YouTube Inc. and parent company Google Inc. have been hit with a proposed IP class action brought by a British soccer league and an independent music publisher hoping to represent all content producers that allege their copyrighted work has been unlawfully posted on YouTube.
Former CBS Radio host Don Imus, who lost his job over offensive comments about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, has hired one of the country’s sharpest First Amendment lawyers to represent him in a dispute with his former employer.
The National Football League Players’ Association has fired back against six current and former professional football players who sought to hold the union liable after they lost millions in the collapse of an Atlanta hedge fund.
Three female police officers are suing the New York City Police Department after other officers allegedly labeled them with the same insult radio host Don Imus infamously used to describe the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
Popular shoemaker Skechers USA Inc. has inexplicably dropped its trade-libel and unfair competition lawsuit against Asics Corp., the Japanese sporting goods company revealed on Friday.
The owners of a Monaco-based tennis tournament have served men’s professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc. with a lawsuit alleging that the planned changes to its tournament system are anti-competitive, the second complaint of its kind filed against the tennis giant.
The NFL Players Association is fighting back against a proposed class of 3,500 former players who accuse the union of not distributing tens of millions of dollars from licensing deals that is owed to them.
The battle for dominance over the multibillion-dollar athletic shoe market has hit the courtroom, with Reebok International Ltd. claiming that market leader Nike Inc. has infringed a patent for collapsible shoes.
A small German tennis organization has flung a lawsuit at men's professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc., alleging that its plan to reconfigure the tournament system is an anti-competitive strategy designed to block competitors.
After Richard Scrushy allegedly violated the terms of his release during a trip to Walt Disney World, the government wants the founder and former CEO of HealthSouth Corp. to start sporting a new accessory – an electronic monitoring device.
A judge overseeing the bankruptcy proceedings of WorldCom Inc. has agreed that former spokesman Michael Jordan may be owed the balance of his 10-year endorsement deal, allowing the basketball superstar to proceed with his $8 million claim.
When the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team sought to capitalize on perhaps the biggest victory in the history of women’s sports after the FIFA World Cup in 1999, it turned to Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP.
British Sky Broadcasting Group offered a solution to its current squabble with Virgin Media on Tuesday, proposing that it offer basic channels, such as Sky One and Sky Sports News to Virgin customers at no cost.
PhatRat Technology has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc. and Nike Inc., alleging the companies infringed its patent for measuring athletic performance with their Nike + iPod Sports Kit.
Hoping to keep more national football teams rooted in their cities, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) has proposed a bill to exempt the National Football League from certain antitrust laws, giving it veto power on a franchise’s plan to relocate.
A subsidiary of Nike Inc. has reached a settlement with a group of university fraternities and sororities that accused the sporting-goods giant of infringing their trademarks to sell its so-called “Greenpak” line of shoes.
The NBA Players’ Association has reportedly filed a pair of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the league of violating its rights with respect to a new ball and its crackdown on player complaints.
New York-based brokerage firm Jefferies & Co. Inc. has agreed to fork over nearly $10 million to resolve regulators’ allegations that it used illegal tactics to lure a Fidelity mutual fund adviser to its trading business with almost $2 million in golf trips, entertainment and other incentives.
The former head coach of the Cumberland University football team has accused the school of firing him because of his interracial marriage.
Trying to determine liability in a lawsuit related to golf-cart parts, Dow Chemical Company asked bankrupt auto parts maker Meridian Automotive Systems Inc. on Monday to release certain important documents before the upcoming confirmation hearing of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.