SBJ/May 6-12, 2013/In Depth

10 sports law cases worth watching

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Given all the dealmaking taking place and the competitive nature of sports, lawsuits are inevitable. But the dockets atcourthouses across the country include a number of cases that could reach well beyond the judge’s chamber.

Image use of collegiate and retired athletes, jilted sponsors, concussion issues, disputes over how televised programming is distributed, challenges over conference exit fees — those are just some of the cases now in play that could affect many others in the sports industry than those directly involved.

In the links below, we review the key arguments in 10 of these cases and highlight why they should be followed closely.




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