Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Albert Pujols hit former St. Louis Cardinals player Jack Clark with a lawsuit in Missouri state court on Thursday, over Clark’s “brazenly false and defamatory” statements asserting Pujols had used steroids and illegal performance enhancing drugs.
Baseball's persecution of Alex Rodriguez "has known no bounds," claimed the Yankees slugger mired under a cloud of suspicion over illegal steroid use, saying in a damages suit filed in New York on Thursday that the league has illegally interfered with his player contract and other business interests.
Riddell Inc. and the NCAA were hit with a proposed class action in Indiana on Wednesday claiming they failed to protect football players from the effects of concussions, the first time the helmet manufacturer has been targeted by college players in such a suit.
The holding company for posh Los Angeles nightclub Exchange LA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday in California federal court, blaming troubles with its landlord and permitting issues with the city of Los Angeles for its financial woes.
New York City Opera Inc. on Thursday entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to wind down its business, saying it can no longer afford to keep its productions going in the face of ever-decreasing donations and ticket sales.
The ex-trainer for former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is again duking it out with his former client over alleged defamatory statements, this time in a suit filed Wednesday in California state court that accuses Jackson of falsely calling him a “crook.”
Fired NBC News reporter Frank W. Snepp sued his former employer in California state court Tuesday, alleging he was terminated because of his age and because he had complained about discrimination against older workers at the company.
Axis Insurance Co. sued Wednesday in Maryland federal court to block the chairman of defunct casino and racetrack operator Indianapolis Downs LLC from accessing coverage for a $600 million contract and defamation suit from its onetime management company.
ExxonMobil Corp. accused FX Networks LLC and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. of ripping off the signature design of two interlocking X's from its emblem and using it in the logo for the new comedy network FXX, according to a suit filed in Texas federal court Wednesday.
A record label and the singer behind the hit "Different Strokes" sued Usher, Mark Wahlberg, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, dozens of other artists and hip-hop groups, and several record companies on Tuesday, accusing them of copyright infringement by sampling the song without approval.
A New York state amendment to approve up to seven casinos in the state should be blocked because its wording promotes the measure in violation of state constitutional restrictions against government expenditure of public funds to push a ballot measure, a New York City-based attorney argued Tuesday.
Affiliates of Houston Regional Sports Network LP, which is jointly owned by Comcast, the Houston Astros and the Houston Rockets, filed an involuntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on an emergency basis against the network in Texas federal court Friday, citing a “debilitating deadlock” in its management.
Amazon.com Inc. was hit with a class action in Pennsylvania state court on Friday over allegations that the online retailing giant did not pay overtime wages to warehouse employees.
A subsidiary of The Travelers Companies Inc. on Thursday asked a California federal court to declare $7 million in liability insurance off-limits to an online box office facing an impending data breach class action.
Community newspaper publisher GateHouse Media Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection Friday in Delaware armed with a prepackaged comprehensive reorganization plan that aims to restructure its more than $1 billion in debt while spinning off into a new media group combined with assets from a major creditor.
The mother of Tupac Shakur on Wednesday filed a $1.1 million suit in a California state court accusing an entertainment company that bought the music library assets of the late hip hop star’s label, Death Row Records, of failing to pay royalties on Tupac’s albums and other material.
Dish Network LLC Chairman Charlie Ergen was hit with a shareholder derivative suit Wednesday accusing him of using an investment vehicle to quietly purchase debt from a company with assets desirable to Dish for his own financial gain.
A company that sells erotic photographs by late former Penthouse magazine owner Bob Guccione slapped the magazine's bankrupt current owner with an adversary lawsuit Wednesday in Delaware bankruptcy court, claiming the publisher wrongfully forced it to shut down its website for alleged copyright violations.
The founder of a Christian-themed video game manufacturer and an accomplice have been hit with a fraud suit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which accuses the men of falsely inflating the failing company’s revenues through a circular kickback scheme, the commission said Wednesday.
Cloud storage company Dropbox Inc. on Monday threw its support behind online service providers, including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., who are challenging the government's refusal to allow them to publicly release data on surveillance of their users, saying the gag order runs afoul of the First Amendment.
To ward off infringement by online 3-D printing services, fashion designers can pressure these services to offer the kinds of rights-owner protection devices eBay Inc. provides, or the kind of claim-your-content program provided by YouTube, says Rose Auslander of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP.
Remember that the information on your CEO’s iPad does not exist on the iPad alone. She backed it up to her home computer, right? When she took it out of the box and started it up for the very first time, did she say “yes” to iCloud? If she did, she created yet another avenue — maybe an easier one — for opposing lawyers to follow, say Matthew Yarbrough and Todd Shadle of Yarbrough Law Group PC.
Unfortunately, the credentials normally supplied by Big Law firms in beauty contests simply do not tell in-house counsel what they really want to know. Without discounting the difficulty of obtaining helpful information from candidates for outside counsel, there is one question that may be useful for in-house counsel to pose, says Andrew Jarzyna of Ulmer & Berne LLP.
Capitol Records v. Vimeo in the Southern District of New York highlights some of the challenges that streaming media services face as the body of case law develops regarding Digital Millennium Copyright Act safe harbor protection. Although courts are refining the law, many of the standards employed remain vague, and therefore, dangerous and potentially costly, say Justin Pierce and Matthew Farley of Venable LLP.
In addition to the impact California's new privacy law will have on businesses whose websites, online services or applications are directed to or used by minors residing in California, the law may also influence the debate over, and development of, new privacy laws and regulations protecting children in other states and at the federal level, say Paul Martino and Claire Lucy Readhead of Alston & Bird LLP.
Companies in the hospitality industry have been reported to be the no. 1 targets for computer hackers and other thieves of electronic data. A smart blend of careful contracting, insurance coverage, due diligence and follow-up with employees can assist greatly in reducing the risks associated with data security breaches, say Joshua Gold and Marshall Gilinsky of Anderson Kill PC.
All social media promotions — even those with minor prizes — should be scrutinized for legal compliance and be accompanied by written rules to provide clarity to entrants and maximum legal protection to promotion sponsors, say Matthew Liebson and Darcy Brosky of Thompson Hine LLP.
Had emotion led to a verdict finding concert promoter AEG Live LLC liable for Michael Jackson's death, the law regarding the tort of negligent hiring and supervision would be left in a state of disarray, says Ryan Kerns of Wild About Trial.
President Obama seems to be of the view that if law school were reduced to two years, students would incur two-thirds of the expense of attending law school, be burdened by two-thirds of the debt they currently have, and be generally economically better off than they are today after three years of law school. Most startling about the president’s proposal, however, is that he did not discuss the educational effect of his suggestion on the students or the effect on their clients, says Fred Isquith of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP.
When it comes to preventing cyberattacks, the U.S. government can’t protect its own networks, let alone those of large law firms. And when it comes to deterring and punishing intruders, our government offers even less. We have to do more than play defense. We didn’t reduce street crime by requiring pedestrians to buy better body armor every year, says Stewart Baker, a partner with Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.