Sports & Betting

  • September 30, 2022

    The 5 Biggest Cases This Supreme Court Term

    The reversal of constitutional abortion protections last term has court watchers wondering: Is affirmative action next? But the lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina are far from the only blockbusters on the docket in what is likely to be another landslide term for conservatives. Here, Law360 breaks down five cases to watch. 

  • September 30, 2022

    WWE, Take-Two Must Pay $4K In First-Ever Tattoo IP Trial

    World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. must pay a tattoo artist nearly $4,000 after an Illinois federal jury Friday determined in a first-of-its-kind trial that the depiction of her tattoos on professional wrestler Randy Orton in a video game was not fair use of her copyrights.

  • September 30, 2022

    Phillies Owner's Sister Loses Malpractice Suit Against Firm

    A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday freed Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and tax and estates partner Bruce A. Rosenfield of malpractice claims brought by the sister of the Philadelphia Phillies' owner.

  • September 30, 2022

    Under Armour Investors Win Cert. In Consumer Demand Suit

    A Maryland federal judge on Thursday certified a class of shareholders claiming that Under Armour Inc. misled investors as to consumer demand for its products, rejecting the sports apparel company's argument that the proposed class representatives weren't right for the dispute.

  • September 30, 2022

    Native Group Wants Hotel's Counterclaims Nixed In Bias Case

    A Native American advocacy group suing a South Dakota hotel-casino, alleging racial discrimination, urged a federal judge to toss the hotel's counterclaims, saying the establishment and its manager are not the victims in the case. 

  • September 30, 2022

    ESPN Latest Co. On Hook For Sharing User Data With Meta

    ESPN Inc. has joined the ranks of those being sued for allegedly sharing, without consent, their subscriber information with Facebook parent Meta in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act, according to a complaint filed in a Pennsylvania federal court.

  • September 30, 2022

    Jack Nicklaus Breached $145M Licensing Deal, NY Judge Told

    Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus has ignored the terms of a $145 million branding agreement by striking out on his own to design golf courses, make endorsements and negotiate with the Saudi-funded LIV Golf tour, executives for Nicklaus' licensor testified in New York state court Friday.

  • September 30, 2022

    Texas High Court To Hear Ex-Dallas Cowboy's Benefits Case

    The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a decision axing a jury verdict in favor of a former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman who claimed an insurance company wrongly denied him workers' compensation benefits after he was injured during training camp.

  • September 30, 2022

    Xerox Cleared In Printer Patent Case In NY

    A New York federal judge handed Xerox Corp. a win in a suit claiming the company infringed a series of printer technology patents owned by a youth sports company after finding some of the patents weren't valid to start with.

  • September 30, 2022

    Law360's The Term: A New Normal For The Supreme Court?

    As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for the 2022-2023 term with a slate of new blockbuster cases, the fallout from last term's Dobbs decision and its leaked draft is still reverberating. And while pandemic-era restrictions at the court are loosening, the hosts discuss with veteran court reporter Amy Howe what kind of "new normal" to expect at the high court.

  • September 30, 2022

    No Signs Of Supreme Court's Conservatives Slowing Down

    The U.S. Supreme Court's last term was considered by many to be the most consequential in a generation as the court's conservative justices delivered key victories on abortion and guns. But one quick glance at the new term's docket suggests this new supermajority has only just begun shifting the law to the right.

  • September 30, 2022

    How Well Do You Know Supreme Court History?

    As the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its October 2022 term, it's the perfect time to dive into the court's history. Law360 will try to stump you with this 10-question quiz about the court. 

  • September 30, 2022

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

    The past week in London has seen German software company Topalsson face a breach of contract claim from law firm CMS, Pfizer and BioNTech look for the cure to their patent woes in a claim against Moderna, and Alaska Airlines ready for departure in a commercial contracts claim against Virgin Aviation. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • September 30, 2022

    Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Takes Bench, Makes History

    Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson received her official commission Friday in a ceremony attended by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, becoming the first Black female justice to take the nation's top bench in its 230-year history.

