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September 20, 2018
Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account
Analysis: A Novel Battle Over a Sports Media Member's Twitter Account

In August, BH Media, which owns the Roanoke Times, sued former Times writer and current report for The Athletic Andy Bitter over ownership of the @AndyBitterVT Twitter account. BH says it owns the account; Bitter claims it was gifted to him by his predecessor at the paper. Will disputes like these become more common in the social media era?

Tags: Andy Bitter, BH Media, trade secret, Roanoke Times, Twitter
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September 18, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies
Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued and settled with two Nevada companies that allegedly offered unregistered securities -- the opportunity to invest in sports wagering.

Tags: Securities and Exchange Commission, Nevada, Contrarian, Nevada Sports Investment Group, CG Technology, Nevada Gaming Control Board, The Securities Act
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September 14, 2018
Analysis: The Latest FLSA Case Against the NCAA Has Gone Further Than Any of its Predecessors
Analysis: The Latest FLSA Case Against the NCAA Has Gone Further Than Any of its Predecessors

Lawrence "Poppy" Livers' FLSA claims against Villanova and the NCAA have reached the discovery phase of litigation, putting him a step closer to victory than any other college athlete pressing similar claims.

Tags: NCAA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Lawrence Livers, Michael Baylson, federal court, discovery, employee
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September 10, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Show-Cause Order Issued to Former USC Coach Todd McNair Declared Illegal by California Judge
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Show-Cause Order Issued to Former USC Coach Todd McNair Declared Illegal by California Judge

In the latest saga in the long-running Todd McNair matter, a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge has found NCAA show-cause orders, which in McNair's case restricted his ability to recruit, to be illegal under California law. 

Tags: Todd McNair, NCAA, Frederick Shaller, California, show-cause order, Reggie Bush, USC
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September 5, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Clears Michigan State of Violations in Nassar Case
Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Clears Michigan State of Violations in Nassar Case

Michigan State has, for now, been cleared of any NCAA violations for its role in the Larry Nassar scandal and for its alleged mishandling of sexual assault complaints against its athletes.

Tags: michigan state, ncaa, Larry Nassar, Oliver Luck, Jonathan Duncan, Bill Beekman, Mark Hollis
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August 2, 2018
Analysis: Can Ohio State Fire Urban Meyer For Cause?
Analysis: Can Ohio State Fire Urban Meyer For Cause?

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has come under fire for his handling of domestic violence and stalking allegations against his former assistant coach. Under his contract, Meyer could be fired for cause and face other legal consequences for his role in this growing scandal.

Tags: Urban Meyer, Ohio State, Zach Smith, Courtney Smith, Brett McMurphy, Contracts, NCAA, Title IX, for cause, sexual misconduct
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