Sports & Betting

  • February 01, 2023

    When A Blown Call Is Followed By A Gambling Commercial

    For as long as sports have been sold as a mass consumer product, there have been fans complaining about officiating. But as betting companies cozy up with top leagues, the microscope on disputed calls is more intense than ever, presenting the leagues with unique challenges to address.

  • February 01, 2023

    Lululemon Seeks To Halt Nike Patent Row Over Fitness Mirror

    Athletic apparel retailer Lululemon has urged a New York federal judge to temporarily pause Nike's patent suit over Lululemon's smart fitness mirror, arguing that a stay is warranted by several challenges it has brought against the asserted claims at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • February 01, 2023

    Brady's Dominance On The Field Coincided With Time In Court

    Tom Brady announced Wednesday that he's retiring "for good" this time, leaving behind not only a legacy of championships, but a string of litigation stemming from both his personal and professional life.

  • February 01, 2023

    Shamrock Lands $600M For 3rd Equity Fund Led By Kirkland

    Investment firm Shamrock Capital announced the final closing of Shamrock Capital Content Fund III LP on Wednesday with over $600 million in commitments, after setting a target of $500 million, led by Kirkland & Ellis.

  • February 01, 2023

    Star Witness In FIFA Bribe Trial Denies Misconduct Claims

    A key cooperator in the FIFA soccer corruption probe completed his marathon testimony against two former 21st Century Fox executives in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday, avowing before leaving the witness stand that he did not change his story based on any details about the trial's opening statements.

  • February 01, 2023

    Judge Puts A Safety On NJ AG's New Gun Law For Now

    New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin cannot enforce the Garden State's new law allowing it to sue gunmakers for endangering public safety, according to a federal judge's order blocking him from doing so while a firearms trade group challenges the statute.

  • February 01, 2023

    Meta Beats Initial FTC Challenge To Within VR Deal

    A California federal judge has reportedly refused to impose a preliminary block on Meta's acquisition of virtual reality fitness app maker Within Unlimited, rejecting a challenge from the Federal Trade Commission, which must now decide if it wants to continue fighting the deal through an in-house process.

  • February 01, 2023

    Snyder Argues Commanders Case Must Stay In Federal Court

    The NFL's Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder has asked a D.C. federal court to reject the District of Columbia's December request to send its consumer protection case back to D.C. Superior Court, saying in the memorandum that the district "essentially" is asking the court to adopt a "categorical rule" that "finds no support in established law."

  • February 01, 2023

    Ex-Sheffield United Owner Says He Trusted Attys In Sale Suit

    The former owner of a major English soccer club said in a London court Tuesday that he trusted Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP and two of its partners to represent his interests in a negligence suit over the sale of the club to a member of the Saudi royal family.

  • January 31, 2023

    Disney Calls ESPN Deals 'Vertical' In Bid To Nix Antitrust Suits

    The Walt Disney Co. fired back at separate proposed antitrust class actions from YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream subscribers who claim Disney drove their bills up by forcing ESPN channels onto their services, arguing Tuesday that it is a supplier of channels, not a competitor.

  • January 31, 2023

    Gambling Cos. Say Doc Request Should Be Quashed

    The gambling corporations formerly known as Scientific Games and Bally Gaming have asked an Illinois federal court to quash a subpoena issued by riverboat casino companies against a playing card company in litigation over automatic card shufflers, saying the card company doesn't belong in the case.

  • January 31, 2023

    Riding Circuit: February's Notable Oral Arguments

    Circuit courts in February will hear argument in cases attempting to define college athletes as employees of their schools and that question if Tofurky has a right to market its products with names like "vegan sausage" instead of "vegan tubes." Here, Law360 previews selected appellate arguments in the month ahead.

  • January 31, 2023

    DOJ Asks 2nd Circ. Not To Extend Baseball Antitrust Carveout

    The Biden administration has weighed in on the century-old antitrust exemption the U.S. Supreme Court gave baseball, asking the Second Circuit not to extend the "dubious" decision any further when deciding whether Major League Baseball broke any laws when it cut the number of minor league teams by a quarter.

