Sports

  • August 15, 2017

    Las Vegas Racetrack Creditors Look To Force Ch. 11

    Creditors for a Las Vegas racetrack where a fatal crash took place in February are looking to begin Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware, telling a federal bankruptcy judge that the company continually failed to pay its debts.

  • August 15, 2017

    NASCAR Must Face Discrimination Suit

    A North Carolina federal judge on Monday kept alive a suit by the founder of an organization that promotes African-American race car drivers and teams accusing NASCAR of discriminating against him and his organization by refusing to contract with him.

  • August 14, 2017

    PGA Tour Says Singh Still Can't Prove Loss Over Antler Spray

    A dispute over whether a New York judge should rethink a ruling that kept alive former top-ranked professional golfer Vijay Singh’s four-year-old suit against the PGA Tour over his suspension for using deer antler spray continued Friday as the tour argued the judge took into account evidence that should have been ruled inadmissible.

  • August 14, 2017

    Players Say NCAA 'Amateurism' Is No Defense For Antitrust

    College football and basketball players challenging the NCAA's rules against players' being compensated beyond school attendance costs laid out their case Friday to a California federal judge, ripping the NCAA’s dedication to “amateurism” in college athletics as an invalid defense to the anti-competitive limits on compensation.

  • August 14, 2017

    NHL, Red Wings Condemn White Nationalists' Use Of Logo

    The National Hockey League and the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday condemned the use of a logo similar to the Red Wings' during a white nationalist and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, with the team going as far as threatening legal action.

  • August 14, 2017

    Baseball League Must Let Team Owner Depose Commissioner

    An Indiana federal magistrate judge on Monday decided an independent baseball league must allow a team owner suing over an unsuccessful expansion venture to depose the league’s commissioner, saying the league should not have denied him the opportunity.

  • August 14, 2017

    Intel CEO Joins Execs Fleeing Trump Council After Protests

    Intel's CEO became the third executive to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday after Trump failed to immediately and specifically denounce white supremacists who led a fatal rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend — a move first made by Merck's CEO and later followed by Under Armour’s top executive.

  • August 14, 2017

    Adidas Extends Univ. Of Nebraska Partnership In $128M Deal

    Adidas agreed to a new contract to continue as the apparel and footwear supplier for the University of Nebraska’s athletic programs after the school’s board of regents on Friday approved a new 11-year partnership with the company worth more than $128 million.

  • August 11, 2017

    Pepperdine Prevails Over Basketball Players’ Gay Bias Suit

    A California federal jury late Friday cleared Pepperdine University of allegations that it discriminated against and harassed two former female basketball players because they were dating, reaching a unanimous decision after only four hours following a three-week trial.

  • August 11, 2017

    Deion Sanders Sanctioned For Discovery No-Show In FCA Suit

    A Texas magistrate judge on Friday slapped former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders with a $2,200 sanction after he skipped a discovery hearing in a whistleblower False Claims Act suit tied to his charter school despite being ordered to personally attend.

  • August 11, 2017

    NCAA Governors To Review 'Potential Role' In Esports

    The NCAA Board of Governors has started a discussion on the “NCAA’s potential role” in esports, the NCAA said on Thursday, the statement coming as several schools have already started varsity esports teams and are offering scholarships to players.

  • August 11, 2017

    Morocco To Challenge US-Led Joint 2026 World Cup Bid

    Morocco’s soccer federation on Friday threw in its name for consideration as the host nation for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, providing a challenger to a joint bid announced earlier this year between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  • August 11, 2017

    Ranger Energy, YogaWorks Raise $125M In Downsized IPOs

    Oilfield services provider Ranger Energy Services Inc. raised $85 million late Thursday in an initial public offering that priced below range, the same day yoga studio operator YogaWorks Inc. raised $40 million after pricing at the low end of a reduced range, ending a soft week for IPOs.

  • August 11, 2017

    Baylor Waived Privilege On Parts Of Pepper Hamilton Report

    Baylor University waived its attorney-client privilege tied to a Pepper Hamilton LLP investigation of sexual assaults at the school by disclosing findings and conclusions from the firm’s report, but can still assert work-product privilege to keep a majority of the report confidential, a Texas judge held Friday.

  • August 11, 2017

    NFL Suspends Star 6 Games Over Domestic Violence Policy

    The NFL on Friday suspended Dallas Cowboys star second-year running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy due to allegations of domestic violence, with the decision coming after the league said it had consulted an external advisory panel that included Mary Jo White, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chair and U.S. attorney.

