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Tag Archives: Major League Baseball (MLB)

The Kris Bryant Problem and How to Fix It

Posted in Labor & Employment, Sports Business and the Law

On March 30th, the Chicago Cubs assigned wunderkind slugger Kris Bryant to its minor league affiliate in Iowa, rather than bringing him north from spring training for MLB’s opening day.    Bryant – the consensus number one prospect in professional baseball – completely annihilated Cactus League pitching this spring, with a league-leading 9 homers in 40… Continue Reading

New Jersey and Sports Leagues Set to Resume Sports Betting Battle in Federal Appellate Court Today

Posted in Sports Business and the Law

Today is a crucial day for New Jersey in its mission to legalize sports betting, as it will argue its position on the issue against attorneys for the four major American professional sports leagues and the NCAA this morning in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Attorney Theodore B. Olson, who represents… Continue Reading

Major League Baseball and its Clubs Defend Wage-and-Hour Class Action Brought by Former Minor Leaguers

Posted in Sports Business and the Law

On October 24, 2014, Aaron Senne and several former minor league baseball players filed a consolidated amended class action complaint against the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, former Commissioner Bud Selig himself, and the 30 major league clubs.  The amended complaint alleges in its introductory paragraphs that the defendants “openly collude on… Continue Reading

Federal Judge Enjoins New Jersey from Permitting Sports Betting – Will Other Leagues Adopt the Position Taken by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver?

Posted in Sports Business and the Law

On Friday, Judge Michael Shipp granted the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.  The decision was unsurprising, but still extremely disappointing, to New Jersey state officials who have been attempting to establish legalized, regulated sports betting in the state for… Continue Reading

Now the World’s Pastime

Posted in Sports Business and the Law

Saw a terrific movie over the weekend called "Rice Field of Dreams", about the national baseball team in Cambodia. Part "Bad News Bears", part "The Caine Mutiny", the film chronicles the training and international debut of a team where there was none before. Why is it great? Each of the recruits brings boundless enthusiasm to… Continue Reading

Sports Gambling and…Taxes?

Posted in Sports Business and the Law

At the end of last month, Kelly Phillips Erb posted an article on Forbes.com about a great night of MLB play as the regular season drew to an end (including the Rays big comeback against those Yankees). Perhaps more importantly to you gamblers out there, Erb put her readers on notice of the requirement to report… Continue Reading