Entertainment & Sports Law

1036 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

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…

Retired NFL players allege team doctors broke prescription laws, pushed painkillers

A new complaint in litigation from retired professional football players alleges that teams pushed them to play through pain by overusing prescription painkillers, sometimes in violation of federal prescription drug…

Federal judge urges retired NFL players to sign up for concussion settlement

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement with an estimated value of $1 billion.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody spoke during…

Former city bar president convicted in $300M web gambling case will get new trial

A former president of the Jacksonville Bar Association in Florida will get a new trial on charges that he masterminded an internet gambling operation for a veterans charity.

The Florida…

Lawyers find a career in combat sports law

“There is something both gritty and pure” about mixed martial arts bouts, says Erik Magraken, who practices combative sports regulation and personal injury law.

10 Questions: Omaha lawyer spends Sundays as NFL official

Every fall, plenty of lawyers have an opinion about football. The difference is that Clete Blakeman’s opinion matters.

New York law does not give copyright protection to older recordings, state top court rules

New York’s top court has ruled that state law does not protect copyright holders of sound recordings made before 1972, the year that federal copyright law began to offer protection.

SiriusXM agrees to pay up to $99M in copyright class action brought by Turtles members

SiriusXM has agreed to pay up to $99 million to settle three class action suits claiming the satellite radio service infringed musicians’ copyrights for music recorded before 1972, when federal…

Former law dean works to foster better race relations in sports

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighs in on NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s controversial kneeling during the national anthem, it’s clear the intersection of race and sports has become a flashpoint…

Anatomy of an extensive default judgment
A Pennsylvania federal court case was unusual because of the staggering amount of work the judge put into explaining her reasoning in an otherwise routine default judgment.

Who’s the pirate? Lawyers join forces to fight allegedly bogus claims of pay-TV theft

Private lawyers pay armies of freelance investigators to go into establishments and document pay-per-view theft. For a small business, a lawsuit could be a death knell.

Ryan Lochte is indicted in Brazil

U.S. Swimmier Ryan Lochte has been indicted in Brazil on a charge of filing a false police report in connection with his claims of being an armed robbery victim.

Police…

US swimmer agrees to charity payment to avoid prosecution in robbery scandal, lawyer says

Updated: U.S. swimmer Jimmy Feigen has agreed to pay $10,800 to a Brazilian charity to avoid charges in connection with allegedly false claims of an armed robbery in Rio, his…

Two US swimmers are pulled from plane; official alleges armed robbery claim was a lie

Updated: An anonymous police official has told news organizations that four U.S. swimmers in Rio were not held up at gunpoint early Sunday, but they were confronted by an armed…

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