Law & Policy: Contract Law
In Litigious Climate, Risk for Colleges Selling Jerseys
by email@example.com August 2015
South Carolina has changed its policy on releasing jersey numbers for retail use, eschewing those worn by popular players and instead choosing two generic numerals.
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.
Former Coach Claims NCCU Mishandled Dismissal
by Brooke Pryor firstname.lastname@example.org; 919-419-6671 August 2015
Former N.C. Central associate women's basketball coach Ronnie Enoch and his attorney say that "the University failed to follow its own procedural and due process requirements," as set forth in the university's sexual harassment policies. NCCU confirmed Monday that it did not dismiss Enoch for cause.
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.
Seeking a Law So Bills Cheerleaders Get a Basic Right
by Denise Jewell Gee, The Buffalo News June 2015
You probably don't know the name Nily Rozic. She's 29, lives in Queens, and as a two-term assemblywoman, is part of the ever-so-slowly changing face of a State Legislature that no longer has the likes of Vito Lopez or Dennis Gabryszak.
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.
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.