As one of our original weekly posts running every Monday morning, “This Week in Sports Law” will briefly preview the upcoming week in sports law. Here are some stories to keep an eye on this week:
Cheerleaders: In the latest sports cheerleader class action lawsuit, former Milwaukee Bucks cheerleader Lauren Herington has sued the team for violation of state and federal law for failing to abide by minimum wage laws. While a number of NFL teams have been sued (Jets, Bengals, Bills, Raiders and Bucs), this is the first suit filed against a NBA team. By Friday (12/4), the parties are required to submit a joint report to the Court detailing their respective discovery plans (which usually shed light on the parties’ case strategies). Read a copy of the complaint here.
The Bronco Revs Up: In case you didn’t notice, we launched the site! Please poke around and let us know what you think. Also, check out the Welcome to The White Bronco! post.
Almost More Deflategate: Did you miss it? Monday of next week (close enough), Brady’s appellate brief is due. Given his previous briefing history, and wildly entertaining attorney Jeffrey Kessler, it should provide some more fun to read NFL bashing. Need to get caught up? Read our summary of the NFL’s case here: Breaking it Down: The NFL’s Case on Appeal. Also, find the full case page with all the key dates, documents, and analysis here.
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