Entertainment & Sports Law

1034 ABA Journal Entertainment & Sports Law articles.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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…

Yankees’ Giambi to Testify About Steroids

A designated hitter for the New York Yankees will be the first baseball player to testify before a major league baseball steroids use investigator.

Under an agreement announced today that…

Trial Looks at Genesis of JT Leroy

A federal trial in Manhattan offers insights into the creation of the literary persona known as JT Leroy.

A film production company is seeking to void a contract with a…

Lawyer vs Lawyer: Bears Tickets Mine

Four years ago, Douglas Warlick and Donald Ramsell decided to share the cost of season tickets for the Chicago Bears, splitting the $10,000 application fee for four seat licenses. But…

Heirs of Marilyn Monroe Lose Photo Rights

Marilyn Monroe’s popularity lives on, but laws passed after her death do not give heirs rights to her photos, a judge has ruled.

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