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  • May 14, 2012

    Weil Steers Golf Town’s $97M Buy Of Major US Golf Retailer

    The private equity-owned Golf Town inked a merger deal worth approximately $97.2 million for Austin, Texas-based Golfsmith International Holdings Inc., making the combined company the largest specialty golf retailer in the world, according to an announcement Monday.

  • May 11, 2012

    9th Circ. Doubts NFL Contract's Workers' Comp Limits

    The Ninth Circuit voiced doubts Friday that the National Football League Management Council can enforce a contract provision blocking former Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews from pursuing workers’ compensation benefits in California, pointing to a 1935 U.S. Supreme Court decision finding the right to seek such benefits unwaivable.

  • May 11, 2012

    Judge Sides With Hilton In MSR Property Management Row

    A New York bankruptcy judge ruled Friday for a Hilton Worldwide Inc. unit in a dispute with bankrupt MSR Resort Golf Course LLC over a property management agreement, rejecting the debtor's claim that Hilton was equitably estopped from enforcing the deal.

  • May 10, 2012

    Bankrupt Tennis Line Prince Scores $15M Licensing Deal

    Bankrupt Prince Sports Inc. agreed Wednesday to license its iconic brands to Battle Sports Science LLC in a deal that will return at least $15 million to the ailing tennis equipment supplier and keep it in the game for the upcoming season.

  • May 9, 2012

    MLB, Comcast Hit With Antitrust Suit Over Game Packages

    A handful of avid baseball fans on Wednesday launched a putative class action against Major League Baseball Enterprises Inc. and several cable and Internet providers, including Comcast Corp. and Directv LLC, claiming their live-game video offerings violate antitrust laws.

  • May 9, 2012

    Dykstra Pleads Not Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

    Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra pled not guilty to bankruptcy fraud and other charges Monday, two weeks after asking a California federal judge to dismiss the case because of a bankruptcy trustee's alleged conflict of interest that he said marred the underlying proceeding.

  • May 9, 2012

    EA Strikes Tentative Deal In Football Video Game Case

    Electronic Arts Inc. has reached a tentative settlement in an antitrust class action accusing EA of using exclusive agreements to sack competition in the market for football video games and drive up the price of its popular "Madden NFL" game, EA told a California federal court Tuesday.

  • May 8, 2012

    Radomski IDs Steroids, Syringes In Clemens Case

    Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski told jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Tuesday that not only did he sell performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players and trainers, he could recognize the syringes and steroids Clemens' trainer Brian McNamee gave the government as ones he'd sold.

  • May 7, 2012

    Flyers Season Ticket Holders Sue Over Excluded Winter Game

    A Philadelphia Flyers fan on Monday launched a putative class action in New Jersey, accusing the professional hockey team's owner of misleading season ticket holders by deceptively excluding the outdoor Winter Classic game from their ticket packages.

  • May 7, 2012

    NFL Player's Son Pushes For Remand Of Key Concussion Suit

    The son of a deceased Chicago Bears player suing the NFL and helmet maker Riddell Inc. over their handling of football-related head injuries argued Friday that the case should be sent back to state court, which would likely make it the first such suit to reach trial.

  • May 4, 2012

    Ex-NHL Players' Association Chief Joins Jackson Lewis

    Jackson Lewis LLP has brought aboard the former head of the National Hockey League Players' Association, who is a seasoned white collar and sports law attorney, to boost the firm's offerings to clients in the professional and collegiate athletics industries in its Boston office, it said last week.

  • May 4, 2012

    NJ Court Nixes Golf Course Owner's Town Zoning Challenge

    A New Jersey appeals court on Friday refused to revive Mount Laurel golf course owner Hal Holding LLC's claims that town ordinances illegally blocked it from subdividing its 175 acres for residential development, saying the developer knowingly agreed to the restrictions more than 50 years ago.

  • May 3, 2012

    Key Clemens Prosecution Witness To Take Stand Next Week

    Roger Clemens' former trainer and alleged performance-enhancing drug distributor will testify in the retired baseball star's perjury case next week, prosecutors said Thursday, in a match that will pit the witness' credibility in the case against the pitcher's.

  • May 3, 2012

    Tennis Group Seeks $1.5M From Insurer For Antitrust Suit

    ATP Tour Inc., a nonprofit that governs a worldwide men's tennis circuit, told a Florida federal court Thursday that its insurer owes it $1.5 million in defense costs related to a $250 million antitrust action ATP faced over its reorganization of tournament schedules.

  • May 3, 2012

    Botched Contract Cost Baseball League $4M, Suit Says

    A group of minor league baseball teams slapped a Chicago law firm with a malpractice suit Wednesday, claiming that an attorney dropped the ball by drafting a contract that failed to sock four teams that withdrew from the league with a $1 million fee.

  • May 1, 2012

    Prince Sports Faults Into Ch. 11, Serves Plan To Cut Debt

    Private-equity-owned tennis racquet innovator Prince Sports Inc. filed for bankruptcy in Delaware on Tuesday, serving up a reorganization plan that would hand control of the company to Authentic Brands Group LLC for $65 million of secured debt.

  • May 1, 2012

    Ex-Coliseum Officials Want Stadium's FCA Suit Tossed

    Attorneys for two former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum officials and two event promoters accused of a multimillion-dollar concert kickback scheme asked a California judge Tuesday to dismiss the stadium's False Claims Act suit, saying only government prosecutors have authority to bring such a complaint.

  • May 1, 2012

    Tennis Ball Co. Penn Serves Dunlop With False Ad Suit

    Head USA Inc. and affiliate Penn Racquet Sports Inc. fired off a false advertising suit against Dunlop International Ltd. in Connecticut federal court Monday alleging that Dunlop's claims about its tennis ball market hold, including that its product is the "World's No. 1 Ball," are misleading and must be barred.

  • April 30, 2012

    Bulls, Blackhawks Owners Consider Arena Expansion

    Owners of the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Blackhawks and the United Center arena where they play have renewed talks with the city about the possible construction of a 262,522-square-foot mixed-use expansion to the stadium, a source close to the matter confirmed Monday.

  • April 30, 2012

    NFL Asks 11th Circuit To Punt Former Dolphin's ERISA Suit

    The National Football League Retirement Board asked the 11th Circuit on Thursday to end two-time Super Bowl champ Eugene “Mercury” Morris’ quest to receive nearly double his monthly pension benefit under the NFL player retirement plan.