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
As heard on The Herd (note: the linked ESPN radio interview plays automatically), Clippers point guard Chris Paul been fined by the NBA for allegedly dissing a female referee. Generally considered a very good, very bright guy, and the union rep, Paul has been criticized for criticizing. Absent other details of which this lawyer has… Continue Reading
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
By John W. Polonis Villanova University School of Law Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Stadiums are common carriers for the public, and therefore, states’ use of eminent domain for their construction should be justified. While the use of eminent domain may not be ideal, the long term community and economic benefits… Continue Reading
An interesting read by John Wallbillich: "Lin’s Lessons for Lawyers"
When baseball players seek free agency, there is a procedure called a baseball arbitration. In it, each side names a number not known to the arbitrator. The arbitrator examines the proofs from management and the player’s representative, and then announces his "number." The party closer to the number gets what it has advanced. Why not try it… Continue Reading
Bill Simmons in ESPN.com lists about two dozen ways for the NBA to fix itself. Brilliant column, starting with the harsh economics of the game, the new technology and how not to ruin a great thing. Check it out. It is the kind of forward thinking that should have been written and acted upon by… Continue Reading
David Stern is in the midst of contract negotiations with the NBA Players’ Association, and he is mentioning that the league is considering contraction, as reported by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com on October 21, 2010. How do you say Memphis? The discord comes in when you read that Forbes shows the league running a substantial… Continue Reading