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- 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.
- 11.17.2014Reality TV: Legal Drama Behind the Scenes
You see enough drama on the show itself, but even more drama is unfolding behind the scenes for the creators of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Check out this post for more.
- 11.13.2014Conflict of Interest Could Play a Role in Sports Betting Case
The brother of the judge in a New Jersey sports betting case used to play in the NFL and may be pursuing a return to the league as a coach. Check out this post to read how conflict of interest could play a role in the appeals process.
- 10.30.2014Report: UNC Gives Easy A's to Student-Athletes
A recent investigation of academic fraud at UNC shows that student-athletes have been enrolled in easier courses during 18 years of NCAA competition. Check out this post for more information.
- 10.14.2014Nine NFL Players Opt Out of Settlement Offer
The deadline to opt out of the proposed concussion settlement is Oct. 14. Nine players have rejected the offer and wish to delay the deadline.
- 09.15.2014NFL Arrests by the Numbers
Recent NFL scandals have rocked the legal community, and this article breaks down data that shows criminal activity of NFL players over the last 14 years.
- 08.26.2014Colts Commit to Fund Indiana High School Coaches' Training
The Colts will fund Heads Up Football safety program for all Indiana high school football coaches in 2015.
- 08.20.2014A Winning Night for the Sports & Entertainment Law Section at Victory Field
Section members and law students gathered to watch the Indians game on August 18. What they didn't expect to see was their own Joel Tragesser and Jaclyn Flint take home a win in the 7th inning!
- 08.20.2014The Legality of Fantasy Football Leagues
In some states, entering fantasy football leagues qualifies as a misdemeanor. Here's what you need to know before drafting your 2014 team.
- 08.15.2014NASCAR Adds New Rule
This new rule will affect drivers' actions following an accident.
- 08.12.2014Upcoming CLE: When Law Meets Olympics and International Sport
This program on September 18 will talk about the influence of law on international sports and the Olympic Games.
- 08.11.2014In Case You Missed It: Judge Rules NCAA Violates Antitrust Law
Did you check out Friday before this NCAA foundation-shaking federal court ruling was announced? Read about what it means for the league (and its players) here.
- 08.07.2014Upcoming CLE: Games of Chance and Contests of Skill
This program will highlight basic principles and laws of contests and sweepstakes and how to develop legally compliant contests and sweepstakes.
- 07.30.2014Sports & Entertainment Section Hosting Law Students at Indians Game
Join other Sports & Entertainment Law section members for some baseball and storytelling to law students.
- 07.29.2014NCAA Reaches Settlement in Head Injury Lawsuit
College athletes and teams have policies in place now when it comes to dealing with head injuries, and they also have new means to potentially sue for damages.
- 07.28.201411 Fast Facts About Indy Eleven
Check out this article for some fun facts about Indy's pro soccer team and for a chance to meet the team owner!
- 07.22.2014Dedicated to Motorsports
The Racing Attorney Conference fills a need for motorsport law study in the U.S. legal community and is an annual event co-sponsored by the IndyBar.
- 07.22.2014Are State Names Trademarked for Schools?
Ohio State University is suing a T-shirt manufacturer for producing a shirt with "O-H-I-O" on the front. Should state schools be able to trademark the state name?
- 07.15.2014IU Releases Student-Athlete Bill of Rights
Full-ride scholarships for life are one feature of the new IU Student-Athlete Bill of Rights.
- 07.01.2014New Law in Effect on High School Athletes' Head Injuries
A law that took effect today will require coaches and players to follow new protocol when it comes to suspected head injuries and concussions.
- 06.27.2014Join us at the Ballpark!
Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Section on Monday, August 18th as we watch the Indianapolis Indians play the Louisville Bats from The Cove at Victory Field.