Sports

  • January 11, 2017

    DOJ’s Dodgers Info-Sharing Case Is Flimsy, DirecTV Says

    DirecTV and AT&T asked a California federal judge Wednesday to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice’s allegations that it blocked many Los Angeles Dodgers fans from watching their team on TV by exchanging sensitive information on negotiations with rivals, saying the government’s case against it was weak.

  • January 11, 2017

    Dodgers Face $2M Suit Over McCartney, AC/DC Shows

    A business development consultant and former concert promotion executive has filed suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and its owners in California state court, accusing them of failing to pay his full fee for securing Paul McCartney and AC/DC for concerts at the team’s stadium.

  • January 10, 2017

    18 Athletes Sue Michigan State, USA Gymnastics Over Abuse

    Michigan State University, USA Gymnastics and a Lansing, Michigan-based gym were hit with a lawsuit Tuesday by 18 women who said the organizations looked the other way for years as a well-known orthopedic doctor molested and sexually assaulted them.

  • January 10, 2017

    No Fees For Video Game Cos. In Acceleration Bay IP Row

    Video game companies including Activision Blizzard Inc. and Electronic Arts Inc. were denied attorneys’ fees in a dismissed patent infringement lawsuit brought by technology incubator Acceleration Bay LLC, according to an order from a Delaware federal judge Tuesday.

  • January 10, 2017

    MLB Says Scouts' Pay-Suit Whiff Hurts Minor Leaguers' Case

    Major League Baseball told the Ninth Circuit that a recent New York federal court decision to toss professional baseball scouts' pay-suppression claims because of baseball's antitrust exemption shows that the exemption is alive and well and was properly invoked to dismiss similar claims by minor league ballplayers.

  • January 10, 2017

    Man U Striker Wins Doping Defamation Suit Against Ex-Coach

    The former head coach of Sweden’s athletics team was found guilty on Monday of defaming Manchester United soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he suggested that the star striker had used performance-enhancing substances.

  • January 10, 2017

    Ex-Wrestlers Hit Back On WWE Dismissal Bid In Royalty Row

    A pair of former wrestlers claiming World Wrestling Entertainment stiffed them of royalties shot back Monday against an attempt to dismiss their suit on the grounds their contracts were never meant to cover streaming services.

  • January 10, 2017

    Weightlifter Hit With 4-Year Ban After Setting US Record

    A U.S. weightlifter was hit with a four-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance shortly after setting an American women's weightlifting record, according to an American Arbitration Association arbitral decision released by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Monday.

  • January 10, 2017

    NSA Can't Skate Winter Olympics Spying Suit

    The National Security Agency can’t escape a proposed class action brought by the former mayor of Salt Lake City and six residents alleging the NSA spied on attendees of the 2002 Winter Olympics, after a Utah federal judge Tuesday said the class’ claims are believable.

  • January 10, 2017

    NCAA Breached Protective Duty, New Concussion Suit Says

    A group of former college football players hit the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big 12 Conference with another proposed class action over head injuries and concussions in the sport, this time alleging in Indiana federal court that the organizations breached a contract with players that required them to warn student-athletes of potential risks and take adequate steps to protect players from head injuries.

  • January 10, 2017

    Fitbit Urges Judge To Force Arbitration In Heart Monitor Row

    Fitbit Inc. asked a California federal judge on Monday to compel arbitration in a proposed class action accusing the company of making “wildly inaccurate” fitness trackers, arguing that the consumers have had a year for discovery and that the case must now go before an arbitrator.

  • January 10, 2017

    Arbitration Clauses Not 'Magic,' Draft Kings Users Say

    “Arbitration” is not a magic word for making multidistrict fraud claims vanish, a group of customers of daily fantasy sports platforms DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. argued to a Massachusetts federal court Monday.

  • January 10, 2017

    Insurer Sued For Denying Golf Club Chemical Mess Coverage

    A Florida golf club owner and manager on Monday teed up a lawsuit in federal court claiming Lexington Insurance Co. wrongly denied coverage for an incident in which the potent herbicide RoundUp ended up in the club’s fertilizer tank, allegedly at the hands of vandals, and killed the entire course.

  • January 9, 2017

    The Firms That Dominated In 2016

    Law360's Firms of the Year rose above the competition in 2016 by earning a combined 20 Practice Group of the Year awards on the strength of work that helped their clients attain game-changing judgments and close record deals.

  • January 9, 2017

    Insurer, Gym Resolve Coverage Row Over Nude Taping Suits

    A North Carolina federal judge on Monday dismissed Scottsdale Insurance Co.'s coverage dispute with a gym regarding two lawsuits over its former employee's alleged videotaping of female patrons undressing in a tanning bed after the parties informed the court of a settlement in the underlying actions last week. 

  • January 9, 2017

    Golfsmith $22M Bid-To-Beat Is Only Offer In Ch. 11 Sale

    Bankrupt sporting goods retailer Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. on Monday informed a Delaware bankruptcy court that it had canceled a Chapter 11 auction of its Texas corporate headquarters after receiving no qualified offers to compete with a stalking horse bid of more than $22 million.

