Sports Law Panel at CBA Annual Meeting

A reminder that the Connecticut Bar Association will be hosting a sports law panel at its annual meeting on June 17, 2013, from 9:30 to 11:30.  Here is a description of the panel: The Sports and Entertainment Committee will be presenting panel discussion titled “Legal Challenges in Connecticut Collegiate Athletic Departments” The panel will discuss the […]

Legal Challenges in Connecticut Collegiate Athletic Departments

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in a panel discussion at the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual meeting on June 17, 2013, entitled “Legal Challenges in Connecticut Collegiate Athletic Departments.”  The panel will run from 9:30 to 11:30 am and is sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Committee. Here is a […]

Sports Litigation Alert Publishes NHLPA Article By Dan Canavan

Sports Litigation Alert, a newsletter that monitors case law and legal developments in the sports law industry, published Dan Canavan’s article entitled NHLPA Dismisses Executive Director, Former U.S. Prosecutor Paul Kelly, in its September 11, 2009 issue.  Sports Litigation Alert is published by Hackney Publications, which also publishes the newsletter Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics and Legal […]

NHLPA Dismisses Executive Director, Former U.S. Prosecutor Paul Kelly

On Monday, August 31, 2009, the NHLPA announced that its executive board voted “overwhelmingly” to dismiss Paul Kelly as executive director.  The NHLPA executive board, which is made up of 30 players from each club, has announced that Ian Penny will serve as the interim executive director.  The executive board also announced that it has […]

Part II: Bankruptcy Court Yet to Rule on Phoenix Coyotes Case

By Dan Canavan Here is Part II of our observations from yesterday’s hearings in Bankruptcy Court concerning the prospective sale of the Phoenix Coyotes: Did the Coyotes Really Need to File for Bankruptcy Protection? Yes, it certainly appears that the Phoenix franchise should be in bankruptcy.  The franchise has rumored to have lost in excess of $300 […]

Will The Attempted Relocation of The Phoenix Coyotes Help Bring The Whalers Back to Hartford?

By Dan Canavan As I touched upon in my article Phoenix Coyotes Seek Bankruptcy Protection, Sale, the NHL Players’ Association is giving up on hockey in the desert.  Paul Kelly, the executive director of the NHLPA, recently told The Hamilton Spectator that “it’s time to pull the plug’ on the NHL in Phoenix.”   Speaking on a Toronto radio station […]

Executive Directors Forum: Fehr, Upshaw, Hunter and Kelly Discuss the State of their Sports

This article includes highlights from the Executive Directors Forum at the Sports Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco. Donald Fehr, Executive Director and General Counsel, MLBPA Mr. Fehr addressed a variety of issues, including the Mitchell Report: George Mitchell had no agreement and no participation of the Players Association, effectively placing the Players Association in a […]