  • September 29, 2022

    Rosette Wins Fight Over Quechan Tribe Representation

    A California federal judge, in an acrimonious suit pitting two law firms against each other over representation of the Quechan Tribe, has favored Rosette LLP and denied several motions lodged by Williams & Cochrane LLP in its long-running case against Rosette and the tribe.

  • September 29, 2022

    Monster Wins $293M Verdict Against VPX In False Ad Trial

    A California federal jury awarded Monster Energy Co. nearly $293 million and teed up possible enhanced and punitive damages Thursday after finding Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its CEO falsely advertised the "super creatine" ingredient of Bang energy drink, handing Monster a potentially record-breaking verdict following the monthlong trial.

  • September 29, 2022

    Lululemon Dodges Peloton Suit As Part Of Patent Fight

    A New York federal judge has thrown out Peloton's lawsuit that sought a court order saying it didn't rip off Lululemon's design patents for leggings and sports bras, finding that the exercise equipment company's lawsuit was a wrongly filed "anticipatory" case.

  • September 29, 2022

    Skechers Accuses Foreign Cos. Of Selling Counterfeit Shoes

    Skechers launched trademark infringement claims in Illinois federal court Thursday accusing a group of foreign businesses of selling counterfeit walking shoes and other products to unwitting customers through interactive websites that unlawfully trade on the brand's familiarity and reputation.

  • September 29, 2022

    Sens. Seek To Bar Tax Deductions For Athletes' NIL Pay

    Two U.S. senators are pushing a legislative proposal to deny charitable contribution tax deductions for donations used to compensate secondary or college athletes for use of their names, images and likenesses.

  • September 29, 2022

    Ex-Bulls Player, Feds Seek No Prison For Health Care Fraud

    Former NBA player Eddie Robinson, the first defendant to plead guilty in a scheme to defraud the NBA's health care plan, appears likely to avoid prison time, according to sentencing recommendations from both sides submitted to a Manhattan federal court judge.

  • September 29, 2022

    Barstool Sports Infringed Harambe Photo Copyright, Suit Says

    The Barstool Sports digital media company was hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit in California federal court Wednesday for publishing photos of the late gorilla Harambe, who became a popular meme after a child fell into his enclosure.

  • September 29, 2022

    PGA Tour Says LIV Lured Golfers With False Antitrust Claims

    The PGA Tour lashed out on Wednesday at an antitrust lawsuit from its Saudi-funded upstart rival LIV Golf Inc., arguing in a counterclaim that the monopoly allegations are knowingly trumped-up excuses to entice golfers to breach their contractual obligations to the PGA Tour.

  • September 29, 2022

    Ex-Salvadoran Soccer Head Gets 16 Months In FIFA Case

    A Brooklyn federal judge sentenced a former top soccer official from El Salvador to 16 months in prison Thursday for facilitating bribes between a sports marketer and the Central American country's Federacion Salvadorena de Futbol in the FIFA corruption case.

  • September 29, 2022

    MVP: Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler

    Winston & Strawn LLP's co-Executive Chairman Jeffrey Kessler has had a storied career as a sports attorney with several major accomplishments under his belt, such as August's landmark settlement in the equal pay dispute between the U.S. Women's National Team and the U.S. Soccer Federation. Due to this success and many others, Kessler has been picked as one of Law360 Sports & Betting MVPs.

  • September 28, 2022

    LSU Golf Club Insurers Putt Ida Suit To Federal Court

    Insurers for a golf club associated with Louisiana State University removed a case against them seeking Hurricane Ida damages to Louisiana federal court, according to papers filed Wednesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Why Minor League Labor Negotiations Will Be Complicated

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    Despite the Major League Baseball voluntarily recognizing the recently announced Minor League Baseball union and avoiding a potentially contentious process, the forthcoming labor negotiations will be complex for multiple reasons — from minor leaguer demographics to the specter of antitrust scrutiny, says Christopher Deubert at Constangy Brooks.

  • Series

    Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Practicality Over Perfection

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    When I argued for the petitioner in Wooden v. U.S. last year, I discovered that preparation is key, but so is the right kind of preparation — in giving decisive answers to the U.S. Supreme Court justices' hypothetical questions I was not aiming for perfection, just the best response available, says Allon Kedem at Arnold & Porter.

