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:
Brady’s Deflategate Brief Due: As we noted in last week’s post, Brady’s Deflategate appeal brief is due Monday (12/7). Expect it to drop late in the day. We will post a copy of the filing and instant analysis (follow @WerlySportsLaw) as soon as it is filed.
Need to get caught up on what the NFL is arguing? We have you covered, read this.
Want to know everything there is to know about Deflategate? Check out our Deflategate #Trending Cases page. It has all of our analysis, PDFs of every relevant court filing, and all of the important upcoming dates.
MLB Winter Meetings: Held this year in Nashville, TN, the 114th annual event is the largest gathering of baseball executives of the year. With every MLB teams’ baseball operations staffs in attendance, expect a flurry of trades, free agent signings and other roster moves (last year there were 19 transactions). The MLB’s Rule 5 Draft is also scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week.
Another DFS Class Action Filed: The legal onslaught of daily fantasy sports continues. In addition to New York Attorney General lawsuit (which we expect a decision on any day now), there have been at least 47 (!!) class actions filed against daily fantasy sports companies (follow @WallachLegal on twitter for the official count).
The latest, filed against FanDuel, DraftKings, the NBA, the MLB, Turner Sports, American Express, the Kraft Group, and MANY others, was filed last week in Florida federal Court. Read the full lawsuit here.