Villanova Law Student Published in The Sport Lawyer’s Journal

On June 18, 2014, in NCAA, Sports Law Blog, by Andres Gonzalez

June 17, 2014 Nick Novy, Villanova University Law School student, was recently selected for publication in Tulane Law School’s The Sport Lawyer’s Journal. “The Emperor Has No Clothes”: The NCCA’s Last Chance as the Middle Man in College Athletics The NCAA has long capitalized on its ability to impose amateurism on collegiate athletes by claiming their […]

News and Updates: Paterno Family, Trustees Sue NCAA

On May 31, 2013, in NCAA, Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

May 30, 2013   The Paterno family along with several Penn State trustees and former players filed suit against the NCAA in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Among the allegations are claims of breach of contract, intentional interference, injurious falsehood, defamation, and civil conspiracy.  Plaintiffs seek relief in the form of a declaratory judgment that the Consent Decree was unlawful and […]

News and Updates: Diggins is Latest Addition to Jay-Z’s Clientele

On May 21, 2013, in NCAA, Sports Agents, Sports Law Blog, WNBA, by iozzia

May 20, 2013   Former Notre Dame guard, Skylar Diggins is the latest athlete to sign with Jay-Z’s new sports agency. Being one of Jay-Z’s clients has its perks as Diggins received a new Mercedes CLS as a graduation gift. Diggins was drafted by the WBNA’s Tulsa Shock. Diggins joins Roc Nation’s growing client list […]

News and Updates: NBA Owners Vote to Keep Kings in Sacramento

On May 16, 2013, in NBA, Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

May 15, 2013   In a 22-8 vote, the NBA’s Board of Governors voted in favor of keeping the Kings franchise in Sacramento. This vote follows the recommendation of the NBA relocation committee. Hedge fund investor, Chris Hansen, and Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, previously engaged in negotiations with the Maloof family (the current franchise owners) […]

News and Updates: English Football Association to Combat Racism

On May 13, 2013, in Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

May 13, 2013   After a resurgence of racism in English soccer, the  English Football Association is set to vote on a propsed five game ban. The new measure will apply to those found guilty by the Football Association of any discrimination. Racism is not just an issue in English soccer, but a serious problem that plagues […]

News and Updates: Cubs Threaten to Leave Wrigley

On May 1, 2013, in MLB, Sports Law Blog, Stadiums, by iozzia

May 1, 2013   Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts has filed renovation plans (estimated cost of $500 million) with the City of Chicago for renovations to Wrigley Field. The renovation plans include among other things, a 6,000-square-foot video screen to be installed in left field. Ricketts explained that such an addition would help to bring […]

News and Updates: USPS Sues Lance Armstrong

On April 24, 2013, in Drugs in Sports, Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

April 24, 2013   The United States Postal Service (“USPS”) has filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging false claims, fraud, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. The complaint joins former teammate, Floyd Landis’s suit (Landis v. Tailwind Sports Corp.). According the the complaint, Armstrong and his Tailwind […]

News and Updates: ACC Grants Media Rights

On April 23, 2013, in Conference Realignment, NCAA, Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

April 22, 2013   The Atlantic Coast Conference (“ACC”) announced that it will enter into a grant of rights that promises to bring stability to the conference. A grant of media rights turns over all of the member schools’ media rights to the conference. This move gets rid of the need to set exit fees because if a school were to […]

Handling of Dennard Arrest Will Set Important Precedent

On April 19, 2013, in NFL, Sports Law Blog, by iozzia

April 19, 2013 by Chuck Haven   Background   The New England Patriots received some good news when the Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln, Nebraska handed down cornerback Alfonzo Dennard’s sentence of two years probation and thirty days in jail; a sentence that will not interfere with the NFL regular season.  Dennard was found […]

News and Updates: Heightened Security at Sporting Venues

On April 18, 2013, in Sports Law Blog, Stadiums, by iozzia

April 18, 2013   Following the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15th, other Boston venues have taken heightened security measures. Both the TD Garden and Fenway have increased security with bomb sniffing dogs and extra police officers. The tragic events in Boston have led other stadiums around the country to take a look at […]

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