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Document Cloud Project – Cases Involving NHL, NCAA, Misc.

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You can access documents currently contributed by Advocacy for Fairness in Sports by clicking here. At present, we have uploaded hundreds of the thousands of documents we’ve acquired and will be adding more weekly until hopefully, all have been shared, so check back frequently.

We are also in the process of linking our documents with related articles from Advocacy for Fairness in Sports, and sometimes other sources, as well as law review articles that may have been used in our research.

Documents are Organized by Project, and while most projects are still in progress, and many more are being added, we want you to have access to what we’ve shared.  Our documents are organized primarily by case name.  The projects listed below are the are currently accessible; please check back frequently for additions

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NCAA

Project

Case Type

Case Status

John Askin v Notre Dame, NCAA
Circuit Court, Jefferson County, Kentucky 19-C1-01063
concussion
painkiller
active
John Lopez v UCLA, NCAA
Superior Court of the State of California
County of Los Angeles 198TCV18709
concussion,
emotional distress
active
Rick Courtright v USC
Superior Court County of Los Angeles, California 19STCV22799
wrongful termination active
Steven Schmitz v NCAA, Notre Dame
Court of Common Pleas Cuyahoga County, Ohio (trial court) CV-14-834486
latent brain injury remanded by Supreme Court of Ohio, active
Steven Schmitz v NCAA, Notre Dame
Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga, County, Ohio
CA-15-103525
latent brain injury appealed to Supreme Court of Ohio
Steven Schmitz (appellee) v NCAA, Notre Dame (appellants)
Supreme Court of Ohio 2017-0098 (appeal from Eighth District Court of Appeals)
latent brain injury, CTE, loss of consortium appeals court upheld; remanded to trial court for further proceedings
United States v Chuck Person
Southern District of New York 1:17-cr-00683-LAP (sentencing only)
bribery
hoops trial
closed
United States v Michael Avenatti
Southern District of New York 1:19-cr-00373-PGG
Nike extortion active

 

NHL

Project

Case Type

Case Status

Aaron Rome v NHL Players Health and Benefit Fund, HCC
Northern District of California 3:16-cv-02480-N
ERISA closed
Daniel Carcillo, Nick Boynton v NHL
District of Minnesota 0:18-cv-01715; currently consolidated with NHL Concussion Litigation MDL 14-2551
brain injury active
Kelli Ewen v NHL
Central District of California 2:19-cv-03656
CTE death active
Mike Peluso v New Jersey Devils
District of New Jersey 2:19-cv-00072
brain injury dismissed without prejudice
NHL v Dennis Wideman, NHLPA
Southern District of New York 1:16-cv-04287-AJN
labor closed
NHL Concussion Litigation
District of Minnesota 0:14-md-02551
brain injury settlement
NHL Concussion Litigation Sealed Documents
District of Minnesota 0:14-md-02551
brain injury settlement

 

MLB

Project

Case Type

Case Status

Miami Marlins v Miami-Dade County and City of Miami
Third District Court of Appeal State of Florida 3D18-1787 (Lower Court 18-4718)
[Opinion compelling arbitration only]
contract dispute closed

 

Soccer

Project

Case Type

Case Status

Alex Morgan et al (Rapinoe) v United Soccer Federation, Inc.
California Central District 2:19-cv-01717
labor
equal pay
active

 

ESports

Project

Case Type

Case Status

Cloud9 Esports, Inc. v United States Department of Homeland Security
Central District of California 2:19-cv-059545
failure to grant athletic support visa active
Jaylen Brantley v Epic Games / “Fortnite”
District of Maryland 3:19-cv-00594-PX
copyright infringement
publicity rights
active
Turner Tenney v FazeClan
Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles
unfair
business practices
active

 

 

Miscellaneous

Project

Case Type

Case Status

Athletics Fair Pay Act
Bill introduced by Sen. Diane Feinstein D-CA and Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash to amend chapter 2204 of title 36 United States Code, to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes
n/a Set to go before the Assembly
Colton Schmidt et al v The Alliance of American Football
Northern District of California 3:19-cv-03666-JCS
Class Action
Warn Act
active
James Roberson Jr. v Alliance of American Football
Northern District of California 3:19-cv-01893-DMR
Class Action
Breach of Contract
Failure to Pay Wages
active
Eric Murdock v United Airlines
Eastern District of New York 1:18-cv-06741
civil rights
racial discrimination
closed
(settlement)
Jones v BRG Sports (Riddell)
[This is the lawsuit filed on behalf of college and high school football players] Northern District of Illinois 18-C-7250
tort
personal injury/
product liability
active
Wire Act Opinion
District of New Hampshire 19-cv-163-PBDOJ
reversal of interpretation on appeal

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