• Ex-NFL Players Object to $765M Concussion Settlement

    by Stuart Goldman April 2015

    Several former National Football League players have objected to the terms of a $765 million settlement in a class action lawsuit over concussions and brain damage.

  • Breach of Contract Debated in Coach Reassignment Case

    by Attorney John T. Wolohan and Scott Kevy March 2015

    The most important decisions any athletic director will likely make are personnel decisions. Unfortunately, with the pressure to win greater than ever, most new coaching hires will be lucky to make it past their third year. As a result of the tenuous nature of the profession, it is essential that the language within coaches' contracts be as clear as possible, especially when a decision is made to terminate a coach's contract.

  • Wrigley Rooftop Owners, Attorneys Debate Contracts

    by Mitch Dudek March 2015

    Adding a level of complexity to the case is a 20-year contract between rooftop owners and the Cubs that was signed in 2004 and provides the Cubs with 17 percent of rooftop revenue.

  • Parks Board Taking Legal Action in Ice Rink Demo Dispute

    by Paula J. Owen, TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF March 2015

    After finally receiving approval from the City Council to go to court for a ruling on who actually has control over the Carmelita Landry Arena, Parks Board Chairman Jon A. Riccutti said he felt that Fitchburg State University had stabbed the city in the back when he heard Wednesday the college has already starting tearing apart the skating rink.

  • Ex-Coach Claims U. of Hawaii Owes Him $1.4M

    by Lewis, Ferd; McInnis, Brian February 2015

    Former men's basketball coach Gib Arnold has filed a grievance against the University of Hawaii, claiming a violation of his employment agreement, the school said Thursday.

  • 'Dunk City' Trademark OK Not Fast Enough for FGCU

    by Dana Caldwell 239-213-6029 February 2015

    The University of Wyoming goes by the Cowboys, but some folks around Florida Gulf Coast University were starting to think Moniker Rustlers would be more appropriate.

  • AD Reassigned as Iowa Braces for Her Partner's Lawsuit

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    Pending a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by her partner, an athletic administrator for the University of Iowa has been reassigned. Jane Meyer, a senior associate athletic director, has been reassigned to the school’s facilities management office, where she will assist with construction contract quality and compliance. 

  • Dealing with Members’ Attempts to Cancel Their Contract

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein October 2014

    We know that cancelling a health club membership can be confusing. After all, it can be spelled "cancelling" or "canceling." It's quite maddening, really.

  • How Tech Failure Can Impact Sponsorship Agreements

    by Kristi Schoepfer-Bochicchio, J.D. September 2014

    The Toyota Center, site of Houston Rockets home games and other sports and entertainment events, is operated, maintained and managed by Clutch City Sports and Entertainment, L.P. Prior to the facility opening in 2003, Clutch City entered into a naming rights agreement with Gulf States Toyota to have the facility named the Toyota Center.

  • Raiders, A's at Odds Over Coliseum's Future

    by Andrew Brandt, Athletic Business Intern July 2014

    The A's are inking a deal to remain in the Coliseum for 10 years; the Raiders are making separate plans to tear it down and build a new stadium on the exact location. Forget Orange County — real California drama happens in Oakland.