The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved two trademark registrations for the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, just two months before hockey season, though issues remain over the team’s attempt to register a mark for use on apparel and other merchandise.
A New York federal judge on Friday said a financial adviser will pay more than $1.9 million to resolve allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that he defrauded clients, including professional athletes, by using $2.35 million of their money without permission, and lied to agency investigators about it.
A deal with the International Olympic Committee to give Los Angeles a $1.8 billion contribution and other incentives likely means the city will play host to the 2028 Summer Olympics, a deal that reflects a changing dynamic for host negotiations after a slew of cities dropped out of bidding this time around.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, was hit on Friday with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that it uses a discriminatory criminal history screening policy that denies jobs to potential workers who are otherwise qualified applicants.
A California federal judge on Friday trimmed a state law claim from a suit filed by former NFL players against Electronic Arts over the use of their likenesses in Madden video games, finding that the avatars were not readily identifiable as the players.
A Minnesota federal judge on Sunday threw out the remaining claim in a proposed class action by investors over Life Time Fitness Inc.’s $2.8 billion private equity buyout in 2015, saying the shareholders can’t prove the company’s CEO and directors acted in their own self-interest by approving the deal.
The NFL urged a California federal judge Friday to sack six of eight claims alleging the sports entity infringed patents for online video services brought by subsidiaries of a digital security company, arguing the claims were for well-known ideas without implementation details for the purported inventions.
The last week has seen a pair of former Lloyds Bank executives sue their erstwhile employer, a trio of insurers lodge a professional negligence claim against a McLarens loss adjusting service unit, and a former owner of Arsenal sue Linklaters and Deloitte. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
The computer programmer behind EA's "John Madden Football" video game has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision that cost him $3.6 million in royalties when it ruled that expert testimony could not be used to satisfy a burden of proof in his case.
A Pennsylvania state judge said Friday that attorney-client privilege continued to shield certain documents and other materials being sought by a group of media entities in the criminal cases against three ex-Penn State University administrators caught up in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
The recent settlement of one of numerous lawsuits against Baylor University over alleged sexual assaults could signal the school’s eagerness to resolve such claims, but attorneys say there’s no guarantee the remaining plaintiffs — armed with tales of allegedly egregious conduct on behalf of administrators — will make a deal.
ESPN and a documentary producer urged a Mississippi federal judge Thursday to throw out a copyright suit by the creator of a 2004 documentary about a paralyzed college football player, saying there is no evidence to support his claim that the companies unlawfully used footage from his film.
More than 18,400 former National Football League players or their relatives have registered to receive settlement benefits in multidistrict litigation over brain injuries sustained by now-retired players during their NFL careers, the players’ attorney said Friday.
Houston Rockets star James Harden filed a response on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the son of late all-star and Rockets great Moses Malone, telling the court while someone may very well have assaulted Moses Malone Jr. outside a nightclub in June 2016, it wasn't him and he's not liable for the incident.
A Ghanaian businessman who was denied a bid to arbitrate his dispute with the West African nation over 51 million Ghanaian cedis ($11.6 million) he allegedly fraudulently obtained to help the government construct stadiums for a soccer tournament said Thursday he had taken his case to an African human rights court.
An Oregon federal judge on Thursday rejected Skechers’ bid to dodge trademark infringement allegations from Adidas over its famous three-stripe logo and Stan Smith shoe designs.
Two U.S.-based minor league soccer teams have filed a claim with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the U.S. Soccer Federation and FIFA for allowing Major League Soccer, the top league in the U.S. and Canada, to be closed to promotion and relegation of teams, the teams said Thursday.
An outdoor gear company's jury win in a tax refund suit entitles it to some but not all of the attorneys' fees it requested, an Idaho federal judge ruled on Thursday, saying that there was some reasonable cause for the IRS to bring the case and that the attorney’s requested rate was too high.
An entertainment attorney sued by an unnamed celebrity for allegedly trying to extort $2.5 million to prevent the release of a sex tape recorded by a female client has agreed to a settlement to escape the blackmail claims, a California judge was told Thursday.
Maine enacted a new law on Wednesday to regulate daily fantasy sports after the governor failed to act on the bill passed by the state Legislature, becoming the 15th state to legalize the contests amid lingering questions over whether it is gambling.
Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.
It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.
In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?
Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.
There is no conclusive science isolating the stand-alone effect of testosterone, if any, on athletic performance. Therefore, the Court of Arbitration for Sport should finalize its 2015 decision in favor of Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, say Ronald Katz and Robert Luckinbill of GCA Law Partners LLP.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.
By allowing attorneys to summarize what has just occurred in testimony and how it fits into the wider case narrative, courts can substantially improve juror comprehension through every step of a trial. Yet interim arguments are not practiced regularly, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.