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The Main Event: General Counsels Discuss Legal Issues With Sporting Events at SLA Conference in Baltimore

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the pages of Sports Litigation Alert. To subscribe , visit the site.) By Gina McKelveen, Esq. When you are sitting in a crowded stadium for a sporting event, your first thought probably isn’t what legal considerations were made in planning the game, race, or match, unless, of course,…
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U.S. Center for Safesport: ‘Culture Shift’ Is Taking Place

During its seventh year of operation, the U.S. Center of Safesport announced recently that it has: Fielded more than 7,500 reports of abuse and misconduct. Initiated significant process improvements throughout the organization to improve efficiency, trauma sensitivity, and communication Delivered essential abuse prevention education to athletes, coaches, and parents throughout the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement and beyond Audited…
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Division I Council Votes to Remove Cannabinoids from the Banned Drug Class

The Division I Council voted earlier this week to remove cannabinoids from the banned drug class for championships and postseason participation in football, effective immediately. “The NCAA drug testing program is intended to focus on integrity of competition, and cannabis products do not provide a competitive advantage,” Josh Whitman, chair of the council and athletics…
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Jeremy Evans Discusses His Path as a Successful Sports Lawyer

Jeremy M. Evans, CEO, Founder, and Managing Attorney of the law firm California Sports Lawyer®, is a influential fixture in the sports law community, where he his work has earned the praise of clients and co-counsel, alike. One reason for that acclaim is that he possesses great expertise in best practices and negotiations in entertainment,…
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Lawyer in General Counsel’s Office Takes Over Coastal Carolina Athletic Department

Chance Miller, J.D., senior deputy athletics director at the University of South Carolina, has been named Coastal Carolina University’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics and University recreation following a nationwide search, according to CCU President Michael T. Benson, D.Phil. Miller begins his new role on July 16, 2024, and will serve on the President’s Cabinet…
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University of South Carolina Star Signs NIL Deal with Law Firm

Debo Williams, a star linebacker at the University of South Carolina, has signed an NIL deal with the Joye Law Firm. Through the “partnership,” Williams will participate in various marketing and public relations campaigns to promote Joye Law Firm’s commitment “to client care and community involvement.” As part of the partnership, the firm expects Williams…
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A New Frontier: Understanding Florida’s New Nil Policy for High School Athletes

By Haley Gorey and Gregg Clifton Falling in line with nearly 40 other states, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has paved the way for high school athletes in the state to commercialize the power of their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) rights. This transformative amendment to the FHSAA Bylaws promises student-athletes the opportunity to engage in…
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NBA Fan Sues Arena Owner and Staffing Company After She Was Assaulted in Bathroom

A female Denver Nuggets fan who was attending a 2023 playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers when she was assaulted in the bathroom by two other women in a case is mistaken identity has sued the women, the owners of Ball Arena (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) and Argus Event Staffing, claiming the bathroom area…
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Attorney Kate Porter of Vela Wood Is Featured as a Guest on Sports Law Expert Podcast

Hackney Publications (HP) has announced that Kate Porter, a partner and sports lawyer at Vela Wood, was interviewed last month on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The segment can be heard here. Porter, who is well-known for her prowess in international sports law as well as an experienced arbitrator, was interviewed at the annual conference of the…
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Transgender Sports Ban Upheld; Not Discriminatory

The Court for Arbitration in Switzerland has rejected a complaint by M2F transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who argued that attempts to prevent her from competing in elite women’s races are invalid, unlawful and discriminatory, according to GWU Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf. The professor noted that the decision was based on the major athletic…
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