Kentucky State Court Judge Tosses Lawsuit against UT Football Coach Charlie Strong

(Editor’s Note: What follows is reprinted with permission from Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, a product of Hackney Publications) A state court judge in Kentucky has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former University of Louisville football player, which alleged … Continue reading

Austin Attorney Secures Victory for School District in Concussion Case

(Editor’s Note: Bridget Robinson of Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Trevino, P.C. in Austin recently secured a legal victory for the Marble Falls Independant School District, which has been sued by a high school football player for negligence in relation to … Continue reading

Contract Dispute between Texas and Oklahoma State Festers

Like their sometimes bitter rivalry on the football field, there is little give between the University of Texas (UT) and Oklahoma State University (OSU) when it comes to the Joe Wickline litigation. To refresh, Wickline was a highly prized offensive … Continue reading

Court Dismisses UT Assistant Coach’s Lawsuit against Oklahoma State University

(Editor’s Note: The following appeared in Sports Litigation Alert) Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum dismissed a lawsuit brought by an assistant football coach at the University of Texas (UT) against his former employer, Oklahoma State University (OSU), finding that … Continue reading

Former Longhorn Football Player Sues NCAA over Concussions, Represented by UT Law School Grad

A former University of Texas football player wants to be the lead plaintiff in a class-action concussion lawsuit against the NCAA. Julius Whittier, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in August 2012, played for the Longhorns from 1969 … Continue reading

UT System Attorneys Said Powers Should Have Been Notified about ‘Discussion’ with Saban’s Agent

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers should have been notified when Wallace Hall, a member of the UT System Board of Regents, had a discussion with the agent for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban earlier this … Continue reading

Johnny Football, Autograph Hounds, and an Obscure Texas Statute

By Christian Dennie of Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP in Fort Worth Johnny Manziel has certainly gained life experiences this off-season, which have included time with famous rappers, batting practice with the San Diego Padres, and courtside seats during the NBA … Continue reading

Austin Firm to Represent Accused Football Player

The Austin law firm Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C. will represent Jordan Hicks, a University of Texas football player suspended in the wake of a sexual assault investigation by San Antonio police. Perry Minton issued a written statement, claiming … Continue reading

Abbott, Perry Go On the Offensive in Religious Freedom Case

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Governor Rick Perry, citing the Texas Religious Viewpoints Anti-Discrimination Act, announced this week that the State of Texas has officially joined the high-profile legal battle over religious expression at a Beaumont, Texas public school. … Continue reading