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Utah Families File Lawsuit Challenging the State’s Ban on Transgender Girls Playing School Sports

Two Utah families filed a legal challenge in Utah state court against House Bill 11, which prohibits transgender girls from competing in school sports. The law, which the Legislature enacted over Governor Spencer Cox’s veto, “singles out transgender girls in order to exclude them from girls’ sports. It bars every transgender girl from competing on a girls’ team…
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LHSAA Allows Student-Athletes to Receive NIL Benefits; Partners With Eccker Sports to Provide Required NIL Educational Services Throughout the State

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) has voted to approve a positioning statement for its bylaws that allows high school student-athletes to receive Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) benefits, while also approving a state-wide partnership with Eccker Sports to provide educational services and resources to help high school leadership and students navigate the challenges…
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The Sixth Circuit Holds that Having High School Tennis Team Tryouts for Girls and Not Boys Does Constitute a Violation of Title IX

(Editor’s note: From the annals of Title IX Alert comes this piece by Doriyon C. Glass, then of Jackson Lewis P.C., now of Morgan Lewis) The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for Shelby County Board of Education (“SCBE”) in a lawsuit brought on behalf of a former Martha Layne Collins High School…
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What Florida Schools Need to Know as High School Student-Athletes Seek NIL Compensation

By Brett P. Owens, of Fisher Phillips When Florida’s name, image and likeness (NIL) law went into effect this past summer, it created many opportunities for businesses that wanted to enlist college athletes as part of their marketing campaigns. A recently filed lawsuit has opened the door to a potentially new angle that Florida schools may need…
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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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Second Circuit Upholds Decision that Interscholastic Basketball Officials Are Not Statutory Employees

(From the pages of Sports Litigation Alert) By William J. Robers, of Sparks Willson, P.C. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest court to decide that interscholastic basketball officials are not “employees” of either the assigning organization or the schools.  Girard v. International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. et al., 20-981-cv (2d…
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Washington State’s Lystedt Law – an Update

By Tony Corleto, of Gordon & Rees  (Editor’s Note: The following article appears in Concussion Litigation Reporter, which can be subscribed to at the site.) Enacted by the Washington State legislature in 2009 (RCWA 28A.600.190) the “Zackery Lystedt Law” set the pattern for similar legislative and regulatory acts in each state and the District of…
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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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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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High School Football Players Tossed from Summer Camp, Then from Court

(The following is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes 24 times a year and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles and case summaries, the vast majority of which are original content). To subscribe, visit here.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2016, high school football players attended…
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