When the NCAA promised to explore rule changes related to name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) and subsequently released a working group report proposing an outline for legislation on the issue, many praised the passage of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act (“FPP”) as forcing the … [Read more...] about What If the NCAA Litigated State NIL Legislation?
by Christine Abely Matt Hart’s recent book, Win at All Costs: Inside Nike Running and its Culture of Deception, explores the story of Nike’s Oregon Project and the events ultimately leading to its shutdown. The training program for elite runners was headed by Alberto Salazar, … [Read more...] about Win at All Costs: At the Intersection of Sports and Compliance
On November 2nd, 2020, Justice Andrew Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgement in Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2911 (QB) with the world watching. In what is arguably the largest and most high profile case since the … [Read more...] about On Stranger Tides: What effect will Depp’s loss in the UK courts have on his claim against Heard in the States?
For the third time this year, the NBA and NBPA have extended the deadline for either side to opt-out and give 45-day notice to terminate the CBA. This time, the deadline has been pushed to October 30. The current CBA was established in 2016 and was set to run seven years, with … [Read more...] about Forging the Future: The questions that must be answered before the NBA’s 2020-21 season.
If you love it, put a ring on it. Like engagements, the closing of a deal is often cause for celebration and joy. Last November, LVMH cinched a deal to acquire Tiffany & Co. for an eye-watering $16.6 billion. Quite an expensive engagement indeed, the largest ever in the … [Read more...] about Cancel the Wedding