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NCAA Appeals Ruling on Compensation for Student-Athletes

On November 14, 2014, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) submitted its initial brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Northern District of California’s August decision that the NCAA’s...more

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

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

NCAA Settles Concussion Class Action Lawsuit

On July 29, 2014, the NCAA and representatives of college athletes announced an agreement to settle a concussion class action lawsuit that came on the heels of a similar lawsuit against the NFL. The settlement will need to...more

The Lack of Concussion-Specific Helmet Safety Standards Remains a Concern for School Districts and Student-Athletes

With the national spotlight increasingly focused on concussion management, protocols, and prevention, it is somewhat surprising that helmet safety has not comprised a larger role in the discussion....more

Do Referees Face Liability for Their Decisions in Sports Contests?

The doctrine of assumption of risk is a familiar one in the sports-torts arena. The general rule is that an athlete assumes the normal, commonly appreciated risks associated with playing his or her particular sport. It cannot...more

Maryland Basketball Player Dez Wells Files Lawsuit Against Xavier

Maryland Basketball Player Dez Wells Files Lawsuit Against Xavier by Anthony Caruso on August 26, 2013 A new lawsuit against NCAA school Xavier University by a former basketball player may challenge universities' legal...more

Three Point Shot - January 2013

In This Issue: - Take Me Out To the Ball Game, But Keep Me Away From the Flying Hotdogs - Full Court Press Gets Young Women the Right to Play AND Be Cheered - Will Dorsett be able to “Heisman” SER Media?...more

Trainer: concussions occur all the time in high school football

As high school coaches and administrators learn more about the long-term effects of concussions on the human brain, they are taking them more seriously and doing more to make sure that teenage athletes who suffer this form of...more

Alabama schools to take required part in treating brain injuries

Does your child or teen play a sport for school? If so, that probably brings you a great deal of joy and pride. But maybe it also leaves you feeling scared sometimes. Especially in the more high-impact sports like football...more

Is the Sovereign Immunity of Athletic Trainers at State-Funded Colleges and Universities Coming Under Fire?

Illinois Court finds athletic trainers subject to duty of care independent of State employment - Sellers v. Rudert A recent case decided in Illinois has determined that athletic trainers in Illinois may be held personally...more

The Titanic of Estate Planning

There is no doubt that planning your estate means having to think of your death, and the ones left behind. It's not a happy subject, but it is one that must be done for the sake of everyone involved. The next time you think...more

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