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  • June 7, 2012

    OneBeacon Calls Foul In $11M Stadium Scam Coverage Row

    OneBeacon America Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal court Wednesday to declare it has no duty to defend or indemnify the city of Zion, Ill., and two officials in a $10.7 million suit over an alleged stadium construction scam because its policy excludes coverage for intentional rights violations.

  • June 7, 2012

    NY Lawmakers Seek Help In Push To Legalize Sports Betting

    New York Democrats pushing for a state constitutional amendment to legalize sports gambling on Thursday said the move would whack $38 billion a year from organized crime but warned that the effort requires federal coordination and help from the state's attorney general.

  • June 6, 2012

    News Corp. To Break JV, Overtake Asian ESPN Networks

    A News Corp. unit will overtake sports network ESPN Inc.'s 50 percent stake in ESPN Star Sports, a bundle of channels that offer sports coverage to viewers in Asia, breaking up a 16-year joint venture between the two, the companies said Wednesday.

  • June 5, 2012

    D&O Insurer Must Provide Sandusky's Defense — For Now

    A federal judge ruled Monday that the Federal Insurance Co. for now must provide a defense for Jerry Sandusky, the former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach facing criminal and civil charges that he molested young boys, under the policy it issued but would be exempt from covering damages.

  • June 4, 2012

    NFL Can Punish Saints Players Over Bounties, Arbitrator Says

    An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their alleged participation in a program that rewarded players for knocking out their opponents, rejecting claims brought by the players' union.

  • June 4, 2012

    Judge Won't Compel Congressman To Testify In Clemens Trial

    A Washington federal judge refused Monday to force Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., to testify in Roger Clemens' perjury trial, saying Issa's previous criticism of a 2008 congressional probe into Major League Baseball steroid use isn't an adequate challenge of the investigation's legitimacy.

  • June 4, 2012

    Supreme Court Disbars Dick's Atty Jailed For Kickbacks

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday disbarred a real estate attorney for Dick's Sporting Goods who was sentenced in January to five years in prison for funneling $2 million in developer kickbacks to an executive at the retail giant.

  • June 1, 2012

    EEOC Fails To Show Systematic Bias At Bass Pro, Judge Says

    A Texas federal judge threw out most of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s racial bias suit against sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC on Thursday, finding the EEOC failed to make its case for a pattern or practice of discrimination.

  • May 31, 2012

    NCAA Calls Bill Russell's Antitrust Suit A Publicity Grab

    The NCAA on Wednesday lambasted Bill Russell's allegations that the league violated antitrust law and conspired with Electronic Arts Inc. to improperly profit off player likenesses, saying the former basketball great's class action is filled with ploys to garner media attention.

  • May 31, 2012

    Nike To Unload Cole Haan, Umbro Brands

    Nike Inc. on Thursday announced it will drop two of its wholly owned affiliates, leather footwear line Cole Haan and soccer apparel-centric Umbro, to hone its focus on other segments of its business, including its namesake brand.

  • May 30, 2012

    Congressman Tries To Bar Comments From Clemens Trial

    A California congressman and federal prosecutors told a Washington federal judge Wednesday that the legislator's skeptical comments to the media in 2008 about the congressional probe into Major League Baseball steroid use shouldn't be discussed in Roger Clemens' perjury trial.

  • May 30, 2012

    Allentown, Not Pa., Should Be Sued Over Arena Funding: Gov.

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett filed objections Friday in two lawsuits brought against the state over a law allowing residents' income taxes to help fund a $220 million hockey arena in Allentown, saying the plaintiffs should sue the city itself.

  • May 30, 2012

    NFL Players Union Defeats Retirees In Suit Over CBA Talks

    A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit by a proposed class of retired National Football League players claiming the players' union sold them out in last year's collective bargaining agreement negotiations, finding the union owed no duty to the retirees.

  • May 29, 2012

    MLB, Glenn Beck Broadcaster Sued Over Online Video IP

    Major League Baseball's online broadcaster and political pundit Glenn Beck's production company were sued Friday in Texas federal court by a patent-holding company that alleges they used protected technology to provide media content over wireless networks.

  • May 25, 2012

    Top Female Trial Attorney: Paul Weiss' Beth Wilkinson

    Beth A. Wilkinson does not consider it an honor or a privilege to represent major corporations like tobacco giant Altria Group Inc., drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. or even the National Football League — at least, you'll never hear her tell a jury that.

  • May 25, 2012

    Nike Trounces Clothing Co.'s IP Suit By Showing First Use

    Nike Inc. on Thursday beat allegations it infringed a clothing company's trademarks by using them in a promotion for the U.S. men's soccer team after a California federal judge found that Nike had first used the disputed slogan and that the marks were therefore invalid.

  • May 24, 2012

    Segui Strikes Out For Clemens Prosecutors

    While prosecutors hoped former Major League Baseball player David Segui would tell jurors in Roger Clemens' perjury trial Thursday that he knew former trainer Brian McNamee kept evidence of Clemens' steroid use, his poor memory turned his testimony into a bust.

  • May 24, 2012

    Ex-UCLA Player Hits Time Inc. With $10M Defamation Suit

    A former University of California Los Angeles basketball star lodged a $10 million defamation suit against Time Inc. and a Sports Illustrated reporter in California state court on Wednesday, claiming a recent article inaccurately portrayed the player as a disrespectful and violent bully.

  • May 24, 2012

    Lack Of Licensing Deal Sacks Ex-NFL Players' Royalty Suit

    A California federal judge on Tuesday found that a group of ex-professional football players could not collect licensing royalties allegedly owed by their union, ruling the athletes couldn't establish the same fiduciary relationship that led to a $26 million settlement in a related class action.

  • May 23, 2012

    NFL Players Accuse League Of Collusion On Salaries

    The National Football League Players Association on Wednesday hit the league with a $3 billion suit claiming the owners conspired to set secret salary caps in the 2010 season, when team payrolls were supposed to be uncapped.