  • January 31, 2023

    Great Lakes Group Says Mich. Tribe Can't Ditch Fishing Pact

    A coalition of environmental and recreation groups is lashing out at the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians over its efforts to unilaterally void a 23-year-old settlement outlining tribal fishing rights in the Great Lakes, warning of "irreparable harm" to Michigan's fisheries.

  • January 31, 2023

    Crypto Promoter Gets 5 Years As Leniency Bid Backfires

    A California private detective-turned-crypto promoter will serve five years in prison for his role in an $11 million fraud after a Brooklyn federal judge said Tuesday that his efforts to avoid a harsh sentence showed a failure to accept responsibility.

  • January 31, 2023

    Mark Cuban Wants Voyager Investor Suit Moved To Texas

    "Shark Tank" personality and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday that the investor plaintiffs accusing him of promoting a Ponzi scheme by cryptocurrency brokerage firm Voyager Digital Holdings Inc. have engaged in "transparent forum shopping and gamesmanship" and argued that the suit should be moved from Florida to Texas.

  • January 31, 2023

    Bottle-Tossing Cleveland Atty Poised To Dodge Prosecution

    A Cleveland lawyer accused of throwing a bottle at Cleveland Browns co-owner and Pilot Flying J Chairman Jimmy Haslam was placed in a municipal court diversion program on Tuesday that allows him to avoid prosecution and to have the charge against him dropped on successful completion.

  • January 31, 2023

    Ex-Sheffield United Owner Accuses Attys Of Incompetence

    The former owners of an English soccer club kicked off the trial of their lawsuit against Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP and two of its partners in London by accusing them on Tuesday of incompetently representing them in litigation over the sale of the team.

  • January 31, 2023

    Europol Arrests ​​​​​​​23 In Spanish Football Match-Fixing Probe

    Europol said Tuesday that it has arrested 23 members of an alleged betting syndicate it suspected were fixing games in Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar, including players accused of manipulating the results.

  • January 31, 2023

    Nike Claims Lululemon's Shoes Rip Off Textile Patents

    Nike Inc. hit Lululemon Athletica Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit in New York federal court Monday, accusing the rival athletic wear company of selling shoes that rip off three of Nike's footwear textile patents.

  • January 30, 2023

    COVID Benches Lead Prosecutor In FIFA Bribery Trial

    A lead prosecutor in the FIFA corruption probe caught COVID-19 two weeks into the criminal bribery trial of former 21st Century Fox executives, leading the Brooklyn U.S. attorney's office to temporarily sub in the head of its criminal unit.

  • January 30, 2023

    LIV Golf Can't Rope Condoleezza Rice, Augusta Into Doc Fight

    A California federal magistrate judge blocked LIV Golf from securing the PGA Tour's communications with the historic Augusta National Golf Club on Monday as part of the bitter antitrust feud between the two promotions, coloring the Saudi-backed upstart's request as "overly burdensome."

  • January 30, 2023

    US Soccer Pledges To Follow Yates' Safety Recs After Probe

    The U.S. Soccer Federation said Monday it plans to implement all 12 of the recommendations outlined by current King & Spalding LLP lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates following her independent investigation into allegations of past abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in women's professional soccer.

  • January 30, 2023

    Sports History Museum Sued Over Winston Cup Paraphernalia

    A North Carolina museum that holds a slew of artifacts from the NASCAR Winston Cup has been hit with a lawsuit in North Carolina state court by a tobacco company that claims the museum is using its trademarks without permission.

  • January 30, 2023

    Shaq Settles Suit Against Pot Co. Alleging Mismanaged Funds

    Ex-NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has agreed to settle his dispute with cannabis venture Viceroy LLC over the alleged mismanagement of $150,000 of investment funds, according to a stipulation filed Friday in California federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Ways Attorneys Can Use Emotion In Client Pitches

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    Lawyers are skilled at using their high emotional intelligence to build rapport with clients, so when planning your next pitch, consider how you can create some emotional peaks, personal connections and moments of magic that might help you stick in prospective clients' minds and seal the deal, says consultant Diana Kander.

