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MLB Arbitrator Rules Brodie Scoffield Breached Employment Agreement With The Legacy Agency

Based out of New York City, The Legacy Agency (“TLA”) had negotiated over half of one billion dollars in contracts. Major League Baseball (“MLB”) agent Greg Genske was the lead negotiator of the agency’s No. 9 ranked baseball division, where the majority of the agency’s revenues came from. Another prominent member of the agency was […]

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NBA Players Sports Law

Court Allows Case Between Zion Williamson’s Former And Current Agents To Proceed

Zion Williamson’s former marketing agents who filed a lawsuit against him in circuit court in the State of Florida have been given a small gift. While their case against Williamson in that jurisdiction remains stayed as Williamson’s similar case against the agents (pending in federal court in North Carolina proceeds), they are now free to […]

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Sports Law

Former MLB Agent Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Application Of MLBPA Statute Of Limitations Rule

It is somewhat rare for the general public to get an inside look at the disputes that take place within the confines of professional sports players’ unions. The disputes are arbitrated and intended to stay private; however, sometimes there is nothing that the players’ associations can do to keep those arbitration matters behind closed doors. […]

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Leverage Marketing Advisors Announces Launch

Leverage Marketing Advisors (LMA), a consultancy formed by a group of leaders in the marketing world, announced its launch on June 3rd. LMA began forming during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to modernize decision-making and keep up with today’s ever-changing business landscape. The newly founded consultancy plans to aid sports brands, […]

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COVID-19 Finds Endeavor Looking to Raise Capital

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood powerhouse Endeavor is one of the talent agencies struggling to financially meet is obligations to its employees, clients and investors. As recently reported by the New York Post, Endeavor is looking to raise $250 million to offset some of the financial windfall suffered from the agency’s entertainment-business properties, including the […]

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Sports Law

CAA’s Todd France Scores Win In Case Concerning Kenny Golladay

NFL agent Todd France of Creative Artists Agency prevailed against a rival agent Jason Bernstein through the NFL Players Association’s arbitration process. Typically, these decisions are confidential and outside the purview of the general public. However, this case has now been made public by virtue of a federal court filing that seeks to have a […]

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An In-Depth Look at Jalen Green’s Polarizing Commitment to the NBA G League

Jalen Green has recently dominated the near-barren sports media dialogue, as he made an unprecedented decision during this unprecedented time. The 18-year-old high school basketball phenom announced through an Instagram live stream that he will take his talents to the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) G League. Green elected to take this unique developmental path over […]

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Testing The NBA Draft Waters Will Be Much More Difficult For Prospects

Earlier in 2019 the NCAA introduced the NCAA Athlete Agent Certification. It was met with skepticism from both upcoming and aspiring agents as well as industry vets because of the requirements and the fees associated with obtaining certification. With the COVID-19 virus ending the NCAA season early and likely preventing any pre-draft workouts the pathway […]

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NFL Policy and Community Amidst COVID-19

All major American sports have been adjusting on the fly to the global pandemic our world faces. Adam Silver, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was the first to take significant action, suspending the NBA season on March 11th. His swift decision came on the heels of the postponement of an individual game after […]

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Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler In Legal Dispute With Ex-Managers Over Nike Deal

First reported by The Blast, Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) is suing Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler for breach of contract. In the suit the firm claims that Butler signed an agreement with them back in 2013 involving assistance in marketing and public relations. The deal consisted of language agreeing to commissions for services including […]