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Bachelor Contestants Embroiled in Fantasy Sports Law Controversy

Bachelor Contestants Embroiled in Fantasy Sports Law Controversy

Reality television recently helped turn the public’s attention to the world of fantasy sports law.  Following significant backlash concerning the circumstances of her first-place finish in the Millionaire Maker contest, former Bachelor contestant Jade Roper Tolbert was stripped of a $1 million prize awarded to her by fantasy sports operator DraftKings.  DraftKings released a statement …

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Student Athletes Fight to Keep Fantasy Sports-Related Right of Publicity Claims Alive

August 31, 2016 Last week, the plaintiff collegiate athletes in a putative class action lawsuit pending in the Southern District Court of Indiana filed their opposition to FanDuel and DraftKings’ respective motions to dismiss.  The opposition seeks to keep alive the claims that the fantasy sports companies violated their rights of publicity under Indiana law …

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The X’s and O’s of Fantasy Football

September 3, 2015 With football season rapidly approaching, and the ever expanding popularity of fantasy sports spurring excitement among fantasy football participants and fantasy football operators alike, it is important to highlight some of the critical requirements needed to ensure that paid contests are legal. The rules pertaining to fantasy sports contests that require an …

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