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An Examination of the Language Governing Athlete Agents

By Amanda Siegrist, Esq. and Nicholas Blosio. Siegrist is an assistant professor of recreation and sport management at Coastal Carolina University. Blosio is a recent graduate of CCU where he studied Recreation and Sport Management. He plans to attend law … Continue reading

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New California Law Classifies Cheerleaders as Employees

By Miriam Straus, Esq. Attorney Straus is an associate at Kalogredis, Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd. in Wayne, Pennsylvania where she focuses on litigation and healthcare issues. She was also a gymnast at Brown University before attending the George Washington … 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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High School Concussion Lawsuits Could Alter Game Forever

By Doug Fuglsang. Mr. Fuglsang is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin with a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He can be reached at doug.fuglsang@gmail.com. Two-a-days are right around the corner for one million high-school … Continue reading

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Legal Blitz Co-Founder Earns Top Attorney Honors

It is with great pleasure and unabashed bragging that we congratulate Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver on being named to Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next in the Law” list. The media outlet recognized 18 Philadelphia lawyers under the age of 40 … 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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Oakland A’s Stuck In Legal Relocation Limbo

By Doug Fuglsang. Mr. Fuglsang is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin with a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He can be reached at doug.fuglsang@gmail.com. This month marks the 6th anniversary that former MLB Commissioner Bud … Continue reading

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The Legal Blitz Goes Podcasting with Above the Law

It’s March Madness. Or, as a person with a rudimentary respect for trademark laws would say, “It’s time for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.” In this episode of Thinking Like a Lawyer, the Legal Talk Network takes a look … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Senator Seeks To Legalize NCAA Bracket Pools

This article originally appeared in the March 18, 2015 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal Despite the best efforts of the NCAA and the federal government in defending farcical amateurism and anti-gambling platforms, March Madness is about one thing — sports … Continue reading

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Concussion Detection Problems Persist and Plague Player Safety

By Frank N. Darras, Esq. Mr. Darras is the founding partner of DarrasLaw, America’s top disability insurance litigation firm. His firm has recovered nearly $800 million in wrongfully denied insurance benefits for clients of all backgrounds and professions across the … Continue reading

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