The infamous elbow jab of Metta World Peace, NFL “Bounty Hunters,” soccer riots, high school hockey brawls…where is the legal line drawn when it comes to violence in sports? Or is it just the nature of the game? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams turn to Attorney Eldon L. Ham, an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Professor Matthew Mitten, Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, for their take on whether there should be legal implications when an athlete goes too far.
From youth sports all the way up to professional teams, concussions are a very common injury, and they can have long term, lifelong effects if left untreated. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Nolan Robinson join guest, Attorney David Kracke from the law firm of Nichols & Associates in Portland, Oregon, to discuss the severity of concussions. David talks about Max Conrad and Max’s Law, litigation involving concussions and the importance of educating and training the general public about the dangers.
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The National Football League (NFL) ordered a lockout on March 12th, after negotiations between the league and the players’ union collapsed. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes legal analyst for Sport Illustrated, Professor Michael McCann of The Vermont Law School and attorney, blogger, author and radio host, Clay Travis, to get an in-depth look at the NFL lockout. Mike and Clay discuss the circumstances that led up to the lockout, recent developments and how long this battle between owners and players could go on.
With a unanimous vote, the Surpreme Court ruled 9-0 against the NFL in the American Needle v. NFL case—one of the most important legal cases in sports. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Marc Edelman from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and Professor Michael McCann, Associate Law Professor at Vermont Law School and Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated, to discuss this latest ruling. They talk about anti-trust law, intellectual property issues and how this decision could affect the NFL and other sports franchises.
Recently the world of sports has been plagued by scandal—from a controversial polyurethane swimsuit used in swimming to steroids putting a cloud over major league baseball. Co-hosts and attorneys Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Professor Matt Mitten, the Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School and Attorney John P. Collins from the firm Collins & Collins, to take a look at the impact of these controversies and regulations in sports today.
Steroids scandals, homerun balls, suing for slander—Baseball has become a hotbed of legal activity. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, will discuss what is new in Baseball Law, the reputation of Major League Baseball and preferential treatment of baseball players. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes two of the world’s leading experts on baseball and the law, Professor Paul Finkelman, from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y., and Professor Howard Wasserman, Visiting Associate Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law and Associate Professor of Law at the Florida International University School of Law, who is also a contributor to “Sports Law Blog.”