Tim Epstein, chair of Duggan Bertsch's Litigation and Sports Law groups, was recently quoted in a March 27, 2012 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article titled “Lawyers Consider Criminalizing On-Field Battery.” The article discusses the recent movement to allow prosecutors to file criminal charges against athletes who intentionally attempt to hurt other players during competition.
Tim Epstein, Chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law practice group, was quoted in an article published in the February 21, 2012 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, “West Virginia Finds Way to Leave Big East, Make Money,” discusses West Virginia’s recent departure from the Big East Conference and the university’s basis for filing a lawsuit against the conference.
Timothy Liam Epstein, Chair of Duggan Bertsch's Sports Law practice group, was quoted in the December 13, 2011 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. In the article titled, "Contracts may keep NBA players in China for remainder of the season," Tim discusses the Chinese Basketball Association's efforts to increase the level of talent by employing NBA players.
Tim Epstein was quoted in an article by Aljazeera America discussing the recent Little League World Series team controversy. The Jackie Robinson West Little League team in Chicago was stripped of its Little League World Series U.S. Championship for having illegally redrawn boundary maps that infringed on leagues around it.
Tim Epstein was quoted in an August 24, 2012 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article titled “Armstrong Quits Fight on Doping.” In the article, Tim discusses Lance Armstrong’s decision to not pursue his legal battle against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Tim proceeds to explain how, contrary to popular belief, the application of administrative law in finding a party guilty is different from other legal proceedings.
The annual Youth Sports Safety Alliance summit aims to focus the public's attention on all sports related injuries, especially with youth athletes. Tim Epstein will present on liability and risk management at the summit.
The segmented covered A-Rod’s impending fight against his harsh sentence as a result of the performing-enhancing drug investigation covers how Major League Baseball’s lengthy investigation of performance-enhancing drugs led to 13 players' penalization for their involvement with said drug, including star Yankees player, Alex Rodriguez. 12 of the players accepted a 50-game suspension while Rodriguez suffered the worst, a 211 game suspension until 2014. Rodriguez plans on fighting the sentence to save his career. Tim Epstein spoke in the segment, giving expert advice pertinent to the story.
Tim Epstein is quoted in the Sports Litigation Alert article titled “Number of Plaintiffs Swell as Law Firms Seek out Former NFL Players, for Concussion Litigation.”
Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated sat in on a discussion at Tulane Law School at the end of March 2012. The discussion featured hot topics in college sports and was comprised of panelists from across the country including Tim Epstein, chair of Duggan Bertsch's litigation group.
Timothy Epstein, noted Sports Law litigator, recently contributed to the article “Duerson suit joins others in pretrial discovery process,” by Pat Milhizer of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article discusses the wrongful death suit filed for former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson’s estate and the NFL’s transfer of the case to combine it with a federal concussion action involving about 3,000 plaintiffs. Check out the August 14, 2012 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin to read the full story.