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Sports Law: Protections For Baseball Advisors

By: Darren Heitner [2] The NCAA permits its student-athletes and high schoolers (who are not yet "student-athletes" under the jurisdiction of the NCAA) to secure the services of an advisor and still maintain their current and/or future NCAA student-athlete eligibility. Advisors are valuable...

Court Again Says Feds Wrongly Seized MLB Drug List

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday reaffirmed its ruling that investigators illegally seized a list of baseball players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during a 2004 drug lab raid. It's the fourth time the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the issue during...

Another Lawsuit Alleges Roberto Alomar Has HIV

NEW YORK - (AP) Roberto Alomar's wife has accused the former baseball star in divorce papers of having unprotected sex with her despite knowing that he is HIV-positive. The New York Post reported Thursday that Maria Del Pilar Rivera Alomar. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

The Supreme Court, 2 Federal Circuits, Baseball, and ARod's Salary

This post first appeared on Appellate Daily . Lately, with PBS showing Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning (2010), I have been thinking about his earlier documentary series, Baseball (1994), and one story in particular. It involves the Supreme Court, a former justice as advocate, two federal circuits...

Madoff Lawsuit: Mets Owners Owe Victims $300 Million

NEW YORK - (AP) The owners of the Mets turned a blind eye to Bernard Madoff's massive fraud, reaping $300 million in false profits and using a large chunk to run the team, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday. The lawsuit claims the owners were so dependent on the disgraced financier's. . ...

Frank McCourt Agrees To Sell Bankrupt L.A. Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) Frank McCourt, owner of the L.A. Dodgers baseball team, which is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announced yesterday that he had agreed to sell the team and its attendant media rights in a process supervised by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ( In Re: L.A...

Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Major League Baseball Over Live Game Videos

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Four baseball fans filed a putative class action in federal court in New York on May 9 against Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc. (MLB), several MLB member clubs and several cable and Internet providers, alleging that live-game video offerings violate antitrust laws ( Fernanda...