Sports

  • May 23, 2017

    NJ Assembly Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

    The New Jersey Assembly on Monday advanced legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports games while the state continues to wait for a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case over its attempt to allow full-on sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

  • May 23, 2017

    Nike Retail Fights Remand Bid In Calif. Wage Dispute

    Nike Retail Services Inc. urged a California federal judge to reject a worker's bid to remand class allegations that Nike took money from employee paychecks to cover required uniforms, arguing Monday that the worker has not proven that under $5 million is in controversy.

  • May 23, 2017

    NFL, Fans Dismiss All Claims In Super Bowl Ticket Dispute

    The National Football League and fans who bought tickets to Super Bowl XLV agreed on Monday in Texas federal court to dismiss all of the ticket holders’ claims in their suit alleging that they were displaced from their seats or obstructed from viewing the game at AT&T Stadium in 2011.

  • May 22, 2017

    Ex-Adidas Owner Loses Appeal, Must Return €404M Award

    France’s high court has upheld a 2015 ruling that French businessman Bernard Tapie must repay €404 million ($454 million) that he won in arbitration against a state-controlled bank that was later annulled because an arbitrator had concealed links to the then-tycoon.

  • May 22, 2017

    WADA Atty Can Testify In Singh's Deer Antler Spray Case

    A lawsuit by former top-ranked golfer Vijay Singh against PGA Tour Inc. for suspending him for use of deer antler spray hit a snag last week as a New York state judge tossed part of his expert evidence and denied his bid to keep the Bryan Cave LLP attorney who drafted the tour’s anti-doping policy from testifying.

  • May 22, 2017

    US Stopped From Giving Forest Land To Colorado Developers

    A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a public-private land swap that would have let a developer with the U.S. Forest Service’s help build a large, year-round hotel, condo and commercial complex near the remote Wolf Creek Ski Area, ruling the government failed to adequately consider the environmental impact and local opposition.

  • May 22, 2017

    No More Info Needed In Soccer Stadium Fraud Suit, Feds Say

    The U.S. government on Sunday urged a Connecticut federal judge to reject a man’s bid for more detailed information on his alleged scheme to overbill the city of Hartford while pursuing the construction of a professional soccer stadium, saying he had ample time to review the “significant and voluminous” discovery materials.

  • May 22, 2017

    NLRB Tells DC Circ. Fake Gun Incident Didn't Taint Union Vote

    The National Labor Relations Board on Friday urged the D.C. Circuit not to disturb a ruling to uphold a pro-union vote by employees at three of gym chain Equinox’s San Francisco locations, arguing that the chain has embellished a situation in which an employee who later served as a union vote observer was fired for brandishing a realistic-looking plastic handgun.

  • May 22, 2017

    American Dream Closes $1.67 Billion Construction Financing

    Plans for the stalled American Dream mall project at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex have moved forward with the closing of $1.67 billion in private construction financing, its developer announced Friday.

  • May 19, 2017

    38 Studios Grand Jury Docs To Stay Sealed

    A Rhode Island state judge refused Thursday to release grand jury investigation records relating to 38 Studios, the video game company associated with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling that failed after receiving $75 million in bonds from the state.

  • May 19, 2017

    GoPro Harness Maker Says Insurer Must Defend It In IP Row

    360Heros Inc., an independent company that makes mounting harnesses for GoPro cameras, on Thursday sued Mainstreet America Assurance Co. in New York federal court for allegedly failing to pay its defense costs in a patent infringement suit brought by GoPro.  

  • May 19, 2017

    Yahoo Sports Seeks Quick Win In Recurring Payments Suit

    Yahoo Inc. asked a California federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action brought by subscribers to its college football and basketball recruiting-focused site, arguing Friday that the individual who brought the suit is just suffering from buyer’s remorse.

  • May 19, 2017

    Supplement Co. Says Rival Sells Carcinogenic Products

    A dietary supplement maker in a suit filed Thursday in Arizona federal court alleged a rival’s muscle-building supplements actually contain carcinogens and can cause liver damage, even though it markets its products to body-builders as having the benefits of anabolic steroids without their serious side effects.

  • May 19, 2017

    Transgender Ex-Cabela's Worker Can Press ADA Claims

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday declined to toss a lawsuit from a transgender woman claiming her former employer Cabela’s Retail Inc. discriminated against her, allowing her to move forward on two Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

  • May 19, 2017

    Photog Fights To Keep Baseball Fight Photo Suit Alive

    A Dallas sports photographer asked a New York federal judge not to toss his copyright suit over unauthorized copies of a widely distributed image of a fight involving two Major League Baseball players on Thursday, arguing that discovery will prove the court’s jurisdiction over a chain of sports memorabilia shops.

