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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBPA Elects Attorney Michele Roberts Exec Dir In Historic Vote

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 14

The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts  the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps, was voted in after 9:00pm PT at a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts receive...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Jury Awards Mintz $85,000

An L.A. federal court jury yesterday awarded CAA Sports NBA agent Aaron Mintz $85,000 to compensate him for the emotional distress he suffered after his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment, hacked into his personal e-mail account, violating California law. The jury also answered &ld ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Mintz Trial Resumes Today In L.A.

The trial to determine whether CAA Sports agent Aaron Mintz was damaged by his former employers, Priority Sports & Entertainment, resumed in L.A. today at 9:00am PT after a federal judge ordered Mintz' attorneys to produce more than 3,000 e-mails from Mintz' private account. Federal Court Judge ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NBA

SportsBusiness Journal: NBC: Prime time suits Breeders' Cup

Putting a horse racing event on prime-time television was an experiment for NBC, but based on the better-than-expected ratings for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic, there’s a good chance it will air in prime time again next year, said Jon Miller, NBC Sports president of programming. &ld ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Legacy making first big purchase

The Legacy Agency is acquiring Peter Greenberg & Associates, a baseball player representation practice that represents 20 major leaguers, including stars Johan Santana and Jose Reyes. The deal marks the first significant acquisition since the agency was formed late last year. Combining the pr ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Excel hires Biagas as general counsel

Hal Biagas has agreed to join Excel Sports Management as its general counsel, the latest hire by the sports talent representation firm owned by agents Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close and Mark Steinberg. Biagas most recently was Wasserman Media Group’s executive vice president of operations, a po ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Mark Verge Out As Santa Anita Park CEO After Seven Months

Mark Verge , who was hired as Santa Anita Park CEO in March, has left that position after a little more than seven months on the job. "It is a very nice parting," Verge said. "They could not have been nicer about it. They offered me another position." He is at least the 10th CEO of Santa Anita sinc ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Mintz To Seek Damages Against Priority Sports

CAA Sports agent Aaron Mintz will seek damages against his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment, in a trial to be held next week, according to court papers filed in the case. “We are going forward with a trial for damages based upon the court’s finding of an invasion of ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Daily: Lagardère Golf Hires Rick Nelson

Lagardère Unlimited Golf has hired industry veteran Rick Nelson to work as a golf player manager. Nelson most recently worked at Titleist as Wedge Development Dir. “We’re very happy to have Rick join our team,” said Lagardère Unlimited Golf President Steve Loy . &l ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Finds For Mintz In Priority Case

L.A. Federal Court Judge Stephen Wilson found that Priority Sports & Entertainment violated the privacy, as well as a California state law, of former employee and NBA player agent Aaron Mintz when a Priority employee hacked into Mintz' private email account. “Upon review, the Court finds t ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: Issues follow agent out the door at WMG

Wasserman Media Group may have ended its employment of MLB player agent Paul Kinzer, but a fight over his roster of young baseball player clients, including 22-year-old Chicago Cubs shortstop and two-time All-Star Starlin Castro, may be just beginning. “All my players are still with me,&rdq ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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