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Whose Game Is On? Carrie Underwood And NBC Sued Over SNF Song
As any football fan knows, Carrie Underwood has performed the introductory song for Sunday Night Football since 2013.
United States
17 Jul 2019
New Law Gives Student-Athletes Mandatory Whistleblower Protections
In the aftermath of concerns on student-athlete safety following the death of a Maryland football player during conditioning drills last year.
United States
30 May 2019
Drones And Sports? Pro Leagues And NCAA Weigh In
Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") accepted comments on the future of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS"), those aircraft under 55 pounds that we commonly refer to as "drones."
United States
20 May 2019
DOJ Reaches Settlement With Learfield IMG College Over Alleged Unlawful Agreements Not To Compete
Last week, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced a proposed settlement in its lawsuit against leading college sports multimedia rights provider Learfield IMG College.
United States
1 Mar 2019
Ninth Circuit Finds Implied Antitrust Immunity For USATF And USOC In Advertising Restriction Case
The court found that the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act conferred implied antitrust immunity that shielded the advertising restrictions from attack.
United States
16 Aug 2018
Time To Place Your Bets? Key Things To Know About The Supreme Court Sports Gambling Decision
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision authorizing the states to decide whether sports betting should be legal within their borders. In its decision ...
United States
18 May 2018
Will Supreme Court Review Challenges To Baseball Antitrust Exemption?
You don't think of sports website FanGraphs as a go-to source for legal analysis. But in a provocative April 30th post by Nathaniel Grow...
United States
15 May 2018
Where Is The Line? Options For Professional Leagues And Teams Facing On-Field Player Social Activism
In July 2016, four players on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team wore black shirts in support of the Black Lives Matter social justice movement.
United States
27 Feb 2018
Athletes And Their Biometric Data – Who Owns It And How It Can Be Used
More than ever before, biometric data, a term often used broadly to refer to metrics related to human characteristics, is being collected at a faster pace.
United States
20 Dec 2017
After Schiano: Lessons For Athletic Directors From Tennessee's Coaching Search
The vetting and hiring of a new coach is one of the most critical responsibilities athletic directors face. Athletic directors work to identify coaching candidates ...
United States
8 Dec 2017
Key Considerations In Maximizing A Celebrity Brand
A celebrity should maximize the value of their brand by strategically monetizing every aspect of it. For example, one who becomes famous through the recording industry ...
United States
22 Nov 2017
Stats Plus Security = A Winning Formula
Notwithstanding the glitz and glamour of multi-millionaire race drivers and champagne, Formula One is all about data. Analytics are fundamental to understanding Formula One races.
United States
20 Jul 2017
The New NCAA Penalty Structure & Its Impact - Tyrone Thomas, Member, Sports Law Practice (Video)
Tyrone Thomas of Mintz Levin's Sports Law Practice discusses how the implementation of the NCAA's four-level matrix is forcing changes in how universities review their athletic programs...
United States
29 Jun 2017
Will It Soon Be Game Over For Tax-Exempt Financing Of Professional Sports Stadiums?
A bill has been introduced that would eliminate the availability of federally tax-exempt bonds for stadium financings.
United States
27 Jun 2017
Game Over For Tax-Exempt Financing Of Professional Sports Stadiums?
Since 2000, over $3.2 billion of tax exempt bonds have been issued to finance the construction and renovation of 36 sports stadiums.
United States
23 Jun 2017
FTC, California, And DC Sue To Stop Draftkings-Fanduel Merger On Antitrust Grounds
The federal court complaint alleges that paid daily fantasy sports contests in the United States represent a distinct antitrust product market.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Is The NCAA Out Of Bounds On Academics?
An ongoing controversy regarding fraud and academic dishonesty among student-athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ("UNC") has brought to the forefront an important question...
United States
31 May 2017
The New NCAA Penalty Structure & Its Impact (Video)
The implementation of the four-level matrix is forcing changes in how universities review their athletic programs. In this video, Tyrone Thomas discusses the need for stringent analyses.
United States
27 Mar 2017
Does March Madness = Workplace Madness? Some Thoughts On The Legality Of NCAA Bracket Pools, The Tournament's Effect On The Workplace, And Of Course, A Rendition Of One Shining Moment (UPDATED)
This time of year usually marks the sports netherworld between the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, which is better known as March Madness.
United States
21 Mar 2017
NFL Changes Stance On Ticket Resale Floors
The NFL has agreed not to require its teams to set minimum prices in ticket resale marketplaces as part of a settlement with several state attorneys general.
United States
15 Dec 2016
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