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  • August 2, 2011

    Royal Caribbean, Execs Misled Investors: Suit

    A Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. shareholder on Tuesday filed a class action in Florida against the cruise ship operator and three of its executives, alleging they misled investors about the company's financial prospects.

  • August 2, 2011

    NBA Sues To Block Players Union's Antitrust Shot

    Amid a lockout over negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, the National Basketball Association on Tuesday targeted the players' union and its members with an antitrust class action in New York and an unfair labor claim before federal regulators.

  • August 2, 2011

    'Basketball Wives' Producer Cries Foul On Arenas Suit

    The production company behind the VH1 reality show "Basketball Wives" asked a California federal court on Monday to strike NBA star Gilbert Arenas' claims that the show, which features his ex-fiancee, violates his right of publicity and dilutes his trademark.

  • August 1, 2011

    Food Vendor Cries Foul Over Chick-Fil-A's Bo Jackson Ad

    Food supplier N’Genuity Enterprises Co. sued Chick-fil-A Inc. on Friday in Illinois, claiming an ad campaign by the chicken chain featuring sports star Bo Jackson infringed N’Genuity’s registered trademarks in the star’s name and killed a nationwide distribution deal worth millions.

  • August 1, 2011

    Westin Owner's Ch. 11 Plan Would Inject $30M In Hotels

    Transwest Resort Properties Inc., the owner of two bankrupt Westin hotels, filed a Chapter 11 plan Friday that calls for the restructuring of its mortgage loan and the investment of $30 million of new capital in the debtor.

  • August 1, 2011

    Fox Sports Fights Blackstone’s Work On Dodgers TV Rights

    A Fox Sports Net Inc. regional affiliate objected Friday in Delaware to the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers’ plan to retain Blackstone Advisory Services LP to advise on the sale of its media rights, because it could interfere with the network’s existing agreements to broadcast Dodgers games.

  • August 1, 2011

    Resort Agreement Unfairly Ties Town's Hands: Suit

    Conservation groups sought Friday to block a company owned by the CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. from building a resort in a Michigan town, saying a consent decree between the town and the developer raised separation of powers issues.

  • August 1, 2011

    Segan Sues Zynga Over Online Game Technology

    Technology development company Segan LLC sued Zynga Inc. on Friday in Delaware for allegedly infringing a patent related to Internet content displays with a number of its online games, including popular Facebook application FarmVille.

  • July 29, 2011

    Resort Owners Reach Deal With Miller Buckfire For $2M

    The owners of a group of bankrupt luxury hotels reached an agreement Tuesday with Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC in New York, settling the creditor's claims that they owed it for restructuring work it did before their Chapter 11 filing.

  • July 29, 2011

    MLB Says Dodgers' Counsel Has Conflicting Interests

    Major League Baseball on Thursday told a Delaware bankruptcy judge that the firms representing the Los Angeles Dodgers — Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP — may be torn between the interests of the team and those of its owner.

  • July 29, 2011

    Sens. Seek To Curb Rentals Of Recalled Cars

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced a bill Thursday that would ban rental car companies from renting or selling recalled vehicles and direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate whether they are renting cars without standard safety features.

  • July 27, 2011

    Ex-Beso Partner Wants Longoria Grilled Over Eatery Owner

    A former business partner of “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria last week asked a Las Vegas bankruptcy judge to order the actress to submit to questioning about Beso LLC, the owner of a failed restaurant in which she owns a major interest.

  • July 26, 2011

    Union Bank Customers Win Class Cert. In Overdraft MDL

    A Florida federal judge on Monday granted class certification to Union Bank NA customers in multidistrict litigation accusing multiple banks of breaching contracts by unfairly charging exorbitant overdraft fees.

  • July 26, 2011

    Employers Buoyed By BofA Judge's Stand On Seating

    Employers in California got good news when a judge recently threw out a proposed class action against Bank of America NA alleging it violated state workplace rules by not having seats for tellers, but whether the ruling has sway with other judges hearing similar cases remains to be seen, attorneys say.

  • July 26, 2011

    Ex-Capitol Staffer Asks For No Jail In Lobbying Scandal

    A former congressional staffer ensnared in the Jack Abramoff fraud scandal urged a Washington federal judge on Monday to spare him a jail sentence for accepting a World Series ticket from a lobbyist.

  • July 22, 2011

    Walker Digital Sues Take-Two Over Gaming Patents

    Walker Digital LLC on Friday slapped video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and three subsidiaries with a Delaware lawsuit alleging they infringed on patents for online gaming, the latest in a spate of suits filed by the company in recent months.

  • July 22, 2011

    Ace Settles With Mets Ballpark Over Injury Suit Coverage

    An Ace Ltd. subsidiary agreed Thursday to settle its suit against the developer of the New York Mets' Citi Field alleging the insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify a construction worker's bodily injury suit until the developer pays a self-insured retention.

  • July 22, 2011

    Cassa Hotel Developer's Ch. 11 Plan OK'd After Deal

    The developer behind New York's Cassa NY Hotel is on track to emerge from its brief stint in Chapter 11 following the approval of its reorganization plan Friday, three days after negotiating a way to resolve disputes with the hotel's builders.

  • July 22, 2011

    Judge Ejects Dodgers' $150M DIP Financing Plan

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday shot down the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bid for $150 million of debtor-in-possession financing from a hedge fund, leaving a pinch-loan from Major League Baseball as the team's only option to finance its reorganization.

  • July 22, 2011

    8th Circ. Tosses Anheuser-Busch ERISA Action

    The Eighth Circuit on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Anheuser-Busch InBev NV of denying pension plan participants enhanced benefits following the sale of its theme park unit to Blackstone Capital Partners VLP.