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New Jersey’s Gamble Pays Off as Supreme Court Rules Federal Prohibition on Sports Betting Unconstitutional

by K&L Gates LLP on

In a 6–3 decision that will have major implications for the multibillion-dollar sports betting industry, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a 1992 federal law barring states from legalizing sports gambling. The ruling...more

US Supreme Court Opens Door to Sports Betting

On May 15, 2018, in a watershed decision, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law – the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), 28 U.S.C. § 3701 et seq. – which governed gambling on sports...more

The Ra-Ra-Reckoning of Entertainment‘s Biggest Cheerleaders: Is It Sexist or Just Part of the Job?

by FordHarrison on

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have taken social media and the entertainment industry by storm, one particular subset of entertainers have been notably left out of the conversation … professional cheerleaders....more

Now That PASPA Has Fallen, What Does This Mean For The States?

by Dickinson Wright on

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) is unconstitutional commandeering, a number of states are rushing to pass laws to legalize and regulate sports betting...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning States from Legalizing Sports Gambling

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) that bans states from permitting gambling on sporting events. Murphy v. National Collegiate...more

Parting with PASPA: U.S. Supreme Court Paves the Way for Regulated Sports Gambling

by Goodwin on

Earlier today, New Jersey won a sweeping victory in Murphy v. NCAA, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). As David Apfel and Brian Burgess recently...more

Youth Football Bans are Decreasing in Interest

by Buchalter on

It appears that football bans are slowly dying. As I previously discussed, California, along with Illinois, New York, and Maryland proposed bills to ban tackling in youth football earlier this year. Please see Law360 article...more

Sports Torts and Courts

by Butler Snow LLP on

Who has not been injured in a recreational, athletic activity? Who has not accidentally injured someone else in the course of play? We all have … an errant softball throw, a shanked iron, a bouncing horseshoe. We enjoy the...more

Differences in Axonal Structure Likely Contributing to Increased Vulnerability of Women to Concussions

Although males represent a majority of emergency department visits for sports and recreation-related concussion, researchers have recently found that female athletes have a higher rate of concussion and appear to have worse...more

Beijing IP Court Finds Live Football Broadcasts Not Copyrightable

by Dechert LLP on

Live broadcasts of football games failed to reach the fixation and originality requirements for copyright protection, held by the Beijing IP Court in its recent judgment...more

Three Point Shot - March 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Can a High School Football Coach Say a Hail Mary after a Hail Mary? High school football coach Joseph Kennedy was not instructing his quarterback to take a knee in victory formation to run down the clock. Instead, in an...more

Esports Insights and Trends - April 2018

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Gearing up for e-sport: Seizing opportunities and tackling legal issues

by Hogan Lovells on

On 27 March, Partner Eugene Low and Associate Arthur Ng from our Hong Kong office gave a presentation on e-sports at a reception event organized by the Association of Corporate Counsel, Hong Kong. ...more

It’s Not Cricket – Ethics on the Pitch

by Thomas Fox on

The Aussies are in the midst of a Test Series against South African and were tied 1-1 and decided they need a bit of leg up. According to reports, the entire leadership team of the Australian national team decided to cheat by...more

Football Injuries Give Rise To Legal Custody Questions

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

My colleague, Mark Ashton, was recently quoted in Mr. Ken Belson’s New York Times article addressing a Pittsburgh custody case grappling with whether a child should play football after having had three concussions before his...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

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

The Business of Being a Pro Gamer: Four Ways to Protect Your Value

by Brooks Pierce on

In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, how you invest your resources is a crucial part of a team’s winning strategy. Players must decide what utility to buy, when to upgrade, when to resort back to pistols to save up for future...more

Portland, Oregon – Future Olympic City?

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

Last month, Portland hosted the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. While not likely what comes to mind when thinking of major sporting events, it nonetheless drew a lot of visitors to the city, with an economic impact...more

Red Notice Newsletter - February 2018

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – U.S. Agencies Decline to Prosecute Teradata for Alleged FCPA Violations – On February 26, 2018, Teradata Corporation, an Ohio-based enterprise software database management company,...more

Esports Insights and Trends - Staying current with emerging developments in the booming esports industry ...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Where is the Line? Options for Professional Leagues and Teams Facing On-Field Player Social Activism

In July 2016, four players on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team wore black shirts in support of the Black Lives Matter social justice movement. The WNBA fined the players, but later rescinded the fines. In August 2016, San...more

Chief Wahoo: A Look Back in History

by Fish & Richardson on

February 14 marks an unofficial end to winter because, as baseball fans know, this is the day when pitchers and catch­ers report for spring training. In honor of this happy occasion, and being both baseball fans and trademark...more

Cleveland Indians To Discontinue Use Of Chief Wahoo On Player Uniforms; Limited Use Of The Logo To Continue In Order To Preserve...

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

Although the Supreme Court recently ruled that disparaging trademarks are protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech in Matal v. Tam, the Cleveland Indians have announced that they will cease use of their “Chief...more

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