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Sports Law Blog: Athlete Agent Enforcement Thus Far, And Where To Go From Here
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by Darren Heitner

By Darren A. Heitner [1] Roughly a week ago, a flood began. It started with an NCAA investigation into potential rules violations by players, agents, and even university employees at the University of North Carolina. It quickly spread to NCAA investigations... Read More

What Do Peter Pan And The NCAA Have In Common? A Primer On Student-Athlete Images, The NCAA And Video Games
Posted on 24 Feb 2011 by Travis Burchart

In the story Peter Pan , Peter loses his shadow and is forced to chase it down in order to reattach it. A shadow isn't very substantive, but like any person, Peter wants his back because it is his shadow and his property. We take our shadows for granted... Read More

Air-Rights Lawsuit Seeks To Derail Nets Arena
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK – (AP) Another lawsuit has been filed aimed at halting the Brooklyn development that includes a new arena for basketball's Nets. Peter Williams says in his lawsuit filed Tuesday that he still owns the air rights over a lot that is part... Read More

Kent State Sues Ex-Basketball Coach Over Departure
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENT, Ohio - (AP) Kent State University is suing former men's basketball coach Geno Ford for more than $1.2 million in damages over his recent departure for Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. The lawsuit filed April 26 in a Portage County court alleges... Read More

NBA Ref Sues AP, Sports Writer Over Twitter Post
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) An NBA referee has sued The Associated Press and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for a previous bad call that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a federal... Read More

Lawsuit: TCU Ignored Athlete's Criminal Records, Bad Behavior
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FORT WORTH, Texas - (AP) A lawsuit against Texas Christian University slated for trial this spring accuses the school of turning a blind eye toward the criminal records, unsavory behavior and academic failings of two of three athletes who were charged... Read More

NBA Takes Legal Action Against Locked-Out Players
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) With locked-out NBA players threatening to file an antitrust lawsuit, the league beat them to court. The league filed two legal claims on Tuesday against the NBA Players Association, an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor... Read More