• September 3, 2014

    Clinic Owner Tied To MLB Doping To Plead Guilty In Oct.

    Anthony Bosch, whose Miami clinic stood at the center of a doping scandal that resulted in Major League Baseball suspending more than a dozen players, will plead guilty Oct. 16 to federal drug charges, the court determined Wednesday.

  • September 2, 2014

    NFL Rebuffs Players' Intervention Bid In Concussion Deal

    A group of ex-National Football League players who allege that they were encouraged to abuse painkillers should be barred from intervening in final negotiations over a proposed $765 million class action settlement in multidistrict litigation over concussions, the league told a Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday.

  • August 29, 2014

    Enviros Urge Calif. Court To Block $477M Sacramento Arena

    A $477 million sports arena planned for downtown Sacramento, California, was wrongfully pushed through an expedited approval process with the help of an unconstitutional law, environmental activists who seek to block the project argued in a brief filed Friday in California appeals court.

  • August 28, 2014

    NFL Branding Antitrust Suit To Lose Its Lead Plaintiff

    A consumer who filed an antitrust class action against the National Football League and Reebok International Ltd. over their exclusive merchandise licensing deals intends to drop out because of health issues, according to a case management statement filed Thursday in a California federal court.

  • August 28, 2014

    Seeking Retrial, Stock Scheme Atty Says Gov't Hid SEC Docs

    An attorney convicted of participating in former NFL player Willie Gault's alleged scheme to inflate a heart-monitoring company's stock took another shot at a retrial Wednesday, telling a Florida federal judge that newly produced U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents reveal the government suppressed evidence.

  • August 27, 2014

    Miami Open Organizer Asks Court To Back $50M Upgrade

    The organizer of the Miami Open urged a Florida state judge Wednesday to upend more than two decades of legal wrangling over restrictions on the professional tennis tournament's venue in Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, saying the resulting inequitable system threatens to prevent a vital $50 million expansion.

  • August 27, 2014

    NCAA Prez To Testify In Frostburg State Football Death Suit

    A Maryland state court has asked NCAA President Mark Emmert to be deposed in a suit brought by the parents of a Frostburg State University football player who allegedly died of head injuries from practice drills.

  • August 27, 2014

    FIFA Hit With Class Action Over Soccer Concussion Risks

    Current and former soccer players on Wednesday accused FIFA, the sport’s international governing body, of failing to protect players from concussion risks, filing a class action complaint in California federal court seeking policy changes to limit injuries.

  • August 27, 2014

    MLB, NHL Antitrust Actions Deserve Cert., Plaintiffs Say

    Plaintiffs accusing Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and cable providers of colluding to harm competition in television and Internet sports broadcasting told a New York district judge Tuesday their cases were perfectly suited for class treatment and should be certified.

  • August 26, 2014

    Miami Open Organizer Goes To Third Set With Stadium Foes

    Like an intense point in a top-flight tennis match, the parties battling over a proposed $50 million facility expansion for the Miami Open tennis tournament exchanged volleys for the second day in Miami state court, searching for a winning angle Tuesday on the tournament organizer’s summary judgment motion.

  • August 26, 2014

    NJ Pols Say Casino Push Needs Help From Gov., NFL Teams

    Opening the door to a northern New Jersey casino at the Meadowlands will not only take the state legislature and Gov. Chris Christie working together but also cooperation with the New York Jets and Giants, lawmakers said during a business event Tuesday.

  • August 26, 2014

    Man Who Bilked UGA Football Players In $80M Plot Gets 5 Years

    An Ohio man received a five-year prison sentence in Georgia federal court Tuesday for his role in an $80 million Ponzi scheme allegedly targeting former University of Georgia football players and other staff.

  • August 25, 2014

    Miami Tournament Organizer Looks To Ace Tennis Stadium Foe

    The organizer of the annual professional tennis tournament on Key Biscayne, Florida, attempted to hack through obstacles to its $50 million facility upgrade plan as a heated summary judgment hearing on the issue started Monday in state court in Miami.

  • August 25, 2014

    Hot Dog Restaurant Chain Sued Over Copyrighted Mascot

    A woman who has run a hot dog concessions cart since the 1980s alleges that the owners of the popular Wienerschnitzel chain of sausage restaurants stole her mascot, “Mr. Frankie,” and have been using the character for their own business, in a copyright suit filed Monday in California federal court.

  • August 25, 2014

    Buffalo Wild Wings Buys Majority Stake In Rusty Taco

    Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. said Monday it has bought a majority stake in Dallas-based startup chain Rusty Taco Inc., part of an investment strategy the sports-bar themed restaurateur says is aimed at emerging restaurants with significant growth potential. 

  • August 25, 2014

    $75M NCAA Concussion Deal Short On Benefits, Player Says

    Former NCAA football player Anthony Nichols on Friday opposed the $75 million concussion settlement the organization proposed recently, arguing that the deal leaves 90 percent of the proposed class with no remedies while snatching away their ability to bring class suits in the future.

  • August 25, 2014

    Facebook 'Like' Protected By Labor Law, NLRB Says

    The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that clicking Facebook's “like” button was protected, concerted activity shielded by labor law, finding that the Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille unlawfully fired two workers over a Facebook discussion panning the bar's tax withholding calculations.

  • August 25, 2014

    Hausfield Seeks $52M For Plaintiff Attys In NCAA Suit

    The plaintiffs' attorneys, led by Hausfeld LLP, in the NCAA antitrust case have asked the court for $52.4 million in fees and costs for their work in the dispute over the NCAA’s ban on college athletes being paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses, which a California federal judge this month ruled violates antitrust laws.

  • August 22, 2014

    Broker Calls Foul On Argentine Soccer Org's TV Rights Sale

    A Florida broker sued the Asociacion del Futbol Argentino, Argentina's official governing body for soccer, in state court Wednesday for allegedly breaching an exclusive agreement to market television and media rights for the AFA by cutting the broker out of a lucrative deal.

  • August 22, 2014

    Rockets Arena Can't Restore $2.5M Award At Texas High Court

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to reinstate a $2.5 million award the owner of the Houston Rockets’ arena won for an allegedly defective sign that was the centerpiece of its sponsorship by a Toyota dealership.