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Level Playing Field? An Analysis of the Jock Tax

Another exciting tax season has come and gone, as many of our attorney readers can look forward to helping pay the refunds distributed to our indebted law student followers. Most Americans have a relatively simple return in that they live … Continue reading

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99 Problems, and the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is Apparently One

Jay-Z wanted a music label, so he became the CEO of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. Jay-Z wanted to create a clothing line … enter Roca Wear. Jay-Z wanted to make a … Continue reading

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NJ Sports Wagering: Judiciary Passes the Ball to Federal Legislature

By Alex S. Weiner, Esq. And so continues the saga of New Jersey’s Sports Wagering Law.[1] The State of New Jersey and intervening defendant New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. have filed to appeal the February 28, 2013 decision[2] of … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Upcoming: Could Your Next Client Be a Thoroughbred Horse?

This season marks the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, which has come to be known by race fans as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”  Between animal rights analysts, however, this most popular of horse racing events stands … Continue reading

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Criminal Charges for Clean Hockey Hit? Magistrate Says No

Athletes are occasionally liable for torts committed during sporting contests. This has occurred most notably when players step outside the lines and exceed what is appropriate for play. In obscene instances, criminal charges may also surface. In one of the … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Implications of FIFA’s Hijab Ban

In a questionable 2007 decision, international soccer organization FIFA banned the wearing of hijabs by Islamic women players during matches.  The ban of the traditional headscarf, which is often required of Muslim women, affected their right to play the sport.  … Continue reading

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Mets’ Financial Responsibility Amid Court Ruling on Madoff Scheme

Yet another chapter has begun in the saga of the New York Mets organization’s financial responsibility in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, which collapsed over three years ago.  U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff for the Southern District of New York … Continue reading

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“Waiving” The Checkered Flag When Racing Turns Deadly

In light of the tragic death of IndyCar racer Dan Wheldon this past year, The Legal Blitz elected to investigate some of the courtroom consequences that could theoretically surface in its aftermath. In the event of any accident of this … Continue reading

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A Deal as Sweet as Maple Syrup

The majority owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors sold its stake in the company that owns both teams.  The Legal Blitz caught up with Jeffrey MacIntosh, a professor of corporate law at the University of Toronto Faculty … Continue reading

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Unshakeable Pugilist to Unhealthy & Penniless

“Mickey Loves Ya” While You’re a Prize Fighter, but Who Looks Out for Boxers Afterward? In an era dazzled with heavyweight names such as George Foreman, Larry Holmes, and Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier nevertheless held his ground as one of … Continue reading

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