• July 6, 2011

    Judge Relinks Charge In Ex-Dick's Atty Kickback Case

    A New York federal judge reversed himself Wednesday, reattaching a false statements charge to the rest of the kickbacks case against a former attorney for Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. after previously severing the case.

  • July 5, 2011

    NFL Retirees Seek To Halt Lockout Negotiations

    A proposed class of retired NFL players on Monday asked a Minnesota federal court to stop negotiations in the league’s labor and antitrust dispute with current players, saying the negotiations will harm their pensions and benefits.

  • July 5, 2011

    Both Sides Want Ex-Dick's Atty’s Case Rejoined

    Both the prosecution and defense in the trial of a former attorney for Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. have asked a New York federal judge to reconsider an order severing a false statements charge from the rest of the kickback case against him.

  • July 5, 2011

    Dodgers Look To Depose MLB, Selig In DIP Row

    Los Angeles Dodgers LLC on Tuesday made a broad discovery request of Major League Baseball in a bid to keep its current debtor-in-possession financing in the face of the league's attempt to take control of the club in Delaware bankruptcy proceedings.

  • July 1, 2011

    7th Circ. Lets Tennis Great Connors Off Hook

    The Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday that tennis legend Jimmy Connors was not bound to indemnify his former attorney per the terms of a previous $10.5 million settlement between the men over casino shares, affirming the dismissal of plaintiff Edward Brennan's lawsuit.

  • June 30, 2011

    McCourt Plays For Time With Dodgers' Ch. 11 Filing

    Monday's bankruptcy filing by the Los Angeles Dodgers is widely seen as a desperate move to keep Major League Baseball from taking over the team, but attorneys say the ploy will simply delay the inevitable once the team exits bankruptcy protection.

  • June 30, 2011

    Ex-Dick's Atty Can't Ditch Prosecutor In Kickbacks Case

    A federal judge in New York on Thursday refused to disqualify a government attorney prosecuting a former lawyer for Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. on charges that he lied to investigators and took part in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.

  • June 29, 2011

    Resort Co. Fends Off Singapore In Bankruptcy Hearing

    Singapore sovereign wealth funds hoping to buy Paulson & Co.-owned luxury hotel company MSR Resort Golf Course LLC out of bankruptcy lost a bid Wednesday in New York to wrest away the debtor's control of Chapter 11 proceedings.

  • June 29, 2011

    Q&A With Taft's Jackie Bennett

    Early in my career as a prosecutor, a colleague told me that trying cases was a lot like playing tennis: You improved your game by competing against more capable opponents. I took that to heart, and I came to relish the opportunity to try cases against skillful and experienced opponents, says Jackie Bennett, a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

  • June 28, 2011

    Chrysler Can't Block 'Imported From Detroit' Use

    A Michigan federal judge on Tuesday denied Chrysler Group LLC's request to stop retailer Pure Detroit from selling shirts and bags emblazoned with the carmaker's tagline "Imported from Detroit," which premiered in a two-minute Super Bowl commercial featuring rapper Eminem.

  • June 28, 2011

    NBA Star Arenas Aims To Block Ex From 'Wives' Show

    The Orlando Magic's Gilbert Arenas is the latest pro basketball player to launch legal action over the reality TV show "Basketball Wives," suing his ex-fiancee in California federal court on Thursday for allegedly violating his trademark by starring in the show.

  • June 28, 2011

    LA Dodgers Win $60M DIP Loan, But MLB Wants In

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge approved an interim $60 million financing package on Tuesday to help Los Angeles Dodgers LLC keep its players on the field, but Major League Baseball is aiming to intercede in the case by supplanting the deal with a loan of its own.

  • June 27, 2011

    LA Dodgers Throw MLB A Curveball With Ch. 11

    Locked in a battle with Major League Baseball over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, owner Frank H. McCourt took his team into Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday in a bid to complete a media distribution package the league rejected.

  • June 24, 2011

    EX-MLB Star Can't Lower Bail In Bankruptcy Fraud Case

    A California judge on Friday rejected Lenny Dykstra's request to shave his bail amount, saying that the former MLB star -- who faces bankruptcy fraud charges  -- violated the terms of his temporary home detention last month by leaving his Los Angeles pad without court approval.

  • June 24, 2011

    NFL Lockout Battle Sketches Path For Likely NBA Feud

    As the standoff between NBA players and owners over the league’s collective bargaining agreement seems ever more likely to end in a lockout paired with an antitrust suit from players, experts say pro football’s recent troubles should serve as a warning to basketball players and owners that legal brawls can be a big gamble.

  • June 22, 2011

    Hilton, Others Fight Jefferies Fee In MSR Ch. 11

    A Hilton Hotels Corp. unit and two Singapore government funds objected Tuesday to a proposed $1.15 million fee to financial adviser Jefferies & Co. Inc. in the New York bankruptcy of Paulson & Co. Inc.-owned luxury hotel operator MSR Resort Golf Course LLC.

  • June 22, 2011

    Atty Can’t Tap Ex-NFL Players’ Benefits: 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld a ruling that an attorney who successfully represented retired professional football players in their disputes with administrators of the National Football League’s retirement plan could not dip into the players’ disability benefits to cover unpaid legal fees.

  • June 21, 2011

    Warner, Artist Settle 'Hangover' Tattoo Copyright Suit

    Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday reached a settlement in Missouri with an artist who said a character in the hit movie "The Hangover Part II" sported a tattoo that infringed a copyrighted design he created for boxer Mike Tyson.

  • June 20, 2011

    Golf Club Asks 2nd Circ. To Re-Tee Pitney Bowes Suit

    A lawyer for a Connecticut golf club told the Second Circuit on Monday that a lower court got it wrong by throwing out its expert testimony and ruling for neighbor Pitney Bowes Inc. in a suit over polychlorinated biphenyl contamination.

  • June 20, 2011

    NFL Player Wins $5M From Supplement Co.

    A St. Louis Rams linebacker won a $5.4 million judgment Friday in Missouri against a supplement provider that allegedly sold him a product he did not know contained steroids, the largest-ever award in a contaminated-supplement case, according to his attorney.