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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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.