IS NIKE’S CONTROVERSY OVER SPONSORING PREGNANT ATHLETES A VIOLATION OF EMPLOYMENT LAW?

Allyson Felix, six-time Olympic gold medalist Photo Credit: Fleet Feet Sports Less than two weeks ago, Nike-sponsored Olympian runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher broke their nondisclosure agreements with Nike to make their stories about Nike sponsorship public. More specifically, these women opened up about discriminatory and unfair treatment by Nike during and immediately after... Continue Reading →

UB Sports Law Day

University at Buffalo Sports Law students capped off their great semester with UB Sports Law day.  We began the day visiting Jim Sandoro at the Pierce-Arrow Museum.  Mr. Sandoro gave us a tour of the transportation museum while discussing the history of the museum and the surrounding neighborhood.  In discussing the surrounding neighborhood Mr. Sandoro... Continue Reading →

Suspended Indefinitely, Gordon Signs Tender

Photo Credit: CBS Sports Is the NFL undermining its own authority? Josh Gordon's well-chronicled story took an interesting turn Tuesday as the 28 year-old receiver signed his one-year tender worth $2.025 million. Despite being drafted in the 2012 Supplemental Draft, Gordon has only three accrued NFL seasons. A player earns an accrued season by being... Continue Reading →

What Happened in Vegas Should Stay in Vegas: How the New Seattle NHL Franchise Can Avoid Another “Golden Knights” Trademark Controversy

The new Seattle NHL Franchise will be settling upon a name in the not-so-distant future, though they will have to be sure to avoid the trademark issues that affected the Vegas Golden Knights. On December 4th, 2018, the National Hockey League (NHL) awarded the City of Seattle an expansion team to the delight of Seattle... Continue Reading →

Marijuana: The NBA’s Next Frontier?

The expansion of medicinal marijuana, as well as the legalization of recreational marijuana on a state level over the last half decade, has brought with it several consequences. One of these consequences is the need for organizations to make tough decisions regarding whether to allow the use of the drug within their organization once it... Continue Reading →

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