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Is Major League Baseball Heading Towards Another Strike?

On February 25, 2018 By

There have been eight strikes in the history of major league baseball, and a ninth might be on its way.  Whether a strike ultimately occurs will depend in large part on whether the players and ownership can close an ever-increasing gap between them on a number of critical issues. The current collective bargaining agreement governing […]

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Hail Mary: Why Kaepernick Has No Prayer for Relief

On November 10, 2017 By

During the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. His kneeling sparked a national conversation, as well as a sharp divide between supporters of his cause, such as the 200,000 individuals who signed a petition to […]

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Ezekiel Elliott and NFL Arbitration Appeal

On September 22, 2017 By

As many fans and fantasy football GMs know, the NFL commonly suspends players for off the field misconduct. Players may challenge their suspensions through the NFL’s arbitration process. Some players, such as Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliott, will appeal the arbitrator’s decision in court. While this process can leave some with their hopes deflated, Elliot’s […]

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Never before has an interception caused such a ruckus. Generally, Tom Brady throws a pick-off and his fans pout until the Pats regain control of the ball. But on January 18, 2015, Tom Brady threw an interception during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that […]

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Play Ball! Mr. MVP, Arbitration Has Set You Free

On February 29, 2012 By

It’s that time of the year again. Winter’s stronghold has loosened, the grass is green, the sun is out, and now it’s time to “play ball!” There is nothing more American than baseball, except possibly litigation. Unfortunately, over the past decade it seems that both of these American institutions have become intertwined. It has become […]

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A few weeks ago I took a quick look at a friend’s cell-phone contract, and there it was: the dreaded mandatory arbitration clause. You know, the clause hidden inside the fine print that says something along the lines of, “You agree to arbitrate any claim you may have against […]

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Piven Successfully Pleads the Fish

On August 28, 2009 By

Jeremy Piven, the star of HBO’s popular Entourage series, has won his case against the producers of the Broadway show Speed-the-Plow, with a professional arbiter ruling that he did not breach his contract after becoming ill with mercury poisoning from his habit of eating too much fish.

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The icy relations between the U.S. and Russia are not isolated to the political arena. The National Hockey League (NHL) and Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) are facing-off. The cause of the latest squabble between the two leagues is related to the departure of forward Alexander Radulov this summer from the NHL’s Nashville […]

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A Second Chance for Gambling Corporations?

On July 27, 2008 By

In a decision that may increase the likelihood that gambling corporations be able to slip through legal loopholes, the Supreme Court of Alabama earlier this month held that an arbitration clause in a gambling-related contract was enforceable, thereby forcing an allegedly victimized participant in the scheme to go through arbitration before receiving formal judicial […]

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