A disappointed bettor slapped a New Jersey racing horse enterprise with a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that it gives animals performance-enhancing drugs and that the practice cost him nearly $32,000 in potential winnings on a race at New Meadowlands Racetrack.
A California federal judge signed off on a $60 million settlement between the U.S. government and production company Red Granite Pictures Inc. on Thursday, closing out the first two cases in the government’s sprawling probe into billions stolen from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
The publisher of Reader’s Digest has slammed the government’s argument against its bid to recover $2.1 million in tax deductions, telling the Second Circuit that the government’s position was arbitrary and contrary to statutory language.
New York state Sen. John Bonacic introduced a bill Wednesday that would regulate sports betting and mobile sports wagering in the state, calling for regulation of pro and college sports and proposing an 8.5 percent tax on casinos' sports wagering gross revenue.
NBC's "America's Got Talent" was hit with a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleging that a disabled woman was violently thrown from her wheelchair and died of her injuries after trying to negotiate obstructions that the production negligently placed on a handicap ramp.
Comcast prevailed Wednesday in a dispute with Wave Broadband over the carriage of regional sports networks when the Federal Communications Commission found that Wave had lobbed its challenge too late and through the wrong avenue.
A former member of Grand Funk Railroad has been using the band's name to promote his new solo tour, a violation of a previous court order, and has filed a trademark application for a new mark that is too similar to the band's, Grand Funk Railroad has claimed in Michigan federal court.
YouTube and Major League Baseball announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend their cable-free broadcast partnership through the 2019 World Series while also adding new sponsorship elements and the league's streaming service to the social platform.
The Trump administration’s decisions to dial back net neutrality safeguards, Lifeline subsidies and by-the-minute prison phone call rate limits are disadvantaging poor and minority communities, Democratic FCC commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel said Thursday.
Las Vegas Sands has agreed to sell its Pennsylvania casino, Sands Bethlehem, to an affiliate of Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama for $1.3 billion, the company said Thursday.
Wynn Resorts and its board of directors ignored and later covered up allegations of sexual misconduct against former CEO Steve Wynn, the state of Oregon said Tuesday, telling a Nevada state judge the hotel giant breached its fiduciary duty to shareholders and put the company’s gambling operations at serious risk.
A doctoral student can go forward with her suit against Northwestern University Professor Laura Kipnis and HarperCollins Publishers LLC alleging a book on Title IX and sexual assault on college campuses authored by Kipnis defamed and slandered her by including private details of her life.
President Donald Trump’s lawyer obtained a restraining order to keep adult film actress Stormy Daniels quiet about her dealings with him, getting an arbitrator to sign it just days before she filed a California state court suit alleging her confidentiality agreement is void, according to reports on Wednesday.
Two trade groups for small and rural cable operators are teaming up to make sure a government initiative to streamline how TV stations elect to be carried by cable operators doesn’t end up putting new burdens on cable and other pay-TV systems.
YouTube escaped a suit brought by the creative minds behind zombie-killing videos who said an algorithm switch that led to declining ad revenue constituted a breach of contract, after a California federal judge found Wednesday that YouTube was explicit about its terms with the content providers.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday asked Indiana’s high court to weigh in on whether the state's right-of-publicity law gives NCAA athletes standing to challenge fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel for using their likenesses and statistics in their contests, saying case law interpreting the statute doesn’t answer that question.
AT&T Inc.'s DirecTV Latin America unit Vrio Corp. filed an initial public offering on Wednesday that is preliminarily listed to raise $100 million and could potentially lead to a spinoff from the U.S. telecommunications giant, adding to several notable IPOs filling the pipeline.
The owner of streaming media patents found invalid for claiming abstract ideas in a case against pro sports leagues has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate the decision and endorse new Federal Circuit rulings that make it more difficult to invalidate patents as abstract early in cases.
The Federal Communications Commission has upheld its International Bureau's decision to grant DirecTV a satellite operating license that crowded out a subsequent application for a nearby satellite, according to an agency order unsealed Tuesday.
A California federal court has entered a $2 million judgment in Yelp's favor, ruling online review company Revleap had violated a settlement agreement of a Yelp suit alleging Revleap had undermined it by publishing fake positive reviews.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
John Greenya’s new book, “Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself,” offers readers something the confirmation hearings did not — the backstory of Neil Gorsuch and a glimpse of who Justice Gorsuch is, says Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit.
After much hand-wringing in 2017 about whether Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement would diminish radically under President Donald Trump, it’s now safe to say that all signs point toward continued and vigorous enforcement, say attorneys with Foley & Lardner LLP.
What business of law topics piqued reader interest in 2017? Take a look back at the year's five most-read legal industry articles from Law360 guest authors.
Two years ago, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) was amended to provide a clearer road map for courts analyzing whether to permit sanctions for the spoliation of evidence. Yet there is still no specific guidance for when a sanctions request relates to electronically stored and nonelectronically stored information, says Skadden associate Robin Shah.
For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. Each stakeholder in the litigation process — judges, law firms and corporate clients — should contribute toward increasing female voices in the courtroom, says Carrie Cohen of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
In repealing net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission has left one legacy rule requiring broadband internet access service providers to disclose their network management practices. With this, the FCC may have provided the means by which a record may be developed to show BIAS providers' use of previously prohibited practices, say Marc Martin and Michael Sherling of Perkins Coie LLP.
As trademark predators grab descriptive and hybrid marks from popular industry terms, the jargon jungle becomes increasingly difficult to navigate. While a review of the acquired distinctiveness criteria for registering a mark is needed, it is less clear who should lead the charge, say E. Russell Tarleton and Jennifer Ashton of Seed IP Law Group LLP.