  • August 11, 2017

    Game Developer Steps Up To Plate In NCAA Trademark Suit

    A game developer accused of infringing the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s “March Madness” trademark said he should not be found in default for failing to answer the NCAA’s complaint, telling an Indiana federal court Thursday that there is good reason for the delay.

  • August 11, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: Miami Marlins, Saudi Aramco, Toutiao

    A group featuring Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan has agreed to buy the Miami Marlins, Saudi Arabia prefers New York for the planned $100 billion IPO of state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco, and a private equity-backed Chinese news app called Toutiao hopes to raise $2 billion or more.

  • August 11, 2017

    Coach Asks 9th Circ. To Rehear NCAA No-Felon Rule Suit

    A youth basketball coach on Thursday urged the Ninth Circuit to review its finding that the NCAA could keep its policy excluding convicted felons from coaching in NCAA-sanctioned youth basketball tournaments, saying the decision sets an impossibly high bar for anyone bringing disparate impact claims.

  • August 11, 2017

    Cyclist Arbitrators Say ‘Did Not Cheat’ Hit With 4-Year Ban

    A three-arbitrator panel from the American Arbitration Association has hit a U.S. masters cyclist with a four-year doping suspension and tossed his 2016 national masters championship results, saying even though they were "willing to believe" he “did not cheat,” his explanation that he ate a contaminated hamburger was not enough.

  • August 10, 2017

    NCAA Pay Case Pushes Limits Of Courts As Reform Vehicle

    Long-running litigation against the NCAA over rules prohibiting college football and basketball players from receiving compensation beyond scholarships is raising questions about whether it makes sense to use antitrust law as a means to reform college athletics, attorneys said at an American Bar Association conference Thursday.

Expert Analysis

  • How The IPad Can Be A Litigator's Best Friend

    Paul Kiesel

    New mobile computing tools — both hardware and applications — are changing the technology paradigm for legal practitioners. In particular, the combination of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil and the LiquidText annotation app can revolutionize both trial preparation and courtroom litigating, says attorney Paul Kiesel, in his latest review of tech trends.

  • Employer Takeaways From EEOC's $10.5M Deal With Bass Pro

    Gerald  Maatman Jr.

    For employers who are constantly at risk of being the subject of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s next major investigation or systemic pattern or practice of discrimination class action, a closer reading of the terms in its recent settlement with Bass Pro gives valuable insight, say attorneys with Seyfarth Shaw.

  • Series

    Notes From A Law Firm Chief Privacy Officer: CPO Vs. CISO

    Mark McCreary

    To understand the role of the law firm chief privacy officer — and why that person ought to be a lawyer — it’s important to distinguish the role they fill from that of the chief information security officer, says Mark McCreary, chief privacy officer for Fox Rothschild LLP.

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Entering Joint-Representation AFA

    Natalie Hanlon Leh

    One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. This way parties can more efficiently manage a matter and reduce their individual legal fees. But joint representation is not without its own risks and challenges, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • Legal Incubators Can Help New Lawyers And Society

    Martin Pritikin

    Legal incubators serve as an important bridge to practice and a crucial step toward aligning the incentives of new lawyers with the needs of their clients. They may even pose a threat to the traditional law school model itself, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Martin Pritikin, dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University.

  • Opinion

    IAAF Recognition Of Intersex Runner Sets Humane Precedent

    Ronald Katz

    Kudos to the International Association of Athletics Federations for issuing a special invitation to sprinter Dutee Chand to participate in the World Championships that begin on Friday, and for recognizing that people should not be banned from competition simply because of how they were born. However, the IAAF needs to go further, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided: Part 2

    Robert W. Ludwig

    In the second installment of this three-part series, attorney Robert W. Ludwig continues his deep dive into the controversial history of Second Amendment jurisprudence.

  • How To Prioritize Your Law Firm's Crisis Response Plan

    Michelle Samuels

    If the media is going to cover your law firm’s crisis, they are going to cover it with or without your firm’s input. But your involvement can help shape the story and improve your firm’s image in the public eye, says Michelle Samuels, vice president of public relations at Jaffe.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Closing Argument

    Stephen Susman

    In the final article in this series on proposed innovations to the American jury trial, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project sum up the improvements they believe the U.S. jury system desperately needs.

  • 5 Questions All AFAs Should Answer Clearly

    Gregory Lantier

    While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.