Author Archives: Steve

US Soccer and MLS Remain Silent On Trump’s Travel Ban

Sticking to sports is no longer an option. Now that President Trump has temporarily banned entry into the United States of all persons from seven predominantly Muslim countries – court orders be damned — the sports world must deal with a … Continue reading

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New Wage Law Makes Free Agency in Philadelphia Awkward

Philadelphia rang in 2017 by becoming the largest American city to allow its government to dictate what is and isn’t healthy for its citizens to drink. The maligned “soda tax” went into effect January 1st tacking on a 1.5 cents … Continue reading

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Colorado Defies PASPA With New Daily Fantasy Pari-Mutuel Offerings

Anyone who has ever read this blog or my pieces for Above the Law know that I fully support gaming in all forms. In particular, I routinely advocate for nationally legalized sports gambling through the repeal of the problematic and … Continue reading

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Steve Silver To Present At SRLA Conference

Legal Blitz Co-Founder, Steve Silver, is teaming up with frequent Legal Blitz contributor and Coastal Carolina University sports management professor, Amanda Siegrist, to continue his quest of  educating others about college athletes’ due process rights. This time, Silver and Siegrist will … Continue reading

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Local Government Makes Operating Stadiums In Philadelphia Much More Expensive

As more cities reach the harsh realization that public financing for sports venues is always a losing proposition for taxpayers, Philadelphia has now passed a bill aimed at recouping some its money via mandated higher wages at stadiums and arenas. … Continue reading

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New Jersey Appeals Court Affirms Strong Standard For Youth Sports Tort Liability

Injuries are a part of sports. Period. End of story. However, in America, when an injury occurs, most people look for someone else to not only blame, but to also sue. In the past two years, personal injury lawsuits arising … Continue reading

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Trump’s VP Selection Should Scare Poker Enthusiasts

We here at The Legal Blitz try to stay away from politics. However, when covering the intersection of sports, gambling, and the law, it is nearly impossible to do so. One particular issue that I have kept an eye on … Continue reading

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Recent Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling On Waiver Forms Exposes Athletic Event Organizers To Increased Wrongful Death Liability

The following post by Steve Silver, Esq. originally appeared on the renowned Wake Forest Law School’s Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law blog on February 29, 2016. Between mud runs, charity 5Ks, obstacles course races, and marathons, there is … Continue reading

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Missouri Football Strike Proves Athletes Are Our Universities’ Most Valuable Commodities

The following post originally appeared on Above the Law Redline on November 8, 2015. However, since it is one of the most important sports stories of 2015, we are reprinting it. Enjoy! Late Saturday night, while most Americans were fully … Continue reading

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Steve Silver Joined The Dan Patrick Show To Discuss The New York Battle Over Daily Fantasy Sports

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