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Three men accused of bribing college basketball players to attend Adidas-sponsored universities and sign with a particular NBA agent asked a Manhattan federal judge on Thursday to make prosecutors share more details about two agents now under criminal investigation for blowing federal funds on gambling and booze in Las Vegas.
World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. told a Connecticut federal court on Thursday that a magistrate judge’s recommendation for sanctions against an attorney should be upheld and encouraged the court to dismiss the lawsuit alleging the company concealed the long-term effects of repeated blows to the head, arguing that repeated failures to fully answer questions regarding former wrestlers' medical condition has resulted in fraudulent and deceptive conduct.
A streaming media patent owner told the U.S. Supreme Court that a recent Federal Circuit decision in Exergen Corp. v. Kaz USA Inc. shows there’s a divide within the circuit on how patent eligibility is determined, urging the high court to take up its appeal to save its own patents.
The latest federal spending bill would deal a blow to efforts by professional baseball players in MLB’s minor leagues to earn higher wages for their work, as the legislation includes language that would exempt minor leaguers from federal wage and hour laws.
Gold’s Gym violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending promotional text messages to consumers without obtaining prior consent from recipients, a proposed class action lawsuit filed Thursday in New Jersey federal court alleged.