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     There Will be MLS Soccer – An Agreement is Reached

    At the last minute Major League Soccer and its players came to an agreement on a new CBA. The new labor agreement will allow the 2015 season to begin as scheduled with the league opener taking […]

     Time Running Out on MLS Labor Talks

    With the Major League Soccer season set to start on Friday talks on putting together a new CBA are down to the last minute. The players’ union and league representatives continued to meet on Tuesday at […]

     Super Bowl Ticket Trial Begins in Dallas

    Jury selection began yesterday in a Dallas federal court in a case that dates back to the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas. Eight Super Bowl ticket holders are suing the NFL claiming that they paid thousands […]

     NFL Contract Advisors Unhappy With Combine Training Costs

    Being an NFLPA certified contract advisor for some agents can be a lot like taking a trip to Las Vegas and gambling your money away.  For a certified agent there is little joy in spending $20,000 to $30,000 […]

     NFL Quickly Announces Appeal of Judge Doty’s Decision in Peterson Case

    Just hours after Judge David Doty decided that the NFL made a mistake in suspending Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL quickly came back and announced it will appeal the decision in federal […]

     Baseball Arbitration: Settlement and Hearing Results

    Baseball’s arbitration season ended last week. Back on January 13, there were 175 Major League Baseball players that filed for salary arbitration, from that group 74 players exchanged figures with teams three days later. From the group of […]

     Redskins Argue Canceling Trademark Protection is Unconstitutional

    The Washington Redskins on Monday filed papers arguing that a federal government decision last year to cancel the team’s trademark protection is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The team is looking to overturn the decision by the Trademark […]

     MLS CBA Update

    With the Major League Soccer season opener scheduled to take place on March 6, the MLS Players Union and the MLS are running out of time to reach an agreement on a new CBA. The two sides brought […]

     NFL Draft Prospect Does Not Hire an Agent

    It is extremely rare for a top NFL draft prospect to forego hiring an agent. With the NFL combine concluding this week in Indianapolis, there is only one combine attendee that decided against hiring an agent. Miami offensive […]

     Rooftop Owners TRO Denied

    A motion for a temporary restraining order to stop the Chicago Cubs from installing outfield signs that could block the view of nearby rooftop business was denied by Judge Virginia Kendall in federal court yesterday. […]

     Two Years of Probation for West Virginia Athletic Department

    West Virginia University’s athletic department has been placed on probation for a two year period by the NCAA. The NCAA determined that coaches in 14 sports made phone calls and sent text messages to recruits that […]

     Biogenesis Owner Sentenced to 4 Years for MLB Steroid Case

    Anthony Bosch, the former owner of the Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, Florida, who supplied performance-enhancing drugs to Major League ballplayers was sentenced to four years in federal prison yesterday. In 2013 Major League Baseball suspended 13 players […]

     Armstrong Loses Arbitration Ruling

    Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million to SCA Promotions based on a decision by a three-member arbitration panel. The arbitration panel said that Armstrong covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs and […]

     Taking a Look at the MLS Labor Negotiations

    Major League Soccer’s ongoing labor negotiations have not received the media attention that is customarily given to the NFL, NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball when a new CBA is being negotiated. However, the issues that the […]

     Wrigley Field Rooftop Owners Want Restraining Order to Stop Installation of Signs

    The owners of two Wrigley Field rooftop businesses, that have seating for spectators to watch baseball at Wrigley Field, went to court yesterday seeking a restraining order to prevent the Chicago Cubs from installing a […]

     Andy Oliver Settlement Still Causing Problems for College Baseball Players

    It has been almost six years since Andy Oliver and the NCAA reached a settlement of the lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s no-agent rule during negotiations with a professional baseball team. When Oliver sued the […]

     Oregon’s Helfrich Gets Five-Year Contract Extension

    Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich has agreed to a five-year contract extension after getting his team to the 2015 national championship game. Helfrich will receive $17.5 million over the next five seasons. Helfrich’s deal also contains […]



    INTERVIEWS & COLUMNS

     The SLT Interview with Paul Anderson – Part ...

    SLT presents the second part of the interview with Paul Anderson. To look at Paul’s great website go to nflconcussionlitigation.com     SLT - Do you have any ideas on a time-line or even the number of […]

     SLT interview – NFL concussion litigation wi ...

    SLT is plased to welcome Paul Anderson who will share his insights and knowledge of the ongoing NFL concussion litigation. Paul is a great example for law students looking to break into the Sports Law industry. […]

     Part 2 of the SLT interview with Daniel Gandert on ...

    November 15, 2011 SLT- What thoughts do you have on the NFL settlement, and what can we learn from it? DG- This negotiation was interesting in the way that the power shifted between the two sides, particularly […]

     Negotiation with Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Un ...

    November 14, 2011 SLT is pleased to welcome back Daniel Gandert of Northwestern Law School. Negotiation is an integral part of the practice of Sports Law and today we take a look at some of […]