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  • November 16, 2018

    NBA Rape Accuser's Atty Told At 9th Circ. 'No Trial Is Perfect'

    A Second Circuit judge sitting by designation on a Ninth Circuit panel appeared unswayed Friday by a woman's attorney who argued that prejudicial evidence, including a sex belt, improperly convinced a jury to clear NBA star Derrick Rose and his friends of rape charges, saying “no trial is perfect."

  • November 16, 2018

    Miami Marlins, Ex-Cheerleader Strike A Deal In OT Row

    Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins and the former cheerleader who filed a suit alleging the team owed him overtime pay have asked a Florida federal judge to approve a confidential settlement of the case.

  • November 16, 2018

    Pirates, Stadium Share Blame In Foul-Ball Injury, Jurors Told

    A Pittsburgh woman struck in the head by a foul ball at PNC Park blamed the injury for derailing her promising career, but the attorney for the company that installed the safety netting pointed a finger at the Pirates, the stadium’s designers and the woman herself in the opening arguments of a state civil trial Friday.

  • November 16, 2018

    Rivals.com Users Get Final OK On Settlement With Yahoo

    A California federal judge has approved a settlement between Yahoo Inc. and users of college sports site Rivals.com, ending a suit in which Yahoo was accused of violating state consumer protection laws by automatically renewing subscriptions to the site.

  • November 16, 2018

    Brand Battles: Eagles Aim To Sack 'Philly Special' TM

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Philadelphia Eagles file their first case over the trademark rights to their famous “Philly Special” trick play, and Warner Bros. says there's no place like TTAB to file a case over a "Wizard of Oz"-themed craft beer.

  • November 15, 2018

    NFL Player Agent Co. Seeks $10M In Poached-Business Suit

    A Miami-based agency that represents National Football League players sued a former employee and a competitor for $10 million in New York state court on Thursday, claiming that they secretly conspired to join forces and have since poached 15 of its clients.

  • November 15, 2018

    Chuhak Must Face Ex-NFL Players' Tax Scheme Claims

    A group of retired NFL players who claim they were burned by a fraudulent tax scheme cooked up by lawyers at Chuhak & Tecson PC can proceed with professional negligence and civil conspiracy claims against the attorneys and the firm, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday.

  • November 15, 2018

    DraftKings, FanDuel Say Ind. Ruling Ends Athlete IP Suit

    DraftKings and FanDuel told the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday that claims they violated college athletes' publicity rights by using student names, images and statistics in their daily fantasy sports contests should be tossed since the Indiana high court found such use to be newsworthy, although the athletes say there is still an open question as to whether the pay-to-play contests were legal in the state.

  • November 15, 2018

    MLB Re-Ups Fox TV Deal Through 2028, Extends Commish

    Fox will continue to hold the exclusive rights to televise the World Series for the next decade in a new deal with Major League Baseball announced Thursday, a deal that coincides with a five-year extension for MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, a former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner.

  • November 15, 2018

    Taiwanese Weightlifter Hit With 8-Year Doping Ban

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday it had imposed an eight-year ban on a Taiwanese weightlifter and former world record-holder for violating anti-doping regulations.

  • November 15, 2018

    NFL Film Co. Gets Voice Actress' Sex Abuse Suit Trimmed

    A New Jersey federal court has granted partial summary judgment to NFL Productions LLC in a suit by a voice actress alleging an executive ignored her reports of sexual harassment and abuse, finding that she was an independent contractor and not an employee.

  • November 14, 2018

    Ex-NFLer Can't Use Judge To Nix Concussion Award Rejection

    The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement rejected an appeal to reverse a decision that overturned an award for a player who had been diagnosed with neurocognitive impairment, saying the objection must be sent to the claims administrator.

  • November 14, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Tencent, Levi, Legendary Entertainment

    Tencent is discussing joining a group vying to take over Finnish sporting goods company Amer Sports Oyj, Levi Strauss & Co. is planning to go public, and the public investment arm of the government of Saudi Arabia is mulling snapping up a stake in Legendary Entertainment.

