Sports

  • June 12, 2017

    Justice Ginsburg On Diversity And Persuading Her Colleagues

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses what it means to have three women on the court, the aftermath of hostile Senate confirmation fights, and why justices sometimes do the unexpected, in the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the feminist icon.

  • June 12, 2017

    BIA Must Review Athlete's Asylum Denial, 3rd Circ. Says

    An immigration judge’s frequent interruptions, digressive questions and generally hostile tone prevented a Salvadorian soccer player from properly making his case for asylum, the Third Circuit ruled on Monday, granting the player’s review petition.

  • June 12, 2017

    Pilot Flying J Workers Want More Time To Mull Plea Options

    Former employees of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, asked a Knoxville federal court Monday for more time to consider plea agreements over allegations they cheated truckers out of diesel fuel rebates.

  • June 12, 2017

    Coalition Takes Aim At Federal Sports Wagering Ban

    A new advocacy group spearheaded by the American Gaming Association launched Monday aiming to undo federal prohibitions on sports gambling and allow states to tap into a virtually unregulated market the AGA says could produce billions of dollars in revenue.

  • June 12, 2017

    MoFo Guides Drone Racing League In $20M Funding Round

    The Drone Racing League said Monday that it has closed its Series B funding round with guidance from Morrison & Foerster LLP, raising more than $20 million in investments led by media companies Sky PLC and Liberty Media Corp., and venture capital firm Lux Capital.

  • June 12, 2017

    Adidas Says Asics Is Oversimplifying Patent Claims

    Adidas AG hit back in Delaware federal court on Friday at Asics’ bid to dodge a suit accusing the Japanese sportswear company of infringing patents related to fitness tracking apps and devices, arguing that Asics’ claims that the 10 patents at issue relate to abstract concepts ignores key, patent-eligible components.

  • June 12, 2017

    Kate Hudson's Co. Settles Its Suit Against Patent Holder

    Hollywood actress Kate Hudson's activewear company Fabletics LLC reached a confidential deal Friday to end its suit in California federal court accusing Landmark Technology LLC of being a patent troll that sues companies seeking a payout, even though its patents aren't enforceable.

  • June 12, 2017

    Plaintiffs Bar Perspective: Ricardo Martinez-Cid

    Most of the public do not understand the repercussions of tort reform, and a plaintiffs attorney certainly needs to be cognizant of it when selecting a jury, says Ricardo Martinez-Cid of Podhurst Orseck PA.

  • June 12, 2017

    Ex-PSU Prez Fights Child Endangerment Conviction

    In a bid to win dismissal of his recent conviction on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, ex-Penn State University president Graham Spanier has urged a judge to find that the charge was barred by a two-year statute of limitations.

  • June 9, 2017

    Baylor Pushes Back On Request For Docs In Title IX Suit

    Baylor University hit back against the group of 10 anonymous former students who are suing the university for its allegedly negligent response to sexual assault reports, arguing their bid to make Baylor release certain documents are neither relevant nor proportional to the needs of the case.

  • June 9, 2017

    Michigan Lawmakers Introduce Daily Fantasy Sports Bills

    Michigan lawmakers on Thursday introduced a pair of bills in the state’s House of Representatives designed to legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, joining a host of other states considering such legislation.

  • June 9, 2017

    Oak View Wins Bid To Overhaul Seattle’s KeyArena

    Seattle handed holdings company Oak View Group the winning bid for a massive renovation project of the city’s KeyArena, which officials hope will entice an NBA or NHL franchise and support first-class entertainment acts, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said at a Wednesday press conference.

  • June 9, 2017

    Photogs Drop 2nd Circ. Appeal Over NFL Royalties Row

    The Second Circuit on Thursday sent a dispute between photographers and the National Football League and The Associated Press over royalty payments to mediation after the parties agreed last week to toss the appeal.

  • June 9, 2017

    U. Of Tulsa, NCAA Hit With Concussion Class Action

    Former football players for the University of Tulsa hit the school, Conference USA and the NCAA with a proposed class action Thursday in Texas federal court, accusing the trio of letting them suffer repeated traumatic head injuries without proper medical care despite understanding the serious long-term repercussions.

