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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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Why Pennsylvania Should Follow Nevada’s Lead and Regulate FanDuel and DraftKings

The following column, written by The Legal Blitz Founder Steve Silver, originally appeared on Philadelphia Magazine’s Biz Philly website on October 19, 2015. Special thanks to Jared Shelly for his editing expertise. Nevada is rarely a pillar of morality or … Continue reading

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The Legal Blitz Returns To Podcasting With Above The Law and Legal Talk Network

The NFL season is finally underway after an off-season filled with sports law issues. Of course, no kickoff is complete without some talk about the Tom Brady Deflategate fiasco and the repercussions of the NFL’s loss in federal court. In … Continue reading

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The Legal Blitz Joins ESPN Radio To Discuss The Consequences of Tom Brady Destroying His Cell Phone

As Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver wrote yesterday on Above the Law Redline and Deadspin, since Roger Goodell broke the Internet on Tuesday by upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for deflating footballs, every NFL fan and critic has suddenly turned … Continue reading

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NFL concussion litigation moves closer to a resolution

For several years, a group of about 5,000 former NFL players have battled the league in a class action lawsuit over concussion-related injuries (In re: National Football League Players’ Concussion Injury Litigation MDL No. 2323). The plaintiffs sued the NFL … Continue reading

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Career Spotlight: Former College Athlete Turned Sports Agent and Professor Shares Industry Insights

Finding a law school graduate who likes his or her job is a rarity these days. However, former Wingate University volleyball player Amanda Siegrist, has found two jobs that she loves thanks to a career path that began after an … Continue reading

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