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Sports Law

How to Become a Sports Lawyer

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Roger I. Abrams

Most sports lawyers work at large law firms that supply legal services to sports entities. Most sports teams, for example, do not handle their litigation in-house. To get those jobs, all a law student needs to do is ace all of his or her courses and interview like a star.

Kansas City Chiefs in Hot Water: Catching Up With Plaintiffs' Counsel in Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against the Club

The Legal Blitz | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

The various lawsuits have been filed in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. On the forefront of concussion litigation, and a Missouri attorney himself, is Paul D. Anderson.

From Lawyer to Commissioner: Insight From The National Lacrosse League Boss

The Legal Blitz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

In 1986, the NLL launched and George Daniel was grinding out his first year at Temple Law School. At no point did he ever imagine that he would find himself at the helm of one of the most popular professional indoor sports in the world.

New Jersey Redefines Golfers' Tort Liability

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

We all have that one golfing buddy who can't seem to hit a single straight shot and always requires a baker's dozen worth of mulligans. But thanks to a recent ruling by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, only the golfer hitting the ball is responsible for yelling "fore!" for errant shots.

Senator Weighs In on New Internet Betting and Horse Racing Bill

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate have introduced Senate Bill No. 1188, which if enacted, would reform the regulatory oversight of the multi-billion dollar horse racing industry in the state.

The Baseball Rule: How Duties to Spectators Continue to Evolve

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Attending a professional sporting event carries some inherent risks. Balls, equipment, and even athletes themselves sometimes fly into the stands. Drunken idiots throw punches. Mascots can sometimes get a little handsy.

Hostile Waters: A Lawyer's Analysis of the Incognito/Martin Dilemma in the Miami Dolphins Organization

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

The media has consistently been all over this story since it surfaced, and we at thought it best to call in the pros for a proper analysis of some of the sports law issues at hand.

Lacrosse Entrepreneur Seeks to Kick Start Video Game Industry

The Legal Blitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Despite its severance with the NCAA, EA Sports is still on pace to break $4 billion in revenue this year. Yet while EA dominates the sports market, it has failed to appreciate the popularity of one the world's fastest growing sports -- lacrosse.

2012: The Summer of Sports Law

Warren K. Zola | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Virtually every major story, from the Olympics, to college sports, to professional leagues has been shaped by legal principles studied in the first year of law school.

The Washington Wizards Dumped Jamison, Butler, and Haywood -- Can They Dump Arenas and His Contract?

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

At the beginning of this NBA season, the Wizards featured an NBA Jams-worthy triumvirate and had visions of a playoff run. Fast forward to today, and the team has been gutted.

Obama Field

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

How can Citi lay off tens of thousands of its loyal workers and still fork over four hundred million dollars over twenty years to see its name up in lights in Queens? The "pundocracy," of course, is in an uproar.