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  • December 5, 2018

    Soccer Body Wants 2nd Go At FIFA Corruption Restitution

    The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football has asked a New York federal judge to reconsider an order denying it restitution from former soccer officials convicted in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal.

  • December 5, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Kilpatrick Townsend's Kate Gaudry

    Kilpatrick Townsend’s Kate Gaudry has used data analytics to supercharge her patent prosecution practice, uncover winning strategies for portfolio management and expose a secretive U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program, earning her a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    Atty Tells Jury CrossFit's Sloppiness Caused Her Slipped Disc

    An attorney who specializes in personal injury work suffered a herniated disc because CrossFit Inc.'s shoddy training led a local St. Louis affiliate to rush her into lifting too much weight on her first class, her counsel told a Missouri jury during Tuesday opening statements.

  • December 4, 2018

    NHL Board Approves Seattle Expansion

    The National Hockey League’s board of governors Tuesday unanimously approved Seattle’s application to host the league’s 32nd franchise, with the yet-to-be named team scheduled to begin playing in 2021.

  • December 4, 2018

    Body Glove's Tactics Didn't Hurt Asia Licensee, Jury Says

    Body Glove and its private equity owner, Marquee Brands LLC, didn’t harm the Asia licensee of the watersports company despite engaging in hardball business tactics during a dispute over licensing rights in the world’s most populous region, a California federal jury has determined.

  • December 4, 2018

    Scottie Pippen Claims Atty-Comedian Trashed Fla. Mansion

    NBA Hall of Famer and former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen hit a South Florida attorney-comedian and her husband with a lawsuit in state court Monday, accusing them of trashing his $10 million mansion, stealing cutlery and allowing their pets to urinate all over the property.

  • December 4, 2018

    Rival Says Peloton's Patent Infringement Claim Misses Mark

    A studio cycling company has urged a Texas federal court to toss Peloton Interactive Inc.'s patent infringement suit, saying Peloton is trying to transform the online competitive cycling market into its own patent-eligible invention.

  • December 4, 2018

    Anaheim Ducks' Arbitration Win Over Ex-Risk Manager OK'd

    A California appeals court affirmed an arbitration decision in favor of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club LLC against a former risk manager for the team who alleged he'd been forced to resign, finding the declaratory relief given to the Ducks was proper and within the arbitrator's purview.

  • December 4, 2018

    2nd Circ. Nixes $8.9M Restitution From Gambler Billy Walters

    A Second Circuit panel on Tuesday vacated and remanded back to trial $8.89 million in restitution ordered against professional sports gambler Billy Walters for insider trading.

  • December 4, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: Littler's Scott Forman

    Littler Mendelson PC shareholder Scott Forman's innovative case management platform helps his firm analyze litigation data, craft defense strategies, predict outcomes and greatly reduce client costs, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 4, 2018

    7th Circ. Revives Suit Over Defective Sports Tech

    A Seventh Circuit panel has salvaged a suit by a sports electronics company alleging its supplier sold it defective parts, saying that while five of the seven claims were rightfully barred, the fraud claims can proceed.

  • December 3, 2018

    NCAA Says Athletes' Antitrust Closings 'Smuggle In' Evidence

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association has slammed the closing arguments of student-athletes in a fight over compensation, telling a California federal judge the players relied on expert witnesses to “smuggle in” evidence that’s not admissible.

  • December 3, 2018

    9th Circ. Upholds $1.3B Award Over Payday Loan Scheme

    A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday upheld a $1.3 billion award against pro race car driver Scott Tucker's loan companies, rejecting his arguments that his customers would not have been deceived by the loan terms because he included fine print clarifying the payment schedule.

  • December 3, 2018

    High Court Declines To Hear Ex-NHL Player Opioid Death Suit

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a wrongful death lawsuit by the parents of a National Hockey League player alleging his fatal overdose was the result of the league's promotion of violence and downplaying of the risks of head trauma.