  • What New Bar Exam Means For Law Students And Schools

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    Stephanie Acosta at UWorld discusses how law students and law schools can start preparing now for the new bar exam launching in 2026, which is expected to emphasize real-world lawyering skills-based tasks over rote memorization.

  • Apple's New Messaging Features Will Complicate E-Discovery

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    Apple's newest mobile operating system allows users to edit and recall messages and recover deleted messages, which could significantly increase the time, burden and expense of processing and analyzing cellphones if messages or their associated metadata become an area of scrutiny in a case, says Jarrett Coco at Nelson Mullins.

  • Law Firm Inclusion Efforts Often Overlook Business Staff

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    Law firms committed to a culture of universal inclusion can take steps to foster a sense of belonging in their business services teams, says Jennifer Johnson at Calibrate Consulting.

  • San Diego Arena Provides Case Study Of Surplus Land Act

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    A San Diego municipal sports arena property, which recently obtained approval from the California Department of Housing and Community Development, provides a valuable lesson regarding compliance with Surplus Land Act requirements, and the delays that can otherwise ensue, says Elinor Eizdi at Nossaman.

  • An Associate's Guide To Rebounding After A Layoff

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    Law firm associates laid off due to economic conditions can recuperate and move forward by practicing self-care, identifying key skills to leverage during the job search, engaging in self-reflection and more, say Kate Sheikh at Major Lindsey and wellness consultant Jarrett Green.

  • AML Regulation Of Lawyers Is Imminent And Controversial

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    The U.S. House of Representatives' recently passed National Defense Authorization Act subjects lawyers engaged in certain financial-related activities to anti-money laundering regulation under the Bank Secrecy Act, which could pit lawyers against clients in ways harmful to the rule of law and administration of justice, says Jeremy Glicksman at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

  • Key Adaptations For Law Firms Amid Quiet Quitting Movement

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    While quiet quitting may not be sustainable at law firms with billable hour requirements, there are specific steps law firms should take to maintain engagement and otherwise respond to the trend's underlying message that associates won't spend all their waking hours at work if they don't feel it's worthwhile, says Meredith Kahan at Whiteford Taylor.

  • Opinion

    Section 230 Shouldn't Protect Big Tech On Casino Apps

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    In its recent decision to trim claims in the multidistrict litigation alleging Apple, Google and Meta illegally distribute gambling apps, a California federal court should have held that Section 230 immunity does not apply at all because the companies' conduct goes far beyond just providing a platform to promote and sell apps, says Raphael Janove at Pollock Cohen.

  • Creating A Hybrid Work Policy? Be Intentional And Inclusive

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    The pandemic has changed expectations for the future of work forever, and as more employees demand hybrid working options, law firms must develop policies and models that are intentional, inclusive and iterative to lead the industry into the future, says Manar Morales at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.

  • NIL Profit Considerations For Historically Black Colleges

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    LaKeisha Marsh and Montoya Ho-Sang at Akerman examine the role of historically Black colleges and universities in sports, solutions to underfunding issues, and considerations higher education attorneys should address with their clients when operating in the name, image and likeness space.

  • A Law Firm's Guide To Humane Layoffs As Recession Looms

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    Amid warnings of a global recession, law firms should prepare for the possibility of associate layoffs, aiming for an empathetic approach and avoiding common mistakes that make the emotional impact on departing attorneys worse, say Jarrett Green, a wellness consultant, and Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • Legal Considerations As The Metaverse Goes Mainstream

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    Shifts in technology, digital commerce and culture are all reaching a critical mass where market adoption of a metaverse seems possible — and there are many legal issues for companies to consider in these environments, from intellectual property protection to privacy and content regulation, say Ashlin Perumall and Francis Donnat at Baker McKenzie.

  • Learning From Trump And Bannon Discovery Strategies

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    Court-imposed sanctions on both former President Donald Trump and his former aide Steve Bannon for failing to comply with subpoenas illustrate that efforts to bar the door to valid discovery can quickly escalate, so litigants faced with challenging discovery disputes should adopt a pragmatic approach, say Mathea Bulander and Monica McCarroll at Redgrave.

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