larry Nassar for molesting young gymnasts and USA Gymnastics’ alleged complicity riveted the nation for months. But it was a lesser-known lawsuit and partnership between investigative journalists and lawyers that helped crack the case wide open.
Jun 1, 2018 2:10 AM CDT
Baseball’s reserve clause allowed total team control of a player’s career. Baseball’s hold on the American imagination and control of player contracts allowed it to survive the 1919 Black Sox scandal, the Great Depression, segregation, franchise relocations and two major U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Jun 1, 2018 12:35 AM CDT
The First Amendment restricts the government from interfering with free speech rights, but it doesn’t cover job-related consequences for private employees--or even star comedians.
May 31, 2018 11:22 AM CDT
Producer Harvey Weinstein opted not to testify before a grand jury that indicted him Wednesday on charges of rape and criminal sexual assault.
May 31, 2018 9:14 AM CDT
Can pro bono pay off?
May 30, 2018 1:53 PM CDT
Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with 332 victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor for the university who was sentenced to prison for sexually…
May 16, 2018 11:57 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports betting.
May 14, 2018 9:26 AM CDT
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