On April 22, U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia produced a 132-page opinion approving the settlement between the National Football League and a class of thousands of former football players who accused the NFL of negligence and failure to inform players of the link between repeated traumatic head impacts and long-term brain injuries.
In April of 2014, the University of Notre Dame hosted a coaching ethics symposium. The day-long event covered a range of issues affecting ethical college coaching. Key questions were addressed, such as: What is good coaching? How can coaches display intensity and demand discipline without compromising student athletes’ physical and psychological integrity and well-being?
The NCAA Constitution makes clear that colleges have a responsibility to assure that coaches contribute to athletes moral as well as academic development. This symposium examined the culture of college coaching and the challenges that they face as teachers of young people.
Tim Epstein, chair of the firm's Sports Law practice group, was mentioned in an interview on CNN in reference to his work with the Fetzer Institute and their involvement with the Red Bandana Project.
The Red Bandana Project was started by the Crowther family, whose son helped civilians escape one of the towers on 9/11. The interview aired on CNN on September 11, 2013.
In the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, "U of I Law Boot Camp a Real Eye-Opener," Tim Epstein, a University of Illinois Law School alum, discusses his experience while attending the boot camp in 2003 and 2004 saying, "The learning curve and the amount of information crammed into that one week was probably the most I learned in one week throughout my time in law school at the University of I
Timothy Epstein was highlighted in the April 13, 2012 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “In the News” section in recognition of membership participation outside of the firm's office.
Tim was included on page one of the section as his recent appointment to the board of advisers for the Sports Law Institute at Vermont Law School was announced.
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.