Sports

  • June 27, 2008

    Payless Settles K-Swiss Trademark Suit For $30M

    Collective Brands Inc., owner of retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc., has agreed to pay $30 million in compensatory damages to athletic footwear designer K-Swiss Inc. to resolve trademark infringement allegations.

  • June 24, 2008

    ATP's Bid To Split Tennis Tour Trial Denied

    A U.S. district judge has denied professional tennis association ATP Tour Inc.'s request to bifurcate the trial over the German Tennis Federation's claim that ATP's new tournament system is anti-competitive.

  • June 20, 2008

    NHL Asks To Start Disciplinary Procedures For MSG

    Angered by an antitrust lawsuit, the National Hockey League has asked a judge to declare that it can proceed with disciplinary procedures against the owners of the New York Rangers that could result in the team being thrown out of the league.

  • June 17, 2008

    Axed 'No-Match' Workers Reinstated By 9th Circuit

    Thirty-three janitors fired from the Staples Center sports complex in Los Angeles in 2003 will be returning to work after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that their termination after no-match letters were issued was unjustified.

  • June 3, 2008

    Fantasy Leagues Hit Home Run In High Court

    Fantasy baseball leagues can continue to use player statistics without buying licenses from Major League Baseball after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a lower court's ruling that the First Amendment outweighs a player's or team's right of publicity.

  • May 14, 2008

    TYR Sport Dives Into Antitrust Suit With Rival Speedo

    Competitive-swimwear maker TYR Sport Inc. has lashed out at Speedo USA in an antitrust lawsuit, accusing the world's largest maker of swimsuits of using its relationship with USA Swimming, the sport's national governing body, to squelch competition.

  • May 8, 2008

    ESPN Claims Quiksilver Infringed X Games Trademark

    ESPN Inc. has filed a trademark suit against Quiksilver Inc., alleging the company's use of an 'X' in its surfing and snowboarding gear infringes the symbol for the X Games, the cable channel's alternative sports competition.

  • April 28, 2008

    Red Sox Food Vendors Sue Aramark For Overtime Pay

    Food vendors at Boston's Fenway Park have sued Aramark Sports LLC and the Boston Red Sox, claiming that the food service corporation failed to distribute service charges to employees and did not pay proper overtime.

  • April 24, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    WB Music Inc., ESPN Sports and AT&T Mobility LLC were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • April 18, 2008

    Lawmakers Demand Probe Of NCAA Bowl System

    Upset over the way college football crowns its national champion, a trio of lawmakers has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to take a deeper look into whether college football's much-maligned Bowl Championship Series illegally restrains trade.

  • March 27, 2008

    Appeals Court Revives Coach's Suit Against College

    A women's basketball coach has been given another chance to pursue his suit against Clark College after he was fired from the Washington institution, allegedly for questioning the way the school handled the women's basketball program in comparison to the men's.

  • March 21, 2008

    Court Won't Block NHL Web Site Consolidation

    An appeals court said Wednesday that a judge did not abuse her discretion when she declined to issue a preliminary injunction to Madison Square Garden LP in its antitrust fight against the National Hockey League's plans to collectivize all team Web sites.

  • March 19, 2008

    America's Cup Rival Sues Champ For Unfair Scheming

    America's Cup sailing team Team New Zealand Ltd. has launched a lawsuit alleging its rival Team Alinghi violated antitrust law as part of a scheme to successfully defend the championship.

  • February 19, 2008

    Fire Hazard Recall Prompts Toy Helicopter Patent Suit

    The recall last week of toy helicopters that pose a fire hazard has sparked a copyright infringement suit involving three toy companies and the Sports Authority chain.

  • February 13, 2008

    Court Remands Baseball Simulation Patent Suit

    An appeals court has remanded a patent infringement lawsuit against Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP for limited jurisdictional discovery and further consideration of the district court's jurisdiction based on that discovery.

  • February 13, 2008

    Ex-NFL Lineman Wins Workers' Comp Bid

    A former Dallas Cowboys lineman's fourth-quarter attempt to receive workers' compensation has proven successful, with a Texas appellate court opting to reverse course and allow the disabled player to collect those benefits in spite of his previous employment package.

  • February 11, 2008

    University Coach's $19M Gender Bias Award Slashed

    A California judge has slashed a $19.1 million jury award to a former women's university basketball coach, while preserving the ruling in favor of her sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims.

  • February 7, 2008

    Wilson Sporting Co. Strikes Out In Bat Patent Case

    In a swing and a miss, Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has failed to convince a federal appeals court that a rival firm’s softball and baseball bats infringed its technology.

  • February 4, 2008

    Bowling Congress Hit With Antitrust Class Action

    The group that sanctions U.S. bowling competitions has been hit with an antitrust class action that alleges bowling lanes have been certified by people with conflicts of interest and that the group is conspiring to inflate scores by manipulating bowling lane conditions.

  • February 4, 2008

    Trainers Sue Physical Therapists, Claiming Monopoly

    The National Athletic Trainers' Association Inc. has accused the American Physical Therapy Association of maintaining a monopoly in the market for physical therapists by keeping fitness trainers from completing the coursework necessary to compete.