  • November 14, 2018

    Justices Urged To Nix Tenn. Valley Authority’s Injury Immunity

    A sport fisherman seriously injured due to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s alleged negligence urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to revive his suit, saying a lower appeals court applied the wrong sovereign immunity standard to the federally owned power utility.

  • November 14, 2018

    DraftKings Expands With 2 Land-Based Retail Sportsbooks

    DraftKings this week said it will open a pair of retail sportsbooks in New Jersey and Mississippi, continuing its expansion from a daily fantasy sports app company into a full sportsbook as states begin to legalize sports betting.

  • November 14, 2018

    NHL Exec Discusses Hockey’s Big Bet On Sports Gambling

    The National Hockey League is looking to forge more sports betting partnerships following a pair of deals with MGM Resorts and FanDuel, Chief Revenue Officer Keith Wachtel told Law360, as the NHL looks to expand the type of bets placed on hockey games while other leagues remain on the sidelines.

  • November 14, 2018

    Ex-NFL Player Fights Bid To Trim Disability Benefits Suit

    Former NFL player Tyrone Keys is fighting an effort from league benefit plans to trim the majority of an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit he filed after they tried to claw back about $831,000 in disability payments, saying he has properly backed his claims.

  • November 14, 2018

    Fox Affiliate Sued Over Photo Of NFL Player's Fiancée

    Photography agency Polaris Images Corp. has hit Tribune Broadcasting Co. with a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court over a Fox affiliate's use of a photograph of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez's pregnant former fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins.

  • November 14, 2018

    Phillips Nizer Brings In Prominent Sports Atty As Partner

    Phillips Nizer LLP has brought in prominent corporate transactional attorney Edward Schauder as a partner in its New York office, adding sports to the firm’s intellectual property practice.

  • November 13, 2018

    NHL Ends Concussion MDL With $19M Tentative Settlement

    The National Hockey League has agreed to pay nearly $19 million to end multidistrict litigation brought by more than 300 retired players alleging they endured long-term problems from head trauma suffered on the ice, a deal some experts said fell short of expectations after the league put up a stiff defense.

Expert Analysis

  • Rise Of The CMOs

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    Joshua Peck, incoming marketing director of Hill Wallack LLP, traces the evolution of the chief marketing officer position at law firms and shares insights from three legal marketing pioneers.

  • NCAA Corruption And The 'Right To Control' Theory

    Kan Nawaday

    The convictions in U.S. v. Gatto for defrauding NCAA schools have shined a spotlight on the relatively obscure — but powerful — “right to control” theory of federal wire and mail fraud liability, which formed the basis for the New York federal prosecutors' case, say Kan Nawaday and Stephen Salsbury of Venable LLP.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Bryan Cave Innovation Chief Katie DeBord

    Katie DeBord

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Katie DeBord, chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

  • Simple Secrets For Improving Your CLE

    Daniel Karon

    With few cases going to trial, many attorneys keep their oral-presentation skills sharp by teaching continuing legal education programs. To avoid giving a CLE that falls flat and damages your reputation, you must fashion a thoughtful message, control its presentation, and nail the beginning and ending, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.

  • It’s Time For Law Firms To Start Talking About Gen Z

    Eliza Stoker

    Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: Yale's Linda Greenhouse Talks Journalism

    Linda Greenhouse

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.

  • Opinion

    Celebrate Veterans By Improving Their Access To Justice

    Linda Klein

    Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

  • Opinion

    US Government Should Manage US Olympics

    Ronald Katz

    This week's news that the U.S. Olympic Committee is taking over the role of USA Gymnastics was surprising because both organizations have been implicated in the same sexual abuse scandals. There is good reason to replace the USOC with a U.S. government agency, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Opinion

    Time To Reclaim Wellness For All Lawyers

    Leesa Klepper

    The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.

  • Surveying The State Of Workplace Harassment Investigations

    Jason Schwartz

    We recently reviewed for-profit companies that investigated workplace harassment allegations over the past six years and examined how they handled the release of information. Our findings reveal emerging trends and considerations for companies deciding whether to release post-investigation reports, say attorneys with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.