For Taylor Swift’s fans (“Swifties”), 2022 was a year to remember. With the release of her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” accompanied by the upcoming “The Eras” Tour (“The Tour”), the American singer-songwriter made a grand comeback to pop and was fully ready to perform the songs that her fans know all too well in person … Continue reading The Brewing Bad Blood between Taylor Swift fans and Ticketmaster
Calling on the Law to Evolve: Trans-inclusive Policies and Sport
The verdict is in. On December 16, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Court”) dismissed the claims of four female, cisgender high-school students challenging the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (the “CIAC”) trans-inclusive Transgender Participation Policy (the “Policy”). The Policy allows transgender high-school students to participate in gender specific sports … Continue reading Calling on the Law to Evolve: Trans-inclusive Policies and Sport
Alec Baldwin Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter
After a fatal shooting on the set of the western film Rust, there has been a push for stricter firearm safety measures and/or a shift towards more computer-generated imagery (“CGI”) on movie sets. Following the announcement earlier this year from the district attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico prosecutors have formally charged actor and producer, Alec … Continue reading Alec Baldwin Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter
Phoenix Wright: The Right Game for Law?
This is Part 1 of 3 in our series, Video Games and the Law. Click here for Part 2. When most people speak on the reasons why they wanted to go to law school, or why do they want to be a lawyer, they talk about using their skills to save the world or wanting … Continue reading Phoenix Wright: The Right Game for Law?
MLB’s contract arbitration could be bad news for Bo Bichette and the Blue Jays
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a rule laden game both on and off the field for players and executives alike. With the offseason in full swing, MLB’s youngest stars may be in a contractual bind leading to an arbitration hearing. If an MLB player has three or more, but less than six, years of MLB … Continue reading MLB’s contract arbitration could be bad news for Bo Bichette and the Blue Jays
NFL Concussion Settlement: Can the League Make Football Safer?
With the NFL playoffs underway, fans have been treated to exciting matchups and some entertaining plays. However, this football season has had multiple serious injuries that raises questions about how safe the game really is for players. Conversations around the NFL’s concussion protocol has been heightened with the Miami Dolphins’ decision to let their starting … Continue reading NFL Concussion Settlement: Can the League Make Football Safer?
50 Cent’s Lawsuit Over Penis Enlargement Advertisement Going Forward
Rapper 50 Cent (born Curtis J Jackson III), in a lawsuit titled Jackson v Angela Kogen and Perfection Plastic Surgery,1 is suing a spa for using his image to advertise their penis enlargement services. On December 12, 2022, a judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida denied a motion … Continue reading 50 Cent’s Lawsuit Over Penis Enlargement Advertisement Going Forward
Letter from the editor: Welcome!
Dear Reader, Hi! Welcome to the Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Blog. Truly, I am so thrilled that you are here. The ESLA Blog is a student-run law blog, so it has gone through many eras. As the new Editor-In-Chief, I am so excited to be ushering in a new era where we connect not … Continue reading Letter from the editor: Welcome!
NIL is nil for international students: lessons to learn from Canada’s approach to international students’ off-campus work limits
In what has been a financially prolific year for student-athletes since the Supreme Court leveed its name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) ruling against the NCAA, settling tides have revealed significant gaps in the coverage of who can be compensated for their likeness. Specifically, international student-athletes attending school on visas who are explicitly barred from working … Continue reading NIL is nil for international students: lessons to learn from Canada’s approach to international students’ off-campus work limits
Parlay, no way: iGaming’s got your back for single-event sports betting.
On August 27th, 2021 the Federal Government passed Bill C-218, amending the Criminal Code to allow for single-event sports betting in Canada. Single-event sports betting will now be considered lawful as a lottery scheme under s. 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code. Prior to this bill, sports betting in Ontario was only legally available through parlay … Continue reading Parlay, no way: iGaming’s got your back for single-event sports betting.