Entertainment & Sports Law

1036 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

Brazilian judge orders seizure of passports of US swimmers Lochte and Feigen after robbery report

A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of passports for U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen while noting “possible divergences” in their accounts of an armed holdup last…

New Jersey loses bet on sports gambling in 3rd Circuit; ‘clever drafting’ doesn’t save the law

A New Jersey law legalizing gambling on sports has been struck down by a federal appeals court.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in an en…

Alexandra Darraby blends her love for art with her career in the law

Alexandra Darraby really wanted to get to the Rothko. So did I, but we each had our own reasons for making the pilgrimage to the gallery at the San Francisco…

Should ABA take on a greater role in fighting international sports corruption?

The 2016 Olympic Games open Friday in Rio de Janeiro amid concerns about the Zika virus, pollution along the city’s famous beaches, and the city’s readiness to accommodate hordes of…

Widespread confusion over the rules of the road for bicyclists leads to clashes

Confusion about and lack of uniformity in the rules of the road for bicyclists lead to clashes.

Tom Brady won’t appeal Deflategate suspension; will the players association seek cert?

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has announced he will drop appeals of his four-game Deflategate suspension.

Brady said in a Facebook post that he will “no longer proceed with…

Tom Brady loses bid for en banc review in Deflategate suspension

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has lost his bid for en banc review of a decision reinstating his four-game suspension in connection with underinflated footballs during a playoff…

Pete Rose sues former Akin Gump partner for radio show comments

Pete Rose has sued the former Akin Gump partner who authored the report on Rose’s betting on baseball for comments the lawyer made on a radio show last year.

John…

Lawyer who won $5.3M ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict files $20M suit over Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’

A lawyer who represented singer Marvin Gaye’s family in last year’s monster $5.3 million “Blurred Lines” copyright verdict is back in court in another high-profile case over a hit song.

9th Circuit strikes copyright suit against Madonna over horn sample in ‘Vogue’

Madonna was sued for plagiarism over her 1990 hit “Vogue.” However, a federal appellate court has sided with the Material Girl after finding that the lawsuit had nothing to it.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa sues to void management and recording contract he signed as a teenager

Rapper Wiz Khalifa has sued his manager and former record company to void a contract he signed as a teenager, the Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. blog wrote this week.

Tom Brady and NFL players union seek 2nd Circuit en banc rehearing of Deflategate ruling

When quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots recently added superstar appellate lawyer Ted Olson to his team, it appeared that he might be anticipating a U.S. Supreme Court…

Attorney in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ case asks to compel attendance from Led Zeppelin stars

An attorney suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement has asked a Los Angeles judge to compel the attendance of the band’s biggest stars, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s THR,…

US is investigating Hollywood hiring practices, ACLU says

The United States is reportedly investigating Hollywood hiring practices after a study by the American Civil Liberties Union concluded women were being excluded from directing positions as a result of…

Another state bans fantasy sports sites for violating gambling laws

Idahoans can no longer join daily, online fantasy sports contests, because the cash prizes reportedly violate state gambling laws.

“Idaho defines gambling, in part, as risking money or other thing…

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