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Court Rules on Case Involving Errant Punt and Fan at NFL Game

(Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from Professional Sports and the Law, a subscription-based magazine produced by Hackney Publications. To subscribe, visit here.) By Courtney E. Dunn, of Segal McCambridge When self-proclaimed “football fanatic” Paulina Callinan attended her very first football game on November 1, 2015, she did not expect to be put on the…
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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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Poor Security Leads to a $25,000 Fine in Waco

In accordance with “Big 12 Conference Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policies,” the Conference has issued a public reprimand and $25,000 fine of Baylor University for its handling of field storming incidents during and after Saturday’s football game with the University of Oklahoma. “We have a duty to ensure a safe game environment that provides the…
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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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Professor Seeks Experts on Venue Safety

University of West Florida Professor Gil Fried is seeking experts on venue safety. Specifically, he is looking for the following help: “Several sport safety experts with significant exposure and connections throughout the sport safety area are looking to launch a non-profit to possibly provide free risk management and safety training programs.  We are looking for…
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Harvard Sports Law Symposium Set for Monday and Tuesday

What follows is the agenda for the 2021 Harvard Sports Law Symposium Day 1: Monday, October 18, 2021 12pm – 1:15pm Fireside Chat 2021 Paul C. Weiler Distinguished Alumnus  Mike Zarren ‘04, Vice President of Basketball Operations & Team Counsel, Boston Celtics *Moderated by: Professor Peter Carfagna, Chairman/CEO of Magis LLC & Faculty Advisor…
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With COVID-19 in Retreat, Tiger Stadium Lifts Protocols

With COVID-19 in full retreat, LSU announced it will lift its COVID-19 entrance protocols for football games in Tiger Stadium, beginning with the Tigers’ Oct. 16 game against Florida. In accordance with state and campus guidelines, all guests will still be required to wear masks in the indoor areas of the stadium. “The COVID-19 rates…
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Personal Injury Law Firm Signs Agreement With LA Kings and Ontario Reign to Be the Official Personal Injury Law Firm of Both Teams

Movagar & Yamin Personal Injury Lawyers (M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers) has entered into a new strategic marketing partnership with AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and live entertainment companies, to become the official personal injury law firm of both the LA Kings (NHL) and Ontario Reign (AHL) sports franchises. The multiyear agreement, brokered by…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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OKC Thunder Announce 15-Year Arena Naming Rights Agreement

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) have jointly announced an exclusive, 15-year naming rights partnership that will transform the downtown home of the Thunder into Paycom Center. The name change takes effect immediately, with exterior signage to be completed in time for the start of the 2021-22 Thunder season. For the new season, the…
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