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Posted on: Jun 19, 2019

Recently, the California Senate voted (31-4) to pass the Fair Pay to Play Act to allow college athletes in the state to earn income from endorsements or sponsorships. The bill would protect college athletes in the state from losing eligibility for receiving such compensations.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019

Sports stars often fall victim to financial fraudsters. That’s where Chase Carlson comes in.

Posted on: May 8, 2019

This article explains the Supreme Court’s recent decision, the sports gambling legislation proposed in the Indiana legislature and possible concerns arising from legalized sports gambling in Indiana.

Posted on: May 2, 2019

The Indianapolis Bar Sports and Entertainment section recently hosted The Racing Attorneys Conference. This event is in its 11th year and rotates annually between Indiana and North Carolina. Panels and speakers presented on a wide variety of issues relevant to motorsports and racing including autonomous vehicles, immigration, racetrack facility regulation, driver insights and more.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2019

Take a listen to a recent episode of the "Business of Speed" podcast for a look into the The Racing Attorneys Conference (TRAC) coming up April 9 and 10 in Indianapolis. The podcast features the Sports & Entertainment Law Section's own Wes Zirkle to talk about the conference.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2019

Nine college coaches were among the more than 40 people indicted by prosecutors following an FBI investigation into a college admissions scheme.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2019

Judge Claudia Wilken of the Nothern District of California has held that the NCAA’s grant-in-aid cost of attendance limitations are an impermissible restraint on trade under the Sherman Act.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

On March 8, 2019, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken issued an injunction prohibiting the NCAA from enforcing rules that are “overly and unnecessarily restrictive.” In yet another decision, Judge Wilken changed the landscape of the NCCA’s amateurism and compensation rules. 

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

An adidas executive, a former adidas consultant, and an aspiring sports agent were each sentenced 6-9 months in federal prison for the involvement in the recruiting scandal that was investigated by the FBI. 

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

Following the scandal involving former Michigan State gymnastics’ Dr. Larry Nassar and the subsequent $500M settlement, Michigan State’s new insurance policy “broadly excludes insurer liability for sexual misconduct.” This has forced the university to consider new insurance options such as creating its own captive insurance policy. 


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