• October 29, 2010

    Perjury Brings Probation For Bankrupt Ex-NHL Owner

    A federal judge has ordered two years probation for Peter H. Pocklington, the former owner of the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers, who pled guilty to concealing his assets in a 2008 personal bankruptcy filing.

  • October 28, 2010

    Dick's Sporting Goods Faces Class Action Over Pay

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has been hit with a putative class action claiming the company failed to pay hourly employees in Nebraska for all the time they worked.

  • October 26, 2010

    Disney Hit With WARN Suit Over Baltimore ESPN Zone

    Five former ESPN Zone workers have launched a putative class action accusing The Walt Disney Co. and subsidiary Zone Enterprises of Maryland LLC of failing to provide them with proper notice before shuttering the Baltimore location of the popular sports-themed dining and entertainment facility.

  • October 25, 2010

    NCAA Sacked With Scholarship Antitrust Class Suit

    A former Rice University football player has slapped the National Collegiate Athletic Association with a putative class action alleging that NCAA member schools have conspired to keep bachelor's degree prices for student athletes artificially high by placing limits on athletic scholarships and grants.

  • October 21, 2010

    EU Regulators Delay Decision On Greek Airline Merger

    European antitrust regulators have pushed their decision on a proposed merger between Greece's two largest airlines, Aegean Airlines SA and Olympic Air SA, from December to January.

  • October 20, 2010

    Mets Pitcher Forfeits $3.1M To End Contract Battle

    The New York Mets have reached a deal with relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to end a dispute over the baseball team's efforts to convert his multimillion-dollar contract into a nonguaranteed agreement after a blowup at the stadium with his girlfriend's father left him with a season-ending injury to his thumb.

  • October 18, 2010

    7th Circ. Sends NCAA Lottery Spat To State Court

    A federal appeals court gave the NCAA a fresh chance to prevail in a proposed nationwide class action Monday, vacating its earlier decision that a district court had erred in letting the NCAA off the hook in a suit accusing the athletic association of operating illegal lotteries to sell and distribute tickets.

  • October 18, 2010

    Vehicles Made In US Despite Chinese Parts: Customs

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ruled that a line of golf and recreational electric vehicles should count as American for the purposes of federal government procurement, even though they are made with some parts imported from China.

  • October 15, 2010

    Red Sox Owners Close Liverpool FC Deal

    New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Boston Red Sox, announced Friday that it has completed its purchase of the Liverpool Football Club, following a last-minute bid to block the sale by former Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr.

  • October 14, 2010

    Ex-Rutgers QB Refiles Likeness Action Against EA

    After a September dismissal, a former Rutgers University quarterback has refiled a putative class action against Electronic Arts Inc. accusing the company of using the likenesses of student athletes without their consent in its college football video games.

  • October 14, 2010

    Fed. Circ. Refuses To Block Nike Football Uniforms

    Nike USA Inc. can continue to sell its "Pro Combat" line of college football uniforms after a federal appeals court affirmed a ruling denying an injunction request by two of the athletic apparel giant's smaller rivals, who claim the products infringe a patent they hold.

  • October 13, 2010

    Gloves Dropped In Minn. Youth Hockey Antitrust Fight

    A for-profit youth hockey program has filed suit against Minnesota's official hockey governing body and its local districts, alleging they are violating antitrust law by barring athletes from playing in two leagues at the same time in the hockey-mad state.

  • October 12, 2010

    Mark Cuban Wants $2.6M For Failed Rangers Bid

    Following their failed attempt to purchase the bankrupt Texas Rangers baseball team, Mark Cuban and James Crane are seeking $2.6 million in attorneys' fees and costs from the team, arguing that they should be compensated for their role in the franchise's auction, which was won by a $593 million bid from a rival group led by Reed Smith LLP's Charles Greenberg and Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

  • October 11, 2010

    Dick's Fraud Case Goes Forward Despite Skilling Ruling

    A federal judge has ruled that the fraud case against two former executives of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. can go forward even though the government cannot use the honest services theory of fraud in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • October 11, 2010

    Electrolux To Buy Egyptian Appliance Maker

    Swedish home appliance giant Electrolux AB on Monday agreed to purchase a majority stake in Olympic Group for Financial Investments, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • October 8, 2010

    Hicks Says $476M Bid Undervalues Liverpool

    Liverpool Football Club co-owner Tom Hicks — who recently unloaded the bankrupt Texas Rangers — has tried to thwart the sale of his debt-ridden soccer team, saying the current $476 million bid by the owners of the Boston Red Sox dramatically undervalues the club.

  • October 8, 2010

    Miami Heat Sues Clear Channel Over Broadcast Deal

    The Miami Heat LP has accused Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. of breaching a contract for the radio broadcast of the professional basketball team's games, with the Heat claiming it's owed the same perks the Miami Dolphins secured in a separate radio deal with the media giant.

  • October 8, 2010

    Nationwide Dodges Coverage For Diuron Pollution Suit

    A federal court has ruled that National Mutual Insurance Co. does not have to cover property management company Lang Management Inc. in a suit alleging Lang hired incompetent landscapers who contaminated a golf course with a toxic herbicide.

  • October 6, 2010

    Dick's Wage Case Removed To Federal Court

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. has removed to federal court a proposed class action alleging the retailer violated Minnesota wage-and-hour laws, a development that comes two months after a judge overseeing the related nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act litigation dismissed state-law claims in the case.

  • October 5, 2010

    US Off Hook To Bowling Alley Builder For Overages

    An appeals board has ruled that the U.S. Air Force doesn't owe a contractor more than $114,000 in overages tied to a $3.4 million, 10-lane bowling alley project at an Alabama military base, rejecting the company's argument that the government willingly paid it in other instances over the same contract.