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.

January 27, 2023

Vol. 20, Iss. 2

Case Summaries

Rontez Miles Sues the NFL and is Tossed from Court

By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer Introduction Rontez Miles played safety for the New York Jets. “Miles has an eye condition ‘known as alopecia areata’ that he claims causes him to experience ocular photosensitivity and photophobia and limits his ability to see well in...

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Federal Judge Dismisses Antitrust Claim Against FINA

A federal judge from the Northern District of California dismissed a pair of antitrust lawsuits brought against the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), now called “World Aquatics,” finding that World Aquatics’ governing rules and alleged conduct did not...

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Emerging Issues Involving Gender and Religion Surface in Esports

By Jared Good, Esq.   Although Esports are oft debated on whether they are a true “sport” by the conventional metrics, they still are plagued with the same issues that face the “traditional” sports; namely diversity and inclusion; doping (medicinal and mechanical);...

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E.U. Ruling in Super League Case Tracks LIV Golf Decision

Christopher R. Deubert, Senior Writer On December 15, 2022, Advocate General Athanasios Rantos of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary opinion for the Court’s consideration in a dispute between the proposed “European Super League” and the...

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New York’s New NIL Law – an Analysis

What follows is an exclusive interview with Morgan Lewis partner David McManus and associate Elizabeth Polido about New York’s new NIL law. What is the basis of the New York Student Athlete NIL Law? New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently passed a law that,...

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Foreign Student-Athletes and Name, Image, Likeness

By Brenda Oliver and Amy Peck, of Jackson Lewis Prior to 2021, collegiate student-athletes were not able to make sponsorship deals and profit from their names, images, and likenesses (NILs). However, in 2021, that changed when the NCAA adopted a new policy...

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