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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

Students or Employees?

Posted in Labor & Employment, Sports Business and the Law

Education is a unique commodity. Beyond the ability to earn more in the marketplace, education has an intrinsic value. It gives individuals the tools to more fully engage the entire observed world psychologically, personally, professionally, politically, and philosophically. Few other endeavors so dramatically expand rather than diminish returns of investment over time. Thus, questions of compensation in the school setting pose particular… Continue Reading

The National Football League and Workers’ Compensation

Posted in Labor & Employment, Sports Business and the Law

By Jeffrey S. Kravitz, Esq.   Workers’ Compensation is something of a wackadoodle system. Originally designed by Otto von Bismarck in Germany, it was designed to provide compensation to injured workers without clogging the courts with lawsuits where negligence or more would need to be proven. It works reasonably well and like politics and sausage,… Continue Reading

Mike Leach Testifies in Deposition Against Texas Tech

Posted in Labor & Employment, Sports Business and the Law

We are following the case of Mike Leach versus his former employer, Texas Tech. As detailed online at NBCSports.com, on March 12, 2010, Leach begun testimony in deposition, being questioned by the lawyer for the University. Depositions are taken to discover how what the witness will testify to at trial and how he will perform.… Continue Reading

Dutch Bobsled Team Quits Winter Olympics

Posted in Labor & Employment, Sports Business and the Law

As reported on February 25, 2010 in CNN.com, the Dutch bobsled team quit on the competition, not thinking the course safe. How to handle for the future?  Perhaps allow technology to test courses, such as having robot-led bobsleds a la dummies in car crash testing.  Metal can be easily replaced, unlike flesh and bones.      In addition to making sure that… Continue Reading

Dateline Lubbock, Texas

Posted in Labor & Employment

We previously commented on fired coach Mike Leach suing Texas Tech for wrongful termination after an accusation of mistreating a player. As reported on January 20, 2010 on SI.com‘s article, Judge slows, but allows Leach lawsuit vs. Texas Tech, Leach asked the court for expedited discovery, claiming that he cannot get a job until the matter… Continue Reading