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Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Human Trafficking

On October 21, 2018 By

As the Major League Baseball playoffs heat up on the field, there is increased attention being paid to a darker side of the sport. In its latest issue, Sports Illustrated published an explosive account of a Department of Justice investigation into the shady deals that allow clubs to recruit and sign international players, […]

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Poverty in Professional Baseball?

On September 8, 2017 By

With average salaries of $4.4 million per player on major league teams and a league value of nearly $10 billion, professional baseball and the poverty line seem incongruously related. Yet, for approximately 6,000 players on any of the 250 minor league rosters, meagre salaries are as much a part of the game as […]

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This week, one of the last remaining big-name free agents in baseball signed a one-year, $8 million deal.  To the average person that would be a life changing sum of money.  However, to Ian Desmond that represents far less than he, or industry experts, would have expected him to receive.  Desmond over the past […]

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San Jose Strikes Out Again in Suit Against MLB

On January 22, 2015 By

The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs […]

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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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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

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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Madoff Suit Threatens to Strike Out Mets’ Owners

On February 10, 2011 By

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

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

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’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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