A for-profit youth hockey program has filed suit against Minnesota's official hockey governing body and its local districts, alleging they are violating antitrust law by barring athletes from playing in two leagues at the same time in the hockey-mad state.
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a lower court was right to toss a decades-long squabble over copyright control for the literary works of John Steinbeck.
A California appeals court has held that the Recording Industry Association of America, a music industry trade group, was not a direct victim of two criminal defendants’ storage and sale of counterfeit compact discs and should not have received a restitution award.
A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday shot down Thompson Publishing Group Inc.’s attempt to extend an effective veto power to its stalking horse bidder in an upcoming auction of the company’s assets, agreeing with the U.S. trustee that the move could have a chilling effect on competing bids.
Aurelius Capital Management LP has objected to requests by bankrupt Tribune Co.’s unsecured creditors to begin resolving claims against the media giant, arguing that the process the creditors have proposed is insufficient.
Tribune bondholders that hold more than $1 billion in unsecured debt, including money manager Aurelius Capital Management LP, would receive $420 million under the terms of a plan the bankrupt media conglomerate will float by Oct. 15, the debtor said Tuesday, having enlisted more allies such as the unsecured creditors committee and JPMorgan Chase Bank NA.
Following their failed attempt to purchase the bankrupt Texas Rangers baseball team, Mark Cuban and James Crane are seeking $2.6 million in attorneys' fees and costs from the team, arguing that they should be compensated for their role in the franchise's auction, which was won by a $593 million bid from a rival group led by Reed Smith LLP's Charles Greenberg and Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
A judge has given final approval to a $20.1 million settlement in an investor class action accusing Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. — maker of the "Grand Theft Auto" video game series — of improperly backdating stock options.
A federal appeals court has sent a wrongful termination suit, including a breach of contract charge, brought by a former MSNBC reporter back to a lower court, saying a judge erred in ruling that the wording of certain e-mails the reporter had sent to supervisors constituted her resignation.
R2 Investments LDC has accused the formerly bankrupt radio firm Citadel Broadcasting Corp. of violating its restructuring plan by paying $110 million in equity to management as opposed to handing out longer-term stock options.
The owner of the trademarks for 2 Live Crew has sued the hip-hop group's co-founder, accusing David Hobbs of promoting himself as a former member in breach of a previous agreement and continuing to use the trademarks despite a court order against him.
Movie Gallery Inc. has asked a bankruptcy judge to appoint an examiner to investigate a former employee who allegedly attempted to trade confidential information to a potential buyer of a portion of the company’s assets in return for a job.
Liverpool Football Club co-owner Tom Hicks — who recently unloaded the bankrupt Texas Rangers — has tried to thwart the sale of his debt-ridden soccer team, saying the current $476 million bid by the owners of the Boston Red Sox dramatically undervalues the club.
The Miami Heat LP has accused Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. of breaching a contract for the radio broadcast of the professional basketball team's games, with the Heat claiming it's owed the same perks the Miami Dolphins secured in a separate radio deal with the media giant.
A decades-long squabble over control of copyrights for the works of John Steinbeck spilled over into a federal appeals court on Friday, with the author’s son and granddaughter seeking to reinstate a suit against the heirs of Steinbeck’s third wife.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. said late Thursday that it was preparing for a prepackaged bankruptcy filing by seeking approval from its secured lenders of a proposed plan of reorganization that would hand over management of the movie studio to top executives at Spyglass Entertainment.
Media research company Arbitron Inc. has won its bid for dismissal from a Mississippi radio station's $9.5 million suit accusing it and Clear Channel Communications Inc. of conspiring to silence industry competition.
The latest draft of a controversial trade agreement to expand international intellectual property enforcement deletes certain provisions that initially alarmed many U.S. technology companies, but industry advocates say the treaty's scope may still be too broad.
Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino has been hit with a putative collective action alleging it failed to pay security guards the federally mandated premium rate for overtime before time clocks were installed to keep track of their hours worked.
Online radio company Slacker Inc. has become the latest respondent to agree to stop importing devices that allegedly infringe two flash memory patents assigned to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in exchange for dismissal from an ongoing investigation in the U.S. International Trade Commission.