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Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, compliance, professional development and legal services.
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Buckner Releases New Issue of Higher-Ed Note

Buckner, a global-focused higher-education and sports law firm, has published the August 2014 issue of Higher-Ed Note, provides links to complimentary articles and resources for colleges, universities and athletics departments. The current issue can be downloaded by clicking here. Prior editions, of the newsletter can be read and downloaded on the law firm website, http://www.bucknersportslaw.com/News-Resources/Publications. About … Continue reading

NCAA Legal Update: Federal Judge Issues Decision in Ed O’Bannon Lawsuit

In a decision issued on Friday, August 8, 2014, United States District Court Judge Claudia Wilken ruled against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the lawsuit filed by former UCLA men’s basketball student-athlete Ed O’Bannon. O’Bannon’s lawsuit challenged the NCAA’s ban on compensating athletes (specifically, O’Bannon sought to force the NCAA to provide student-athletes … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of Higher-Ed and College Sports Best Practices Alert Newsletter

Buckner, a higher-education and sports law firm, has published the third quarter 2014 issue of Higher-Ed and College Athletics Best Practices Alert newsletter. Topics in this issue of the newsletter include: Keep It or Toss It – How Many Years is Long Enough?: Document Retention and Destruction Best Practices NCAA Division II Summer 2014 Enforcement Review: … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of World Sports Legal Update Newsletter

Buckner, a higher-education and sports law firm, has published the third quarter 2014 issue of World Sports Legal Update newsletter. Topics in this issue of the newsletter include: Lessons from Sports Arbitrations: Campbell-Brown v. JAAA & IAAF Olympic Charter Review: Medical Care and Health of Athletes International Dispute Resolution within FIBA Six Best Practices to Enhance … Continue reading

FIFA’s Luis Suarez Investigation: Evidence-Collection Procedures

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced on June 24, 2014, according to ESPN.com., “it will investigate the Luis Suarez alleged biting incident with Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker.” ESPN.com also contends Suarez is “likely to face a lengthy ban if found guilty.” According to a video of the match, Suarez appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio … Continue reading

World Cup Eve for the USNMT: A New York Times Feature on Jurgen Klinsmann

As American soccer fans (new and old) wait for the United States national men’s soccer team’s first Group G match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Ghana (which takes place Monday, June 16, 2014, 6:00 PM; Estádio das Dunas, Natal), a good read on the team’s coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, was featured in the The … Continue reading

SI.com’s Feature on Possible Legal Strategies for Sterling and the NBA

Sports Illustrated.com’s Michael McCann authored a summary of the legal strategies the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling might pursue in the legal fight being pursued by Sterling. McCann’s article can be found by clicking here. If Sterling maintains the lawsuit (and does not reach a settlement with the involved … Continue reading

Update on the FIFA Investigation into the 2022 Qatar World Cup Vote

Several media agencies are reporting the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) chief investigator, Michael Garcia, is reviewing allegations that FIFA executive committee members were provided expense-paid trips and gifts prior to the vote for the 2022 World Cup finals, which was awarded to Qatar. Specifically, according to The Telegraph, Garcia, who has been conducting … Continue reading

Sterling Files 32-Page Response to NBA Charges

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in a 32-page document, responded on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, to the NBA’s charges to terminate his ownership of the franchise. Sterling’s move takes place while his wife, Shelly Sterling, continues her efforts to sell the Clippers. Sterling’s wife claims to possess an agreement with him to sell the … Continue reading

Buckner Releases New Issue of High-School Sports Best Practices Alert Newsletter

Buckner, a higher-education and sports law firm, has published the second quarter 2014 issue of High-School Sports Best Practices Alert newsletter. Topics in this issue of the newsletter include: Gender Equity Planning at the High School Level, Part II Legal Update: High School Athletic Associations and Public Records Laws Did You Know?: FHSAA Bylaws and Policies, Part … Continue reading

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