Includes the article "The Tom Brady Award and the Merit of Reasoned Awards," by John Burritt McArthur, and the notes, "A Less Perfect Union: Why Injury Risk Prevents NFL Players from Driving as Hard a Bargain as MLB Players in CBA and Contract Negotiation," by Hamish Nieh, and "Putting Hurdles in a Marathon: Why the Single-Entity Defense Should Not Apply to Disputes Between Athletes and Non-Team Sport Leagues," by Garrison Shepard.

JSEL Volume 8.2 is now online!

Includes the article “The Tom Brady Award and the Merit of Reasoned Awards,” by John Burritt McArthur, and the notes, “A Less Perfect Union: Why Injury Risk Prevents NFL Players from Driving as Hard a Bargain as MLB Players in CBA and Contract Negotiation,” by Hamish Nieh, and “Putting Hurdles in a Marathon: Why the […]

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017 Special Issue

May 2017, Special Issue (Full Version PDF) Comparing Health Related Policies and Practices in Sports: The NFL and Other Professional Leagues  

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Interview with Megha Parekh, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Megha Parekh, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Jacksonville Jaguars, to discuss current issues involving the Jaguars and sports law in general. Megha Parekh joined the Jaguars as vice president and general counsel on March 1, 2013, and was named […]

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Interview with Steve McKelvey

The Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law recently sat down with Associate Professor Steve McKelvey, the Associate Chair for External Relations and Graduate Program Director in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to joining the UMass Amherst faculty in 2002, […]

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Volume 8-1

JSEL Volume 8, Number 1 (Full Version PDF) ARTICLES Standards of Review in Law and Sports: How Instant Replay’s Asymmetric Burdens Subvert Accuracy and Justice Steve P. Calandrillo and Joseph Davison Freeing Buskers’ Free Speech Rights: Impact of Regulations on Buskers’ Right to Free Speech and Expression John Juricich Irrevocable but Unenforceable?  Collegiate Athletic Conferences’ Grant […]

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Between Me and You: Fyre Fest’s Ja Rule Blames Business Partner for Bahamas Disaster

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When Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule originally tried to realize their vision for Fyre Festival, the disastrous island music festival, this vision likely did not include fighting multiple lawsuits.  Now, Ja Rule has alleged that his former business partner McFarland ripped off his artistic vision for the festival. As reported by Law360, this allegation came before U.S. […]

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Judge Blocks for Zeke

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On October 17, Judge Paul Crotty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted a temporary restraining order in favor of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. In his ruling, Crotty asked the NFL to address why a full preliminary injunction to hold off the suspension further should not […]

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A Federal Investigation is Nothing

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According to the Washington Post, ex-head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team, Rick Pitino, has filed a federal lawsuit against Adidas for deliberately damaging his reputation and causing him emotional distress. This suit comes in the midst of an ongoing federal investigation into Adidas executives allegedly conspiring with partner schools to attract […]

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Disney, Not Pleased Knock-Off Party Characters, Sues

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Disney doesn’t want you to hire “Big Hairy Guy,” a Chewbacca lookalike, for your child’s next birthday party. Disney and its corporate affiliates have filed a lawsuit against Characters For Hire, LLC (“CFH”) for copyright and trademark infringement. Though CFH changes the names of many of its characters, such as Darth Vader to “Dark Lord,” […]

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Music Royalty Collector Kobalt Nabs Another $14M

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As digital music streaming continues to explode, it calls for a platform that can track the data generated from billions of clicks and collect royalties for artists. Kobalt, the independent music services company founded in 2000, has been focusing on such a platform since Paul McCartney took his music publishing interest from EMI to Kobalt […]

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Studios and Streaming Join Forces to Take On TickBox

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Streaming companies and major film studios have joined forces to sue TickBox, the company behind TickBox TV, a device that offers its users easy access to free online content. The complaint filed on Friday, October 13 by companies such as Universal, Disney, Hulu and Netflix, has alleged that TickBox sells “illegal access to Plaintiff’s copyrighted […]

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Keep the Ball Off Your Eye

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Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs have been sued by John “Jay” Loos after he was hit by a foul ball in August at Wrigley Field. Seated along the first-base line, Loos was hit in the left eye and subsequently removed from Wrigley by stretcher and ambulance. Six weeks after the injury, Loos has […]

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Freedom of Tweet

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The Weinstein scandal has created shockwaves reaching far beyond Hollywood politics. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been faced with freedom of speech complaints after actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended soon after she posted tweets in connection with the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Weinstein. An outspoken supporter of women’s rights and […]

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Weinstein Considers Taking Legal Action Against New York Times

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has indicated, via his attorney Charles Harder, that he is considering taking legal action against the New York Times (“NYT”) over the paper’s recent story detailing Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. According to an email sent by Harder to The Hollywood Reporter, Harder claims that the NYT’s story “relies on […]

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