  • December 3, 2018

    Justices Won’t Review Youth’s Diabetes Bias Suit Against NFL

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition by a woman to consider questions about the constitutionality of court actions in a lawsuit involving her son, a former New York City high school football player, alleging discrimination by the NFL because of his diabetes.

  • December 3, 2018

    Pittsburgh Foul-Ball Injury Lawsuit Goes To Jury

    Backstop netting installer Promats Athletics LLC never told the Pittsburgh Pirates how much its net would deflect when struck by a foul ball and was therefore negligent in the injury of a fan behind home plate in 2015, the fan's attorney told jurors in Pennsylvania state court Monday.

  • December 3, 2018

    Data-Driven Lawyer: DLA Piper's Eric Falkenberry

    DLA Piper’s Eric Falkenberry quantifies litigation risk for buyers and sellers in the M&A arena, runs data boot camps for colleagues and helps dream up innovative new analytics tools, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.

  • December 3, 2018

    Justices Kick Out Hacky Sack Champ's Suit Against Wendy's

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied for the second time a suit from the holder of the world record for most consecutive kicks of a footbag, or hacky sack, who had argued that Wendy’s International illegally used his name in promoting kids' meals.

  • December 3, 2018

    DLA Piper Snags Entertainment Atty From Greenberg Traurig

    DLA Piper has hired a former Greenberg Traurig LLC entertainment attorney to join the firm’s media, sports and entertainment sector, as well as its intellectual property and technology practice.

  • November 30, 2018

    The Data-Driven Lawyers Of 2018

    Big Data. Statistical Analysis. Insights. Innovation. These data-driven lawyers are making their mark on the legal industry and developing systems and practices that will change the way law is practiced in the 21st century.

Expert Analysis

  • Q&A

    Wendy Olson Talks Twin Falls, Tribes, Private Practice

    Wendy Olson

    Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Wendy Olson discusses her decades of experience prosecuting white collar crimes and civil rights violations, her work and challenges as U.S. attorney, and her move to private practice.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Brown Reviews 'Dangerous Leaders'

    Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown

    Anthony Thompson’s "Dangerous Leaders: How and Why Lawyers Must Be Taught to Lead" explores the conflict many lawyers face when charged with the responsibility of leadership. The book is an excellent read for all lawyers, says U.S. District Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

  • Breaking The Rules: 3 Ways To 'Lead' A Direct Examination

    Matthew Menchel

    Trial lawyers are frequently taught that they should appear invisible during direct examination — that their job is merely to prompt the witness to start speaking. But the most powerful direct examinations are the ones in which the examiner, not the witness, is controlling the pace, say attorneys with Kobre & Kim LLP.

  • Need Litigation Finance? Don't Skip These 5 Steps

    Molly Pease

    The process of applying for litigation financing isn’t difficult, but few do it right the first time. Following five steps in your application process will help make sure litigation funders are convinced of the value of your company's legal claims, says Molly Pease of Curiam Capital LLC.

  • A Holistic Approach To Client Retention

    Dan Tacone

    In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc.

  • Q&A

    A Chat With Allens Pricing Chief Pier D'Angelo

    Pier D'Angelo

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens.

  • Opinion

    The ABA Was Dead Wrong About Model Rule 8.4(g)

    Bradley Abramson

    In the two years since the American Bar Association's controversial anti-discrimination and harassment rule, only one state has adopted it, while numerous state supreme courts, state attorneys general and legal groups have correctly rejected Model Rule 8.4(g) as a threat to lawyers' First Amendment rights, says Bradley Abramson, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.

  • Setting The Odds On Massachusetts Gambling Legislation

    Katherine Guarino

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA, Massachusetts has shown restraint with respect to expanding legalized gambling to include sports betting. However, the state Legislature is likely to seriously consider enacting a bill on sports betting in the 2019-2020 session, say Katherine Guarino and Warren Myers of Locke Lord LLP.

  • Opinion

    The Supreme Court Should Become Boring

    Alexander Klein

    In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.

  • Q&A

    Back To School: BC's Kent Greenfield Talks Corporate Law

    Kent Greenfield

    In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.