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Exclusive – An Analysis of What the Deal Between MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation Means to the Sport

By Jordan Kobritz Major League Baseball (MLB) and the players’ union (MLBPA) have reached an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) that would legalize the transfer of baseball players from the Caribbean island to MLB. The three-year deal would create a posting system similar to the agreements MLB has with Nippon (Japan) Professional Baseball,…
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Latest Issue of Sports Litigation Alert Marks 15 Years

Sports Litigation Alert celebrated 15 years with the latest issue that was published last night. Here’s the Table of Contents as the publication takes its customary holiday break: Table of Contents Case Summaries Federal Judge Delivers Blow to Baseball Bat Manufacturer Court Sides with Reds in Dispute over Bobblehead Dolls Former AD’s Race Discrimination Lawsuit…
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Varriale Represents Mets Owners As They Secure Victory in Wrongful Death Case Involving Escalator

(Editor’s note: The following case summary involving the New York Mets appeared recently in Sports Litigation Alert (www.sportslitigationalert.com), the nation’s leading sports law periodical, which publishes once every two weeks and features a searchable archive of more than 2,500 summaries and bylined articles. Representing the Mets owners was Carla Varriale, who besides being a partner…
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Thompson Coburn’s Wallace Launches Podcast Series with Prominent Sports Lawyers

Bob Wallace, the chair of Thompson Coburn’s sports law group, has launched a podcast focused on sports law and business issues. After the Buzzer aims to provide “smart, probative discussions about issues that impact sports or that sports impacts,” according to the firm. Bob Wallace “We hope to discuss topics and issues beyond the score, beyond the…
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Former Bucs General Counsel Named Head Of Player Operations for Nascent Professional Football League

(Editor’s Note: The following appeared in Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical, featuring dozens of relevant case summaries and expert articles. To learn more, visit www.sportslitigationalert.com) The Alliance of American Football (AAF) has named David Cohen as head of player operations for the league. In this role, he will work closely with…
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This Year’s ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries Boasts Stellar Panels

With gambling always a major issue in the sports industry and the Raiders contemplating a move to sin city, Las Vegas would seem to be the perfect destination for the annual Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. And then there’s some stellar panels, which are detailed below. If interested in attending the conference, which…
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Sports Law Professor Maureen Weston Elected to SLA Board of Directors

Pepperdine University Sports Law Professor Maureen Arellano Weston has been elected to the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) Board of Directors. Professor Weston joins a prestigious group of 36 leading sports lawyers, sport industry professionals, and sports law professors. She will also serve as Vice-Chair of the Annual Conference Committee. SLA is a non-profit, international, professional…
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Q&A with Bob Latham, Sports Lawyer and Chairman of USA Rugby

THE FOLLOWING RECENTLY APPEARED IN SPORTS LITIGATION ALERT (Editor’s Note: To say Bob Latham is passionate about rugby would be an understatement. Besides being the chairman of USA Rugby, the Jackson Walker partner sits on the International Rugby Board Council, the IRB Executive Committee, and chairs the IRB Regulations Committee. We wanted to learn more…
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Q&A with a Sports Law Expert – Thomas Sawyer

Thomas Sawyer holds an Ed.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University and a Risk and Sports Management Consultant. His areas of specialization are Sport Facility Design, Sport Finance, Sport Law, Sport Management, and Sport Marketing. What were the circumstances that caused you to gravitate to sports…
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Sports Law Attorney and Expert on Liability Waivers Tackles Key Case

(Editor’s Note: Carla Varriale of Havkins, Rosenfeld, Ritzert & Varriale recently wrote about an important case addressing waivers of liability. Courtesy of Sports Litigation Alert, here’s the summary.) Online waivers of liability are ubiquitous, thanks to the internet. Are they enforceable, like their paper counterparts? If so, what factors will a court examine that might…
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