Entertainment & Sports Law

1036 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

At least 8 theaters drop ‘Mockingbird’ productions after producer of newer play threatens suit

Updated: At least eight theater companies throughout the United States have canceled productions of To Kill a Mockingbird because of litigation threats from the producer of a newer version of…

Former football players ran out of time to sue NFL, 9th Circuit says

Former NFL players who allege they were overmedicated and pressured to return to the field despite injuries that had not fully healed can’t sue the NFL for ending their careers…

Prominent 1970s musicians sue music companies for copyright infringement

A group of well-known 1970s musicians filed a pair of proposed class action lawsuits Tuesday, accusing Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and UMG Recordings Inc. of violating a provision of copyright…

Saints fans can’t force a missed-call do-over with a writ of mandamus, judge rules

A federal judge ruled Thursday that New Orleans Saints fans can’t use a writ of mandamus to compel NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate a missed call that might have…

Two of Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers once represented one of his accusers in criminal case

Two new lawyers defending movie producer Harvey Weinstein against sexual assault charges once represented one of his accusers in a drug possession case.

The lawyers, Jose Baez and Ronald S.…

Saints fans file suits over bad call in game against Rams; can NFL order a do-over?

New Orleans Saints ticket holders filed two lawsuits Tuesday over a failure to call a pass interference or roughness penalty against a Los Angeles Rams player in the NFC Championship…

In praying football coach case, 4 SCOTUS justices criticize 9th Circuit’s ‘highly tendentious’ reading of precedent

Four Supreme Court justices on Tuesday expressed concern about an appellate court’s views on teachers’ religious rights in the case of a praying football coach.

The justices said in a…

‘Fresh Prince’ actor, rapper and dancer sue makers of video game over popular dance moves

Updated: Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks on the ’90s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, dancer Backpack Kid and rapper 2 Milly are suing the makers of…

Fake network voids choice-of-law deal, Roy Moore says in defamation suit against Sacha Baron Cohen

Former Alabama Chief Justice and failed Senate candidate Roy Moore claims his $95 million defamation suit against Sacha Baron Cohen doesn’t have to be tried in New York because of…

Gymnast-turned-lawyer who helped expose Nassar is honored, Christine Blasey Ford makes video tribute
A lawyer who was the first woman to publicly accuse gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault has been selected as Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of the Year.
Cable network Court TV is planning a comeback

Court TV, the network that ran live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial, is planning to be back on the air in May 2019.

Katz Networks announced plans to revive…

Sports lawyer shares how he turned a love for athletics into a career

“Show me the money!” After navigating the ups and downs of being an agent, Darren Heitner pursued another avenue that combined his love of negotiation and athletics: sports law. With…

Olympic medal-winning attorney fights sexual abuse and discrimination in athletics

Olympic gold medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar backed a new law that requires Olympics governing bodies to try to prevent the sexual, physical and emotional abuse of amateur athletes.

Team protest cases are labor law, not free speech

Terri Carmichael Jackson recalled leading the Women’s National Basketball Players Association during a panel on Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports at the ABA Annual Meeting.

Judge rules Johnny Depp can void unwritten contract with lawyer; is ‘handshake culture’ at risk?

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday that actor Johnny Depp can void an oral contract with his former lawyer because California law requires contingency agreements to be put in…

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