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  • August 6, 2018

    NASCAR CEO Put On Leave After DWI, Drug Arrest

    NASCAR said Monday that its CEO and chairman Brian France has taken an "indefinite leave of absence" after he was arrested in New York state over the weekend and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone.

  • August 6, 2018

    Insurer Says It Has No Duty To Cover Go-Kart Accident

    Cincinnati Insurance Co. says it has no duty to defend a go-kart center from a lawsuit by the parents of a child who was thrown from one of its carts, arguing that exclusions in the policy for amusement rides bar coverage, according to a lawsuit filed in an Iowa federal court on Friday.

  • August 6, 2018

    DOD Bans Geolocation Devices For Deployed Troops

    The U.S. Department of Defense will ban the use of all geolocation apps and devices for DOD personnel in operational areas, such as fitness trackers, amid concerns about security risks for both personnel and operations, it announced Monday.

  • August 6, 2018

    Sports Concessions Co. Kills Printed-Receipt Suit

    A D.C. federal judge tossed Friday a proposed class action against Centerplate accusing the sports concessionaire of violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing a consumer’s entire 16-digit card number and expiration date on printed receipts, ruling that the court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction.

  • August 6, 2018

    WWE Seeks Attys' Fees After Sanctions In Concussion Suit

    World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has asked a Connecticut federal judge to order an attorney for two former wrestlers to pay the entertainment company's $176,486 legal bill for attorneys' fees and costs associated with an earlier sanctions order over an evidence dispute in the wrestlers' concussion suit.

  • August 3, 2018

    Gawker Bankruptcy Can't Shield Writer From Defamation Suit

    A Deadspin freelancer who was sued for defamation by a sports gambling expert is not protected by the Chapter 11 plan of Deadspin's former parent company, Gawker Media, a New York bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, because the gambling expert did not receive a benefit from the bankruptcy.

  • August 3, 2018

    Future Of Internet Sports Betting Clouded By Wire Act

    Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to legal sports betting, gaming companies in a handful of states are already taking wagers on games. But experts say a federal law — the Wire Act — is a major roadblock for betting operators looking to expand their offerings to mobile and online betting.

  • August 3, 2018

    Bock Hatch, Atty Beat Ethics Claims Over Class Action

    A Florida federal court ruled Friday that a chiropractic clinic failed to prove its former counsel David M. Oppenheim and Bock Hatch Lewis & Oppenheim LLC breached a fiduciary duty by pursuing a competing spam fax class action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Oppenheim moved to the firm.

  • August 3, 2018

    Wrongful Death Suit Against Marlins Pitcher's Estate Is Settled

    Family members of the two men who perished alongside Jose Fernandez in a 2016 boating accident have settled their wrongful death and negligence suit against the former Miami Marlins star pitcher for an undisclosed amount.

  • August 3, 2018

    USOC, Trainers Must Sit For Depositions In Nassar Suits

    The U.S. Olympic Committee and gymnastics trainers Bela and Martha Karolyi can’t stop a handful of former athletes suing over ex-USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar’s decades of sexual abuse from conducting limited discovery ahead of a decision on a pending motion to dismiss, a California federal court ruled Thursday.

  • August 3, 2018

    Weil, Fenwick Assist On $550M Peloton Investment Round

    Tech-focused private investment firm TCV is leading a $550 million capital injection into Peloton, which sells technology-enabled exercise bikes and runs remote spin classes, in an agreement guided by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Fenwick & West LLP, according to a Friday statement.

  • August 3, 2018

    Bookmaker William Hill Announces Miss., W.Va. Casino Deals

    Bookmaking behemoth William Hill PLC announced Friday that it has partnered with 11 casinos in Mississippi and one in West Virginia to provide newly legalized sports betting services to customers, with plans in the works for further casino partnerships in 14 other states.

  • August 3, 2018

    FCC Nixes BeIN's Discrimination Complaint Against Comcast

    The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed TV network beIN Sport's complaint alleging Comcast unfairly advantages its own sports channels by shutting belN out of markets and keeping it off less expensive television packages, finding the upstart network was too vague on the types of programming it wanted the broadcasting giant to distribute.

