• October 14, 2010

    Ex-Rutgers QB Refiles Likeness Action Against EA

    After a September dismissal, a former Rutgers University quarterback has refiled a putative class action against Electronic Arts Inc. accusing the company of using the likenesses of student athletes without their consent in its college football video games.

  • October 14, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Refuses To Block Nike Football Uniforms

    Nike USA Inc. can continue to sell its "Pro Combat" line of college football uniforms after a federal appeals court affirmed a ruling denying an injunction request by two of the athletic apparel giant's smaller rivals, who claim the products infringe a patent they hold.

  • October 13, 2010

    Gloves Dropped In Minn. Youth Hockey Antitrust Fight

    A for-profit youth hockey program has filed suit against Minnesota's official hockey governing body and its local districts, alleging they are violating antitrust law by barring athletes from playing in two leagues at the same time in the hockey-mad state.

  • October 12, 2010

    Mark Cuban Wants $2.6M For Failed Rangers Bid

    Following their failed attempt to purchase the bankrupt Texas Rangers baseball team, Mark Cuban and James Crane are seeking $2.6 million in attorneys' fees and costs from the team, arguing that they should be compensated for their role in the franchise's auction, which was won by a $593 million bid from a rival group led by Reed Smith LLP's Charles Greenberg and Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

  • October 11, 2010

    Dick's Fraud Case Goes Forward Despite Skilling Ruling

    A federal judge has ruled that the fraud case against two former executives of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. can go forward even though the government cannot use the honest services theory of fraud in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • October 11, 2010

    Electrolux To Buy Egyptian Appliance Maker

    Swedish home appliance giant Electrolux AB on Monday agreed to purchase a majority stake in Olympic Group for Financial Investments, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • October 8, 2010

    Hicks Says $476M Bid Undervalues Liverpool

    Liverpool Football Club co-owner Tom Hicks — who recently unloaded the bankrupt Texas Rangers — has tried to thwart the sale of his debt-ridden soccer team, saying the current $476 million bid by the owners of the Boston Red Sox dramatically undervalues the club.

  • October 8, 2010

    Miami Heat Sues Clear Channel Over Broadcast Deal

    The Miami Heat LP has accused Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. of breaching a contract for the radio broadcast of the professional basketball team's games, with the Heat claiming it's owed the same perks the Miami Dolphins secured in a separate radio deal with the media giant.

  • October 8, 2010

    Nationwide Dodges Coverage For Diuron Pollution Suit

    A federal court has ruled that National Mutual Insurance Co. does not have to cover property management company Lang Management Inc. in a suit alleging Lang hired incompetent landscapers who contaminated a golf course with a toxic herbicide.

  • October 6, 2010

    Dick's Wage Case Removed To Federal Court

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has removed to federal court a proposed class action alleging the retailer violated Minnesota wage-and-hour laws, a development that comes two months after a judge overseeing the related nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act litigation dismissed state-law claims in the case.

  • October 5, 2010

    US Off Hook To Bowling Alley Builder For Overages

    An appeals board has ruled that the U.S. Air Force doesn't owe a contractor more than $114,000 in overages tied to a $3.4 million, 10-lane bowling alley project at an Alabama military base, rejecting the company's argument that the government willingly paid it in other instances over the same contract.

  • October 5, 2010

    NFL Player Cops To Cardinals' $2.8M Arbitration Award

    Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Calvin Pace has agreed to cough up nearly $2.8 million to the National Football League team, ending the Cardinals' lawsuit demanding that Pace make good on an arbitration decision that found he had breached the terms of his player contract.

  • September 30, 2010

    Default Bid Tossed In Nixed IP Suit Against MLB

    A federal judge has declined to enter a default judgment against Vector Management and MLB Advanced Media LP in a copyright suit brought by a songwriter against Major League Baseball, the rocker Jon Bon Jovi and other parties that was thrown out last year.

  • September 29, 2010

    Media Cos. Seek Voice In EA Athletes' Likeness Suit

    About three dozen media companies, including newspapers, television networks and film studios, are asking a federal appeals court to allow them to weigh in on two lawsuits — one a putative class action — that accuse Electronic Arts Inc. of using athletes' likenesses in video games without their consent.

  • September 24, 2010

    Spanish Antitrust Group Probes Soccer Broadcaster

    Spain’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether soccer broadcaster Mediaproduccion SL illegally linked rights for the rebroadcasting of Spanish league and cup soccer matches to the purchase of initial broadcasting services.

  • September 24, 2010

    Judge Sacks Ex-Rutgers QB's Suit Against EA

    A federal judge has thrown out a putative class action brought against Electronic Arts Inc. by a former Rutgers University quarterback who accused the company of using his likeness without consent in its college football video games, but left the door open for the plaintiff to amend his right of publicity claim.

  • September 22, 2010

    Phoenix Coyotes Debtors Skirt Trustee Appointment

    Bankrupt National Hockey League team the Phoenix Coyotes successfully dodged a move to assign it a trustee on Wednesday, according to one of the attorneys for the team's debtors-in-possession.

  • September 21, 2010

    Skilling Ruling Doesn't Kill Dick's Fraud Suit, Feds Say

    Federal prosecutors have asked the court to reject Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. executives' motion to dismiss their indictment for mail and wire fraud following the U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of Jeffrey Skilling's honest service conviction, saying the charges remain valid based on an alternate theory of the crime.

  • September 20, 2010

    Lululemon Employees Want Class Cert. In OT Suit

    A group of Lululemon Athletica Inc. employees has asked a court for class certification in a suit alleging the athletic apparel maker failed to pay wages for work performed outside normal shifts that included watching inspirational DVDs and taking exercise classes.

  • September 16, 2010

    Dick's Execs Try To Nix Honest Services Fraud Claim

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. executives facing a criminal indictment alleging mail and wire fraud have asked the court to strike one of the government's legal theories in the case, characterizing it as an honest services fraud charge in disguise and otherwise outside the purview of federal power.