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Bad Bunny’s Baseball Agency Sues The MLBPA

On May 16, 2024, Diamond Sports, LLC, doing business as Rimas Sports, initiated a federal lawsuit against the Major League Baseball Players Association in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. A Verified Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)/Preliminary Injunction were filed. One day later, the Court denied the request […]

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Sports Law

Todd France Gets Hammered In NFLPA Arbitration; Files Petition To Vacate

On December 28, 2023, Arbitrator Roger P. Kaplan handed down one of the strongest decisions ever issued in the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) history. Arbitrator Kaplan ordered that NFLPA Contract Advisor Todd France pay France’s competitor, Jason Bernstein, a total of $810,846.47, with $450,000 as punitive damages. The basis for the punitive damages […]

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Reggie Bush Sues NCAA for Defamation

Reggie Bush may be attempting to Trojan Horse his way back into the prestigious Heisman family. Bush filed a complaint with the Indiana Commercial Court in Marion County on August 23rd, bringing a defamation suit against the NCAA. Although the complaint is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the NCAA, Bush is believably attempting to […]

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Sports Business Sports Law

Michael Oher “Blindsided” By Conservatorship

My thoughts on the Michael Oher news: Seemingly every news outlet and media page this morning had the same headline: “Michael Oher sues Tuohy family.” The 2009 film “The Blind Side” is embedded in sports culture forever, but Oher is now asserting the movie misrepresented a critical premise of his story. Oher has always been […]

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NBA Players Sports Law

Former NBA Agent Charles Briscoe Charged With Scheme To Defraud Players

On March 23, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York published a release indicating that former NBA agent Charles Briscoe was arrested and faces serious criminal charges related to alleged crimes concerning the defrauding of professional athlete clients out of millions of dollars. The announcement indicates that one of Briscoe’s clients […]

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Sports Law

Evan Turner Fires Back Against Basketball Agent David Falk

You may recall a December 2022 article on this website that discussed the lawsuit filed by sports agent David Falk’s agency F.A.M.E. LLC against former NBA player Evan Turner and his corporate entity EmTurn LLC, where FAME claimed that it provided services to Turner throughout his career and that Turner, along with his company, failed […]

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Sports Law

Basketball Agents Aaron And Eric Goodwin Demand More Than $92 Million From Law Firm Gordon Rees

National law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP (commonly known as Gordon Rees) and two of its former partners, Alonzo Llorens and C. Anthony Mulrain, are being sued by veteran basketball agents Aaron Goodwin and Eric Goodwin. The Complaint, which seeks damages in excess of $92 million, was filed on January 11 in New York. […]

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Sports Law

Former CAA Agent Ben Dogra’s Fight Against Houston Lawyer Rusty Hardin Is Heating Up

On July 30, 2021, sports agent Ben Dogra initiated a lawsuit against renowned lawyer Rusty Hardin and his law firm, Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP. Since then, the defendants have turned themselves into counter-claimants, suing Dogra in return. The case is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with a […]

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Sports Law

Basketball Agent’s Appeal Of Certification Denial Gets Blocked

What are your rights if you wish to become licensed by a players’ association and the union rejects your application? Sometimes there is hope. Other times, not so much. I had the honor of representing Cleodis Floyd in an arbitration matter against the NFL Players Association roughly a decade ago after the NFLPA denied Floyd’s […]

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Basketball Agency Owned By David Falk Sues Evan Turner For $2 Million

Sports agent David Falk’s agency F.A.M.E. LLC, which conducts business as Falk Associates Management Enterprises and FAME, has initiated a lawsuit against former NBA player Evan Turner as well as his owned corporate entity EmTurn LLC. The Complaint filed in the Superior Court of Delaware includes causes of action for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, […]