Oakley Inc. was hit Friday with a trademark infringement suit from a rival sports apparel manufacturer accusing the company of ripping off the proprietary phrase "Sweat It Out" and using it in the name of one of its products.
A new idea in public stadium financing comes from Orlando, Fla., where a county official wants something in exchange for helping to bring a soccer team to town: a share in the upside.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Pinterest aims to block Sprint and others from registering names involving “pin,” the Indiana Colts protect their quarterback's name, and Hasbro runs into trouble trying to register a trademark for one of its Transformer toys.
Electronic Arts Inc. urged a California federal judge Friday to overturn a July jury verdict finding the company illegally copied from the first video game in its multimillion-selling “Madden NFL” franchise, while the game’s programmer moved to tack on $11.6 million in interest to the jury’s $3.6 million royalties award.
The $975 million new stadium proposed for the Minnesota Vikings on Friday got the approval of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority after the agency and its law firm completed due diligence to ensure that a related New Jersey lawsuit wouldn't derail the project.
Barry Bonds struck out Friday in his appeal of a conviction for obstructing a federal investigation of steroid use in professional baseball, as the Ninth Circuit ruled that a statement he made in grand jury testimony could be obstructive even if it was factually true.
Both houses of California's Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that proposes to streamline any legal challenges under the California Environmental Quality Act lobbed at the Sacramento Kings' $447 million arena development plans, as well as other major statewide projects.
Seminole County, Fla., on Tuesday agreed to put up $2 million toward the Orlando City Soccer Club's proposed downtown stadium and its bid to join Major League Soccer in the hopes that the investment will reap an economic benefit of $31 million.
Video game maker Electronic Arts Inc. asked a California federal judge to dismiss a proposed antitrust class action against it and the NCAA over their use of college athletes' names and likenesses, saying the players had failed to prove EA was involved in a plot that harmed competition.
A former NBA player on Tuesday accused C. Tate George, another ex-pro baller, of luring him into investing in a real estate Ponzi scheme that cost him $300,000, as federal prosecutors attempt to prove George masterminded the $2 million fraud.
The U.S. on Tuesday eased sanctions on Iran that will enable U.S. nongovernmental organizations to perform humanitarian work in the country and set up athletic exchanges between the two countries.
A California judge on Monday stripped claims from a class action alleging racket maker Babolat VS North America Inc. deceives consumers through endorsements by tennis superstars Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick, saying the plaintiff can sue only over racket types he actually bought.
The Professional Association of Golf Officials on Tuesday told a Texas appeals court that it should be allowed to sue its former attorney in Texas court for claims he gave members bad advice about changes to their collective bargaining agreement with the PGA.
A D.C. federal court on Monday sided with a charter cruise company in its suit against the Canadian government over a CA$54 million ($52.2 million) contract to provide lodging for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finding Canada breached its agreement to pay all taxes imposed on the cruise lines.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has launched a new practice group out of its Washington office to represent professional athletes and other sports luminaries, tapping two attorneys from Dow Lohnes PLLC to lead the group, the firm announced Monday.
Major League Baseball is leaning on “outdated” precedent to prove they are exempt from federal and state antitrust laws, the city of San Jose said Friday, urging a federal judge not to dismiss their suit over the Oakland Athletics' stalled move to the city.
Private equity-backed U.S. golf and country club operator ClubCorp Holdings Inc. will seek to raise up to $324 million in its initial public offering, giving the company an implied valuation of up to $1.1 billion, the Texas club operator said in a regulatory filing Monday.
A Minnesota federal judge on Friday ordered attorneys for hundreds of former National Football League players who opted out of a recently settled class action over publicity rights to drop two separate suits, finding they had violated “the letter and the spirit” of an injunction.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation that will allow the U.S. Tennis Association to commence a $500 million expansion plan at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, the site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.
Mayor Buddy Dyer has backed Orlando City Soccer Club's drive to build a downtown stadium and join Major League Soccer, but his legal staff has advised, in a opinion released Tuesday, that the city's support cannot go so far as owning a share of the team.