• March 16, 2018

    Sports Therapist Sues USOC, Exec For Sex Abuse Cover-Up

    A sports psychologist sued the U.S. Olympic Committee and a member of its board in Massachusetts federal court Friday on allegations they covered up the sexual abuse of athletes and then thwarted his efforts to address the problem, with the official defaming him in the process.

  • March 16, 2018

    MLS, Columbia Sportswear Sign Deal For Branded Apparel

    Oregon-based Columbia sportswear and Major League Soccer have entered into a partnership for co-branded apparel for all 23 of the league’s teams, the league and the sportswear company said Friday in a joint statement.

  • March 16, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Toys R Us, Meredith Corp., SIG Combibloc

    Toys R Us has its eyes on a deal for its Asian unit, media giant Meredith Corp. tapped advisers to help it explore a deal to sell its Time, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated magazines, and SIG Combibloc is planning to list on Zurich’s stock exchange in autumn.

  • March 16, 2018

    $57M Pistons Arena Tax Melee Battled Out Before 6th Circ.

    Michigan residents hoping to block $56.5 million in tax dollars from funding the NBA’s Detroit Pistons’ relocation to a new arena said they were deprived of their constitutional rights by not being allowed to vote on how educational funds were redirected, the Sixth Circuit was told Thursday.

  • March 16, 2018

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The last week has seen the Force India Formula One team sue Santander, the Fiat Group launch an action against its longtime pension scheme administrator and Squire Patton Boggs, and a Scipion fund take on a commodities warehouser. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.

  • March 16, 2018

    Brand Battles: Hulu Picks Fight With Tech Startup 'Humu'

    In Law360’s latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Hulu takes exception to the name of a tech startup founded by a former Google exec, a pet store named "Frodo" faces a "Lord of the Rings" battle, and Kobe Bryant springs into action to defend his "Black Mamba" nickname.

  • March 16, 2018

    Maryland House Passes Bill To Put Sports Betting On Ballot

    An overwhelming majority of members of the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation that could let voters weigh in on whether the state should legalize sports betting at its racetracks and casinos.

  • March 16, 2018

    A Chat With Littler Info Chief Durgesh Sharma

    In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts at Major Lindsey & Africa interview management from top law firms about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Durgesh Sharma, chief information officer at Littler Mendelson PC.

  • March 15, 2018

    4 Slam-Dunk Tips For Employers To Swish March Madness

    With the NCAA basketball tournament tipping off this week, millions of workers will be tracking their office pool brackets and sneaking peeks at games during work hours. But lawyers say businesses should generally avoid calling flagrant fouls on employees and instead treat March Madness as an easy layup for fostering companywide camaraderie.

  • March 15, 2018

    Ex-Minn. Hockey Coach Gets $3.7M Verdict In Bias Case

    A federal jury awarded former University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller $3.7 million in her case accusing the school of discrimination and of retaliating against her for complaining about disparate treatment, according to a verdict on Thursday.

  • March 15, 2018

    Poker Player's Ticket Ploy Shafted Investors $6M, DOJ Says

    A professional poker player allegedly fleeced investors out of $6.2 million in a scheme to resell tickets to major sporting events and used the funds for gambling at Las Vegas casinos, federal prosecutors in California announced Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on two counts of wire fraud.

  • March 15, 2018

    Yacht Sharing Club Exec Cops To Investment Fraud Scheme

    The head of a company that intended to launch a membership-based yacht sharing club pled guilty to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge in Connecticut federal court Thursday, admitting he lied to investors about how their money would be used to fund the now-sunk operation.

  • March 15, 2018

    Arlington, Texas, To Create US' Largest Esports Arena

    Arlington, Texas, which is already home to stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, could boast the largest esports stadium in the U.S., according to new plans unveiled by the city Wednesday in an attempt to capture part of the burgeoning esports market.

  • March 15, 2018

    Car Rental Tax Constitutional, Ariz. Appeals Court Says

    A car rental tax that helped fund the construction of top-tier sports stadiums in Arizona has been ruled legal under both the Arizona and U.S. constitutions by the Arizona Court of Appeals, generally overturning an Arizona Tax Court ruling.

  • March 15, 2018

    Sport Court Upholds Weightlifter's 4-Year Doping Suspension

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday upheld a four-year suspension levied against a Polish weightlifter last year after he failed a doping test during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • March 15, 2018

    Now's The Time To Get Ready For Sports Betting, Attys Say

    An imminent U.S. Supreme Court decision could open the door to sports betting in many states, but companies looking to jump into the space should start preparing and start looking for partnerships with existing casinos now, attorneys say.

