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Only Thing Amateur About Track and Field in the 2016 Olympics are the Fans’ Understanding of the Rules

By Nicole Leach, Esq., who is a lawyer and former UCLA track star. In 2006, while a student-athlete at UCLA, Leach earned gold on the World Junior 4×400 relay team in Beijing. In 2007 she was the NCAA 400m hurdle … Continue reading

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Lessons To Be Learned From Nakamura’s Fight For Disability Benefits

By Frank Darras, Esq. Mr. Darras is the founding partner of DarrasLaw, America’s top disability insurance litigation firm. His firm has recovered nearly $800 million in wrongfully denied insurance benefits for clients of all backgrounds and professions across the nation. … Continue reading

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New Jersey Appeals Court Affirms Strong Standard For Youth Sports Tort Liability

Injuries are a part of sports. Period. End of story. However, in America, when an injury occurs, most people look for someone else to not only blame, but to also sue. In the past two years, personal injury lawsuits arising … Continue reading

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Trump’s VP Selection Should Scare Poker Enthusiasts

We here at The Legal Blitz try to stay away from politics. However, when covering the intersection of sports, gambling, and the law, it is nearly impossible to do so. One particular issue that I have kept an eye on … Continue reading

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Steve Silver Published in Journal of NCAA Compliance: NCAA Begins to Change Culture in Wake of Oliver Case

Legal Blitz Co-Founder, Steve Silver, is often agitating the NCAA, whether testifying at legislative hearings in support of student-athlete trust funds or educating others about college athletes’ due process rights. However, this time Silver joined forces with frequent Legal Blitz … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Funding Elite College Athlete Disability Insurance

By Frank Darras, Esq. Mr. Darras is the founding partner of DarrasLaw, America’s top disability insurance litigation firm. His firm has recovered nearly $800 million in wrongfully denied insurance benefits for clients of all backgrounds and professions across the nation. … Continue reading

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Drexel University Hosts Steve Silver For “College Athletes, the NCAA, & Due Process” Panel

We here at The Legal Blitz are excited to announce that Co-Founder Steve Silver is slated as a speaker at Drexel University’s Department of Sport Management’s upcoming College Athletes’ Rights & Empowerment Conference: Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport. … Continue reading

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The Legal Hurdles Facing A Potential Las Vegas NFL Team

By Doug Fuglsang. Mr. Fuglsang is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin with a Sports Law Certificate from the National Sports Law Institute. He can be reached at doug.fuglsang@gmail.com. The Raiders are staying in Oakland for the 2016 season … Continue reading

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Recent Pennsylvania Superior Court Ruling On Waiver Forms Exposes Athletic Event Organizers To Increased Wrongful Death Liability

The following post by Steve Silver, Esq. originally appeared on the renowned Wake Forest Law School’s Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law blog on February 29, 2016. Between mud runs, charity 5Ks, obstacles course races, and marathons, there is … Continue reading

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The Daily Fantasy Sports 1099 Tax Season Stampede

The following is posted with the permission of Legal Blitz friend Patrick Guinan, CPA. Mr Guinan is one of the nation’s leading experts on DFS tax implications and proper filing for DFS players. You can find him here. As some … Continue reading

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