Sports Bettor Sues DraftKings over ‘Unpaid Bet’

A Michigan man has sued DraftKings over a bet he made on the Boston Bruins, which he claims should have netted him more than $5,000, but the company refused to pay. The complaint begins by noting how DraftKings prides itself on offering a “safe, secure online sports...

Ramirez v. Electronic Arts: What You Sign Is What You Get

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Kevin Ramirez began playing Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”) games in 2011.  He started with EA’s FIFA game and added Madden NFL Game in 2013.  After playing EA games for eight years, Ramirez decided that EA was violating...

Dent v. NFL: The Plaintiffs Survive a Motion to Dismiss

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2014, ten former NFL players sued the NFL, alleged multiple torts based on allegations that the NFL improperly administered painkilling medication to the players as part of “the NFL’s ‘return to play’ business plan.” Twice, the...

Minor League Baseball Team Has Two Causes of Action Dismissed

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer. Tough economic times often leads to litigation as companies try to sue their way out of their financial difficulties.  In 2020 minor league baseball was shut down by COVID-19, and many teams filed lawsuits against their insurance...

Zion Williamson & Prime Sports: Round Two

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer These pages previously discussed the case brought against NBA player Zion Williamson by his short-term marketing agent, Prime Sports Marketing (see, Sports Litigation Alert, “Fired Marketing Agent Sues Zion Williamson,” (2/12/2021)).  The...