Husch Blackwell recently issued a legal alert regarding the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down federal gambling prohibition. The decision was handed down in a 6-3 opinion on May 14, 2018. A little over a week later, our Rudy Telscher talks with Katie Strang of The Athletic to discuss the impact the decision by SCOTUS will have on the MLB, the players’ union and labor relations as a whole.

Rudy is a Partner in Husch Blackwell’s St. Louis office and has experience as lead counsel in CDM Fantasy Sports v. Major League Baseball, in which his team made new law in turning back Major League Baseball’s attempts to monopolize the $1.5 billion per year fantasy sports industry in proceedings from the district court through Supreme Court.

The Athletic article answers the question, “How much baseball betting will we actually see?”

 

As you may recall, The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works. This week, The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down an attempt by the DOL to significantly expand the Davis-Bacon Act. The Act requires that contractors on federal and DC government construction projects pay prevailing wages and fringe benefits to the workers on such projects. DOL sought to apply the Act to CityCenterDC, which is a mixed-use development on the site of the DC Convention Center.

For more information about the recent ruling on this Public-Private Partnership project, visit a this original blog post by my colleague Hal Perloff on Husch Blackwell’s The Contractor’s Perspective blog.