  • March 14, 2018

    Release Bars $3.2M Bike Race Accident Verdict, Philly Says

    The city of Philadelphia told a state judge on Tuesday that a release signed by a rider in a charity bike race should cancel out a nearly $3.2 million verdict he was awarded earlier this month over injuries he suffered after hitting a sinkhole and being thrown to the street.

  • March 14, 2018

    Mass. AG Must Face Gun Groups In Court, Judge Rules

    Firearm retailers and activists in Massachusetts got a federal judge’s blessing on Wednesday to sue Attorney General Maura Healey for allegedly confusing them about what rifles fall under a state ban on assault weapons, a misunderstanding with potentially criminal consequences.

  • March 14, 2018

    Rams Fans Win Cert., Lose Quick Win Bid In LA Move Fight

    A Missouri federal judge on Tuesday certified two classes of former Rams season ticket holders and denied a bid to hold the team liable for terminated third-party agreements in the suit over its move from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

  • March 14, 2018

    Mark Madness: How The Top NCAA Teams Protect Their TMs

    Like the NCAA itself, the universities that compete in the yearly March Madness basketball tournament are strict enforcers of their trademark rights. To celebrate Thursday's tip-off, here's a roundup of how the 2018 tourney's top-ranked teams protected their brands over the past year.

Expert Analysis

  • Changes To Rule 23 Are Coming, Are You Prepared?

    Niki Mendoza

    Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23, which governs class actions, are set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval. The amendments would significantly alter class action litigation procedure from notice to settlement, says Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.

  • Don't Run Afoul Of NCAA Trademarks During March Madness

    Chas Rampenthal

    It’s tempting for your marketing campaign to get caught up in the frenzy that is the March collegiate basketball playoffs, but that isn’t a license to disregard the dangers of trademark infringement, says Chas Rampenthal, general counsel at Inc.

  • Lawyering A La Carte: Unbundled Dispute Resolution Services

    David Wallace

    There's no reason for limiting unbundled legal services to family law or even pro se litigants. Wider adoption, especially by litigators, presents an opportunity to correct law's distribution and pricing problem, to make justice practically available to all, and to dethrone litigation as the "sport of kings," says New York-based trial lawyer David Wallace.

  • You’re Perfect, Now Change: Perfectionism Hurts Lawyers

    Peter Norman

    Like medical professionals, lawyers often resist policies to reduce errors due to the culture of perfectionism that permeates the industry. Autonomy is key to the legal professional's prestige and the outward demonstration of competence is key to maintaining autonomy, says Peter Norman of Winnieware LLC.

  • Opinion

    Grassley, Feinstein Debate Judicial Vetting, Obstruction

    Sen. Chuck Grassley

    It is undisputed that in his first year in office President Trump was able to confirm a significant number of judges to the federal bench. How it happened — and whether it's a good thing — are debated here by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

  • Opinion

    4 Reforms Needed To Prevent More Inexplicable IOC Decisions

    Ronald Katz

    The current International Olympic Committee governance structure does not inspire confidence that future decisions will be any better than the drama and unfairness associated with the Russian doping saga, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • 10 Tips For Working With IT To Preserve Data

    John Tredennick

    Increasingly, when courts impose a “legal hold” they require legal supervision of the preservation process, meaning lawyers must rely heavily on information technology professionals to execute the mechanics. John Tredennick of Catalyst Repository Systems and Alon Israely of TotalDiscovery offer insights on how legal and IT can work together to make the process more efficient and fulfill the company’s legal obligations.

  • A Practitioner’s Guide To Zarda V. Altitude Express

    John Richards

    It goes without saying that the Second Circuit’s recent ruling that Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Zarda v. Altitude Express is imbued with significant cultural, political and constitutional implications. But it also begs the question: How should practitioners view the decision from a practical legal standpoint? ask John Richards and Brett Janich of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

  • Make An Informed Choice About Arbitration


    In an age of data-driven decision-making, too many companies are making important choices about dispute resolution based on anecdotes and isolated experiences. I’d like to explain why a number of objections to arbitration are ill-founded, says Foley Hoag LLP partner John Shope.

  • Protecting Privilege In Litigation Financing Negotiations

    Eric Robinson

    Multiple courts have held that discoverable material from negotiations with a litigation funder, when executed properly, can be attorney work product and immune from disclosure in the later litigation. The recent Acceleration Bay decision is indicative of what happens when difficult facts conflict with best practices, says Eric Robinson of Stevens & Lee PC.