Barnstormers Basketball of Iowa Coach Abuse Settlement

Barnstormers Basketball, Inc. and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. are settling a class action with a payment of $1.9 million. The complaint alleged that Barnstormers co-director and coach Gregory Scott Stephen victimized participants who were minors by procuring nude images and recordings of them. It claimed that Barnstormers was negligent in  Read more

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Fanatics and Major League Baseball Antitrust Conspiracy Class Action

This antitrust class action, about the licensed merchandise of major league baseball teams, echoes another about the licensed merchandise of NFL football teams. The defendants here are the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (or Major League Baseball) (MLB), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the major league teams, and Fanatics, Inc. It contends that they  Read more

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NFL and Fanatics Licensed Merchandise Antitrust Class Action

National Football League Properties, LLC (NFLP) can bestow valuable licenses on companies that want to sell football-fan merchandise. This class action brings suit against NFLP, the National Football League (NFL), a long list of NFL teams, and one merchandizer, Fanatics, Inc., alleging they have violated antitrust laws in limiting the ability of other companies to  Read more

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Petzl Shunt May Detach from Rope During Climbing, Says Class Action

Craig Faulhaber was climbing in Haus Rock in Summit County, Colorado when his rope detached from his Petzl Shunt during a fall, claims the complaint for this class action. Faulhaber fell to the ground and was severely injured. The complaint alleges that the Shunt, made by Petzl America, Inc., does not work as advertised, and  Read more

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NFL Giants and Jets “New York” Team Designation Class Action

The NFL Giants and Jets are no longer in New York; they play in Metlife Stadium in New Jersey. This class action sues the NFL, the teams, and their stadium, attempting to stop the use of the designation “New York” for them. The complaint states, “If the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Liberty, Rangers, and other New  Read more

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Spartan Race Insurance Fee Settlement

Spartan Race, Inc. is choosing to settle a class action on behalf of individuals who took part in races sponsored by Spartan Race for which they paid a $14 “Racer Insurance Fee.” The complaint alleges that Spartan kept most of the fee for itself, violating consumer protection laws of both Florida and Massachusetts.  Read more

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Alliance of American Football Players and Termination Class Action

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) played its first games to great fanfare in February 2019. Eight weeks later, its operations were “indefinitely suspended.” Two players in the league, who had three-year contracts, bring this class action against AAF Players, LLC (the AAF), Legendary Field Exhibitions, LLC, AAF Properties, LLC, Ebersol Sports Media Group, Inc.  Read more

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NCAA and Football Head Injuries at University at Buffalo Class Action

Plaintiff Adam Lott played football at University at Buffalo (UB) from 2006 to 2011. He now suffers from emotional instability and losses of impulse control, inhibition, concentration, and memory. The complaint for this class action alleges that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) knew about the dangers of football for decades yet took no steps  Read more

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Rams Personal Seat Licenses Settlement

Three class actions brought against the St. Louis Rams are resolved in this settlement. The lawsuits claimed that when the Rams moved to Los Angeles in 2016, they breached contracts and violated the rights that plaintiffs had under personal seat license (PSL) agreements.   Read more

NCAA Failure to Take Action on Football Head Injuries Class Action

“[T]he majority of football-related hits to the head exceed 20Gs, with some approaching 100Gs.” So says the complaint for this class action, suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for not disclosing information about the traumatic effects of head injuries, even though, the complaint says, the organization knew about them for decades.   Read more

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