Friday Sports Briefs

John Daly Loses Libel Suit, Tweets Reporter’s Phone Number

Over on the Sports Agent & Sports Lawyer Blog,  Jason Wolf covers John Daly’s libel suit against the Jacksonville Times-Union newspaper.  According to Wolf, the judge in that matter granted summary judgment in favor of newspaper, finding that there was no “actual malice” and that the offending column contained inactionable opinion statements.  Upon receiving news of the legal defeat, Daly posted a message on Twitter encouraging his followers to call the reporter and tell him how they felt.

MLB and Upper Deck Settle Lawsuit

By way of The Biz of Baseball and Sports Law Blog, Major League Baseball Properties has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against Upper Deck Co.  The details of the settlement can be found here.  Major League Baseball Properties characterized the settlement as a “clear and decisive victory”. 

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