Entertainment & Sports Law

Entertainment and Sports Law relates to law governing entertainment and leisure activities. It includes artists, athletes, entertainers as well as music clubs, record companies, movie studios, tourism and travel offices, gaming and gambling, racetracks and casinos, sports leagues and art galleries. Much of entertainment and sports law concerns contracts and agreements including issues related to copyright and intellectual property law.

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Ed Sheeran, award winning singer and songwriter, was hit with a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit concerning his top 10 song "Photograph". The two songwriters behind "Amazing", made famous by singer Matt Cardle ("The Ex Factor" winner), claimed that Sheeran and co-writer Johnny McDaid...
Michael Wechsler
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In 1997 Governor George E. Pataki signed a bill into law banning extreme and ultimate fighting in the state of New York. This week the New York State Assembly followed the Senate by voted Bill A02604 into law, effectively allowing for professional mixed martial arts fights to take place in New...
Michael Wechsler
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Jason Pierre-Paul, star defensive end for the New York Giants, suffered serious burn damage to his hands as a result of a fireworks accident occurring during an Independence Day celebration. While Pierre-Paul refused visitors and Giants representatives at Jackson Memorial Hospital in South...
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StubHub filed what may be a precedent setting "ticket scalping" lawsuit against Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. and the Golden State Warriors. The complaint, filed yesterday in federal court (StubHub v. Ticketmaster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No...
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A Yankees fan caught napping at Yankee Stadium has reportedly filed a $10 million lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees, ESPN and its announcers. The complaint, filed on July 3, alleges that the plaintiff was disparaged and humiliated during the televised broadcast of the...
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After over two months of negotiations with a court appointed mediator, the National Football League (“NFL”) reached a proposed $765 million settlement with over 4,500 players related to concussion related claims. The plaintiffs, retired football players, claimed that the NFL had concealed the...
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