Friday Sports Briefs

Nickname Law Dre Cummings over at the Sports Law Blog has a nice post on the legal battle over the University of North Dakota’s use of the “Fighting Sioux” nickname.  Here’s an excerpt: The “Fighting Sioux” nickname/moniker has engendered deeply divided and passionate debate in North Dakota and amongst the two primary Sioux tribes in […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Thanks to Ben Berger of As he mentioned on, Ben Berger was a guest lecturer in my Sports Law class at Quinnipiac School of Law this week.  Ben’s presentation was excellent and his knowledge of the business of soccer, especially MLS, was tremendous.  Although we tend to focus on the four major sports leagues […]

Fans, Keep Your Eye on the Hot Dog

An errant behind-the-back dog toss by Slugger, the Kansas City Royals mascot, during a game last fall has provided the fodder for a personal injury lawsuit.  Plaintiff John Coomer claims that he suffered injuries to his eye after being struck with a hot dog of course.  A few notes on the lawsuit, and perhaps this emerging area […]

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 […]

Friday Night Rights: Greenwich Soccer Injury Suit

Thanks to Jason Wolf’s Sports Agent & Sports Lawyer blog , I came across a sports litigation issue right in our backyard.  Greenwich parents Mark and Roseanne Sanford brought suit against the Town of Greenwich in 2005, after their son was injured while playing soccer at Central Middle School.  The son was injured after stepping […]