  • June 8, 2017

    SoulCycle Can’t Dodge Contracts Class Action, Judge Says

    A California federal judge won’t block a putative class of consumers from pursuing claims that SoulCycle’s membership contracts violate the state’s laws on gyms, finding Wednesday the suit had cured deficiencies in standing present in the first complaint.

  • June 8, 2017

    NY High Court Stops $3B Development Of Shea Stadium Site

    New York state’s highest court has blocked the development of a $3 billion shopping mall near the Mets' Citi Field in Queens, ruling that the property now used as a parking lot is actually parkland and any building on it would require new legislation.

  • June 8, 2017

    NASCAR Discrimination Suit Claims Valid, Group Says

    The founder of an organization that promotes African-American race car drivers and teams urged a North Carolina federal judge Wednesday to keep alive his suit accusing NASCAR of discriminating against him and his organization by refusing to contract with them, saying his arguments are timely and fact-based.

  • June 8, 2017

    FanDuel, DraftKings Cite TC Heartland In Bid To Move IP Suit

    Daily fantasy sports platforms FanDuel and DraftKings invoked the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent TC Heartland decision on Wednesday in a bid to move a patent lawsuit by gambling technology companies to Delaware, telling a Nevada federal judge that they do not have sufficient ties to the district.

  • June 8, 2017

    Remaining NFL Teams Seek To End Painkiller Suit

    The three NFL teams still entangled in a suit alleging former players were pressured to abuse prescription painkillers told a California federal court on Thursday that the remaining claims are barred by state workers’ compensation laws.

  • June 8, 2017

    NFL Seeks To Stall Discovery In Fight Over Rams Move

    The NFL urged a Missouri court Wednesday to delay discovery in the city of St. Louis' suit seeking to recoup money spent trying to keep the Rams, arguing that it shouldn't have to respond to broad information requests until the court determines which claims and parties are properly before the court.

Expert Analysis

  • 5 Mistakes That End Law Firms

    Randy Evans

    Although the end often comes quickly, law firms do not fail overnight. Randy Evans of Dentons and Elizabeth Whitney of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions review five mistakes that expedite law firm failures.

  • The Case For A Lawyer As Chief Operating Officer

    Nate Bennett

    It is wise to consider looking for a potential chief operating officer in what some might consider an unconventional place — the ranks of the legal profession. A risk-conscious attorney may serve as a good counterweight to a more enterprising CEO, say Dr. Nathan Bennett of Georgia State University and Matt Bedwell of The Miles Group LLC.

  • Immigration Door For Int'l Athletes Remains Open (For Now)

    Jordan Butler

    While international athletes in the P-1 and O-1 visa categories have not been directly targeted by President Donald Trump’s immigration policies at this juncture, they potentially stand to be affected in a detrimental manner, says Jordan Butler of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP.

  • What Lawyers Should Know To Avoid Online Scams

    J. S. Christie Jr.

    Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

  • Big Data In Sports: Changing The Game

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    In this short video, Brian Socolow of Loeb & Loeb LLP discusses the evolution of data use in professional sports, including the unprecedented legal challenges surrounding ownership of, access to and acceptable use of that data.

  • Web Servers: An Overlooked Cybersecurity Risk At Law Firms

    Jeff Schilling

    Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.

  • The Mediator’s Proposal As A Tool For Litigants

    Dennis Klein

    Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.

  • Increasing Focus On Info Exchanges Among Competitors

    Phillip Johnson

    Sharing sensitive nonpublic information can have adverse effects on competition. Indeed, recent activity in private and public antitrust enforcement shows growing concern with competitors’ coordinated actions and information sharing, say Phillip Johnson and Niyati Ahuja of Econ One Research Inc.

  • Expectations After The Trump Administration's First 100 Days

    Jim Flood

    In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.

  • The 9-Year Winning Streak Of Virginia ‘Rocket Docket’

    Bob Tata

    Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.