Trends in Sports Investment

By Steve Argeris, Christopher Weigand, Katy Raffensperger, and Brandon Leppke, of Hogan Lovells A confluence of market and regulatory factors has made now the prime time for new and creative investment structures for investments in U.S. sports franchises, long an...

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...