Law & Policy: Contract Law
- U.S. Women's Hockey Team May Boycott Over Pay
by Kevin Allen, Christine Brennan and A.J. Perez March 2017
The women's national hockey team threatened boycott of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships as they seek better wages and other support from USA Hockey.
- CSU Investigation Details Coach's Abusive Behavior
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
Colorado State University has released a 90-page report detailing an investigation into the atmosphere among the men’s basketball team and administration under head coach Larry Eustachy.
- NBA's D-League Renamed with Gatorade Sponsorship
by Sam Amick February 2017
The NBA on Tuesday will announce a renaming of its Development League, with the 'D-League' set to be known as the 'G-League' starting in the 2017-18 season because of a multiyear partnership with Gatorade.
- Rift Widens Between Islanders, Barclays Center
by Brett Cyrgalis February 2017
It is not news to anyone who has been around the Islanders during their tenuous first year and a half as residents of Barclays Center that landlord and tenant aren't exactly best of friends. What has become clear over the past few days is that their rift is growing deeper. As reported Monday, Barclays Center put together a proposal for prospective investors with projections of revenues for years to come, and starting in 2019, that report didn't include the Islanders.
- NY Islanders Could Return to Nassau Coliseum
by Robert Brodsky, Jim Baumbach January 2017
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said he has met with New York Islanders owner Jonathan Ledecky to discuss the team's possible return to its former home at Nassau Coliseum. Mangano said he requested the Nov. 17 meeting with Ledecky, who co-owns the team with Scott Malkin, to discuss a path for the team to return to Nassau. Mangano said he also holds regular meetings with Barclays management. In a statement, Mangano said "there is a path for the Islanders to return to the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the best sight lines in NHL remain, improved attractive facilities for fans and athletes and room to add seats to accommodate the Islanders. While the decision remains with the Islanders we believe Long Island fans will make the Islanders successful in the new Coliseum."
- Assault Case Triggers Court Arguments over Arbitration Clause
by John Wolohan and Eric Centner January 2017
Arbitration clauses are intended to keep parties bound by contract out of court by requiring that all contract disputes be settled by arbitration. The benefits of such clauses are that arbitration is usually much faster and cheaper, and the outcome is confidential, all of which has led to arbitration clauses creeping into more types of contracts — especially employment contracts. A good example from the sports and recreation industry of how the courts treat arbitration clauses is the case of Amateur Athletic Union v. Augustus Bray, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 7044.
- Understanding Fitness Center Contracts
by Marla Matzer Rose January 2017
Complaints about fitness-center contracts are prevalent. About 170 people a year report them to the Ohio attorney general's office. The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio reports receiving 271 fitness-center complaints in the past three years.
- Wilson Out at Indiana After Player Mistreatment Claims
by Courtney Cameron December 2016
Athletic director Fred Glass of Indiana University announced in a press conference Thursday that six-year Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson has resigned.
- Ex-SDSU Women’s Coach Wins Wrongful Termination Suit
by Courtney Cameron September 2016
After a three-year legal battle and four weeks on trial, former San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns was awarded $1.35 million for past and future economic losses and $2 million for punitive damages by the San Diego Superior Court for wrongful termination.
- Gross Negligence, Waiver Validity at Issue in Treadmill Injury Case
by John Wolohan February 2016
This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.