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Sports Law Links

Each week, the Sports Esquires round up the top stories to keep you informed about the world of sports law. Here’s what happened last week in the world of sports law: NFL A quick recap of some of the league’s biggest legal issues. More in-depth stories below. Adrian Peterson pleaded …

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MASCOT WARS: CUBS RESOLVE TRADEMARK DISPUTE WITH ‘BILLY CUB’ FOIL

On July 18, the Cubs filed suit against a group of people they claim to have been dressing in a bogus mascot costume and participating in “inappropriate and unsavory actions” near Wrigley Field, including charging fans for pictures and instigating bar fights. In a federal court ruling dated September 29, the Cubs and the Weiers reached a settlement of their dispute.

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Sports Law Links

Each week, the Sports Esquires round up the top stories to keep you informed about the world of sports law. Here's what happened last week in the world of sports law:

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The Genius in Yoenis Cespedes’s Contract

An explanation of how Yoenis Cespedes is getting out of the last two years of team control under the Reserve System

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Should Mr. Met be Replaced by Sexual Harassment Panda? A Look at the Legal Framework Surrounding the Allegations Levied Against the Mets and Jeff Wilpon.

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Leigh Castergine filed a complaint against the New York Mets and Jeffrey Wilpon in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York claiming Wilpon and the Mets discriminated against her on the basis of sex, pregnancy, and familial status. This news was essentially buried under a news day involving new Ray Rice video footage and talking heads trying to determine whether or not Danny Ferry is just a little bit racist or racist enough to be fired for his comments regarding Luol Deng. This article will attempt to shed more light on an intriguing news story which was essentially skipped over.

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The Unfriendly Confines: Rooftop Owners Sue the City of Chicago and Commission on Chicago Landmarks over Wrigley Field Renovation Project

After months, if not years, of posturing, the owners of the rooftop buildings standing tall behind the cozy confines of Wrigley Field finally filed suit to prevent the Chicago Cubs from breaking ground on their long-anticipated expansion project. But, the rooftop owners are going about it in a wholly unexpected way.

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Sports Law Links

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the world of sports law. The Sports Esquires rounds up the top stories in sports law as part of our effort to keep you informed about all that is happening behind the scenes of your favorite leagues and teams.

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Drafting Tommy John

There has been a rash of Tommy John surgeries in Major League Baseball this year. What do teams need to consider when drafting a collegiate or high school pitcher who has torn his UCL?

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MLB Hall of Fame: A Chamber for Stars or a Star Chamber?

Congratulations are in order for Greg Maddox, Jeff Glavine, and Frank Thomas. Cooperstown’s latest inductees are all undoubtedly Hall of Fame talents. As for the writers that voted them in? They’re collectively closer to minor league talents. It’s unbelievable how self-righteous and blissfully ignorant the members of the Baseball Writers …

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