Entertainment & Sports Law
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How often, I ask Leigh Steinberg, do people say to you, “Show me the money?” “How about every day?” he responds without a second of hesitation. The phrase was cemented into pop culture lexicon by its use in Jerry Maguire
, the 1996 film starring Tom Cruise as a sports agent, telling the story of his relationship with the profession and one particularly demanding football player-client.
Sep 5, 2023 2:00 PM CDT
A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled for a transgender college student who challenged an Idaho law that bars transgender athletes from participating in women’s and girls' student sports in public schools.
Aug 17, 2023 2:55 PM CDT
A Black lawyer who is a former pro football player has sued a Pennsylvania judge for allegedly ordering the lawyer’s arrest and having him hauled into court in shackles, where the lawyer was presented with a stark choice.
Aug 15, 2023 3:47 PM CDT
On Sunday, some of the world’s greatest bicyclists will cross the finish line of the Tour de France. The grueling competition, covering 2,100 miles over three weeks, will end on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Élysées. The cyclists will have a lot to contend with as they race on the city’s famed street. But lucky for them, that won’t include motorists.
Jul 19, 2023 8:10 AM CDT
A Holland & Knight partner’s alleged remarks about a “toxic work environment” and a fired Washington Commanders executive are cited in a defamation lawsuit filed earlier this month.
Jul 18, 2023 11:48 AM CDT
A future law student who played basketball as a child at summer camp became eligible for the NBA draft after learning that he met the simple criteria.
Jun 22, 2023 12:38 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reinstate a West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from playing on female sports teams.
Apr 7, 2023 9:17 AM CDT
Bruce Jackson grew up shuttling between Brooklyn and Manhattan public housing projects in New York City. His journey led him to Hofstra University and then the Georgetown University Law Center. He ditched a white-shoe firm job to launch a career in entertainment law and represented some of the hottest hip-hop and rap artists in the 1990s.
Apr 5, 2023 10:41 AM CDT
Several legal fights have pitted family members of an artist who died without a will against parties accused of commercially exploiting the artist’s work. Collectors or entrepreneurs who have obtained an artist’s physical work may then be tempted to try to profit from its underlying intellectual property, but they are different things.
Apr 1, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
A lawyer banned from Madison Square Garden after suing the venue isn’t entitled to an injunction forcing Madison Square Garden to admit him and his colleagues to events, according to a New York appeals court.
Mar 29, 2023 2:27 PM CDT
NFL objects to firm’s Super Bowl ad, leading to suit
The Dimopoulos Law Firm in Las Vegas is seeking a declaratory judgment that its Super Bowl commercial did not infringe…
Mar 3, 2023 2:27 PM CST
The price of a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl in 1985 was $525,000. The cost wasn’t that far off from the average profits per partner at Kirkland & Ellis, which amounted to $405,000, according to figures by the American Lawyer. It was the first year that the publication reported on profits per partner.
Feb 9, 2023 3:07 PM CST
The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. has made a change to a policy that bans lawyers from its venues if they have "active litigation against the company."
Feb 7, 2023 12:57 PM CST
Accusations of systemic racism at the highest ranks of the NFL have plagued the league for decades. After the racial unrest of 2020, sports teams promoted their efforts to address problems through acts that proved more symbolic than effectual. But as is often the case, legal action rather than moral imperative is being used to try to effect change.
Feb 1, 2023 4:00 AM CST
Aarash Darroodi’s boyhood in Iran led to a turbulent, decades-long journey during which he was separated from his parents, survived war, traveled throughout the Middle East and parts of Asia, and eventually landed a dream job as the top lawyer at one of America’s most iconic music companies.
Feb 1, 2023 1:40 AM CST
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