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The Biggest Sports Cases Of 2017

Law360, New York (December 21, 2017, 3:43 PM EST) -- With the NFL's suspension battle with Ezekiel Elliott, a lively FIFA corruption trial and a showdown over the fate of sports gambling at the U.S. Supreme Court, this past year in sports law provided plenty of drama and intrigue off the field.

Here, Law360 looks back at some of the major cases that grabbed the headlines in 2017.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Case

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Case Title

MCADOO v. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL


Case Number

1:14-cv-00935

Court

North Carolina Middle

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

LORETTA C. BIGGS

Date Filed

November 6, 2014


Case Title

MCCANTS et al v. THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION et al


Case Number

1:15-cv-00176

Court

North Carolina Middle

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

LORETTA C. BIGGS

Date Filed

February 27, 2015


Case Title

USA v. Webb et al


Case Number

1:15-cr-00252

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

May 20, 2015


Case Title

National Football League Players Association v. National Football League et al


Case Number

4:17-cv-00615

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Labor/Mgt. Relations

Judge

Amos L. Mazzant, III

Date Filed

August 31, 2017


Case Title

National Football League Management Council v. National Football League Players Association


Case Number

1:17-cv-06761

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Labor/Mgt. Relations

Judge

Katherine Polk Failla

Date Filed

September 5, 2017


Case Title

USA v. Connors Person, et al


Case Number

1:17-mj-07120

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

September 25, 2017


Case Title

Magistrate judge case number: 


Case Number

1:17-cr-00683

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

November 7, 2017


Case Title

USA v. Evans, et al


Case Number

1:17-cr-00684

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

November 7, 2017


Case Title

Pitino v. University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc.


Case Number

3:17-cv-00722

Court

Kentucky Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

David J. Hale

Date Filed

November 30, 2017

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