• November 19, 2012

    EA Can't Sack IP Case Over Ravens Logo In Madden Game

    A Baltimore federal judge refused Monday to toss a copyright case against Electronic Arts Inc. over the Baltimore Ravens' old “Flying B” logo, holding that the inclusion of the logo in Madden NFL video games didn't amount to fair use.

  • November 19, 2012

    Steelers Stadium Operator Says It's Not On Hook For Expansion

    The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh & Allegheny County reportedly told a state court judge Monday that it was not obligated to pay two-thirds of the cost of a proposed expansion at Heinz Field, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • November 19, 2012

    Suitors Could Pony Up $350M For Rays' New Stadium

    The two Florida counties lobbying to be home to the Tampa Bay Rays' $500 million stadium could each contribute at least $350 million in funds for the honor, according to a Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce report released Monday.

  • November 19, 2012

    Wilson Sonsini Aids Wright Medical In $380M BioMimetic Deal

    Hip- and knee-implant maker Wright Medical Technology Inc. will combine with BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology firm specializing in orthopedic and sports-medicine therapies, in a deal worth up to $380 million, the companies said Monday.

  • November 16, 2012

    NFL Disability Board Undermines League In Concussion MDL

    The NFL's retirement board's acknowledgment in the 1990s and early 2000s that football can cause devastating long-term head injuries will hurt the league's credibility in the multidistrict litigation over concussions, but attorneys say it is not the silver bullet plaintiffs have been searching for.

  • November 16, 2012

    Actor Azaria Pitches Legal Battle Over Baseball Character

    Actor Hank Azaria of "The Simpsons" fame filed a preemptive legal strike Thursday in a dispute over the character of a baseball announcer, alleging another actor, Craig Bierko, is improperly trying to prevent him from developing a movie based on the character.

  • November 15, 2012

    NFL Punter Sues Reliant Stadium Operators Over Knee Injury

    Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann on Thursday sued the operators of Reliant Stadium, alleging a knee injury he suffered as a result of unsafe playing field conditions could have been prevented and now threatens to end his career.

  • November 14, 2012

    OMERS Unit Joins Crown Acquisitions' $1B NYC Property Deal

    The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and Crown Acquisitions Inc. have purchased a 49 percent stake in Manhattan's Olympic Tower from Williston SA in a deal valuing the property at around $1 billion, a principal for Crown said Wednesday.

  • November 14, 2012

    Barclays' $8M Suit On Hold As Ex-Soccer CEO Seeks Ch. 15

    A New York state judge on Wednesday postponed Barclays Bank PLC's attempts to collect on an $8 million loan it made to a British property developer and professional soccer executive, giving him time to pursue possible bankruptcy protection.

  • November 14, 2012

    Dewey Wants Bonus For Dodgers Bankruptcy Work

    Defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP told a Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday that it deserved a $500,000 fee enhancement for its "Herculean" work on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team's bankruptcy as the law firm itself was collapsing.

  • November 13, 2012

    AMF Bowling Again Spins Into Ch. 11

    AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy in Virginia federal court for the second time in 11 years, saying it has reached a deal with lenders and the landlord of most of its bowling centers on a restructuring process.

  • November 9, 2012

    GP Investments Puts Up $225M For Slice Of Brazilian Retailer

    Top Latin American private equity firm GP Investments Ltd. leads a group of investors paying $225 million for a sizable minority interest in the Brazilian holding company that owns Centauro, the country’s leading sporting goods retailer, GP Investments said late Thursday.

  • November 9, 2012

    Rawlings Says Bracelet False Ad Suit Lacks Specifics

    Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. on Thursday urged a California federal court to toss a putative false advertising class action over a rubber bracelet the company says improves balance and athletic performance, arguing that the complaint does not contain sufficiently specific allegations.

  • November 8, 2012

    No Mulligan For Producer In Bid For Golf Book Movie Rights

    A California appeals court on Wednesday rejected film and television producer MVP Entertainment Inc.'s efforts to revive its breach of contract suit against writer Mark Frost, saying a three-word email from Frost's lawyer never transferred a valid copyright over his golf history "The Match."

  • November 8, 2012

    Aegean, Olympic $92M Merger Sent To EU Watchdog

    Greek regulators said Wednesday that they would refer Aegean Airlines SA's proposed €72 million ($92 million) purchase of Olympic Air SA to the European Commission, less than two years after the EC scuttled a prior proposed merger between the air carriers.

  • November 7, 2012

    Del. High Court Finds Golf Deal Breached Manager's LLC Duties

    The Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a ruling that the manager of a limited-liability company had breached fiduciary duties implicit in its LLC agreement in a deal for a golf course, but rejected a trial judge's pronouncement that the state's Limited Liability Company Act imposes “default” fiduciary duties upon LLC managers.

  • November 7, 2012

    Trump Unit Drops $100M Suit Over Calif. Development Delays

    The owner of Trump National Golf Club on Tuesday tossed its $100 million suit accusing a California city and several contractors of wrongfully delaying the approval process of a luxury residential development on the property with environmental studies.

  • November 6, 2012

    Ex-Phillies Practice Pitcher Sues Team For Defamation

    A former batting practice pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies sued the baseball team in Pennsylvania state court on Monday, contending that after he was terminated, the team and its general manager spread malicious information about him to other potential employers.

  • November 5, 2012

    Texas Rangers Want Ex-Owner Forced To Unveil Capital Sources

    Texas Rangers Baseball Partners urged a state judge Friday to force former team owner Tom Hicks to reveal how he got the money that he contributed to capital improvement and operations of the baseball club he purportedly steered into bankruptcy in 2010.

  • November 5, 2012

    MLB Indians Ask 6th Circ. To Revive Fatality Coverage Dispute

    The Cleveland Indians Baseball Co. LP on Friday asked the Sixth Circuit to revive an insurance coverage dispute over a fatal accident during a ballpark promotion, claiming an insurer failed to procure special events liability coverage the club had requested.