Legal News

Wanna Bet Who’ll Win? U.S. Government Joins Lawsuit against Sports Betting in NJ
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed papers in a New Jersey federal court, joining a lawsuit that seeks to block New Jersey from implementing a law to allow betting in sports.

The controversial law had been signed last year by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to allow sports betting at racetracks and at the casinos in Atlantic City. The law required racetracks and casinos to apply for licenses in order to open betting operations in amateur and professional sports.

A number of college and professional sports leagues immediately filed a lawsuit in August alleging that the law would violate federal restrictions.

  
What
Where


The organizations that originally brought the lawsuit include National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.

The lawsuit claims betting in sports would “irreparably harm amateur and professional sports by fostering suspicion that individual plays and final scores of games may have been influenced by factors other than honest athletic competition.”

Judge Michael Shipp denied New Jersey’s request to have the lawsuit dismissed last month, and this Tuesday, he granted the U.S. government’s request to intervene in the case.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The arguments are scheduled to start on February 14.

The case is NCAA et al. v. Chris Christie et al., U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, No. 12-4947.





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Child Protective Services Attorney

USA-CA-Auburn

Placer County Counsel’s Office, located in Auburn, is recruiting for a California licensed att...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-FL-Coral Gables

ATTORNEY JOB DESCRIPTION De La Rosa Law, is seeking a skilled and successful personal injury a...

Apply now

Staff Attorney - Wild Places

USA-OR-Portland

Preferred Location: Denver, CO; Missoula, MT; or Portland, OR. Remote work in other Intermountain W...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-FL-Coral Gables

SR PARALEGAL JOB DESCRIPTION De La Rosa Law, currently has an excellent full-time employment o...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a commercial litigation associate a...

Apply Now

Foreclosure Attorney

USA-GA-Atlanta

Atlanta office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks foreclosure attorney with experien...

Apply Now

Foreclosure Attorney

USA-TN-Memphis

Memphis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks foreclosure attorney with experien...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top