Law & Policy: Contract Law
- Battle Between NFL, Youth Soccer League Heats Up
by Martin Rogers February 2016
Levi's Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50, is so close to the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park that for much of the day it casts a shadow over the collection of manicured fields nestled just along Bill Walsh Way. This month, with the NFL's global showcase fast approaching, that shadow is much bigger than normal.
- Opinion: Sarkisian vs. USC Is Sad and Unfortunate
by Jeff Miller December 2015
This is the sort of lawsuit - disgraced Steve Sarkisian taking action against embarrassed USC - that generates emotion. You must have felt something Monday when you first heard the news, felt even more as you digested the story further. Disbelief. Sympathy. Disgust. Maybe you were happy for Sarkisian. Maybe you were angry at him. Trojan or Bruin. Fan or not. Invested or indifferent. You must have felt something.
- Judge Rules Against Parks and Rec Employees in Lawsuit
by Emily Attwood August 2015
A Shawnee County, Kan., judge has ruled in favor of the city of Topeka in a lawsuit filed by 10 former parks and recreation employees. The lawsuit was filed in May 2012 by the 10 employees following the merger of the city’s parks and recreation department with the county of Shawnee’s parks and recreation department. The case was brought before Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca W. Crotty in April and a verdict issued last week.
- Calif. Bill Would Pay Pro Cheerleaders Minimum Wage
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Cheerleaders for professional teams in California might soon receive minimum wage as well as overtime and sick leave if the governor signs a bill that has already been approved by the state Senate.
- 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.
- Gross Negligence, Waiver Validity at Issue in Treadmill Injury Case
by John Wolohan December 2014
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- 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.