Case summaries are written by the Journal members. The goal is to provide a quick, but comprehensive, digest of court decisions as well as provide information about their future impact.

Cases that are chosen are either past court decisions that have changed the landscape of the sports and entertainment industries (i.e. Landmark Cases) or are current court decisions that are highly relevant to today’s legal arena.

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2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1990’s | 1980’s | 1970’s | 1960’s

2007

Central Manufacturing, Inc. v. Brett et al.

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2006

Bevelo v. Carter
Club Italia Soccer & Sports Organization, Inc. v. Charter Township of Shelby, Mich.
Doe v. MacFarlane
Fortson v. Colangelo
Harrick v. National Collegiate Athletic Association
Laws v. Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
MasterCard International, Inc. v. Visa International Service Association
Moran v. Selig
Santa-Rosa v. Combo Records

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2005

Beethoven.com v. Librarian of Congress
In re Charter Communications, Inc.
Jani v. Bell
Palladium Music, Inc. v. Eat Sleep Music
Warnock v. National Football League

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2004

Bauer Nike Hockey, Inc. v. United States
Echols v. Pelullo
Stromback v. New Line Cinema
World Wide Basketball and Sports Tours, Inc. v. NCAA

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2003

Breanne Bennett v. Hidden Valley Golf and Ski, Inc.
Cardtoons, L.C. v. Major League Baseball Players Association
Dastar Corp. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. et al.
Fox Sports Net North, LLC. v. Minnesota Twins Partnership, et al.
Glenn Holly Entertainment Inc. (Digital Images) v. Tektronix Inc.; Avid Technology, Inc.
Tyne v. Time Warner Entertainment

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2002

Brandon West v. Sundown Little League of Stockton, Inc.
Campus Communications, Inc. v. Earnhardt
Chalenor, et al. v. University of North Dakota
Chaset v. Fleer/Skybox Int’l
Fantasy Sports Properties, Inc. v. Sportsline.com, Inc. et al.
Sports Unlimited, Inc. v. Lankford Enterprises, Inc.
Toscano v. PGA Tour, Inc.

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2001

A & M Records v. Napster
Gionfriddo v. Major League Baseball et al.
PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin
Tanaka v. University of Southern California, et al.
United States Olympic Committee v. Toy Truck Lines, Inc.
Weinberg v. Sibler
Wildman ex rel. Wildman v. Marshalltown School Dist.

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2000

Landham v. Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc.
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Florida State Athletic Commission
Morris Comm. Corp. v. PGA Tour, Inc.
Rodriguez v. Texas Commission on the Arts

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1990’s

1993 – United States of America v. Norby Walters
1994 – Hill v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n
1995 – Mark G. Weinberg & Blue Line Publ’g, Inc. v. Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc.
1995 – National Basketball Association v. Williams
1995 – Scott Szabo v. Errisson, et al.
1995 – Stoutenborough v. National Football League
1996 – Athletic Alternatives, Inc. v. Prince Manufacturing, Inc.
1996 – Chicago Professional Sports Ltd. P’ship and WGN v. National Basketball Association
1996 – Greer v. Davis
1996 – National Football League Players Association v. Pro-Football, Inc., D/B/A Washington Redskins, et al.
1996 – United States v. Gray, et al.
1997 – NBA v. Motorola
1998 – Allison v. Vintage Sports Plaques
1998 – Bridewell v. Cincinnati Reds
1998 – Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v. Capece
1999 – Lyons Partnership v. Giannoulas
1999 – NCAA v. Smith
1999 – Neal v. Board of Trustees of California State Universities
1998 – Newcombe v. Adolf Coors Co., et al
1999 – Owsley v. San Antonio Indep. Sch. Dist.
1999 – In re Turley

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1980s

1981 – H.A. Artists & Assocs. v. Actos’ Equity Ass’n
1981 – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League
1983 – Mid-South Grizzlies v. National Football League
1986 – Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. v. Major League Baseball
1988 – Midler v. Ford Motor Co.
1989 – Peter E. Rose v. A. Bartlett Giamatti, et al.

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1970s

1972 – Flood v. Kuhn
1972 – Gregg Taylor & George Taylor v. Wake Forest University
1978 – Ludtke v. Kuhn
1979 – Clifford Wiley v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

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1960s

1961 – Molinas v. Nat’l Basketball Ass’n