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  • September 13, 2012

    NFL Pushes For Calif. Venue In Brain Injury Insurance Row

    The National Football League went on the offensive Wednesday to keep its coverage battle over football players' brain injury suits in California, telling a New York court that Alterra America Insurance Co. had no standing to add nearly 30 insurers to its complaint a week after the NFL targeted them in California.

  • September 13, 2012

    6th Circ. Relieves Insurer Of Hockey Player's Injury Defense

    The Sixth Circuit on Thursday upheld a Michigan federal court's dismissal of former professional hockey player Kevin Miller’s suit against AXA Winterthur Insurance Co. seeking coverage for claims lodged by a player he allegedly hurt during a game in Switzerland.

  • September 13, 2012

    Lamborghini Recalls 1,500 Sports Cars Over Fire Risk

    Italian luxury automaker Automobili Lamborghini SpA is recalling approximately 1,500 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder sports cars because of leaking fluid from high pressure steering pipes that could result in a fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday.

  • September 13, 2012

    Aussie Regulator Says Media Merger Poses Antitrust Risks

    Australia's competition overseer warned Thursday that a proposed merger between the owners of the country's most popular free-to-air TV network and a premium sports network could allow the pair unfair leverage in bidding for broadcast rights.

  • September 12, 2012

    Embattled Ex-Football Coach Accuses TSU Of Slander

    The former head football coach for Texas Southern University hit university officials with a suit Tuesday in Texas state court, alleging they had slandered him in violation of an employment release agreement and cost him a high school coaching job.

  • September 11, 2012

    Houston Texans Sued After Fan Injured By Falling Sign

    A sports fan launched a suit Tuesday in Texas court against the Houston Texans and the Harris County Convention & Sports Corp. over injuries he suffered when he was hit in the head by part of an LED sign at Reliant Stadium.

  • September 10, 2012

    Pittsburgh Penguins Ice TCPA Suit Over Fan Text Messages

    A California federal judge Monday threw out a putative class action accusing the Pittsburgh Penguins of breaching contracts and violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by pummeling hockey fans with too many text messages.

  • September 10, 2012

    Redskins Face Renewed Challenge To 'Disparaging' Trademarks

    A group of Native Americans urged the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Thursday to cancel six trademarks related to the NFL's Washington Redskins, saying the marks were disparaging.

  • September 10, 2012

    MSR Creditors Settle, Allow $1.5B Stalking Horse Auction

    In a last-minute huddle Monday before a motion hearing in a New York bankruptcy court, lenders for MSR Resort Golf Course LLC tentatively settled several of their disagreements over an auction linked to a $1.5 billion stalking horse bid for the hotel company.

  • September 10, 2012

    Zapped Football Fan Sues Jets, Giants For $2M Over Assault

    A Long Island football fan who was beaten and electrically shocked at MetLife Stadium a year ago has sued the New York Jets and Giants, who share the stadium, as well as the venue's manager, for $2 million, according to a complaint made public Wednesday.

  • September 6, 2012

    Baseball Bat Maker Gets Judgment In Injury Suit Reversed

    An Oklahoma federal judge overturned a judgment Wednesday against Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats, denouncing the evidence that caused a jury to favor a young baseball player who claimed his facial injury was caused by the bats.

  • September 6, 2012

    Morgan Keegan Wants Sports Agent's Bond Award Reversed

    Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. urged a New York state judge Thursday to overturn a $400,000 arbitration award to the co-founder of a prominent sports agency whose clients include quarterback Tim Tebow, arguing that one of the arbitrators was biased in the bond dispute.

  • September 5, 2012

    NFL, JetBlue Among Cos. Caught In Encryption Patent Blitz

    A patent-holding company on Tuesday launched two suits in Texas federal court accusing the National Football League and an electronics company of infringing its data encryption patents, after filing similar suits against JetBlue Airways Corp., Craigslist Inc. and others on Friday.

  • September 4, 2012

    NFL Insurers Launch New Suit Over Concussion Coverage

    Lawsuits brought by more than 3,000 football players over brain injuries have sparked infighting among insurers of the National Football League, with TIG Insurance Co. and two others suing four insurers Friday in New York state court over the massive coverage dispute.

  • August 31, 2012

    NFL, Riddell Say Players' Labor Pact Nixes Concussion Claims

    The NFL and Riddell Inc. on Thursday argued for the dismissal of a multidistrict litigation filed by former NFL players in Pennsylvania over the companies' handling of head injuries, saying the claims are preempted by collective bargaining agreements.

  • August 31, 2012

    Enviros Say Law Change For LA Stadium Is Unconstitutional

    A group of environmentalists on Thursday sued the state of California for allegedly amending its environmental review laws to favor a proposed $1.5 billion football stadium in downtown Los Angeles, calling the changes unconstitutional.

  • August 30, 2012

    Golfsmith Gets $150M Credit Line To Facilitate Merger

    Golfsmith International, the biggest specialty golf retailer in the world, landed a $150 million senior secured credit facility to support the recent merger that created the company from two smaller, private equity-backed merchants, the loan agent announced Thursday.

  • August 30, 2012

    Muscle Milk Maker Flexes On Drink Co. Over 'Evolve' Mark

    The maker of protein supplement Muscle Milk on Thursday hit sports drink company Evolve Beverages Inc. with a trademark infringement suit in Nevada federal court, accusing the smaller company of ripping off its registered slogan.

  • August 29, 2012

    Ex-DC United Player Wants $12M For Untreated Concussion

    Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff on Wednesday filed a $12 million suit against the professional soccer team for allegedly failing to properly attend to a concussion he suffered during a game, which he said ultimately forced him to retire.

  • August 29, 2012

    St. Paul Rejects Riddell’s Concussion Suit Coverage Claims

    St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. sued Riddell Inc. in Illinois federal court Wednesday, seeking to avoid providing coverage for a series of lawsuits brought by former NFL players claiming they sustained neurological injuries from defective Riddell helmets.