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WNBA Teams Announce Partnership with Anthem Blue Cross to Address Social Justice, Other Issues

The Los Angeles Sparks and Anthem Blue Cross announced today a multi-year partnership aimed at serving under-resourced communities through social justice initiatives, health and wellness activations, and athlete advocacy. The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, and Atlanta Dream are also partnering with Anthem’s sister companies to make a positive impact in their respective cities As…
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Women’s Sports Policy Working Group Launches with Goal to ‘Protect’

Co-sponsors Champion Women and the Duke Center for Sports Law & Policy have announced the official launch of the Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, which will “protect girls’ and women’s sports and accommodate transgender athletes.” Right out of the gate, the Group has created a briefing book, titled A Request to Congress and the Administration…
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Court Gives Final Approval To Settlement ‘Restoring Equal Opportunities For Women’ In Brown University Athletics

A federal court has today given final approval to a settlement agreement between Brown University and the class of women student-athletes at Brown which resolved the class-action court challenge to Brown’s decision in June 2020 to cut women’s teams from its varsity athletics program. The court action, filed in June by cooperating counsel from Public Justice and…
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Drake Group: Higher Education Institutions Must Cease Being Party to Athlete Sexual Assault

The latest provocative missive from the Drake Group: On November 16, 2020, USA Today broke a story on nine LSU football players, including two that played key roles on its 2020 national championship team, who were accused of rape, other sexual misconduct and dating violence over a four-year period. Victims’ allegations were either completely ignored…
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Title IX Ruling in John Doe and What it Means, Expert Weighs In

By Peter Dawson, Senior Editor, Hackney Publications Sports law is so intertwined in the legal landscape these days that almost every national story involving the law has a sports law component. Take the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, a judge in United States…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Sports Lawyer To Co-Lead Firm’s Initiative to Retain and Elevate Female Attorneys

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney launched a new women’s initiative earlier this month, kicking off a three-pronged program to improve retention and elevation of female attorneys within the firm. Called Forward Together, the program is led by shareholders Jill Felkins and Carla Varriale-Barker, and it focuses on education, mentorship and networking. Varriale-Barker is Chair of…
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Drake Group Cautions NCAA Member Institutions to Comply with Title IX as they apply the New Rule permitting Unlimited Education Related Benefits to FBS Football and Basketball Players

The Drake Group, the community of academics advocating for the reform of collegiate athletics, recent addresses the Alston decision and the potential impact upon Title IX: “The Supreme Court on August 11, 2020, denied the motion by the NCAA and eleven conferences to stay the injunction entered in the Alston antitrust lawsuit. That injunction by…
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Attorney Michele Meyer-Shipp Gets Nod as MLB’s Chief People & Culture Officer

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced earlier this week that Major League Baseball has named Michele Meyer-Shipp as its Chief People & Culture Officer. In this capacity, Meyer-Shipp will oversee all of MLB’s human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion. Meyer-Shipp also will oversee all off-field…
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Title IX Regulatory Amendments: What You Need to Know

Jackson Lewis P.C. attorneys Susan D. Friedfel and Crystal L. Tyler will hold a discussion on the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Title IX regulations on June 3, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST. The topics will include: The definition of actionable sexual harassment under Title IX What triggers an institution’s duty to…
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