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From The Playing Field To The Courtroom: The State Of Current Legal Challenges Brought By Student-Athletes

by Fisher Phillips on

As the U.S. Supreme Court stated in a 1984 decision involving the University of Oklahoma, there exists in this country a “revered tradition of amateurism in college sports.” Despite this tradition, there have been an...more

When are Universities and Executive Agencies “State Actors” for Antitrust Immunity?

More than fifty years ago, the Supreme Court formalized the “state-action antitrust immunity” doctrine - a judge-made rule that certain state governmental conduct is immune from challenge under the federal antitrust laws....more

The Lessons (and Wisdom) of Rihanna

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Everyone these days seems to think they are entitled to more money, from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) claiming that there really are no independent contractors to the thousands of United Automobile Workers...more

Court Rules NCAA Can Block Colleges from Paying Student-Athletes, But Allows Scholarships for “Full Cost of Attendance”

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a partial victory for the NCAA, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned in part a permanent injunction issued by the District Court for the Northern District of California, which had required the NCAA to allow...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Duke Hit with Antitrust Suit for Non-Poaching Agreement with UNC

by Locke Lord LLP on

Universities and medical institutions in close geographic proximity may have faced the same issues as Duke and UNC when their faculties started departing for richer positions at the other’s campuses. With ever-increasing...more

Employee Could Proceed With Whistleblower Claim Based On Suspected Commercial Bribery

Linda Ferrick, a former senior administrator for Santa Clara University, claimed the termination of her employment resulted from her reporting that her supervisor had engaged in what Ferrick believed to be commercial bribery...more

NCAA’s Limits on Athletes’ Compensation for Use of Their Names or Likenesses Violates Antitrust Laws

The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) fundamental beliefs about the role of student-athletes and its economic model just received a partial rebuke from the courts. On August 8, 2014, a federal judge ruled that...more

Game On! Recent Legal Developments and Tax Issues for Collegiate Athletics

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

This is a period of unprecedented change for collegiate athletics, with potentially surprising tax consequences to the parties involved. Within the past six months, a federal district court held that the antitrust laws...more

Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics

by Mimesis Law on

August 27, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Jeff Kessler, partner at Winston & Strawn, talks with Lee Pacchia and Steve Olenick about how he fashioned a career in the emerging field of sports law. Over the course of his thirty plus...more

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