Nike Inc. shot back Wednesday at NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard's federal lawsuit seeking to deny the shoe company the copyright to a "Claw" logo that Leonard says he designed based on his notably large hands, alleging the star player is trying to "re-write history" and "defraud" the U.S. Copyright Office.
A New Jersey appellate panel on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and its then-attorney of fraudulently concealing information, which a woman claims gutted her underlying personal injury suit, with the judges saying the agency had no duty to provide that information.
A lawsuit launched by a pair of sports photographers against nearly two dozen companies and individuals accused of illegally reprinting and selling their photos has come to an end after a New York federal judge on Thursday dismissed claims against the last remaining defendant for lack of jurisdiction.
A New Jersey horse racetrack operator is trying to recoup from professional sports leagues some $150 million in revenue it claims to have lost while leading the successful fight to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, a case that experts say could become a model for applying damages on the basis of a change in the law.
A putative class of investors urged an Illinois federal court not to toss their suit against Camping World Holdings Inc., saying "operational challenges" and a failure to predict the future by its leadership still meant it misled investors.
Former clerks and attorneys remember Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday night at the age of 99, for his trenchant mind and his unending civility. Does his passing mark an end to an era of collegiality on the bench?
The late Justice John Paul Stevens left a lasting impact on sports law over his 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, penning the majority decision in four cases that have fundamentally shaped how the sports industry is regulated today. Here, Law360 looks back on how those cases have affected sports leagues and the athletes that play in them.
Justice John Paul Stevens' landmark decision in Chevron USA Inc. v. NRDC shaped the course of administrative law, and his legacy, for decades. But a recent wave of criticism shared by members of the current court threatens to erase a doctrine that has long bolstered federal regulators' sway over corporate America.
A day after retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died at the age of 99, his colleagues paid tribute to the third-longest-serving member of the high court, cherishing his devotion to public service, his kindness and his unwavering commitment to justice.
Justice John Paul Stevens had a legendary reputation as one of the most humble and caring members of the court. His clerks related some tales that show why.
The University of Pittsburgh is taking its former sports marketing company to federal court, alleging that IMG College LLC has withheld more than $3.6 million in payments since the school decided earlier this year not to renew its licensing agreement with the company.
Justice John Paul Stevens was known for being collegial and kind, but he also wasn’t one to mince words. Listen to a few of the justice’s most memorable words from the bench, in majority opinions, sharply worded dissents and at oral argument.
In this data deep-dive, Law360 examines retired Justice John Paul Stevens’ long tenure, his relatively breezy confirmation, his transformation from a run-of-the-mill Republican appointee to runaway liberal, and the legacy that lives on in his clerks.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday declined to sentence former NBA star Chuck Connors Person to prison for accepting bribes while coaching at Auburn University, lauding his long track record of charitable works and rejecting prosecutors' claim that he was motivated by "insatiable greed."
A California federal court should ignore the U.S. government's contention that the city of Oakland should not be allowed to base its antitrust claims contesting the Oakland Raiders' pending relocation to Las Vegas on lost tax revenue, the city said.
The official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of firearm distributor United Sporting Cos. asked a Delaware judge late Tuesday to enforce an earlier order permitting the committee to run a going concern sale process and limiting the debtor’s liquidation of inventory.
Chinese gaming-focused streaming platform DouYu International Holdings hit the U.S. market with a $775 million initial public offering Wednesday, the day after the Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP-led company priced shares at the low end of its range.
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote over 1,000 opinions in his 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, leaving a footprint in the court’s jurisprudence still visible today. Here, Law360 looks back at his most important decisions, from landmark First Amendment cases to those involving the separation of powers.
His critics called him a "liberal activist." His fans? A "liberal icon." But those who worked for Justice John Paul Stevens remember a common law judge who took things one case at a time.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a World War II veteran who became a liberal icon during his more than three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court, died Tuesday at 99, the Supreme Court said.
The Pennsylvania federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement on Monday appointed a Philadelphia-based criminal defense attorney to serve as a new special master to protect the rights of participants in an investigation launched in December into potential fraudulent settlement claims.
