Sports & Betting

  • January 06, 2021

    Judge OKs $8M Deal In Jay Peak EB-5 Fraud Case

    A Florida federal judge who presided over the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's action against Miami businessman Ariel Quiros over his failed Jay Peak EB-5 immigrant investor project gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to an $8 million settlement of an investor action concerning the same project.

  • January 06, 2021

    Philly Soccer Team, Stadium Owners Seek Virus Coverage

    The owners of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team have sued a Chubb unit, alleging the insurer refused to honor its $192 million policy to cover COVID-19-related losses after their athletes caught the virus that physically infested its properties.

  • January 06, 2021

    US Trustee Rips Calif. Gym's 'Excessive' Ch. 11 Break-Up Fee

    The federal bankruptcy watchdog took issue Tuesday with $1.5 million in proposed bid protections offered up by California-based fitness company In-Shape in connection with its potential $45.3 million sale to an affiliate of post-petition lenders, saying the steep break-up fee may discourage competing bids.

  • January 05, 2021

    LA Fitness Seeks To Block NBC Universal Unit's Rent Demand

    Gym operator LA Fitness said its Universal City landlord, a unit of NBCUniversal, is trying to squeeze it for full rent, even though the fitness center has been closed for nearly nine months because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit lodged Monday in Los Angeles court.

  • January 05, 2021

    USOC Asks Calif. Justices To Narrow Sex Abuse Liability Test

    The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Taekwondo urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to narrow the test courts use to determine whether governing organizations are liable for protecting minors from sexual abuse by credentialed officials like former coach Marc Scott Gitelman, who was convicted of raping three young athletes.

  • January 05, 2021

    11th Circ. Won't Rethink Revival Of NFL Disability Suit

    The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday declined to rehear its decision finding that the board for the National Football League's retirement and disability plan abused its discretion in denying permanent disability benefits for an ex-lineman.

  • January 05, 2021

    Chicago Cubs Resolve World Series Collectibles Dispute

    A Michigan man and the Chicago Cubs baseball team told an Illinois federal judge Monday that they've ended their legal dispute over a 2016 World Series collectible that allegedly copied a design the man had created in 1984.

  • January 05, 2021

    MLB Network Fired Worker Who Wanted Sick Leave, Suit Says

    A makeup artist slapped the Major League Baseball Network with a retaliation suit Tuesday, claiming the company wrongly told her New Jersey sick leave law didn't cover her and fired her when she pushed for time off.

  • January 05, 2021

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    Despite difficulties surrounding the coronavirus vaccine rollout in some areas, including a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of intentionally spoiling 500 doses, the new year ushered in the first round of inoculations for Illinois veterans in long-term care facilities as well as plans to administer the vaccine to first responders in Massachusetts. 

  • January 05, 2021

    Ebony Asks For More Time To Close Sale, File Ch. 11 Plan

    The publisher of Ebony magazine has asked a Texas bankruptcy judge to give it more time to file its Chapter 11 plan, saying it is still working on finalizing the $14 million sale of its assets to a company owned by a former NBA player.

  • January 05, 2021

    Game Developer Gets OK For Vote On New $1.2B Buy-Up Bid

    A judge gave a U.K.-based video game developer the green light on Tuesday to call a shareholders' meeting to vote on a $1.2 billion acquisition offer by gaming giant Electronic Arts.

  • January 04, 2021

    CrossFit Rival, Insurer Reach Deal Over False Ad Coverage

    National Casualty Co. and fitness company National Strength and Conditioning Association have reached an agreement over coverage of a suit against NSCA by its rival, CrossFit, accusing it of publishing a falsified study portraying CrossFit's program as unsafe.

  • January 04, 2021

    'Baseball Rule' Spikes Minor League Foul Ball Injury Suit

    The minor league baseball team featured in the Kevin Costner film "Bull Durham" has escaped a suit lodged by a fan hit by a foul ball during a 2015 game after a North Carolina appeals court ruled that the common law "baseball rule" bars the suit.

  • January 04, 2021

    Ex-Dolphins Accountant Throws Flag On Benefits Denial

    A former Miami Dolphins executive has slapped the team and the NFL with a lawsuit in Florida federal court, saying they violated federal benefits law by knowingly misclassifying him as a contractor to avoid having to shell out benefits.

  • January 04, 2021

    Jones Day, DLA Piper Lead Bally's $120M Pa. Casino Project

    Casino chain Bally's said Monday it has partnered with a private equity investor to shell out roughly $120 million to open a new gambling venue in Pennsylvania, with guidance from Jones Day and DLA Piper.

  • January 04, 2021

    UK Betting Giant Says $11.1B MGM Takeover Bid Is Too Low

    Entain PLC, the owner of U.K. betting giant Ladbrokes, on Monday slammed a roughly £8.1 billion ($11.1 billion) takeover offer lobbed by MGM Resorts International for being too low and requested more details on the proposed tie-up from its prospective suitor.

  • January 04, 2021

    A&O Shifts Blame To PwC, Stadium Owners In £12M Lawsuit

    Allen & Overy LLP has argued that it is not responsible for commercial decisions made by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the owners of London's former Olympic stadium that led to a £12 million ($16.4 million) lawsuit against the law firm over a loss-making lease deal. 

  • January 01, 2021

    Trademark Cases To Watch In 2021

    From a potential U.S. Supreme Court case over a parody dog toy to an appellate battle over a Nike slogan, 2021 is shaping up to be a busy year in the world of trademark law. Here are the four cases you need to watch in the year ahead, plus a couple more to keep tabs on.

  • January 01, 2021

    Personal Injury And Med Mal Cases To Watch In 2021

    The batches of lawsuits lodged against cruise ship companies and nursing homes related to coronavirus injuries and deaths, and a Florida high court case over medical expert pay disclosure, are among the cases personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys will be following in 2021.

