New Jersey officials on Wednesday formally gave notice that they will appeal a federal judge's Feb. 28 ruling upholding the constitutionality of a federal ban on state-sponsored sports gambling and thwarting their efforts to authorize such wagering.
By tapping Covington & Burling LLP's Robert C. "Mike" Brock to be its primary voice in the Deepwater Horizon civil trial, attorneys say BP PLC chose a seasoned mass tort litigator with a nimble mind and football player's focus to spearhead its high-stakes bid to avoid more than $17 billion in additional environmental penalties.
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment LLC has inked an estimated $226.9 million merger deal for Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc., having outbid original Outdoor Channel suitor InterMedia Outdoors Holdings LLC, according to a Wednesday statement.
A creditor that has been a vocal opponent throughout MSR Resort Golf Course LLC's bankruptcy can't immediately appeal claims that a $1.5 billion stalking horse bid for the resort operator's assets was collusive and made in bad faith, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.
Florida Community Bank NA filed suit Monday in Florida state court seeking $16.9 million outstanding on a $19.3 million loan it made to the developers of the Rive Isle Golf & Nautical Estates gated community near Sarasota.
The National Football League told a Texas federal judge Friday that an attorney representing Super Bowl XLV ticket holders in a breach-of-contract class action over denied seats should be sanctioned for allegedly preventing the NFL from cross-examining a witness.
There has been a noticeable shift in recent years in the way Chapter 11 cases play out. Both debtors and creditors too often seem to view the process more as a winner-take-all blood sport, rather than a collective attempt to restructure a business, says Walter Curchack, chairman of Loeb & Loeb LLP's bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights department.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday kicked back to state court a suit accusing a unit of Comcast-Spectacor of failing to pay consulting fees for work in obtaining management contracts for sports arenas in China.
A Georgia federal judge ruled Thursday that World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. was protected by the First Amendment when it used the name and likeness of former wrestler “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers, knocking out a suit claiming the company violated Somers' publicity rights.
This week's roundup of legal lions includes a U.S. Department of Justice lawyer fighting for polar bear protections and a team of attorneys who convinced a circuit court that an Arizona law against picking up day laborers wasn't really about traffic safety. Our legal lambs include two attorneys with serious tax troubles, and an NBA owner who will have to go one-on-one with the SEC.
A New York state judge ruled Thursday that National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., has to pay Syracuse University’s losses, including defense costs, from subpoenas in state and federal investigations of allegations that former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine sexually abused ball boys.
The NFL's Washington Redskins on Thursday blasted an attempt by a group of Native Americans to cancel six of the team's trademarks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, claiming there's no relevant evidence that proves a substantial portion of Native Americans have been offended by the team's name.
A California federal judge should reject the National Football League's bid to sack a putative class action challenging an exclusive licensing deal with Reebok International Inc., the plaintiff said Wednesday, calling the defendants' claim that he hadn't alleged a viable antitrust market a “strawman.”
Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that it will spin off Time Inc., owner of the People and Sports Illustrated magazine brands, as an independent publicly traded company by the end of year, a day after talks to sell the venerable publishing division to Meredith Corp. fell apart.
Mixed martial arts moved toward legalization in New York on Wednesday as the state Senate passed legislation permitting it and, perhaps more importantly, a powerful foe of the multibillion-dollar sport in the state Assembly suggesting that its arrival is inevitable.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to delay putative antitrust class actions against the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Comcast Corp. and DirecTV LLC over their control of sports broadcasts, despite arguments that an upcoming Supreme Court ruling might impact the case.
Pennsylvania State University on Tuesday launched another attack on Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association Insurance Co. over the insurer's alleged refusal to cover the school in the aftermath of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's child sex scandal.
A Seattle architectural panel gave an early nod Tuesday to the design of a proposed $490 million waterfront arena aimed to bring back the SuperSonics basketball team, allowing the developer to proceed to a permit application for the contentious project.
The Miami Dolphins' drive for public money to help fund a $400 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium has taken another step forward in the Florida Senate, gaining unanimous approval Wednesday from the Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.
Arguing that a federal ban on state-sponsored sports gambling amounts to unconstitutional commandeering could be New Jersey's best bet at overturning a recent decision blocking such wagering in the state, but convincing the Third Circuit to strike down an act of Congress will be no easy task, attorneys say.