  • August 2, 2018

    Injunction Denied In Property Spat Between Ex-NFL Players

    Former NFL receiver Antonio Bryant was denied his bid to immediately regain a Miami-area property he claims was improperly sold through a forged deed by another ex-NFL player when a state judge found Thursday that Bryant failed to satisfy the requirements for an injunction.

  • August 2, 2018

    Financial Firms Accused Of Flouting Court Order In NFL Suit

    Class counsel for ex-NFL players in the massive concussion settlement on Monday turned up the heat on an investment manager accused of misusing $3 million in class members’ savings, telling a Pennsylvania federal court that the company has refused to turn over its books and is embroiled in several legal actions.

  • August 2, 2018

    Calif. Court Revives Golfer’s Suit Over Wasp Swarm Attack

    A California state appeals court has revived a suit against a golf club by a golfer who claimed to have been nearly killed by a swarm of yellow jackets on a fairway, saying the club has a duty to protect guests from the insects.

  • August 2, 2018

    Ex-FSU Coach Backs Challenge To On-Field Prayer Ban

    Retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden on Wednesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that a Ninth Circuit finding saying a Washington state school district can prevent a coach from praying on the field after games is an abridgment of religious freedom.

  • August 2, 2018

    Locks Law Appeals NFL Concussion Deal Fees Breakdown

    Locks Law Firm on Thursday filed notice with the Pennsylvania federal court handling the NFL concussion settlement that it is appealing the order allocating $112.5 million in attorneys' fees in the case.

  • August 2, 2018

    Fitbit Cuts Deal To Put Sleep-Tracker Suit To Bed

    Fitbit Inc. inked a deal to resolve class claims that customers paid extra for devices with a sleep-tracking function that doesn’t work as advertised, preempting oral arguments set for Thursday in California federal court.

  • August 1, 2018

    Surfer Will Keep $1.7M For Severed Arm, Appeals Court Says

    An Oregon appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a $1.7 million award for a surfer who lost his arm when hit by a boat and said the state should have warned about the dangers posed by boats, rejecting the state’s argument that it could not face liability from the use of a recreational area.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    It's Not All About The Benjamins, Baby (Lawyer)

    J.B. Heaton

    Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Hood Reviews 'Lawyering From The Inside Out'

    Judge Denise Hood

    Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.

  • 3 Top E-Discovery Case Law Lessons Of 2018 (So Far)

    Casey Sullivan

    The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.

  • Opinion

    Law Schools Must Take A Stand Against Mandatory Arbitration

    Isabel Finley

    Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.

  • Myths And Facts About Using TAR Across Borders

    John Tredennick

    Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.

  • Series

    Winner's Playbook: Behind The Scenes Of The Sports Bet Case

    Matthew McGill

    Three members of the Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP team that represented the state of New Jersey in Murphy v. NCAA explain how they kept the faith — over six years of litigation — that the U.S. Supreme Court would eventually strike down the federal prohibition on state legalization of sports wagering.

  • Roundup

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer

    From Lawmaker To Lawyer

    Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. ​​In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.

  • How Sports Bet Ruling Affects Players' Collective Bargaining

    Vincent Cohen Jr.

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, player associations must not only monitor how state legislatures and Congress react to the ruling, but also proactively engage with both federal and state legislatures. Failure to do so will likely leave players in an unfavorable position vis-a-vis their respective leagues, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.

  • Opinion

    A Trump Supreme Court Nominee Can Be Defeated

    Nan Aron

    The Senate Republican leadership and the Trump administration are racing to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot on the U.S. Supreme Court. Does opposition to their plans have any chance of success? My answer is yes, because the stakes are so high, people are so engaged, and the records of those short-listed are so deeply troubling, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.

  • Opinion

    A Solution To The NBA's Age Limit Problem

    Noah Goodman

    The NBA's "one and done" rule, which prohibits high school players from entering the NBA and forces players to attend one year of college, has merely served as an economic restraint. The 2018 NBA draft provided an example of why the rule should be modified to give players greater employment rights, says Noah Goodman of Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer.