• April 30, 2012

    Bulls, Blackhawks Owners Consider Arena Expansion

    Owners of the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks and the United Center arena where they play have renewed talks with the city about the possible construction of a 262,522-square-foot mixed-use expansion to the stadium, a source close to the matter confirmed Monday.

  • April 30, 2012

    NFL Asks 11th Circuit To Punt Former Dolphin's ERISA Suit

    The National Football League Retirement Board asked the 11th Circuit on Thursday to end two-time Super Bowl champ Eugene “Mercury” Morris’ quest to receive nearly double his monthly pension benefit under the NFL player retirement plan.

  • April 30, 2012

    Under Armour Sues Body Armor Drink Maker To Protect Mark

    Under Armour Inc. on Thursday accused a sports drink maker of leeching off the athletic apparel maker's good name by labeling its beverages with a name and logo intended to deceive consumers into believing the products fall under the UA brand.

  • April 27, 2012

    Prosecutors Investigate NBA Players Union's Finances

    Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have subpoenaed the National Basketball Player's Association, requesting information on the business activities of the players' union, according to a statement from the union Friday.

  • April 27, 2012

    ESA Suit Over SF Golf Course Between Holes But Not Over

    A California federal judge refused to grant San Francisco summary judgment Thursday in an Endangered Species Act suit claiming its activities at a public golf course have harmed frogs and snakes, but agreed to pause the case during the city's permit consultations.

  • April 26, 2012

    Olympians Say Samsung App Violates Image Rights

    Famous U.S. Olympic athletes, including swimming legends Mark Spitz and Janet Evans, accused Samsung Corp. in California on Wednesday of violating their name and image rights and diluting their own brands with its newest Facebook application.

  • April 25, 2012

    Allentown Says Developer Blocked $220M Hockey Arena Deal

    The city of Allentown, Pa., on Monday sued a local developer for $50 million over allegations that he attempted to obstruct a $220 million bond issue intended to finance a minor league hockey arena.

  • April 25, 2012

    Chrysler, Retailer Settle 'Imported From Detroit' Slogan Row

    Chrysler Group LLC and retailer Pure Detroit agreed Wednesday to settle a Michigan suit over Pure Detroit's sale of shirts and bags emblazoned with the carmaker's tagline, "Imported from Detroit," which premiered in a two-minute Super Bowl commercial featuring the rapper Eminem.

  • April 19, 2012

    US Takes A Swing At Clemens' 'Guilt By Association' Pitch

    Jurors deciding whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress about his supposed steroid use should hear about a culture of steroid use among Major League Baseball players, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, playing down the ex-pitcher’s stated fear of guilt by association.

  • April 19, 2012

    Ex-Broncos' Injuries Outlasted Policy, Travelers Says

    Travelers Indemnity Co. told a Colorado federal judge Wednesday that it did not owe insurance coverage to former Denver Broncos players for cumulative trauma suffered during the 1970 football season because they kept playing well after the policy ended.

  • April 18, 2012

    FCC Again Pursues 'Wardrobe Malfunction' Fine In High Court

    The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday once more asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate its fine against CBS Corp. for Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” arguing that the Third Circuit misinterpreted the agency's policies in revoking the fine.

  • April 17, 2012

    Abdul-Jabbar Settles Likeness Suit With Upper Deck

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has resolved his right to publicity lawsuit against The Upper Deck Co. LLC over the company's alleged unauthorized use of his name, likeness and signature on a series of trading cards canonizing his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, attorneys said Tuesday.

  • April 16, 2012

    Dan Marino Charity Has Rothstein Cash, Trustee Says

    A charitable foundation run by former NFL quarterback Dan Marino has illegally profited from Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Florida by the bankruptcy trustee for Rothstein's law firm.

  • April 16, 2012

    Sacramento Kings $391M Arena Deal Falls Apart

    The long-awaited deal for a proposed $391 million basketball arena in downtown Sacramento, Calif., crumbled over the weekend, with the owners of the Kings backing out after Mayor Kevin Johnson declined to renegotiate the project's term sheet, a representative for the team said Monday.

  • April 13, 2012

    Dodgers' Ch. 11 Plan, $2B Sale Waved Home

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge gave his blessing Friday to the Los Angeles Dodgers' reorganization plan and the $2 billion sale of the storied baseball franchise, despite an 11th hour barrage of objections from Major League Baseball.

  • April 12, 2012

    Atlantic Yards Needs New Enviro Study, NY Court Says

    A New York state appeals court ruled Thursday the developers of the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project that aims to bring the NBA’s New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn will have to perform a new environmental impact study on the site — even if that means bringing in more developers and racking up an extra $1 million in costs.

  • April 11, 2012

    Fox Sports Affiliate Objects To Dodgers' Ch. 11 Plan

    A Fox Sports affiliate that owns rights to telecast the Los Angeles Dodgers objected Tuesday to the team's plan for exiting Chapter 11, saying the proposal fails to ensure the broadcast agreement will be protected following a $2 billion sale of the team to Magic Johnson's investment group.

  • April 9, 2012

    EPA Rejects Groups' 2nd Shot At Ban On Lead Ammo

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday refused for the second time to ban lead in bullets for hunting and sports under the Toxic Substances Control Act after advocates said lead exposure through hunting threatens public health.

  • April 9, 2012

    Texas Baseball League Puts Legal Malpractice Suit On Hold

    A Texas state appeals court on Thursday agreed to put a hold on Texas Collegiate Baseball League Ltd.’s suit with its attorney over their alleged fee agreement, saying proceedings must wait until separate lawsuits involving the parties are resolved.

  • April 6, 2012

    Dodgers Look To Exit Bankruptcy By End Of Month

    The Los Angeles Dodgers LLC announced Friday that they expect to emerge from their Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of the month after filing an amended reorganization plan that includes their sale to Guggenheim Baseball Management LP for $2 billion.