This work is intended for the general practitioner as well as the sports law specialist. Topics covered include regulation of amateur athletics, public regulation of sports activities, legal relationships in professional sports, enforcement of professional sports contracts, antitrust aspects of sports activities, collective bargaining and professional sports, and federal income taxation of sports activities.
An accessible guide to sports law highlighting landmark cases and personalities
Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. In Game Faces , Sarah K. Fields looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them--golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Joe Montana, college football coach Wally Butts, baseball pitchers Warren Spahn and Don Newcombe, and hockey enforcer Tony Twist--when faced with what they considered attacks on their privacy and image. Placing each case in its historical and legal context, Fields examines how sports figures in the U.S. have used the law to regain control of their image. As she shows, decisions in the cases significantly affected the evolution of laws related to privacy, defamation, and publicity--areas pertinent to the lives of the famous sports figure and the non-famous consumer alike. She also tells the stories of why the plaintiffs sought relief in the courts, uncovering motives that delved into the heart of issues separating individual rights from the public's perceived right to know. A fascinating exploration of a still-evolving phenomenon, Game Faces is an essential look at the legal playing fields that influence our enjoyment of sports.
In the summer of 2002, the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team relieved batting coach Mike Easler of his duties. Easler did not take the news quietly. He sued the Cardinals. A week later, Easler withdrew his lawsuit. His reason was simple. "I want to laugh again," he said. Not all developments involving sports and the law are so easily explained. From the baseball player who tries to enforce a "no-trade" clause to the female place-kicker who is encouraged to try "beauty pageants" instead of college football, the legal issues are abundant and often intricate. Clubhouse Lawyer provides an interesting and informative look at the role that the law plays in sports. Using compelling anecdotes, Clubhouse Lawyer explains legal concepts in a way that will amuse and entertain fans and athletes alike. Clubhouse Lawyer is a timely-and timeless-examination of the way the law shapes events on the playing field and in the locker room.
The original book addresses the key legal and ethical issues in the rapidly developing specialty of sports and exercise medicine. Edward Grayson uses the World Medical Association Ethical Guidelines for Sports Medicine as a coherent framework within which to explain, for health professionals, how the traditional medico-legal criteria apply both nationally and internationally. Topics discussed include some of the more controversial issues which are becoming a frequent occurrence 'on and off the field', and are regularly featured in the media.
Sport and the Law (4th Edition) explains the law as it applies to sporting organisations and sportspeople, describing key legal concepts in simple terms and covering issues such as negligence, defamation, doping, the responsibilities of club administrators and more. This new edition uses examples from recent events and the Beijing Olympics to explore civil liability amendments, the growing importance of global broadcast rights and developments in insurance and risk management.
This comprehensive, three-volume set focuses on the legal and business aspects of sports in the United States and abroad. The authors have presented the subject matter from a practical and pragmatic perspective, yet with analytical precision and attention to fine points of detail. International Sports Law and Business is composed of five parts. Part I deals with the law and business of sports in the United States, with the primary emphasis on the legal aspects of professional sports. Part II deals with the internationalization of sports from various perspectives, principally North American team sports. Part III explores the law and business of sports in 18 non-U.S. jurisdictions andndash; subject matter hardly covered in other sources, if at all. Part IV treats the legal and, to some extent, business aspects of broadcasting and sports, both in the United States and in selected foreign jurisdictions. Part V focuses upon sports marketing in its various forms in the United States, as well as its international perspectives. This easy-to-read work is unmatched in that it covers subjects not addressed or only tangentially addressed in other works, presents insiders perspectives on the subject matter, and focuses extensively on international aspects of sports law and business in connection with many different subjects. Among its exhibits, International Sports Law and Business includes a World League of American Football Standard Player Contract form, a sample World League of American Football Acquisition and Operation Agreement, Statute of Court of Arbitration for Sport and Regulations. It also includes a comprehensive index. Its unique coverage and practical features make International Sports Law and Business a critical reference for agents, attorneys, and other practitioners involved in international sports law or handling a trust where one or more of the assets is sports-related, or considering expanding an existing practice area. Those involved in the study of sports law will also appreciate this high quality work.