  • January 9, 2017

    House OKs Health Care, Sports Medicine Bills

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills surrounding access to health care Monday, including one meant to ensure sports medicine professionals are properly covered by their medical malpractice insurance while traveling with teams across state lines.

  • January 9, 2017

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2016 Practice Group of the Year awards, the law firms that racked up victories in litigation and closed the big deals to make their mark among clients and throughout the legal industry.

  • January 9, 2017

    Kate Hudson's Activewear Co. Sues Alleged Patent Troll

    Hollywood actress Kate Hudson's activewear company Fabletics LLC filed suit Friday in California federal court against Landmark Technology LLC, which it alleges is a “patent troll” that sues companies seeking a payout even though its patents aren't enforceable.

  • January 9, 2017

    Ex-Wrigley Rooftop Club Owner Gets 1.5 Years For Cubs Fraud

    An Illinois federal judge sentenced the former owner of a rooftop club overlooking Wrigley Field to 18 months in prison Monday for defrauding the Chicago Cubs, the city and the county out of fees and taxes related to his business.

Expert Analysis

  • Rules Of Civil Procedure Updates Affect E-Discovery

    Patrick Reilly

    On Dec. 1, 2016, the annual updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. Revisions include the end of the three-day “mail rule” extension for electronically served discovery, an amendment regarding service of internationally based corporate defendants, and a technical change regarding venues in maritime law actions, say Patrick Reilly and Eldin Hasic of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

  • The Path To The California Bench

    Judge George F. Bird

    Ever consider applying for a judicial appointment in California? Get the lay of the land from Judge George Bird of the Los Angeles Superior Court and Kimberly Knill, a senior appellate court attorney for the California Court of Appeal. Additionally, hear what several recent appointees to the LA Superior Court thought of the judicial selection process.

  • 3 Tips To Avoid Being On The Outs With In-House Counsel

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    When trial lawyers fail to recognize the unique challenges faced by in-house counsel, it jeopardizes not only the outcome of the case, but also the opportunities for future representation. These few simple strategies are hardly rocket science, but they are too often neglected, says Matthew Whitley
 of Beck Redden LLP.

  • The Horrible Conflict Between Biology And Women Attorneys

    Anusia Gillespie

    Women leave law firms for many of the same reasons men do, but also face challenges including headwinds with respect to assignment delegation and social outings, as well as potential disruptions if they choose to have children. Firms can increase investment in talent management and improve retention and engagement of women attorneys, says Anusia Gillespie of Banava Consulting.

  • A Very Low Bar For Use Of Trademark 'In Commerce'

    Louis K. Ebling

    The Federal Circuit ruling in the recent Adidas trademark case is noteworthy not only for the Supreme Court cases it interpreted and followed, but also for the case law it chose not to rely on. The court gave short shrift to at least two cases that seemed to suggest Congress’s powers under the Commerce Clause were more limited than previously thought, say Louis Ebling and Jesse Jenike-Godshalk of Thompson Hine LLP.

  • Lawyer EQ: Finding Success In Every Interaction

    Judith Gordon

    American legal education relies almost exclusively on analytical thinking. But success in legal practice depends in large part upon an accurate emotional understanding of oneself and the human seated opposite us. Honing emotional intelligence skills can lead to greater success, and Judith Gordon of LeaderEsQ offers a few tools that can be implemented immediately to raise one’s emotional intelligence quotient.

  • Managing Intergenerational Differences Within Your Law Firm

    Najmeh Mahmoudjafari

    We are privileged to be part of an employment market that hosts employees from various generations. While “differences” may imply inherent conflict, intergenerational differences can actually be used to an advantage for organizations — especially law firms, say Najmeh Mahmoudjafari, founder of ImmigraTrust Law, and William Martucci of Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP.

  • Philip Hirschkop: Quietly Making Noise For 50 Years

    Randy Maniloff

    The first paragraph of Philip Hirschkop’s obituary is going to contain the word "Loving." That’s undeniable. But many of Hirschkop’s other cases are just as groundbreaking in their own right. They aren’t household names like Loving, but they have affected millions in the nation’s households, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.

  • The Attack On Social Media Influencer Campaigns

    Gonzalo Mon

    Although recent letters from consumer groups highlight some legitimate issues regarding how companies use "influencers" to promote their brands on social media, they also misstate some of the FTC requirements and lump together good influencer campaigns and bad ones, says Gonzalo Mon of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

  • Can A Yankees Fan Get A Fair Trial In New England?

    Daniel E. Wenner

    Rhode Island, which has no Major League Baseball team of its own, is basically part of Red Sox nation. So what happens when a defendant is tried for bank fraud in Rhode Island before a jury that learns that he’s a Yankees fan? Day Pitney LLP partner and former federal prosecutor Daniel Wenner reviews the case.