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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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John Paul Stevens Headlines Day Two Of Sports Lawyers Meeting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 15 / 15

The Sports Lawyers Association will hold its second day of meetings today in Baltimore with a keynote speech from retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens . There are more than 760 attendees at this year's SLA conference, the second-highest attendance in the association's 41-year histor...

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IMG officials are in talks to buy the hockey practice of agents Pat Brisson and Tom Reich following the departure of longtime IMG hockey division head Mike Barnett. IMG could announce the deal to buy Reich and Brisson's company, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Horizon Sports Group, in the next ...

Tags: Hockey, IMG, Labor and Agents, NHL

09/03/01
SportsBusiness Journal: All bets off on this mule

A racing mule that almost never loses and a couple of simulcast bettors have taken the famed Del Mar, Calif., race track to the tune of $250,000. As a result, the San Diego-area facility will no longer accept wagering on races involving the mule, Black Ruby, said Craig Fravel, executive vice ...

Tags: Horse Racing, This Week's Issue

08/20/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Memo a blueprint for blackmail?

Leigh Steinberg's lawyers say in a court document that a "chilling" memo uncovered by a forensic computer expert will help them prove that former employees of sports agency Steinberg Moorad and Dunn were involved in a criminal conspiracy to steal the firm's clien ...

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08/13/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Two Collectors Appear In Court

Two veterans of the sports memorabilia industry were in front of a judge late last week to complete the settlement of a bitter feud involving hundreds of sports collectible items — including memorabilia signed by former athletes such as Muhammad Ali and Jim ...

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08/13/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Faxon Signs With Woolf

W oolf Associates signed an unusual deal with PGA Tour member Brad Faxon in which the golfer will not only be represented by the firm but also work in the company for the golf corporate consulting division. Faxon, who has aspirations ...

Tags: Football, Golf, Labor and Agents, Tennis

08/13/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Fraud Case Draw In NFL Figures

Federal authorities gathered information from former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, NFL agent Eugene Parker and others as part of an investigation into claims that football newsletter publisher Fred Edelstein defrauded investors out of more than half ...

Tags: Football, This Week's Issue

08/06/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Octagon sings deals for Vick

T op NFL draft pick Michael Vick has signed three deals involving national commercials, including one spot for EAS nutrition bars in which NFL great John Elway gives the young quarterback advice. In another commercial, for PowerAde , Vick thr ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Labor and Agents

07/30/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Sorenstam taking a Mercedes to Battle at Bighorn

LPGA star Annika Sorenstam will wear the Mercedes-Benz logo on her right sleeve during the Battle at Bighorn tonight as part of a first-ever athlete endorsement deal by the U.S. division of the German automaker. Mercedes-Benz USA has never used an athlete endorser ...

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07/30/01
SportsBusiness Journal: More NFLers leave Steinberg

Agent Leigh Steinberg has lost 35 NFL clients since his ex-partner, David Dunn, left Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn to form his own agency, according to a sworn declaration filed in the case earlier this month. Anita Wortzman, general counsel for Assante Corp., said in court papers that 17 ...

Tags: Football, This Week's Issue

07/23/01
SportsBusiness Journal: Dunn: Steinberg's firm a mess

Leigh Steinberg hired a runner banned by the NFL Players Association to recruit players and told underlings to lie to potential clients, telling them Steinberg would handle every aspect of their careers when he hadn't negotiated a contract in years, say claims in a court document filed by att ...

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