Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Battle Over “The Fighting Sioux”: An IP Perspective

North Dakota lawmakers have fought for more than a decade now over the use of the University ‘s Fighting Sioux name and logo. In 1999 legislators introduced a bill to eliminate the nickname, but it never passed. Then in 2001 … Continue reading

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Sport-In-Law Friday Feature: Do I Hear $10 Million for the Marlins Baseball Franchise?

By Spencer Wingate, a legal assistant for Brock & Scott PLLC in Charlotte, NC and SportInLaw.com author. Each Friday, The Legal Blitz features an article from our good friends at Sport-In-Law in our effort to fulfill our promise to provide … Continue reading

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Demystifying The NCAA’s Blind Eye Toward Hockey Agents

A recent New York Times Op-Ed about a “hockey exemption” to the NCAA’s prohibition on student-athletes hiring agents made it seem as if agents, schools and athletes openly flaunted the NCAA rules in college hockey. The author, Joe Nocera, argued … Continue reading

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Fore! Golfers’ Tort Liability For Errant Shots

By Gregory Dexter, Esq. Golf is a game marked by courtesy and sportsmanship, where players routinely call penalties on themselves.  One state appellate court described golf as “contemplative and careful, with emphasis placed on control and finesse, rather than speed … Continue reading

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Sport-In-Law Friday Feature: UFC-Strikeforce Merger Presents Monopoly Challenge To FTC

By Cyle Kiger, a junior at Minnesota State University and SportInLaw.com author. Each Friday, The Legal Blitz features an article from our good friends at Sport-In-Law in our effort to fulfill our promise to provide the most comprehensive sports law … Continue reading

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Why Sandusky’s Notoriety Helped His Pre-Trial Release Conditions

On Monday, a Pennsylvania judge made two pre-trial rulings that favored Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky is a former Penn State football coach, now charged with over 50 counts of child molestation. Judge John Cleland denied the State’s request to limit Sandusky … Continue reading

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Sport-In-Law Friday Feature: Settlement Reached in “Who Dat” Dispute

By Spencer Wingate, a legal assistant for Brock & Scott PLLC in Charlotte, NC and SportInLaw.com author. Each Friday, The Legal Blitz features an article from our good friends at Sport-In-Law in our effort to fulfill our promise to provide … Continue reading

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Flipping Indemnity The Bird: Super Bowl Halftime Liability

Super Bowl XLVI provided plenty of material for the Monday morning radio and television talking heads: Coach Belichick purposefully allowing the Giants to score, the lack of any funny commercials, Mario Manningham’s amazing catch in the game-winning drive, the Patriot … Continue reading

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Ask the All-Pro: Lessons From Courtney Hall

There is nothing wrong with professors, but when it comes to sports law issues, who better to ask than a former NFL center turned lawyer? This is why we here at The Legal Blitz were thrilled to catch up with … Continue reading

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