2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play

2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play

After pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmit gambling information, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is back in the news. In an in-depth report, ESPN analyzed the games Donaghy officiated and interviewed his co-conspirators. The findings...
Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

Nike Gets the ‘W’ in ‘Jumpman’ Copyright Suit

On Tuesday, February 27, a 2-1 split Ninth Circuit panel rejected a copyright suit against Nike Inc. alleging the athletic company’s “Jumpman” logo infringed on a photographer’s copyright. The court ruled that the logo was not substantially similar enough to Jacobus...
GOP Tax Plan Doesn’t See Fun in Stadium Funding

GOP Tax Plan Doesn’t See Fun in Stadium Funding

In the latest tax reform proposal, private activity bonds – a standard tool to finance stadium construction for decades – have been placed on the chopping block. House Republicans released proposed tax reforms that would eliminate private activity bonds. Interest...
Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

On October 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 271, a gaming expansion bill that legalizes, among other things, online sports betting in Pennsylvania. Wolf’s signature comes a week after the state legislature passed the bill, which legalizes and...