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  • February 17, 2015

    Trump Golf Course Challenges Fla. City's Noise Rules

    The South Florida city of Doral's enforcement of its noise ordinance is not only making it difficult to keep the greens and fairways trimmed at Trump National Doral golf club, but it is also violating the club's constitutional rights, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Florida state court.

  • February 17, 2015

    NFL, American Needle To Settle Antitrust Suit

    American Needle Inc. on Monday agreed to settle its claims in Illinois federal court that the National Football League created an illegal monopoly when it handed Reebok International Inc. an exclusive license to make team hats.

  • February 17, 2015

    Ringleader In MLB Doping Scandal Gets 4 Years In Prison

    Anthony Bosch was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison for running the Miami doping ring that led Major League Baseball to suspend more than a dozen players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, as the judge denied requests for leniency for what he called "abhorrent" conduct.

  • February 13, 2015

    Minor Leaguers Must Justify Calif. Venue For MLB Wage Suit

    A California federal judge on Friday stopped short of tossing minor league baseball players' proposed minimum-wage class action against Major League Baseball but ordered them to show the case's ties to California, club by club and plaintiff by plaintiff, given that most minor league clubs are in Florida.

  • February 13, 2015

    BMW Agrees To Fix Cracked Wheels In Warranty Suit

    BMW of North America LLC will reimburse drivers of certain Z4 sports cars or pay to replace the car’s crack-prone alloy wheels, and will shell out $635,000 to cover attorneys’ fees, to end a putative class action in California federal court, according to a deal submitted for approval Friday.

  • February 13, 2015

    Arena GCs See Gambling As Sports Biz's Hot Legal Issue

    General counsel for sports venues including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium and Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts International said Friday at the University of Pennsylvania Sports Law Symposium that a growing openness toward gambling is a top legal concern that will undoubtedly influence the way their businesses operate.

  • February 13, 2015

    Nike Must Face Golf Retailer's Price Discrimination Suit

    A Texas federal judge on Friday refused to end a local golf retailer’s antitrust suit against Nike Inc., ruling that Nike couldn’t be held accountable for refusing to sell the store various products but preserving key claims for price discrimination.

  • February 13, 2015

    Players Fight MLB Bid To Link Employment, Antitrust Suits

    A group of minor league ballplayers challenging Major League Baseball's wage practices struck back Thursday against the league's bid to have the case tied with another class action by minor leaguers accusing the league of antitrust violations, saying the cases assert entirely different claims.

  • February 13, 2015

    Bain Buys Japan Spa Operator To Tap Into Olympics Tourism

    Boston-based private-equity group Bain Capital LLC on Friday agreed to buy Japanese hotel and day spa group Ooedo-Onsen Holdings in a bet that tourism in the country will boom going into the 2020 Olympic Games scheduled to be held there.

  • February 12, 2015

    Amazon Can't Erase Cavalli Graffiti Copyright Suit

    A California federal judge found Thursday that the signatures of graffiti artists on a San Francisco mural constitute copyright-identifying information and the inclusion of one of those signatures on Cavalli SpA apparel sporting the mural sold at retailers such as Amazon.com Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. constitute false designation of origin under the Lanham Act.

  • February 12, 2015

    MLB Asks Judge To Weigh Tying Player Pay, San Jose Fights

    Major League Baseball urged a California federal judge Wednesday to consider relating a proposed class action brought by several minor league players challenging the MLB's pay rules under the antitrust laws to the dispute between the city of San Jose, California, and the MLB over the league's rules on franchise territories.

  • February 12, 2015

    NCAA Accuses Athletes Of 'Misdirection' In Antitrust Appeal

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association told the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday that its rule requiring student-athletes to be amateurs wasn't anti-competitive, warning that the class plaintiffs' efforts to defend their antitrust injunction was a failed "effort at misdirection."

  • February 11, 2015

    Revel Judge Won't Extend Deadline To Close $95M Sale

    A New Jersey bankruptcy judge declined Wednesday to extend the blown Monday deadline for golf course developer Glenn Straub to complete his $95.4 million purchase of Atlantic City's fallen Revel casino, setting up a potential showdown over the would-be buyer's $10 million deposit.

  • February 11, 2015

    Tribe Seeks Meeting With Wis. Gov. Over Bucks Arena Offer

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is holding out hope that the state will accept its offer to help fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team if its proposed $808 million Hard Rock-branded casino in Kenosha is approved, despite reports that Gov. Scott Walker will reject it.

  • February 10, 2015

    Under Armour Says Skechers Ad Rips Off 'Protect This House'

    Under Armour Inc. launched a trademark infringement suit Tuesday in Maryland federal court against Skechers USA Inc., saying the shoe company’s TV commercial rips off the athletic apparel company’s well-known “Protect This House. I Will.” ad campaign.

  • February 10, 2015

    5th Circ. To Hear Bass Pro's Appeal In Race Bias Suit

    The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said it would hear Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC's appeal of a lower court's refusal to grant it summary judgment in a case in which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses the sporting goods retailer of discriminating against some of its potential workers.

  • February 10, 2015

    Revel Casino's $95M Sale Falling Apart

    Atlantic City's fallen Revel casino may have lost its second hundred-million-dollar suitor: Word has come out that Florida golf course developer Glenn Straub didn't complete his $95.4 million deal before a midnight deadline.

  • February 10, 2015

    Tribe Offers $220M For Milwaukee Arena To Save Casino

    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said Tuesday it would contribute $220 million to a new downtown Milwaukee arena to house the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team if the state approves its proposed $808 million Hard Rock-branded casino in Kenosha.

  • February 10, 2015

    China's Dalian Wanda Inks $1.2B Deal To Expand Sports Biz

    Chinese property and entertainment firm Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd. struck a $1.2 billion deal Tuesday for private equity-backed Infront Sports & Media AG, a Swiss sports marketing outfit that bolsters its entertainment holdings and jumpstarts overseas expansion.

  • February 10, 2015

    'Just Drop This Thing,' Shark Designer Tells Katy Perry's Attys

    The man who created designs for 3-D-printed figurines of the "Left Shark" backup dancer from Katy Perry's Super Bowl half-time show is fighting back against legal threats by the star's attorneys, urging them Monday to “just drop” what he called “very weak” copyright claims.