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
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.
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.
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.
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. This book 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--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.
The second edition of International Sports Law introduces many new topics, including the human rights of athletes, the use of instant replay cameras and computers to resolve disputes during competition, corruption in the sports arena, the emerging lex sportiva derived from arbitral awards, ambush marketing and other commercial issues. Commentary on the international legal framework, European regional law, and doping is substantially enlarged and the book features in-depth case studies of recent dispute resolution. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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.
Sports is probably one of the greatest instruments of social cohesion in today’s conflict-stricken world. It has grown from being just an activity for leisure to an activity that is treated as an industry and like all industries, there are innumerable issues that crop up day in and day out. Sports Law in India: Policy, Regulation and Commercialisation presents the legal challenges that sports faces in India today and further debates on the numerous legal issues, policies and regulations that have arisen and are most likely to arise in the near future. It discusses current issues such as spot fixing, public access to sporting events, doping controversies, concerns about religion in sports, and broadcasting law and taxation of earnings from sports. The book also compares the recent legal developments in India with the international sports law to provide a better understanding.
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.
Adopting a distinctive legal and political analysis, this book argues that the EU is receptive to the sports sectors claims for special treatment before the law. The book investigates the birth of EU sports law and policy by examining significant court decisions, the possibility of exempting sport from EU law, sport and the EU treaty, and more.
The aim of this book is to provide an account of how the law influences the operation, administration and playing of modern sports. Although the book focuses on legal doctrine it has been written bearing in mind sport's historical, cultural, social and economic context, including the drama and colour of sport's major events and leading personalities. And although it is inevitably very much concerned with elite professional sports it is not dominated by them, and seeks to cover the widest possible range of sports, professional and amateur. Initially, the book addresses practical issues such as the structures of national and international sport, and examines the evolution of the body of law known as 'sports law'. Thereafter three main themes are identified: regulatory; participatory; and financial aspects of modern sport. The regulatory theme is dealt with in chapters considering the manner in which decisions of sports governing bodies may be challenged in the ordinary courts and the development of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in sport. The participatory theme includes the legal regulation of doping and violence in sport, as well as the broader topic of tortious liability for sporting injuries. The financial theme, reflecting the enhanced commercialisation of sport at all levels, is developed in chapters concerning issues in applied contract and employment law for players and legal matters surrounding the organisation of major sports events. The conclusion summarises modern sport's experience of EU law, pointing the way to the future direction of sports law more generally. While the book is aimed primarily at students, and is designed to cover fundamental and topical areas of sports law (sports law in general; sports bodies and the courts; arbitration in sport; corruption; doping; violence; civil liability; discrimination; the commodification of modern sport; and the likely future of sports law), it should also prove of wider interest to practitioners, sports administrators and governing bodies; and though focused primarily on UK law it will also appeal to readers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.
This new collection examines not only how athletes looked to the nation’s judicial system to solve conflicts but also how their cases trans¬formed the interpretation of laws. These essays examine a vast array of social and legal controversies including Heywood v. NBA (1971), which allowed any player to enter the draft; Flood v. Kuhn (1972), which considered baseball’s antitrust status; the Danny Gardella lower level 1948 case regarding free agency and baseball; Muhammad Ali’s celebrated stance against the U.S. draft; Renée Richards’s 1976 lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association and its due process ramifications; and human rights violations in international law with respect to the increased recruitment of underage Latin baseball players in the Caribbean region are a few examples of the vast array of stories included. Sport and the Law links these cases to other cases and topics, giving the reader the opportunity to see the threads weaving law and sport together in American society.
The fourth edition of Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems explores both amateur and professional sports as well as issues common to both industries. A comprehensive collection of cases and materials provides balanced perspective and flexible coverage, while the organization provides instructors the flexibility to cover selected sections or chapters for a separate course in either Amateur Sports Law or Professional Sports Law. The fourth edition includes recent landmark sports precedents, an updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, and the addition of youth sports materials to the high school sports chapter. Materials examining the governance authority of the Big-5 conferences, and Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women have also been included in the updated edition. Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials, and Problems contains the appropriate amount of introductory and explanatory materials, notes, and questions to facilitate students’ understanding as well as hypothetical problems for applying new knowledge. Key Features: Most recent landmark sports law precedents, including Brady v NFL, O’Bannon antitrust and right of publicity litigation, Garber and Laumann antitrust litigation challenging MLB and NHL broadcasting restrictions Updated Olympic and international sports law chapter, including Pechstein v International Skating Union (German Federal Supreme Civil Court recognizes independence of Court of Arbitration for Sport and enforces its arbitration award) and 2015 World Anti-doping Code materials Addition of youth sports materials to high school chapter Addition of materials examining the governance authority (autonomy) of the Big-5 conferences and other institutions at the most competitive level within the NCAA Addition of Title IX to address student-athlete sexual assault of women, and a discussion of issues relating to transsexual, transgender and intersex athletes to the gender equity chapter Addition of discussions of the evolving definition of sport and new sports, including mixed martial arts and e-sports Addition of a comment on concussion related claims in the health and safety chapter
This is a major textbook on Sports Law in the UK and consolidates guidance across all the major practice areas of interest to sports lawyers. Written by a team of acknowledged and acclaimed experts, this comprehensive work is essential reading for solicitors and barristers practising sports law, as well as Universities, governing bodies, sports agencies, clubs and commercial firms. Practical insight from the field With numerous practical insights from the frontline, this book is full of practice tips, precedent clauses, detailed explanations of key practical issues and step-by-step analysis. This new edition includes new chapters on: Government intervention in sport; Match-fixing and related corruption (including reference to the Bribery Act); Financial regulation; Dealing with on-field offences; Mediation/ADR in sport; Selection disputes.
"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."

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