College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

In May 2016, a class of former college athletes sued FanDuel and DraftKings, alleging that the sites wrongfully profited from their likenesses. Relying on Indiana’s right of publicity statute, the former college athletes argued that FanDuel and DraftKings...
1st & Goal for the College Athletes’ Rights

1st & Goal for the College Athletes’ Rights

When the United States Supreme Court denies certiorari (cert.) to a case ruling that a large nonprofit organization is subject to federal antitrust laws, most in the sports world don’t pay close attention. On October 3rd, 2016, however, the U.S. Supreme Court grabbed...
Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City

Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City

A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2016 in the New York Supreme Court, challenging a recently enacted law allowing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Empire State. DFS are a subset of online fantasy sports in which players compete by building a team...
Texas Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

Texas Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports

Last month Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, declared daily fantasy sports a form of illegal gambling in Texas.  With this announcement Paxton joins the increasing number of attorney generals (NY, IL, VT) across the nation that have declared war against popular...
N.Y. AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel are Illegal Gambling

N.Y. AG declares DraftKings, FanDuel are Illegal Gambling

In a major blow to daily fantasy sports, the N.Y. Attorney General has declared placing money on daily fantasy competitions is illegal gambling in the state and sent cease-and desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings. Over the past several months, both daily fantasy...