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- 11.23.2015Umbrellas at the Ballpark Lead to Lawsuit
Umbrellas may protect you from rain, but they didn’t protect a fan from getting struck with a baseball at Yankee Stadium. Read more.
- 11.16.2015Colts Sued for "12th Man" Trademark
Texas A&M filed suit on Thursday, November 12 against the Indianapolis Colts to protect its “Home of the 12th Man” federal trademark.
- 11.11.2015Daily Fantasy Sports Ordered to Stop Operations in New York
On Tuesday, November 10, New York ordered daily fantasy sports companies to stop operations. Find out more here.
- 11.10.2015Injured NASCAR Fan Files Lawsuit
A fan injured when Kyle Larson’s car launched through the fencing at Daytona International Speedway during a February 2013 Xfinity Series race filed suit against NASCAR, International Speedway Corp and Daytona International Speedway.
- 11.09.2015Reggie Bush Suing City of St. Louis
After suffering a career-threatening knee injury from a fall on concrete behind the players’ bench area at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Reggie Bush plans to sue the City of St. Louis for gross negligence
- 11.05.2015$7.1 Million Awarded to Ex-LA Times Sports Columnist
On Wednesday, November 4, a California jury awarded T.J. Simers, a former Los Angeles Times sports columnist, $7.1 million. Find out why in this post.
- 11.03.2015ESPN Makes Big Cuts
Increasing rights fees and decreasing subscriber fees resulted in roughly 300 lay-offs at ESPN.
- 11.02.2015NCAA Pulls Plug on Daily Fantasy Sports Games
On Tuesday, October 20, the NCAA notified DraftKings and FanDuel that it would ban advertisements and cancel future meetings during NCAA championship events.
- 10.19.2015NFL Lines Up International Games Through 2025
The NFL has announced plans to continue expanding its global reach through 2025. Read more in this article.
- 10.08.2015Positions Available on 2016 Sports & Entertainment Law Section Executive Committee
The Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association is in the process of selecting its Executive Committee members for 2016. Learn more here.
- 10.06.2015Major Scandal in Fantasy Sports World
A major scandal has arisen from the multibillion-dollar weekly fantasy sports industry after a midlevel content manager from DraftKings won $350,000 on FanDuel. Read more here.
- 10.01.20159th Circuit Upholds Lower Court's Decision, Says NCAA Violates Antitrust Law
On September 30, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision in the O'Bannon case that NCAA rules restricting payment to college athletes violate antitrust laws. Read more here.
- 09.21.2015Manning Makes History Surpassing 70,000 Yards
On Thursday, September 17, Peyton Manning surpassed 70,000 career passing yards in a Broncos victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, becoming just the second quarterback in NFL history to achieve this milestone.
- 09.09.2015Pacers Sports and Entertainment Acquires Fort Wayne Mad Ants
On Wednesday, September 9, Pacers Sports & Entertainment acquired the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the National Basketball Association's Development League. Read more here.
- 09.08.2015Deflategate Update: Ruling, Appeal and Commentary
On September 3, Judge Berman cleared Tom Brady to play, but the NFL appealed. Read more about the ruling, appeal and commentary on the case here.
- 08.25.2015Justin Wilson Dies from Head Injury
The motorsports community is deeply saddened by the loss of IndyCar’s Justin Wilson. He died on Monday, August 24 after sustaining a head injury in a race on August 23. Read more here.
- 08.25.2015MJ Wins Big Against Supermarket
Michael Jordan won a battle to protect his brand and was awarded an $8.9 million verdict against a Chicago-based grocery chain on Friday, August 21. Read more here.
- 08.17.2015Deflategate: An Inside Look and Legal Analysis
Check out this post for more helpful updates on Deflategate.
- 08.14.2015Wrongful Death Suit Involving Tony Stewart Features Indy Attorney
One of the presenters at this year's TRAC is representing Tony Stewart in a wrongful death suit. Click here to read more about the case.
- 08.12.2015Brady's Settlement Conference and Everything You Need to Know About Deflategate
August 12 is the settlement conference in Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL. Click here to catch up on everything you need to know about Deflategate so far and what you can expect from the settlement conference.
- 07.31.2015Tips for Practicing Sports & Entertainment Law
Interested in practicing sports law? See this article for some practical pointers to help you break into the practice area.
- 07.20.2015Swiss FIFA Inquiry Receives 81 Reports
Swiss prosecutors investigating suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA announced that they have received 81 reports since the inquiry began. Click here for more information.
- 07.16.2015ESPY Awards Recognize Still, Hill, Jenner and More
ESPN hosted its ESPY awards on Wednesday, July 15. Check out some of the most notable winners here.
