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NCAA In Tune With Dancing With The Stars

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is in step with the television program Dancing With the Stars, and it has decided that the hero of the University of Notre Dame’s NCAA Championship-winning Women’s Basketball Team,...more

Student-Athletes Score Partial Win on Challenge to NCAA’s Scholarship Caps

by Carlton Fields on

A nationwide class action currently consolidated in multidistrict litigation filed by current and former student-athletes received a boost from a ruling on the parties’ cross motions for summary judgment. ...more

Client Alert: Why it is 100x Riskier to Pay College Athletes than it is to Pay NFL Free Agents

Every March, as the NCAA Final Four tips off, there is no shortage of opinions that it is madness to prohibit universities from paying college athletes cash compensation for the athletic services they provide....more

The Blessing of March Madness

by FordHarrison on

March Madness is back and we’ve had a bit more madness this year. We saw the first 16 seed topple a 1 seed when UMBC shocked Virginia. ...more

NCAA Extends Permissible Agent Use To Draft-Eligible High School Hockey Players

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As high school students end their winter sports schedules and spring sports participants begin play across the country, the role and significance of agents and their use by amateur athletes as they prepare for possible...more

March Madness for Employers - Revisited - Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicking off this week, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost employers billions of...more

It’s that time of year again: Phish Madness!

Beware of March Madness! Scammers and phishers take advantage of increased web traffic by impersonating popular March Madness websites, including bracket sites and game live streams. Will your employees take the bait?...more

MARCH MADNESS…or Bust

I’m counting down the minutes to leaving my office later today to begin my favorite weekend of the year – the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament! Even though my bubble was bursted on Selection Sunday – my team didn’t make...more

Are March Madness Pools a Good Bet for the Workplace?

by Barley Snyder on

It’s March Madness season and the start of the NCAA Division 1 college basketball tournament, creating an annual litany of problem areas for employers to deal with....more

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – March 2018 #2

This week, Congress returns to Washington with 11 days to finalize a government spending bill. House appropriators will be meeting throughout the week to finalize their respective packages which means we should expect to see...more

NCAA Head Coaches Beware: You Are ‘Presumptively’ Responsible For Acts Of Assistant Coaches, Administrators

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

A recent news report detailed alleged large-scale corruption throughout men’s college basketball. In the report, dozens of student-athletes allegedly received impermissible payments for their commitments to enroll at various...more

Decision Invoking GAME OF THRONES – There Is No Middle Ground

A United States Magistrate Judge in Northern California relied on the Game of Thrones where there is no “Middle Ground” in rendering his decision to award attorneys’ fees for the work spent on all claims brought by former...more

Being Bad Is Not A Crime

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Anyone that follows sports was shocked by the indictment of several prominent basketball coaches. Apparently it is virtually undisputed that they arranged for a shoe manufacturer with ties to their school to pay families of...more

Gambling with SCOTUS: Christie v. NCAA

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Having recently heard oral argument in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide this long-running case that is ostensibly about the legalization of wagering on sports...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act to Cause Significant Financial Disruption to Sports and Entertainment Businesses

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act). While the emphasis of the Act focused on the reduction of corporate rates, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's...more

Handicapping Christie v. NCAA: How will the Supreme Court Vote on PASPA?

The briefing is complete and the oral argument is over in Christie v. NCAA. All that remains is for the Supreme Court to decide the case. How will the Court decide? Will New Jersey blow up the PASPA dam and send regulated...more

Funding/Clean Air Act: National Association of Clean Air Agencies December 5th Recommendation to Senate and House Appropriations...

The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (“NACAA”) submitted a December 5th letter to the Chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees in regards to the Omnibus Appropriation Bill for...more

Christie v. NCAA: Will New Jersey’s Bet on Sports Gambling Pay Off?

by Goodwin on

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the much anticipated case, Christie v. NCAA, in which the Court is considering New Jersey’s bid to permit sports gambling at the state’s casinos and race tracks. A...more

Repeat After Me: College Athletes Are Not School Employees Under the FLSA

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

“Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” This quote (attributed to Brazilian author Paulo Cuelho) comes to mind with last month’s filing of yet another...more

FBI Charges Based on Bribes Could Forecast a New Enforcement Priority for Universities

On September 26, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced criminal charges against ten individuals relating to a complicated system of bribe payments to the families of basketball recruits...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Alere Inc. Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action - On September 28, 2017, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), a Massachusetts based manufacturer of medical diagnostic...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS - Alere Inc. Agrees to Pay More Than $13 Million to Resolve SEC FCPA Enforcement Action - On September 28, 2017, Alere Inc. (“Alere”), a Massachusetts based manufacturer of medical diagnostic...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - October 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Sweden-based Telia Company AB has agreed to pay $965 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). U.S. v. Telia Co., No....more

Class Action Filed Against NCAA And 20 Universities Alleging Student-Athletes With Scholarships Are Employees

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In the latest effort to argue that student athletes qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a class action lawsuit was filed last week in a federal court in Pennsylvania against the National...more

It’s A Slam Dunk: Take Steps Now To Avoid Tough Lessons Learned By Several NCAA Basketball Programs

The recent indictment of at least 10 individuals associated with college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs and conducting...more

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