Media & Entertainment

  • March 8, 2018

    NJ Bettor Claims Winning Harness Horse Was Drugged

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    'Wolf Of Wall Street' Film Co. To Pay $60M To End 1MDB Probe

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    Reader's Digest Publisher Hits Back In 2nd Circ. Tax Bout

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    NY Senator Pitches 8.5% Tax On Casinos' Sports Revenue

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Sued For Wrongful Death

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    Comcast Prevails In Sports Network Dispute At FCC

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    Ex-Grand Funk Railroad Member Broke TM Deal, Band Says

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    YouTube, MLB Extend Video Streaming And Sponsorship Deal

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    FCC's Deregulation Is Hurting Poor People, Dems Say

    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.

  • March 8, 2018

    Poarch Creek Tribe Pays Sands $1.3B For Pa. Casino

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    Wynn Resorts Hid Sex Claims Against CEO, Oregon Says

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    HarperCollins Can't Escape Suit Over Prof's Assault Book

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    Stormy Daniels Says Trump Atty Got Secret Restraining Order

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    Cable Cos., Stations Spar Over 'Must Carry' Notice Delivery

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    YouTube Dodges Zombie Video Makers' Contract Suit

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    7th Circ. Asks Ind. Justices For Help In Fantasy NCAA Suit

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    AT&T's DirecTV Latin America Business Files US IPO

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    Justices Urged To OK New Rulings Making Alice Wins Harder

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    FCC Rejects Challenge To DirecTV Satellite License

    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.

  • March 7, 2018

    Yelp Wins $2M Judgment Against Online Review Co. Revleap

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    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.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    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.

  • The Enneagram And The Practice Of Law

    Jennifer Gibbs

    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.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Tymkovich Reviews 'Gorsuch'

    Timothy Tymkovich

    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.

  • 5 Things To Watch For In FCPA Enforcement This Year

    David Simon

    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.

  • Roundup

    5 Most-Read Legal Industry Articles Of 2017

    2017 Trends

    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.

  • Spoliation Scrutiny: Disparate Standards For Distinct Mediums

    Robin Shah

    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.

  • Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

    Carrie Cohen

    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.

  • Reporting Requirement Alone Survives Net Neutrality Repeal

    Marc Martin

    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.

  • Trademark Predators — Can They Really Prey On The Public?

    E. Russell Tarleton

    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.