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Lawyer Elected Chairwoman Brain Injury Association of America

Shana De Caro, a partner in the New York personal injury law firm, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, has been elected as chairwoman of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) for 2021. De Caro has advocated on behalf of individuals and their families following a traumatic or acquired brain injury for over 35 years,…
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Protecting Its ‘Brand and Reputation’, PGA of America Cancels Plans to Host 2022 PGA Championships at Trump National

The Associated Press has reported that the PGA of America, the organization representing golf’s teaching professionals, has opted out of its plans to host the 2022 PGA Championships at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey. “We find ourselves in a political situation not of our making,” Seth Waugh, the CEO of the PGA of America,…
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Attorney: NCAA President Recommends Delay In Name, Image and Likeness Vote

Overnight, sports law attorney Gregg Clifton, who heads the sports law practice at Jackson Lewis, shared the following: Following receipt of a letter from the United State Department of Justice-Antitrust Division expressing concern about the NCAA’s anticipated vote, NCAA President Mark Emmert has “strongly recommended” to his membership that the NCAA vote currently scheduled for…
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Supreme Court to Decide NCAA Antitrust Case on College-Athlete Compensation

By Elizabeth McCurrach and Julian Perlman, of BakerHostetler On Dec. 16, 2020, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to review two Ninth Circuit decisions affirming that the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) and several collegiate athletic conferences’ rules regarding compensation paid to college athletes violates Section 1 of the Sherman Act. NCAA…
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Federal Spending Bill Surprise – Anti-Doping Measure in Horse Racing Included

In passing the $900 billion year-end spending bill Monday, which is expected to be signed into law within days, Congress has included a rider to ban race-day doping of Thoroughbreds: the Horseracing Integrity and Safety (HISA) Safety Act. H.R. 1754/S. 4547, concluding an eight-year campaign instituted by activist groups to end medication abuses leading to…
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Court Remands NFL Player’s Case After Finding Retirement Board Abused Discretion, in Part by Relying on Opinion of Physician It Retained

A magistrate judge from The Northern District of California has handed a victory to a former NFL player, who had challenged the decision of the Retirement Board of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan (Plan), which denied him total and permanent (T&P) disability benefits under the Plan and the Employee Retirement Income Security…
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Silver Named Chair of the Maine’s Gamblng Control Board

Maine Governor Janet Mills has named Ogletree Deakins attorney Steve Silver chair of the state’s Gamblng Control Board. Following the Governor’s nomination, the Maine Senate voted unanimously to confirm Silver to the position. By statute, the five-member Board regulates and supervises the ownership and operations of Maine’s two casinos, oversees advance deposit wagering, reviews license…
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Dan Arment Re-Elected SFIA Chairman; Jake Griffith (Walmart) and April Lane (Amazon) Newly Elected to Board of Directors

Dan Arment, President & CEO of Riddell & BRG Sports, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a second one-year term. In addition, two new directors were elected, and four members were re-elected, to the SFIA Board of Directors for three-year terms. This announcement was made…
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Court Gives Final Approval To Settlement ‘Restoring Equal Opportunities For Women’ In Brown University Athletics

A federal court has today given final approval to a settlement agreement between Brown University and the class of women student-athletes at Brown which resolved the class-action court challenge to Brown’s decision in June 2020 to cut women’s teams from its varsity athletics program. The court action, filed in June by cooperating counsel from Public Justice and…
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Judge Denies Attempt by Glen Taylor, Owner of the MN Timberwolves, to Dismiss Lawsuit

In a lawsuit filed by Patrick Spearman, former CEO, and Kevin McHale, former General Manager of the MN Timberwolves, along with other Envoy investors, a District Judge denied Glen Taylor’s attempt to dismiss claims for fraud and other causes of action Taylor is facing in connection with Envoy Medical. Mr. Taylor is the owner of…
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