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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (9/7/2012)

This week’s wrap-up is coming to you from Austin, Texas, where I am speaking on two panels at the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law’s 4th Annual Symposium – The Dark Side of Sports and Entertainment Law.  It is my first trip to Austin, a town that many friends have highly recommended in the past.  Two new pieces this week: 1) NFL Concussion Litigation: Breaking Down The NFL’s Persuasive Motion To Dismiss The Amended Master Complaint; and 2) Ryan Lochte’s Use Of “JEAH” Is Challenged By Web Company With Prior Trademark Registration.  My Florida Gators looked extra sloppy last week against Bowling Green.  Here’s to hoping that they start putting things together this weekend against Texas A&M, which will be A&M’s first game since becoming a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).  As always, here are some stories that I did not cover in the past week:





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.