  • January 01, 2021

    Massachusetts Cases To Watch In 2021

    An unprecedented year brought new types of litigation to the Massachusetts legal landscape while also delaying in-person jury trials and other cases that had been tracking toward a resolution in 2020, setting up a jam-packed Bay State court calendar in 2021.

  • January 01, 2021

    Sports & Betting Legislation To Watch In 2021

    With COVID-19 cases surging in the U.S., state lawmakers are debating whether and to what extent fans will be allowed to attend live sporting events in 2021, while the pandemic seems to only be fueling the piecemeal legalization of sports betting as states look to add much-needed tax revenue.

  • January 01, 2021

    Sports & Betting Cases To Watch In 2021

    Sports leagues and teams are looking to collect billions of dollars lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic as college athletes seek to chip away at the NCAA's amateurism rules in just some of the high-stakes legal battles set to play out in 2021.

  • January 01, 2021

    Texas Cases To Watch In 2021

    Texas courts will see several lawsuits with blockbuster potential in 2021, including a whistleblower claim against the state's attorney general, a case that could end mandatory bar dues and a group of suits that will clarify the scope of immunity for firearm sellers. Here, Law360 looks at some of the cases practitioners should keep an eye on in the coming year.

  • December 23, 2020

    Judge's 'Inappropriate' Nassar Comments Don't Nix Sentence

    A split Michigan state appellate court turned down a resentencing bid from convicted sexual abuser and former sports doctor Larry Nassar, finding Tuesday that while the lower court judge made "wholly inappropriate" comments in sentencing him to up to 175 years in prison, she did not show bias.

  • December 23, 2020

    Ex-XFL Commish Wants $24M Ready For Likely Firing Suit Win

    The former commissioner of the XFL is asking a Connecticut federal judge to order league founder and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO Vincent K. McMahon to immediately set aside $23.8 million to pay the likely award for his suit over his termination.

Expert Analysis

  • Perspectives

    Book Review: Did The High Court Cause Mass Incarceration?

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    William Pizzi's argument in "The Supreme Court's Role in Mass Incarceration" that the U.S. Supreme Court is responsible for the high rate of incarceration is compelling, but his criticism overlooks the positive dimensions of the criminal procedure decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren, says U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

  • Persuasion Skills Attys Can Learn From Political Speeches

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    The tools of powerful political speeches — those with soaring rhetoric that convinces and moves listeners — can be equally applicable to oral advocacy, case strategy and brief writing, say Lauren Papenhausen and Julian Canzoneri at White & Case and former presidential speech writer Dave Cavell.

  • Opinion

    Reflections On My 1st Judicial Election Amid Racial Tensions

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    Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham looks back at the racial barriers facing his first judicial campaign in 1984, and explains how those experiences shaped his decades on the bench, why judges should refrain from taking political stances, and why he was an early supporter of therapeutic courts that deal with systemic problems.

  • Weighing Litigation Vs. Arbitration Amid Court Disruptions

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    Parties must determine whether arbitration is better than litigation for their disputes amid pandemic-induced court delays by answering five key questions and understanding the importance of a clearly tailored arbitration clause, say attorneys at Goodwin.

  • How Attys Can Guard Against Rising Settle-And-Sue Claims

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    Certain precautions can help lawyers avoid post-settlement malpractice claims and create a solid evidentiary defense, as settle-and-sue lawsuits rise amid pandemic-induced dispute settlements, say Bethany Kristovich and Jeremy Beecher at Munger Tolles.

  • Law Firm Tips For Attracting, Retaining Attys During Pandemic

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    Steps law firms can take to attract and keep the best lawyers amid the pandemic include diversifying expertise to meet anticipated legal demands, prioritizing firm culture, and preparing for prospective partners' pointed questions, says Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey.

  • Perspectives

    Finding A Path Forward To Regulate The Legal Industry

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    Gerald Knapton at Ropers Majeski analyzes U.S. and U.K. experiments to explore alternative business structures and independent oversight for law firms, which could lead to innovative approaches to increasing access to legal services.

  • Series

    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Dad's Pandemic Life

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    Christopher Jennison shares a view of his life working from home as a Federal Aviation Administration attorney preparing to first-chair a trial while splitting child care responsibilities with his lawyer wife.

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    Lawyering While Parenting: A Day In A Mom's Pandemic Life

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    Josephine Bahn shares a view of her life working from home as an attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation while splitting child care responsibilities with her lawyer husband.

  • 5 Cost-Cutting Strategies For Corporate Legal Departments

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    To achieve long-term reduction in their legal expenses, companies must look beyond law firm hourly rates and better distribute their legal work among high-cost premier firms, low-cost practitioners and alternative legal service providers, and their own in-house teams, says Nathan Wenzel at SimpleLegal.

  • Guest Feature

    Preparing The Next Generation Of Female Trial Lawyers

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    To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.

  • Guest Feature

    Mentorship Is Key To Fixing Drop-Off Of Women In Law

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    It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.

  • Kentucky Tax Talk: What Appeals Board Reinstatement Means

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    While local customs and precedent set by the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals prior to 2016 will likely be back upon the board's pending reinstatement, taxpayers and practitioners should be aware of several important practice and structural changes, say attorneys at Frost Brown.

  • Guest Feature

    5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Atty Exodus During Pandemic

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    The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.

  • How The State And Local Regulatory Landscape Is Expanding

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    States and localities are employing creative methods to emerge as key players in regulatory enforcement traditionally dominated by the federal government, including False Claims Act investigations, unfair and deceptive acts and practices claims, and pharmaceutical sector regulation, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

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