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  • January 14, 2019

    Former Chiefs Player's Ex-Wife Can't Join Head Injuries Suit

    The ex-wife of former NFL player Joe Phillips can’t join a suit against the Kansas City Chiefs that was settled late last year, a Philadelphia federal court ruled Monday, finding the request is both too late and barred by the broader 2015 concussion settlement.

  • January 14, 2019

    Supreme Court Skeptical Of TVA's Injury Immunity

    U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Monday as to why the Tennessee Valley Authority should be deemed immune to a suit accusing the government-owned utility of causing a sports fisherman’s serious injury due to a power line incident.

  • January 14, 2019

    1st Circ. Denies NFL Benefits To Late Patriots Pro's Ex-Wife

    The ex-wife of late New England Patriots Pro Bowler Mosi Tatupu cannot claim survivor benefits from the NFL after the First Circuit ruled that a posthumous domestic relations order does not overrule the couple's marital separation agreement that only entitled her to receive one-third of his benefits.

  • January 14, 2019

    Shutdown Prompts Pause To Wells Fargo's $75M Bond Case

    A Rhode Island federal judge has put a suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against Wells Fargo Co. over a $75 million bond offering involving a Major League Baseball pitcher’s video game company on hold during the federal government shutdown to give the agency time to look at a proposed settlement.

  • January 14, 2019

    NJ Gambling Regulator Looks Into DraftKings Tournament

    The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement said Monday that it was reviewing a tournament organized by fantasy sports website DraftKings in which some participants reported they were unable to bet on the second of Sunday’s two NFL playoff games.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fitbit Mid-Case Appeal Rejected In Chancery Class Suit

    A Delaware vice chancellor on Monday rejected a Fitbit Inc. bid for state Supreme Court review of a decision that kept alive a $386 million stockholder insider trading and fiduciary breach lawsuit, saying there were reasons to go forward but none to justify early appeal.

  • January 14, 2019

    Jury Denied Info In $1.5M Ex-Player’s Case, MLB Network Says

    MLB Network Inc. urged a New Jersey state appeals court on Monday to vacate a $1.5 million wrongful termination jury verdict in favor of former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams, arguing that the trial court should have allowed more evidence related to his purportedly bad behavior at his son’s youth baseball tournament where he was a coach.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fla. Sports Bar To Face Overtime Suit In Federal Court

    A proposed collective action filed in Florida state court accusing Juana's Latin Sports Bar and Grill of failing to pay its servers the time-and-a-half overtime rate and earned tips was removed to federal court on Friday at the request of the restaurant.

  • January 14, 2019

    Contractor Wants IBM's Falcons Stadium Suit Trimmed

    Atlanta Falcons stadium project subcontractor Corning Optical Communications on Friday urged a Georgia federal court to dismiss negligence and tort claims against it in IBM's suit accusing it of botching the design and installation of a state-of-the-art cell network.

  • January 14, 2019

    Betting Giant William Hill Settles FanDuel Copyright Suit

    The American arm of British betting company William Hill has settled a lawsuit against FanDuel that alleged the fantasy sports and betting website stole a copyrighted gambling how-to pamphlet from a New Jersey racetrack.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

  • January 11, 2019

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

  • January 11, 2019

    Tough Mudder Runners Seek To Stop Gym Biz Spinoff

    A proposed class of disgruntled Tough Mudder participants on Friday asked a Massachusetts federal court to halt the proposed spinoff of Tough Mudder's successful studio fitness business, alleging the company is trying to avoid liability from their lawsuit over an event that was relocated from Massachusetts to Maine.

  • January 11, 2019

    Ala. HS Hoops Star's Disputed Suspension Halted, For Now

    An Alabama judge on Friday issued an emergency order allowing a high school basketball player to return to the court amid nationwide criticism of the Alabama High School Athletic Association for suspending her for her senior season for cashing a check mistakenly sent by USA Basketball, even though she sent the money back. 

  • January 11, 2019

    Deals Rumor Mill: Slack, Dalian Wanda, Anheuser-Busch

    The company behind workplace instant-messaging app Slack is reportedly planning on undertaking a direct listing, Dalian Wanda plans to list its sports unit in the U.S., and Anheuser-Busch InBev is mulling publicly listing its Asian operations.

  • January 11, 2019

    Athlete Fights To Keep American U. On Hook In Injury Suit

    A former American University field hockey player on Friday argued against a motion for summary judgment by the school in her suit over a concussion she suffered on the field, saying it makes the same arguments as a motion to dismiss the case that was already denied.

  • January 11, 2019

    Brand Battles: Pizza Hut Tackles 'Football' Trademark

    In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Pizza Hut defends its status as the official sponsor of the NFL and NCAA football by aiming to sack an "Official Pizza of Football" application, Nintendo isn't cryptic about its opposition to a blockchain riff on Pokémon, and Salesforce claims a broad "family" of "force"-related trademarks.

  • January 11, 2019

    Fox Says No Plans To Buy Back Sports Networks From Disney

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. told U.S. financial regulators Friday it has no plans to bid on any of the regional sports networks Walt Disney Co. will spin off from its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets.

  • January 11, 2019

    Veteran Sports Law Atty Joins Whiteford Taylor In Va.

    Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP announced Friday that an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in sports law and representation has joined the firm’s sports law practice at its Richmond, Virginia, office.

  • January 11, 2019

    NFL Concussion Firms Seek $3.2M From Common Fund

    Seeger Weiss LLP has asked the Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the NFL concussion settlement to distribute $3.2 million from a common benefit fund to pay itself and a handful of other firms for their work on class-related matters, with Seeger Weiss itself requesting $2.7 million.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Hidden Lessons In Mayweather, Khaled ICO Actions: Part 1

    John Reed Stark

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's recent settlements with professional boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled provide indispensable insight into the views of the SEC enforcement staff and commissioners regarding initial coin offerings, says John Reed Stark of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Roundup

    Winner's Playbook

    Winner's Playbook

    Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.

  • A Series Of 1st-Time Crypto Actions For The SEC

    David Zaslowsky

    November was an especially aggressive month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in terms of cracking down on unauthorized digital activities. Three enforcement actions described as "firsts" demonstrate that the SEC will be using all of the tools in its toolkit, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • Clarifying Multi-Embodiment And Single-View Design Filings

    Bradley Van Pelt

    Recently, two cases in the Federal Circuit have provided some certainty on polar-opposite design application issues: the consequences related to filing multiple embodiments, and those related to filing only a single view, say Bradley Van Pelt and Alisa Abbott of Banner & Witcoff Ltd.

  • Professional Athletes Should Beware Financial Fraud

    Kevin Muhlendorf

    Recent financial fraud cases brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors around the country can hopefully serve as a warning to professional athletes and encourage caution when working with financial advisers, say Kevin Muhlendorf and Colin Cloherty of Wiley Rein LLP.

  • With China’s Sports Ambitions Come Sports Disputes

    Jeff Benz

    As China’s sports industry matures, it will likely see a growth in disputes that will need to be adjudicated fairly and efficiently. Foreign companies entering the industry should make sure their agreements contain alternative dispute resolution clauses, says Jeff Benz of JAMS.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.