Entertainment & Sports Law

1034 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

LeBron James issues infringement letter to the University of Alabama over web series
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, sent a notice of copyright infringement to the University of Alabama earlier this month.
Law firms and doctors aided fraudulent claimants in $1B concussion settlement, NFL alleges
The NFL claims in a motion filed Friday that a special investigator should be appointed to stop the “widespread fraud” in claims filed under the $1 billion concussion settlement.
Frances McDormand has people asking: What is an inclusion rider?
Updated: Best actress winner Frances McDormand had some people scratching their heads Sunday evening when she ended her acceptance speech at the Oscars with two words of advice: “inclusion rider.”
Coal company accuses judge of ‘flagrant disregard of the law’ for siding with John Oliver

A state court judge has decided to dismiss a defamation suit filed against John Oliver over a satirical segment on the cable television program Last Week Tonight that criticized a…

Law allowing actors to censor publication of their ages violates First Amendment, judge rules

A federal judge in San Francisco has overturned a California law that gives actors the power to remove information about their age from online profiles on the IMDb website.

11th Circuit refuses to reinstate fired Dolphins coach’s defamation suit against Paul Weiss law firm

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit by a fired Miami Dolphins coach who claimed the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison defamed…

Temporary restraining order puts suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott on hold again

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) that again blocks a six-game suspension imposed against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott by the National…

Colin Kaepernick’s grievance alleges collusion; does Trump threat give players free-speech claim?

Updated: Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the National Football League claims all 32 teams colluded to keep him out of the league in response to pressure by President Donald Trump.

Lawyer…

5th Circuit vacates injunction blocking suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

An appeals court on Thursday vacated an injunction blocking Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension imposed by the NFL over domestic violence allegations be vacated and remanded the case…

4 assistant NCAA basketball coaches accused of accepting bribes

Four assistant basketball coaches at NCAA Division I schools have been charged with accepting bribes to steer players to work with clothing companies, sports agents and financial advisers after they…

Lawsuit against NFL says convicted Patriots star Hernandez had severe CTE

The estate of Aaron Hernandez filed a lawsuit on Thursday that claims the late New England Patriots football star had severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide following a…

NFL seeks to reinstate suspension for Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott

The NFL is seeking to reinstate a six-game suspension imposed by an arbitrator against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The NFL is asking U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant…

Minor league players lose federal antitrust appeal over low wages

A federal appeals court has tossed a suit filed by professional minor league baseball players who claimed the league illegally depressed wages in violation of antitrust law.

The San Francisco-based…

Supreme Court to decide whether Congress can bar states from authorizing sports gambling

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide the constitutionality of a federal statute banning states from authorizing sports betting.

The issue in the two consolidated cases before the…

10 Questions: For rap and hip-hop artists, LA lawyer Julian Petty represents

As a college intern at Def Jam Records, Julian K. Petty saw firsthand how poorly artists were represented, and he vowed that someday, he’d do something about it. Fast-forward 20…

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