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Who’s At Fault When 21 Ultramarathoners Die in a Race?

(Editor’s Note: The following is shared from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical.) By Jon Heshka, Associate Professor at Thompson Rivers University On May 22, 2021, 21 ultramarathoners died in the world’s single largest mass casualty incident during a race. It occurred in the Yellow River Stone Forest Park…
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Richard Giller Brings Expertise in Insurance Recovery on Behalf of Sports Clients to Greenspoon Marder

Greenspoon Marder has announced the launch of the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice group to be led by partner Richard Giller in Los Angeles. Greenspoon Marder’s national Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group represents policyholders in all types of insurance matters. Its team of attorneys assist clients in assessing and addressing their insurance needs, and…
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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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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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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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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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Florida AD Says Student Athletes Will Undergo ‘Full Cardiac Evaluation’ Upon Return

University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin sent a COVID Update out this morning to the “Gator Nation” about the football program, which was forced to cancel its game with LSU last weekend and Missouri this weekend because of the virus. “Not only have the Gators Sports Health Staff continued telehealth appointments with the players…
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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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NFL Player Lane Johnson Sues Nearly All Concerned, and Loses

(Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is from an article written by former Oakland Raiders General Counsel Jeff Birren, a long-time senior writer with Hackney Publications. The complete article can be access by subscribing to Professional Sports and the Law.) Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson is a better football player that a litigant. In 2016 Johnson…
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Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Write About Youth Sport Concussion Legislation

(Editor’s Note: University of Louisville Sport Administration Doctoral Students Jessica R. Murfree, M.A., Nicholas M. Swim, M.S., & Chelsea C. Police, M.S. recently wrote the following article for Hackney Publications. Entitled “Youth Sport Concussion Legislation: Nonstandard Standards of Care,” it appeared in Sports Litigation Alert and Concussion Litigation Reporter.) In 2014, the Center for Disease…
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