Sports Litigation Alert Current Issue

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December 2, 2021

Vol. 18, Iss. 23

Case Summaries

Football Player Fails in Bid to Prove Title IX Claim

By Courtney E Dunn, of Segal McCambridge Title IX discrimination claims have, historically, proven to be uphill battles. Though the Title IX violations claimed by Plaintiff in Doe v. William Marsh Rice University[1]arose under an uncommon set of circumstances, the...

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T- Mobile Park is Not Safe Yet in ADA Sightlines Court Case

By Nicholas P. Smith, MA, of Florida International University & Troy University In September 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling for the Seattle Mariners in a lawsuit involving sightlines for handicapped...

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Navigating the IP of Water Sports

Navigating the IP of Water Sports

By Daniel G. Chung and Christopher C. Howes, of Finnegan The water sports industry has had steady wind in its sails, and that breeze might be picking up. Market analysts expect the global recreational boat market and water sports equipment market to reach $54.9...

Parents of Kentucky High School Soccer Player Sue over Son’s Death

The parents of a Kentucky teenager, who collapsed and died on the soccer field, have sued then school, diocese, and the hospital, claiming negligence. Matthew Mangine was participating in a practice on June 16, 2020 when the incident occurred. The parents alleged in...

Kobritz Pens Farewell

By Jordan Kobritz (The author has published many articles in Hackney Publications over the last decade, earning our appreciation.) If you read the headline, you know where this is going. After 17-plus years and more than 850 columns, I’m “retiring.”  To be more...

News Briefs

Sievert Joins Jacksonville Jaguars as New General Counsel

Sports lawyer Justin Sievert has joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as their new general counsel. Sievert, previously the chair of the sports and gaming practice at Vela Wood, has reportedly replaced Jaguars general counsel Lauren Strackbine, who joined the San Jose...

Poor Security Leads to a $25,000 Fine in Waco

In accordance with “Big 12 Conference Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policies,” the Conference has issued a public reprimand and $25,000 fine of Baylor University for its handling of field storming incidents during and after Saturday’s football game with the...