  • 5 Keys To A Productive Mediation

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    Cortney Young at ADR Partners discusses factors that can help to foster success in mediation, including scheduling, preparation, managing client expectations and more.

  • What New EU, UK Internet Safety Regs Mean For Platforms

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    The U.K. and the EU have recently produced new regimes for combating online harm, which will drastically change the way all digital platforms regulate user-generated content — and service providers will be required to take proactive measures rather than respond to takedown obligations, say Tessa Adams and Ron Moscona at Dorsey & Whitney.

  • Evaluating The Legal Ethics Of A ChatGPT-Authored Motion

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    Aimee Furness and Sam Mallick at Haynes Boone asked ChatGPT to draft a motion to dismiss, and then scrutinized the resulting work product in light of attorneys' ethical and professional responsibility obligations.

  • 6 Antitrust Compliance Tips For Employers From MLB Probe

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    Major League Baseball's recent investigation into possible collusion between the Mets and Yankees — involving then-free agent Aaron Judge — can teach employers of all types antitrust lessons in a time when competition for top talent is fierce, says Mohamed Barry at Fisher & Phillips.

  • 7 Tips To Increase Your Law Firm's DEI Efforts In 2023

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    Law firms looking to advance their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts should consider implementing new practices and initiatives this year, including some that require nominal additional effort or expense, say Janet Falk at Falk Communications and Gina Rubel at Furia Rubel.

  • Series

    Keys To A 9-0 High Court Win: Get Back To Home Base

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    When I argued for the petitioner in Morgan v. Sundance before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I made the idea of consistency the cornerstone of my case and built a road map for my argument to ensure I could always return to that home-base theme, says Karla Gilbride at Public Justice.

  • 3 NFT Issues Practitioners Should Consider In 2023

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    The use of non-fungible tokens grew dramatically in 2022 across many industries, so attorneys should keep their eyes on developments in licenses to artwork, royalties on secondary sales and applications of securities law, says Mark Radcliffe at DLA Piper.

  • The 7th Circ.'s Top 10 Civil Opinions Of 2022

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    Attorneys at Jenner & Block examine the most significant decisions issued by the Seventh Circuit in 2022, and explain how they may affect issues related to antitrust, the False Claims Act,​ ​federal jurisdiction and more.

  • Loot Box Litigation Lessons For Game Developers

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    The legal landscape for loot boxes — online game mechanisms that contain collectible items, in-game weapons or various aesthetic upgrades — is a gray area, but game developers and publishers can look to recent court decisions for guidance, say Saphya Council and Emma Smizer at Frankfurt Kurnit.

  • Atty-Client Privilege Arguments Give Justices A Moving Target

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    Recent oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case regarding the scope of the attorney-client privilege appeared to raise more questions about multipurpose counsel communications than they answered, as the parties presented shifting iterations of a predictable, easily applied test for evaluating the communications' purpose, say Trey Bourn and Thomas DiStanislao at Butler Snow.

  • 5 Gen X Characteristics That Can Boost Legal Leadership

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    As Generation X attorneys rise to fill top roles in law firms and corporations left by retiring baby boomers, they should embrace generational characteristics that will allow them to become better legal leaders, says Meredith Kahan at Whiteford Taylor.

  • 6 Questions For Boutique Firms Considering Mergers

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    To prepare for discussions with potential merger partners, boutique law firms should first consider the challenges they hope to address with a merger and the qualities they prioritize in possible partner firms, say Howard Cohl and Ron Nye at Major Lindsey.

  • How DC Consumer Protection Suits May Advance ESG Goals

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    Plaintiffs have deployed a new tactic to attack allegedly false corporate narratives regarding environmental, social and governance practices in a recent string of cases that shed light on the extent to which the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act can be used to advance ESG initiatives, say attorneys at Katten.

  • 5 Tips For Adding Value To Legal Clients' Experience In 2023

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    Faced with a potential economic downturn this year, attorneys should look to strengthen client relationships now by focusing on key ways to improve the client experience, starting with a check-in call to discuss client needs and priorities for the coming year, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

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