Facing bare coffers and crumbling infrastructure, city and state governments are scrambling to make themselves more attractive to the private developers who can build them courthouses, schools and sports arenas.
The NCAA asked a California federal court on Thursday to ax basketball great Bill Russell's putative class action accusing the organization of improperly profiting off his likeness, arguing that the former Boston Celtics center's antitrust claims expired decades ago.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit accusing The Coca-Cola Co. of infringing a copyright on a composer's translation of a song used in promotions for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Tenth Circuit on Thursday upheld the Oklahoma City Thunder's win in a copyright suit brought by a fan who claimed the basketball team's cheerleaders used phrases taken from a song he wrote, ruling the phrases were too common for copyright protection.
A Texas state judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit alleging Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban broke a partnership agreement by bungling the team’s finances, ending a case that lost its swagger after the Mavericks won the NBA championship in June.
The U.S. Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer LLC sought to dismiss ex-promoter ChampionsWorld LLC’s racketeering and state law claims in its Illinois antitrust suit, disputing claims that USSF did not have the authority over matches it imposed fees on, according to documents made public Tuesday.
The allegations underpinning the National Basketball Association's preemptive antitrust case against its locked-out players' union are “frankly very thin,” the New York federal judge overseeing the case said Wednesday.
The Intercontinental Hotels Group Operating Corp. and its Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites branch in Dallas breached contracts and duped customers by refusing to refund canceled reservations over Super Bowl weekend, a class action made public Tuesday in Illinois alleges.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday rejected for the second time a Federal Communications Commission fine imposed on CBS Corp. for Janet Jackson's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, saying a 2009 Supreme Court ruling made no difference in the case.
The foundation behind Muhammad Ali's annual “Celebrity Fight Night” charity event on Tuesday sued the organizers of an upcoming pay-per-view fight featuring former baseball player Jose Canseco and a slew of B-list personalities, accusing them of stealing its trademarked name.
Football superstar Terrell Owens last week sued Greenberg Traurig LLP and shareholder Pamela S. Linden in Florida for professional negligence and malpractice, claiming they hid crucial information while representing him in a $2 million investment in a scandal-plagued Alabama gambling resort.
Major League Baseball and the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a court-supervised process whereby the storied franchise, and its valuable media rights, will be sold off by private equity giant Blackstone Group LP, the league and team announced Wednesday.
Nike Inc. was sued Thursday in New Jersey federal court by the estate of an inventor that claims the sports apparel and equipment giant stole a design patent used in its line of SQ Dymo golf clubs.
Sports and race car manufacturer Lotus Cars USA Inc. has recalled more than 5,000 Elise and Exige models over fears a faulty oil line could spray oil and cause car crashes or spark fires, federal transportation regulators said Friday.
DDB Technologies LLC launched suits against News Corp. unit Fox Sports Interactive Media LLC and NeuLion Inc. in Texas federal court Thursday, alleging the companies infringed its patented method for producing online simulations of live sport broadcasts.
A class of video game purchasers asked a California federal court Wednesday to force Electronic Arts Inc. to produce a key document in their suit claiming EA stifles competition in the industry by maintaining exclusive licensing deals with the National Football League and other football organizations.
A judge refused Monday to end a proposed class action in California claiming Mazda Motor of America Inc. hid and refused to repair a defect that could cause its RX-8 sports car to stall, ruling that the claims were properly constructed.
Arent Fox LLP has picked up a sports lawyer from Herrick Feinstein LLP with expertise in team acquisitions and sales, joint venture activities, and sports media issues for its New York office, the firm announced Tuesday.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday ordered Major League Baseball to turn over a trove of documents to the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC before a decisive hearing on the team’s bankruptcy exit strategy, where control of the franchise will hang in the balance.
Federal prosecutors and public defenders representing former baseball star Lenny Dykstra on Monday asked that his bankruptcy fraud trial be postponed until March because the massive numbers of documents attorneys will have to wade through makes a scheduled December trial virtually impossible.