- 06.30.2015Mickelson Allegedly Tied to Money Laundering Scheme
Star golfer Phil Mickelson has allegedly been tied to a money laundering scheme involving close to $3 million and an offshore sports book. See this post for more.
- 06.29.2015Swift Changes Come to Apple Music After Artist Withholds Album
When Taylor Swift announced she would withhold her album from Apple Music, the company changed their policy. Read more here.
- 06.22.2015The Toll of Post-Season Playing Time for NBA Players
Check out this post for insight on the price NBA players pay when they rack up minutes in post-season play.
- 06.11.2015Baseball Fans' Injuries: Who Should Pay?
With baseball season in full swing, questions arise about who should be responsible for paying for fan injuries. Click here to read more about this issue.
- 06.01.2015FIFA: The Investigation, Indictments and Possible Defenses
In the last week, a FIFA investigation has been launched and officials have been indicted. Check out this post for updates on the latest case news.
- 05.18.2015Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pacquiao Post-Fight
The much-anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has led to a class-action lawsuit post-fight. Check out this post for more information.
- 05.05.2015Accused Sports Swindler Tries the “I Was Helping Law Enforcement” Defense
A sports handicapper from Florida may face decades in prison, but he has an unusual plea planned for his defense. Read more here.
- 04.30.2015NFL Will No Longer File as Tax-Exempt Entity
On Tuesday, April 28, NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell announced that the league will no longer file as a tax-exempt entity. Read more in this post.
- 04.27.2015Tim Duncan Sues Financial Advisor for Over $1 Million
Tim Duncan, forward for the San Antonio Spurs, is seeking more than $1 million in damages from his longtime financial advisor. Get more information here.
- 04.27.2015Angels Outfielder May Be Leaving Team
Josh Hamilton, outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels and 2010 American League MVP, could be gone from the team in a matter of days. Get more information here.
- 04.20.2015National Youth Basketball Circuit Closes
A national youth basketball circuit, Elevate Basketball Circuit, has closed. This raises questions as to what happened to the money.
- 04.15.2015Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder
On April 15, 2015, former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder. See this post for more information.
- 04.07.2015Aaron Hernandez Trial Update: Defense Rests, Closing Arguments Take Place
Check out this post for the latest updates on the Aaron Hernandez trial.
- 04.07.2015On the Inside "TRAC": Getting to Know Cary Agajanian
Check out this post for more information about one of the speakers at this year's TRAC, Cary Agajanian of Agajanian McFall Weiss Tetreault & Crist LLP.
- 03.26.20159th Circuit Hears NCAA Appeals on O'Bannon Case
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on the NCAA appeals regarding the O’Bannon case. For more information, check out this post.
- 03.11.2015"Blurred Lines" Case Leads to One of the Largest Damages Awards
A jury finds that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give it Up” without permission. Find out how much the jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family in this post.
- 03.09.2015Should Sports Teams Sanction Athletes for Off-the-Field Conduct?
NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch raises questions about sports teams disciplinary actions for conduct that doesn't take place on the field. Read more in this post.
- 03.09.2015Jazz Fellowship Awards Finals: Special Offer for Section Members
The American Pianists Association is offering a discounted ticket price to section members for the Jazz Fellowship Awards Finals on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. See this post for details.
- 03.03.2015Big Ten Proposes Ruling Freshmen Ineligible
Should college freshmen be ruled ineligible for football and men’s basketball? That’s the idea that the Big Ten Conference introduced in a proposal last month. Find out more in this post.
- 02.24.2015Hernandez Murder Trial Update
Check out this post for an update on the Aaron Hernandez murder trial from day 11.
- 02.20.2015College Athletics, Taxation and Unrelated Business Income for Nonprofits
Check out this post for the latest research on college athletics and taxation, based on a report called "Ending the Sweetheart Deal between Big-Time College Sports and the Tax System."
- 02.10.2015A Technical Foul and a $25,000 Fine
Chris Paul got a technical foul in the game, but it's what he said in an interview after the game that led to a $25,000 fine from the NBA. Find out more in this post.
- 01.29.2015Legal Implications of Deflategate
Before the Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, check out this post for some of the legal implications of an NFL investigation into Deflategate.
- 12.19.2014Free Speech in the NFL
From Twitter to t-shirts, NFL players have been exercising their right to free speech this season. Recent events have only fueled the fire to take their message onto the field.
- 12.12.2014Redskins Suit Moves Forward
On Dec. 1, a federal judge in Virginia decided to hear the Redskins' suit against a group of Native Americans over their Redskins trademark registrations.