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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION MAKES DEMAND FOR RECOGNITION ON BEHALF OF MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

By Gregg E. Clifton, of Lewis Brisbois After rejecting overtures to expand their membership to include minor league players for years, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced that it has secured the support of more than 50% of potentially eligible minor league players in an effort to help them become the newest members…
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Nine More Student-Athletes Join Class-Action Suit Alleging Abuse on the University of San Francisco Baseball Team and Lack of Oversight by USF and the NCAA

Nine former University of San Francisco (USF) baseball players haver joined the class action lawsuit filed in March 2022 against their two (now former) baseball coaches, USF, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The players allege that USF coaches Anthony Giarratano and Troy Nakamura created an intolerable sexualized environment on the team over the…
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Major League Baseball Players Association Announces Key Staff Promotions Involving Legal Team

The Major League Baseball Players Association has announced a series of promotions among its senior staff that will enhance the union’s ability to advance and protect Players’ rights. Bruce Meyer, who has served as Senior Director, Collective Bargaining & Legal and was integral to the most recent round of collective bargaining, has been promoted to…
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Hogan Lovells Guides Major League Baseball Clubs in Salary Arbitration Proceedings

Hogan Lovells recently represented five Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs in salary arbitration proceedings, a growing practice area for the firm. Hogan Lovells associate Jimmy McEntee served as lead counsel in these proceedings, which included two arbitration hearings and four settlements. Since joining the firm, he has built a practice focused on representing Major League…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Rifkin Weiner Livingston as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in Its ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a resource…
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California Appellate Court Rejects ‘The Baseball Rule’ in Foul Ball Injury Case

(Editor’s Note: Below is an excerpt from the most recent Sports Litigation Alert, which features five case summaries and eight to ten articles in each issue. The Alert also offers subscribers the most exhaustive searchable archive of sports law material in the country.) By John E. Tyrrell and Matthew S. Cioeta, of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson…
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Texas Rangers General Counsel Leaves Post to Join New York Mets

Katherine Pothier is coming home. Pothier, who spent six years with the Texas Rangers and eight years with the San Diego Padres, has reportedly been named the chief legal officer of the New York Mets. A New jersey native and graduate of Rutgers Law School, she replaces David Cohen, who left last year following an…
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Goldstein & McClintock Recognized as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in ‘100 Law Firms’ List

Readers of Hackney Publications have identified Goldstein & McClintock, LLLP as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” Besides recognizing law firms for their achievements, the portal serves as a resource for…
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Hackney Publications Announces Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

100lawfirms.com is portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. Hackney Publications announced today the second annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced…
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Dodgers Hire Damon Jones as Vice President, Assistant General Manager and Baseball Legal Counsel

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Damon Jones as vice president, assistant general manager and baseball legal counsel. Jones joins the Dodgers after spending the last two seasons as general counsel for the Washington Football Team. He has over 20 years of experience as a sports, entertainment and media attorney, including 13 seasons with the…
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