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Former Washington State University Head Football Coach Files a $25 million Claim with the Office of Risk Management

(Editor’s note: The following appeared exclusively in Sports Litigation Alert, which is available on a subscription basis. Subscribers to SLA have access to a searchable archive of more than 4,000 case summaries and articles.) By Dr. Robert J. Romano, JD, LLM, St. John’s University, Senior Writer In January of 2020, Coach Nick Rolovich was hired…
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Cozen O’Connor Drops Sponsorship of Jason Kokrak After Golfer Joins LIV Golf

Law firm Cozen O’Connor has announced that it has ended its sponsorship of professional golfer Jason Kokrak, who recently announced that he was joining LIV Golf. “For the past two years, Cozen O’Connor sponsored professional golfer Jason Kokrak. In light of Mr. Kokrak’s affiliation with the new LIV Tour, we have mutually agreed he will…
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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 Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey as a Leader in the Sports Law Field in ‘100 Law Firms’ List

The firm specializes in risk management of large spectator events, including training of event personnel and drafting/prosecution of risk transfer agreements. Hackney Publications has announced that its readers have identified Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the sports law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law…
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Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Popular Inc. for Alleged Banking Illegalities on Behalf of Former Boxing Greats, Tito Trinidad and His Father Don Félix

Retired world boxing champion Juan Félix Trinidad-García (“Tito”) and his father, trainer and manager Juan Félix Trinidad-Rodríguez (“Don Félix”), filed lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico (Trinidad-García, et al. v. Popular Inc., et al., 21-cv-01529-ADC) (see at: https://www.quetglaslawpsc.org/_files/ugd/828c0f_fdc52a4cf7ec4a88abb7733714c2ecd6.pdf) against Puerto Rico’s largest banking and securities investment entities: Popular Inc.-NASDAQ:BPOP (“BPOP”)- and its subsidiaries,…
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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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Hogan Lovells Guides NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and Owner Jeffrey Vinik in Groundbreaking Private Equity Investment

A team from global law firm Hogan Lovells advised the Tampa Bay Lightning and its owner, Jeffrey Vinik, in one of the first private equity investments in National Hockey League (NHL) history. The Tampa Bay Lightning are current back-to-back winners of the NHL’s Stanley Cup, having won the finals by defeating the Dallas Stars in…
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SRLA Provides More Details on Its February 23-26 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will hold its annual meeting – in person – at the Renaissance Midtown Hotel in Atlanta on February 23-26, 2022. The Association, which represents sports law professors typically teaching at the undergraduate level, went virtual with its 2021 conference because of COVID. Conference events include 70 academic presentations/posters…
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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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NHLPA and NHL Agree to Long-Term Exclusive Trading Card License Extensions with Upper Deck; NFT Products Planned

The National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced that each have agreed to long-term extensions of their licenses with The Upper Deck Company to be the exclusive licensed manufacturer of physical trading cards. Upper Deck, which has maintained NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season,…
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