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Federal Court Rules in Favor of School District Holding No Property Right for Teachers in Coaching Positions

(Editor’s Note: Shared from the latest Sports Litigation Alert, this original, bylined article is an example of one of the five case summaries and eight to ten articles that appear in each Alert. Hackney Publications provides subscriptions to the Alert, which publishes every two weeks, to libraries, law firms, professors and students at various rates.…
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Hackney Publications Introduces Tools that Make Sports Litigation Alert a Powerful Resource in the Sports Law Classroom

hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, has announced new tools are being 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. “There’s a challenge in sports law classes…
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New York Student-Athletes Benefit From Their Name, Image, and Likeness Under New Law

By Susan D. Friedfel, Paul V. Kelly and Taylor M. Kosakoff, of Jackson Lewis The “New York Collegiate Athletic Participation Compensation Act” (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) allows New York college athletes to receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without losing their scholarships or eligibility. It also allows these players to use an attorney or agent…
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District of Columbia Opens Door to NIL for High Schoolers

The District of Columbia Athletics Association has opened the door to NIL for prep athletes in that state with the following revision to its 2022-2023 handbook regarding Amateur Status. Specifically, it reads: “These provisions are not intended to restrict the right of any student to participate in a commercial or marketing endorsements provided there is…
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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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