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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.