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Diamond Sports Announces Addition of Sports Lawyer Bob Whitsitt to Board of Managers

Diamond Sports Group, LLC (DSG), a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., has announced the appointment of a new slate of directors to oversee DSG in conjunction with the recent closing of a new $635 million facility to enable DSG to expand and strengthen its operational platform including emerging opportunities in the direct-to-consumer sports streaming…
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Readers of Hackney Publications Recognize PARRON LAW® | Entertainment & Sports as a Leader in the Sports Law Field

Hackney Publications announced today that its readers have identified PARRON LAW® as one of a handful of law firms that are leaders in the Sports Law field in its annual Roster of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About.” The PARRON LAW® sports group is led by attorney Ivan Parron® with over twenty-five years’ experience as…
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Foley Advises BlockPack in Launch of NFT Platform for College Athletes’ NIL

Foley & Lardner LLP advised BlockPack, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform designed for teams and organizations to engage with dynamic real-world communities, on the establishment of its NFT platform beginning with its 2021-22 College Sports Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Program. The Foley team helped BlockPack navigate the regulatory background of the NIL landscape, as well…
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Handling ransomware and other cybersecurity incidents in sports, media, and entertainment – a webinar

Hogan Lovells and Mandiant will host a dynamic discussion on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 on preparing for and managing ransomware attacks on your company – and key considerations for companies in the sports, media, and entertainment sector. “This will be an engaging and interactive case study examining the key challenges that companies face before, during,…
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NIL Technology Company Introduces ‘Customizable’ Platform for NCAA Compliance Professionals

SPRY, an established leader in NIL compliance software, has announced the launch of a SpryConnect, a new general compliance product, which “will streamline NIL processes and general compliance systems on one secure, user-friendly, customizable platform,” according to the company. “We have had great success with Spry NIL, our initial offering, helping colleges in all three…
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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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All Pain, No Gain? Pryce v. Town Sports Int’l, LLC

By Jacqueline Borrelli, Kacie Kergides, and Dylan Henry, of Montgomery McCracken (The following is one of thousands of recent stories from the archives of Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based publication.) On June 28, 2018, Simone Pryce and her husband sued New York Sports Club (NYSC) (an exercise gym) and its owners for negligence. This suit…
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NHLPA and NHL Agree to Long-Term Exclusive Trading Card License Extensions with Upper Deck; NFT Products Planned

The National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have announced that each have agreed to long-term extensions of their licenses with The Upper Deck Company to be the exclusive licensed manufacturer of physical trading cards. Upper Deck, which has maintained NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season,…
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In Negotiating Tactic, MSG Networks Accuses Comcast of ‘Robbing New Jersey and Connecticut Sports Fans’ of Programming

MSG Network took off the gloves Friday and attacked Comcast with a press release, which follows: “Despite our best efforts to reach a new agreement, Comcast has chosen to drop MSG Networks from its Xfinity channel lineup (primarily in New Jersey and Connecticut) leaving devoted fans of the New York Knicks, New Jersey Devils, New…
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The Atlantic East Conference Turns to Spry to Manage Compliance with the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Movement

The Atlantic East Conference and Spry announced Thursday a conference-wide partnership to help each school manage the NIL compliance landscape.  In a proactive move, conference leadership will assist in providing Spry software to all seven of the Atlantic East schools. “We are excited to partner with Spry, an industry leader in the NIL space, to…
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