A Pennsylvania federal judge distributed more than $85 million in fees to the class attorneys in the NFL concussion suit Wednesday, including a nearly $52 million share for co-lead class counsel Seeger Weiss LLP.
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Seeger Weiss Gets $52M Of $85M NFL Concussion Suit Fees

A Pennsylvania federal judge distributed more than $85 million in fees to the class attorneys in the NFL concussion suit Wednesday, including a nearly $52 million share for co-lead class counsel Seeger Weiss LLP. Read more »

Chicago Cubs Must Hand Over Emails In Scout's Firing Suit

The Chicago Cubs will have to provide a scout they fired with unredacted emails that may help his case alleging he was dismissed for missing work because of surgery, a California federal judge ruled Thursday, saying the emails will elucidate questions of how the club treated similarly situated workers. Read more »

DraftKings To Launch New Platform After High Court Ruling

Boston-based fantasy sports platform DraftKings said Thursday it will soon roll out a new sports betting platform as it moves to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision earlier this month legalizing sports gambling. Read more »

LITIGATION

Ex-MLB Pitcher Says Rival Academy Stole Training Program

A former Major League Baseball pitcher alleges that a Washington resident stole trade secrets and other proprietary information about his baseball academy and training program designed to improve performance and reduce injuries, according to a suit removed to Florida federal court Thursday.  Read more »

Pro Golfer Gets Suit Over Promotion Deals Putted To Fla.

A Washington federal judge approved a request to transfer to Florida a supplement company’s breach-of-contract suit against professional golfer Greg Norman, finding Thursday that the relevant contract was negotiated and signed in the Sunshine State. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

States Need Realistic Expectations For Sports Betting

In the run-up to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, many state officials viewed legalized sports betting as the answer to their budgetary problems. But states will soon learn, if they haven’t already, that sports betting is a complicated and low-margin business. Nevada’s results are sobering, say A.G. Burnett and Rick Trachok of McDonald Carano LLP.  Read more »

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3 Things You Need To Know When Starting Out In BigLaw

There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm. Read more »

Ex-BigLaw Atty Convicted Of Wife's Murder Faces Civil Suit

The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence. Read more »

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