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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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Sports Law Committee of Chicago Bar Association Hosts Panel on Baseball’s Offseason on January 20

The Sports Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association will host a webinar on January 20 at 12:15 CST addressing “The Hot Stove: Inside Baseball’s Busy Legal Offseason.” The details follow: SPEAKER(S)/ORGANIZATION:      Prof. Robert Jarvis, Nova Southeastern University Broad College of Law; (jarvisb@nova.edu) Prof. Michael LeRoy, University of Illinois College of Law; (mhl@illinois.edu) Jeremy…
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Major League Baseball Owners Use “Only Tool Available” To Lockout Players

By Gregg E. Clifton & Bernard G. Dennis III, of Jackson Lewis PC Major League Baseball (MLB) exercised its legal right and remedy guaranteed pursuant to current federal labor laws when it commenced a lockout of its players shortly after the five-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Returning to School Sports Runs Low Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Say Experts

As students head back to school this fall, sports medicine physicians with Loyola Medicine say the risk of COVID-19 exposure among student athletes is low. According to Nathaniel Jones, MD, a sports medicine physician for Loyola Medicine, “Indoor contact sports and football see slightly increased risk of transmission, but the overall risk remains minimal, and…
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