Entertainment & Sports Law

951 ABA Journal articles on Entertainment & Sports Law.

11th Circuit refuses to reinstate fired Dolphins coach’s defamation suit against Paul Weiss law firm

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit by a fired Miami Dolphins coach who claimed the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison defamed…

Temporary restraining order puts suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott on hold again

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) that again blocks a six-game suspension imposed against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott by the National…

Colin Kaepernick’s grievance alleges collusion; does Trump threat give players free-speech claim?

Updated: Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the National Football League claims all 32 teams colluded to keep him out of the league in response to pressure by President Donald Trump.

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5th Circuit vacates injunction blocking suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

An appeals court on Thursday vacated an injunction blocking Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension imposed by the NFL over domestic violence allegations be vacated and remanded the case…

4 assistant NCAA basketball coaches accused of accepting bribes

Four assistant basketball coaches at NCAA Division I schools have been charged with accepting bribes to steer players to work with clothing companies, sports agents and financial advisers after they…

Lawsuit against NFL says convicted Patriots star Hernandez had severe CTE

The estate of Aaron Hernandez filed a lawsuit on Thursday that claims the late New England Patriots football star had severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide following a…

NFL seeks to reinstate suspension for Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL is seeking to reinstate a six-game suspension imposed by an arbitrator against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The NFL is asking U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant…

Minor league players lose federal antitrust appeal over low wages

A federal appeals court has tossed a suit filed by professional minor league baseball players who claimed the league illegally depressed wages in violation of antitrust law.

The San Francisco-based…

Supreme Court to decide whether Congress can bar states from authorizing sports gambling

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide the constitutionality of a federal statute banning states from authorizing sports betting.

The issue in the two consolidated cases before the…

10 Questions: For rap and hip-hop artists, LA lawyer Julian Petty represents

As a college intern at Def Jam Records, Julian K. Petty saw firsthand how poorly artists were represented, and he vowed that someday, he’d do something about it. Fast-forward 20 years, and Petty now is a top entertainment lawyer who represents some of the biggest names in rap and hip-hop music, including Childish Gambino, A Tribe Called Quest and the estate of the Notorious B.I.G.

Retired NFL players allege team doctors broke prescription laws, pushed painkillers

A new complaint in litigation from retired professional football players alleges that teams pushed them to play through pain by overusing prescription painkillers, sometimes in violation of federal prescription drug…

Federal judge urges retired NFL players to sign up for concussion settlement

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement with an estimated value of $1 billion.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody spoke during…

Former city bar president convicted in $300M web gambling case will get new trial

A former president of the Jacksonville Bar Association in Florida will get a new trial on charges that he masterminded an internet gambling operation for a veterans charity.

The Florida…

Lawyers find a career in combat sports law
“There is something both gritty and pure” about mixed martial arts bouts, says Erik Magraken, who practices combative sports regulation and personal injury law.
10 Questions: Omaha lawyer spends Sundays as NFL official
Every fall, plenty of lawyers have an opinion about football. The difference is that Clete Blakeman’s opinion matters.

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