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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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Sports Lawyers John Long, Gregg Clifton to Present FBA Webinar on NCAA Transformation and Student-Athlete Unionization

Sports Law Partners John Long and Gregg E. Clifton will present a joint Federal Bar Association (FBA) webinar on collegiate sports and student-athlete unionization on August 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET.   The 2-hour presentation will cover the efforts of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) transformation committee, and its impact on the reconfiguration of…
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Amid Scandal, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon Retires, Issues Statement

“As I approach 77 years old, I feel it’s time for me to retire as Chairman and CEO of WWE. Throughout the years, it’s been a privilege to help WWE bring you joy, inspire you, thrill you, surprise you, and always entertain you. I would like to thank my family for mightily contributing to our…
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Hogan Lovells Guides Major League Baseball Clubs in Salary Arbitration Proceedings

Hogan Lovells recently represented five Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs in salary arbitration proceedings, a growing practice area for the firm. Hogan Lovells associate Jimmy McEntee served as lead counsel in these proceedings, which included two arbitration hearings and four settlements. Since joining the firm, he has built a practice focused on representing Major League…
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Knight Commission Calls for Major Changes to NCAA Revenue Distribution to Correct Gender and Racial Inequities

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics recommended earlier this month altering the NCAA’s annual revenue distribution to institutions to correct for racial and gender inequities.   In light of “the current upheaval in Division I athletics and the looming report of the NCAA’s Transformation Committee,” the Commission also urged college sports leaders to reexamine and…
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Everything You Need to Know about the NIL and International College Athlete Issue

By LEAD1 Association When the NCAA implemented its Interim NIL Policy on July 1, 2021, and the Congress failed to pass an NIL bill, it meant that all college athletes would be able to monetize their rights of publicity, except for possibly one group of athletes – those international athletes on F-1 visas, which greatly…
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Can Will Smith Sue the Academy? — A Law Professor’s Approach

Entertainment law goes part and parcel with sports law, which is why we are sharing an assessment provided by Wayne Cohen, a trial lawyer and law professor, the George Washington University School of Law below: The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (Academy) holds broad powers over its members, including Will Smith. However, the Academy’s decision…
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NHLPA Releases Results from Independent Review on Kyle Bush Sexual Assault Case: No Individual Wrongdoing or Institutional Failures of Policy or Procedure

“At the direction of the Executive Board, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has released the independent review of the NHLPA’s response in late 2010 and early 2011 to reports that Kyle Beach was sexually abused by a Chicago Blackhawks coach. The review, conducted by the law firm of Cozen O’Connor, was commissioned in early…
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