Sports

  • May 16, 2018

    FIFA Reduces Ex-Thailand Soccer Prez's Ban For Forgery

    The former president of Thailand's soccer association has had his five-year ban from the sport for forgery cut to three-and-a-half years by FIFA's appeals body, the international soccer organization said Wednesday.

  • May 16, 2018

    Tennis Org Wants $10M Blood Test Injury Suit Arbitrated

    The Women's Tennis Association on Tuesday urged a Florida federal court to force tennis player Madison Brengle to arbitrate her claims that anti-doping tests required by the organization and the International Tennis Federation injured her serving arm and impacted her career, saying she agreed to arbitrate such disputes.

  • May 16, 2018

    EB-5 Investor Suit Against Jay Peak Owner Dismissed

    A Florida federal judge dismissed an investor class suit against Jay Peak ski resort owner Ariel Quiros over his alleged role in a $350 million EB-5 visa fraud suit, ruling that the investors don't have standing to bring the claims, which he said would allow them to "double dip" on recoveries.

  • May 16, 2018

    Hedge Fund Founder Confirmed As Carolina Panthers Buyer

    The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached to sell the team to hedge fund president David Tepper for a sale price reportedly over $2.2 billion, which would set a new National Football League record.

  • May 16, 2018

    Spanish Soccer Star Can't Play For Morocco At World Cup

    Arbitrators with the top court for international sports said Spanish soccer forward Munir El Haddadi can’t play for Morocco, likely dooming his chances of appearing in this year’s World Cup. 

  • May 16, 2018

    Irish Bookmaker Confirms It's In Deal Talks With FanDuel

    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair PLC on Wednesday said it's in deal talks with daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel, days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting.

  • May 16, 2018

    Churchill Downs To Enter Sports Betting, Online Gambling

    Days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal restrictions on sports betting, Kentucky Derby operator Churchill Downs Inc. said it will work with the Golden Nugget Atlantic City hotel to enter sports betting and online gambling markets in New Jersey.

  • May 16, 2018

    Michigan State To Pay $500M To Larry Nassar Victims

    Michigan State University said Wednesday that it will pay $500 million to the 332 alleged victims of sexual abuse at the hands of former faculty member and sports team doctor Larry Nassar to end a barrage of civil claims filed against the university over the past year. 

  • May 15, 2018

    Sports Betting In NJ Months Away After High Court Win

    With state lawmakers moving quickly to pass legislation, regulated sports betting in New Jersey could be up and running in a matter of months based on the state’s preparations in anticipation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision permitting such gambling in the Garden State, attorneys say.

  • May 15, 2018

    Under Armour Hit With Suit Over MyFitnessPal Data Breach

    Under Armour Inc. is facing a putative class action in California federal court by a user of its MyFitnessPal food and nutrition app claiming the company is liable for the theft of personal information from her and millions of others in a data breach earlier this year.

  • May 15, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Xerox, Carolina Panthers, Canaan

    Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason want to auction Xerox Corp. as soon as possible, billionaire David Tepper inked a deal to buy the Carolina Panthers NFL team for at least $2.2 billion, and blockchain server producer Canaan Creative plans to list publicly in Hong Kong.

  • May 15, 2018

    Calif. Lawmaker Hustles To Legalize Sports Betting

    A California State Assembly member moved quickly Monday to propose a constitutional amendment making sports betting legal in the Golden State, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting.

  • May 15, 2018

    Volleyball Coach Wants 'Unsupported' Sex Abuse Suit Tossed

    The owner-coach of an elite volleyball club asked an Illinois federal judge late Monday night to toss a proposed class action accusing him of concealing past sexual abuse allegations from parents and potential players, saying the complaint lobs “wholly unsupported” accusations that won't advance its fraud claims. 

  • May 15, 2018

    Pa. Justices Question Widow's Claims Over Triathlon Death

    Members of Pennsylvania's highest court expressed skepticism during oral arguments in Harrisburg on Tuesday that the widow of a man who died while participating in the Philadelphia Triathlon could pursue a wrongful death claim despite a liability waiver he inked when registering for the event.

  • May 15, 2018

    Riddell Says Ex-NFLers' Concussion Claims Covered By CBAs

    Former NFL players who opted out of a settlement in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries should not be able to bring a lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell Inc., because their claims are covered by collective bargaining agreements, the company said Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.

