NCAA Law

When should you begin meeting with sports agents? The college football regular season is entering its final stages, and with the end of the season so close, some players may be thinking about the next NFL draft. When is it OK to declare for the draft? Once the CFB season ends, players can begin [...]

Business Law

What makes for transformative social media? An iconic photo is at the center of a potential shift in the relationship between what is considered transformative social media and a violation of copyright law. Social media is a complex topic in terms of copyrights. Text, videos, photos and other [...]

Entertainment Law

Taking a look at residual payments Stars of television shows often receive continued payments once their roles have ended and the sets have been shuttered, if reruns of the program continue airing. Inevitably, all great runs of programming have to come to an end. However, these television shows [...]

Sports Law

The assumption of risk Whether it’s Paul George’s leg snapping against a basketball hoop stanchion or Henrik Lundqvist’s neck taking the full force of a slap shot, injuries are an unfortunate part of sports. For this reason the doctrine of the assumption of risk can be applied [...]

Business Law

What makes for a disparaging trademark? Disparaging band names may turn off potential listeners and dissuade retailers and online marketplaces from carrying albums, but when it comes to who may reject the group, the buck stops with the government. The ruling on the Washington Redskins’ [...]

Sports Law

What is the Rooney Rule? Just over 10 years ago, the Rooney Rule was implemented in the NFL. Since then it has been criticized, praised, probed for loopholes and used appropriately. It is mentioned frequently in discussions of head coaching vacancies. So what is it, exactly? With “Black [...]

NFL Agent

2016 free agency period just around the corner… While the 2016 free agency period doesn’t begin for another few months, the NFL regular season is over and as teams that missed the playoffs consider their futures, players should also begin thinking about how they would like to [...]

Entertainment Law

Understanding actual malice Public figures have always been required to leap tall hurdles when it comes to proving defamation – the law’s way of ensuring First Amendment rights – and those obstacles just grew a bit taller. How can one prove actual malice in a defamation suit? [...]

NFL Agent

Taking the right steps in choosing an NFL agent Now is the time when many college football players toward the end of their careers are preparing for the next step, which means choosing an NFL agent to help get them there – the NFL. Choosing an NFL agent is an important decision for [...]