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    TODAY'S HEADLINES

     NCAA Places Oklahoma State on Probation

    The Oklahoma State football program has been placed on a year of probation for failing to follow its own drug testing program policies over a four-year period. Additionally, the NCAA Committee on Infractions told the school […]

     Judge Approves Settlement of NFL Concussion Lawsuit

    On Wednesday Judge Anita Brody approved the settlement of the NFL concussion lawsuits stating that the settlement was “fair, reasonable and adequate.” The final settlement comes after more than 200 lawsuits were filed by more than […]

     Bonds’ Obstruction of Justice Conviction is Tossed Out

    A federal court of appeals overturned Barry Bonds obstruction of justice conviction in connection with Bonds’ testimony before a grand jury in 2003. The conviction that was overturned was the result of the 2011 trial that […]

     Wrigley Rooftop Owner Dismisses Lawsuit Against City – Lawsuit Against Cubs Continues

    A request by the owner of two Wrigley Field rooftop businesses to withdraw a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and its Landmarks Commission has been granted by a federal judge. The lawsuit was originally filed […]

     Braves’ Pitcher Suspended 80 Games for Positive PED Test

    Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Andrew McKirahan received an 80 game suspension on Monday for testing positive for using a banned substance. McKirahan becomes the fifth MLB pitcher to be suspended in the last 25 days […]

     NCAA Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Still Being Contested

    A settlement offer in a class-action concussion related lawsuit brought against the NCAA is still facing criticism from one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys. Judge John Lee scheduled another hearing for June after attorney Jay Edelson raised objection […]

     NBA Players Will be Tested for HGH During 2015-16 Season

    The NBA and the Players Association announced yesterday that testing for human growth hormone will begin next season. Testing will begin in training camp at the start of 2015-16 season. Players will be subject to three random […]

     San Jose Goes to the Supreme Court to Appeal Baseball Antitrust Exemption

    The frustration felt by the city of San Jose in attempting to bring the Oakland A’s to the city will culminate with an appeal to the Supreme Court to overturn Baseball’s antitrust exemption. San Jose will ask that […]

     Update on Oklahoma State Lawsuit Against Texas Assistant Football Coach

    Depositions recently took place in Oklahoma State University’s lawsuit against former Oklahoma State assistant football coach and current Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline.  Oklahoma State filed a lawsuit against former offensive line coach Wickline claiming he […]

     Athletes and Multistate Tax Returns

    With tomorrow being April 15, USA Today has a nice feature on athletes and tax returns. Often a pro athlete will have to file separate tax returns for many of the states and cities where he or she played during […]

     Spieth’s Victory Will Boost Off-Course Income

    With Jordan Spieth’s triumph yesterday at the Masters in Augusta, the 21-year-old  will see his off-course income skyrocket. Spieth who is represented by Jay Danzi of Lagardere made around $6 million in off-course income last year. Spieth can […]

     Partial Settlement for Floyd Landis in Armstrong Case Denied

    Floyd Landis and two of Lance Armstrong’s business partners negotiated a settlement in December for $600,000 that would have allowed William Stapleton and Barton Kraggs to be dismissed as defendants in a fraud case against Lance […]

     41st Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference Coming Up

    The 41st Annual Sports Lawyers Association Conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 14-16. The conference will be held at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. If you are new to Sports Law and looking to […]

     Rooftop Owner at Wrigley Won’t Appeal Judge’s Decision

    Late last week Wrigley Field rooftop owner Edward McCarthy announced that he will not appeal a judge’s ruling that denied him relief from the Chicago Cubs installing outfield signs that will block the rooftop views […]

     UFC Brings BALCO Investigator on Board to Clean Up the Sport

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced the hiring of Jeff Novitzky to the post of vice president of athlete health and performance. Novitzky rose to prominence through his role in uncovering the BALCO doping scandal. The […]

     Arbitrator Rules Josh Hamilton Should Not Be Suspended

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will not be suspended after he self-reported a drug-use violation to the league. An arbitrator was required to make the determination about Hamilton’s future after Major League Baseball and […]

     Rooftop Owners’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Denied

    A federal judge in Chicago denied the Wrigley Field rooftop owners’ motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the Chicago Cubs from installing a right-field video board above the Wrigley Field bleachers. Judge Virginia Kendall did not […]



    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 […]