Miami-Dade County sued the Miami Marlins on Friday, claiming the Major League Baseball team is withholding a 5 percent cut of profits from the team’s $1.2 billion sale under the terms of a 2009 contract for public financing of the team’s $600 million stadium.
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Miami-Dade Sues Marlins For Cut Of Profits From $1.2B Sale

Miami-Dade County sued the Miami Marlins on Friday, claiming the Major League Baseball team is withholding a 5 percent cut of profits from the team’s $1.2 billion sale under the terms of a 2009 contract for public financing of the team’s $600 million stadium. Read more »

Del. Justices Revive Suit Over Diamond's $2B Sale To Apollo

The Delaware Supreme Court on Tuesday revived a shareholder suit contesting Diamond Resorts International's $2.2 billion sale to Apollo Global Management, saying Diamond’s board should have disclosed why the company’s founder opposed the sale. Read more »

3 Firms Guide Rhône's $560M Deal For Brazilian Steakhouse

A Brazilian steakhouse chain with dozens of international locations on Tuesday said it agreed to be swallowed by affiliates of private equity firm Rhône Capital in a $560 million, all-cash deal steered by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Read more »

MGM Backs DOI's Bid To Nix Tribe's Gambling Claims

MGM Resorts International told a D.C. district court Monday that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe — a rival for a potential casino development in Connecticut — faced an administrative wall and should be dismissed from a suit alleging the government failed to act in time on proposed changes to its gambling deal. Read more »

ENFORCEMENT

William Hill Fined £6.2M For Weak Money-Laundering Policies

U.K. betting company William Hill PLC’s online business got hit with a penalty package of at least £6.2 million ($8.7 million) by the British Gambling Commission on Tuesday due to senior management’s failure to protect consumers and prevent money laundering, the regulator said. Read more »

LITIGATION

Unions Say Disney World Withheld $1K Tax Cut Bonuses

Unions representing Disney World workers filed a federal labor complaint on Monday claiming Disney has improperly withheld $1,000 bonuses announced by the company after Congress passed the GOP tax cut bill. Read more »

US Airways Defends $15M Antitrust Win In Sabre Appeal

US Airways Inc. slammed travel-planning giant Sabre Holdings Corp.'s bid to duck a $15 million jury verdict in an antitrust suit, telling the Second Circuit on Tuesday that Sabre had significant market power and an anti-competitive contract, and the airline should be allowed to prove additional damages. Read more »

Momofuku Wants Early Out In No-Tipping 'Conspiracy' Suit

David Chang, the celebrity chef behind Manhattan’s Momofuku Noodle Bar, has attempted to exit a suit alleging a slew of restaurants implemented a no-tipping policy in a “conspiracy” to overcharge consumers, arguing in California federal court he did not attend the meeting where the alleged conspiracy took place. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

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Russia, Ukraine Ties Mark Ex-Skadden Atty Snared By Mueller

Six years ago, Skadden associate Alex van der Zwaan was just one of several junior members of a firm team that wrote a controversial report about the prosecution of an ex-Ukrainian prime minister — a lucrative job arranged by Paul Manafort, now a Russia probe defendant. But van der Zwaan’s client list belies any junior lawyer status. Read more »

Ex-Skadden Atty Pleads Guilty To Lying In Mueller Probe

A former Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP lawyer pled guilty Tuesday to lying to officials in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read more »

Pro Bono Spotlight

Akin Gump Secures Asylum For US Military Interpreter

Afghan native Abdul Samey Honaryar should not have spent a year detained in the custody of the same government he served as a war zone translator, his Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP attorneys told Law360. Read more »

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15 Minutes With Discover Financial Services' General Counsel

Kelly McNamara Corley, who has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Discover Financial Services since 2008, shared with Law360 how the company prioritizes diversity and inclusion and what keeps her up at night, as technology continues to develop rapidly. Read more »

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