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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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Court Grants Summary Judgment in White Football Coach’s Title VII Case

(The following is shared from the pages of Sports Litigation Alert. The Alert publishes every two weeks, featuring approximately 15 case summaries, articles and news briefs.) By Rachel Silverman, M.A. Plaintiff Alan Rodemaker began his career at Valdosta High School in 2010 as an assistant football coach and gym teacher. In 2016, he became the…
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Seton Hall Law School to Host CLE Monday on Women in the Sports Workplace

Seton Hall Law School will host a CLE on Monday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Women in the Sports Workplace. The program follows below: Calling a Foul: The Safety & Treatment of Women in the Sports Workplace Everyday there seems to be more news being reported about failures in the…
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Is There a Connection Between the Scarcity of Sports Law Jobs in Professional Sports and Unethical Treatment of Sports Lawyers?

By Chris Deubert,  of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP In the last 18 months or so, I’ve spoken with three attorneys who left positions with professional sports teams or organizations due to ethical concerns. There are certainly more who have left or are considering doing so for the same reasons. This is an unfortunate…
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Texas Rangers Seeking Junior-Level Attorney for Team

Texas Rangers Associate General Counsel Erin Kearney recently noted that the team is “looking for a newer associate, with 2-4 years of practice in some form of commercial real estate (leasing, lending, development, etc.). We have an amazing, hardworking department that functions as a unified team. Great things are coming to Arlington, Texas, and this…
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NFL-NFLPA Issues Statement on Tua and Concussion Protocol

(Editor’s Note: For more on the Tua situation, consider subscribing to Concussion Litigation Reporter.) The following is a statement issued by the NFL and NFLPA about the widely reported situation involving Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: “The joint NFL-NFLPA investigation into the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains ongoing.…
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION MAKES DEMAND FOR RECOGNITION ON BEHALF OF MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

By Gregg E. Clifton, of Lewis Brisbois After rejecting overtures to expand their membership to include minor league players for years, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced that it has secured the support of more than 50% of potentially eligible minor league players in an effort to help them become the newest members…
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USA Lacrosse Hires Its First General Counsel – Professor Ellen Zavian

USA Lacrosse has announced the hire of its first General Counsel – GWU Professor Ellen M. Zavian. Professor Zavian began her career in sports when she was a student at the University of Maryland where she worked in the university’s intramural sports and recreation department, while working at the Maryland Race Tracks in the promotional…
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Court: Athletics Administrator Can Proceed with Claim Against ASU, AD, and Board of Regents

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a case summary that appeared in a recent Sports Litigation Alert. To subscribe, please visit the Alert homepage.) A federal judge from the District of Arizona has denied mots of a motion to dismiss filed by Arizona State University (ASU), its athletic director, and the Arizona Board…
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