A Panamanian apparel company on Wednesday admitted paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to a former FIFA official, who also served as president of the Costa Rican Football Federation, to facilitate a uniform sponsorship deal for the country’s national soccer team.
Three Russian athletes who were stripped of silver medals from the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are seeking at least $30 million from the former director of the Moscow lab who blew the whistle on a state-sponsored doping program, calling him a “career criminal, liar and cheater” in New York state court Tuesday.
Former University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino on Wednesday called on the university to take the NCAA to court over penalties, upheld this week, forcing the university to vacate its 2013 Men’s Basketball National Championship.
A California federal jury deadlocked Wednesday in the retrial of a former medical device company CEO on charges connected to an alleged insider trading scheme that resulted in last year’s conviction of former Major League Baseball player Doug DeCinces, prompting the judge to declare another mistrial.
The Dallas Mavericks basketball team said Tuesday it has hired outside counsel to handle an investigation into widespread sexual harassment within its business operations allegedly perpetrated by former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery.
The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the uncapped concussion settlement on Tuesday ordered a group of related financial firms to stop contacting former National Football League football players following allegations from class counsel that the firms are pressuring players to hand over their retirement accounts.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Wednesday that part of a Riddell Inc. football helmet patent is invalid due to obviousness, but found that rival helmet maker Schutt Sports could not nix all of the challenged claims from Riddell’s patent.
A proposed class of employees has accused the parent company behind regional gyms such as New York Sports Clubs of not paying its workers overtime.
A former Lifetime Fitness executive accused of tipping friends about the gym chain’s planned private equity buyout in exchange for a cut of trading profits pled guilty on Wednesday to a count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud he faced over the scheme.
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.
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.
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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.
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.