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Sports Law Development of the Week: SEC Files Suit, Settles with Nevada-Based Sports Wagering Investing Companies
September 18, 2018
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.

Analysis: The Latest FLSA Case Against the NCAA Has Gone Further Than Any of its Predecessors
September 14, 2018
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.

Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Show-Cause Order Issued to Former USC Coach Todd McNair Declared Illegal by California Judge
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

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. 

Sports Law Development of the Week: NCAA Clears Michigan State of Violations in Nassar Case
September 5, 2018
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.

Analysis: Can Ohio State Fire Urban Meyer For Cause?
August 2, 2018
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.

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

Sports Law Development of the Week: Federal Judge Denies NHL Players' Bid for Class Certification in Concussion Case
July 18, 2018
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.

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

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.

Sports Law Development of the Week: Dustin Fowler's Negligence Suit Against White Sox Remanded to Illinois State Court
July 4, 2018
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.

Sports Law Development of the Week: Seventh Circuit Deals Another Blow to NCAA Transfer Rule Challenge
June 27, 2018
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.