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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (2/24/2011)

This happened yesterday.  What a weight off my shoulders, and honestly, I think it is a great victory for many “bloggers” who are threatened with legal action based on the content of their posts.  Looking forward to the Nova Southeastern University Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium this Sunday.  If you are in South Florida, come stop by and say hello.  I will be speaking on the broad and fun subject of “Sports and Torts.”  This week, I was asked to participate at Harvard Law School’s Sports Law Symposium.  I will have information about that event posted on the blog next week.  Needless to say, I am quite honored to be invited and cannot wait to meet up with many friends in the industry.  If you haven’t checked out our new-ish sister site Sport-In-Law yet, I suggest you take a peek.  One article on a lawsuit against the Miami Marlins got quite a bit of press this week.  Here are some stories I missed over the past week:

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By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.