Sports

  • May 7, 2007

    YouTube, Google Face Class Action Infringement Suit

    YouTube Inc. and parent company Google Inc. have been hit with a proposed IP class action brought by a British soccer league and an independent music publisher hoping to represent all content producers that allege their copyrighted work has been unlawfully posted on YouTube.

  • May 2, 2007

    Don Imus Hires First Amendment Lawyer

    Former CBS Radio host Don Imus, who lost his job over offensive comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, has hired one of the country’s sharpest First Amendment lawyers to represent him in a dispute with his former employer.

  • May 1, 2007

    Players’ League Countersues In Hedge Fund Battle

    The National Football League Players’ Association has fired back against six current and former professional football players who sought to hold the union liable after they lost millions in the collapse of an Atlanta hedge fund.

  • April 24, 2007

    Imus Insult Sparks NYPD Discrimination Suit

    Three female police officers are suing the New York City Police Department after other officers allegedly labeled them with the same insult radio host Don Imus infamously used to describe the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.

  • April 13, 2007

    Skechers Pulls Foot Out Of Asics Suit

    Popular shoemaker Skechers USA Inc. has inexplicably dropped its trade-libel and unfair competition lawsuit against Asics Corp., the Japanese sporting goods company revealed on Friday.

  • April 10, 2007

    Another Suit Takes Aim At Tennis Tour

    The owners of a Monaco-based tennis tournament have served men’s professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc. with a lawsuit alleging that the planned changes to its tournament system are anti-competitive, the second complaint of its kind filed against the tennis giant.

  • April 5, 2007

    NFL Union Says Retiree Suit Is Out Of Bounds

    The NFL Players Association is fighting back against a proposed class of 3,500 former players who accuse the union of not distributing tens of millions of dollars from licensing deals that is owed to them.

  • April 4, 2007

    Nike Faces Patent Claim From Reebok

    The battle for dominance over the multibillion-dollar athletic shoe market has hit the courtroom, with Reebok International Ltd. claiming that market leader Nike Inc. has infringed a patent for collapsible shoes.

  • March 30, 2007

    Suit Says Tennis Tour Plan Is Anti-Competitive

    A small German tennis organization has flung a lawsuit at men's professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc., alleging that its plan to reconfigure the tournament system is an anti-competitive strategy designed to block competitors.

  • March 30, 2007

    Scrushy Violated Terms Of Release: Government

    After Richard Scrushy allegedly violated the terms of his release during a trip to Walt Disney World, the government wants the founder and former CEO of HealthSouth Corp. to start sporting a new accessory – an electronic monitoring device.

  • March 5, 2007

    Jordan's Claim Against WorldCom Goes Into Overtime

    A judge overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings of WorldCom Inc. has agreed that former spokesman Michael Jordan may be owed the balance of his 10-year endorsement deal, allowing the basketball superstar to proceed with his $8 million claim.

  • March 1, 2007

    Ballard Spahr

    When the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team sought to capitalize on perhaps the biggest victory in the history of women’s sports after the FIFA World Cup in 1999, it turned to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP.

  • February 28, 2007

    BSkyB Offers Free Channels To Virgin In Media Fight

    British Sky Broadcasting Group offered a solution to its current squabble with Virgin Media on Tuesday, proposing that it offer basic channels, such as Sky One and Sky Sports News to Virgin customers at no cost.

  • February 6, 2007

    Rival Sues Apple, Nike Over iPod Running Product

    PhatRat Technology has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc. and Nike Inc., alleging the companies infringed its patent for measuring athletic performance with their Nike + iPod Sports Kit.

  • January 12, 2007

    Bill Would Give NFL Veto Power In Team Relocations

    Hoping to keep more national football teams rooted in their cities, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) has proposed a bill to exempt the National Football League from certain antitrust laws, giving it veto power on a franchise’s plan to relocate.

  • January 5, 2007

    Converse Suit Dropped Amid Licensing Talks

    A subsidiary of Nike Inc. has reached a settlement with a group of university fraternities and sororities that accused the sporting-goods giant of infringing their trademarks to sell its so-called “Greenpak” line of shoes.

  • December 4, 2006

    NBA Players Union Sues Over New Synthetic Ball

    The NBA Players’ Association has reportedly filed a pair of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the league of violating its rights with respect to a new ball and its crackdown on player complaints.

  • December 4, 2006

    Brokerage Firm Settles Charges Over Lavish Gifts

    New York-based brokerage firm Jefferies & Co. Inc. has agreed to fork over nearly $10 million to resolve regulators’ allegations that it used illegal tactics to lure a Fidelity mutual fund adviser to its trading business with almost $2 million in golf trips, entertainment and other incentives.

  • November 16, 2006

    Football Coach Alleges Race Discrimination

    The former head coach of the Cumberland University football team has accused the school of firing him because of his interracial marriage.

  • October 31, 2006

    Dow Chemical Requests Documents From Meridian

    Trying to determine liability in a lawsuit related to golf-cart parts, Dow Chemical Company asked bankrupt auto parts maker Meridian Automotive Systems Inc. on Monday to release certain important documents before the upcoming confirmation hearing of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.