Approximately two months ago, all 28 members of the US senior Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) filed a class action lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, Inc. (USSF).
Inside Sports Law
Spotlight on sports integrity
Posted in Governance, anti-bribery and corruption
Integrity and, more specifically, integrity issues are having a direct impact on the standing, reputation and economic viability of sporting codes, their clubs and, most critically, their players.
Live sports, who’s watching whom?
Like it or not, we live in a digital age where we are constantly being monitored and watched.
Are the Premier League’s Big Six now operating in a league of their own?
Posted in Football
Research published last week by Deloitte’s Sport Business Group shows that the total revenue of the 20 Premier League clubs grew to a record high of £4.8bn in 2017-2018.
The rise in post-retirement injury claims within sport
Top level athletes suffer for their sport and, increasingly, there is focus on the medium and long-term effects of injuries.
Head Injury Assessment protocol
A deeper understanding of the risks of concussion has seen the game take proactive steps to protect its players.
What's in a name?
Posted in Intellectual property
Professional athletes engaging in sponsorship and endorsement agreements with large corporations is hardly a recent phenomenon.
“Insider betting” and LeBron James’ right hand
Posted in Regulations
Insider trading generally refers to buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, on the basis of material, nonpublic information about the security.
Has Financial Fair Play (FFP) finally found its teeth?
On March 22 2019, Birmingham City FC was docked nine points for breaching the English Football League’s (EFL) rules around profitability and sustainability.
BIG(3) developments – opening the doors for cannabis in the North American sports market?
Posted in Regulations
In June 2018, the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players, announced that it would permit its players to use cannabidiol (CBD) for pain treatment and recovery.