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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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July 25, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Former Ohio State Wrestlers Sue School, Claim Sexual Harassment From Team Doctor
Sports Law Development of the Week: Former Ohio State Wrestlers Sue School, Claim Sexual Harassment From Team Doctor

Ohio State is facing two class-action lawsuits stemming from the abuse allegedly committed by former University physician and team doctor Richard Strauss.

Tags: Ohio State, Richard Strauss, class action, Jim Jordan, wrestling
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July 18, 2018
Sports Law Development of the Week: Federal Judge Denies NHL Players' Bid for Class Certification in Concussion Case
Sports Law Development of the Week: Federal Judge Denies NHL Players' Bid for Class Certification in Concussion Case

Former NHL players dealt substantial blow in effort to reach global settlement for concussion claims.

Tags: NHL, concussion, class certification, federal court
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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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