Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

Chair
Volunteer Lawyers &...
1900 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)460-8274
Immediate Past Chair
Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-3700
Vice-Chair
Riley Warnock & Jacobson
1906 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)320-3700

Pat Summitt Will Not Testify in Job Discrimination Suit

Former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt will not be called to testify in former spokeswoman Debby Jennings’ federal job discrimination lawsuit, an attorney said today in U.S. District Court. Jennings claims she lost her job when she took up for Summitt when Summitt believed she was being forced to retire due to a diagnosis of early onset dementia. The Tennessean has more.

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DOJ Looking at Price Fixing Among Music Publishers

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishers in its negotiations with performance rights organizations ASCAP and BMI, the Wall Street Journal reports. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the paper suggests that the investigation has become part of the department's previously announced broader review into the longstanding system for determining the cost of licensing songs. The Tennessean reports that the revelation comes as Sony/ATV Music Publishing is threatening to withdraw all of its licensing rights from the performance rights organizations if regulators don’t allow for the partial withdraw of digital rights.

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