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Jackson Lewis Sports Practice Attorneys To Speak At Title IX Conference

The Collegiate and Professional Sports Practice Group is pleased to announce that Jackson Lewis attorneys, Gregg Clifton, Paul Kelly, Doug Smith, and Bethany Swaton, will be attending and speaking at the Association of Title IX Administrators (“ATIXA”) Inaugural National Conference held on June 23 – 24, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois.  This conference coincides with the … Continue reading Jackson Lewis Sports Practice Attorneys To Speak At Title IX Conference
June 21, 2012

NCAA Basketball Softens Communication Limits In Recruiting

NCAA Division I men’s basketball coaches have been granted greater latitude in their recruiting efforts by the NCAA. Coaches are now able to send unlimited text messages and make unlimited calls to all potential recruits who have completed their sophomore year of high school. The new NCAA rules also authorize coaches to supplement their direct … Continue reading NCAA Basketball Softens Communication Limits In Recruiting
June 15, 2012

NFL Labor Strife Round II: League Talks With Referees Break Down

The National Football League (NFL) has announced it has begun the process of interviewing, hiring and training potential replacement referees for the 2012 NFL season. The League took this step as collective bargaining negotiations with the National Football League Referees Association (NFLRA) have broken down and the successful negotiation of an agreement may not be … Continue reading NFL Labor Strife Round II: League Talks With Referees Break Down
June 6, 2012

Major League Baseball Introduces Social Media Policy for Players

As part of the new collective bargaining agreement between owners and major league players, Major League Baseball (MLB) has introduced a new social media policy for all 40-man roster players. In an introductory memorandum to  affected players, MLB acknowledges the importance of social media and encourages player use for communicating with fans. It states, “We … Continue reading Major League Baseball Introduces Social Media Policy for Players
April 18, 2012

Duke Law School Sports Law Symposium-March 16, 2012

What: Duke Law School’s 2nd Annual Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium – The Business: Recent Developments and New Challenges in Sports, Entertainment and the Law When: March 16, 2012 (9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.) Where: Duke Law School 3043 (map) Schedule of Events 9:00 – 9:20: Registration and Networking Breakfast 9:20 – 9:30: Opening Remarks 9:30 – 10:15: Collective Bargaining Panel … Continue reading Duke Law School Sports Law Symposium-March 16, 2012
March 14, 2012

Major League Baseball Reaches New Labor Agreement With HGH Testing Provision

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players’ union have executed a new five year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that will run through the 2016 season. The highlights of the new CBA include blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and a rise in the minimum major league salary from $414,000 to $480,000 in 2012 and … Continue reading Major League Baseball Reaches New Labor Agreement With HGH Testing Provision
November 22, 2011

Arizona State’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports & Entertainment Law

The Jackson Lewis Collegiate and Professional Sports Industry Group will be a featured participant at Arizona State’s 2nd Sports and Entertainment Law Conference.  The full details of the conference are posted below.   What: Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports and Entertainment Law When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 … Continue reading Arizona State’s 2nd Annual Conference on Sports & Entertainment Law
October 5, 2011

Labor Peace: NFL and Players Union Execute New Agreement

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Director DeMaurice Smith have executed a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement between the League and its players.  The agreement was concluded on the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on the morning of August 5th. Under the 300-page agreement, the NFL will become … Continue reading Labor Peace: NFL and Players Union Execute New Agreement
August 9, 2011

NBA Owners Attempt To Block Union Legal Options

In a direct effort to thwart the NBA players’ ability to decertify as a union and file an antitrust lawsuit against the League, the NBA took two legal steps against the union on August 2nd:  the filing of (1) an unfair labor practice (“ULP”) charge with the National Labor Relations Board and (2) a declaratory … Continue reading NBA Owners Attempt To Block Union Legal Options
August 3, 2011

National Football League Negotiations-At The Goal Line

The National Football League team owners have approved terms of a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the National Football League Players Association and the terms of a comprehensive settlement to multiple litigations. The July 22, 2011 vote in Atlanta was 31-0,  with only the Oakland Raiders abstaining from the vote. Unfortunately, the owners’ vote … Continue reading National Football League Negotiations-At The Goal Line
July 24, 2011

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