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 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1989 | 1988 | 1986 | 1983 | 1981 | 1979 | 1978 | 1972 | 1961

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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1999

Lyons Partnership v. Giannoulas
NCAA v. Smith
Neal v. Board of Trustees of California State Universities
Owsley v. San Antonio Indep. Sch. Dist.
In re Turley

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1998

Allison v. Vintage Sports Plaques
Bridewell v. Cincinnati Reds
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. v. Capece
Newcombe v. Adolf Coors Co., et al

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1997

NBA v. Motorola

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1996

Athletic Alternatives, Inc. v. Prince Manufacturing, Inc.
Chicago Professional Sports Ltd. P’ship and WGN v. National Basketball Association
Greer v. Davis
National Football League Players Association v. Pro-Football, Inc., D/B/A Washington Redskins, et al.
United States v. Gray, et al.

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1995

Mark G. Weinberg & Blue Line Publ’g, Inc. v. Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc.
National Basketball Association v. Williams
Scott Szabo v. Errisson, et al.
Stoutenborough v. National Football League

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1994

Hill v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n

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1993

United States of America v. Norby Walters

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1989

Peter E. Rose v. A. Bartlett Giamatti, et al.

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1988

Midler v. Ford Motor Co.

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1986

Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. v. Major League Baseball

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1983

Mid-South Grizzlies v. National Football League

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1981

H.A. Artists & Assocs. v. Actos’ Equity Ass’n
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission v. National Football League

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1979

Clifford Wiley v. National Collegiate Athletic Association

1978

Ludtke v. Kuhn

1972

Flood v. Kuhn
Gregg Taylor & George Taylor v. Wake Forest University

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1961

Molinas v. Nat’l Basketball Ass’n

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