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November 15, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day UCLA filed its long-awaited report to the NCAA regarding the suspension of DeShaun Foster, the tailback retained sports law expert Robert C. Berry to advise him on the appeals process and ramifications on his impending NFL career. Berry could recommend legal action if the NCAA determines that Foster's "extra benefits" violation merits suspension for the rest of the season. However, an appeal of the penalty would be made by UCLA, not Foster.
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June 18, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
For the city of San Jose, four years of waiting had been long enough. The city filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday, not necessarily to win in court but to gain leverage for a settlement in which the Oakland Athletics could move to San Jose. "All we're looking for is for the A's to come to downtown San Jose," said Joe Cotchett , the attorney representing San Jose. The suit laid bare the hostility between the city of San Jose and the San Francisco Giants, the team that has insisted it would neither surrender nor sell its right to keep the A's out of San Jose.
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NATIONAL
January 4, 2010 | By David G. Savage
The NFL players, like football fans everywhere, will be focused on the playoffs this month and the fierce competition for a spot in the Super Bowl. Their lawyers, however, will be keeping an eye on the Supreme Court. On Jan. 13, the pro football owners will be asking the high court to rule for the first time that the NFL is shielded from antitrust laws because, while its teams compete on the playing field, they function in business as a "single entity." If the justices were to agree, the ramifications could be significant, not just for football but all pro sports leagues, say experts in sports law. Freed from the antitrust laws, owners could get together to restrict salaries for players and coaches and raise prices for everything from tickets to stocking caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- There were more than 24,000 witnesses at the location and many thousands more watching on television. And there is video and lots of still pictures showing what happened. But San Diego police plan no investigation or charges after the Padres - Dodgers brawl Thursday night at Petco Park that began when San Diego's Carlos Quentin charged L.A. pitcher Zack Greinke after being hit by a pitch. Live at 12:30 p.m. : Reporters discuss what's next for the teams Neither team has asked for a police investigation and the incident is now being handled by Major League Baseball , a police spokesman said Friday.
SPORTS
December 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Ben Nelson said that he will sign a bill extending the deadline of a controversial intercollegiate sports law that Nebraska officials say would end NCAA-sanctioned sports in the state. All intercollegiate sports at the state's NCAA-sanctioned colleges will be dead in August if a new state law isn't rescinded or modified, a University of Nebraska official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1999
The Newport Beach sports agent who inspired the film "Jerry McGuire" will speak on the topic of sports law on June 14 at Whitter Law School in Costa Mesa. Leigh Steinberg's high-profile client roster includes football greats Troy Aikman and Steve Young and Dodger stars Eric Karros and Raul Mondesi. Steinberg will discuss the art of contract negotiations as well as labor law and other topics. Information: (714) 444-4141.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- There were more than 24,000 witnesses at the location and many thousands more watching on television. And there is video and lots of still pictures showing what happened. But San Diego police plan no investigation or charges after the Padres - Dodgers brawl Thursday night at Petco Park that began when San Diego's Carlos Quentin charged L.A. pitcher Zack Greinke after being hit by a pitch. Live at 12:30 p.m. : Reporters discuss what's next for the teams Neither team has asked for a police investigation and the incident is now being handled by Major League Baseball , a police spokesman said Friday.
NEWS
June 29, 1989 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Legal Affairs Writer
When Kenesaw Mountain Landis was installed as major league baseball's first commissioner 70 years ago, the sport was in crisis. Several members of the Chicago White Sox had been indicted for working with bookmakers to throw the 1919 World Series. Faced with a loss of public confidence in the integrity of the game, baseball's owners had turned to Landis, a federal judge, to bail them out. Landis agreed to try only if he were given absolute control "over whatever and whoever had to do with" the sport.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1998 | GRAHAM WITHERALL
A year ago, attorney Chris Petrovic felt as if he were living paycheck to paycheck. Although he earned a solid salary--about $60,000 annually--and his fixed expenses were manageable, he was finding it difficult to save much beyond the $200 a month going into his 401(k). How could that be? He thought he knew where his money was going. After all, he kept scrupulous records of his expenditures.
SPORTS
June 18, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
For the city of San Jose, four years of waiting had been long enough. The city filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday, not necessarily to win in court but to gain leverage for a settlement in which the Oakland Athletics could move to San Jose. "All we're looking for is for the A's to come to downtown San Jose," said Joe Cotchett , the attorney representing San Jose. The suit laid bare the hostility between the city of San Jose and the San Francisco Giants, the team that has insisted it would neither surrender nor sell its right to keep the A's out of San Jose.
