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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features the New York DFS preliminary injunction decision and resulting stay.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New York judge issues preliminary injunction against DraftKings and FanDuel. Here’s the order.  In light of the decision, Ryan Rodenberg discusses some of the biggest issues facing the DFS industry.  An appellate judge issued a stay of the decision until January 4, 2016.  Here’s a recap of the oral arguments on the stay.  Michael McCann and Will Green explain the key developments in the New York DFS fight.
  • On the clock: New Jersey sports betting rehearing scheduled for February 17, 2016.


  • NCAA members have been reluctant to legally challenge enforcement decisions – will the McNair case change that?
  • Howard Wasserman’s thoughts on crowdfunding college sports.


  • Nathaniel Grow: Aroldis Chapman and the duty to disclose.
  • Dan Werly: predicting suspensions of recent MLB domestic violence cases.

Best of the Rest

  • Fans file class action lawsuit over canceled USWNT game in Hawaii.
  • French prosecutors open probe into award of world championships to Eugene, Oregon.
  • Jaime Miettinen: imagine a society that enforces a legal age to play contact sports.

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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