The year is off to a busy start for Joseph M. Hanna, Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, who recently spoke with Law360 and LawInSport about prominent cases across both the professional and amateur sports worlds.
In the Law360 article, “Sports Cases To Watch In 2017,” Joe commented on the minor league baseball wage-and-hour class action suit — highlighting the player moves to recertify as a class by dropping off-season work and focusing on games played in California, Arizona, and Florida.
He also spoke about the NCAA grant-in-aid antitrust litigation in which student-athletes are seeking larger financial aid and scholarship packages, and even compensation — which Joe points out could cause a bidding war that leaves smaller schools unable to draw top talent. “Ideally, a less extreme solution will be reached, such as allowing student-athletes to participate in activities currently prohibited by the schools and NCAA.”
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