SPORTS
November 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
On the docket the antitrust case is known as Anthony v. NBA. But it might as well be called Kessler v. Stern. For a quarter-century NBA Commissioner David Stern has faced the same opponent at the negotiating table: players' attorney Jeffrey Kessler. Stern recently called Kessler "the single most divisive force in our negotiations. " Kessler, 57, made his reputation by handling complex antitrust and sports law cases and also teaches at Columbia Law School. He said the NBA labor dispute is easy to resolve.
SPORTS
July 1, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
As the NBA lockout took hold Friday, legal experts said the NFL's four-month-long labor dispute and ongoing antitrust case would play a key role in determining the next steps in pro basketball's labor stoppage. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis is expected to rule soon on whether NFL owners have the right to impose an indefinite lockout of players, who have decertified from a union to a trade association. Experts in sports law say NBA players could await that NFL court ruling, or proceed to decertify themselves and file their own antitrust suit against the NBA in a more favorable federal court setting.
SPORTS
June 29, 2011 | By Michael Oneal, Carol J. Williams and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Delaware and Los Angeles -- A Delaware judge has cleared the way for Frank McCourt to borrow $150 million from a hedge fund to cover his looming bills, keeping the embattled Dodgers owner in charge for now — and leaving Major League Baseball on the sidelines to figure out how to resolve the club's tangled ownership issues. The ruling Tuesday sets up a showdown in court July 20, when the league will seek to replace McCourt's financing with its own and regain some control over the team during bankruptcy.
NATIONAL
January 4, 2010 | By David G. Savage
The NFL players, like football fans everywhere, will be focused on the playoffs this month and the fierce competition for a spot in the Super Bowl. Their lawyers, however, will be keeping an eye on the Supreme Court. On Jan. 13, the pro football owners will be asking the high court to rule for the first time that the NFL is shielded from antitrust laws because, while its teams compete on the playing field, they function in business as a "single entity." If the justices were to agree, the ramifications could be significant, not just for football but all pro sports leagues, say experts in sports law. Freed from the antitrust laws, owners could get together to restrict salaries for players and coaches and raise prices for everything from tickets to stocking caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2003 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Buena Park patrolman Dave Martinez gets a kick out of the fact that he can still out-sprint criminals half his age. With some amusement, he remembers dashing after a young man who attempted a burglary at a convenience store, catching up with the man and then matching him stride for stride until the suspect collapsed from exhaustion. "How demoralizing can that be? He was leaving when I got there," Martinez said. The officer recalled that he ran alongside the suspect "for a good 150 yards.
SPORTS
November 15, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day UCLA filed its long-awaited report to the NCAA regarding the suspension of DeShaun Foster, the tailback retained sports law expert Robert C. Berry to advise him on the appeals process and ramifications on his impending NFL career. Berry could recommend legal action if the NCAA determines that Foster's "extra benefits" violation merits suspension for the rest of the season. However, an appeal of the penalty would be made by UCLA, not Foster.
SPORTS
June 29, 2011 | By Michael Oneal, Carol J. Williams and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Delaware and Los Angeles -- A Delaware judge has cleared the way for Frank McCourt to borrow $150 million from a hedge fund to cover his looming bills, keeping the embattled Dodgers owner in charge for now — and leaving Major League Baseball on the sidelines to figure out how to resolve the club's tangled ownership issues. The ruling Tuesday sets up a showdown in court July 20, when the league will seek to replace McCourt's financing with its own and regain some control over the team during bankruptcy.
SPORTS
November 23, 1986 | BILL BRUBAKER, The Washington Post
These have been trying times for A. Lee Fentress, a globe-trotting 45-year-old lawyer who co-founded Advantage International Inc., a 3 1/2-year-old Washington-based sports management firm that represents more than 150 athletes from nine offices on four continents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1999
The Newport Beach sports agent who inspired the film "Jerry McGuire" will speak on the topic of sports law on June 14 at Whitter Law School in Costa Mesa. Leigh Steinberg's high-profile client roster includes football greats Troy Aikman and Steve Young and Dodger stars Eric Karros and Raul Mondesi. Steinberg will discuss the art of contract negotiations as well as labor law and other topics. Information: (714) 444-4141.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1998 | GRAHAM WITHERALL
A year ago, attorney Chris Petrovic felt as if he were living paycheck to paycheck. Although he earned a solid salary--about $60,000 annually--and his fixed expenses were manageable, he was finding it difficult to save much beyond the $200 a month going into his 401(k). How could that be? He thought he knew where his money was going. After all, he kept scrupulous records of his expenditures.
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