Sports

  • April 23, 2014

    NCAA Athletes Launch Bias Suit Over Lost Scholarships

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court Tuesday by female athletes who say they were promised Dorsey scholarships but then had them pulled after their school was hit with violations of NCAA rules that disproportionately affect female students.  

  • April 23, 2014

    Textron Unit Recalls 30K Golf Carts Over Steering Defect

    A unit of aviation conglomerate Textron Inc. on Tuesday recalled some 30,000 golf carts and buggies because of a steering wheel defect that can cause drivers to lose control of their carts, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • April 23, 2014

    Fla. Lawmakers Push MLB To Ease Rules For Cuban Players

    Spurred by the recently reported dangers Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig faced being smuggled out of Cuba, two Florida lawmakers on Wednesday launched a bid to push Major League Baseball to change its rules regarding Cuban players by attaching the issue to a stadium financing bill.

  • April 22, 2014

    Cheerleaders Sue Buffalo Bills For Cheating Them On Wages

    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders launched suit in New York court Tuesday, accusing the state's football organization and the companies involved in managing the team's cheerleading squad of denying them minimum wage, in violation of New York labor laws.

  • April 22, 2014

    9th Circ. Hands Win To EA In Cybersports Show Copyright Suit

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a screenwriter's copyright infringement suit alleging Electronic Arts Inc., Viacom Inc. and others stole his idea for a sports video gaming show, agreeing that the plaintiff lacked standing because he didn't list his alleged copyright as an asset in a bankruptcy proceeding.

  • April 22, 2014

    NCAA Asks Court To Rethink Seeking PSU Input On $60M Fine

    The NCAA on Monday asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider a recent finding that a consent order leveling $60 million in fines against Pennsylvania State University following the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal requires the school’s input to be considered valid.

  • April 22, 2014

    Female Powerbrokers Q&A: BakerHostetler's Lauren Resnick

    I started breaking into “old boys’ networks” when I was 9 years old and the only girl at a soccer camp. They picked me last for teams — until they saw I could play as well on the field as any of them, says Lauren Resnick, BakerHostetler's business development partner and New York administrative partner, and a former federal prosecutor.

  • April 22, 2014

    In NHL Concussion Row, Insurers To Zero In On Violence

    A high-stakes feud broke out last week among the National Hockey League, TIG Insurance Co. and 11 other insurers over hockey players' lawsuits concerning their long-term injuries from concussions, with insurers likely to home in on claims that the NHL encouraged violent brawls as grounds for challenging coverage.

  • April 22, 2014

    Kings On Hook For $30M Cost Increase To Arena Project

    The Sacramento Kings basketball team will be covering a new $30 million cost overrun for their proposed basketball arena and have agreed to a new leasing structure that favors the city as the project moves toward its final leg of local approvals, according to city documents released Monday.

  • April 22, 2014

    Tennis Assoc. Settles IP Suit Over 'Venus And Serena' Film

    The U.S. Tennis Association has settled a New York federal court suit accusing the directors of a documentary about tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams of using U.S. Open footage without a license, a representative for the filmmakers said on Tuesday.

  • April 21, 2014

    Orlando's $85M MLS Stadium Delayed Until 2016

    Orlando City Soccer's Lions will play their entire first Major League Soccer season in the Florida Citrus Bowl as delays in land acquisition plans for an $85 million downtown stadium in Orlando, Fla., have pushed the stadium's opening date until 2016, the team said Monday.

  • April 21, 2014

    San Jose Blasts MLB Antitrust Exemption As Outdated

    The city of San Jose, Calif., told the Ninth Circuit on Friday that Major League Baseball's long-standing exemption from antitrust laws was an antiquated relic of the sport's past, like daytime-only baseball and racial segregation.

  • April 18, 2014

    Logo Designer Takes Baltimore Ravens Suit To High Court

    A logo designer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit's ruling freeing the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Enterprises LLC from paying him royalties for alleged infringement of his design, saying the appeals court erred in finding the defendants' use of the design in historical footage fit within the fair-use doctrine of the Copyright Act.

  • April 18, 2014

    USC Urges Judge To Toss Ex-Football Player's Pain Med Suit

    The University of Southern California and its student health center urged a California federal judge on Friday to toss an ex-USC football player's claims that a team doctor negligently administered a painkiller that gave him a heart attack, saying the player didn't show a breach in the standard of care.

  • April 18, 2014

    Insurers Not Liable For Sports Co.'s $3M Noncompete Row

    A New York appeals court on Thursday freed two insurers from footing a $3.2 million judgment against a sports equipment company accused of lifting trade secrets after luring a competitor's employee, finding the policies did not cover violations of a corporation's privacy rights.

  • April 18, 2014

    Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Nicolaides' Monica Sullivan

    While times are changing as more women become the important firm clients, business is still done on the golf course, often to the exclusion of women, says Monica Sullivan, a founding partner at Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP.

  • April 17, 2014

    Consumer Rushes NFL's Bid To Nix State Antitrust Claims

    A consumer suing the National Football League and Reebok International Ltd. over their exclusive licensing deal blasted their bid to toss the state-law claims from his putative class action, telling a California federal court Wednesday that professional football is not immune from consumer claims under the state's antitrust law.

  • April 17, 2014

    TIG Sues NHL, 11 Insurers Over Concussion Injury Coverage

    TIG Insurance Co. on Tuesday sued the National Hockey League and nearly a dozen insurers in New York state court, contesting that it owed coverage for two class actions brought by hockey players over concussion injuries.

  • April 17, 2014

    NFL's Bills Win OK For $2.5M Deal Over Excessive Texts

    The Buffalo Bills professional football franchise won preliminary approval in Florida federal court on Tuesday of a $3 million deal settling class claims that a mobile alert program for news on the team sent out more text messages than fans had agreed to receive.

  • April 17, 2014

    Paterno Estate Blasts NCAA's $60M Penn State Penalty

    The estate of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended its suit in state court Wednesday against the NCAA over a $60 million penalty and sanctions imposed in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, arguing that the association violated its own rules and flouted the law.