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Governor Abbott’s Texas Task Force On Concert Safety Releases Final Report

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety has released their final report which includes recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers in the Lone Star State. Governor Abbott launched the task force on November 10 in response to the tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston that killed 10 concertgoers…
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Lawsuit Alleges LAPD Used Excessive Force at Dodgers WS Celebration

A college student, Michel Moore, has sued the LAPD for unlawful use of force during an impromptu celebration of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2020 World Series Championship in Downtown Los Angeles. Plaintiff Isaac Castellanos, 23, was one of several hundred Dodger fans who gathered near the Crypto.com arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) on…
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Poor Security Leads to a $25,000 Fine in Waco

In accordance with “Big 12 Conference Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policies,” the Conference has issued a public reprimand and $25,000 fine of Baylor University for its handling of field storming incidents during and after Saturday’s football game with the University of Oklahoma. “We have a duty to ensure a safe game environment that provides the…
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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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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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Race, Politics Divide Americans on Sports Issues

Although some people may yearn for sports to be free of political or racial divisiveness, a new study shows how impossible that dream may be. Researchers found that Americans’ views on two hot-button issues in sports were sharply divided by racial, ethnic and political identities. In addition, their opinions on topics unrelated to sports, like…
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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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SRLA Presents Connaughton with Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award

The Sports and Recreation Law Association has presented its prestigious Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual for leadership and vision in the study of legal aspects of sport and physical activity, to Dr. Dan Connaughton, Professor of Sport Management at the University of Florida. Connaughton’s research is largely focused on the…
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A New Way to Train and Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents at Sports Facilities

By Gil Fried, Sports Law Professor at the University of New Haven There are various active shooter training programs out there.  We all have seen them over the years, but one was recently released by an Israeli based security company that works with their Ministry of Defense and I think the platform could be useful…
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