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  • May 18, 2018

    Sports Betting Sector Will Hinge On Cooperation, Many Say

    With the U.S. Supreme Court opening the door for states to legalize sports betting in a case fought by the NCAA and professional leagues, industry insiders say a partnership between the two sides is going to be essential for a successful betting regime to maintain integrity and compete with the underground illegal market. 

  • May 18, 2018

    2 Men Settle SEC's Life Time Fitness Insider Trading Claims

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked an Illinois federal judge Thursday to sign off on settlements it reached with two men facing parallel criminal charges over alleged insider trading that occurred ahead of Life Time Fitness Inc.’s $2.8 billion private equity buyout in 2015.

  • May 18, 2018

    Player Unions Back NCAA Athletes In Fantasy Sports Dispute

    Players associations for the major sports leagues urged Indiana's high court on Friday to find that state publicity laws bar two daily fantasy sports operators from using players' names and likenesses without consent, in a case likely to echo far and wide after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to legalized sports betting nationwide.

  • May 18, 2018

    Yahoo Settles With Rivals.com Users Over Auto Renewals

    Yahoo Inc. agreed Thursday in California federal court to give cash or a membership credit and up to $300,000 in attorneys’ fees to subscribers of its college-sports site who claim the company has violated state consumer protection laws by automatically renewing their subscriptions without their permission.

  • May 18, 2018

    NCAA Scores $220K Atty Fees In Basketball Tourney TM Row

    An Indiana federal judge Thursday awarded the National Collegiate Athletic Association more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a default win in a trademark suit against a game developer.

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