  • May 19, 2017

    7th Circ. Skeptical Of Broker's Claim On Colts Season Tickets

    Counsel for a ticket broker who said the Indianapolis Colts unfairly rescinded his season tickets after he paid to renew them faced skepticism in the Seventh Circuit on Friday, with one circuit judge saying she believed the team had that right.

  • May 19, 2017

    MLB Pushes Up Under Armour Uniforms To 2019

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that the league expects Under Armour uniforms on the field by 2019, a full year earlier than originally planned, made possible by online sports retailer Fanatics acquiring the league’s current uniform supplier Majestic.

  • May 19, 2017

    US Worker Wrongfully Denied Job Interview, BALCA Holds

    The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has affirmed the denial of a certification for a general manager position at a California golf club, finding a U.S.-based applicant was wrongly denied the opportunity to interview.

  • May 19, 2017

    Riddell Helmet Concussion Claims Poised To Move Forward

    After more than five years of the NFL concussion litigation, claims against football helmet maker Riddell may finally be moving forward after an order Thursday by the Pennsylvania federal court judge who has been overseeing the litigation.

  • May 19, 2017

    Brand Battles: Virgin Burns Cooking Channel's 'Extra Virgin'

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Virgin Group gets heated over Cooking Channel's "Extra Virgin" television show, Adidas starts more fights over the three-stripe mark and Twentieth Century Fox hounds a "Foxmark" mark.

Expert Analysis

  • IP Considerations For The Esports Industry

    Eric Ball

    With recent developments in the gaming world, game developers, professional gamers and other players in the virtual reality and esports space should be mindful of how to protect their own intellectual property rights while not infringing on the rights of others, say Eric Ball and Kunyu Ching of Fenwick & West LLP.

  • How Client Feedback Programs Benefit Law Firms And Clients

    Elizabeth Duffy

    Despite an increase in engagement with client feedback programs over the last 15 years, law firms — and their clients — have a way to go before realizing the maximum benefits such programs can deliver, says Elizabeth Duffy of Acritas US Inc.

  • A Better UDRP Standard For Personal Names: Part 2

    Roberta Horton

    The current standard embraced by virtually all Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy cases — that the claimant must show commercial use of her personal name to succeed — is simply too stringent. It should be expanded to protect prominent persons who do not market products or services in their own names, say Roberta Horton and Michael Kientzle of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

  • Monetizing The Athlete Brand

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    In this short video, Arash Khalili of Loeb & Loeb LLP discusses the shift happening in athlete endorsement deals today, new strategies for monetizing the athlete brand through equity-based endorsements, and the advantages of these deals for both the athlete and the company.

  • A Better UDRP Standard For Personal Names: Part 1

    Roberta Horton

    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy frequently provides a welcome remedy for trademark owners who fall victim to cybersquatters. But when a well-known individual's name is targeted, the UDRP generally affords protection only to those who can show that they have reaped commercial success through use of their names, say Roberta Horton and Michael Kientzle of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

  • Solving The Legal Industry's Data Protection Breakdown

    Jeff Ton

    Most law firms today aren't using common security and data protection measures that other industries employ to protect sensitive data. Options like continuous data replication and backups have various pros and cons, but most importantly, law practices must understand the need for a two-tiered approach to data protection, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • 5 Things To Know About Justice Gorsuch’s First 30 Days

    Charles Webber

    Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the U.S. Supreme Court a little more than 30 days ago, on April 7, 2017. And while it is too early for him to have written any opinions, Gorsuch participated in the final 13 oral arguments of the 2016 term. Charles Webber of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP offers five takeaways from his first month on the job.

  • The Trick To Trademarking Micro-Moments In Sports

    Ryan Hilbert

    One of the most interesting recent developments in the sports apparel industry is the commercialization of unexpected, instantly memorable happenings during a game. But the same characteristics that make these micro-moments so appealing also create the possibility for tremendous risk in the world of trademarks, says Ryan Hilbert of Holley & Menker PA.

  • 5 Mistakes That End Law Firms

    Randy Evans

    Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.

  • The Case For A Lawyer As Chief Operating Officer

    Nate Bennett

    It is wise to consider looking for a potential chief operating officer in what some might consider an unconventional place — the ranks of the legal profession. A risk-conscious attorney may serve as a good counterweight to a more enterprising CEO, say Dr. Nathan Bennett of Georgia State University and Matt Bedwell of The Miles Group LLC.