Jumpman Case Is No Slam Dunk

Jumpman Case Is No Slam Dunk

In 1984, Life Magazine published a photograph taken by Jacobus Rentmeester of Michael Jordan dunking a basketball while wearing USA Olympic warm-up gear. Shortly thereafter, Nike’s Peter Moore, the designer of the first Air Jordan sneaker, paid Rentmeester $150 for...
Occam’s Razor and Sports Wagering Law

Occam’s Razor and Sports Wagering Law

On January 14, 2015, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie filed his most recent brief (hereinafter “Christie II”) to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the state’s continued attempt to offer sports wagering within their borders.[1] In New Jersey’s first attempt to...
Unpaid Interns in Sports and Entertainment

Unpaid Interns in Sports and Entertainment

It is generally accepted that the path to a career in the sports and entertainment industries begins with an unpaid internship performing menial tasks, through which up-and-comers receive an opportunity to view the industry from the inside, make valuable connections,...
McFarlin: Ray Rice Video Shows that Cameras Should Do the Talking

McFarlin: Ray Rice Video Shows that Cameras Should Do the Talking

In both tragedies of domestic violence and alleged police brutality, the victim can be silenced. Cameras can’t. In a domestic violence incident, the victim can be silenced through the psychological trap of the relationship. In cases of alleged police brutality,...
Defamation, Celebrities, and the Internet

Defamation, Celebrities, and the Internet

PDF Download of the Article By the very nature of their positions, celebrities in both the sports and entertainment spheres generate significant public attention and discussion. While the discourse will frequently be positive, inevitably many such conversations will...