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Does Eric Reid Signing Boost his NFL Collusion Case?

Safety Eric Reid signed a three-year contract for $22 million with the Carolina Panthers on Monday. As a teammate and friend of Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, Reid was one of the first players to join the embattled quarterback in his controversial kneeling during...

Oregon Ducks Pushed to the Limit in Rhabdomyolysis Suit

In January, former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Doug Brenner sued his alma mater, coaches, and the NCAA for $11.5 million, relating to a series of extreme workouts in 2017. In the wake of the workouts in question, Brenner and two teammates suffered from...

De Havilland v. FX Networks: Another “Slapp” in the Face?

On Tuesday, FX Networks filed a brief in opposition to Olivia de Havilland’s petition for writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court not to hear de Havilland’s case after her petition for review was rejected by the California Supreme Court on July 11. The initial...

Bad Break: Ex-NFL Player Sues Dr. James Andrews for $180 Million

Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, filed a lawsuit against the most well-known man in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, and his staff, for $180 million. Floyd went under the knife during the 2016 season for what was supposed to be...

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door for a Lawsuit Blitz

The Ohio Supreme Court became the first state high court to tackle the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE”) in court, holding that CTE could be treated as a latent condition that develops long after an initial injury.  Steven Schmitz, a former football...

Court is not Ready to Purge Lawsuit

On July 17, 2014, Douglas Jordan-Benel sued Universal Studios, United Talent Agency and screenplay writer, James Demonaco, claiming the movie The Purge is based on his screenplay, Settler’s Day.  Jordan-Benel alleges in his complaint that he submitted his screenplay...

Acclaimed Painter Sues Lawyer for Fraud

On Wednesday, painter Robert Sundholm filed suit against his personal attorney for tricking him into signing away the film rights to his life story. Sundholm’s unique biography has been the subject of features for People Magazine, CBS and BBC. The artist was abandoned...