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July 11, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Milwaukee Bucks Player Sues City of Milwaukee, city Police Chief, and 8 Officers Over January Incident
Sports Law Development of the Week: Milwaukee Bucks Player Sues City of Milwaukee, city Police Chief, and 8 Officers Over January Incident

In late June, Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown filed a federal lawsuit over an incident in January 2018, when he claims eight Milwaukee police officers beat, tased, and unlawfully arrested him for a parking violation.

Tags: Sterling Brown, NBA, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Police Department
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July 4, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Dustin Fowler's Negligence Suit Against White Sox Remanded to Illinois State Court
Sports Law Development of the Week: Dustin Fowler's Negligence Suit Against White Sox Remanded to Illinois State Court

After suffering a significant injury at the White Sox's Guaranteed Rate Field in his June 2017 MLB debut, then-Yankees player Dustin Fowler sued the club in Illinois state court. After removal to federal court, the case was remanded to Illinois state court in late June.

Tags: Dustin Fowler, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, remand, removal, LMRA, MLB, collective bargaining agreement, federal court, state court
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June 27, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Seventh Circuit Deals Another Blow to NCAA Transfer Rule Challenge
Sports Law Development of the Week: Seventh Circuit Deals Another Blow to NCAA Transfer Rule Challenge

The Seventh Circuit's ruling in Deppe is the latest setback for athletes attempting to invalidate the NCAA's rules restricting their ability to freely transfer between institutions.

Tags: NCAA, Peter Deppe, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, Seventh Circuit, O'Bannon v. NCAA, NCAA v. Board of Regents, Agnew v. NCAA, amateurism, transfer rules
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June 20, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Federal Judge Rules Former NFL Player Wrongly Denied Disability Benefits
Sports Law Development of the Week: Federal Judge Rules Former NFL Player Wrongly Denied Disability Benefits

Former NFL player Darryl Ashmore granted benefits under Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan after federal judge finds Plan made erroneous decisions and acted arbitrarily and capriciously.

Tags: NFL, Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan, Darryl Ashmore, federal court
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June 13, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Trevor Bauer Sues Training Company Over Unauthorized Use of his Intellectual Property
Sports Law Development of the Week: Trevor Bauer Sues Training Company Over Unauthorized Use of his Intellectual Property

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer filed a federal lawsuit in Louisiana alleging a baseball training organization misappropriated his intellectual property and trademarks when it analyzed his pitching style.

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June 6, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Concussion Lawsuit Facing U.S. Soccer Federation
Sports Law Development of the Week: Concussion Lawsuit Facing U.S. Soccer Federation

Two youth soccer players have filed a putative class action lawsuit against the U.S Soccer Federation and the U.S. Youth Soccer Association for failing to require players to wear protective headgear, which they say could have reduced concussion and other head injury risks.

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