The North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday easily passed a bill that would allow the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to offer betting on sports and horse racing at its two casinos, sending the bill to Gov. Roy Cooper.
A Kentucky radio station is urging the Sixth Circuit not to revive a suit by an NCAA referee accusing on-air hosts of inciting threats against him for his officiating in a playoff game, saying the broadcasters tried to discourage listeners from going after the ref and that the hosts' speech is protected by the First Amendment.
The Brooklyn Nets want out of a lawsuit that claims the NBA team violated trademark law by creating a special line of jerseys inspired by the late Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. and his favorite brand of sweaters.
A Connecticut federal judge threw out counterclaims by a construction company in an insurer’s lawsuit seeking repayment for failures related to a baseball stadium building project and others, saying the builder is attempting to hold the insurance company to contract terms that do not exist.
Rothschild Barry's John Coffey, who joined Justice John Paul Stevens' law firm in 1965, shares what it was like to watch Justice Stevens practice law, mentor younger lawyers and land a malfunctioning plane.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s reversal last week of the International Olympic Committee's 2017 lifetime Olympic ban of the Russian minister of sport revealed deep flaws in the IOC's process of disciplining individuals for alleged state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes, says Ronald Katz at GCA Law Partners.
While there is discussion in some quarters about new regulations on commercial legal finance, the hands-off approach taken by the majority of courts and legislatures is an implicit recognition that it is already sufficiently regulated, says Danielle Cutrona of Burford Capital.
The administrative record is very important to federal agency litigation — as showcased in last month's U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census — yet there is no set of consistent principles to guide agencies in compiling these official records, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
Since 32 of the 67 decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court during its October term cite dictionaries, it’s worth reviewing the opinions to learn which dictionaries the justices consulted and how they used them, say Bruce Wessel and Brian Weissenberg of Irell & Manella.
Although the rate of employment for law school graduates — which had been falling steadily — saw a small increase over the last year, other factors, such as fewer graduates overall and potential future job growth stagnation, temper the good news for those pursuing law degrees, say Tiffane Cochran and Tyler Grimm of AccessLex Institute.
A recent decision by the General Court of the EU, Adidas AG v. European Union Intellectual Property Office, clarifies that trademark owners may rely on broadly equivalent variants when seeking to prove acquired distinctiveness and illustrates that surveys have a role to play in EU trademark proceedings, say attorneys at Powell Gilbert.
Leveraging the collective strengths of a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it’s a strategic imperative for any successful firm or business, says Louise Pentland, executive vice president and chief business affairs and legal officer of PayPal.
When a lawyer complains about some workflow inefficiency they are having, the knee-jerk reaction of many firms is to look for a technology-based workaround. This overlooks the importance of human psychology and behavior, which may be the root of the problem, says Ryan Steadman of Zero.
Legal writing often falls flat not because it’s unorganized, but because it’s technically unsound and riddled with gaffes that cheapen and degrade it. Avoiding the most common mistakes will keep judges interested and, most importantly, make them trust you, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.
In the final installment of this monthly series, legal recruiting expert Carlos Pauling from Major Lindsey & Africa talks with Virginia Essandoh about the trends and challenges she sees as chief diversity officer at Ballard Spahr.
In "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense," authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher meticulously chronicle the forgotten high-profile 1915 libel trial of Teddy Roosevelt, capturing the interesting legal customs of an era before things like notice pleading and pretrial discovery, says Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York.
Gambling companies should make sure that any advertising aimed at U.K. users is carefully considered in light of the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority's new guidance and increasingly strict application of rules, says Carlton Daniel of Squire Patton.
Kawhi Leonard, who recently helped the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA Championship, is now a free agent considering returning home to play in Los Angeles. Adam Scherer of Crowe Soberman discusses how, contrary to popular belief, Leonard's tax bill won't be substantially lower if he were to play in California.
While the New Hampshire Lottery Commission secured an early victory this month in the court battle over the U.S. Department of Justice's drastic November 2018 shift on the Wire Act, the gambling industry remains stranded in limbo, say Christopher Tellner and Katharine Fogarty at Kaufman Dolowich.