Sports Litigation Alert Current Issue

Here’s the latest issue of Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s only subscription-based periodical reporting on the intersection of sports and the law. We also publish 11 other sports law periodicals. Visit to learn more.

May 17, 2024

Vol. 21, Iss. 10

Case Summaries

Ex-MLB Pitcher Brings the Heat in Successful Licensing Suit

By Robert Freeman, of Proskauer Dr. Thomas House (“House”) – ex-Major League Baseball pitcher, coach, and sports psychology Ph.D. – dealt a strikeout to Player’s Dugout, Inc. (“PDI”) after the Sixth Circuit affirmed most of his $450,000 award for PDI’s trademark...

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The Red Storm Decides to Play in a Different Court

By Robert J. Romano, JD, LLM, St. John’s University, Senior Writer Rick Pitino teams are known for their aggressive style of play on the basketball court, but now that same aggressive behavior is being utilized by his players in a different court – a court of law. On...

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Football Legal Battle in Louisiana – Zachery v. LHSAA

By John Wendt Opelousas, in St. Landry Parish is Louisiana’s third oldest city, but can be a tough town in which to grow-up.  It has been reported that it is the second most dangerous city in Louisiana. It has been reported that its violent crime rate is at 2,139...

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The Return of College Football ‘25

By Rashan E. Isaac, Ph.D. Candidate- University of New Mexico (Sport Administration) After dominating the college football video game scene for nearly two decades, EA Sport’s College Football ‘25 is set to return in July after a decade-long absence. The O’Bannon V....

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NFL Agent Todd France Hit With Unprecedented Damages Award

By Christopher Deubert, Senior Writer NFL agent Todd France is one of the most successful agents in the business with an estimated $1.4 billion in active contracts negotiated and a client list that includes Pro Bowlers Derrick Henry, Aaron Donald, and Dak Prescott....

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Is Esports the Future of Sports Travel Business?

By Katie Lever The Esports Travel Summit will take place from May 29-31 in Raleigh, North Carolina and the event isn’t just about video games. Although the Esports industry centers around competitive gaming, there is plenty of competition on the business side as well,...

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News Briefs

Cals Promotes Sports Lawyer to Lead Athletics Compliance

The University of California Berkeley has promoted Kat Brown, a former All-Pac-12 volleyball player at Cal who went on to earn a law degree at the University of San Diego, to become its new Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student Services. Brown has...

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