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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     Texas Assistant Football Coach’s Counterclaim Against Oklahoma State Dismissed

    Texas assistant football coach Joe Wickline had his counterclaim against Oklahoma State University dismissed by a Travis County (Texas) judge on Thursday. Judge  Amy Clark Meachum ruled that Wickline can’t  sue in Texas because the contract […]

     Ambush Marketing and the Super Bowl

    Every year at Super Bowl time the nation gears up for the best in advertising, while at the same time many companies get ready to give it there best shot at ambush marketing. One definition of ambush marketing, courtesy […]

     Cubs Sued by Wrigley Rooftop Owners

    The owners of two rooftop buildings with a view of Wrigley Field have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the Chicago Cubs are in violation of the terms of a revenue sharing agreement that was […]

     A Look at the Structure of Scherzer’s Contract

    Max Scherzer’s contract with the Washington Nationals is for 7-years, at around $210 million.  Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports takes a look at two aspects of the contract, Washington, D.C. tax laws and salary deferrals, […]

     Scherzer Lands in Washington

    Baseball’s top free agent pitcher Max Scherzer has agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals. The Nationals already had one of the top starting rotations in Baseball in 2014, but agent Scott Boras was able to […]

     Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to overturn Baseball’s 92-year old exemption from antitrust laws. The city of San Jose challenged Baseball’s long-standing exemption after Baseball refused to allow the Oakland A’s to move […]

     Two Rulings This Week in Penn State Legal Proceedings Stemming From Sandusky Scandal

    This week has been a busy week on the Penn State legal front. A couple of decisions relating to the Sandusky scandal were issued in state and federal court First in state court, Judge Todd Hoover ruled that former […]

     Boxing Promoter Arum Working on Pacquiao and Mayweather Fight

    Boxing promoter Bob Arum is continuing to work on putting together a Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight for May 2 in Las Vegas. According to Arum, Pacquiano has agreed to terms for the fight. […]

     Salary Arbitration Filing Day

    It’s salary arbitration time again in Major League Baseball. Eligible players must submit to the Major League Baseball Player’s Association their desired salary number today. The MLBPA will then notify the MLB Labor Relations Department which players have decided to seek […]

     Oregon Football Suspensions and the NCAA Marijuana Policy

    Oregon will be without two key players for tonight’s national title football game against Ohio State. Wide receiver Darren Carrington and special teams standout Ayele Forde were both suspended after failing an NCAA administered drug test. […]

     The U and Adidas Enter Into 12-Year Agreement

    Adidas and the University of Miami have entered into a 12-year agreement that will make Adidas the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory supplier of Hurricane athletics. Miami had previously been under contract with Nike, but […]

     The Australian Open: Do High Temperatures Create Legal Liability?

    The Australian Open tennis tournament begins on January 19 in Melbourne. The tournament which takes place during the Australian summer is known for its extreme heat. This article by Andrew Crudge takes a look at […]

     Appeals Court Sides with Former NFL Players in Suit Against EA Sports

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against EA Sports yesterday by allowing former NFL players to move forward with their lawsuit against the video game company. Former NFL players are claiming that they should […]

     USADA Sanctions

    Everyone is familiar with the Lance Armstrong doping saga that was a mainstay of Sports Law news for more than a decade.  Major League Baseball and National Football League drug suspensions are also well publicized when they […]

     Flyers Fined by NHL for CBA Holiday Travel Violation

    The Philadelphia Flyers were fined by the National Hockey League for violating a collective bargaining agreement rule that prohibits travel during the Christmas holiday period of December 24-26. The team left Philadelphia on December 26 at around […]

     A Look at Harbaugh’s Lawyer

    Earlier this week Jim Harbaugh became Michigan’s football coach. Harbaugh’s  lawyer/agent is Jeffrey Klein who heads up the Weil Gotshal and Manges employment-litigation department. In this Wall Street Journal interview lawyer Jeffrey Klein discusses his […]

     Tennis Player Andy Murray and Under Armour Sign Endorsement Deal

    Andy Murray the number six rated player on the ATP Tour has signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour. Murray had previously been under contract with Adidas. It is believed that Murray’s deal is for […]



    INTERVIEWS & COLUMNS

     The SLT Interview with Paul Anderson – Part ...

    SLT presents the second part of the interview with Paul Anderson. To look at Paul’s great website go to nflconcussionlitigation.com     SLT - Do you have any ideas on a time-line or even the number of […]

     SLT interview – NFL concussion litigation wi ...

    SLT is plased to welcome Paul Anderson who will share his insights and knowledge of the ongoing NFL concussion litigation. Paul is a great example for law students looking to break into the Sports Law industry. […]

     Part 2 of the SLT interview with Daniel Gandert on ...

    November 15, 2011 SLT- What thoughts do you have on the NFL settlement, and what can we learn from it? DG- This negotiation was interesting in the way that the power shifted between the two sides, particularly […]

     Negotiation with Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Un ...

    November 14, 2011 SLT is pleased to welcome back Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Law School. Negotiation is an integral part of the practice of Sports Law and today we take a look at some of […]