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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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And for once, it’s not the Mets who may be striking out.

This Tuesday, Judge Jed S. Rakoff dismissed nine of the eleven claims filed against cash-strapped Mets owners Saul Katz and Fred Wilbon. The claims were filed by Irving H. Picard, the appointed bankruptcy trustee over the Madoff estate, who is [...]

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Hollywood’s Favorite Pastime

On July 5, 2011 By Andrew Farrell

L.A. has done it again.  The city’s baseball team is starring in a drama so “Hollywood” that it appears scripted.  Even in the modern days of huge salaries, epic betrayals, and remorseless lockouts, the bankruptcy of the Los Angeles Dodgers is truly a sacrilegious debacle.  America’s storied franchise is going to court, where it [...]

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Already reeling from yet another season of poor on-field performance and a free-agency push characterized by one analyst as “barely even trying,” the New York Mets’ front office received even worse news on Friday when its ownership was revealed as the subject of a $1 billion suit by the defrauded investors of Bernard Madoff. Irving [...]

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MLB Salary Skimming–The Underbelly of Opportunity

On November 30, 2010 By Alex Payne

As Major League Baseball (MLB) continues the post-steroid cleanup, yet another ugly issue has raised its head–salary kickbacks for front office personnel and scouts which deprive young Latin American baseball prospects of hundreds of thousands of dollars in signing bonus money. After a lengthy federal investigation, criminal indictments were filed against [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]

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Apparently, federal prosecutors have nothing worthwhile to do with their time, a fact evidenced by the recent indictment of Roger Clemens. Last Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted the ex-MLB ace on a total of six counts, including two charges of federal perjury, three charges of making false statements, and one [...]

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On the field, the Texas Rangers seem to be clicking on all cylinders. They sit atop the American League West and look to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. But off the field, the franchise can’t manage to stay in the black. Owner Tom Hicks has been trying to sell the [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 18, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote.

Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism.

Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.

Not quite a [...]

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Although the MLB season ended almost a month ago, and many fans have since directed their full attention to other professional and college sports, for me, the offseason is where the magic happens. Since my Philadelphia Phillies fell just short of glory, I have been recurringly checking for a holiday miracle signing at third base. [...]

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