Entertainment & Sports Law

1024 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

LA Trend: More Confidentiality Contracts

Hollywood’s entertainment and business elite are, of course, perennially concerned about privacy. But ever-more-stringent efforts are now being made to safeguard from public scrutiny the personal lives of Los Angeles…

NFL, NBA, MLB Compete: Worst Week?

In an unprecedented scenario, it’s hard to say whether those in charge of the nation’s professional football, basketball or major league baseball teams are having the worst week, as they…

QB Lawyer Has Sports Star Roster

The lawyer for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has represented several sports stars, including Allen Iverson of the Denver Nuggets.

Lawrence Woodward Jr. is Vick’s longtime lawyer, according to the…

Benoit Doc: ‘Roid Rage an Unknown

Professional wrestler Chris Benoit had 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his blood when he killed his wife and 7-year-old son and committed suicide at their suburban Atlanta…

Pop Star Owes Legal Fees

Lawyers for pop star Michael Jackson have told him to “Beat It” on more than one occasion.

The latest dispute ended last week when a Los Angeles judge ordered Jackson…

Makeover Show Claims Dismissed

ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was able to change a three-bedroom house into a nine-bedroom mansion, but it didn’t have to provide a happy ending for five orphans who lived…

Cockfighting Soon Illegal in 50 States

Cockfighting will soon be illegal in all 50 states. A bill banning the sport in Louisiana, the only state where it is currently legal, was signed yesterday by the state…

Defendants: No Jail for Libby; Why Me?

Updated: A former top aide to the vice president of the United States didn’t have to serve time for lying to a federal grand jury. So why should I?

That…

Atty to Get 33 Months for Steroids Leak

A San Francisco lawyer who disclosed grand jury testimony by professional baseball players about alleged steroids use has agreed to a plea bargain that involves 33 months in jail.

Troy…

Affidavit: Wrestler Got ‘Excessive’ Steroids

Before murdering his wife and 7-year-old son and committing suicide at his suburban Atlanta home late last month, professional wrestler Chris Benoit reportedly got “excessive” amounts of steroids using prescriptions…

Agony of Defeat for Raiders

A California Supreme Court justice sounded something like the late sportscaster Howard Cosell in explaining why the Oakland Raiders will not get a retrial in a territorial rights suit against…

Wrestler’s Doc Charged in Drug Case

A personal physician for a professional wrestler who recently committed a double murder-suicide was charged today in a federal drug probe.

Phil Astin is accused of having improperly dispensed painkillers…

Steroid Link in Wrestler’s Murder-Suicide?

Authorities are investigating possible illegal steroid use in case of a well-known professional wrestler who strangled his wife, smothered his son and then hanged himself in the weight room of…

11th Circuit OKs Search of Football Fans

“Voluntary” pat-down searches of fans entering football stadiums do not violate the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizes, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided today.

Ruling…

A High-Impact Ruling for Athletic Rule

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding a no-recruiting rule is likely to have an impact across the nation.

The court upheld an athletic association rule barring…

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