• December 1, 2011

    UK Court Won't Enforce Soccer Star's Publicity Contract

    A U.K. appeals court ruled Thursday that an image rights agreement between Manchester United player Wayne Rooney and his former management agency was unenforceable, finding the agreement restricted the soccer star’s freedom to earn an income.

  • December 1, 2011

    Super Bowl Ticket Holders' Action Stays In Play

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a class action brought by Super Bowl XLV ticket holders who were denied seats at the game, saying it was too early to toss the plaintiffs' breach of contract claims against the National Football League.

  • November 30, 2011

    Fox Can't Pull McCourt, Selig Into Dodgers TV Rights Feud

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday denied a Fox Sports unit’s request to subpoena Los Angeles Dodgers LLC owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for next week’s court battle over the sale of the team’s broadcast rights.

  • November 30, 2011

    Upper Deck CEO Wants Out Of Abdul-Jabbar’s Likeness Suit

    The CEO of The Upper Deck Co. Inc. should be dropped from basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s suit accusing the trading card company of using his likeness without permission, an attorney for Upper Deck told a California state judge on Wednesday.

  • November 29, 2011

    Auto Parts Magnate Buys NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars

    The owner of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars will sell the franchise to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan, who has committed to keep the small-market team in north Florida, the parties announced Tuesday.

  • November 29, 2011

    NBA Players End Antitrust Class Action

    A class of NBA players on Tuesday dropped their putative antitrust class action against the league in Minnesota federal court following Saturday's resolution of a gameplay lockout that had threatened to derail the entire basketball season.

  • November 29, 2011

    CBS Sports Targeted Over DDB's Game Simulation Patents

    DDB Technologies LLC on Monday made CBS Sports Network the latest target of its patent blitz, accusing it in a Texas lawsuit of violations of its protected method for producing online simulations of live sport broadcasts.

  • November 28, 2011

    Dodgers Rip Fox For Disrupting Bidding On TV Rights

    The Los Angeles Dodgers LLC blasted its Fox Sports broadcasting affiliate on Monday, saying the media partner is attempting to stifle bidding for the team’s coveted television rights in order to renew its contract at a bargain.

  • November 23, 2011

    SEC Demands Log of Protected Docs In Mark Cuban Case

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a Texas federal court Tuesday to order sports and entertainment billionaire Mark Cuban, accused by the regulator of insider trading, to produce a log of documents that he claims are protected from disclosure.

  • November 21, 2011

    NBA Players' Antitrust Actions Consolidated In Minn.

    NBA players suing the association over alleged antitrust violations consolidated their two class actions on Monday, withdrawing their complaint from a California federal court and adding the names that were on it to the Minnesota case.

  • November 21, 2011

    Miss. Hotel Group Settles Golf Voucher Antitrust Suit

    A Mississippi hotel association on Friday settled its suit accusing a golf course group of violating antitrust laws by using unfair tactics to sell lower-priced vouchers for rounds of golf, just two months after the Fifth Circuit revived the suit.

  • November 21, 2011

    Judge Taps Mediator To Umpire Dodgers TV Deal Fight

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday appointed a mediator to umpire the feud between the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC and its current broadcast partner, a Fox Sports affiliate that contends the team’s plan to auction its media rights reneges their contract.

  • November 18, 2011

    $150M Sale Of NHL's Dallas Stars Wins Approval

    Vancouver businessman Tom Gaglardi received a Delaware bankruptcy court’s blessing Friday to purchase the National Hockey League's Dallas Stars for about $150 million.

  • November 17, 2011

    Staples Center Wrongful Death Suit Pared

    A California judge on Thursday trimmed a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after plummeting from a Staples Center luxury box after a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

  • November 17, 2011

    Del. Landowner To Fight Order Against Home Development

    The owner of a 177-acre site in Delaware said Thursday it would appeal a state judge's order blocking it from building about 290 homes and commercial buildings on the site of a closed golf course in New Castle County.

  • November 16, 2011

    NBA Star Mobley Says Knicks Cut His Career Short

    Former National Basketball Association player Cuttino Mobley on Wednesday lodged a suit in New York federal court against New York Knicks parent Madison Square Garden LP, claiming the team pushed him into retiring so it could save about $19 million.

  • November 16, 2011

    NBA Players Gear Up For Jurisdiction War In Antitrust Case

    National Basketball Association players' twin antitrust class actions against the NBA and team owners, lodged Tuesday in California and Minnesota federal courts, have set the stage for a jurisdictional brawl as the two sides vie for the most favorable forum to extract concessions in a future deal, experts say.

  • November 16, 2011

    Nissan Recalls Sports Cars To Fix Power Windows

    Nissan North America Inc. on Wednesday announced a recall of certain 2011 and 2012 Infiniti and Nissan sports cars because of a programming error in the auto-reverse feature of the vehicles' power windows.

  • November 16, 2011

    Ex-Fiesta Bowl COO Charged In Campaign Fraud Plot

    The former chief operating officer of the Fiesta Bowl is facing criminal charges that she illegally reimbursed campaign contributions from Fiesta Bowl employees to several Arizona politicians and made false statements on the nonprofit organization's tax forms, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

  • November 16, 2011

    VH1's 'Wives' Execs Try To Kill Arenas' 9th Circ. Appeal

    The producers of VH1 reality show “Basketball Wives: Los Angeles” on Tuesday disputed professional basketball player Gilbert Arenas' arguments in his Ninth Circuit appeal of a lower court’s refusal to stop the show from airing over allegations Arenas’ trademark is being misused.