  • May 15, 2018

    Peru Dealt World Cup Blow As Captain's Doping Ban Is Upheld

    The top court for international sports dealt a blow to Peru's chances at the World Cup next month on Monday when it upheld a ban on the soccer team's captain following a positive doping test.

  • May 14, 2018

    Construction Co. Blasts 49ers Fans' Bid For Class Cert.

    The general contractor for the stadium where the NFL's San Francisco 49ers play urged a California federal judge on Friday not to grant class certification in a suit over accessibility for disabled patrons, saying California law requires a person-by-person legal analysis.

  • May 14, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: LeBron James, Blackhawk, FoxRock

    LeBron James is reportedly part of a celebrity group that's invested in a New York office building, Blackhawk Properties & Investments is said to have landed a $32.5 million construction loan for a Florida office and retail project and FoxRock Properties has reportedly dropped $22.75 million on a Florida office building.

  • May 14, 2018

    Supreme Court Blows Door To Sports Betting Wide Open

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to strike down a federal ban on sports betting was perhaps more forceful than even the gambling industry anticipated, potentially giving states wide latitude to offer mobile and online betting options without running afoul of other federal laws.

  • May 14, 2018

    High Court Sports Bet Ruling Could Mean Bonanza For Tribes

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to strike down a federal sports betting ban offers Native American tribes a promising avenue to expand their gaming businesses, but how lucrative it is depends on how adept tribes can be in working with states to secure their place in the sports betting game, experts say.

Expert Analysis

  • Cosby’s Conviction And How #MeToo Is Affecting Legal Cases

    Ross Kramer

    Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction on Thursday demonstrates how the #MeToo movement is having a profound impact on the legal landscape. The stark contrast between Cosby's first trial in June 2017 and his retrial in April 2018 is a perfect case in point, say Ross Kramer and Suzanne Jaffe Bloom of Winston & Strawn LLP.

  • Opinion

    The Historic Legal Blunder That Enabled Our Gun Epidemic

    Robert W. Ludwig

    In a recent op-ed, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for repealing the Second Amendment to help combat our nation's gun epidemic. Actually, it is the high court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller that is the problem. And it is only one court case away from being renounced as the historic blunder it is, says Robert W. Ludwig, counsel for the American Enlightenment Project.

  • Companies Can’t Afford To Ignore Accessibility

    John Capobianco

    Last year saw the fifth consecutive year of growth in the number of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits. Given the financial and reputational costs of such litigation, business owners and operators would be wise to evaluate current practices regarding accessibility and accessible services for deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons, says John Capobianco of VITAC Corporation.

  • A Closer Look At NCAA's 'Dancing With The Stars' Decision

    Ronald Katz

    Although many people may disagree with the NCAA's decision to permit college basketball star Arike Ogunbowale to participate in the popular television program "Dancing With the Stars," it is consistent with NCAA bylaws — for four reasons, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • Rule 23 Changes: Avoid Delays In Class Settlement Approval

    Shandarese Garr

    Among the proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, are specific requirements related to “front-loading.” They outline the process for seeking preliminary court approval of class action settlements and related notice plans, say Shandarese Garr and Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.

  • Best Practices For Building A Better Meeting

    Nicholas Cheolas

    How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.

  • NASCAR Drone Countermeasures May Be Illegal

    Joshua Turner

    Law enforcement officials and private entities should view NASCAR's endorsement of DroneGun radio jammers skeptically and investigate the legality of drone countermeasures before deploying them. Otherwise, they may find themselves trying to outrun a visit from federal authorities, say Joshua Turner and Sara Baxenberg of Wiley Rein LLP.

  • 5 Ways Law Firms Are Becoming More Like Hotels

    Bella Schiro

    One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

  • Opinion

    Gorsuch's 1st Year Shows He Is A Conservative Activist

    Elliot Mincberg

    In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.

  • NFL Cheerleader's Title VII Claim May Face Legal Hurdles

    David Lisko

    A recent gender discrimination claim made by a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints football team is the first (at least in the modern era) brought under Title VII by an NFL cheerleader and raises a number of unique issues and legal challenges, say David Lisko and Paul Punzone of Holland & Knight LLP.