Sports and Entertainment Law Journal

Case Summaries


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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Central Manufacturing, Inc. v. Brett et al.

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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

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2005 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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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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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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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., Inc. et al.
Sports Unlimited, Inc. v. Lankford Enterprises, Inc.
Toscano v. PGA Tour, Inc.

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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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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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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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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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NBA v. Motorola

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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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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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Hill v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n

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United States of America v. Norby Walters

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

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Midler v. Ford Motor Co.

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Topps Chewing Gum, Inc. v. Major League Baseball

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Mid-South Grizzlies v. National Football League

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

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Clifford Wiley v. National Collegiate Athletic Association


Ludtke v. Kuhn


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

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Molinas v. Nat’l Basketball Ass’n

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