Coaching Contracts and Arbitration Clauses

I am currently working on an article concerning the lawsuit that Marist College brought against its former basketball coach, Matt Brady, and his employer, James Madison University.  One of the issues that arose is the use of arbitration clauses in coaching contracts. Opinions generally differ over the use of arbitration.  Some attorneys believe that arbitrators tend to shy […]

A Beacon in Poughkeepsie: Marist Claims Victory Over James Madison in Coaching Contract Suit

Sports Litigation Alert recently featured my latest article on the case of Marist v. Brady, in its August 13, 2010 issue.  The article, which I have posted below, provides a more detailed analysis of the judgment that Marist obtained against James Madison University.  My sincere thanks to Holt Hackney, publisher of Sports Litigation Alert. A small college in Poughkeepsie, […]

Tennessee Titans Sue USC Over Assistant Coach

Last week, I was a guest on The Sports Zone with George and Willy on Nashville’s 104.5 to discuss the lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Titans against USC arising from the Trojans’ hiring of Titans running backs coach Kennedy Pola.  Here’s a summary of the points that we discussed. Why did the Titans sue? Timing […]

Marist Claims Victory in Coaching Contract Suit

The willingness of a small New York university to enforce one of its coaching contracts in a court of law, may effect the virtual free-agency system that has long operated in collegiate athletics.  A New York Supreme Court entered a judgment of default in favor of Marist University in its lawsuit against James Madison University (JMU).  Marist alleged […]