Investigates the birth of EU sports law and policy by examining the impact of the Bosman ruling and other European Court of Justice decisions, the relationship between sport and EU competition law, the organization of sport, and the relationship between sport and the EU Treaty.
Sports law literature has evolved over the last twenty years as writers have successfully grappled with the myriad of legal and quasi-legal issues that arise in the context of sports. As a result of their efforts, scholars addressing these topics have heightened our understanding of the complex factual, legal, and social issues that sports matters generate. This anthology seeks to continue this development. It includes excerpts, primarily of law review articles, that address the broad dimensions of sports and the law. Rather than simply explain the law, the excerpts contained in Sports and the Law seek also to examine the multiple variables that have influenced the development of the law of sports. After presenting contrasting views on whether "sports law" represents a discrete substantive area of law, the anthology explores several sports settings and the application of legal rules to them. These include: business and economic (e.g., antitrust, taxation, intellectual property, and franchise relocation); institutional relationships (formation and governance of sports leagues and student athlete/university relationships); labor (collective bargaining); constitutional (right to participate and drug testing); social and ethical (racism, gender equity, agent regulation, and ADA); and torts (educational and medical malpractice, assumption of risk, and workers' compensation). This anthology makes accessible articles that enhance the reader's understanding of topics traditionally covered in sports law classes, as well as topics that typically escape class coverage.
This unique international legal and cross-disciplinary edited volume contains analysis of the legal impact of doping regulation by eminent and well known experts in the legal fields of sports doping regulation and diverse legal fields which are intrinsically important areas for consideration in the sports doping landscape. These are thoughtful extended reflections by experts on theory and policy and how they interact with law in the context of doping in sport. It is the first book to examine the topical and contentious area of sports doping from a variety of different but very relevant legal perspectives which impact the stakeholders in sport at both professional and grass roots levels. The World Anti-Doping Code contains an unusual mix of public and private regulation which is of more general interest and fully explored in this work. Each of the 14 chapters addresses doping regulation from a legal perspective such as tort, corporate governance, employment law, human rights law, or a scientific area. Legal areas are generally considered from an international and not national perspective. Issues including fairness, logic and the likelihood of compliance are explored. It is vital reading for anyone interested in the law, regulation and governance of sport.
In this follow-up to his popular book, Clubhouse Lawyer: Law in the World of Sports, author and attorney Frederick Day delivers an insightful and compelling look at the sports cases that make the headlines. Day brings the law into the arenas and onto the playing fields with his in-depth discussions about legal issues that directly affect those involved in the sporting world. The book comprises two sections, tort cases and contract cases. In both Day takes a closer look at famous incidents (such as the November 2004 Pistons-Pacers "Basket-brawl"), but also at obscure events from the history of sports. His analysis of each case is simple and straightforward, and his easygoing style will have you intrigued from the start. Sports fans and those interested in the legal aspects of sports will both benefit from Day's study. If you're looking to learn what the law says about the conduct of athletes on the court and in the locker room, take a dive into Sports and Courts.
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Outlines the American legal system and tort law as they apply to sports from high school to professional, and discusses liability, drugs, discrimination, contracts, antitrust, labor relations, violence, gambling, and other topics.
This comprehensive collection of leading articles covers legal issues that have arisen out of international sports competition and its management. These papers trace the burgeoning field of international sports law from its origins about a half-century ago, through the course of complex challenges ranging from political boycotts of competition to doping of athletes, corruption, discrimination, players' rights and commercial influences such as broadcast rights. Within a unique institutional framework of national, international, non-governmental and inter-governmental authority, the emerging regime of public law is of fundamental importance not only to the sports industry and bar but, quite obviously, to a global public. This authoritative collection puts particular emphasis on the central role of the Olympic Movement and affiliated sports federations, the regional mechanism of the European Union and the characteristics of the European and North American sports models. the collection, along with an original introduction, will be of interest and value to students, researchers, academics and practitioners interested in international sports law.
"Sport is an increasingly lucrative business presenting many commercial opportunities which need to be documented at each stage. This title offers guidance on the legal considerations and contractual arrangements required by companies involved in financing, organising and sponsoring major sporting events."