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  • May 17, 2013

    NJ Sports Authority OKs Amusement Park Plans

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority on Friday gave key approvals for developer Triple Five Group Ltd.'s $3 billion American Dream amusement park project, though the action could reignite legal efforts by the New York Jets LLC and New York Football Giants Inc. to block the plans.

  • May 17, 2013

    Michael Jordan Calls Foul On Image Row Sanction Bid

    Basketball legend Michael Jordan on Thursday slammed an attempt for sanctions by Safeway Inc. and one of its Chicago-area grocery units in a right to publicity suit, saying that their allegations that he had destroyed evidence were lies.

  • May 17, 2013

    Coaching Salary Stymies NFL Player's Workers' Comp Suit

    A Louisiana appeals court ruled Thursday that former NFL football player Dan Campbell cannot collect workers' compensation for a career-ending knee injury he suffered during training camp with the New Orleans Saints in 2009, finding he made up for the lost income through coaching work.

  • May 17, 2013

    Maloofs Net $348M In Sale Of Kings To Sacramento Group

    After being rebuffed in their attempts to sell the NBA's Sacramento Kings to a Seattle-based group led by hedge fund manager Steve Hansen, the Maloof family has agreed to sell a 65 percent stake in the team to a local group, the Sacramento mayor's office confirmed Friday, with the deal price reportedly $348 million.

  • May 16, 2013

    ATF Says Cause Of Texas Fertilizer Plant Fire 'Undetermined'

    Investigators at the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that caught fire in April and exploded, killing 15, said Thursday they have classified the fire’s cause as “undetermined” because they can’t rule out an intentionally set fire, a fault in one of the building’s electrical systems or a spark from a golf cart.

  • May 16, 2013

    Donald Trump Fights $350M Scottish Wind Project

    Real estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump has gone to court in Scotland to challenge the Scottish government's approval of a $350 million offshore wind project slated for development near Trump's new $1.1 billion golf resort, his company said Thursday.

  • May 15, 2013

    Bass Pro Says EEOC Bullied It To Accept $30M Bias Settlement

    A subsidiary of Bass Pro Inc. on Wednesday urged a Texas federal court to toss a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging the sporting goods chain systematically excluded minorities from its workforce, arguing the agency rebuffed mandatory dispute resolution efforts and demanded $30 million before filing suit.

  • May 15, 2013

    Sony Open Promoter's Suit Over Tennis Stadium Tossed

    A Florida state judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the organizer of the Sony Open tennis tournament, saying a dispute over expansion of a Miami-area playing facility was not ripe for litigation since there was no agreement in place for the project.

  • May 15, 2013

    NFL Goes To NY Appeals Court For Concussion Suit Coverage

    The National Football League recently took its sprawling insurance fight over former players' head injury suits to a New York appeals court, challenging a trial court's refusal to toss claims brought by a slew of insurance carriers.

  • May 15, 2013

    Ryan Cos. Floats Plans For $400M Project At Vikings Stadium

    A unit of developer Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc. has unveiled plans for a $400 million project in Minneapolis that would bring office, residential, retail and other space to a five-block downtown area next to the new Vikings stadium, according to a Tuesday announcement.

  • May 14, 2013

    Kobe Bryant To Mediate With Auction House Before Trial

    A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for basketball star Kobe Bryant into a court-guided mediation with an auction house in the hopes of avoiding a June trial over the planned auction of memorabilia Bryant says he never consented to sell.

  • May 13, 2013

    NHL's Rough-And-Tumble History Will Color Concussion Suits

    A Friday lawsuit accusing the National Hockey League of failing to warn deceased player Derek Boogaard about the long-term health risks of head injuries could kick off a torrent of litigation against the NHL, but attorneys say that hockey’s lack of involvement in concussion research and its tolerance for fighting could prove to be game-changers for the league.

  • May 13, 2013

    BMW Roadster’s Alloy Wheels Crack Early, Suit Says

    BMW of North America LLC was targeted in a putative class action in California federal court Friday alleging that the alloy wheels it used in in its BMW Z4 sports cars from model years 2007 to 2012 are prone to cracking and create a safety hazard.

  • May 10, 2013

    Producer Sues WWE, Wrestler For Posting Violent Interview

    The World Wrestling Federation harmed producer Andrew Green when it aired a video in which wrestler Big Show unleashed his violent persona and physically assaulted Green during a profanity-laced post-match interview, according to a lawsuit removed to Arizona federal court Friday.

  • May 10, 2013

    Town Named For Jim Thorpe Fights To Keep Athlete's Remains

    A Pennsylvania town named in honor of famed Native American sports star Jim Thorpe voted Thursday to appeal to the Third Circuit a federal judge’s decision clearing the way for the athlete’s remains to be returned to tribal lands in Oklahoma.

  • May 9, 2013

    Kobe Bryant Says NJ Auction Items Weren't His Mom's To Sell

    Basketball star Kobe Bryant says he did not relinquish ownership of personal items to his mother, who consigned the items to a New Jersey auction house that plans to sell the memorabilia, according to court documents filed Wednesday in California state court.

  • May 9, 2013

    NBA Illegally Scuttled Merchandise Deal, Calif. Lawyer Says

    A California businessman and entertainment lawyer sued the National Basketball Association on Wednesday for allegedly derailing a planned series of product tie-ins related to biographical videos of retired athletes, saying it falsely represented that his use of player likenesses was unauthorized.

  • May 9, 2013

    Shaq's Ex-Biz Partner Asks 9th Circ. To Revive Kidnap Suit

    Shaquille O'Neal's former record label partner urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to restore his contract breach lawsuit alleging the basketball star ordered gang members to kidnap him to prevent a sex tape featuring the athlete from being released, arguing that a lower court erroneously ruled the complaint was time-barred.

  • May 9, 2013

    Skadden Replaces Cahill Gordon In Rutgers Abuse Probe

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP will replace Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in an independent review of the circumstances surrounding the termination of a Rutgers University basketball coach because of a potential conflict of interest at Cahill, Rutgers said Wednesday.

  • May 8, 2013

    Vijay Singh Teed Off At PGA Over Drug Suspension

    Professional golfer Vijay Singh on Wednesday accused PGA Tour Inc. of wrongfully suspending him and withholding earnings for using “deer antler spray,” arguing the organization lacked adequate scientific evidence that using the spray qualified as “doping,” according to a suit filed in New York state court.