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THE NCAA LEGAL DRAMA CONTINUES: 14-DAY TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER BECOMES JOINT MOTION REQUESTING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION PERMITTING TWO-TIME TRANSFER ATHLETES TO PLAY DESPITE NCAA RULE

By Christina Stylianou & Gregg E. Clifton In a fast moving series of legal actions and agreements involving the NCAA and the state attorneys general from Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, the NCAA and the seven plaintiff states have now filed a joint motion seeking to convert the recent temporary restraining order…
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Hackney Publications Partners with North Carolina Coaches Association to Deliver Legal Issues in High School Athletics to Its Membership

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced a partnership with the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) to deliver one of its longest tenured publications, Legal Issues in High School Athletics (LIHSA), to the NCCA’s membership. With more than 6,000 members, the Association exists “to promote and improve athletics in North Carolina’s public…
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MSU Must Adopt the Russell Rule to Improve Its Attitude and Behavior Toward Women

By Scott Hirko, Ph.D. Last week, my friend, a fellow Michigan State alum who now lives in Australia, asked: “why does this keep happening at MSU?”  It’s been a difficult road the past 20 years as an alumni of a school repeatedly involved in, covering up, dismissing, or fighting against sexual harassment and abuse within…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Interviews Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge About Her Rise as a Successful Sports Lawyer

Hackney Publications announced today the release of the latest episode of Sports Law Expert Podcast, which features Courtney Dunn of Segal McCambridge, who discusses her budding sports law practice and her path along the way. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live can…
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LEAD1 Shares Plans for its Upcoming 2023 Annual Fall Meeting: Shaping the Future of College Athletics

The LEAD1 Association, in some form or fashion, has been around for decades. But there have been few meetings by the organization, which represents college sports’ largest athletic departments, that has attracted as much anticipation as the Annual Fall Meeting, scheduled for later this month in Washington, D.C. In response to the evolving landscape of…
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Reggie Bush’s Attorneys Explain Defamation Lawsuit

Former collegiate star and NFL All-Pro Reggie Bush, through his counsel at McCathern, PLLC and Ben Crump Law, filed a lawsuit yesterday  in Marion County, Indiana against the NCAA. The lawsuit is based on the NCAA “maliciously attacking his character through a completely false and highly offensive statement that was widely reported in the media…
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Sports Law Expert Podcast Highlights National Association of Athletics Compliance President and Brown University AVP Shoshanna Engel Lewis

Hackney Publications announced today that Shoshanna Engel Lewis, President of National Association of Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and Assistant Vice President at Brown University is the featured guest on the Sports Law Expert Podcast. The podcast segment can be heard here. Going forward, those interested in being notified when a segment of the podcast goes live…
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Texas Governor Signs ‘Vital’ Save Women’s Sports Act

Last last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Save Women’s Sports Act passed during the 88th Regular Legislative Session into law at the Texas Capitol. This new law will “protect the integrity of women’s sports by prohibiting biological men from competing against female athletes at Texas colleges and universities.” “Today is an important day…
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Professor Brings Support to Sports, Entertainment, and Art Law Club

UMass Law Professor Emeritus Michael E. Jones believes sports, entertainment, and art law offer immense growth opportunities for lawyers who are properly trained, willing to learn, and are interested in working in the various industries. “Sports, entertainment, and art law are three related fields that deal with the legal issues surrounding the sports, entertainment, and…
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‘Laugh Now, Cry Later’ – How a Drake Concert at MSG May Change the Law Regarding Managing the Risk of Large Events

Editor’s Note: The following is reprinted from Sports Facilities and the Law, a complimentary subscription publication, for industry professionals, available at https://sportsfacilitieslaw.com/ By Charles F. Gfeller and Hannah Lauer, of Gfeller Laurie LLP Can an arena operator or event promoter be held liable for the actions of third parties during a large event, like a…
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