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NLRB Dismissal Halts UFC Union Progress

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board planned to dismiss the complaint filed by former UFC bantamweight Leslie Smith. The former fighter claims that the mixed martial arts promotional company has misclassified fighters as independent contractors and the decision to forgo renewing her contract was retaliation for her involvement in Project Spearhead. Project Spearhead was […]

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2011 Santa Clara Sports Law Symposium

What: Santa Clara Law 2011 Sports Law Symposium When: September 8, 2011 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Where: Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University (map) Topics: Concussions (Keynote: DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFLPA), Steroids (Keynote: Mark Fainaru-Wada, ESPN Investigative Reporter), Labor Strife (Keynote: William B. Gould, IV, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board), and the Use of Player Images […]

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NFL Players Show Irreparable Harm; Preliminary Injunction On Lockout Is Granted

The NFL Lockout is enjoined…for the moment.  But let’s live in the moment and take a look at the opinion handed down yesterday by Judge Susan Richard Nelson in the United States District Court District of Minnesota. The dry and dirty: The motion for a preliminary injunction on the NFL Lockout was granted. If you […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/1/2011)

I am going on a year long trip around the world and will not be posting any updates to this site until 4/1/2012.  April Fools?  It feels good to have baseball again.  It is too bad that the headlines will continue to revolve around the NFL/NFLPA labor dispute.  I picked one Final Four team correctly […]

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“Reverse” National Origin Discrimination In The MLB First-Year Player Draft

A good way of getting my attention in an email is by starting out by saying that you are an avid reader of Sports Agent Blog.  Dan Hauptman, you are a smart man.  But truthfully, the 3L at Loyola Law School deserves credit for being smart based on recently being published in the Loyola of […]

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MLB Collective Bargaining Panel

What: Panel – Collective Bargaining in the Sports Industry in 2010 When: Thursday, May 20 (5:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.) Where: Nationals Park, Washington D.C. (map) Discussion will be on labor law and collective bargaining, and the outlook for the national pastime as the players’ collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2011. Afterwards, attendees and […]

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The Current Status Of Salary Arbitration In Japanese Baseball

No game is growing as fast internationally as professional basketball.  However, baseball is not as far behind as some people may think.  Dynasty recently placed a player in Germany, last year we signed an MLB-affiliated player who played his entire life in Italy, and we were close to signing a player with either a Korean […]

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Webinar On The State Of NFL Labor Relations

The key to success for anyone hoping to become an NFL agent, or to work in football in any capacity, is awareness.  A keen understanding of the rules governing the industry and how they are changing at this critical time in NFL history is difficult to attain, yet it is absolutely essential for anyone who […]